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Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
ZEKE is one of those bands that has a reputation, proud and loud and boisterous, with a no-nonsense attitude and style. They are a band that is meat and potatoes as they come: Punk attitude, brash playing, loud as fuck with balls to spare. They are what happens when a coke addict takes a shit ton of methamphetamine, down a bottle of whiskey, learned to play via Motorhead and Ramones, and continued cranking shit to a volume of 11 and moving at 6th gear. Continue Reading
Weaving together elements of NWOBHM, garage punk and hard rock, Sweden’s Piss River deliver an energetic good time on their self-titled debut. Due out tomorrow, April 27 via The Sign Records, this 12-track release is full of driving punk-meets-heavy metal flavor and ludicrously catchy hooks that will be stuck in your mind the entire day. In preparation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive early stream of the record in all its rocking glory. Continue reading to check it out! Continue Reading
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Brazilian avant-punks Deafkids
are a band that sound like no other. Although rooted in punk, the band’s sound transcends genre conventions and takes sonic risks most musical acts wouldn’t take. Gritty, noisy guitars are met with elements of drone, harsh noise and psychedelia to create cacophonous walls of sound, with some semblance of a hardcore song throbbing underneath. Electronic meddling, polyrhythmic freakouts, and a myriad of other atypical musical techniques and instrumentation also play a role in the band’s strange, singular sound. Deafkids
provide a complete sensory overload, plain and simple.
In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
Wrong’s debut ep Stop Giving marked a shift in the songwriting canon of Eric Hernandez/Ryan Haft. Previously the pair logged many miles in post-hardcore outfit Capsule. The latter was more than capable of countless arrangement and feel changes in literally under 60 seconds whereas the former adopted an approach more akin to New York jazz/noise/groove legends Helmet. With Haft and Hernandez time-tested work ethic, Stop Giving was followed by an 11 song, self-titled full-length album a short time later. Wrong was notable for not only its release on powerhouse Relapse records but also for it’s marked growth in songwriting, execution, and overall intensity. Continue Reading
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Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
New Jersey trio Zero for Conduct are poised to release their eclectic sophomore full-length, CTRL+Z, in just a few short days. The forthcoming effort is a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it. Continue Reading
Seattle punk legends Zeke have premiered a new track from their long-awaited new album, Hellbender, via New Noise Magazine. Titled “On the Road”, the short burst of energy highlights the band’s signature blend of blistering thrash and catchy hardcore punk. Check out the track after the break along with previously released tracks “Working Man”, “Hellbender” and “County Jail”.
Hellbender will be released on March 30 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
Furious hardcore, angular metalcore and earworm pop punk meld surprisingly seamlessly on Ondt Blod‘s sophomore full-length, Natur.
While this meshing of genres seems rather nonsensical on paper, this Norwegian act blends them effortlessly together and produces a sound that is technically proficient, catchy, and most of all unique. The band’s first full-length, 2016’s Finnmark, showcased the band’s admirable songwriting chops with its collision between chaotic instrumentation and addictive choruses. On their follow-up record, Natur, the band pick up where they left off and continue to refine their singular style. Ondt Blod manage to avoid the sophomore slump and craft album that is both fun and pummeling. Continue Reading
Brisbane’s Idylls deliver a half-hour of concussive noise metal in their third full-length record, The Barn.
Since 2011, this Australian quartet have been perfect their chaotic craft through a handful of splits, EPs and two hellacious full-length releases. The most recent of these aforementioned full-lengths, 2014’s Prayer for Terrene, sat at the apex of this evolution of madness: unleashing a maelstrom of off-kilter mathcore awash with noise and spiced with zany saxophone accompaniment. It was like a fiery collision between the most frenetic of Converge‘s material and the erratic weirdness of John Zorn’s Naked City. In short, Prayer for Terrene was insanity incarnate. Continue Reading