Ohio's Beartooth have announced the release of their new album Aggressive, due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records. Video for title track and first single ‘Aggressive’ premiers today April 22nd at 2pm GMT.
In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo’s basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They’ve earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a “New Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone.
For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album’s 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.
Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their new run of live dates, kicking off in the US & continuing across UK & Europe this Summer, with more dates to be announced soon.
"Poisonous Legacy" Track Listing:
1. All That Remained
2. A Day With No Sun To Rise
3. In Deceit Times
4. Eternal Complacency
5. Mass Grave
7. Ισοβιοσ Φοβοσ
8. Forwarned Epilogue
9. Mneme's Amaurosis
10. Black Thorns
11. Αιωνια Πληγη
Greek Hardcore crew Sarabante has announced the completion of their second LP, "Poisonous Legacy", confirmed for release through Southern Lord this Summer, the album taking their tense, foreboding sound found on their prior recordings to new lows, mirroring and capturing the anguish of their native country.
Sarabante was formed in Athens in late 2006, and during the Summer of 2011 they released their first album, "Remnants". The LP was released by Sara Records, the band's own label, followed by a limited edition CD through Southern Lord Records. This was followed by an Eastern European tour and numerous local live shows, as well as 2013's Έρμαια Των Καιρών / Under The Shadows, a 7" EP via Man In Decline Records.
Heavily influenced by oppression and trying to withstand the ongoing crisis in their home country, Sarabante's new anthems are forged in times of extreme austerity, which has without doubt blackened their focus. As a result, the music on "Poisonous Legacy" is darker, filthier, more sincere. and more destructive than before. "Poisonous Legacy" was mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Nails, Obituary) and will be released on Southern Lord, June 10th. The track listing and cover artwork have been unveiled (see above), and audio samples and further information will follow in the coming weeks.
Since their 2011 inception, Gainesville's Frameworks have quietly become a favorite of many in the emotional hardcore scene. The band creates music in the vein of Touché Amore, Explosions in the Sky, Envy, and other powerful artists and have been hailed by critics and fans alike as "an intensely sincere heart-on-sleeve sort of post-hardcore" (Stereogum).
After a string of EP's in their early years, Frameworks released their Loom album on Topshelf Records in 2014. Recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor), the album was well-received worldwide and the band toured relentlessly in support of it. Most recently, Frameworks released the "Time Spent" EP (also on Topshelf), which shows a darker side of the band as they incorporate experimental instrumentation into their sound.
Later this year, Frameworks will release their debut full-length for Deathwish, which sees the band digging further into the depths of experimental post-hardcore. More news on this new album will be announced soon. For now, catch Frameworks on tour in February, March, and April.
FRAMEWORKS, ON TOUR:
2/25 Bloomington, IN @ The Brick House *
2/26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs *
2/27 Columbus,OH @ Ace of Cups *
2/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *
3/01 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar *
3/02 Cambridge, MA @ Out Of The Blue Gallery *
3/03 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus *
3/04 Philadelphia,PA @ The Pharmacy *
3/05 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall *
3/07 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
3/08 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory *
04/09 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^
04/10 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar ^
04/12 Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls ^
04/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe ^
04/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy ^
04/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
04/16 Buffalo, NY @ The Studio at Waiting Room ^
04/17 Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
* with Donovan Wolfington
^ with O'Brother
Hardcore punk / rap metal veterans Downset recently announced their highly-anticipated return with an upcoming performance at the revelled This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA on July 27th. Now, the band can announce their full plans for 2014, which include a brand new album, entitled One Blood, which will hit stores on July 21, 2014.
Produced by Downset guitarist Brian Ares Schwager and mixed by Wesley Seldman, One Blood was recorded in three locations – Venice and Overland rehearsal studio in Culver City, CA, The Basement in Baltimore, MD, and Creating Better Sounds studio in Palmdale, CA. “One Blood is Downset in its truest form, coming straight from our hearts to touch the hearts of others,” states guitarist and One Blood producer Brian Ares Schwager.
Downset will perform several east and west coast dates this summer. See below for a current listing of tour dates with ticket prices and door times. Vocalist Ray Oropeza adds, “The east coast is where Downset will launch our live tour for the One Blood album. To all of our fans that have supported us for the past 20+ years, “I Will Always Be There For You, I Will Always Be There, ALL I GOT!”
7/24 Albany, NY@ Bogies - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $14 day of show
7/25 Worcester, MA @ Palladium - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $14 advanced $16 day of show
7/26 New York, NY @ Blackthorne 51 - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $17 advanced $20 day of show 7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory @ TIHC Festival - Several different ticket prices and packages
8/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $20.
8/17 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $15 day of show
Downset was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, rising up from the hardcore, hip-hop, punk rock and graffiti movements. In 1994, Downset released their first album, a self-titled release, on Mercury Records and followed up two years later with a second album on Mercury Records, entitled Do We Speak A Dead Language? Fast forward to 2000, when Downset released the Check Your People album on Epitaph Records, and a few years later released the Universal album on Hawino Records.
Downset boasts an extensive touring resume, having performed with artists spanning several genres. Downset has performed with many bands throughout the years, such as Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Pantera, Slayer, Testament, Madball, Deftones, Earth Crisis, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Coal Chamber, System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Sepultura and Soulfly.
This year’s One Blood will continue the epic tradition that only Downset can truly express – hybridizing hip-hop and crushing riffs with lyrics that touch the world dramatically. The unique style of music on this release will remind listeners of Downset’s critical position in this contemporary era of art, expression and music.
Ray Oropeza – Messenger
Brian Ares Schwager – Guitar
James Morris – Bass
Chris Hamilton – Drums
This October, Poland's pulverization purveyors Selfmadegod Records will unload the first new full-length release from UK hardcore punk act, Satanic Malfunctions, in over twenty-two years with the release of "Them".
The newest Satanic Malfunctions LP since the Scarborough, UK-based act's 1990-released "Disgrace To Humanity", the whirlwind of old-school hardcore punk on "Them" is a throwback to the mid-late '80s hardcore scene when the grindcore was only beginning to take shape. Raging with twenty tracks in just over thirty minutes, recorded by Bri Doom, of UK crust legends, Doom, "Them" proves that the quartet -- vocalist Kai, guitarist Yaga, bassist Ryan and drummer Ade -- haven't let their guard down, and are as capable of deploying the same aggressive, ultra-fast and frenzied socio-political musical melee they did more than two decades ago. A must-have for diehards of Active Minds, Disorder, Doom, Atavistic, Electro Hippies, L'arm and Heresy.
Ahead of the LP's release the track, "Gospel Truth" has been leaked; join the fight right here.
"Them" will be on the loose October 1st in Europe and October 15th in North America via Selfmadegod, who in 2012 also released the Satanic Malfunctions "Disgrace To Music" 2xCD compilation including the band's complete discography prior to "Them", including both previous LP's and all EP and compilation tracks. Merch bundles are available now direct from Selfmadegod here, and "Them" is available digitally here.
"Them" Track Listing:
1. Nothing New
2. Technological Religion
4. Daze Of The Weak
5. No Masters Or Slaves
6. On Your Knees
8. Gospel Truth
9. Pissed & Angry
11. Disorder Rule
12. Trappings Of Faith
13. Rules & Regulations
14. Dealing Out Death
16. Another Fiction
17. On The Cusp
18. Everything's Digital
19. Do You Know Who You Are?
20. Many Go Round
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