Fuck The Facts’ Untitled New Track

Fuck The Facts have released live footage of a new, currently untitled, track. Sounds pretty fucking gnarly to me. Of course, I love this band and I doubt that they will be letting me down any time soon. Here is the video:

Enjoy!

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Old School Video: Green Jellÿ’s “Three Little Pigs”

While watching the new Behind The Scenes on Metal Injection, I realized I haven’t seen this video in a long time. Watching Rob and Noa perform this song really made me want to hear the original. I figured you all would enjoy seeing this again just as much as I did. Ahh… Green Jellÿ. Wow, this album came out in 1992. Fucking crazy. Anyways, enjoy the video.

Bravo, Robba and Noa. Hope you both had a blast.

Review: ZaSKaE – “Chikara”

Zaskae are an interesting band. Their latest offering, Chikara, is an epic, grinding beast. With five songs totaling just over three minutes, it doesn’t take to long to listen to this shorty. I say that followed by this: I have listened to this album on repeat for about two days now. Right off, Zaskae (Pronounced Saske) remind me of bands like Noisear mixed with the raw aggression of bands like early Napalm Death with hints of straight up hardcore punk thrown in the mix. Put all of these things together and you have a recipe for a thunderous sound. From the first seconds of “Yoku Irasshaimashita” you can tell this band is no joke. They are pissed off, grinding madmen. The longest track, “Ikari” reminds me of a Wormrot track sans the vocals. The vocals are very lo-fi and fall a little underneath the rest of the music, but it does not, in any way, take away from the overall intensity that Zaskae bring to the table. While the par has been set high with the recent grindcore flux, I believe that Zaskae have earned their spot next to names like Noisear, Rotten Sound and Wormrot. These guys are mind blowing and I hope you guys also enjoy them. Bravo, dudes. The album is available for free download at http://www.zaskae.com.

Rating: 9/10
For fans of: Noisear, Wormrot, Napalm Death
Favorite track: “Ikari”

Rest In Peace: Phil Vane (Extreme Noise Terror)

Yes, the rumors are true: we have lost one of the most respected names in the grindcore/crust punk genres. Phil Vane of Extreme Noise Terror has passed away and, according to the band’s official site, a full statement will be issued soon (see the photo at the top of this post).

I first heard about this tragic event by logging onto Facebook and seeing a post by fellow British grinders, Fukpig:

This is a sad, sad day in the metal world as we have lost yet another amazing character who has played such an amazing role in it. The strange thing to me was that just last night I was on iTunes buying up some ENT tracks that I didn’t have present on my iPod and I stated that I didn’t think anyone could have enough Extreme Noise Terror in their life. Phil will be missed.

Phil Vane: Grind Beyond Death!

VYGR R BLWNG MY MND

A few weeks ago I was informed of a band called VYGR (formerly known as Voyager) from someone in the band At Our Heels. After seeing AOH make a few posts about VYGR, I decided I needed to check these guys out. What I heard absolutely blew me away. The bands complex song structure and filthy sound play games with one another and form a very melodic, ambient and crushing sound.

In short, VYGR are an amazing band that you do not want to pass up. Go an check them out immediately. Their new album, Hypersleep is do out in March and you can preorder it here.

Below is a song from the new album that is currently streaming on VYGR’s Bandcamp page.

You Won’t Go Blind Checking Out The Sun Through A Telescope

There has been a surge of killer bands coming out lately. I have gotten a lot of e-mail regarding these bands and a few didn’t exactly catch my attention and others are blowing me away. Some of the bands I’ve caught wind of that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed have been Lauderdale, Melora and Achren. There are a few more good ones that I haven’t yet to blog about, but I will be getting them up soon.

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Review: Baptists – “Baptists”

“Good Parenting” begins with a feedback and distortion in such an amazing way. Automatically I am reminded of bands like New Lows and Trap Them with some heavy grind elements mixed in the batch. The vocals are frantic and harsh screams that fit so perfectly. The riffing is absolutely hypnotizing. Melodic lead lines and fabulous chugging. This track will definitely induce head banging, that is a guarantee. Clocking in at 2:20, I can say I already love this band.

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Exclusive: Gary from Alaskan Interview

Can you introduce yourself? Who you are and what you do in the band.

Gary. I play guitar and do vocals for Alaskan.

Tell me a little about how the band came together.

Alaskan was sort of an amalgamation of two separate music projects that the current members were working on. At the time Kevin (old vocalist), Cory (bassist) and I (guitarist) lived together and were jamming as a sludge band, much in the vein of NoothGrush. The line up was me on guitar, Cory on drums and Kevin on bass while we weren’t quite sure who was going to do the majority of vocals. At the same time I was also jamming with another project with Scotty (drums) and two other ex members of The Wishlist. This other project was actually the first incarnation of Alaskan. While the original Alaskan didn’t really jam as frequently as we were hoping, mostly due to different schedules and availability Scotty would frequently just hangout at our place. While hanging out once I showed Scotty one of the sludge bands songs and he played drums to it. We then decided to mash the two projects together into one band which resulted in what is the now Alaskan.

