Danish hardcore trio Halshug's scathing new full-length, Sort Sind, sees release today via Southern Lord and you can now hear it ahead of its release over at Team Rock. Splenetic and snarling throughout, Sort Sind features nine sharp and gritty new tracks that expresses boundless vehemence proving this to be a great feat for the band.
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The theme of Sort Sind is inspired by the members' experiences growing up in the 1990s and 2000s in neglected parts of Denmark, hoping to in some way contribute to their scene and invoke some energy in those who hear it. Fitting into this storyline are the previously released singles "Vold," which translates to violence, and according to the members of Halshug is about psychic terror and "Udskud," which also clearly displays the tumult and unrest the band has captured in their second full-length.
The album's title, Sort Sind, translates to "black mind." A brutal rock record, Sort Sind bears hints of motorcycle-fuelled d-beat while still retaining the raw punk that made the sound on their Blodets Bånd debut so potent, the songs showing an even more destructive and elevated approach to their songwriting. Recorded live, produced and mixed at Ballade Studios by Lasse Ballade, who also produced and mixed Blodets Bånd, the Sort Sind LP was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Southern Lord will issue Halshug's Sort Sind on CD, LP, and digital platforms today.
Following their recent performances at Roskilde Festival and more throughout Denmark, followed most recently by their first US shows with a brief East Coast tour in August, further live actions from Halshug are impending, including a record release show on October 7th and more.
10/07/2016 BumZen - København, DK *record release show [info]
11/25/2016 Stubborn Fest - Barcelona, ES [info]
"It's made of monster riffs, thundering percussion, body-moving bass, and skin-stripping vocal fury. There's a sense of physical power and bodily impact in the way the music hits the ears. It's supercharged with energy - and yes, it is indeed a violent kind of energy, with an almost anthemic aura." - No Clean Singing
Screamo / Rock / Crust / Post-Hardcore Spanish power-trio (Albert + Eloy + Elsa) from Torrelavega, Drei Affen just streamed their brand new and self-titled EP coming out on September 20th for LP and Digital formats with the help of... 16 (!) various indie labels such as Dingleberry Records and Distribution, Unlock Yourself Records or Voice Of The Unheard.
For the collectors: a very limited tape edition is also planned for the coming weeks but in the meantime, this EP is also available for FREE Download on Bandcamp.
Listen // Download : http://bit.ly/DreiAffenLstn | Pre-order : http://bit.ly/DreiAffenLP
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Portuguese hardcore outfit Reality Slap has signed with WAR Records, founded by Andrew Kline of Strife, for the release of their impending Limitless EP.
Coming straight out of the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, Reality Slap is ready to show world that great hardcore music exists beyond the confines of the United States. Reality Slap combine the best of old school aggressive sounds with modern groove based hardcore vibe. Their songs are full of fast riffs, heavy grooves, and they always pack a punch.
A trailer previewing Limitless has been issued; check it out RIGHT HERE.
The members of Reality Slap are no strangers to the punk and hardcore scene. Collectively, they have been touring across Europe in their previous bands before forming and hitting the touring circuit as Reality Slap in 2009. After the release of their demo and first EP in 2009, they recorded and released their first full-length album Necks & Ropes in 2012, the album featuring appearances from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t) and Winston McCall (Parkway Drive).
In 2016 Reality Slap signed to WAR Records, owned by Andrew Kline of Los Angeles hardcore band, Strife. The band refined their sound and recorded their strongest material to date, Limitless, at Eyeball Studios in Portugal. Limitless bridges the gap between the old and the new, merging the enduring influence of DMIZE, Outburst, Breakdown, Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains mixed with modern bands like Turnstile, Backtrack, Down to Nothing, and Terror.
Limitless is set to be released in the Fall of 2016 on WAR Records... Prepare to get slapped by reality! An official release date, further audio previews, tour dates and more will be posted in the coming days.
German hardcore outfit Today Forever are about to release their new EP, "Derangement".
Scheduled to be released on July 15th via Bastardized Recordings / Membran, "Derangement" is a genuine mix of melody and aggressiveness which will feature 9 brand new tracks!
A video teaser has been uploaded at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY2Z-HPplBc
"Derangement", which was nominated as "Album Of The Week" on Music Scan, can be ordered below:
Bundle (T-Shirt + CD + Sticker): http://www.emp.de/today-forever-derangement/art_335558/
New Jersey-based metal / hardcore quartet, Robots & Monsters, will independently issue their new EP, "Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight", the first week of September, while the band books shows through the Summer months in preparation of the record's release.
While the band is influenced by the music they grew up on -- Anthrax, Slayer, Nuclear Assault, and other key figureheads of the 1980's / 90's thrash metal explosion -- Robots & Monsters owns a sound that deftly combines the commanding crunch of metal with the groove, punch, and emotion of hardcore and post-hardcore, a trait which finds the band comfortably sharing bills populated with any type of aggressive music.
The follow-up to their 2015-released debut album, "Down To Ash" -- which was a "Pick of the Week" on That Metal Show and debuted at #23 on CMJ's Loud Rock chart -- the upcoming Robots & Monsters EP "Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight" follows a concept about battling your own mind, the theme backed by high-energy metal and dosed with old-school hardcore. The seven-song storyline was recorded at Portrait Recording Studios with engineer John Ferrara, and mastered by Chris Badami, and features art by bassist Bill Bergmann.
Robots & Monsters will independently release the "Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight" EP on CD and digital formats September 2nd; pre-orders are available via the band HERE with pre-orders via all standard digital carriers to be available in the coming days, alongside audio samples from the record and more.
Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight Track Listing:
1. King Of The World
4. Never Again
5. No One Ever Does
6. Surgery Day
7. Signing Off
The band has several shows booked throughout the state and beyond over the Summer months -- including a set at this weekend's NJ Metalfest II hosted by Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, a show in Brooklyn supporting All Out War in August, and more -- with more one-off shows and widespread tour dates to be added.
Robots & Monsters Live:
6/25/2016 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ @ NJ Metalfest [info]
8/06/2016 33 Golden Street - New London, CT
8/13/2016 Lucky 13 - Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War
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