Photo: Sofia hardcore band LAST HOPE live; watch their new music video below!
Interiors by Quicksand
GO HERE to listen and watch some videos oon YouTube.
Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique signature blend of anthemic melodic-punk and reggae to the masses. The band was formed in Mesa, AZ by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations. After a few years, they refined and established their sound: a mix of SoCal punk with reggae and ska tendencies. With the release of their debut album A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band’s career gained momentum quickly and they’ve since spent their fair share of time on the road, having toured extensively with such acts as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly and many more. They’ve released a total of 5 full length studio albums.
The band entered Fort Collins, Colorado’s legendary The Blasting Room Studio (Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX) in December of 2016 to start work on yet-to-be-named new album with producer/iconic punk drummer Bill Stevenson (of Black Flag/Descendents fame) at the helm. DeVore describes the direction of the new material: “It’s really going to be an exciting album. It’s a combination I think of The Tipping Point [released in 2013] meets the first album A Passage in Time.
Broadcasting To The Nations by Authority Zero
08.11. Hamburg – Hafenklang (Germany) + Cro-Mags
10.11. Roeselare – De Verlcihte Geest (Belgium) + Death Before Dishonor
12.11. Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz (Spain) +
Death Before Dishonor + Youth Of Today + Municipal Waste + more
13.11. Madrid – Panorama Five Club (Spain) + Death Before Dishonor
14.11. Lisboa – Popular Alvalade (Portugal) + Death Before Dishonor
15.11. Bilbao – Zorrotzako Gaztexte (Spain) + Death Before Dishonor
16.11. Marseille – Molotov (France) + Death Before Dishonor
17.11. Milano – Leoncavallo (Italy) + Death Before Dishonor
18.11. Castelfidardo – CFHC Fest 2017 (Italy) + Death Before Dishonor + Strength Approach + more
19.11. Zurich – Ebrietas (Switzerland) + Death Before Dishonor
20.11. Cologne – Jungle Club (Germany) + Death Before Dishonor + Agnostic Front + Brick By Brick
21.11. Saarlouis – JUZ (Germany) + Death Before Dishonor + Booze & Glory + ManifeStatioN
22.11. Vienna – Viper Room (Austria) + Death Before Dishonor
23.11. Brno – Melodka (Czech Republic) + Death Before Dishonor
24.11. Wegeleben – JUZ (Germany) + Death Before Dishonor
25.11. Prague – 007 (Czech Republic)
26.11. Budapest – Durer Kert (Hungary) + Nasty + Lionheart + Get The Shot
Little Crushes by Ensslin
No Youth by KLÜTE
Unrest by Spirits
All four members of HOLY HANDS have roots firmly planted in hardcore punk and its fringes. Their new LP, “New Magnetic”, is a 2017 observation. It perfectly captures the energy and spirit of the time these gentlemen clearly came up in. Though decades have passed, Holy Hands feels less like it was influenced by bands like Seaweed, Farside, and Jawbox; and more like one of their contemporaries. I don’t know if “Post-Hardcore” is still a relevant genre description, but it fits. One thing for sure: “New Magnetic” and its’ themes of peace, love and justice are certainly relevant in the here and now.
New Magnetic by Holy Hands
The second EP from Chicago’s Tarantula, the band featuring former members of Cülo with the additional layer of the always popular bass player. Just as catchy as the aforementioned Cülo, but a little less mid-tempo, and with more obvious classic punk influence. Great jacket art from DrugFace as per usual. Mastered by Geza X, a killer 7-inch.
Weird Tales of Radiation and Hate by Tarantula
Arising From by Arising From
GERM CIRCUS! by Germ Circus
You’re Not So Special by Black Knives
GO HERE to see our previous feature for the band + be sure to check out our mega interview with more King Pizza associated acts.
Ham Radio by The Duke Of Surl
Supported by Destudio, Funtime Records and Bearded Punk Records the single is released –both in digital ánd physical format. All proceeds will be donated to “Wereld-Delen”.
Punkrock 4 Life by F.O.D.
same blood different places w/ Eva Ras by the worst is yet to come
According to frontman Jack Bergin, ‘Disturbia’ EP is the most honest piece of work he has ever been involved in. The title and concept of ‘Disturbia’ comes from a time when Bergin was in a state of flux and trying to fit in wherever he found himself.
“Over the past year, I haven’t really been in a place which I could call ‘home’. I’d found myself lost numerous times and had to revisit a lot of dark places I never wanted to reflect back upon to do so. The term ‘Disturbia’ is coined as the dark side of a neighbourhood, a place I became all too familiar with”.
Following on from their debut album ‘Children of Chrome’ (2016), Void of Vision brought ‘Disturbia’ to life with co-writing sessions with label mates Jon Deiley (Northlane) and Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove), with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White / I Prevail) in the producer’s chair. These external factors helped the band step out of their comfort zone and create an EP that’s fresh yet familiar. A cathartic collection of songs for Bergin, he says he purged every single emotion he’s bottled up in the past two years into ‘Disturbia’, which is the best thing he’s done for his mental health in a long time.
“Straight out of Antwerp, Belgium, LOTUS brings you a harrowing exercise in self-reflection with its second full-length album ‘The Road To Calvary’. Ushering in their post-‘Israel’ era, TRTC is an unapologetically intense album with relentlessly straightforward riffs and brutally honest lyrics. This record gets deeply under your skin and does it in true LOTUS style: in and out, with little room to catch your breath.”
