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Long Knife – Sewers of Babylon 7”

Posted Dec. 4, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Long Knife – Sewers of Babylon 7”

Oh man, haven’t heard Long Knife’s name called in a long time. You can choose to split pubic hairs over whether they’re back or still here, ... read more

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Fried Egg – Back and Forth 7”

Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Fried Egg – Back and Forth 7”

Fried Egg is hardcore punk band from Central Virginia. They rule. But that’s not important. What’s important is that I can’t possibly listen to a ... read more

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Katastrof – Katastrof

Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 11:19 a.m.

Katastrof – Katastrof

Oh Jesus Christ fuck yeah! It’s been a minute since I checked in on Scandi-core, a genre that at one time ruled my turntable. These ... read more

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Rixe – Baptême Du Feu

Posted Sept. 11, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Rixe – Baptême Du Feu

More killer punk from everybody’s favorite French Oi! perfectionists. Baptême Du Feu (which translates to Baptism by Fire) is the third Rixe 7” now and they show no ... read more

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S.H.I.T. – i EP

Posted April 24, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

S.H.I.T. – i EP

After making some waves around ye olden DIY hardcore scene circa 2014, these Toronto-ians took a little hiatus from recorded output (sans a couple live ... read more

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Rata Negra – Oido Absoluto LP

Posted April 17, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

Rata Negra – Oido Absoluto LP

This is some killer punk out of Madrid, Spain on that throwback tip. If you had told me this was some recently excavated ‘80s gem ... read more

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Corrective Measure – Demo 2015

Posted May 2, 2016, 8:46 p.m.

Corrective Measure – Demo 2015

Five song ripper from this quartet out of Maine. If the cover art is any indication these guys wear a lot of Nike. A cartoonish ... read more

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Various Artists – Post Teens / Rose Cross - split 7"

Posted Dec. 14, 2015, 8:21 a.m.

Various Artists – Post Teens / Rose Cross - split 7

Nice little split 7” here from Dead Tank that I’ve admittedly been sitting on way too long. Technically this is a 2014 release, although I ... read more

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Mercy Killings – Snuffed Out

Posted Nov. 16, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

Mercy Killings – Snuffed Out

This is the second 7” from this new-ish congruence of Richmond, VA old-timers. The band flexes a pedigree that includes Wasted Time, Government Warning, Direct ... read more

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Pontius Pirate – Pterodactyl Island LP

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 5:46 p.m.

Pontius Pirate – Pterodactyl Island LP

Every so often I go through a phase where I’m listening to a lot of pre-Independent Wormhole Saloon era Butthole Surfers. Such was the case ... read more

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Pestilent Endeavors – Adult Onset Death

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 10:19 p.m.

Pestilent Endeavors – Adult Onset Death

This is a cool tape sent in by Mr. Food Fortunata, the fine gentleman behind the always enjoyable and reliable Saginaw, MI-based publication Ear of ... read more

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Deadmen – Anger Rising

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 8:53 p.m.

Deadmen – Anger Rising

This is some metalpunx ouf of New Jersey. Superfast and snotty as all hell. Like some spikey-haired snot punk singing for a grind band or ... read more

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Ivy – A Cat's Cause, No Dog's Problem

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 11:37 p.m.

Ivy – A Cat's Cause, No Dog's Problem

Before I heard this I didn’t know a lot about this band other than that they were definitely not the indie-pop trio of the same ... read more

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Broken Prayer – Misanthropocentric AKA Droid's Blood

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 10:59 p.m.

Broken Prayer – Misanthropocentric AKA Droid's Blood

I incorrectly said this band was from North Carolina when I talked about their last record, when in fact they’re from Chicago. So I’d like ... read more

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Rixe – Coupes et Blessures EP

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 11:04 p.m.

Rixe – Coupes et Blessures EP

Well this was bound to happen. With so many hardcore acts flirting with Oi! for the last few years it’s not surprising that somebody finally ... read more

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Vaaska – Todos Contra Todos

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 6:50 p.m.

Vaaska – Todos Contra Todos

I've been meaning to check out this Austin, TX-based band for quite some time now (they’ve been active since 2009) but for whatever reason I’ve ... read more

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Blazing Eye – Blazing Eye EP

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 8:09 p.m.

Blazing Eye – Blazing Eye EP

This is some of that rhythmic punk that's making the rounds lately. Kind of like Dawn of Humans (with whom they are currently label mates) ... read more

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Asid Bateri – Demo

Posted July 21, 2015, 9:36 a.m.

