Good news: the new Cloud Rat LP is about a month away. Says IFB records: "Another epic full length dose of Cloud Rat's signature blend of heavy HC, grinding filth, and pure venom, this time adding Brandon Hill on noise duties." It's a co-release between IFB, Halo Of Flies, React With Protest, Moment of Collapse and 7 Degrees Records.
Baxter Stockman are a brilliantly horrible noise-rock band from Finland. They are playing some gigs across England with the simmilarly horrible but somewhat different-sounding Art Of Burning Water. Go and see them if you can.
16/06/15 - London @ Powerlunches w/ Skylark
17/06/15 - Manchester @ Ducie Bridge w/ Glarus
18/06/15 - Edinburgh @ Bannerman's Bar w/ Britney
19/06/15 - Leeds @ The Packhorse w/ Famine, The Wub
20/06/15 - Newcastle @ The Northumberland Arms w/ Big Fail, Iced Out
21/06/15 - Birmingham @ The Wagon And Horses w/ GG Allinsong
Two new releases from the ever-great LVEUM: the Euro pressing of Dawn Of Humans' brilliantly-titled 'Slurping At The Cosmos Spine' (US folks: get it from Toxic State Records) and a 12" from London's fantastic NO which is called 'Treating People Like They Don't Exist'.
Two blinding hardcore acts are set to devastate the continent in May and June: Ajax and The Impalers. Between 'em they've released some belting records for Static Shock, Beach Impediment, 540 and Todo Destruido and this'll definitely be one not to miss!
Friday May 29th - Tenterhooks, Dublin, Ireland
Saturday May 30th - TBA, London, UK
Sunday May 31st -The Meatlocker, Leeds, UK
Monday June 1st - The Lughole, Sheffield, UK
Tuesday June 2nd - Music City, Antwerp, Belgium
Wednesday June 3rd - Paris, France
Thursday June 4th - Getaria, Spain
Friday June 5th - Rock Palace, Madrid, Spain
Saturday June 6th - Barcelona, Spain
Sunday June 7th - St Etienne, France
Monday June 8th - Milan, Italy
Tuesday June 9th - Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
Wednesday June 10th - Venster, Vienna, Austria
Thursday June 11th - New Direction Fest, Jugend Haus, Herrenberg, Suttgart, Germany
Friday June 12th - OCCII, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday June 13th - Bremen, Germany
Sunday June 14th - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday June 15th - Malmo, Sweden
Tuesday June 16th - Gothenburg, Sweden
Wednesday June 17th - Oslo, Norway
Thursday June 18th - Stockholm, Sweden
Friday June 19th - K-Town Fest, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday June 20th - KastanienKeller, Berlin, Germany
If you've not heard either band yet, initiate yourself with the latest release from The Impalers via the link below.
WarHorse pretty much crushed it, and with Southern Lord's reissue of the band's sole album still cooling on the slab it seemed a reasonable enough time to try to find out more about 'em. Click the link below to read an interview with the band.
The debut 7" from Brighton punk act Onmacht is out now via Tadpole Records. It sounds pretty fearsome. Email Darren at spudutatAThotmailDOTcom if you fancy a copy.
Pretty excited about this new band with members of Action and Action, CircusAct, The Good Wife and Caretaker. The first song in this 3 track selection in particular gives me good vibes. Kind of like early Van Pelt in a sort of a way. Check it out anyway.