"Brooks Was Here was formed in 2011 in Warsaw. The band play emotive
post-hardcore with screamo and mathcore influences. The band name was
derived from "The Shawshank Redemption". They has released two EP's -
"S/T" in 2011 and "High Violence" in 2013. From the beginning the core
of the band is Majkel (guitar) and Mateusz (vocals, bass). Over the
years in the band played many musicians. New stuff was recorded as a
trio with new drummer Mikolaj. New EP is harsh, melodic and mathy. New
quality recording called "III", to be released in late 2015 via Jagged
"NCHC veterans Gut Feeling return with their first new recording since
2012 S/T EP. Gut Feeling features former members of Catharsis, Undying,
Torch Runner, Nightbear, and others.
Like the previous EP, the 2015 S/T EP was engineered by Kris Hilbert
at Legitimate Business (Greensboro, NC). Six new tracks of fast hardcore
punk, a little reminiscent of early 2000’s hardcore like Champion,
Modern Life is War, Comeback Kid."
"Guest services at Fashionable Idiots and the shady PR Firm of Rock
Bottom Records thought that local degenerates, Wild Child had such a
raging demo that it should be pressed to wax and available to the
masses. They smashed their heads together and here we are. Thanks to a
swift kick in the ass by Mammoth Sound Mastering this thing rips a lot
harder and will melt yer record needle instead of clog up that old reel
to reel cassette deck, cool. Wild Child plays unhinged hc/punk that may
bring to mind sounds of Boston not LA, but with an LA vocal delivery ala
"BLINDSIDE USA, from Kansas City, MO, formed in the fall of 2014. After recording a demo heavily influenced by late 80's NYHC (Breakdown & Agnostic Front) and early 2000's hardcore (Mental & Justice). They are back with their 6 track debut 7’’.
Some say that Blindside USA is hardcore for the punks and punk for the jocks, but either way they're comin' from the blindside"
7'' already available for preorder, if you slept on their demo, time to catch up!
"Grip is a heavy post-hardcore band from Philadelphia, started in the fall of 2014 with Alex on guitar/vocals, Dan on bass and Pat on drums/vocals (EP's lineup). The band's current lineup is Alex on guitar/vocals, Dan on bass and Rob on guitar.
The Wolves/Fawn EP was recorded in the summer of 2015 with Dylan Tasch at Midley Grange Recording in Warrington, PA.
"Take a listen of this dbeat crust punk coming from
Vilnius, Lithuania. Attaktix were formed by guys who have recently
played in hardcore, oi and metal bands. The result they get is a crust
with a twist of rock and roll.
Definitely should check it if you like Victims and that kind of Scandinavian dbeat crust!"
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"Vatican is a straight edge cohesive unit playing 90's hardcore/00's metalcore. Overall, known for their sheer intensity andhigh-caliber
technicality. Their angular and terrorizing guitar riffs, along with the
abrasive in-your-face bass, pummeling drums, and raspy heart-piercing
vocals makes their live performances downright violent."
"Ritual Control is a relatively new hardcore/punk band from the Bay Area
of California who formed in early 2013. Ritual Control features members
of Bay Area bands No Statik, Condition, and Effluxus. Ritual Control
play a caustic, venomous, chaotic, and unhinged style of hardcore/punk.
This is the band's debut six song demo, which was self-released on May
31st, 2012. Overall, Ritual offer up six songs of venomous, harsh, and
"Forced Order are Southern California hardcore heavyweights with members
currently or previously having been in some of the scene's premier heavy
bands like Twitching Tongues, Harness, Disgrace and other members of
the Rev family, Soul Search. Their sound takes cues from the '90s
Cleveland scene, with a crunch and metallic edge reminiscent of In Cold
Blood, Integrity and "Birth Is Pain"-era Ringworm."
"Emo / screamo, influenced by the French emo scene of the late 90's / mid 00's - in the sound and the ethics - as bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Époque and labels like Stonehenge, Pure Heart or Ebullition... Basically, we're based on DIY practices and ethics, we are standing against sexist, authoritarian, racist, homophobic and more globally oppressive attitudes, in favor of more bearable or fair alternatives. we are CHAVIRÉ and we come from Nantes, France."
"HARM DONE is a French band (Nantes) featuring members of RAW JUSTICE and REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, started in the Fall 2013. After a killer debut 7" on STRAIGHT & ALERT records they just recorded a 4 track promo tape for their upcoming LP to be out before the end of the year. 3 new songs + and SSD cover ! For those who don't know them yet, they play some kind of cold and no frills powerviolence filled with Infest's speed, Sex Prisoner's ignorant breakdowns and Entombed's HM2 metallic guitar sound."
"Parisian quintet COWARDS have become an unrelenting force since their
inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore
and sludge over a couple of 12" releases and stages all across Europe.
Only getting stronger and stronger as time passes by, the band now
returns with their second album «Rise To Infamy». These ten tracks stand
up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy
Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal
"In 2014, DC's RED DEATH came out of the gate and obliterated everyone
with one of the best hardcore demos of the year. Their first recorded
output channels the sheer brutality and precision of crossover classics
like Animosity, CauseforAlarm, and BestWishes,
without straying too far from the rawness and reckless abandon of
hardcore punk. the perfect introduction to one
of the most promising hardcore bands going on the East Coast today."
"Drug Control, formed in early 2014, was set to put San Diego straight edge back on the map. Drug Control's songs and lyrics are straight to the point and in your face, influenced by acts such as Agnostic Front, Warzone, SSD, and Youth of Today. After a great demo tape on Criminal Rights records they are about to drop their debut 7" on STRAIGHT & ALERT recs and COINTOSS records. Drug Control Crew, is coming for you."
01. Building Bridges 02. Enough is Enough 03. Endless Cycle 04. Because of You 05. Like Brothers
"RageCage features members from Upward and ex member from The Difference,
and give us the best demo comin'out from Italy in 2014. No doubts about
True '87 NYHC style in the vein of Breakdown and Raw Deal, with great powerful guitars and vocals."
"All of us have played (or we’re playing) in bands as Knowledge
is a Weapon, Trecedeluno, Muerdelágrimas, Lösung or Forzuda. Two years
ago, we gathered with the idea of play fast, dark and intense music… and
Tarsius Tarsier was born. Although we didn’t look for the sound of a
particular band, we love From Ashes Rise, Ekkaia, Disfear, Converge,
Orchid or His Hero is Gone, to name just a few."
"Blindside USA, from Kansas City, MO, formed in the fall of 2014. After recording a demo heavily influenced by late 80's NYHC (Breakdown & Agnostic Front) and early 2000's hardcore (Mental & Justice). Some say that Blindside USA is hardcore for the punks and punk for the jocks, but either way they're comin' from the blindside."
"New killer NYHC band featuring members of Vanity. Their 5 track demo tape could have been recorded during the mid 80's in New York. For fans of Raw Deal, Outburst, Breakdown, Killing Time or The "Where The Wild Things Are" compilation."