Saturday, August 12, 2017

REPTOID + Ghettoblaster

“This noise-punk brain-child of Jordan Sobolew attacks listeners with abrasive tones and angular drumming patterns that are sure to please fans of the sonically abstract. However, even with the project thematically assuming the perspective of a malevolent shape-shifting alien, the songs aren’t so unapproachable as to alienate all but the most die-hard of noise-philes.”
-Ghettoblaster Magazine

Stream the premier track off the EP, “Overlords,” as well as read the interview with Jordan Sobolew, via Ghettoblaster Magazine, here.

Scum Supreme will be released on 7” vinyl on August 24th through Cool Room Records and Barcop Records, as well as digitally through all major outlets (including iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.). Preorder here.

Upcoming shows:
August 24 - Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
August 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
August 26 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
August 28 - Dubuque, IA @ Monks
August 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar
August 30 - Madison, WI @ Art In
August 31 - Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
September 1 - Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar, PRF BBQ
September 5 – Dallas, TX @ Trade Winds Social Club
September 6 - Austin, TX @ Beerland
September 7 - El Pas, TX @ Boomtown
September 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West
September 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

Friday, August 11, 2017

Out today: Dyne Side - Immigrant

Dyne Side is a post hardcore band hailing from Miami, FL. Today marks the release of Immigrant, their sophomore LP, four years after their last. Musically, Immigrant is a homage to 2004 drawing influence from the likes of Norma Jean, Glassjaw, and Underoath.

Stream Immigrant in it's entirety here:

Watch the new video for "Exit Human" featured on Alternative Press' 15 songs you might have missed this week:

"Reminiscent of Every Time I Die and Norma Jean, though much more pop influence on the choruses" 
- Metal Injection

"Miami up-and-comers help keep your head up and give a big FU to your monday morning... an ode to all the visionaries out there..." 
- The Noise

Both "Runners" & "Exit Human"  were featured on Alternative Press' Weekly Discover. Weekly Discover is a weekly playlist curated by Alternative Press on their Spotify channel.

Aug 11 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's Pub
Aug 13 - Marietta, GA @ Swayze
Aug 16 - Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town
Aug 18 - Ovid, MI @ Ovid Stock
Aug 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Aug 20 - Warren, MI @ The Ritz
Aug 23 - West Haven, CT @ The Cave @ RVP Studios
Aug 24 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
Aug 25 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Aug 26 - Patchogue, NY @ Brickhouse Brewery
Aug 27 - Philadelphaia, PA @ The Pharmacy

Buy here:

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

GOD MOTHER + Decibel

"God Mother, the Swedish powerhouse signed to Party Smasher Inc, escape easy classification. Their blend of sludge, hardcore, punk and grindcore is blistering."

Featuring guest vocals by Keijo Niinimaa of Rotten Sound, new God Mother track "Tar Mirror" premiered today via Decibel.

Listen, here:

"Tar Mirror" appears on the Swedish band's new album Vilseledd, out September 29th on Party Smasher Inc, the label founded by Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan.

On Vilseledd, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, and sludge into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society's ignorance, in both Swedish and English. The sound is electrifying – inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins. God Mother's 2015 debut Maktbehov was hailed by Pitchfork as "an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct."

Vilseledd was recorded at Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the historic studio where artists from ABBA to Rammstein have made music. The album was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.

God Mother is on tour now in Europe with The Dillinger Escape Plan.

The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, God Mother:
Aug 10 - Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat
Aug 11 - Budapest, HU @ A38
Aug 12 - Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Aug 13 - Vienna, AT @ Szene
Aug 14 - Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
Aug 15 - Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Aug 16 - Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

Photo of God Mother, by Stephen Odom

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


New York's Black Table will embark on a coast-to-coast US tour this fall with Denmark's Hexis.

Sep 15 - Beacon, NY @ Howland Cultural Center
Sep 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Shadow Woods
Sep 17 - Ft Wayne, IN @ Skeletune Lounge
Sep 18 - Chicago, IL @ Livewire
Sep 19 - Madison, WI @ Art In
Sep 20 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Sep 21 - Denver, CO @ Streets of London
Sep 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Sep 23 - Boise, ID @ Shredder
Sep 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sep 26 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Sep 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Sep 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
Sep 30 - Mesa, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Oct 1 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Oct 3 - Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
Oct 4 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Oct 6 - Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
Oct 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a new version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. On latest album Obelisk (released in 2016 on Silent Pendulum Records), black metal anguish and post-rock atmospheres collude in new and thrilling ways. The sound is a progressive, depressive mix, all its own. Noisey hailed Obelisk as a "jarringly intense new album inspired by mythology, suffering, and depression... Mixed by Billy Anderson and mastered by Colin Marston, Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness." 

Black Table drummer Michael Kadnar and bassist DJ Scully are both members of the reunited The Number Twelve Looks Like You (on tour right now in Europe with The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Kadnar also plays in German band Downfall of Gaia.

From Copenhagen, Denmark, Hexis conjures devastating storms of sound – a worthy heir to early blackened hardcore bands like Acme, and peer to current extremists like Dragged Into Sunlight and Anaal Nathrakh. On debut album Abalam, originally released in 2014, militant peals of double-bass underlie monolithic swells of guitar, adding up to a colder, more metallic incarnation of Neurosis' doom-core. PopMatters praised Abalam as "raw-as-fuck flashes of grinding black metal," and Metal Injection proclaimed, "The band strips hardcore to its vestigial essence and incorporates that into massive walls of post-black metal noise." 

