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Hardcore/Punk Legends Discharge Release New Video ‘The Broken Law’ From Their Latest Album ‘End Of Days’



Discharge are a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry “Tezz” Roberts and Roy “Rainy” Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk. While the band had substantial lineup changes over its history, the founding members still remain! 

They have today released their latest video ‘The Broken Law’ and had this to say about it.

 Frontman Jeff “JJ” Janiak,

“Well, what do we have to say about this video? Nothing, the words and pictures in the video speak for themselves … This is the world we live in.” 

After all these years they still have the fire that brought them to the table all those years ago! 

Check it out here! 



Jeff “JJ” Janiak : vocals 
Tony “Bones” Roberts : guitar 
Terry “Tezz” Roberts : guitar 
Roy “Rainy” Wainwright : bass 
Dave Bridgewood : Drum   




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Triverse Massacre Sign With Sliptrick Records

Triverse Massacre Sign With Sliptrick Records



UK based Death metal band Triverse Massacre have just announced they are now signed with Latvian based Sliptrick records. 

This is great news for the band and should help them on their continued ascension up the ranks. 

They released this brief statement today. 

“Really pleased to announce we are now signed to Sliptrick Records! Exciting times ahead! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news from the triverse camp very soon.” 

I’m personally looking forward to what comes next as I’m a big fan of this band. 

Check out ‘Styx’ from their previously released EP ‘Hades’.

I think you’ll probably agree with me as to why I rate this band so highly! 





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SPOOK THE HORSES: People Used To Live Here Full-Length From New Zealand-Based Atmospheric Metal Conjurers Streaming Within



“…without ever breaking into a race, the band are skilled at building tension and changing moods, bringing the music to emotional crescendos but also plumbing the quiet depths of abandonment and desolation.” — No Clean Singing


People Used To Live Here is the haunting new full-length from New Zealand-based atmospheric metal conjurers SPOOK THE HORSES.

No Clean Singing issuing, “The entire album flows almost like a single composition; some of the tracks move seamlessly from one to the next (it makes sense that the album is presented here in a single YouTube stream without artificial breaks). Yet without ever breaking into a race, the band are skilled at building tension and changing moods, bringing the music to emotional crescendos but also plumbing the quiet depths of abandonment and desolation.”



People Used To Live Here is released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. Order options are available below.


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Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. SPOOK THE HORSES, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.


Perhaps it’s this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band’s three albums: while 2011’s debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015’s Rainmaker was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band’s forthcoming People Used To Live Here, in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.


The band’s most daring effort to date, People Used To Live Here explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, SPOOK THE HORSES is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.


“We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones,” notes guitarist and vocalist Callum Gay. “Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we’d never done before. There’s much less between us and the listener this time around.”


Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai (Come On Die Young), and Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.


“The disparate feelings pull at the listener as the guitars lilt slowly through the songs main melody. An ever-present hesitation from the instruments helps build anticipation, setting an uneasiness to the music, and petering out in much the same way it came in.” — It Djents on “Lurch”




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LÅNGFINGER: “Say Jupiter” Video From Gothenburg Power Trio



Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER is pleased to unveil latest video, “Say Jupiter.” The tune comes by way of their Crossyears full-length, released last year via Small Stone.


Directed, produced, and edited in a restaurant kitchen by Anders Bryngel, the clip is currently playing at The Obelisk who issues, “I don’t know who in LÅNGFINGER‘s world owns a restaurant and decided to give the three-piece access to the kitchen for the purposes of the Anders Bryngel-directed clip, but the results are pretty hilarious. As anyone who’s ever made one can tell you, a good meal is as much about preparation as it is about the taste of the outcome, and whether they’re in the kitchen rocking out or in the front of the house getting the royal treatment from the waitstaff – also played by them – bassist/vocalist Victor Crusner, guitarist/backing vocalist Kalle Lilja and drummer/backing vocalist Jesper Pihl seem to be having a great time putting it altogether. Whatever dinner turns out to be, it’s apparently a pretty transcendent experience. Must’ve had a lot of garlic. God damn, I love garlic.”



The ten-track Crossyears full-length was recorded by Johan Reivén and Olle Björck at Sweden’s Welfare Sounds Studio with additional recordings by LÅNGFINGER at Beduin HQ, mixed by Olle Björck, and mastered by Daniel Johansson. Wrote Sea Of Tranquility in a 4/5 review, “If you love albums like Mountain’s Climbing!, any of Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Grand Funk Railroad’s first few, and even The Who’s Who’s Next, you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into here on Crossyears. Add LÅNGFINGER to the already healthy list of outstanding Swedish retro rockers who are keeping the sounds of the ’70s alive.”


