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CROSS EXAMINATION: Awesome Party Squad Unloads Entire Dawn Of The Dude Via Decibel Magazine

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The latest ragin’ persuasion from St. Louis-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION, broke out onto the streets this week in the form of Dawn Of The Dude, the EP jacked on some of the band’s most insane circle pit fuel yet.

Their latest high-octane thrash/hardcore output closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the Dawn Of The Dude EP, its seven new tracks barely hitting the thirteen-minute mark and packing more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.

As Chicago-based Organized Crime Records this week releases Dawn Of The Dude, Decibel Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the entire brain-bashing EP alongside a conversation with Cross Exam Dan on the band’s current status, a discussion (with visual proof) of why the band self proclaims “We are bad at vans,”  and more.

Swing by The Deciblog and get your head wrecked by the Dawn Of The Dude at THIS LOCATION.

Claim your own copy of this meaty slab of crossover contamination via Organized Crime, on white wax in a run of 300 and clear red in a run of 200, all including a digital download card; do it RIGHT HERE.

With more widespread touring eventually imminent, CROSS EXAMINATION has booked a hometown slot supporting the legendary D.R.I. when they raid St. Louis on September 6th.

9/06/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ D.R.I.

LAGO: MetalSucks Dispatches New Tune From Phoenix Death Metal Act; Tyranny Preorders Available

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A new precursory warning shot from LAGO’s debut full-length, Tyranny, has been dispatched via MetalSucks preceding the album’s official release on September 16th through Battleground Records.

The second of Tyranny’s eight demoralizing blackened death metal works, “The Tyranny Of Men” erupts with the blend of classic death metal workings and blackened components that form the foundation of LAGO’s demoralizing delivery. Loaded with empowering solos, potent bass runs and a voracious salvo of percussion, the guttural main vocals joined at times with a demonic cackling counterpart. MetalSucks champions the band, issuing, “LAGO know when to beat you over the head with sheer brutality, they know when to slow things down for gargantuan effect, and they know how write a real, artful guitar solo. In short, they’re the perfect death metal band.”

To be bludgeoned with “The Tyranny Of Men” via MetalSucks CLICK THIS.

Also hear the album’s “Concede To Oblivion” previously released via No Clean Singing HERE.

LAGO recorded the blasphemous Tyranny in the Fall of 2013 by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) and mastered in March 2014 by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day). The album executes forty minutes of primal, pummeling death metal with a dissonant black metal edge through eight destructive tracks. Additionally, Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy makes a guest appearance on the track “Bring To Ruin.” Battleground Records will release Tyranny on digipak CD and via digital delivery on September 16th, 2014, while Swedish label Blood Harvest Records will be handling the vinyl edition. The album will be released through iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, etc. as well. Preorders are already available directly through the band; for the CD click HERE and for the digital — which includes an immediate download of the track “Concede To Oblivion” — click HERE.

Stand by for new tour actions from LAGO to be announced in addition to their hometown record release show confirmed for Saturday, September 20th.

LAGO Tyranny CD Release Show:
9/20/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ w/ Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller, Deadspawn [info]

IDES OF GEMINI: New Psalm Now Streaming At Revolver

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

With the official unveiling of their Old World New Wave full-length now less than one month away, Los Angeles ethereal dream-raiders, IDES OF GEMINI, are pleased to offer up another helping of sonic sanctity with “The Adversary.”

Elaborates guitarist Jason Bennett of the consuming tune, “The album was sequenced with vinyl in mind, so the ‘old world’ songs are on side one and the ‘new wave’ songs are on side two. ‘The Adversary’ is from the ‘new wave’ side of the album, which we see as a hint toward the musical direction of future IDES OF GEMINI releases. At least that’s what we’re saying now, until we write a bunch of new stuff that sounds nothing like this”

Lose yourself in the “new wave” courtesy of Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sample the ethereal majesty of “old wave” track “The Chalice & The Blade,” still streaming at Noisey HERE.

