The Manchester Punk Festival will be returning next year between the 19th and 21st April across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the first volume of the compilations that precede next year’s festival, the Manchester Punk Festival Volume 15 features Mobina Galore, Drones, Natterers, Antillectual, Forever Unclean, Captain Hotknives, Incisions, Egos At The Door, Fresh, All Aboard, Darko, Wolfbeast Destroyer, Foxes Faux, The Lab Rats, Aerial Salad, Regret and Svetlanas, who are all appearing at the festival. Tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale here
You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume 15 as a name your price download here
, All Aboard!
, Captain Hotknives
, Egos At The Door
, Forever Unclean
, Foxes Faux
, Manchester Punk Festival
, Mobina Galore
, The Lab Rats
, Wolfbeast Destroyer
Metal Bear Stomp
Russia’s Siberian Meat Grinder released their new album, Metal Bear Stomp, a few days ago, their latest release is a brutal crossover album that blends elements of thrash metal and hardcore, that are mixed with machine gun raps and touches of black metal, unsurprisingly the result is a truly individual and aggressive soundtrack. Metal Bear Stomp is the band’s first full length release, but it’s one that follows in the wake of their two mini albums, Hail To The Tsar and Vs The World, that were originally released on their own label before being repressed by their current imprint, Destiny Records.
The majority of the tracks on Siberian Meat Grinder are intense fist pumping crossover blasts that have echoes of Slayer and Sacred Reich in their grooves, but there are moments that stand out amidst the almost relentless assault on the senses, an assault that is characterised by heavy breakdowns, heavyweight riffs and breakneck guitar solos. I can guarantee that the aggressive chant of the album’s title track will be lodged in your brain for days, and alongside the expected crossover ingredients there are elements of brutal rap that are seamlessly thrown into the mix, most notably on No Way Back. The combination of these elements makes for a perfectly named album, as I can’t come up with a better description for this release than Metal Bear Stomp.
Siberian Meat Grinder are a band that will appeal to fans of old school thrash, the more brutal side of crossover and for fans of the likes of Bodycount, Fire From The Gods and Suicidal Tendencies, this an intense metal influenced delivery, but, and this is a big but, the unintelligible growls of many modern metal influenced acts are replaced with a rhythmic aggressive style that brings something new to the party. The metal influences are very much to the fore on Metal Bear Stomp and they are delivered in an aggressive hardcore style, yet somehow every single track on Siberian Meat Grinder‘s debut full length has a dancefloor bounce to it, something that makes this an another unique import from Russia that, along with the likes of Svetlanas and Messer Chups, proves once more that all is not so quiet on the Eastern front.
Metal Bear Stomp
is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Destiny Records here
Hardcore punk band The Mons have released a full stream of their new album, Trust No One, that is due for release this Friday via Triple Eye Industries. Trust No One is available for pre-order on black, and a very limited edition orange with black spatter, vinyl as well as digitally. Trust No One can be streamed in full via Scene Point Blank here
The Punk Site review of Trust No One can be read here
You can pre-order Trust No One via Bandcamp here
Trust No One
Triple Eye Industries
Chicago has always been a city that has been at the forefront of the American punk rock scene, and the five members of The Mons have been there for the better part of it. The Mons are comprised of ex-members of bands such as Apocalypse Hoboken, The Arrivals, The Mashers and Lynyrd’s Innards, and they are now set to release their sophomore album, Trust No One, that follows on from their 2015 debut album In The Original It’s Red, on the 20th October via Triple Eye Industries.
Trust No One melds Dead Kennedys intensity with Black Flag‘s attack and Adolescents drive to create a hybrid that has a distinctly old school feel, almost every track flashes past in an instant before the next one kicks in at full throttle. The lead single Alarm Clock captures the spirit of early 80’s hardcore perfectly and my other personal highlights from Trust No One include the tracks Silent Majority and Party Down, these are sandwiched between the constant barrage of short hardcore blasts and intense old school punk riffs that populate the fifteen track album.
The Mons have released an album that manages the recreate the intensity of the early American hardcore scene, the album also embraces a few metallic and later punk rock influences along the way, and as you’d expect from that decription this album is a little on the short side as all fifteen tracks are done and dusted in just over twenty minutes. Trust No One is something of a throwback, had this album been released in the early eighties it would be hailed as a classic, but it’s 2017 and enjoyable as Trust No One is this is an album that brings nothing new to the party, but whilst it’s not an original release this is a fast, furious and intense album that briefly resurrects the ghost of punk’s past.
Trust No One
can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats via Triple Eye Industries here
The long-awaited second album, Metal Bear Stomp, from the Moscow based hardcore crossover outfit Siberian Meat Grinder is out now and available through all usual retailers and online platforms. Bringing their cross-genre game to the next level, Siberian Meat Grinder have delivered an explosive sonic mix over the twelve tracks of Metal Bear Stomp that will have you headbanging, slam dancing, finger pointing and throwing down throughout.
