Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Out of Time- Demo

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Collapse
2. Overstayed
3. Captive
4. Realization
5. Nice Try
6. Vision Blurred

Review: Triac- Always Meant To hurt You

Aggressively fast would be an understatement to describe “Always Meant To Hurt You” by Triac, which contains four of the most heavy and ear assaulting songs that I have heard in a while, with a vocal range that measure up to J. Bannon of converge fame and also fitting in between Magrudergrind, Hatred Surge and other bands of that sort. Each song brings in something new, yet as a whole within 4 songs Triac have managed to record what insanity and chaos sound like through the blistering drums and the raw guitar tones. Though only being 4 songs, “Always Meant To Hurt You” does not disappoint and has enough going on within the short time to make it feel as though you’ve listened to a full album. Support A389.

Rating: 5/5 (love the drumming on this album and how the vocals were executed)

Favorite song: Grab Everything That Kills (the ending of the song is insane)

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Review: Hatewaves- The Tombs

“The Tombs” is the latest release from the jokesters that call themselves Hatewaves, continuing in the tradition of their very brief but straight to the point fast paced hardcore, with tongue in cheek yet brutally honest lyrics. This band can do no wrong in my eyes whether writing songs about Facebook or Cops, the music has the listener laughing while raging. While being 7 songs, the runtime is about 3-4 minutes and yet it is one of the most memorable things I’ve heard in a while. Taste the beast, support A389.

Rating: 5/5 (Tight musicianship coming from the masterminds in Pulling Teeth and Triac)

Favorite Song: All of it

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A389 Recordings announces complete lineup for 8th Anniversary Bash!!!

Year after year fans have travelled to Baltimore MD from all over the world to catch the legendary INTEGRITY make their annual appearance alongside rare/exclusive performances by Haymaker, Rot In Hell, Gehenna, and heavy metal God THOR to name a few.

Taking place once again at the Sonar Compound (in Baltimore, MD) this year's concert will be the first to utilize both the main and clubroom stages while offering a third room as a chill out lounge. Fear not, there will be no overlapping sets, thanks to a tight production team you will be able to catch every band.


Main Stage
EYEHATEGOD (Only area appearance)
INTEGRITY (Only area appearance)
GEHENNA (Only area appearance)
STARKWEATHER (Only Area Appearance)
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP (Only Area Appearance)
JUNIOR BRUCE (Ex members of Bloodlet, first area appearance)

Side Stage
WEEKEND NACHOS (Only area appearance)
PICK YOUR SIDE (Ex-members of Haymaker/Fuck The Facts, first area apperance)
LOW PLACES (California)
TRIAC (Baltimore)
HATEWAVES (Baltimore)
EDDIE BROCK (Baltimore)

Tickets are available at:

Can't wait? Be sure to check out the streaming preview of all the bands playing and more by visiting

And last but not least be sure to follow A389 for all the latest news updates and surprises

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Axis- Rites of Passage

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Atlas
2. Collapse
3. For the Coward
4. OC80

Agress- Darksided

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
1. The Storm
2. Personal Poison
3. Gone
4. Goodbye
5. Dying Breed
6. Knowing Death

Out Crowd- New Song

Year: 2011
1. Societies Burden
Preorders for their split with Written off will be up soon on Like Glue Records!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jaguarz - Jungle Jamz

Year: 2003
1. The Fuck Back Down
2. Weak Ass Game
3. Catch Up
4. On Your Back
5. Jaguarz
6. Law Of The Jungle
7. Around
get it HERE!

