Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
In this week’s Blast Beats, Detach the Islands drummer Emmett Ceglia discusses his top 12 favorite hip-hop records of all time. His picks range from classic albums from Nas, to more eccentric and contemporary acts like Death Grips and Run the Jewels. Continue reading to check out his full list. Continue Reading
It’s spring break and once again you do not have any plans. Jim from Accounting invites you and some other coworkers to a weekend getaway at some popular beach somewhere. You agree to tag along because you think you need to get out more and be more sociable. You will soon, unsurprisingly, regret your decision. Continue Reading
Singapore grindcore outfit Wormrot have announced they will embark on a short North American headlining run. The upcoming trek will begin in Brooklyn on May 24 and will conclude in Montclair, New Jersey on June 3. Ithaca, New York-based powerviolence act Escuela will be providing support on select dates. The tour flyer can be seen after the break.
Brooklyn mathgrind outfit Detach the Islands officially released their new single, “Phantom in the Frame”, today via their official Bandcamp page. In celebration of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you the track’s official video. The new frenetic and discordant tune is tastefully set to a video, edited by Darragh Dandurand, that comprises various clips of violent car accidents. As such, we don’t recommend watching this video while behind the wheel.
Check out the video below.
Fucked and Bound crank out 20 minutes of no-holds-barred hardcore on their debut full-length, Suffrage.
In stark contrast to sister band He Whose Ox Is Gored, this Seattle quartet is all speed, grit and fury. Blending hardcore old and new with a dash of powerviolence and metallic hardcore, Fucked and Bound embrace the sound of the Seattle hardcore scene while showing off their own flair. In just 20 minutes’ time the band deliver 13 heavy-hitting tracks overflowing with seething angst, heightened by topics such as feminism and nihilism. It’s confrontational in the best way possible. Continue Reading
Seattle hardcore outfit Fucked and Bound (He Whose Ox is Gored) have announced the release of their debut, full-length album. The upcoming record will be titled Suffrage and will be released on February 16 via Atomic Action Records. The LP was tracked and mixed by Robert Cheek at Electric Wall Studios and ExEx Audio, and mastered by Blake Bickel at Dynamic Sound Services. Check out the album’s artwork and track listing after the break along with a stream of the new track, “Terror”.
Pre-order the record here.
It’s been a pretty solid year, as far as heavy music is concerned. Some of my favorite artists surpassed even the highest of my expectations, such as Full of Hell, Primitive Man and Blood Sun Circle, while I feel lucky to have been introduced to a few stellar new acts. Bands like Chepang and Sunlight’s Bane completely blew me away with their debut full-length releases, which are both refreshingly unique and utterly intense. This year was also an incredible one for death metal, with a slew of legendary bands offering up impeccable releases, and in some cases, their best work in years. Without further delay, here are my top 20 picks for the best of 2017.
Japan’s enigmatic Friendship deliver 25 minutes of uncompromising sonic hostility on their aptly named full-length debut, Hatred.
The mysterious Tokyo act turned a few heads stateside earlier this year with the reissue of their previously self-released I&II EPs. This two-part release featured a rampaging, antagonistic sound that was a fiery collision between hardcore, grind and powerviolence, with a bit of industrial grit and antisocial noise added for good measure. While Friendship traversed familiar waters on these releases, and frankly still do, the sheer ferocity and sonic power of their music leaves a lot of their contemporaries in the dust.
Hatred picks up where I&II left off stylistically (and features two rerecorded songs for that matter), but the amount of tortuous heaviness is increased to unfathomable levels, making its predecessor seem like easy listening in comparison.
Mysterious Japanese hardcore/powerviolence outfit Friendship have announced the vinyl release of their debut full-length, Hatred. The 25-minute LP was originally released in Japan back in June via Daymare Recordings, but will be given the vinyl treatment by Southern Lord on October 20. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with streams of the tracks “Tortures” and “Life Sentence”.
The band’s previously-released, head-turning I&II EPs can be streamed here.
So…I had some goddamn medical mystery awesomeness and laid low like motherfucker because I HAD A STROKE! I did a quick review last time and that took me for-fucking-ever because it affected my fine motor skills on my right side. So typing was a fucking bitch of a time. But everything is OK because there are more problems but let’s ignore that shit because fuck it. Let’s get to reviewing and talking about music, history, and the lack of social graces.
From 2001 to 2005, I attended the beautiful campus of SUNY Potsdam, a diamond of cultural diversity awash in a sea of redneck recluse, identity crisis ( many people think they should act like southerners but can trace their lineage back for years to…northern New York….), and the brink of economic desperation and fear. The only constant was the feeling of displacement, friends (hey Charles), and the fact that your mind and heart and emotions really never synced up.