1. Teen Death Premiere “Friends” on BrooklynVegan Debut Crawling EP out Sept 16th via 6131 Records

    "Crawling" EP due out September 16th via 6131 Records

    Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, TEEN DEATH have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the bands to watch calling this thriving scene home. BrooklynVegan described them best, saying “Teen Death sound like they’ve thrown Nirvana, Weezer, and Dillinger Four into a blender…” They pack the punk punch, yet maintain an infectious sense of melody, all layered over with a great grungy vibe. While relatively unknown, it’s not uncommon for a crowd of back-of-the-room beer-sippers to make their way to the front after TEEN DEATH wail through their first song, making it nearly impossible not to bob your head along.

    Their debut release, an EP entitled Crawling, will be released on September 16th, 2014 via 6131 Records. In the meantime, the band have teamed with BrooklynVegan to premiere their new song “Friends” from the EP, available to stream at the link below.

    "Friends" Song Stream via BrooklynVegan
    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/07/teen_death_rele.html



    Crawling tracklist:
    1. I’m Crawling
    2. Poison
    3. Nervous
    4. Dent
    5. Lie
    6. Friends

    Tour Dates:
    07/24 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Nona, Lilac Daze
    09/06 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (Fall Line Fest)

    www.twitter.com/TeenDeathPunx
    www.facebook.com/TeenDeathPunx
    www.6131records.com

     

  2. CROCODILES ad Ottobre in Italia: 21 Trieste, 22 Milano, 23 Lugano (Svizzera), 24 Bologna

    A Ottobre tornano in Italia i CROCODILES per quattro concerti:
    21 all’Etnoblog di Trieste, 22 al Biko di Milano, 23 allo Studio Foce di Lugano (Svizzera) e 24 al Covo di Bologna.
    Il 24 Ottobre a Bologna i Crocodiles suoneranno in compagnia dei PONTIAK.

    I Crocodiles sono una delle più interessenti realtà della scena indie americana, capaci di rinverdire lo shoegaze dei Mary Chain con una sana iniezione di pop romantico e punk in odore di Ramones.

    I Crocodiles hanno pubblicato l’anno scorso ‘Crimes of Passion’, seguito dei bellissimi ‘Endless Flowers’, ‘Sleep Forever’, e ‘Summer of Hate’.

    Guarda ‘Teardrop Guitar’, ultimo singolo dei Crocodiles estratto da ‘Crimes of Passion’ -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkdW68xf0Y

    CROCODILES Tour:

    21 Ottobre - Trieste, Etnoblog
    Riva Traiana, 1/3 - Trieste / Inizio concerti ore 21.30 / Ingresso € 8
    Info: www.etnoblog.org

    22 Ottobre - Milano, Biko
    In collaborazione con il Cielo sotto Milano, ViaAudio e BIKO
    via Ettore Ponti, 40 - Milano / Inizio concerti ore 21.30 / Ingresso € 10
    Info: www.bikoclub.net

    23 Ottobre - Lugano (Svizzera), Studio Foce
    via Foce, 1 - Lugano (Svizzera) / Inizio concerti ore 21.30
    Info: www.foce.ch

    24 Ottobre - Bologna, Covo
    + PONTIAK (us) - www.facebook.com/BrothersPontiak
    viale Zagabria, 1 - Bologna / Inizio concerti 21.30 / Ingresso € 15
    Info: www.covoclub.it

    Dopo il grande successo degli ultimi due dischi, ‘Sleep Forever’ e ‘Endless Flowers’ e dell’omonimo esordio i CROCODILES hanno pubblicato l’ottimo ‘Crimes of Passion’. Oramai i coccodrilli sono noti ovunque e il loro sound è divenuto una costante di sferzate punk, shoegaze alla Mary Chain e romantiche ballate noise. Più melodici e attenti alle armonie che in passato, ma anche più potenti, rumorosi e consci dei propri mezzi. ‘Crimes of Passion’, pubblicato dalla French Kiss, è stato salutato da critica e pubblico come l’ennesimo successo nella discografia della band di Brandon Welchez e Charles Rowell.
    L’ultimo lavoro dei Crocodiles ha lasciato il segno come i precedenti, con un wall of sound degno di Phil Spector e un retrogusto tra punk e sixties rock n’ roll che fa pensare al romanticismo dei Ramones dell’immaginifico ‘End Of The Century’ e all’oscura privacy noise dei Jesus and Mary Chain.

