Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boston Strangler - Primitive LP

Boston Strangler put out one hell of a demo a few years back.  So, my expectations were high for the inevitable full length album. For all bands but more so for hardcore bands putting out a great full length album is incredibly difficult. Frankly I think most hardcore bands should stick to demos and 7 inches, they just suit the style of music much better than an LP in my opinion. As you might already know from their aforementioned demo Boston Strangler is not most bands. The high expectations I had for this record were not only met but far exceeded.

I know that what I'm going to say is something extremely immature that I probably also said when I was 19 or 20 about some other great records, but anyway here goes:

If you can't get down with this record just fucking stop listening to hardcore and move on to something else.


Friday, June 22, 2012

CREEM Collection [Demo/EP/LP]

Band got better with each release. LP fucking rules. Check them out. One of the best current bands.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Father John Misty is the solo project of ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman. Indie rock for fans of Neil Young, Roy Orbison, older My Morning Jacket, Waylon Jennings, etc. Check out this debut record from someone who is not only an excellent songwriter, musician, and lyricist, but a magnificent showman as well.

Download here.


Some of you will recognize the music immediately as the title track kicks in as "that song Jay Z sampled in Roc Boys", but I assure you, Menahan Street Band is much more than that. If you're a fan of soul, Motown, funk, jazz, and all things fun, then you need to listen to this band. Looking for a soundtrack to your summer, whether it be back yard BBQs or chilling on a rooftop? This is it. Here's a short bio:

"The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush."

Download here. 

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This album features Menahan Street Band backing the vocal styling of Charles Bradley. If James Brown and Otis Redding decided to hijack a body, the result would be Bradley. If you can't get behind this record...just stay in your bedroom. Society is better off without boring people.

Download here.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Milk Music - Beyond Living 12" and Live Studio Set

I know a few people have been waiting for me to post these. Sorry for the delay.

Trust me it's worth it.


Check these guys out at KFN on July 24th. Buy tickets here.
Their show there last year was easily my favorite of 2011.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Leather - First Two 7inches

I'm always telling people to check out this band so I decided to finally put my money blog posting where my mouth is. Below you will find a link for the first two records these guys put out. I hate attempting to describe bands because it always comes off sounding really lame and contrived, but check them out I think they are extremely overlooked.

Leather are also playing a really sick gig on June 10th at the Church with Ceremony and [newly added] Citizens Arrest. Check out it early to catch their set. Last year they put out a 3rd 7 inch on Jade Tree records which I would guess they'll have for sale.


Show Information [including a sort of band description]

Sunday, May 6, 2012



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quiet Arcs- I've Been Feeling Kind Of Temporary (2012)

Quiet Arcs

The best Philly band you still aren't dickriding. The 4th unofficial release and they honestly keep improving. It's a bandcamp link so you can check out their previous releases and catch up and act like you've always been down (as you should).


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grindcore for 3

Now that it's unofficially sleeveless weather, it's time for some REAL ASS GRIND.

Unholy Grave - Crucified

The Japanese grind band everyone wishes they have seen. One of the few/best full lengths that they released in their almost 20 year history.
get it

General Surgery - Necrology EP

Early Carcass worship hailing from Sweden. Gore grind at it's finest. Necrology is some of their earliest, and some considered best work.
get it

Gride - Horizont Udalosti

Fuck yeah! One of the more underrated grind/hc bands. From the Czech Republic, Gride provides some awesome pissed off music with some technical drumming and ferocious guitar work. What can I say, I have a soft spot for gang vocals yelled at me in Czech.
get it

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Black Breath- Sentenced to Life (2012)

You got it, its the new Black Breath record catching a lot of people's attention.
Still lots of crust to satisfy loyal fans, but a huge step up in the metal riffs department.
Dump a chalice of bong water on a hot girl's butt and headbang til your neck breaks.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

NYC Hip Hop Heavyweights

Been slacking so here comes a husky boy post of Mixtapes by 2 husky ass boys.