Stream Crossyears in full HERE where the album is available for purchase.


A truly kick ass power trio is quite possibly the perfect rock formation. If there aren’t that many trios around, that’s because it’s a hard thing to pull off: with just three people having to nail the rhythmic fusion of bass and drums, the wild colors of guitar, and the soul-grabbing focus of the human voice, there can be no passengers aboard. Extraordinary chemistry is essential. Everyone has to be right on it, and locked in. Which is why lots of trios fail, or cop out, and recruit extras.


The members of LÅNGFINGER, hailing from the fertile rock ‘n’ roll city of Gothenburg, are masters of the art. They’ve been playing together since they were in their early teens, and their imminent third album is both the thrilling culmination of their collective endeavor, and a rumination on it – on how time has shaped them and brought them to this point. Within its hard-hitting grooves, the interlocking of LÅNGFINGER‘s three disparate characters – Kalle Lilja, the unflappable, precision axeman; Jesper Pihl, the athletic sticksman battering out physical revenge on his kit; and Victor Crusner, the intense, exploratory spirit, bridging thundering bass and howling exorcism – is a magical proposition.


As this is a Swedish band that filmed a music video in a kitchen. This just wouldn’t leave my mind!

Deep down I hope they were doing this on purpose…


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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS To Release Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Via Housecore Records This January; New Track Streaming Within And Album Details Revealed



PHILIP H. ANSELMO hasn’t just paved his own path; he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands. His primal, powerful presence led Pantera to Grammy Award nominations, sales of 20 million albums worldwide, legions of diehard fans, and an indisputable heavy metal legacy. Simultaneously, Down carved out a distinct niche with a gold-selling debut and three more critically acclaimed releases. Superjoint made a triumphant return in 2016 and in the midst of everything, Anselmo joined Scour alongside members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation and teamed up with horror icon Bill Moseley for the Bill & Phil project. However, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS speaks to a certain need for him.


Instead of treading the same ground, ANSELMO and his bandmates in THE ILLEGALS, open up another doorway altogether with their 2018 sophomore release, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, available through the vocalist’s own Housecore Records. It’s extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it’s purely ANSELMO.


Following up 2013’s Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. “It ain’t pretty,” ANSELMO exclaims. “It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”


Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, the frontman hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape as ANSELMO wholeheartedly welcomed the ideas of his cohorts.


“Their creative input is fucking fantastic,” beams ANSELMO. “This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time. Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”


“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public,” he continues. “If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”


Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue will see release in North America via Housecore Records on January 26th, 2018. The record is being licensed in Europe by Season Of Mist. Digital preorders will be available this Friday, November 24th via all digital outlets with physical preorder bundles to be unveiled via the Housecore Store HERE.



Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Track Listing:

1. Little Fucking Heroes

2. Utopian

3. Choosing Mental Illness

4. The Ignorant Point

5. Individual

6. Delinquent

7. Photographic Taunts

8. Finger Me

9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds

10. Mixed Lunatic Results




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Cursed Sun Celebrate Their Tenth Anniversary ‘A Cursed Decade’ This Saturday November 25th In The Limelight, Belfast



Belfast based ‘Cursed Sun’ celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band this weekend. They released this statement. 

“Like all bands starting up, back in 2007 Cursed Sun, set out to conquer the world…admittedly that is still a major fucking work in progress but even so….a decade of keeping the N Ireland metal flame burning? Most bands barely last one year never mind ten in this little corner of the metal universe. Thousands of hours of dedication both collectively and individually that we could have spent slumped on the sofa slumped watching TV, we were worshipping at the altar of heavy fucking metal, come rain or shine (usually rain ). Investing our time and hard earned money with no expectation or care of return, pouring our souls into Cursed Sun has been something special and we’re immensely proud of this band and our music.

Of course the cynics will say it was all a waste of time but not one of us would have it any other way. We do it because we have to do it, we couldn’t live our lives any other way without playing this metal music we love so much. To keep improving as musician’s, to keep chasing the dream has been a puzzle we just can’t resist from trying to solve. Anyway, did Lemmy not once say the chase is better than the catch? And it has been an utterly compelling journey regardless for all of us. These past 10 years, we’ve had many truly great experiences we’ll never forget, a million laughs (and not far off a million drinks 😈), met many fantastic people and made friendships to last a lifetime – what more could anyone ask for? And we hope to have many more in the future.

So my muthafuckin metal brothers and sisters, worshippers if you’re free this Saturday evening come join us in Belfast and celebrate a local Northern Irish band’s steadfast bloody mindedness not to give up. And raise the fucking devil horns and your drinks not just to Cursed Sun but to all the metal warriors that keep this fantastic local scene of ours alive.” 





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