Louisville noisy hardcore outfit Comess are poised to release their debut full-length, Botched & Flailed, tomorrow, June 15. Full of angular guitars, tremendous low-end, and grimy dissonance, Botched & Flailed is a brooding and ugly hardcore that packs in as much punch as possible within 28 minutes. Think of the unpredictable chaos of Coalesce crossed with the noisy grooves of Will Haven and you get a basic idea of the violence that awaits you.
In anticipation of is release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive full stream of the record in all its heavy glory. Check out the goods after the break. Continue Reading
Iowan grinders Closet Witch are poised to release their debut, self-titled full-length early this summer. In anticipation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you a taste of the chaos to come in the form of the blistering new track “Spell of Giddiness” and its accompanying video. The 37-second track is a quick and violent gut-punch that is characterized by caustic grindcore rampage and the occasional, off-kilter riff. This track is just one of many head-spinners on the forthcoming album. Guitarist Alex Crist said the following of the upcoming record: Continue Reading
Mike Stack is a guy who has carved out a significant portion of extreme music history with pure, unrelenting RIFF. Based in the 518/Troy area, Mike has written, recorded and performed since 1989 with some of Troy, NY’s best. Flat Broke. Execution Style. Politics of Contraband. Withstand. Dying Breed. When Jason Bittner (of Shadows Fall fame) decided to take a break in 2007 from the NWOAHM touring/recording circuit to revive his old death metal/hardcore band Burning Human, he recruited Mike Stack along for the ride. Moving beyond the metal-influenced hardcore of his youth, Mike started Of Old in 2004 to fully flex his metal roots, a project that soon became the progressive, technical death metal of The Final Sleep and his primary focus. And on top of all of that, there’s lost recordings, bands and projects forgotten by time and documentation. “Do you still have any recordings of Harbinger? Maybe.” It’s been a storied career for Mike, from the glory days of metallic hardcore at QE2 to fights with Madball to a rare stint on the 2000’s Van’s Warped Tour to fully swinging for the progressive death metal fences in today’s saturated metal market. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Mike about his entire career, his legendary run in defining Troycore and the culture and memories of that era, his experiences and influences in metal, The Final Sleep (!), the realities of promotion and recognition, gear, fried chicken and much more. Check it all out below, pick up The Final Sleep’s debut I here and be on the lookout for their sophomore effort soon! Follow The Final Sleep on Facebook here, on Instagram here and on Bandcamp here.
Additionally, stream and download the entirety of Dying Breed’s discography (minus an alternate version of “God’s Hate” on the Capital Punishment compilation) and the majority of Politics of Contraband’s tracks here!
Photo by Nicolas Côté
Chicago chaos curators Nequient have officially unleashed their debut full-length album, Wolves at the Door, today via Nefarious Industries and Sassbologna Records. This experimental hardcore album melds elements of metalcore, grindcore, sludge, and practically every extreme music subgenre one can think of into a blistering and volatile amalgam. Fans of Graf Orlock, Converge and getting torn apart will not want to skip this one.
In celebration of its release, vocalist Jason Kolkey was kind enough to stop by and dissect the new record track-by-track. Check out what he had to say and stream the record after the break. Continue Reading
Chicago’s Nequient unleash over 40 minutes of atypical hardcore mayhem on their full-length debut, Wolves at the Door. Continue Reading
French post-hardcore trio Birds in Row have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The forthcoming record, which is the band’s first full-length since 2012’s You, Me & the Violence and follows 2015’s Personal War EP, will be titled We Already Lost the World and will be released through Deathwish Inc and Throatruiner Records on July 18.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break alongside the new track “15-38” [via Revolver]and the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Pre-order the record here. Continue Reading
Two of most promising acts in mathcore come together deliver 17 minutes of disorienting fury on their new split release. Continue Reading
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Pennsylvanian sludge grinders Secret Cutter have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Quantum Eraser, via Decibel Magazine. Titled “Trampled by Light”, the new track highlights the band’s penchant for both caustic groove and blood-curdling hardcore. The band said the following of the track: