Desperate Times - Looking for Solution

Desperate Times are back with another knocking track. All I can say about it is that it rips and really sets up anticipation for the upcoming record. Tough hardcore on steroids not unlike Bitter End or Clenched Fist. There's been even more thrash influence in their recent stuff compared to the first ep, and songs are getting more complex, but they never really crossed into metal territory. Thanks god, last thing we need is another hardcore band going pussy metal.

Looking For Solution is a teaser for the upcoming ep that's gonna be released via Rater Records. There are gonna be some shows when the record drops, stay tuned! Members of the band are scattered between Poland and USA, so you gotta respect the fact that they still keep it going.


News from Panda Claw Recs

Panda Claw Recs, a new DIY hardcore label located in California, is about to drop a split 12" between Drag Me Under and Rat Path: "There are 3 colors being pressed for this release and 1st pressing is out of 500. It has 2 new songs from each band and has a etched b-side. All preorders have a chance to win a free test press and comes with a digital download. You can preorder single colors or as bundle pack and save a couple dollars." Both bands rip, so don't sleep on this one! You can get your copy here.

The label will also release ​Life From The Gutter 7" by These Streets, aggressive and heavy hardcore from Modesto,CA. Check it out below:


Video: Knuckledust - Foundations

Taken from the Foundations Built From Blood 7" due out on GSR Music.

Ready to die

I realize most of the activity on this blog recently has been just posting new music, but what can I do when great stuff keeps on popping up almost every day? This time it's Last Dayz, one of my favorite bands at the moment who unfortunately announced they will be calling it quits later this year. But before that sad day comes, there's gonna be a farewell 7" ep and you can listen to 2 tracks off this one below. Throw ya gunz in the air!


The Pain Of Rebirth by Warbrain

Warbrain reps Australia which seems to have a dope scene right now, I could name couple bands from over there that are totally killing it. Band's previous album Void of Confusion was definitely solid, so when I heard these dudes are putting out new music I was more than stoked. The Pain Of Rebirth 7" is already out via Washed Up Records from Melbourne, Australia and my hardcore spider sense was right, every song on it is a banger. Play it loud, let your neighbors mosh to this shit as well!

FFO: Bitter End, Desperate Times, Naysayer, Bleak Reality, Last Dayz


Survival drops ' Forged In Iron' ep

New Survival ep is streaming on their bandcamp! Vinyl version to drop via New Instinct Records and Powered Records.

A working class kid
Parents did the best they could
Teachers didn’t get paid enough to give a fuck
Blamed his mistakes, on something else
Youth passed him by, left by himself
24 years with fuck all to show for it
Never listened to anyone, didn’t have the time for it
He always knew best, it’s the only thing he did
Trapped inside the man is the same ignorant kid
Time for change
Born with backs to the wall
Expected to waste this life
Strength above all
Won’t go down without a fight

New Blood: Väistä

Vaista is a new band from Turku (Finland) with some of the members from now unfortunately defunct Alley Gods. I was big fan of that band, but Vaista is very cool as well. They still keep it 100% core, it's fast and in your face stuff that begs for circle pits and stage dives. On top of that, they sing in Finnish which is also pretty dope cause how many bands you know which do that?

New track by Mizery

New song by Mizery from the upcoming 7" on Lion's Share Records. The band cought my attention when they dropped Survive The Vibe Promo early this year, and now they're working on a follow up. This new track sounds very promising and I have a strong feeling the ep gonna be a banger. Stay tuned for more info!

Also, don't miss their ' Injustice 4 All' track on the upcoming The Extermination vol.2 compilation along Backtrack, Power Trip, Cruel Hand and more.


Power Play live video

MAYAK FEST 19/07/14
Odessa, UA

Ashkenazi - Nature of The Beast

I don't know much about this band except it features members of Hounds Of Hate. While I think HOH is solid, I gotta say Ashkenazi is more down my lane. Nature of The Beast is 4 tracks of classic hardcore with a slick Maximum Penalty/Underdog vibe and cool vocals. The harder part remind me even of some of the early Cro-Mags stuff, or 80' NYHC in general. This one dropped some time ago, but it's so good that I will share it for those who just like me have been living under a rock. Play it loud!

you beg on your knees
but I can’t release
it’s the nature of the beast

you beg and you plead
but I can’t coincide
It’s your sorrow on which I feast