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SPB is excited to share "Vegan Bake Sale," the first track from Michael Crafter's debut full-length.
After 20-plus releases in eight years, Michael Crafter will release Mince for the Recently Retired on July 25.
According to the band's Dave Bate:
Mince for the Recently Retired is the Chinese Democracy of the Sydney underground mincecore scene. 19 Tracks of power-violence, grind, a dash of sludge and a tonne of humour, this is also Michael Crafter's first recording with their current 4 piece lineup and is a massive step up from their lo-fi garage days.
Check it out:
This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the newest LP from Bréag Naofa, II. Out soon, the LP delivers 40 minutes of doom-ridden sludge that’s equally harsh and atmospheric.
The band, whose name roughly translates to “Holy Lie” explore issues that negatively affect the human experience, including (as their name suggests) religion.
Check it out below, and stay tuned for a new EP from the band as well.
II officially releases on August 11 via Halo of Flies (US) and Shove (Italy).
Posted July 19, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Eyehategod have announced a thirty-nine date tour, their longest since vocalist Mike IX Williams underwent a liver transplant last December.
Starting in August, the band will travel and play shows with Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, The Obsessed, and Mountain of Wizard. A full listing of dates, venues, and artist line-ups is included below.
Posted July 16, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
SideOneDummy has announced a re-issue of Pkey Pkew Pkew's self-titled debut, but with the addition of a new cong called "Cold Dead Hands."
In reference to the new track, the re-isse is retitled as +One and is available now. SPB talked with the band last year, when the album was first released.
The band is currently wrapping up a run of US dates with The Flatliners.
Posted July 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Four members of the Doomtree hip-hop collective have launched a new project titled Shredders. Featuring P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, the quartet just released their self-titled debut.
The three-track EP also features a guest appearance from Mike Mictlan on "Ions." Check out a Soundcloud embed below.
Posted July 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Circa Survive have released a video for "Lustration," a song off their new album to be released on Sept. 22.
Titled The Amulet, it's the band's sixth full-length, to be released by Hopeless Records.
They will also be touring the US this fall, including dates with AFI.
Posted July 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Jesus Piece, currently supporting Darkest Hour and Havok on a US tour, have signed with Southern Lord.
The hardcore band has previously released EPs, one self-released, another on Bridge Nine, and will issue their first full-length on Southern Lord in 2018.
Tour dates are below.
Posted July 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
The Smith Street Band have announced a full US tour in addition to their upcoming performance at Riot Fest in Chicago.
The band will tour with The Flatliners and Astronautalis.
Posted July 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Three years after they successfully pulverized the nation, Kreator are back to thrash and grind Australian audiences into sheer bloodlusting ecstasy. Since the 1980’s Kreator have been unleashing powerful slabs of Teutonic thrash-metal upon their fans, and 2017 sees no letup in the onslaught, with the band’s latest opus“Gods Of Violence” receiving some of the most superlative reviews in the band’s career.
Joining Kreator on this crushing double bill is one of the Pioneers of the Death/Thrash scene, Vader, who return to Australia from Poland after 7 long years.
WATCH: Kreator's ‘’Gods of Violence’'
Posted July 15, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Winnipeg punks Tunic are streaming their new EP Boss at The Alternative. The 4-song EP comes out on July 21.
Catch them on tour now (dates below).
Since 2002 Canadian punk band The Flatliners have been making a name for themselves. It’s hard to imagine the same ska/punk band that put out Destroy to Create released an album like Inviting Light. If you couldn’t tell by the album names alone—it’s a departure. Inviting Light is by far the most mature sounding album the band has released, and despite the lack of a heavy bass and fast drums, the songs show significant growth within the band. I’ve had ...
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Buzz Osbourne has nothing left to prove. His band, Melvins have sustained the ravages of time and, perhaps even more impressively, the ravages of the music industry. Next year will ...
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Japandroids Factory Theatre Sydney, AU July, 14 2017 Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. One guitar, one set of drums, and ... read more
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