Bandname- Breakfast LP

Year: 2010
Quality: 160kbps
1. Opportunity
2. The Noids
3. Excitable Boy
4. The Countdown
5. Kid
6. Got it All
7. Another Life
8. Take Me Home
9. New Usual
10. Walls
11. Flasthead
12. Wonder Why

Surrender- One Day

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Norman S.D.
2. Victim
3. Baby Steps
4. We Lived
5. Keep Walking
6. These Anchors
7. Saints
8. Flog A Dead Gifthorse
9. Amends
10. Fly Safe
11. June 19

The Kingsford Run- Human Traffic

Year: 2010
Quality: 192kbps
1. Title Track
2. Et Dis-Moi
3. Trenchknife
4. Moskow
5. The Ballad Of The Salty Dog
6. Wolffspit
7. The Bad Dad Blues
8. Viva La Cheeva

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Eddie Brock- Self Titled 7"

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Weapon X
2. Skateboard Bikini Wax
3. Foul
4. Shame
5. Wave Hate
6. Decadence
7. Social Slayer
8. Curse
9. Medium Punch
10. Greener Pastures/Asshole Thrashers
11. Looking Glass/Asshole Rash
12. Megrim

Friday, August 26, 2011

Not Waving But Drowning - If it's too cute set it on fire

Not Waving But Drowning
If it's too cute set it on fire
Year 2000
01. Somewhere Away
02. Untitled in D
03. Good Intentions
04. You're Up Next
05. Undercover
06. Shatterproof
07. Everything Vs. Nothing
08. Covering Ground
09. Rock Anthem
Get it NOW
St. Louis band from late 90's toured alot and did it their way.
Originally released on Takehold Records
NWBD plays the occasional STL reunion show from time to time
IF THIS WAS RELEASED AS A 12" would you buy it?
The Ghost Is Clear is seriously thinking bout rereleasing this classic hardcore record.
Input appreciated. - Bobby

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Masakari- Sleep//Rot 7"

Year: 2010
Quality: 320kbps
1. XVIII. Sleep
2. Slowly We Rot (Obituary)

At Our Heels- Self Titled 7"

Year: 2008
Quality: 192kbps
1. 1985
2. Mourning
3. Blackout
4. Coffin Stuffers
5. Cold Season
6. Epitaph

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review:Witch-Lord-Atomized In The Black Solarian


Here we have another project featuring members (or a member moreover) from the infamous Gehenna. But while Penetration Panthers leaned more towards the punk side of the spectrum, Witch-Lord is 4 tracks of raw, crushing stoner/doom metal. I must applaud the band for the effectively raw recording of the record as well as the fact that there is no filler to be found in these songs, something I feel many bands of this genre rely on to an unfortunate degree. It didn't take many listens for these ridiculously heavy riffs to get stuck in my head. The vocals and drums are solid but the simple yet catchy guitarwork is the true star of the show here. Fans of genre standards such as Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey and Sleep should take note as this record will no doubt have you reaching for your bong, provided you can stop headbanging long enough to use it.

Favorite Song:Bones Are Left

Stream "Blood For Kali" on the a389 media player

Purchase from the a389 webstore

Monday, August 22, 2011

Review: Always Try- Demo 2011

Always Try is a new Youth Crew band hailing from Southern California whose sound ranges from early Lockin Out bands to bands like Turning Point, Bold and Youth of Today. Having recently released their demo which is being put on tape by Learn To Trust records, this band has a lot of potential within the 5 songs clocking in under 8 minutes of play time. The lyrics are reminiscent of most youth crew bands but the sound is a bit different since it seems to be a more aggressive approach at the style. If anyone is a fan of FocusedxMinds, Stop & Think and Step Forward then this band will probably be for you. Also it’s been a while since Southern Cali had a Youth Crew band come out from here (Minority Unit aside).

Rating: 4/5 (has a lot of potential, will deffinitely be looking out for the next release)

Favorite Songs: End Today, Undoubtedly

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Retaliate- Thorns Without a Rose

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. The Opus
2. Castillo-Corrales, Round 10
3. What’s the Point?
4. Thorns
5. FTW
6. Can’t Relate
7. Defined by Silence
8. Chewed Up, Spit Out
9. I’ll Flick the Match
10. Not Your Home
11. The Dance
12. That Feel