    I Crocodiles sono originari di San Diego, California, e attivi dal 2008. Il primo album ‘Summer of Hate’ è stato un fulmine a ciel sereno capace di risvegliare l’interesse per l’indie pop californiano. L’attenzione mediatica sulla band è stata da subito pressante e i Crocodiles hanno risposto con album incredibili come ‘Sleep Forever’ del 2010 (prodotto da James Ford dei Simian Mobile Disco) e ‘Endless Flowers’ del 2012.

    I tour e i concerti si sono moltiplicati portando il gruppo ovunque a suonare con importanti artisti. Durante il 2011 i Crocodiles hanno preso parte al tour europeo degli White Lies, fatto un headline tour sold-out in Italia, e suonato ai più prestigiosi festival europei ed americani. La sferragliante miscela di ritmi proto disco, muri di suono e chitarre garage ha portato i Crocodiles a condividere tour anche con Holy Fuck e The Horrors.

    I Crocodiles sono una delle band di punta della scena alternative americana, uniti a doppio filo anche dalla romantica relazione che lega Brandon Welchez a Dee Dee, cantante delle Dum Dum Girls e sex symbol indiscussa della scena indie statunitense.

    I CROCODILES saranno dalle nostre parti ad Ottobre: 21 all’Etnoblog di Trieste, 22 al Biko di Milano, 23 allo Studio Foce di Lugano (Svizzera) e 24 al Covo di Bologna. Il 24 Ott. a Bologna i Crocodiles suoneranno in compagnia dei PONTIAK.

    Info CROCODILES:
    www.facebook.com/killcrocodiles
    www.killkillkillcrocodiles.blogspot.com

    Info:
    www.GRINDINGHALT.IT - info@grindinghalt.it

     

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  4. REVOLVER MAGAZINE PREMIERES NEW ILL NIÑO VIDEO “LIVE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW”, ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW

    Till Death, La Familia , the eagerly-anticipated new album from rock stalwarts ILL NIÑO is available TODAY! Revolver Magazine proudly presents the video for the first single, “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”. Considered to be the band’s most daring and expressive material to date, ILL NIÑO delivers eleven blistering tracks, certain to satisfy old-school fans and capture the front lines of the hard rock community.

    Head to Revolver Magazine to watch “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”

    Vocalist Cristian Machado declares of Till Death, La Familia, “the main objective is to do something refreshing, to do something that’s a little different than our other albums and to do something a little bit modern”.

    Machado continues, “The new album will have its surprises and all I will say is that it is very catchy and very groove-oriented. The lyrics, I feel, are by far the best lyrics I’ve ever written, and I really do give the guys in the band so much credit for writing such amazing songs for this new album”.

    Produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by drummer Dave Chavarri and ILL NIÑO, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura), Till Death, La Familia is everything fans have come to expect and much more.

    ILL NINO continues to crush audiences nationwide on the Victory Records Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. View a full list of tour dates.

    Till Death, La Familia is available in stores now, everywhere digitally and at VictoryMerch.com



    For Additional ILL NIÑO Information:
    www.illnino.com
    www.victoryrecords.com/illnino
    www.facebook.com/Officialillnino

     

  5. RA | «O Inferno São Os Outros» • Remix by Necro Deathmort [FFO: Ben Frost, Fennesz]



    RA, a Portuguese-born solo endeavour headed by Ricardo Remédio, transmutes the human restraints, the narrowness of our natural reach, into a digital and sidereal electronic throb. Its first EP, «Rancor», came out two years ago through the evergrowing label Lovers & Lollypops, gathering much positive acclaim.

    The record’s four songs were reinvented through national and international entities - Daniel O’Sullivan [Ulver, Grumbling Fur, Mothlite] took care of «O(s) Cobarde(s)», the EP opening track; the second one, self-titled, was recrafted by Blac Koyote, while Justin K Broadrick gave his abstractionist print to «Paz Podre».