A few days ago I was listening to some interviews and freestyles from the XXL 2012 Rookie Class. Nothing really worth mentioning there, shit was mostly ass. Needing to wash that nasty taste out of my mouth I decided to go back and listen to last years freestyles since I knew blog favorite Meek Mill was a part of it. That's when I discovered Fred the Godson out of the Bronx. I suggest you do yourself a favor and listen to these 2 tapes immediately. Expect to find guest appearances by Cam'ron, Vado, Waka, Pusha T, and Meek amongst others.

Fellow NYCer [Queens though not the Bronx] Action Bronson is good for more than posting sweet pics of food and drugs on instagram. Dude can rap. Just listen and find out. This is his latest mixtape which none of you probably have. Thank me later.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Ok so I just got introduced to this band about an hour ago and I had to immediately put this up. French Sludge that is definitely at the top of it's game for it's genre. Heavy, slow, groovy and their name and song titles involving sex. Get into this immediately or suck a bag of dicks.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The American Dollar - Awake In The City (2012)

This band is very good. They definitely do not sound like farts. Unless you like the sound of farts, in which case, this band sounds like chili and Budweiser farts.

this is the download link you moron

Thursday, March 15, 2012


If you've never heard War Hungry you are in for quite a treat. Wilkes-Barre at it's finest. Metallic hardcore if you even wanna call it that. Tons of great riffs more towards the stoner variety but with a hardcore edge. Whatever it's considered this shit rocks. Smokes up.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shades of Grey-Freedom/Incarceration

Last zombie post from bad year media blog. Heavy, melodic and pissed fronted by one of the angriest women I've ever heard. Huge From Ashes Rise influence. Swedes just do it better, must be something in the water over there.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Victims- A Dissident/Lies EP/Killer

Here's the last 3 albums besides the Kylesa split from another Swedish crust band Victims. If you never heard them you're fuckin up. Fast, angry, metallic Mothorhead worship. Another revival from the old blog.





Reviving this from the old badyear blog. These swedes are harder, faster, and more pissed off than any hardcore band you've found and are listening to this month. From 2008 FFO:From Ashes Rise, Tragedy, Hope Conspiracy. Look out for a new full length being released by this summer.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

THE DIVINING-Revelations Of The Lost

Years ago I use to play in this metal band back when bands like God Forbid, Unearth, Killswitch Engage and others of the genre ruled the world. Although I believe we were more for the At The Gates/The Haunted fans we got grouped in with said bands constantly. Here is the album we recorded with Eric Rachel (Trax East Studios) that never got released due to money embezzlement from the record company we were with at the time. Damn the man and enjoy.



Here we have what I believe is Philadelphias next band to blow up. So here's your chance to check them out and say you heard them before everyone else so you look oh so cool. Rock/Grown-up Punk/Atmospheric I don't know what to consider them but they're one of my current favorite bands and being some of the nicest dudes ever doesn't hurt either.



Changing it up from my usual crust uploads today I'm reintroducing the band Cavity. Before Torche and Floor these dudes were Floridas heavy hitters of stoner metal. Turn it up to 11 and shake your fist hard as hell at this shitty rain.


Dysentery - Internal Devastation (2011)

first post on this zombie blog. glad it was brought back. Just realized i never listen to new music but this is one thats been repeated in the gym and while pounding darios face into dust. Its their newest release, so its some what fresh. prepare to squat a fuck ton.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Good Times- Shorter, Faster, Radder (2012)


More Right Brigade-esque shore style hardcore from the chillinest dudes this side of the eastern seaboard.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wolfbeast Destroyer-Far From Grace

This Valentines day do what any good girlfriend or wife would want you to do. After you go out for dinner, a movie or whatever corny shit couples do nowadays, stage dive right into that pussy. These "Motorcrust" punks should give you enough riffage to make her squirt pink and be more festive than anyone could imagine. FFO:Disfear, Wolfbrigade, Victims, Doomriders


Monday, February 13, 2012

Worth the wait.