IDES OF GEMINI features Bennett, drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson and the haunting vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare. The follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, which Pitchfork christened “darkly beautiful,” and Terrorizer likened to, “a metallic-filtered kinship to Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star,” Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson. Notes Timms of their latest manifestation, “For Old World New Wave we all really coalesced as a band, and were able to work off one another’s strengths. J came up with the basic concept and musical framework of the album, and Kelly and I gave it form and identity. For me, my own personal musical identity, taste, preferences etc. were eclipsed by the power of the music which worked as an animate force unto itself — so much so that I cannot listen to any of it objectively, or tell you if it’s good or bad, but I can tell you that it’s distinctively IDES OF GEMINI.”

IDES OF GEMINI will grace the stage this Fall with a pair of live performances, the first serving as the trio’s official record release gala in Los Angeles, the second playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show. Additional IDES rituals will to be announced in the coming weeks.

9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA IDES OF GEMINI Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 16th, 2014.

EARTH: Trailer Featuring New Music From Primitive And Deadly LP Released

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

As the Ouroborean creative cycle of Seattle’s EARTH circles into its twenty-fifth year, the band prepares to unveil their glorious tenth full-length studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, the album set to hit the streets in less than two weeks through Southern Lord.

With some of the most massive and straightforward rock movements in the band’s continuing duration, and featuring the first vocal contributions since their seminal 1996 Pentastar album, Primitive And Deadly is undoubtedly a standout release in EARTH’s impressive catalog. With founding guitarist Dylan Carlson weaving his slow-motion, organic dirges throughout the amazingly restrained percussion of his longtime cohort Adrienne Davies, the duo are here joined by bassist Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and additional guitarists Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows lends her angelic voice to the album’s third composition, “From The Zodiacal Light,” as heard via Pitchfork in recent weeks, while the fifth track, “Rooks Across The Gate” and second track, “There’s a Serpent Coming,” feature evocative vocal contributions from Mark Lanegan previously of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Mad Season and more. The lyrics for “Rooks…” were written by Dylan Carlson and the lyrics for “Serpent..” by Lanegan.

A brand new trailer featuring audio clips of “Rooks Across The Gate” featuring Lanegan’s vocals, the instrumental LP-opening track, “Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon,” a session of photos of EARTH in the secluded desert landscape of Joshua Tree, California, the entire inner and outer layouts of the Primitive And Deadly cover layout by Samantha Muljat and more has been published in advance of the album’s looming released date.

Tap into Primitive And Deadly and view the new trailer at THIS LOCATION.

And hear all of “From The Zodiacal Light” playing via Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.

Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly on colored 2xLP, CD and digital download in North America on September 2nd and just a day earlier In Europe. Preorders are posted at EARTH’s new online store HERE.

With their tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most recently Europe in support of Primitive And Deadly now behind them, EARTH is now preparing to bring their new material to American fans on a month-long tour from September 4th through October 3rd, with direct support from dark folk act, King Dude.

EARTH US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest – San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest – Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux – Boise, ID

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their musical evolution, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a truly epic, diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, the album also explores massive new sonic territories for EARTH. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California at Rancho de la Luna where the band recorded after hours of meditation on each track’s central theme. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Eagle Twin).

WHITECHAPEL Announces Headlining Tour With Upon A Burning Body And Glass Cloud

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Top 10 Billboard charting metal legion, WHITECHAPEL, will be returning to the road this Fall! In their interview with Phil Bozeman, Alternative Press declares, “WHITECHAPEL put in a lot of blood and sweat to maintain their furious reputation,” and that work will continue on October 10th when their next North American headlining tour commences. The trek features support from Upon A Burning Body and Glass Cloud and includes a stop at Slipknot’s KNOTFEST 2014 on October 26th in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets for WHITECHAPEL’s headlining tour will be on sale on Saturday, August 23rd at 10am local time for each show.

WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their Our Endless War full-length issued in April via Metal Blade Records. Their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release to date,  the album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Upon A Burning Body, Glass Cloud:
10/10/2014 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/11/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/12/2014 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
10/13/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
10/14/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
10/15/2014 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/16/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/18/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
10/20/2014 The Door – Dallas, TX
10/21/2014 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
10/23/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
10/24/2014 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
10/25/2014 SOMA – San Diego, CA
10/26/2014 San Manuel Amphitheatre – San Bernardino CA * KNOTFEST 2014
10/28/2014 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
10/29/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Hawthorne, OR
10/31/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/01/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/02/2014 Murray Theater – Murray, UT
11/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/05/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/06/2014 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/07/2014 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/08/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/09/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/10/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/12/2014 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/13/2014 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/14/2014 The Norva – Norfolk, VA

BLOODTRUTH: Metal Assault Unleashes Lyric Video From Unique Leader-Bound Debut Album

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the impending doom of their debut album, Obedience, looming, Italian death metal horde BLOODTRUTH has created a lyric video for the album’s eighth track, “Foresworn,” which is today viewable via Metal Assault.

The ten tracks engulfing BLOODTRUTH’s Obedience tap into a wealth of unadulterated lyrical hatred released through incinerating waves of limb-removing, guttural metal. Engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of Fleshgod Apocalypse) at Sonic Hammer Studios, Obedience was then mixed and mastered by Italian death metal producer and legend Stefano Morabito of 16th Cellars Studios (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Eyeconoclast, Unfanthomable Ruination, Inherit Disease, and is enshrouded with some of the most intense artwork to date by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm), the perfect summary of the level of extreme comprising Obedience.

The new lyric video for the album’s “Foresworn” destroyer is now playing at Metal Assault RIGHT HERE.

Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heaves forth a sonic fireball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early ‘90s death metal and evocative Gregorian chant, representing the band’s homeland and history, with methodical technicality, BLOODTRUTH are ceaseless in their ear-lacerating capabilities. A visual teaser for Obedience was previously released HERE.

California-based Unique Leader Records will release Obedience on September 16th, 2014.!/BloodtruthBand

LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Bringers Premiere New Tune Via Noisey; Tour With Black Cobra To Commence Next Week

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With a tour supporting Black Cobra just one week away and a brand new record, the fittingly titled Colossus, on the horizon, Ohio riff bringers LO-PAN are pleased to uncork opening track, “Regulus,” via Noisey.

Elaborates vocalist Jeff Martin of the track, “‘Regulus’ is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. It’s a multiple system consisting of four stars. ‘Regulus’ is also Latin for ‘prince’ or ‘little king.’ The song is about a dream I had. In the dream I lived on a planet in the regulus system and the star was about to explode. The planet is about to be destroyed. And I’m reflecting on life as a whole facing the knowledge that I’m about to die basically.”

Adds Noisey: “Colossus is a great name for a doom record. In one breath it handily evokes images of majesty, grandeur, and past glories… It hints at hard-won battles and blood seeping into foreign sands, of rough-hewn idols and monoliths crumbling into the foaming sea. It paints a pretty goddamn inspiring picture. That being said, on a less romantic level, Colossus also slots neatly into doom’s obsession with really big… things. Ours is a world populated by behemoths and mastodons, dying giants, sea lords, and elder gods, whose exploits and flights of fancy are riffed sweatily into existence by big burly dudes encircled by halos of amplifier tubes. It’s larger than life, and if it’s done right, it’s way too much for your shitty foam earplugs to handle. It’s awesome.”

Check out “Regulus” before your imminent demise, now playing at Vice’s sound portal at THIS LOCATION.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes — a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself — LO-PAN’s fourth full-length, Colossus, serves as their most personal composition to date and a true testament to their evolution as a band. Having honed their musicianship through perpetual touring and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, the Columbus four-piece knew exactly what they wanted out of this recording. Together they belted out ten smolderingly soulful psalms that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences to arrive at their own sound – a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

As a precursor to the release of Colossus, LO-PAN will take to the streets next week on a gargantuan live excursion alongside San Francisco volume perpetrators, Black Cobra. The trek will commence in Phoenix on August 28th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, with additional LO-PAN headlining shows added to the jaunt. See confirmed dates below.

LO-PAN w/ Black Cobra:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/01/2014 Silver Dollar – Texarkana, AR *
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/21/2014  The Outpost – Kent, OH *
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/30/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA
10/04/2014 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK *
10/17/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH * Record Release Show
*LO-PAN headlining date/No Black Cobra

Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014.

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

BLACK COBRA: US Tour With Lo-Pan Begins Next Week

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Gruesome twosome, BLACK COBRA, will begin their massive impending US tour with support from Lo Pan on August 28th.

