What a year. Here is a summary of my most pleasurable listening experiences. Quick shout outs to Gaza, Eldrimner, Acrania (Mexico), DisfiguringtheGoddess, GodsofEden, TrashTalk,Xibalba and TesseracT who just barely missed the cut. Sorry guys.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy my list. I didn’t mess around. Just meat and potatoes. Also, I’d love it if you left a comment validating my list or insulting me for terrible taste! Either way, happy doomsday!
I really and thoroughly enjoy Trash Talk, as do many other writers on this site. Eyes And Nines is one of my favorite albums from 2010, and their EP from last year was also awesome. But with the new record 119 coming out soon, I wanted to hear some new music.
Today they debuted a new track from their record, and it fucking rules. Need I say more? If you liked them before, you’ll love them now, and if you didn’t like them before, then hopefully this will sway your views.
119 is out October 9th on Odd Future Records, and is also the first release on the label to not come from Odd Future. Cool! Pre Orders are available here.
Hardcore punk and hip-hop aren’t normally the closest bedfellows, but here on Trash Talk‘s upcoming album 119, those two worlds collide.
But not as you might think. There’s no rapping on new track ‘F.E.B.N‘ and as far as I know there’s no mention of it appearing on 119 at all, however it is the first release on Odd Future Records (a subsidiary of Sony) to not feature any member of the aforementioned hip-hop collective. Regardless of my thoughts on the group, it’s clear they saw that Trash Talk are one of the most exciting hardcore groups around today, especially when it comes to live shows and definitely brings up the interesting question of whether they’d continue to sign on acts of a similar vein in the future.
Despite any of the circumstances surrounding the release, it’s fair to say ‘F.E.B.N’ gives off a good impression and suggests that 119 will be the searing hardcore we’ve come to expect. You can grab your copy when it drops October 9th.
DNF, formerly known as Duke Nukem Forever, were a typical hardcore outfit with powerviolence tendencies jutting out here and there. For those not in the know, powerviolence is a subgenre of hardcore that is a bit faster, but also a lot slower. Bands like Black Flag were a major influence as they switched from early hardcore to more sludgy tunes. Bands like Infest, Spazz, and Charles Bronson started popping up around the country that went from straight up hardcore to straight up sludge.
I know Buffalo-based southern metal giants Every Time I Die‘s new album won’t be out for a while yet – early 2012 if memory serves – but that hasn’t stopped the band playing new material recently, including on their current run with GWAR and Ghoul on the classily-titled Return Of The Maggot Tour.
The track they’ve been playing – since the end of September at least – is titled “Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space“, and there have been a number of people capturing it on film, which we’ve compiled below for your perusal.
Despite them having lost bassist Josh Newton recently, I’m super stoked for this record and I’m pretty sure it’ll be an early contender for album of the year – ETID have never failed to disappoint me in the slightest, and you’d be well advised to wise up to them sooner rather than later.
As mentioned, they’re currently on tour with GWAR until November 27th, at which point they’ll be jetting over to the UK to headline the Rock Sound Riot Tour as it travels across Europe, and will be joined by Trash Talk, Defeater and Spycatcher. Cannot wait. Dates in the links, and more footage after the jump!
Every Time I Die, Buffalo NY’s southern metal raconteurs, have finished recording their sixth studio album with producer Joe Baressi, and in an interview with Altpress, frontman Keith Buckley had a few things to say that make this record an even more interesting prospect than I already had it down as. Peep dis:
“Everyone [in a band] is always saying the newest thing is their best work. No one is going to be like, “You know what, to be honest, [our new stuff] sounds like shit.” [But] this is the first record we’ve done with a new drummer [Ryan Leger]. You know, we’ve had our old drummer [Mike "Ratboy" Novak] from day one. When you make a new foundation for the band, it’s going to alter the way the things get built. It sounds like a different band; it sounds like it’s got a lot more energy to it, a lot more aggression. [Ryan’s] just a better drummer. You can tell there’s new vitality, which we haven’t had in a long time.”
“It was crazy, because we didn’t realize before that [Ryan] is the most technical and professional member in the band.”
I’ll rip off no more – go read the full thing here – but it seems like Keith will be coming from a different place lyrically too; I’ve always loved his stuff, so this is going to be an interesting deviation, but I have faith in the man – he’s as close to a modern-day Shakespeare as we’re likely to get from a metalcore band.
No release date yet, but I can tell you that their upcoming stint headlining the Rocksound Riot Tour in November/December will be supported by the fantastic Defeater and some dudes known as Trash Talk. I’ve heard the name, but I can tell ye nae more than that. Can’t wait.
That was my first thought when I saw a link to a stream of the new Parasytic album Poison Minds over at The New Review.
My second thought was: ‘And why has no one told me about them before!?’. Normally I get quite fanboy-ish over everything Relapse signs but this slipped under my radar and for no good reason, Parasytic is comprised of members from bands such as Cannabis Corpse and Alabama Thunderpussy and play thrash/crossover with a real punk feel; so think part Municipal Waste and part Trash Talk but just way filthier. If that at all tickles your fancy, get over there and blast ‘TV Drug‘ whilst shotgunning your beverage of choice – you’ll be sold, I was.
Apparently the album has just recently been reissued through Relapse so you still have time to pretend you liked them before they were popular!