Sunday, 30 October 2011
You weren't at Deal With It's last show, that's a shame you probably don't have this 7" limited to 150 copies with their last song on it. Michael has always professed his love of Type O Negative (even going so far as stealing their album title World Coming Down for DWI's first EP) which is very apparent in the synth/clean vocal intro to this song.
Friday, 28 October 2011
International Straight Edge supergroup, basically Never Again (minus Luke) with Nick from Coke Bust (Washington DC) on vocals and Stefan from Stay Hungry (Gothenburg) on bass. Seeing as they're 3/5 UK I say that makes them fair game for this blog...fuck you, you want it or not?
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
We never have and never will conform to this society, you take one look at me and say that's contradictory, frown upon my Airmax, mind your own fucking business, you see the threads I'm wearin', but you don't know what I'm thinkin'. Had our ups and downs, now we wear the crown, your arse blows kisses to your underpants WHEN DEATHSKULLS COME TO BUCK YOU DOWN!
Saturday, 15 October 2011
I haven't been posting many bands from the Republic of Ireland as it's outside the UK, so here are three very different sounding bands from the city of Dublin.
Crowd Control - 7" EP
Cleveland influence Crust sadly not long for this world as all the members also play in different bands. They did break up briefly when a member moved to Japan but reformed when he came back after the Tsunami. This 7" features cover of Misery by Bastard and Serve And Protect by Citizens Arrest. You can get this from Disposable Culture.
Contort - Endless Myopic Bastards tape
Japanese Noise Punk influenced Hardcore for fans of GISM and D-Clone. Available in Ireland from Distroy Records or in the UK from Headwrecker. You can download Contort's first demo tape from their Tumblr.
EDIT: Contort have since put up a better quality rip of this tape on their Tumblr.
Loose Nut - Nut Loose tape
Early 80's influenced Hardcore featuring members of Crowd Control. Cheap as chips production put together for their UK tour with Crowd Control.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Fast D.I.Y. Hardcore with hippie, pseudo-spiritual lyrics from Bury St. Edmunds.
I found the key to myself, and I unlocked it...the door to myself. What do you think was behind that door? DEMONS...DEMONS GALORE! I fought the demons and saved my soul, AND NOW I'M TOTALLY IN CONTROL!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Awesome Sludge from the South East, you can buy their MP3's from their bandcamp or, if you're a cheap fucker you can download it for free from Agoraphobic Nosebleed frontman Jay Randall's online label Grindcore Karaoke, and while you're there, check out xHaroldshitmanx, Ablach, Atomçk, Evisorax, The Atrocity Exhibit (both EPs they've got up) and Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair who I've put up on this blog but Jay has put a link to buy their CD which I forgot to do.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
By request, early 90's Doom influenced Hardcore from Bradford, members went onto be in Iron Monkey and Voorhees, also you may know their song Skincrawl by Rot In Hell covering it. A few years ago Aversionline tracked down their singer and got him to do a short history of the band.
"Ironside started in 1992 in Bradford with a bunch of longtime skate punks. Our first gig was with Sick of it All at the 1 in 12 Club the first time they ever came over – imagine them playing an anarcho collective. We played a lot around the UK, either with touring US hardcore bands or more importantly with new UK bands like Kito, Solace, Wartorn and Voorhees – all of whom have members still active in hardcore today. We did a couple of Breakdown- and Sheer Terror-influenced demos, then got the "holy terror" thing nailed once Integrity did "Darkness" on the "Only the Strong" 7" compilation.
We played in Belgium later in '92 and blew away all the '88 straightedge kids there, which laid the foundation for the H8000 thing. No one was doing slow, chugging metal with deep vocals and no recognizable straightedge lyrics at the time, except Ironside.In 1993 we did the "Fragments of the Last Judgement" 7" – our four career best songs. Then a few of us started drinkin' and some original members left for various reasons. I played guitar and sang for awhile, until we got a couple of metal guys in on drums and rhythm guitar. We took the Paradise Lost/Cathedral influences a bit too far and did the "Damn Your Blooded Eyes" 7" in 1994 at Academy Studios, where a lot of the northern doom metal bands recorded back then – My Dying Bride, Anathema, etc. The back cover photo is hilarious: A collection of nightclub bouncers, circus strongmen, and vampires.Then we went to Europe for a month with Chorus of Disapproval, also in '94, which was the biggest mismatch ever – us listening to Sabbath on the booze, and them not. Good times, but when we got back it was over. I played guitar in Voorhees afterwards, and now in The Horror. It's always cool when people bring up Ironside when I'm touring."
Where are they now (in 2008):
• Arms (singer) went on to play guitar for Voorhees and now plays guitar in The Horror.
• Nick (drums) sang for Unborn (also on Lifeforce Records), played in various Sore Throat lineups, and played in Cracked Cop Skulls (with Napalm Death and Ripcord members, I believe).
• Doug (bass) went on to form Iron Monkey, who did some records for Earache. Last time I saw him he was managing bands like Funeral for a Friend and Raging Speedhorn, or something like that.*
• Jim (guitar) went on to form Iron Monkey with Doug, as well as the amazing Hard to Swallow. He now plays in Geriatric Unit with members of Heresy.
• Tom (guitar) played for Baby Harp Seal (Fugazi/Hoover type stuff), who also recorded for Subjugation Records (Ironside's first home); relocated to Germany and played with Battle Royale (toured the US in '05); and now in plays in Cold War (Deep Six Records).
* I'm guessing that aster it emerged that that he was a registered BNP activist he stopped managing those bands.
* Damn Your Blooded Eyes 7"
* Ecstatic Ritual CD which compiles the Fragments Of The Last Judgement 7" and various comp and demo tracks.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Thrashcore from Birmingham, the two times I've seen them they didn't have any merch for sale, thank fuckity christ for bandcamp. This is a discography they knocked up last year for their Euro tour, now a free download.