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Band Spotlight: Melora


Melora are a technical death metal band that I have recently learned about. Their merch guy actually e-mailed me and sent me a link to their album “Parasitic Empire” and I gotta say I am digging the shit out of it. I am usually not into technical metal and noodling, but this catches my attention. Before listening to the band, I must say I didn’t expect to be disappointed because my the guy that sent it to me hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Five tracks totaling in at 19 minutes is what “Parasitic Empire” weighs in at. Every track is fast as fuck and brutal to boot. I am reminded of bands like Obscura and Blotted Science when listening to Melora and that is no way a bad thing. They have the technical proficiency to pull of what they are aiming for and they do so with flying colors.
Melora – Blades by AmericanAftermath

Melora on Facebook
Melora on MySpace

Thanks to Keepitwolfson for the tip!

Review: Ghostlimb – Infrastructure

Ghostlimb is kind of a hard band to describe. One minute, you think they are playing a killer strand of brutal metalcore and the next, you are hearing a mellow, docile tune coming through on the same track. “Construction” builds up a huge wall right from the beginning. Amazing melody sets in, backed by impeccable execution. The drumming is superbly concocted. At 42 seconds the entire mood changes and that soft, mellow mood sets in. It’s soothing, actually. The song picks back up soon after and continues in it’s epic, masterful riffing. Good opener.

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Cannibal Corpse & Jesse Jackson = New Surreal Life?

After seeing this on both MetalSucks and Metal Injection yesterday, I felt the need to post the below video. The video depicts Cannibal Corpse on their European Tour in the city of Brussels, Belgium. While at airport, who would they happen to run into but… Jesse Jackson! Very odd, the gore-masters and the legendary civil rights leader running into each other (and not in opposite directions). My favorite part:

Corpsegrinder: “Was that… Seriously? That’s crazy.”

I also love how thrilled Pat looks the entire time the rest of the band and crew are kicking it with the real Rev.

Exclusive: Misery (Fukpig) Interview


Can you introduce yourself? Who you are and what you play in the band.
Yeah, I’m Misery from Fukpig. I play guitar live. On the albums I do most of the guitars and the bass.

How did Fukpig come together?
We formed in 2001 to try and sound like Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death. But then the other bands we were in got really busy so we left it from 2003 until 2008. Then I started writing again.

You stated that the band name came from a name your former boss called you. What kind of work did you do?
I still do it, I’m a mechanical and electrical building services Cad Technician.

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Gangstas Are Down With Converge!


Scanning my Facebook this morning, I came across two posts by Converge. I’m a fan of Converge, so usually when they post videos, I’ll check them out. I began reading the text above the first video and I realized it was a rap video by P.O.S. who is a pretty good rapper, I just don’t listen to much of the genre. Apparently (and obviously after watching the video), P.O.S. himself is sporting a Converge “Jane Doe” t-shirt in the video. I thought to myself, pretty cool, a rapper wearing a Converge shirt. You probably won’t see that again… Then I watched the other video posted by Converge on Facebook: Masta Ace’s “Nostalgia” in which there is a guy in a “Jane Doe” hoodie in the background in many scenes. Well, I was wrong. Pretty cool to see Converge being supported in such a genre. You can view the videos after the jump.

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Get Stoked For Wormrot’s “Dirge” With Another New Track!

As you probably already know, Wormrot, the Singaporean masters of grindcore, are soon to release their Sophomore album, Dirge. I posted the first new track off of Dirge a while back in my interview with Arif Rot (vocals) but if you don’t feel like going to that and scrolling all the way down, here is “Manipulation.”

Now I bring you the second track off of Dirge, “Erased Existence.”

This song is 45 seconds of pure, unfiltered and unbelievable grind. This album will be amazing without a doubt. Dirge will be released on May 3rd on Earache Records. Here is the cover art and track listing for the album:


1. NO ONE GIVES A SHIT
2. COMPULSIVE DISPOSITION
3. ALL GO NO EMO
4. PUBLIC DISPLAY OF INFECTION
5. OVERPOWERED VIOLENCE
6. SEMICONCIOUS GODSIZE DUMBASS
7. SPOT A PATHETIC
8. EVOLVED INTO NOTHING
9. BUTT KRIEG IS SHOWING
10. FUCKING FIERCE SO WHAT
11. FEROCIOUS BOMBARDMENT
12. PRINCIPLE OF THE PUPPET WARFARE
13. DECEASED OCCUPATION
14. WASTE OF TIME
15. STENCH OF IGNORANCE
16. METEOR TO THE FACE
17. ADDICTS OF MISERY
18. YOU SUFFER BUT WHY IS IT MY PROBLEM
19. ERASED EXISTENCE
20. BACK STABBER MISSION ABORTED
21. DESTRUCT THE BASTARDS
22. PLUNGED INTO ILLUSIONS
23. MANIPULATION
24. A DEAD ISSUE
25. THE FINAL INSULT

Review: The Carrier – Blind to What is Right

A nice little bit of feedback opens up the title track, “Blind to What is Right.” A very nice, melodic riff takes hold of the song right off. The drumming is technical, yes, but not so much as to make it overwhelming. The vocals are very much similar to the new wave of hardcore or metalcore and they sound terrific. At 1:42 we get a little bit of a breakdown, which sounds great. I can say that this is a great opening track for this album. I am intrigued and almost obligated to keep listening.

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