Monday, April 30, 2012

Motherboy - Relic Room Sessions

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Tracklist:
1. Blood Bender
2. Cliff Dancer
Get It NOW!
And if you like it BUY IT

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stream: Great Reversals- To the Ends of the Earth

Brand new EP from Michigan's own Great Reversals. EP, which is entitled "To the Ends of the Earth" features 4 tracks about the drummer's struggle to raise his 8 year old son who is deaf and autistic. EP is available directly through the band on their Bigcartel page. Support them and order a copy!

Goldust- Soir Collection

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Entrails
2. Parasitic Dysfunction
3. Ruine
4. L(i)ars
5. Chimes & Rhymes
6. Blue Smoke
7. Worldgaeze
8. Gray Haze | Twilight Years
All GOLDUST songs from the split 7"s: w/ Full of Hell, w/ Curbbite, w/ Juggernaut, w/ Deathrite

Stream: Carrion Spring- A Short History Of Decay LP

Here is the newest LP from Portland's Post Hardcore/Screamo outfit Carrion Spring. Album is available for purchase on the great Fist In The Air Records, BEAR Records, and Forever Escaping Boredom.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stream: Plus Minus- Progression Through Ignorance

Due out on May 4th, Montreal's Plus Minus have given us the opportunity to stream their full EP on the site. Lifers Records will be dropping pre-orders very soon for the album, so keep an eye on their site and snag a copy or two when it drops.

Dead End Alaska/ Dead End Sons- Family & Friends Vol. 1


Dead End Alaska Bandcamp/Dead End Sons Facebook
Year: 2012
Tracklist:Dead End Alaska
1. Wasp Wars
2. Forrest Fox
3. Koala (Acoustic)

Dead End Sons
1. Alone and Alive
2. Wasted Breath
Get It NOW!

Texas Instruments. Baitfish. Battle Royale. Regret, the Informer- Split

Year: 2012
Tracklist:
1. Texas Instruments- RC-P90
2. Texas Instruments- Troost
3. Texas Instruments- Get on your Mammoth, Bitch!
4. Baitfish- Ignorant
5. Baitfish- Take Back the Hunt
6. Baitfish- Oh My God, Is That David Bowie Are You Ready To Go Back To The Seventies
7. Baitfish- What a Faker, She Wasn't Dead At All
8. Baitfish- Building On Buildings To Never Be Built
9. Battle Royale- ...But It Still Sucks
10. Battle Royale- Mark, Service Champion
11. Battle Royale- What The Fuck Was The Scene From That Movie
12. Regret, the Informer- Old Newman
13. Regret, the Informer- Love Less
14. Regret, the Informer- Family Portraits
The Ghost Is Clear Records has three records total up for pre-order right now, support that label and order some stuff!

Holy- Self Titled EP

Year: 2011
Tracklist:
1. The Wrong Side
2. Lifelong
3. Restless
4. Blame Me
5. Dead Can Dance
6. Monday
7. Cheap Drugs
8. Asleep

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stream: Axis/Weight Of The World Split

A much anticipated split on my end, two of the best new bands in Florida lock up for a split 7". Axis is a heavily 90's influenced hardcore band in vein of Turmoil, Harvest, and early Snapcase. Weight of the World is an early 2000's influenced hardcore band in the vein of Battery, What Feeds the Fire, and Faded Grey. The Split will be out via On Point Records in May/June.

Countdown To Oblivion- Discography Review

Sometimes there are certain people that you can just always expect great things from. Chris Colohan has easily one of the most impressive bodies of work behind him; with, I am only certain, more coming along. Every band Chris has been in is devastating, fast and intense. I was excited to get the opportunity to review the Countdown to Oblivion discography, soon to be released by A389 records, because I actually just recently stumbled on the band myself. I was very familiar with Chris’ other work but for some reason had never CTO and I was missing something really amazing.

Never heard CTO? What you can expect then is straight forward fast hardcore, similar to Left For Dead and The Swarm, but with a fusion of metallic riffs that keep the songs in a constant state of progression. The songs are short; all clocking in under 3 minutes, but the short works are packed to capacity full of diverse riffs and continually changing speeds. I think the most unique attribute of the band’s catalogue is the use of gang chants that give the songs an old school punk vibe. The band is really an eclectic hodgepodge of genres but somehow CTO really makes it work. The vocals come in and out, creating a constantly tense feeling, never entirely sure when the record is going to blast you with vocals or not.