Since 2001, the BLACK COBRA duo has unloaded a deadly, damaging and wholly unique style of punk/hardcore-propelled sludge doom metal. An introductory self-titled demo EP would get them immediately picked up by At A Loss Recordings who officially re-released the EP as well as their 2006 debut LP, Bestial, and 2007-released follow-up, Feather And Stone, the albums bridged by a split with Eternal Elysium on Diwphalanx Records. Their destructive hymns and notoriously explosive live energy caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings who signed the band for their acclaimed 2009 LP, Chronomega, as well as their most widely and positively received album to date, with 2011’s massive Invernal.

An unstoppable touring machine, BLACK COBRA continually destroys the planet on the road, having played over seven-hundred shows on multiple continents since 2006, including Asia, Australia and both Europe and North America many times each. Massive festivals including Hellfest, The Power Of The Riff, Roadburn, Dour, Scion and others have set the band up with prime slots where the meager duo strikes the crowd with more venom than a band thrice its size every time. Their albums portray visceral otherworldly and sci-fi lyrics and storylines, the result of the band’s major fascination with horror and sci-fi literature and cinema. Guitarist vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) and drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) both currently reside in San Francisco where they’re working on material for their next LP due for release in the coming months.

With thirty-two cities confirmed to endure the BLACK COBRA live treatment in the coming weeks, the band’s more than month-long US Tour with support from Lo Pan begins next Thursday, August 28th and will decimate the country through October 2nd.

BLACK COBRA US Tour w/ Lo Pan:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA

PORD: The Obelisk Discloses Fresh Track From Rural French Noise Rock Trio; Wild European Tour Begins Next Week

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

From the sprawling backwoods and farmlands of rural Lozère, French noise rock cultivators, PORD, have set up at The Obelisk to market an example of their latest crop, harvested from their incoming second album, Wild. While overall bearing semblance to more widely recognized breeds including Helmet, Unsane, Rabbits, Beehoover and the like, the gnarled roots of Wild pair well with Solar Flare labelmates Sofy Major, Pigs and The Great Sabatini.

The generous flesh of “What Are Tuesdays For?,” the fifth of Wild’s seven fruits, is one of the most pungent sections of PORD’s latest yield, The Obelisk Taksmaster stating of the album, “Not short on atmosphere but sacrificing nothing in terms of efficiency in their pummel, PORD unveil a vicious strain of noise that’s anchored by deep low end and positioned sonically for righteous defiance, and of the track itself, “Maddening drum fills underscore the song, while deep-mixed vocals ask the all-pivotal question, ‘What the fuck are Tuesdays for?’ It’s like a conceptual art piece for disillusion…”

Appropriately check out today’s “What Are Tuesdays For?” special courtesy of The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, Solar Flare has released an amazing, or as they called it, “stupid,” new teaser for Wild RIGHT HERE, and the album’s leading “Staring Into Space” has been served by American Aftermath OVER HERE.

Preorders for Wild on CD are available HERE and the LP (on black or swamp green/bone splatter vinyl) HERE.

With Wild set to be fully available worldwide on September 8th, PORD will traverse the lands preceding the album’s release and well into harvest season mongering their wares. The Wild European Tour begins at Freakshow Festival on August 30th, and will see the trio caravanning into every corner of their home country and into Belgium and Switzerland through Samhain, including two shows with Hammerhead and more, with additional tour dates to be confirmed.

PORD: Wild European Tour:
8/30/2014 Freakshow Festival – Gigors, FR
9/12/2014 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
9/13/2014 Le Studio – Onet Le Chateau, FR
9/14/2014 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
9/23/2014 Deep Inside – Dijon, FR
9/24/2014 La Malterie – Lille, FR
9/25/2014 London Calling – Bruxelles, BE
9/26/2014 La Case A Choc – Neuchatel, CH
9/27/2014 La Caffette – Bern, CH
9/29/2014 Point FMR – Paris, FR w/ Hammerhead
9/30/2014 Mac Daid’s – Le Havre, FR w/ Hammerhead
10/01/2014 Socquette – Nevers, FR
10/02/2014 Pinky Bar – Nommay, FR
10/04/2014 Le Jardin Moderne – Rennes, FR
10/07/2014 Le Zinc – Poitiers, FR
10/08/2014 Pavillons Sauvage – Toulouse, FR
10/09/2014 Akoustic Café – Nimes, FR
10/11/2014 Les Capucins – Lyon, FR
10/31/2014 La Coope – Clermont-Ferrand, FR w/ Greys