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Alpinist/Masakari- Split

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Alpinist- Abgerichtet
2. Alpinist- Subjection
3. Alpinist- Steps
4. Alpinist- Postmodern Problems
5. Alpinist- Unwanted Encore
6. Alpinist- Instrumental
7. Alpinist- Quelle Valeur Reste
8. Masakari- XVII. The Obscene Underbelly
9. Masakari- XIX. Void Manufacturing
10. Masakari- XVII. Sleep
11. Masakari- XXII. Q. Culture A. Resist
12. Masakari- XXIV. Trapped In The Mold
13. Masakari- XXI. Progress
14. Masakari- XXIII. Hexenhammer
15. Masakari- XX. Modulation

Demonwomb- Demo

Year: 2011
Tracklist: 320kbps
1. Intro
2. Blackened Skies
3. My Turn
4. Prometheus
5. The Hunt
6. I Am
"Prometheus” will be featured on our upcoming European compilation.

The Hollow- I, Destroyer

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR (V0)
1. Final Dawn
2. Ensom
3. Fall From Grace
4. Gomorrah AD
5. 80 Gray
6. Year Zero
7. Dreaming
8. End Of Days
9. Forsaken
10. Invocation
11. The Black Flame
12. The Fallout


1.The Forgetter
2.Black Vinyl Clouds
3.Stag Hymn
4.Home Again, Alone Again

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Debut 10 Inch/EP from Griever who feature former members of none other then Lewd Acts. Unlike that band, this band plays awesome and extremely catchy stoner metal with a punk lean. These four songs are all very awesome and if you like them, you should most definitely go throw the band 5 bucks for them via their bandcamp. I believe the 10 inch is now sold out. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

So Much Hate- How We Feel (Reissue)

Year: Originally released in 1987, but was reissued in 2007.
Quality: VBR (V0)
1. Skyggesiden
2. Du Aleine
3. Blinded
4. How We Feel
5. One Step Closer
6. How Could It Be Worse Before
7. Screams
8. We Can't Change The Past
9. Green Walls of Power
10. Double Standards
11. Apathy
12. Til Lykke Med Dagen
13. Tanker Fra Et Mennske
14. Do You Really Care
15. Tortur
16. Wake Up

Friday, August 19, 2011

Review: Jungle Juice- Bastard Sessions EP

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I’ve been into Jungle Juice since the release of “Jungle Jamz” and have known the guys in the band for a bit so when they asked me to review their newest work, cleverly titled as the “Bastard Sessions EP”. The new EP shows off the band maturing from a fast paced hardcore sound to now brandishing riff laden songs in vein of Eyehategod, Weed, and Buzzo-ven while keeping much of the angry tendencies that make the band one to look out for. Each song builds off of the last getting heavier and heavier until reaching “Salvation” which is the climax of the EP in my eyes and features a guest spot by CT of Rwake . If you were a fan of the bands previous releases you will definitely be into this but if not, I recommend the “Bastard Sessions Ep” for anyone that’s into what A389 has been putting out lately and mainly for those who are into Left For Dead, and “Martyr Immortal” era Pulling Teeth.

Rating: 4/5

Favorite Songs: Bastard and Salvation

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Krakdown- 1985-1990 Discography

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Link taken from the greatest Hardcore blog to EVER exist aka Blogged And Quartered

Kicked In- In Session

Year: 2011
Quality: 160kbps
1. In Session
2. Our Fun
3. Square One
4. Wasted Time
5. Bitter Visions
6. Free Mind
7. What's Right

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Harsh Reality - Cd EP 2011

Year 2011

01. Harsh Rewality
02. Dead and Gone

03. Curtains
04. Nothing Left
05. Bleak Existence
06. The Fear

Got fools from bands like Kicked In / No Class / and Attention Seeker
ya heard. KC Hardstyle for yaz domez.
Go to shows.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Word For Word- Live at Welfare Records 4-28-08

Year: 2011
1. The Journey/Disowned
2. Word For Word
3. Bounce
4. Poisoned
5. Depression (Black Flag Cover)
6. Defend Manchester
7. M.O.S.H.
8. Keepsake

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vice- Get Down , Stay Down

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
1. Your Light
2. Vice
3. False Reality
4. Rat Race

