Another horrible release from SuperFi Records. Here is what they (i.e. Kunal) have to say about it:
"Isolation Tank is a duo that make that powerviolence stuff but are head and shoulders above a lot of the generic, jokey slop being churned out at the moment. Jack and Sam actually utilise discernible, catchy riffs and lots of cool time changes that keep it interesting. Think Hatred Surge and Iron Lung.
Art Of Burning Water continue their mission to annoy all and sundry with their slightly faster take on their usual off-kilter noise-rock with definite hardcore leanings, like a sped up Keelhaul partying with Motorhead. Three short ones from them also."
Listen to it via the link below.
Sheesh, another awesome-sounding issue of Artcore. This one features a 7" ('American Dream' by LA punx Human Therapy, described as some sort of TSOL / Minutemen hybrid) and 36 pages of reading matter which includes bits on Zero Boys, Poison Idea, Static Shock and a whopping bit on Norwegian hardcore. Phwoar.
The Euro edition of The Kill's 'Make 'Em Suffer' LP is out now via Dead Heroes. Nineteen minutes' worth of vicious Aussie grind (including a Slayer cover) by members of Fuck... I'm dead, Open wound, Holy Boner and Swallow Grave. There's a review of the CD version somewhere on this site.
Tankcrimes are gonna be reissuing Dystopia's brilliant 'Human=Garbage' for all you laggards who missed out on an earlier version. This new vinyl edition is set to drop in October, and includes tracks from the band's 1993 splits with Grief and Embittered as well as one additional tune which had previously only been released on CD. For those not in the know: think foul, crusty, detuned hardcore possessed of the bleakest, bitterest outlook known to man.
Do the punx still care about Merchandise? Probably not, but they're playing some dates across England in November. Here is when and where:
18th - The Laundry, London
20th - Start The Bus, Bristol
21st - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
22nd - Sound Control, Manchester
23rd - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
24th - Stereo, Glasgow
25th - The Cluny, Newcastle
26th - Kazimier, Liverpool
27th - Coalition, Brighton
Their new album, 'After The End', comes out on August 25th via 4AD.
The latest monolithic effort from Scottish dronelords Ommadon is out now. If you dig the bowels-to-water tones of Sunn O))) and early Earth then you'll likely be all over this already. UK denizens can grab it from Dry Cough while Euros can check Burning World and our Stateside brethren can hit up Domestic Genocide.
From the label: "Dry Heave records are very proud to announce the release of a limited picture disc album of legendary old school thrashers Nuclear Assault live at the legendary CBGB's. Recorded off the desk at CBGB's and onto tape in 1986, drummer Glenn Evans has unearthed this recording from his personal archive and has personally mixed and mastered the set up to a very high standard at his home studio. This 10-track recording pre-dates the release of their debut album 'Game Over' and includes two songs ('Meteors' and 'Satan's Call') that were never officially recorded, either on a demo, LP or as B sides. The record's insert contains a photo shoot inside the venue, live shots and old school gig flyers from the band's early years." You can check out a song ('Meteors') below.