Premiere: No Relief in Entry’s new video for “Time Heal Me”

Modern hardcore, in its most traditional strain, stems directly from the likes of Black Flag but exists now through a twisted evolution that people like me have attempted to label with absurd titles like emoviolence, powerviolence, and any number of “-core” affixed descriptors. However, one of the main common themes that can be found when listening to or discovering newer variants is a critical nucleus consisting of compact, ferociously brief songs that maintain a rapidfire pace just shy of grind, at least to these ears. Sometimes these include (extremely) brief breakdowns or mid-tempo breathers before flying off the handle again in a manic explosion of righteous vengeance and furious anger.

One band that hits all of those elements and goes hard as fuck on their new EP is Entry out of Los Angeles, CA.

R.J. Ober of Magrudergrind: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

Unless you’ve been living completely under a rock (or just don’t listen to grindcore, who knows), you’ve most likely heard of Magrudergrind some time in the past 15 years. And all with good reason, of course. The band mixes a rapid fire grindcore style with a healthy dose of powerviolence, adding some truly sludgy, groovy breakdowns in between their blast beats for a fully vicious, infectious musical attack. The band further expands on this formula on their new record II, which shows a slightly more mature, rounded out Magrudergrind then ever before. We spoke with guitarist R.J. Ober about the making of II, their signing to Relapse Records, and the grindcore/powerviolence scene at large.

PHOTOS: Pig Destroyer, Dropdead, Full of Hell, Cloud Rat, Mother Brain—March 11th, 2016 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

March 11th, 2016, Brooklyn’s own Music Hall Of Williamsburg was taken over by power violence/grindcore legends for a special one-off event. Opening the show was the much deserving Long Island grindcore locals, Mother Brain. They really owned that stage, and luckily by the time they went on, there was a…