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Kontaminate - 'Blood Hunger' cassette

added by Alex Deller on Friday March 12 2021 in New Releases

Quality Control have released a Euro edition of Kontaminate's 'Blood Hunger' demo, which originally came out via !!PM Records. The label says: "Five ferocious tracks that speed with the rhythm and intensity that are just barely in control, Kontaminate takes you on a wild ride for your life. With members from Jackal, Nosebleed, and Deviant, Kontaminate operates within a similar sonic sphere; albeit with a d-beat flare mixed with nods to first wave USHC. For the finale of the tape, Konaminate covers 'Crime For Revenge' by Ultra Violent to boot! Angry and direct, with no distracting bells or whistles. Artwork by Amy Dorian."

link: qualitycontrolhq.bandcamp.com

Casing - 'Patterns Of Deterioration' cassette

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday March 9 2021 in Pre-orders

Tapes Of Wrath (Ireland) and Anthems Of The Undesirable (US) have teamed up to release a horrible cassette by Casing. It's called 'Patterns Of Deterioration' and offers six tracks of mangled hardcore / grind / sludge / noise FFO Column Of Heaven, Suffering Luna, Full Of Hell and all that good stuff.

link: superfirecords.limitedrun.com

Crunk - 'Demo 01' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday March 9 2021 in New Releases

New Tokyo-Yokohama hardcore act Crunk are releasing a four-track 7" via Break The Records in April. The track online RIPS, and considering it looks to have sold out already we can but cross our fingers that some copies might have been bought up by distros outside of Japan.

link: crunk.bandcamp.com

Zouo and S.H.I. releases from Relapse

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday March 9 2021 in Pre-orders

Someone over at Relapse is clearly on a Japanese hardcore kick, because they now have a couple of Cherry Nishida releases in the pipeline. First up is a Zouo collection entitled 'AGONY憎悪REMAINS', which collects the band's studio material along with nine live tracks. Also on the way is a new album from Nishida's current metal / punk / industrial act, S.H.I., entitled '4 死 Death'.

link: www.relapse.com

Rudimentary Peni - 'The Great War' MLP

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday March 9 2021 in Pre-orders

La Vida Es Un Mus are taking pre-orders for a new(ish) MLP from Rudimentary Peni, entitled 'The Great War'. Not like you should need it, but here's some more info: "Recorded several years ago before Rudimentary Peni engaged in another mysterious hiatus, Great War has finally emerged to kiss the gas-tinged light of a mustered morn. Expanding on the skeletal sounds and subject of 2009’s 'Wilfred Owen' single the band has seen fit to concentrate on a more mechanised approach doing away with even more of the humanising aspects in their music this time delivering ten painful familiar shards fraught with brittle anxiety and anguished simplicity. Great War cements new phase in the ever-crawling metamorphic madness that is Rudimentary Peni. The record comes with brand new Nick Blinko Artwork on the sleeve and inner sleeve."

link: www.lavidaesunmus.com

Throat - 'Smile Less' pre-orders

added by Alex Deller on Thursday March 4 2021 in Pre-orders

Svart are now taking pre-orders from ever-excellent noise-rock act Throat. It's out on May 14. Here's some blurbage: "Throat's third album, Smile Less carries a significantly darker tone compared to the band's previous output albeit the light at the end of the tunnel has always been dim. While the foundation of Throat's sound remains in 90s noise-rock, 'Smile Less' pushes its way through all boundaries, starting off with cold post-punk vibes and ending in a wall of harsh noise. The space between those moments is stuffed with noisy rock music offering the listener the odd chance for groovy booty shake before throwing a curve ball with some industrial sound experiments. The first impression may not be as jarring as on their earlier recordings, but 'Smile Less' is still a demanding listen as Throat have never been poster boys for entertainment value."

link: svartrecords.com