While the LP is a discography of the band’s various releases, it really works well as a single unit. The album has a good flow, and the quality from song to song doesn’t waver too much as is often seen in many discographies. While most people probably know Chris solely for his work as vocalist of Cursed, I highly recommend his other work because all the bands he has been in including CTO have been great. Pick up the LP when A389 releases it you won’t be sorry.

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Locktender- Collected

Locktender is a conceptual hardcore band from Cleveland, OH with all of the members of Men as Trees. All of our songs are about and inspired by different works of art and our albums will focus on specific artists. This 'Collected' release is three songs that are all being released on vinyl splits this year. A 7" with Cassilis from Philadelphia, a 12" with Brighter Arrows from Chicago (ex-Lautrec, Mans, Phoenix Bodies), and another 12" that is still TBA. Our singer Nick will do the CD release through his label Mopsorden and Utarid Tapes will do one in Malaysia. As with MAT, everything will be free to download so we are just trying to get this out there as much as possible before our Euro tour this July with Sailing On from Germany. Give it a listen and if you are into it post it and if not thanks anyway. The download link contains lyrics and the cover art in the file but I'll attach the cover art as well.

DOWNLOAD
STREAMING
SITE
FACEBOOK

Monday, April 23, 2012

Void Forger- Ruined Demo

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Pointless Media
2. Relief
3. Automation

Holy Night- The Second Cumming

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Dead Friends
2. Mindless
3. Get Away
4. Anything
5. Bones

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Great American Ghost-The Nadir EP

2012
Tracklist:
1.Island
2.Burning Bridge
 3.Wolves
4.Rosaries


Abuse- -

2011
Tracklist:
1.It's What's In Your Heart That Counts Down Your Death
2.Would You Consider This Crying?
3.EVERYDAYVALUES!GUARUNTEEDSATISFACTION!FORTHEPRICEOFALIFETIME!
4.In Loving Memory Of Missing You Deeply
5.Fast Between Us And On Top Of Each Other
6.Violence Ain't A Resort


Graf Orlock - Destination Time Trilogy

Stream: Burn Your Life Down- Don't Try EP

Panic Records and Glory Kid Ltd have come together to co-release the brand new Burn Your Life Down EP. Upon announcing the co-release, I received word that we would be getting the go ahead to stream the full EP for you guys/girls. So as planned, here is the outstanding EP "Don't Try" from Burn Your Life Down. For ordering information visit the Panic and Glory Kid websites.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Closed Casket Activities welcome Disgrace to the family

Troy, NY's Closed Casket Activities is pleased to announce the signing of Southern California's Disgrace. Songs of Suffering, the band's debut 12" EP is due this Summer. Check out two songs from the band's debut at: http://disgracehardcore.stereokiller.com/

Disgrace is:
Kyle Thomas- Guitar
Michael Cesario- Drums
Leo Orozco- Bass
Taylor Young- Vocals

Thursday, April 19, 2012

TBFH Youtube Channel Officially Launched!

As stated when our mediafire was originally shut down, there are some changes on the horizon with the site. We are trying to give as many people as possible one location to find the latest news, reviews, legal downloads, etc etc from the hardcore/punk community.

Now onto another new addition to the growing site, I have decided it would be a great idea to add a Youtube page for the site. On this page bands/labels will be able to premier new music videos. This will be very similar to BlankTV, but more directed toward solely the Hardcore/Punk community.


If you/your band are thinking about doing a video of some kind anytime soon and want a place to premier it, hit me up: Ballardwayne@gmail.com

PS by “host” I mean we’re going to have to receive the video for us to personally upload to the youtube account.

PS Part 2: Dropbox.com is a perfect tool for sending over video files. 2gb is the maximum on the free accounts over there, so it is perfect for most videos. 

World Of Pain- Self Titled

Year: 2011
Quality: VBR
Tracklist:
1. Introduction
2. Running Thin
3. World of Pain
4. End Result
5. Shadow Talker
6. Third Rail (Martin of Billy Club Sandwich)
7. Harsh Reality
8. Interlude
9. Consequence (ft. Tad of Stout)
10. Dead Inside
11. Age of Deceit (ft. Matthi of Nasty)
12. Suffer

Scion Rock Fest announced

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cowardice Sign to Westcoast Worldwide Records

Westcoast Worldwide Records is pleased to announce the signing of Tacoma, Washington based melodic hardcore band Cowardice. The band is currently hard at work at Astronauts Lounge Studios in Tacoma, Washington with producer/engineer Ahren Lanfor recording their new EP entitled “I Am Depression”.