Even I couldn't have predicted this being this good.
Truly a band of this genre that has never under any circumstances disappointed.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good Graces- Demo (2012)


New demo from a Philly 4-piece reminiscent of Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, etc.
Superior recording for a demo, and miles ahead of the previous bands these lads were doing.
Come out to the Green Rock this Saturday for their first show.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Urban Waste - Urban Waste

Since I'm not an idiot I've ignored whatever reincarnation of this band has started playing shows and putting out new music, but this record almost edges out the Negative Approach 7" for my all time favorite early USHC record so ...

You're the next wasted life.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crime Desire - Alone in a Dream

One of the best records of 2011.
Crime Desire released the In Lucifer's Grip 7" years ago and it instantly became one of my favorite hardcore EPs of all time.
So when I say that this record compares favorably with it that means you need to download it right now and start banging your head.
If you never checked this band out before now is a perfect time to do so.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Snake Road Live 1-27-12

Last Friday we played West Philly and our friend Donny from Cop Problem was nice enough to record it. The second to last song is kinda messed up but besides that sounds pretty damn good. Theres also some new songs never heard before so here's your first glimpse before we go into the studio sometime in the near future. Like us on facebook and download the EP at snakeroad.net It's Friday fuckers, have a good weekend and thrash it the fuck up.

Enforcers-End of Time

Canadian crossover rules. It's like Sick of it All jumped on stage at a Metallica show, beat them up and showed em how to play real thrash again. FFO Cruel Hand, Powertrip and Ringworm.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Saturday, February 11th

A Fart Greene joint.
Free show, great food, cheap drinks, good people.
You literally have no excuse.


My personal favorite of the new bands from the Deathwish Inc. roster. These dudes bring it just like Converge, Cursed or other dark sometimes technical metallic hardcore bands, but with a black metal element that anyone could appreciate it. Even if you're not a fan of black metal. Bang your head in the shadows.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weekend Nachos-Two Things At Once

The powerviolence band every hardcore dude is cool enough to like. They must be doing something right hell even I eat this band up.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rock Bottom- Bring the Slaughter demos (2012)

Dion's back in the fold on lead vocals, and they're back with their 3 most vicious songs to date.
Don't sleep.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Next Friday @ KFN: An art show with riffs.

Sunburster (OUR FIRST SHOW!)

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 8:00 PM EST
KungFu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA

Bruno Guerreiro (who conveniently illustrated the poster for this event) will be displaying and selling some new artwork upstairs.

Hope to see you there!

Occult 45- Demo (2012)

New 3-piece grindcore outfit from Philly ala Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer, with subtle powerviolence influence. Members of a lot of bands so I'm not even trying to remember them all, and featuring our very own Johnny boy on vocals.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jim Jefferies

The Aussie comic who's been at the forefront of the standup world and #1 in our hearts for the past few years now. His often controversial material spares no one and most importantly, is brutally honest at all costs. Add him being in a drunken stupor pretty much all the time and you have a formula for steady lolz.

I Swear to God (2010)

Alcoholocaust (2011)




Saturday, January 28, 2012

Severed Head of State- Power Hazard (2007)

With Jack Control of World Burns To Death on vocals and Todd Burdette of Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, etc. on guitar, Severed Head Of State is a supergroup of sorts, with D-beat drums blasting over eight tracks of ugly hardcore punk with crust influences. You know the deal.


Action Bronson- Contemporary Man (2012)

Another AB post so soon? Well, Bronsonlino didn't waste any time when it came to dropping new music for 2012. Here's one over a beat that uses some classics to make something contemporary...



Rick Ross - Rich Forever

Most recent mixtape by Ricky Rozay.
Guest spots from Meek Mill, Wale 2 Chainz, Nas, Diddy, and even John Legend.