    The fourth, and final movement, is completed by Necro Deathmort. The British duo deconstructs the spinal cord of «O Inferno São Os Outros» [Hell Is Other People, in English], engrafting their own shadowy dub into it.

     

  6. The Ultimate Black Metal Bible, METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen, Earns National Praise from Oslo’s Public Library:

    "A Unique Norwegian Book—In One Hundred Years,
    This Will Be a Book About What Once Was.”

    The Oslo Public Library, Norway’s oldest and largest literary institution, has recognized and praised Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen’s monumental METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries (ISBN 978-0979616341, Bazillion Points Books) as a “unique and important” book in Norwegian history and culture.

    http://www.metalionbook.com/

    Oslo librarian Terje Haugsgjerd writes: “Which is the heaviest book published in Norway the past few years? No, it’s not [Karl Ove] Knausgård’s My Struggle even if the title would be a fitting one for this book too. The book in question is Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries. The period is depicted from the point-of-view of the author and paints a personal, but certainly non romanticizing, picture of an astonishingly creative period in Norwegian metal, a period that was also dangerous and controversial with its murders, suicides and church burnings.”

    "In short, this is, for me, a unique Norwegian book, both physically with all its kilos, but especially for its content. In one hundred years, this will be a book about what once was."

    Comments Jon Kristiansen: “From the start, I made Slayer Mag as honestly and as well as I could. I never knew any other way. I hope that I have produced something that will stand the test of time.”

    In 756 pages, METALION unravels thirty years of underground metal history, centered on the unique Norwegian black metal music scene of which author Kristiansen was a central figure. The book includes reproduction pages from every issue of the Slayer Mag metal fanzine, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, Kristiansen recounts his personal experiences in tumultuous “diary” sections.

    Read the whole declaration by the Oslo Public Library here [in Norwegian]: http://blogg.deichman.no/musikk/2014/07/21/metalion-the-slayer-mag-diaries/

    Bazillion Points Books also recently reissued a limited 20th anniversary edition of the crucial tenth issue of Slayer Mag, the legendary SLAYER X. Originally published by Jon Kristiansen in Sarpsborg, Norway, the densely written and decorated 86-page magazine contains an myriad of interviews with key characters from the Norwegian uprising, all conducted during the turbulent 1992 to 1994 years, including Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone, Thorns, Emperor, Satyricon, Bathory, Dissection, Enslaved, and many others.

    More info on SLAYER MAG VOL X here:
    http://www.bazillionpoints.com/shop/pre-order-slayer-mag-x-red-reissue-hardcover-plus-t-shirt-by-jon-metalion-kristiansen/
    slayer x

    Bazillion Points books are available at all good bookstores, music stores, and online retailers, distributed to the book trade via PGW/Perseus in North America, and Turnaround Publisher Services in Europe, or directly from the publisher by replying to this email.

    "Bazillion Points might just be the best publishing house in America…the New York-based publishers have an outstanding record for producing quality books for rock and metal fans.”—Metal Hammer

    http://www.bazillionpoints.com/

    Follow @bazillionpoints

    ©2014 Bazillion Points Books | 61 Greenpoint Ave. #504 | Brooklyn, NY 11222 | USA

     

  7. THE DICTATORS NYC QUATTRO DATE IN ITALIA A FINE LUGLIO

    LE DATE

    29/07 MAR - Bolognetti Rocks - Bologna
    30/07 MER - Spazio BOSS - La Spezia
    31/07 GIO - Arena Sonica - Brescia
    02/08 SAB - Arci Tambourine - Seregno (MB)

    I Dictators sono una delle più influenti rock band di sempre, anello di congiunzione ideale tra il protopunk di Stooges and MC5 e l’esplosione punk di metà anni settanta. La band si forma a New York nel 1973. L’album di debutto “Go Girl Crazy!” arriva nel 1975, nel frattempo la band si consolida attorno alla figura di Andy Shernoff (basso), Ross the Boss (chitarra) e Handsome Dick Manitoba, che passa dal ruolo di roadie a quello di cantante e figura carismatica della band.

