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Sonic Order 7"

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 17 2017 in New Releases

Doomtown Records have released a new 7" from UK hardcore upstarts Sonic Order. The label says: "After a demo tape that was a total rager, Norwich's deadliest are back with six more thunderous shots full of proper riffs to ruin your day. This UK band features former members of Jackals and Sonic Order play in a style similar to Jackals (without the metal parts), making this tough, bombastic and angry hardcore that captures some pretty heavy and negative raw vibes."

link: sonicorder.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-order-2

Unsane European tour

added by Alex Deller on Monday August 7 2017 in Gigs

The rock band Unsane is touring Europe in support of their upcoming album for Southern Lord. Hooray. Here is when and where:

05/10 - CZ Prague Futurum

06/10 - PL Warsaw Hydrozagadka

07/10 - PL Wroclaw Carpe Diem

08/10 - DE Berlin Musik & Frieden

10/10 - NO Oslo Blä

11/10 - SE Stockholm Kraken sthlm

12/10 - DK Copenhagen Loppen

13/10 - DE Hamburg Hafenklang

14/10 - BE Antwerp Desertfest

15/10 - FR Dunkerque Les 4Ecluses

16/10 - UK London The Dome

17/10 - FR Paris Petit bain

18/10 - FR Nevers Le Cafe Charbon

19/10 - FR Bordeaux Rockschool Barbey

20/10 - FR Orleans Astrolabe

21/10 - CH Winterthur Gaswerk

23/10 - FR Lyon Epicerie Moderne

24/10 - FR Marseille La Razzle

25/10 - IT Milan Circolo Magnolia

26/10 - IT Giavera Del Montello Benicico Live gigs

27/10 - IT Rome Traffic Live Club

29/10 - NL Amsterdam venue tba

30/10 - IT Umber tide (PG) Cinema Metropolis

31/10 - IT Napoli Scugnizzo Liberato

01/11 - IT Bologna Freakout Club

02/11 - IT Trieste Tetris Club

03/11 - AT Vienna Arena

04/11 - HUN Budapest Durer Kert

05/11 - HR Zagreb Vintage Industrial Bar

06/11 - SL Ljubljana Kino Siska

07/11 - AT Innsbruck PMK

link: unsanenyc.com

Overdose Support - 'Try Dying' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 3 2017 in New Releases

This sounds most promising indeed: "'Try Dying' flies the flag of a sound that could have easily come out of a Minneapolis garage or whatever hellhole the Cows used to call their practice place in the 90s. The sound of guitars always teetering between a chord and ear-piercing feedback. The sound of a bass player and drummer so fucked up they have no choice but to interlock in the tightest groove physically possible. The animalistic mumble of a halfwit occasionally managing to spew some near-catchy melody lines from the otherwise incomprehensible gargle. One thing separating Overdose Support from many others is the electronic noise junk spattered all over the songs. No cool-factor here, more like throwing used toilet paper on already piss stained floor.

"After two cassette EPs, Overdose Support now present their debut vinyl outing with 8 sordid songs of bona fide Finnish noise rock."

link: kaos-kontrol.org

The Cowboys - 'Vol 4' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 3 2017 in Pre-orders

Drunken Sailor are taking pre-orders for a vinyl iteration of the Cowboys' 'Vol 4' album. If you've not heard 'em and like weird, off-the-wall garage-surf-rock n' roll-punk stuff then you should definitely give 'em a squiz.

link: drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/volume-4

'Eight Feet Under Volume 1' 2xLP compilation

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday August 2 2017 in New Releases

The ever-busy IFB Records have just released a whopping double LP compilation of international screamo. Here're some details: "Eight-band/four-country split 2x12" with gatefold cover! A truly stunning snapshot of eight fantastic EPs, including new/exclusive songs from (Sweden) Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket and Via Fondo, (Canada) Nous Etions and The World That Summer, (USA) Sleeper Wave and Youth Novel, (Italy) Lamantide and Pastel. 2x12" black vinyl in a gatefold cover with art by Italian graffiti artist Nero. Comes with a download code. 2-4 songs by each band for a total of 22 tracks." Cripes!

link: ifbrecords.com

Blind Idiot God - 'Undertow' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday July 26 2017 in Reissues

Indivisible Music is reissuing an expanded, remastered edition of the second Blind Idiot God LP this October. The band is also working on a new album, which is due out next year. Here's a bit more info: "The album was produced by Bill Laswell and originally released in 1989. The three bonus tracks, which are pressed to twelve-inch 45 RPM for the vinyl iteration make it a double vinyl, gatefold release. Bonus material includes their collaboration with John Zorn (saxophone), 'Purged Specimen', and a remix of their hard driving collaboration with Henry Rollins for the title track of the movie 'Freaked' (directed by Alex Winter), plus the original longer, never released version. It is the only BIG track featuring a vocalist to date."

link: indivisiblemusic.com