“We are beyond happy to sign with Westcoast Worldwide. We’ve been fans since we found the label through Set It Straight about 7-8 years ago and we can’t wait to be a part of it,” exclaims Cowardice Vocalist Jeremy Bushnell. “This record is being written as a whole record together, not just a bunch of songs. It is more thought out, planned and has more focus than anything we’ve ever written. The sound is more zeroed in, more aggressive and to the point. We really tried to latch on to why a lot of us found this music in the first place. It really boils down to the fact that we all found this because some part of us is not alright. This is a record about dealing with that and realizing you aren’t the only one feeling it. We can’t wait for people to hear it.”

“We are really excited to welcome Cowardice into the Westcoast Worldwide Family”, comments label founder Mikey Hood. We have known about them for a while, and they are a great band, and great kids, and they got a lot of heart. We are very excited to work with Cowardice, and we think everybody will really enjoy this record.”

Look for “I Am Depression” in late spring/early summer 2012 on Westcoast Worldwide. In the meantime, Cowardice will be embarking on a short tour of the Great Northwest, which includes a spot on the highly anticipated Rainfest 2012.

Dates are as follows…….

May 2nd / Eugene, OR @ The Venue
May 3rd / Santa Rosa, CA @ Transient Lounge
May 4th / Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
May 5th / Norcal @ tba
May 6th / Vancouver, WA @ Pop Culture
May 25th to May 27th / Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (Rainfest 2012 )

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vilipend- First 3 Records

The Love Left to Rot... EP
1. Failings for Friends
2. Kill the Pills...
3. In Desperation We Reach
4. Wounds Worn as Badges
5. Broken Not Breaking

Plague Bearer EP
1. Plague Bearer
2. Magnificent Desolation
3. Dulling Silver

Northern Hostility: Live in Ajax
1. Failings for Friends
2. Cutting Heartstrings
3. Dulling Silver
4. The Thin Red Line Between Salvation and Damnation
5. Farewell, Cruel Girl
6. Plague Bearer
7. To Impede the Healing Process
LP entitled Inamorata due out very soon on A389 Records.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pigs- You Ruin Everything LP

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Give It
2. Whitewash
3. Massive Operator Error
4. Drained
5. Outburst Calendar
6. Contrition Dilemma
7. Scrum
8. Small c Celebrity
9. Mashantucket
10. At Least It’s An Ethos
Features members of Unsane and Player's Club.

Cast Out- Demo MMXII

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Tribe Mentality
2. Void

Media Blitz post track from their forthcoming LP

Southern California Crossover outfit Media Blitz have uploaded the title track from their upcoming LP "Burn The World" which is due out this July. Give it a listen and keep an eye out for ordering information in the coming months.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Geraniüm-Self Titled LP

Bandcamp
2012
Tracklist:
1.Homeostasis
2.Condoning The Leak
3.No Second Chance
4.Ils arriveront dans un murmure puis disparaitront dans le brouillard et la terre
5.I've Got A Bigger Than Yours (Even If I Got Titles)
6.Les cathedrales du vide
7.And This Strange Sensation Of Being Nowhere At Home
8.Fashion Fuck Off

Get It Now


Geraniüm are an awesome crust/hardcore band from France. This LP is highly recommended for fans of bands such as Alpinist, Celeste and Martyrdod.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Graf Orlock- Los Angeles

Bandcamp
Year: 2012
Tracklist:
1. Dead Man Talking
2. No Attachments
3. Couples Seeking Comfort/No Point
4. Quick On The Trigger
Get It NOW!
and if you like it, BUY IT!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Great Sabatini-Matterhorn

Band Website
2012
Tracklist:
1.City Limits
2.Zacios
3.Invisible Door
4.Null And Void
5.Wagons
6.Sad Parade Of Yesterdays

Get It Now

Formed in 2007 in Montreal, The Great Sabatini play post metal with elements of black metal, hardcore and sludge among other influences.
Link

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Harness- Victim Of Suffering EP

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Decline
2. The Agonies Of Death
3. Scorched Earth
4. Fragmented Flesh
Do not sleep on this, one of the best EP's I've heard so far this year. View Pre-order options HERE.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review:Pick Your Side-Let Me Show You How Democracy Works