    Dopo due anni, nel 1977, la band da alla luce il secondo album dal titolo “Manifest Destiny”. Il 1978 vede la luce del terzo, ottimo album dal titolo “Bloodbrothers”. Seguono cambi di formazione e passaggi ad altre band (Twisted Sister, Manowar) che portano la band ad un primo scioglimento nel 1979. I primi anni ‘80 scorrono tra concerti isolati e collaborazioni esterne fino al 1986 quando Andy Shernoff, Manitoba e Daniel Ray (storico produttore e musicista newyorkese vicino ai Ramones) formano i Wild Kingdom.

    I Wild Kingdom daranno alla luce il loro album di debutto nel 1990, nonostante i membri della band siano impegnati su vari fronti (Shernoff si afferma come produttore, Manitoba apre quello che è tutt’ora uno dei bar più noti della Grande Mela, il Manitoba’s Bar). Sul finire degli anni ‘90 i Dictators si ritrovano in studio per iniziare a lavorare su quello che è uno dei migliori lavori della band, “D.F.F.D.” del 2001.

    Gli anni 2000 vedono crescere l’attività della band, i tour diventa piu’ frequenti, fino ad arrivare all’ultima incarzazione della band, THE DICTATORS NYC.

    La formazione comprende membri storici come Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross the Boss e J.P. Patterson insieme al rientro di Daniel Ray e l’ingresso di Dean Rispler (bassista dei Murphy’s Law, storica band hc americana).

    La rivista Uncut ha recentemente inserito “Go Girl Crazy” al numero 1 nella classifica dei “50 Greatest American Punk Albums!”.

    Info:

    Web: http://thedictatorsnyc.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDictatorsNYC
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedictatorsnyc
    Info sui concerti: Otis Tours: info@otistours.com

     

  8. FRONT PORCH STEP RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “AWARE”

    NEW ALBUM “AWARE” OUT NOW

    Front Porch Step, the indie acoustic solo project of singer/songwriter Jake Mcelfresh, has released a new music video for his song “Aware” which is also the title of his debut full length album, in stores now. The music video, which was directed by Eric Teti and features model/actress Hattie Watson, can be watched here.

    Jake Mcelfresh, also known as Front Porch Step, holds the great ability to blend in with all different genres of music such as acoustic, pop punk, and hardcore. Jake is proving to be an artist to watch, with his last music video receiving over 190K views. Featured in Alternative Press, Jake was compared to similar acts like Tim Barry, Jeff Rowe, and Koji. Others have compared his lyrical style to the likes of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Jessey Lacey (Brand New) and Chris Conley (Saves The Day). Front Porch Step is well known by fans for his raw lyrics and courage to write exactly how he feels. Because of this, people all over the world have connected with his music.

     

  9. FLYING LOTUS - You’re dead! (October 6/7 2014)

     

  10. MYRKUR signs to Relapse Records Debut EP Myrkur out on September 15, listen to first track “Nattens Barn”

    Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes one­woman black metal project, Myrkur. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre.

    Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes one­woman black metal project, Myrkur. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre.

    She elaborates “Nature is a big part of the reason black metal even exists. And all types of pure music that comes from a pure place. The word ‘Myrkur’ means ‘darkness’ in Icelandic. The place where there are no boundaries, where no one can hurt me. And when I have sung the screams it, physically hurts but it feels like something is leaving my body. I can’t remember it afterwards.”

    Hailing from Denmark, Myrkur signed to Relapse Records earlier this year and will release her eponymous debut EP on September 12 in Germany, Benelux and Finland and on September 15 in the rest of Europe.

    With a distinct sense of Nordic isolation, Myrkur’s debut is a feminine yet definitively brutal record that has burst onto the scene like a Valkyrie into battle. You can hear her first single “Nattens Barn” via Pitchfork now.

    Shrouded in darkness and mystic elegance…this is black metal unlike anything that has been heard before.



    Myrkur
    Mykur EP
    Relapse Records
    September 15, 2014
    Pre-Order LP/CD/DIGITAL

    1 – Ravnens Banner
    2 – Frosne Vind
    3 – Må Du Brænde i Helvede
    4 – Latvian Fegurð
    5 – Dybt i Skoven
    6 – Nattens Barn
    7 – Ulvesangen