Asid Bateri – Demo

Here's some of that good ol’ raw punk that was en vogue a few years ago. You know, those salad days before everyone started going ... read more

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Barcelona – Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona

Posted June 1, 2015, 9:26 p.m.

Barcelona – Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona

Similar to how Sorry State, Vinyl Rites, Lengua Armada, or Katorga Works do here in the US, Hackney, London-based record label La Vida Es Un ... read more

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Dark Ages – Vapor

Posted May 18, 2015, 8:11 a.m.

Dark Ages – Vapor

“You have been wasted. You have been taken for a ride.” That line from the title track of the new Dark Ages LP accurately sums ... read more

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Gay Kiss – Preservation Measures

Posted May 11, 2015, 8:31 a.m.

Gay Kiss – Preservation Measures

In this current age of ‘80s hardcore worship overload, it’s refreshing when something this original comes along, even if said originality is the result of ... read more

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WAR//PLAGUE – Temperaments of War EP

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 8:21 a.m.

WAR//PLAGUE –  Temperaments of War EP

Over the course of their last few records these Minneapolis crust punk stalwarts have really honed their metal chops. I’ll do my best to avoid ... read more

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Replica – Beast

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 7:46 p.m.

Replica – Beast

Beast is the latest 7” vinyl release from Oakland’s hardcore punk band Replica. It's the first I’ve heard of them since their 2012 demo cassette, ... read more

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Cross Examination – Dawn of the Dude EP

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 11:59 a.m.

Cross Examination – Dawn of the Dude EP

Sometimes I just want to eat a bunch of pizza, drink a 30 pack of Special Export Light, smoke one million doobies, make out with ... read more

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Supercrush – Lifted b/w Melt Into You (Drift Away)

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 11:33 p.m.

Supercrush – Lifted b/w Melt Into You (Drift Away)

Surpercrush is the newish Vancouver, British Columbia-based band from Mark Palm, a dude most known for playing in a long ancestry of punk/HC and metal ... read more

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Padkarosda – Szabadulásom M?vészete

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

Padkarosda  –  Szabadulásom M?vészete

Padkarosda is a three piece punk band from Hungary. Szabadulásom M?vészete (translated as Art Of My Liberation) is their second full-length release. Recorded in Budapest ... read more

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Circle Jerks – My Career As A Jerk

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 9:49 p.m.

Circle Jerks – My Career As A Jerk

I must admit, before I sat down to watch this I wasn't exactly excited to listen to Circle Jerks vocalist Keith Morris talk about punk ... read more

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Earth Girls – Wrong Side of History

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 8:48 p.m.

Earth Girls – Wrong Side of History

Wrong Side of History is the debut 7” by Chicago upstarts Earth Girls. This piece of weighty green wax (via Grave Mistake in the United States) ... read more

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Electric Funeral – Total Funeral

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 11:50 p.m.

Electric Funeral – Total Funeral

Total Funeral is the entire anthology-to-date of Electric Funeral, the one-man Swedish raw punk hobbyhorse manned by Jocke D-Takt. And holy crap is it ever unnecessary. ... read more

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White Reaper – White Reaper EP

Posted July 22, 2014, 1:11 a.m.

White Reaper – White Reaper EP

White Reaper is a cool-named trio who are rubber-burning their way out of the Louisville, KY DIY scene. There’s a dude named Tony Esposito who ... read more

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WAR//PLAGUE – Primal

Posted May 19, 2014, 8:43 p.m.

WAR//PLAGUE – Primal

WAR//PLAGUE always come a little different each time out. Primal is their fifth release (and the seventh single in the Profane Existence Single Series) and one that shows ... read more

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Iron Hand – Injected Fear

Posted April 21, 2014, 10:45 p.m.

Iron Hand – Injected Fear

Here’s some D-beaten hardcore out of New Haven, Connecticut. Seven songs that average two and a half minutes, which is the goddamn perfect length for ... read more

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Stop Breathing – Santa Cruz EP

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:01 p.m.

Stop Breathing – Santa Cruz EP

Raging, fast, poignant, and so on; any number of commonly used hardcore band descriptors would be apropos when talking about the sonic onslaught of Oxnard, ... read more

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Deadkill – No, Never!

Posted March 3, 2014, 10:10 p.m.

Deadkill – No, Never!

Following a buzz-worthy 7” and string of shows around Pacific Northwest alongside the likes of The Spits, White Lung,OFF!, and High on Fire, Seattle's Deadkill have released ... read more

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Acid Fast – Rabid Moon

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 8:29 p.m.