PORD’s brand of output has evolved into complexly structured compositions with a throbbing and hypnotic undertow, along with a sometimes heavy and powerful, sometimes twisted rhythmic section, backed by incredibly tortured vocals. In March of 2014, PORD raided Rec Studio in Geneva to record their sophomore LP with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura, Basement…). Dubbed Wild, the strewn but cohesive nature of the band’s output on Wild is as contagious as it is caustic, showing a renewed musical evolution, with PORD’s typical raging sound coupled with a hint of straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture. The vocals also evolve toward a more rasping, primitive and offbeat rendering of cruder and increasingly straightforward lyrics.

TNT FEST 2014 Lineup Includes Judge, X, Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Jook, Bad Co. Project & Countless More

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The organizers of the annual Hartford-based TNT Fest have unleashed the nearly final lineup for this year’s massive late Summer extravaganza.

This Labor Day Weekend, TNT Fest returns with the gathering’s biggest installment yet, the lineup years in the making. Located less than five minutes from Hartford’s Union Station, this New England Punk and Oi! festival is an easy ride from both Boston and New York. Some of this editions’s headlining acts will include the first Connecticut show from Judge since their initial reign, Cro-Mags doing a full Age Of Quarrel set, X performing their entire Los Angeles LP in its entirety, Negative Approach makes their return to the fest, Jook make their first US performance, and Bad Co. Project — arising from the ashes of Oxymoron — make their stateside debut, in addition to a full set of all Oxymoron anthems. Tthe four-day fest — including the Thursday night pre-party — will also include sets from Sheer Terror, Defiance, Wisdom In Chains, Patriot, Thulsa Doom, Stars and Stripes, Panzerbastard, The Ejected, The Templars, Limecell and many more.

During the fest, Brass City Boss Sounds will have giveaways from sponsors, food trucks and tons of great vendors like Arrest Records, Skeletone Records and Black Hole Records. Similar to their yearly setup at This Is Hardcore, there will be a massive merch pop-up from Shop Shogun.

Check out a massive day-by-day breakdown of the full festival’s events below and read more RIGHT HERE.


Thursday August 28th – Sunday August 31st, 2014

The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

Tickets for TNT FEST 2014 are on sale now at THIS LOCATION.

One day pass: $40 | Three day pass: $120

Thursday August 28, 2014:

Pre-party with Judge Dread Memorial, and dance party with DJs Brass City Boss Sound’s Peter Morcey and Sheer Terror’s Paul Bearer.

So you thought Judge Dread was dead? Not in our hearts or turntables and probably not in yours either. On Thursday August 28th, 2014, at the TNT Fest Pre-party at The Webster Underground, direct from Holland, The Prince of Rudeness will be making his debut on US soil and teaming up with New Jersey’s Hub City Stompers to play Judge Dread’s biggest hits “Big Six”, “Big Eight”, “When We Were Skins”, “Ska Fever” and more. Liquor will flow and 45s will spin Skinhead Reggae, Boot Power Rock N Roll, Oi! Chartbusters, Northern Soul Stompers and Junkshop Glam by the BCBS DJs. We have also added to this steel-toed kick, direct from Germany and out of the ashes of Oxymoron, Sucker’s Bad Co.Project. They will be paying a rare set of Oxymoron material. Bad Co. Project will also perform Saturday night.

