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New Erai LP

added by Andy Malcolm on Wednesday June 5 2019 in New Releases

Berlin emotional harcore band Erai have a new LP dropping in a couple of weeks, and have released this video for one of the tracks. Worth checking out if you enjoy this sort of nonsense. More info at the Bandcamp link below.

link: eraibln.bandcamp.com/album/before-we-were-wise-and-unhappy

Screen Wives second LP

added by Andy Malcolm on Thursday May 30 2019 in New Releases

UK queercore stalwarts Screen Wives released their second album digitally on bandcamp on 6th May here: https://screenwives.bandcamp.com/album/gay-abandon

Husbandry detailed the struggle of queers escaping stifling provincial towns and establishing themselves against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis. On Gay Abandon Screen Wives consider the question: "What Next?". The answer is apparently to throw a defiant coming out party. The album is full of urgent and scrappy post punk, actually reminds me a bit of Lovesick in places, maybe it's the vocals.

link: screenwives.bandcamp.com/album/gay-abandon

Friendship - 'Undercurrent' LP

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday May 29 2019 in Pre-orders

Southern Lord are taking pre-orders for the vinyl edition of 'Undercurrent', the second LP from monstrous Japanese sludge / hardcore / powerviolence entity Friendship. It drops on June 14, and you can check out a couple of tracks via the Bandcamp link below.

link: friendshipsl.bandcamp.com/releases

Uzeda - 'Quocumque jeceris stabit' LP

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday May 28 2019 in Pre-orders

Longstanding noise-rockers Uzeda will be releasing their first album in 13 years (!!!) this July. It'll be called 'Quocumque jeceris stabit' and comes to us courtesy of Temporary Residence Records.

A bit about it from the label: "Recorded, as always, by longtime friend and collaborator, Steve Albini, 'Quocumque jeceris stabit' sees Uzeda picking up where they left off, albeit with the sands and scars of time cutting new creative paths within the reputable map through which Uzeda have traveled for the past four decades. Vocalist Giovanna Cacciola's fragile, dynamic rasp still cuts through the jagged guitar of husband and fellow Bellini member, Agostino Tilotta, while the rhythm section of bassist Raffaele Gulisano and drummer Davide Oliveri provide the sturdy foundation on which all Uzeda songs are built. But there's something noticeably different now, a kind of melodic tension that was always hinted at but perhaps never fully displayed until now. It is a sound and a feel that Uzeda was made for, and one that unquestionably defines them."

link: temporaryresidence.com

Fealty 'Peace Is Our Problem' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday May 28 2019 in New Releases

Fealty's 'Peace Is Our Problem' 7" is out now via Richter Scale Records. The label describes them as playing "horrible (but in a good way) distorted hardcore punk from Brooklyn, New York," which pretty much sums it up.

link: richterscaleoxford.bandcamp.com

Weedeater European tour

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday May 28 2019 in Gigs

Drug-smashed sludge mainstays Weedeater are back over in Europe this July. Here's where and when:

13 Jul - Erfurt (DE) Stoned from the Underground

14 Jul - Pleszew (PL) Red Smoke Festival

15 Jul - Moscow (RU) Algomerat

16 Jul - St. Petersburg (RU) MOD

17 Jul - Helsinki (FI) Kuudes Linja

20 Jul - Göteborg (SE) Truckstop Alaska

21 Jul - Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom

22 Jul - London (UK) The Dome

24 Jul - Berlin (DE) Zukunft

25 Jul - Vienna (AT) Viper Room

26 Jul - Bologna (IT) Freakout Club

27 Jul - Moos in Passeier (IT) Crystal Mountain Fest

link: facebook.com/weedmetal