Acid Fast – Rabid Moon

Acid Fast play really angst-y yet bouncy punk rock that is rooted as deeply in the Midwest sound as it is the Pacific Northwest. But ... read more

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Various Artists – I Need You Bad

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 9:07 p.m.

Various Artists – I Need You Bad

  Due to its liberal usage around ye olden music-critiquing biz, “garage rock” is one of those dicey descriptors that, should you choose to follow ... read more

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Much Worse – Macrocosm is a Wash

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, 12:47 a.m.

Much Worse – Macrocosm is a Wash

Following a couple of excellent 7”s, the confusingly-titled Macrocosm is a Wash is the first full-length LP from this Minneapolis foursome. Spun from the same Mecca-like breeding ... read more

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The Instigation – No Way Out EP

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 7:53 p.m.

The Instigation – No Way Out EP

I feel like there are a million punk records named No Way Out, but I don’t really care because it’s one of those commonalities that makes punk ... read more

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Krang – Broken Waves

Posted Dec. 30, 2013, 6:56 p.m.

Krang – Broken Waves

In what amounts as no surprise whatsoever, the Profane Existence Single Series just keeps on delivering the goods.Broken Waves is the sixth P.E.S.S. release now and comes via ... read more

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Autistic Youth – Nonage

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 10:55 p.m.

Autistic Youth – Nonage

I nearly died one night in the kitchen of Mexican restaurant I was cooking at. When it came time to clean up the floors at ... read more

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Useless Eaters – Hypertension

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 10:40 p.m.

Useless Eaters – Hypertension

This is weirdo garage punk with some surf and new wave-y parts from Nashville, TN. Hard to tell if Useless Eaters are playing guitars that ... read more

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California X – Self Titled

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 12:15 a.m.

California X – Self Titled

It seems the term “grunge” is getting thrown around again quite a bit these days when it comes to describing the current crop of buzzy-guitar-based ... read more

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Nö Pöwer – No Peace

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 8:06 a.m.

Nö Pöwer – No Peace

No Peace is the debut LP by Charlottesville, NC’s Nö Pöwer. There are subtle elements of garage and psych at play here but it’s primarily raging ... read more

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Deadly Reign – Slave

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, 12:40 a.m.

Deadly Reign  – Slave

Deadly Reign is a three-piece punk unit based in Austin, TX. They are a fairly new band (not to be confused with the ‘80s Cali ... read more

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Various Artists – SpokAnarchy!

Posted Sept. 16, 2013, 11:06 p.m.

Various Artists – SpokAnarchy!

SpokAnarchy! is a feature-length documentary about the punk rock and new wave movement that took place in Spokane, WA during the ‘80s. Even if you're unfamiliar ... read more

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Infectious Garage Disease – Self Titled

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 11:03 p.m.

Infectious Garage Disease – Self Titled

The gods of weird have unearthed yet another obscure group of misfits and re-unleashed them upon those of us that zealously engross ourselves in all ... read more

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Rifle Diet – Abuse Begets Abuse / The Affected

Posted July 23, 2013, 12:20 a.m.

Rifle Diet – Abuse Begets Abuse / The Affected

The fourth inclusion in the Profane Existence Single Series arrives via Minneapolis, MN's Rifle Diet, a band comprised of former members of Garmonbozia and In Defence. Up until 2011 the ... read more

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Krokus – Dirty Dynamite

Posted July 8, 2013, 11:53 p.m.

Krokus – Dirty Dynamite

It might come as a surprise that in the year 2013 Krokus—yes, that Krokus—have released a new album. And what might be even more surprising, ... read more

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The Bouncing Souls – Comet

Posted June 24, 2013, 10:41 p.m.

The Bouncing Souls – Comet

After nearly everyone has finally stopped paying attention, the Bouncing Souls put out a new album. And holy shit is it ever underwhelming. But you ... read more

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Koko Beware – Something About Summer

Posted June 4, 2013, 12:29 a.m.

Koko Beware – Something About Summer

I have to be honest here. A band named after a professional wrestler, no matter what they sound like, is going to tug at my ... read more

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Wartorn – Domestic Terrorist / Under Oath

Posted May 20, 2013, 9:55 p.m.

Wartorn – Domestic Terrorist / Under Oath

If you had asked me two years ago if I’d rather hear another Wartorn song or be kicked in the crotch by a Clydesdale that’s ... read more

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Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine

Posted April 23, 2013, 12:06 a.m.

Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine

Beautiful Death Machine is the eighth studio album by the Vancouver, British Columbia rap group, Swollen Members. I must admit, up until recently I hadn’t paid ... read more

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A Sense Of Porpoise – Self Titled

Posted April 22, 2013, 11:58 p.m.

A Sense Of Porpoise – Self Titled

Upon initial listen, this came across as the kind of sloppy folk punk that I’d likely be annoyed by if there was a male singer. ... read more

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Iceage – You're Nothing

Posted April 9, 2013, 12:19 a.m.

Iceage – You're Nothing

The fact that this record’s release coincided with me preparing for and subsequently taking a vacation, and you know, having a life outside of writing ... read more

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CZARFACE (INSPECTAH DECK + 7L & ESOTERIC) – Self Titled

Posted March 25, 2013, 11:38 p.m.

CZARFACE (INSPECTAH DECK + 7L & ESOTERIC)  – Self Titled

Revisiting a collaboration that first appeared on the title track of Speaking Real Words, the debut EP by 7L & Esoteric, the Beantown duo has teamed ... read more

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Despise – Desolate/Inebriated

Posted March 19, 2013, 1:13 a.m.

Despise – Desolate/Inebriated

The second transmission of the Profane Existence Limited Edition Single Series—a subscription service that delivers seven inches of brand new vinyl to your doorstep every month—is ... read more

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Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

Posted Feb. 26, 2013, 12:12 a.m.

Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

It’s been a little over two years since Savannah, GA’s beastly crew of psychedelic-hardcore-crust-punk-sludge-metal purveyors Kylesa have released their last full-length record, Spiral Shadow. While the band ... read more

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The Shame – The World Is Ours

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 12:59 a.m.

The Shame – The World Is Ours

Profane Existence kicks off their Limited Edition Single Series—a subscription service that delivers a new 7” each month—with The World Is Ours, a brand new EP by ... read more

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9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, 3:41 p.m.

9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution

The histories of both Buckshot and 9th Wonder in the rap game are long and storied. Buckshot’s tenure started in the early ‘90s as member ... read more

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Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology

Posted Dec. 4, 2012, 12:02 a.m.

Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology

Lil Fame of M.O.P., going by his producer moniker “Fizzy Womack,” has crafted soundscapes for a for the likes of Kool G Rap, Cam’Ron and ... read more

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Crystal Castles – III

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, 12:38 a.m.

Crystal Castles – III

Vandalism. You know the feeling you get right before it happens? The moment you grip it in your hand; arm above your head and cocked ... read more

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Vinnie Paz – God of the Serengeti

Posted Nov. 19, 2012, 3:58 p.m.

Vinnie Paz – God of the Serengeti

Over a decade in the rap game, Vinnie Paz has been a pillar of the independent scene as the front man of Jedi Mind Tricks ... read more

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Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 1:51 p.m.

Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred

After a few years of releasing mixtapes and collaborative projects, Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo returns with his second official solo effort, A Dream Deferred. The album ... read more

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WAR//PLAGUE – On A Darker Dawn

Posted Oct. 22, 2012, 11:43 a.m.

WAR//PLAGUE – On A Darker Dawn

Minneapolis’ scene veterans WAR//PLAGUE have finally released their debut full-length LP On A Darker Dawn on Profane Existence Records. The recipe first displayed on their ... read more

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Oiltanker – Shadow of Greed/Crusades

Posted Oct. 8, 2012, 12:49 p.m.

Oiltanker – Shadow of Greed/Crusades

A while back I caught Oiltanker in the midst of the second day of Midwest Hell Fest—a one-off weekend crust punk festival that was happening ... read more

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La Coka Nostra – Masters of the Dark Arts

Posted Oct. 1, 2012, 2:25 p.m.

La Coka Nostra – Masters of the Dark Arts

Masters of the Dark Arts marks the return of La Coka Nostra, a rap supergroup who were last heard from in ’09 on their then ... read more

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Nü Sensae – Sundowning

Posted Sept. 5, 2012, 8:43 a.m.

Nü Sensae – Sundowning

Whether it is rap music, hardcore or pop punk, it seems the ‘90s are forcing their way back into our unsuspecting eardrums thanks to a ... read more

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Reks – Rebelutionary

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 1 p.m.

Reks – Rebelutionary

Taking Reks’ past few years of productivity into account—dating back to 2008’s applauded Grey Hairs and last year’s R.E.K.S, a record that earned him a ... read more

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Dinosaur Jr. – Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of the Fans

Posted July 23, 2012, 1:44 p.m.