Friday August 29, 2014:

X, Bad Co. Project doing an Oxymoron set, Negative Approach, Defiance, Thulsa Doom, Hub City Stompers, Drug Shock

On Friday, August 29, 2014 on The Webster Theater’s main stage, LA Punk legends, X, will conjure the ghosts of Decline Of Western Civilization by playing 1980’s greatest debut record Los Angeles from start to finish. “Your Phone’s Off the Hook, But You’re Not”, “Johnny Hit and Run Paulene”, “Nausea” and “Sex and Dying in High Society” are just four of the nine flawless tracks on this record that changed the lives of many. Encompassing what TNT Fest is all about, X provides high energy, non-apologetic rock and roll. Directly supporting X comes Negative Approach- one of the greatest hardcore bands to still be playing. John Brannon & Co own more demons than any ten new hardcore bands combined. Negative Approach was a crowd favorite on the main stage in 2012 and we are pleased to have them back. Seminal Portland anarcho street-punk band Defiance has reunited with its five original members to play songs from their first two singles and album. Mike Arrogant, Alaric Brown, Kelly Halliburton, Tony Mengis, and Eric Niff will playing their first and only East Coast show in 2014. TNT diehards Hub City Stompers, Victory and Drug Shock will kick off the festivities so get there early!

Saturday August 30, 2014:

Judge, Cro-Mags, Wisdom In Chains, Bad Co. Project, Patriot, Lenny Lashley, Traditionals, Hard Evidence, Panzerbastard, Broken Heroes, Duffy’s Cut, Tailgunner, Damn Garrison, No Resistance, Justice Blocc

On Saturday August 30, 2014, Judge returns to CT for the first time since the salad days of the Anthrax to play The Webster Theater’s main stage. After tearing up This Is Hardcore and Black and Blue Bowl last year we can guarantee that the band has never sounded heavier or meaner. We will never have Blitz play TNT (RIP Nidge Miller) so enjoy the much-loved cover of “Warriors” that was responsible for turning a lot of American hardcore youth onto Blitz. Saturday’s main stage lineup could be our most stacked lineup in the history of TNT. NYHC legends Cro-Mags will be playing the entire Age Of Quarrel record which was recently re-released on 180 gram vinyl by Brass City Boss Sounds. Wisdom In Chains makes their long awaited TNT debut while Patriot and The Traditionals return. Ex-Oxymoron punk madman Sucker’s Bad Co. Project make their US debut. Hard Evidence and PanzerBastard make their debut on the mainstage this night as well. Saturday afternoon in The Webster Theater’s Underground you can find TNT favorites Broken Heroes, Duffy’s Cut, Tailgunner (representing Canadian Oi!), Damn Garrison (featuring Richie from The Bruisers), No Resistance and Justice Blocc.

Sunday August 31, 2014:

Jook, Sheer Terror, The Ejected, The Templars, Stars and Stripes, Limecell, Sydney Ducks, Lion’s Law, Yellow Stitches, Chosen Ones, 45 Adapters, Bloodshoot Hooligans

On Sunday August 31, 2014, Jook will take The Webster Theater’s main stage for their first US show ever. Jook, the 1970s underground glam sensation, is credited to as an inspiration of mainstream acts like the Bay City Rollers and features members of the more-well known band Sparks. It still doesn’t seem real but we have all three living Jook members together playing all of their singles which are favorites in heavy rotation at all BCBS DJ nights. “Alright With Me”, “Oo-Oo-Rudi” “Bish Bash Bosh”, Crazy Kids”, Aggravation Place”, “Different Class” and “Movin’ In The Right Direction” are a few songs you will hear. Preceding the main event, our favorite East End Kids, The Ejected are playing all hits. This will be their first US show ever and the only one this year. Sheer Terror will make their TNT debut playing their ugly and proud classic anthems along with songs from their new LP Standing Up For Falling Down. You may even get a Sham cover from their great new Kaos for Kristin EP and you will definitely get a smile from the Rev’s famous stage banter. Stars and Stripes will be playing songs from their upcoming BCBS LP and The Templars finally return to TNT. A number of bands from all over the world will join us on the main stage as well, including Limecell from Philadelphia, Lion’s Law from France, Sydney Ducks from San Francisco and Chosen Ones from Buffalo. 45 Adapters will play followed by Brass City Boss Sounds’ very own Yellow Stitches (Sick Mind 45 release party), ensuring to turn Hartford into a New Hampshire style pizza and beer massacre. Connecticut Oi! band Bloodshot Hooligans kick off the final day and will treat your hangover with the hair of the dog. This will be Bloodshot’s final show so don’t sleep.