Black Kites/Convulsions- Split

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR (V0)
1. Black Kites- Sleep Easy
2. Black Kites- Tall Tales, Low Lifes
3. Black Kites- Used
4. Black Kites- Alive On Arrival
5. Black Kites- Own This Monster
6. Black Kites- Fake Punches
7. Convulsions- Gasoline
8. Convulsions- Decompression Sickness
9. Convulsions- Scrimshaw
10. Convulsions- Marie Laveau
11. Convulsions- Nero & Doryphoros
12. Convulsions- Inhabitants of 13 Mall Street

Friday, August 12, 2011

War Hound- Colder Than Ever Demonstration 2011

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Blue
2. Colder Than Ever

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Strike to Survive - Sore Losers

Strike to Survive - Sore Losers
Year: 2011
01. Energy Vampires
02. Sore Throats
03. Poltergeist
California band with a great live show. Pay attention and see them when they play near you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Mistake- Lies For Lust 7"

Year: 2011
Quality: 192kbps
1. Obsessed With Extremes
2. Detained
3. Inescapable
4. Lies For Lust
5. Trendsetter
6. Backpeddler
7. Open Forum
8. Fate Decided

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Major Damage- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Power Of One
2. Instigator
3. Major Damage
4. Edge Of Sanity
5. Take It Down
6. Pathetic
7. Demise
New solo project from Brandon Ferrell (Government Warning, Direct Control, Wasted time, Syndrome and others)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Boundaries- It's Now Or Never

Year: 2010
Quality: VBR
1. What Have You Become
2. Break Free
3. Crash & Burn
4. Breathe
5. Now Or Never
This band is playing EARLY on Sunday at This Is Hardcore. If you are attending the fest please show up early and show them some love.

John Cota/Ten Thousand Leagues- Split

Year: 2011
Quality: 192kbps
1. John Cota- Curtains
2. John Cota- Dissemble
3. John Cota- Our Vacation, Ruined
4. Ten Thousand Leagues- Burning Victim
5. Ten Thousand Leagues- Home Along The Tracks
6. Ten Thousand Leagues- Loose Ties
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Xerxes/Midnight Souls- Split (HQ)

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Xerxes- I Can Feel You Standing There
2. Xerxes- But I Dont See You Anywhere
3. Midnight Souls- Former Friends And Other Dead Ends
4. Midnight Souls- Widowmaker
"This record is Louisville's Xerxes second release with Mayfly. This release sees them expand on Twins with a more focused sound, they mix a little more post hardcore with their take on traditional hardcore. Fans will not be dissapointed. FFO MLIW, Life Long Tragedy, Touche amore

Belgium's Midnight Souls are a perfect b-side, their powerful mix of slow driving hardcore/punk and intelligent lyrics have helped them build a following all over Europe. FFO American Nightmare, Defeater, Verse"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tight Grip- For The Youth

Year: 2011
Quality: 160kbps
1. For The Youth
2. Open Minded
3. Positive Youth
4. Head On Track

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bacchus-Bacchus LP

1.Devoted To Shit
3.Hopeless Daggers
5.Itchy Blood
6.Experimental Submerge
7.The Living Dead

Get It Now
Buy It

Self Titled LP from Irish Hardcore/Sludge band Bacchus. This record is awesome and extemely heavy, highly recommended. Thanks to Perception Through Dissonance for the original link to this.

Media Blitz- A Voice Of Our Own

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Bite Back
2. Backlash
3. I Don't Believe
4. Drown Me
5. Life Sentence
6. Don't Slow Down
7. An Excuse

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Darkwoods- Cabin Fever

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
1. Descent
2. Horror
3. Bastard
4. Prisoner
5. Deprivation
6. Hole
7. Ruined
8. Stranger
9. Fever
10. Strength

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Streetsweeper- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
1. Neighborhood Stomp
2. White Hats
3. Place of Fear
4. Steppin Back
5. Tens of Truths

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rude Awakening- Demo

Year: 2011
1. Erosion
2. Untamed World
3. Severed Ties
4. Towing The Line
Featuring members of Death Before Dishonor, Hammer Bros and more