2012
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After releasing the impressive debut 7 inch Survival Prayer last year I've been waiting to hear more from Pick Your Side, a crushing hardcore band featuring Jeff Beckman(vocalist for Haymaker and guitarist for Left For Dead among other notable bands) and also featuring members of metal/grind stalwarts Fuck The Facts. Their new LP delivers on the promise of their debut in spades, featuring 16 songs on furious hardcore with elements of several different styles being showcased throughout. There are faster straightforward hardcore/powerviolence songs that bring to mind the aforementioned singer's previous band Haymaker, a few more metallic/melodic songs with a crusty influence coming forward, and also a few ridiculously heavy slower songs usually built around a single crushing riff. It's clear from the top notch performance on this record that Beckman's time away from fronting a band hasn't caused him to miss a beat and he sounds better then ever. While the production on the LP retains the raw intensity of the previous 7 inch there is also a noticeable jump in recording quality and things sound much louder and clearer this time around. Expectations were high when Pick Your Side formed due to the popularity of the member's previous band's and it's safe to say they have more then met those with this release. All fans of hardcore/grind/powerviolence owe it to themselves to check out this out ASAP.

Stream "Let Me Show You How Democracy Works" On Bandcamp
Purchase on the A389 Records WebstoreLink

Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: No Omega- Metropolis



This was my first listen to the Swedish band No Omega but I was pleasantly surprised. Their release “Metropolis” blends poetic lyricism with dissonant melodies followed by moments of clarity through the usage of melodic passages. It is this blend of hardcore influenced riffs and softer melodies that give this album an emotional tie to the listener and leaves them begging for more.



The song “Breathe” stands out from the rest. It begins with a haunting melody played on guitar followed by the distant screams that echo in the back of your mind. The rest of the song manages to shape the opening guitar riff into something more complex and passionate. As is the case with the rest of the album, “Breathe” leaves you with a sense of hopelessness and despair immersing you in to the minds of No Omega.

If you like melodic hardcore even the slightest bit you need to check out this band and buy this album. I see big things coming from these Swedes in the near future.

Go buy "Metropolis" and/or No Omega apparel here

We're Not Dead-Not Falling Apart Anymore

2012
Tracklist:
1.Down Together
2.Make Way For The Bad Guy
3.Fuck It, We'll Do It Live
4.What Am I Going To Do This Month?
5.There's No Revolution In Your Rock
6.Song For The Lion's Den
7.Don't Say Whatever To Me
8.Some People Play Baseball
9.A Fast Walk Into A Furious Woodchipper
10.My Mind Must Be Other Places
11.We're Not Dead/Absent Friends
12.Sixth And Center
13.Tractor Man:Redemption

Get It Now

Rad melodic punk/hardcore from Daytona, Florida, highly recommended FFO:Kid Dynamite, Shook Ones
Link

Pleasant Living- Demo

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. All I Ever Loved
2. Brain Change
3. Fathers Day
4. Friday Night
5. Truthless
Features current/former members of Stout, TUI, Slumlords, and Pulling Teeth. FFO Slumlords, Wisdom In Chains, and Animalhaus

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FULL ALBUM STREAM: The Love Below- Every Tongue Shall Caress

We were lucky enough to get the go ahead on hosting a stream for the debut LP from Southern California powerhouse The Love Below. Every Tongue Shall Caress is now out on A389 Records, snag a copy if you enjoy it!

Divider/Colony Split

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Divider- Tide Lungs
2. Colony- Hourglass
3. Colony- Empty Caskets
4. Colony- Dead Ends

Snakes- Please Just Kill Me Now

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Please Just Kill Me Now
2. Scourge
3. Comisery
4. Deride
5. Suppress
6. Dissolution
7. Bystander
8. Decaying Roots Grow Misdirected

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nowhere- New Track

Tracklist:
1. Sunshine
Features current and ex members of Weekend Nachos & Dead City. LP is due out this summer.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sheer Ignorance- Conditioning EP

Year: 2011
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Pay Your Dues to Punk
2. Social Conditioning
3. Blood Sludge
4. Militant Zombie Deathsquad
5. Mind Control Airwaves

Plagues- Live at Sound Kontrol

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Set it one continuous track.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Plagues- Goofy Pls

Year: 2012
Quality: 320kbps
Tracklist:
1. Accually is Dolan
2. Gooby Hwor