A brand new vinyl reissue of Hexis' Abalam is now available via Silent Pendulum:

"[Black Table's] Obelisk elevates the atmospheric black metal tag, stripping away the semi-genre's assumed lightweight prettiness in favor of unapologetic aggression and a solid understanding of the cruciality of heaviness." 

"[Hexis] strips hardcore to its vestigial essence and incorporates that into massive walls of post-black metal noise."
–Metal Injection

Photo of Black Table, by Dean Chooch Landry

Thursday, August 3, 2017


“The veteran punk act proves that California still has much more to offer than just nostalgia and documentaries on the old punk of the 80s and there are bands that create the new, storied political punk history of modern days.”

“Since forming out of the ashes of Rat Eyes and Death Crisis in 2014, the quartet has terrorized sensibilities and eardrums with their melange of AmRep-like churning, 80s Venice Beach punk and brief forays into grind/fastcore all topped off with vocalist Alberto Jurado's Spanish/English lyrical delivery. The band has a new EP entitled Si La Revancha Fuera Una Opción... and it continues the ferocious din and bilingual attack set by its self-titled predecessor.”

“Death Eyes plays some frantically ripping and noisy hardcore punk. On this 7″, which follows a full-length debut from 2015, they get in, tear it up and get out before you even know what hit you.”
-New Noise

Read the interview with the band and stream Si La Revancha Fuera Una Opción, via IDIOTEQ, here.

Death Eyes’ newest EP, Si La Revancha Fuera Una Opcion, will be released digitally as well as on colored vinyl through Three One G Records on July 28th. Order here.

Si La Revancha Fuera Una Opción EP:
  1. Life
  2. NPI
  3. Lesser Evil
  4. Larca
  5. Si La Revancha Fuera Una Opción

Upcoming Shows:
August 3 - Arcata, CA @ The Jambalaya
August 4 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
August 5 - Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
August 6 - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DYNE SIDE + Metal Injection

Metal Injection premieres the brand new music video for "An Argument With Myself" off Dyne Side's LP Immigrant, out August 11th.

"...reminiscent of Every Time I Die and Norma Jean, though with much more pop influence on the choruses" - Metal Injection

Watch, "An Argument With Myself" here:

Dyne Side is a post-hardcore band from Miami, FL. With the opening track, “An Argument With Myself”, the band draws a heavier influence reminiscent to Underoath. The guitar tones are raw, and there is a bass heavy leading riff delivering a punch in the vein of Norma Jean. The video gives an insight to the intense and heartfelt emotion the band delivers with their live show. The Miami quartet will hit the road later this month to showcase songs off the brand new record.

Dyne Side's "Migration" Tour
feat. Heartsick (8/17 - 8/20) & Gutterlife (8/23 - 8/27)
8/11 - Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
8/13 - Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s
8/18 - Ovid, MI @ Ovidstock
8/19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
8/20 - Warren, MI @ The Ritz
8/23 - West Haven, CT @ The Cave at RVP Studios
8/25 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
8/26 - Patchogue, NY @ Brickhouse Brewery
8/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy

Pre-Order Immigrant here:

Immigrant was recorded and mixed by Paolo Angulo at The Heat Studios, and was mastered by Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, and Drop Dead, Gorgeous) at Interlace Audio.  The video was filmed, directed, and edited by: Zachary Dade, Daniel Muñoz, and Leonardo Saldaña.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CHAINLINKS: August 2017

Welcome to the new installment of Chainlinks! Each month, we at The Chain reach out to friends and colleagues to find out what's been inspiring them. Anything goes – music, film, a book, an idea... This time we talked to guitarist Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), and vocalist Julie Christmas (touring North America this month with Cult of Luna)...


Michael Crain of Dead Cross, Retox, Festival of Dead Deer

Crain is the guitarist of Dead Cross and Retox (both with The Chain's own Justin Pearson), and Festival of Dead Deer, a band which dates back to the early days of Three One G Records. Dead Cross' self-titled, debut album comes out August 4th on Ipecac Recordings. The band is touring the US throughout August and September.

1) Patrice Rushen - "Forget Me Nots"
I've always loved Patrice Rushen and I find that this song most effectively teleports me to the imaginary place that I frequently exist.

2) Sade - "Is It a Crime"

Take me home please. We don’t ever need to leave again. We can stay there forever.

3) Cheech & Chong - Up in Smoke
I grew up watching this movie. This is all I know. I’m fucked.


Julie Christmas

Christmas, whose vocals Rolling Stone has described as "elastic... ranging from Bjorkian squeals and whispers to harrowing screams," has sung for Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice, Spylacopa, and more. She is currently gearing up for a short North American tour in August, performing together with Swedish post-metallers Cult of Luna. Info, here.

1) serpentwithfeet - blisters"
Saw serpentwithfeet and loved it. Try the song "blisters." He's the real deal. At the show I thought he was asking the audience to sing ('cause he did), and ended up singing with him from the audience. It was a little embarrassing, but when you're the fool you have to commit. It felt good and went over well. This time.

2) "A Doll's House, Part II"
Chris Cooper and Laurie Metcalfe give an alt ending to Ibsen's play. It was sharp and funny. 10 minute monologue about how marriage is a trap. 

3) Game of Thrones
First episode was a snooze, but things are heating up fast! Glorious Violence!