The Road To Calvary by LOTUS
Hellion (CASSETTE CLUB #2) by Harker
Cleveland Power Violence is the sole full-length album from heavily lauded Midwestern maniacs APARTMENT 213. Sixteen songs in length, the album captures a perfect era in the band’s long-running career where their unique take on power violence and power electronics hit a sweet spot, all documented under the solid production skills of Cole “Slaw” Martinez at Conquistador Studios in 2006, except for the track “Lockweld: Infection” which was recorded by Steven Maketa and Karen Thomas.
Thematically, the band keeps entirely within their ultra-violent, serial-killer inspired focus, this time ramping up the intensity via contributions from Eric Wood (Man Is The Bastard) and summoning singer Steven Maketa’s alter-ego Lockweld (a noise/power electronics outfit rounded out by Karen Thomas). While adhering to the ultra-fast and ultra-slow dichotomy of the genre, exemplified by their peers in Spazz, Crossed Out, Despise You, et al, APARTMENT 213 found a way to make it their own through hook or by crook.
Backing vocals on Cleveland Power Violence were provided by Jim Fellahean and Matt Hemdale, and Eric Wood of Man Is The Bastard/Bastard Noise collaborates with the band on “Freak War,” the record completed with the grim art of Tared Swenson. Long out-of-print, 2017 marks the first time Cleveland Power Violence has been officially offered via all streaming and digital service providers worldwide.
Split by Delayed Gratification Records
2-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Festival Aural
12-14 Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
12-16 Houston, TX – Paper Tiger
12-17 Houston, TX – Day for Night Festival
01-12-13 Launceston, Australia – Princess Theatre
01-19 Hobart, Australia – Mona Foma Festival
01-22 Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Recital Centre
03-05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
03-06 Portland, ME – Port City Music Call
03-07-08 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
03-09 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
03-10 North Adams, MA – Mass MoCA
03-12-13 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
03-14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03-15 Columbus, OH – Columbus Athenaeum
03-16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
03-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03-18-19 Chicago, IL – Metro
03-20 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03-22 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
03-23 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
03-24 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
04-21-22 Tilburg, Netherlands – Roadburn Festival
Sweltering Madness by Gatecreeper
Starving Ghosts – Une année à Moncton by Bored Coast Records
23.03. Wiesbaden – Kreativfabrik (GER)
24.03. Aalst – Oilsjt Omploft Fest (BEL)
25.03. Cologne – Sonic Ballroom (GER)
26.03. Nuremberg – Kunstverein (GER)
27.03. Budweis – MC Fabrika Club (CZE)
28.03. Zagreb – Vintage Ind. Bar (CRO)
29.03. Novi Sad – SKC Fabrika (SRB)
30.03. Sofia – Grindhouse (BGR)
31.03. Brasov – Club Rockstadt (ROM)
01.04. Cluj-Napoca – Flying Circus (ROM)
02.04. Budapest – Dürer Kert (HUN)
03.04. Bratislava – Fuga (SVK)
04.04. Ostrava – Barrak Music Club (CZE)
05.04. Warsaw – Poglos (POL)
06.04. Wroclaw – Spring Forward Fest (POL)
07.04. Prague – Rock Cafe (CZE)
08.04. Berlin – Cassiopeia (GER)
09.04. Hamburg – Monkeys (GER)
10.04. Augsburg – Ballonfabrik (GER)
11.04. Geneva – l’Usine (CHE)
12.04. Solothurn – Kofmehl (CHE)
13.04. Lindau – Club Vaudeville (GER)
Satellite Citi are an alt-rock two piece band hailing from Los Angeles, California. Anna Gevorkian (vocals/drums) and Shaunt Sulahian (guitars/backing vocals) are successful in pushing forth elements of multiple genres to create a truly unique and dynamic realm of sound. Combining Gevorkian’s melodic vocals and funk rock drumming style with Sulahian’s dynamic guitars and background in heavy metal, Satellite Citi resurrect the rock genre with a fresh and modern delivery.
Point Of No Return by Exhibition
Equal parts Dick Dale and David Lynch, Santa Rosa’s The Illumignarly have spent the last three years taking surf music into strange waters. Featuring members of Barren Altar, Batman vs. Predator, and Tight Bikes, the 4-piece stitch together reverb-drenched instrumentals echoing the siren song of the post-modern human abstract- annexed by an extensive catalog of torrented Sci-fi Originals. Their latest EP Apocalypse Gnar is their most ambitious effort to date. Recorded over three days in Oakland’s Nutone Studios with Scott Goodrich behind the board, the EP marks a new chapter for The Illumignarly, as they steer their sound off the edge of the map.
Particle Shore by The Illumignarly
Racking up serious pre-release praise from within the metal media, Pain Will Define Their Death sets forth Vitriol’s sound in no uncertain terms. Through the EP’s three tracks, the Portland, Oregon band lashes out with a style rooted in the turn-of-the-millennium works of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, and Nile. Vitriol’s three members – guitarist/vocalist Kyle Rasmussen, bassist/vocalist Adam Roethlisberger, and drummer Scott Walker – attack the hallowed genre with a fresh aggression that cannot be faked. Dense, visceral, overwhelming, Vitriol’s tornado of sound is familiar but new.
11/11/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, CA ^
11/13/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/14/2017 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
11/15/2017 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
11/16/2017 New Parish – Oakland, CA
11/17/2017 Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV
11/18/2017 Toots Tavern – Crocket, CA
11/19/2017 Old Nicks – Eugene, OR
11/20/2017 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/21/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/24/2017 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO ^
11/25/2017 Lucky’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE ^
11/26/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA ^
11/27/2017Reggie’s – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^
11/28/2017 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH ^
11/29/2017 Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN ^
11/30/2017 The Outpost – Kent, OH ^
12/01/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN ^
^ w/ Crowbar, Incite, Tricounty Terror
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