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VATICAN Return With New Single

Following huge premiere slots via the likes of Sirius XM Liquid Metal and Brooklyn Vegan, Savannah metal outfit Vatican have returned with their thrashing new single and video effort Decemeta. Accompanied by its gaming-inspired music video, Decemeta explores human nature’s love of seeing others fail.  Vocalist Mike Sugars adds: “This song is about how we as a people love to see other people fail. There are plenty […]

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DIAMOND CONSTRUCT Hit Back On New Track

Having reached their next evolution and once again making it their own, Diamond Construct return with new single, Hit It Back, out today via Greyscale Records. A party track balancing equal parts swagger and heavy abrasion, “Hit It Back” is about living life the way that you want to, removed from others expectations. Vocalist Kynan Groundwater explains: “So many people want to fit the mould and […]

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BODYJAR Announce New Album Release

Today, legendary Melbourne punk rock band Bodyjar announce that their new album New Rituals will be released on February 4, 2022 on the bands own label Pile Of Sand Records.  For nearly 30 years now, Bodyjar have built their local & international following with relentless touring and blistering high energy live shows, that have made them one of the most respected punk […]

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Premiere: SERAPHIC ‘Insidious’

Brisbane Symphonic Metal Powerhouse Seraphic recently released their monstrous new single Insidious. In honour of their new release, they are back with an Official Music Video accompanying the relentless riffage for their visceral soundscapes.  Representing a bold and assertive new direction, Seraphic are taking no prisoners with this high-octane sonic kaleidoscope of blistering guitars, soaring […]

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Premiere: THE VIOLENT INZIDENT ‘Triggered! (The Snowflake Anthem)’

Let’s face it. The world is a mess and has been for a long time. And worse still, there is no end in sight. After laying claim to the Nu-Metal throne with their debut single Nu Metal, NU kids on the block –The Violent Inzident – have decided the best way to spread goodwill is… […]

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Track Premiere: Anatomy of Habit – “Your Pure Breath”

Ordinarily when we do a track premiere, we’ll roll out what amounts to a teaser—you’ll get a four- or five-minute song which is maybe a tenth of the whole album. But when we bring you some fresh noise from Chicago’s doomy, atmospheric post-punk collective Anatomy of a Habit,  you get a full-on 14-minute epic. “Your Pure Breath” is an immersive, meditative, slow-building storm, one of three tracks on the band’s upcoming independently released Even If It Takes a Lifetime, recorded with Sanford Parker. The band has been together in various incarnations since 2008 and the current lineup features guitarist Alex Latus, metal percussionist Isidro Reyes, drummer Skyler Rowe, vocalist Mark Solotroff, and bassist/lap steel guitarist Sam Wagster.

Even If It Takes A Lifetime is the Anatomy of a Habit’s third album, following the Relapse-released Ciphers + Axioms, and will be released December 10 on CD, cassette and digitally. A vinyl edition will follow at a later date. You can preorder/order it here.

Here’s what vocalist Solotroff had to say about “Your Pure Breath.”

“When the current lineup of Anatomy of Habit was gelling in late 2017 and early 2018, ‘Your Pure Breath’ was one of the first songs that we wrote together. I believe that we only played it live a couple of times, and as we were writing more and more songs, and because it proved to be a fairly problematic one for me to perform at the time, we let it sit until we were preparing to go into the studio. While we were recording it, the song unexpectedly took on a life of its own, and it grew in both length and strength. When I consider the lyrics it seems like one of the most straightforward songs that I’ve written for Anatomy of Habit, although I don’t know if someone encountering it for the first time would necessarily agree with me. While the general mood of the song is firmly planted in sullen ground, the plea for help at the end could be interpreted in a more uplifting manner. In my mind, at least, there’s a direct tie to the potentially optimistic heart of the album title. The atmosphere as the song finishes never fails to give me chills and I hope that some listeners experience the same thing.”

Even If It Takes A Lifetime by Anatomy of Habit

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Blast Worship – Gummo

Where they from?
Lille, France. Is it just me (it’s just you–ed) or has France just completely taken over the international grindcore scene in the past few years? Seems like every day there is another killer new band from the land of cheese and wine. Seriously, if you don’t believe me, check out this article from yours truly.

Why the hype?
Honestly, when I band call themselves “Gummo,” I expect it to be bad. Harmony Korine’s demonic masterpiece from 1997 will always have ties to extreme metal and powerviolence, but I have found that way too often the tiny micro-genre of Gummo-worship bands tend to suck, more lazily relying on their loose affiliation with an edgy independent film than actually putting any effort into their music.

So I was pleasantly surprised to find out these guys don’t suck! In fact, they in many ways, totally rule! They are like a super bass-heavy mix of Converge and Rotten Sound but aren’t afraid to experiment. They also use the HM-2 pedal rather tastefully, which I didn’t know was possible. Like, it actually doesn’t sound like shit here? I didn’t know it could do that.

Latest Release?
“A Fresh Breath to the Neck” out now on No Time Records. I really love when extreme metal bands put a couple of songs on their album that are not the usual sub-genre they play (See Origin’s “Redistribution of Filth” as a prime example). This band does it a few times on this album, most notably the sort of bouncy Top 40 hardcore of “You’ll Pay The Bill to the Styx” and the absolute masterpiece of a closer, the gore/pornogrind vibe that is “Dr. Hill is a Pervert.” I have no idea who Dr. Hill is, but if he could inspire more songs that sound like vintage The Day Everything Became Nothing, I would most certainly not mind one bit.

A Fresh Breath On The Neck by GUMMO

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KID PRESENTABLE Drop Debut Album, Announce Tour

Canberra’s Kid Presentable have established themselves as a standout of the Australian hardcore and metal scene. While the band epitomizes the traditional attitudes of hardcore, sonically they offer an entirely unique experience. This rings true most especially on their debut LP, Modern Living Fear, which is out now. Throughout their evolution, Kid Presentable has supported bands like Knocked […]

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SHAKE THE TEMPLE ‘Shake The Temple’

Sliptrick Records Out Now Melbourne hard rock outfit Shake The Temple’s self-titled debut album has been a long time coming. Almost three years in fact. Much of this was beyond the bands control, but even if it wasn’t it seems that the extended time has only worked in the bands favour. Opening with debut single […]

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CAPTIVES Break Out With New Track

For Melbourne punk-rock 5 piece Captives, 2021 has been a year of enduring long days in lockdown but fruitful in terms of recording and releasing new music. Today they unleash their blistering new single Villain, which attacks all your senses at once creating a raw and electrifying follow up to Buried and Bones.  Captives will be touring the East […]