Dinosaur Jr. – Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of the Fans

In 1988 Dinosaur Jr. released their third record Bug. Despite it being lead singer/guitarists and band leader J.Mascis’ least favorite outing, it was their most ... read more

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From Ashes Rise – Rejoice The End / Rage Of Sanity

Posted July 23, 2012, 1:35 p.m.

From Ashes Rise – Rejoice The End / Rage Of Sanity

Formed in Nashville, Tennessee during the mid-‘90s American crust punk swell, From Ashes Rise later relocated to their current base in Portland, Oregon, where alongside ... read more

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Broken Heroes – This Is Oi!

Posted July 17, 2012, 1:53 a.m.

Broken Heroes – This Is Oi!

I am not the most qualified reviewer when it comes to modern-day Oi! music. Yes, I am familiar with the genre in general—I still spin ... read more

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Oh No – Ohnomite

Posted June 25, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Oh No – Ohnomite

Following two collaborative efforts already this year alongside his fellow beatsmith and emcee The Alchemist as the duo Gangrene—the Vodka & Ayahuasca LP and the ... read more

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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – 2012

Posted June 12, 2012, 12:15 a.m.

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – 2012

In what makes for a numerically confusing artist/album title (and opening sentence,) 2012 is the new record by 1982—the producer/rapper duo Statik Selektah & Termanology.At ... read more

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Martyrdöd – Paranoia

Posted June 4, 2012, 11:48 p.m.

Martyrdöd – Paranoia

Swedish ragers Martyrdöd, along with Acephalix and fellow countrymen Wolfbrigade, are the latest to be chosen in the great Southern Lord crust roundup. Featuring former ... read more

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Quelle Chris – 2Dirt4TV

Posted May 28, 2012, 11:04 a.m.

Quelle Chris – 2Dirt4TV

Hot off the heels his underappreciated 2011 debut full-length Shotgun & Sleek Rifle, Detroit MC/producer Quelle Chris drops his latest EP, 2Dirt4TV. This time around ... read more

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Various Artists – Police Bastard & War//Plague - Attrition split LP

Posted May 28, 2012, 7:12 a.m.

Various Artists – Police Bastard & War//Plague - Attrition split LP

Attrition brings together two punk bands from opposing sides of the Atlantic Ocean—England’s Police Bastard and the United States' War//Plague. Most of the material was ... read more

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Reks – Straight, No Chaser

Posted May 15, 2012, 12:59 a.m.

Reks – Straight, No Chaser

Nipping at the heels of 2011’s acclaimed Rythmatic Eternal King Supreme—a record that earned him nominations in Boston for both “Hip-Hop Artist of the Year” ... read more

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ANATOMI-71 – Från Primat till Reptil

Posted May 7, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

ANATOMI-71 – Från Primat till Reptil

Swedish purveyors of crust Anatomi-71 return with their latest injection into the overly congested genre that is D-beat—Från Primat till Reptil. This is a heavy ... read more

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Mean Jeans – On Mars

Posted April 30, 2012, 12:42 p.m.

Mean Jeans – On Mars

Whoa, is it 1994 again and someone didn't tell me? Much in the way Teenage Bottlerocket appropriated the early to mid-‘90s Lookout bands like Screeching ... read more

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Digital Leather – Modern Problems

Posted April 2, 2012, 6:58 a.m.

Digital Leather – Modern Problems

It’s been three years since Shawn Foree’s one man synth-punk project Digital Leather released the critically acclaimed album Warm Brother. In that time he’s seen ... read more

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J-Zone – Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure

Posted Feb. 20, 2012, 11:39 a.m.

J-Zone – Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure

In his memoir Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure, J-Zone, born Jay Mumford, chronicles a lifetime spent playing the lead ... read more

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After The Last Sky – There's No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Posted Feb. 13, 2012, 9:30 p.m.

After The Last Sky – There's No Light at the End of This Tunnel

While this is not a particularly good album, as a band After The Last Sky does possess some promising attributes. It takes only one listen ... read more

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Passiv Dödshjälp – Fasader

Posted Jan. 30, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Passiv Dödshjälp – Fasader

I’ll admit it; any band that requires key strokes to properly type their name has a good chance of ending up in my review pile. ... read more

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Nightgaun – Absurdity Of Meaning

Posted Dec. 26, 2011, 1:11 p.m.

Nightgaun – Absurdity Of Meaning

There are a number of adjectives that would accurately describe Tempe, AZ’s Nightgaun—noisy, filthy, retching, etc.—but perhaps none more fitting than “raw.” Continuing the chiropteran-themed ... read more

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Condominium – Warm Home

Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 11:55 p.m.

Condominium – Warm Home

The title of Twin Cities trio Condominium’s latest is quite misleading. Warm Home is not the record you put on for an evening in front ... read more

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Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – Well Done

Posted Dec. 5, 2011, 7:58 a.m.

Action Bronson &  Statik Selektah – Well Done

Individually it has already been a busy year for both of these East Coast cats. Well Done marks the third release of 2011 for the ... read more

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Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun – Monumental

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 2:37 p.m.

Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun – Monumental

Aptly-titled, Monumental brings together a legendary producer and two of the underground’s most revered MCs: Pete Rock—half of the duo (along with CL Smooth) responsible ... read more

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Get Rad – Choose Your Own Adventure

Posted Nov. 1, 2011, 11:34 a.m.

Get Rad – Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure is the latest offering from Midwestern hardcore punk four-piece Get Rad.“Be the Wave” is the first track. Seeing as how Get ... read more

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The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 8:05 a.m.

The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

The Cool Kids return with, oddly enough, their debut album. Seems weird, considering these Midwestern boys have been in the game roughly 5 years now, ... read more

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Anthrax – Worship Music

Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 7:41 a.m.

Anthrax – Worship Music

The story of how Worship Music came to be is longish and a bit complicated—dating back to 2009 in what was essentially a three-way dance ... read more

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Buck Gooter – Devil Worship

Posted Sept. 3, 2011, 1:36 a.m.

Buck Gooter – Devil Worship

When I think of Devil worship I think of all the scary stuff from my youth. I think of serial killer known as "The Night Stalker", ... read more

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The 4onthefloor – 4x4

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, 9:51 a.m.

The 4onthefloor – 4x4

There is a type of rock & roll that is very, well, American—thunderous, hard-driving, electrified rhythm and blues with greasy guitars. Music that evokes a ... read more

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Iceage – New Brigade

Posted Aug. 22, 2011, 6:19 a.m.

Iceage – New Brigade

This summer my girlfriend and I… Sorry ladies, I’m taken. That’s one less music nerd on the market. Bummer, I know, right? Ah, where was ... read more

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Various Artists – Backslider & Nimbus Terrifix - Split

Posted July 17, 2011, 4:01 p.m.

Various Artists – Backslider & Nimbus Terrifix - Split

I have long been a fan of the split record format for a few reasons. The simplest one being a matter of attrition—two bands, one ... read more

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Random Axe – Self Titled

Posted July 13, 2011, 12:21 a.m.

Random Axe – Self Titled

After a few years of anticipatory mixtapes, the debut album by Radom Axe has finally seen the light of day. A multiregional supergroup of sorts, ... read more

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Mauser – End Of The Line

Posted June 28, 2011, 12:44 p.m.

Mauser – End Of The Line

While eventually churning out some less than desirable material late in their career, there is no arguing the impact early Discharge made in both the ... read more

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Culo – Toxic Vision

Posted June 13, 2011, 8:57 a.m.

Culo – Toxic Vision

You’d certainly be forgiven if, like me, you initially assumed Cülo were a Hispanic punk band. I was told they hail from Chicago, IL—a place ... read more

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Power – Death Haunts

Posted May 23, 2011, 5:14 a.m.

Power – Death Haunts

Having existed for roughly three years now, Bremerton, WA’s, Power have created somewhat of a rep for themselves in the Pacific Northwest. The aftermath of ... read more

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Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

Posted May 9, 2011, 3:32 a.m.

Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

As is common place whenever the Beastie Boys release an album, there is cause for celebration—usually the popular music of the time has grown stagnant, ... read more

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Atmosphere – The Family Sign

Posted May 2, 2011, 4:59 p.m.

Atmosphere – The Family Sign

Atmosphere’s MC, Slug has made a career, literally, out of exploiting and exercising his own personal demons as well as of those around him. He ... read more

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Criaturas – Aranas en el Corazon

Posted April 25, 2011, 4:08 a.m.

Criaturas – Aranas en el Corazon

Austin, TX—wich recently shed its longstanding slogan “The Live Music Capital of the World” in favor of the less desirable “The Place Where Ben Weasel ... read more

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Victims – A Dissident

Posted April 18, 2011, 1:16 p.m.

Victims – A Dissident

You know how after your favorite bands have been around for a while they eventually make that back-to-our-roots kind of record that reminds you of ... read more

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