Metal Bear Stomp can be streamed via Spotify here and purchased on CD and vinyl here
The video for the single No Way Back can be viewed below Read More…
Hardcore punk band The Mons are streaming, Trust No One, the title track from their upcoming album which will be released via Triple Eye Industries on October 20th 2017. The track is a short blast of old-school punk that is highly recommended for fans of The Circle Jerks, Black Flag and early COC.
You can stream the title track from Trust No One via Svbbterranean here
Trust No One can be pre-ordered here
Hardcore punk outfit Cope have dropped their new single, Many Faces, ahead of their new EP Tooth & Nail, that is set for release on October 13th. The track is but a glimpse into the soundworld on Cope‘s upcoming release, as fiercely political and positive as ever, the Londoners are a band fitting of today’s political climate. For fans of early Gallows, Feed The Rhino and Every Time I Die, Cope are a band who are at their most inspired and angry with Tooth & Nail.
You can stream Many Faces via Souncloud here and Spotify here
Many Faces can be purchased via iTunes here
Svetlanas have revealed that they have a new track included on Music From or Inspired by Pump!, a compilation released by Posh Boy Records. Svetlanas have contributed their own unique personal musical arrangement and interpretation of Steppenwolf‘s Born To Be Wild to the album.
Music From Or Inspired By Pump! can be downloaded via iTunes here
Svetlanas website is here and their Bandcamp is here
Over the years Shanghai’s Spill Your Guts have had to deal with stringent government regulations and a fluid line up due to members moving in and out of the country, with the current line up, that is formed from a disparate collection of expatriates from three far flung continents, only having been in place since 2016. The band has been in existence since 2012 and ever since their inception they’ve been building up to the release of their debut album with a steady series of EP releases, now Spill Your Guts have finally released their first full length album, Hungry Crows.
Riotica opens Hungry Crows with a full blooded hardcore roar, the opening salvo is followed by Praise The Fire, that somehow manages to up the intensity and introduces an element of crossover into the mix. Hungry Crows is an album that constantly switches between the styles over the ten tracks, but for me it’s when they head back into the tracks that carry a heavier influence from straight up hardcore that Spill Your Guts are at their best, with the stunning Altitude being my personal highlight from Hungry Crows.
Hungry Crows is a contemporary take on hardcore, it captures the same relentless spirit and blends it with elements taken from the extreme end of the metal world. This is the first time I’ve received an album from China, and Spill Your Guts are a band that indicate that the punk and hardcore scenes are alive and well on every continent. Hungry Crows is an album that carries the original spirit of hardcore, but blends it with contemporary metal influences to create an album that is as brutal and intense as anything I’ve heard this year.
Spill Your Guts Facebook page can be found here
Hungry Crows is available as a name your price download via Bandcamp here
New York crossover thrash punk quartet Agony Kings, who were formerly known as WDKM (What Doesn’t Kill Me) and features False Gods vocalist Mike Stack amongt their number, will unleash their self released and self titled debut album on October 6th 2017. Agony Kings state that they have spent over ten years building up to the release of their first full length, and given the time lapse in making Agony Kings long awaited album it seems appropriate that this album’s thirteen tracks are deeply rooted in old school hardcore and crossover.
Agony Kings debut album starts with a sample from the dystopian movie Strange Days that bemoans the fact that everything has been done and used up, from this point they launch into a blistering cross between old school hardcore and crossover. Everything might have been done, but it certainly isn’t used up, as Agony Kings have sampled heavily from the past to produce a relentless and brutal album that embodies the spirit of the hardcore movement from around three decades ago, a time when metal and punk collided head on to spectacular effect.
Personally I find trying to pick a favourite moment from Agony Kings debut full length to be an impossible task, this is an album that is an aggressive blur and as a result of this I’d predict that anyone listening to this album will either love or hate it. Personally I think bands like Agony Kings are best suited to a live environment where the intensity of this kind of aural barrage really comes across, but if you’re a fan of early recordings by the likes of Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, or bands such as The Exploited, Agnostic Front and D.R.I. then Agony Kings will be a more than welcome blast from the past.
Agony Kings Facebook page can be found here
Prowler and Rucktion Records are proud to announce that the new album, The Curse, will be released physically and digitally today, September 29th 2017. Since 2002 Prowler have been at the absolute forefront of London hardcore, with 15 years under their belts they’ve proven why they’re well known in UKHC for their ultra heavy blend of metallic hardcore. Prowler will play Rucktion Records bi-monthly night at The Unicorn in Camden on September 30th to celebrate the release of The Curse.
The Curse can be streamed via Spotify here and can be ordered here
California-punks Sciatic Nerve, who feature members of Swingin’ Utters, Nothington, Western Addiction and Cobra Skulls, have shared the new video for Bright Lights. The new single taken from their debut self-titled album, that is due out on the 13th October through Gunner Records in the UK and Europe. The album is packed full of minute long bursts of dangerous rock n’ roll that come heavy, fast, high in energy, and low on bullshit.
Sciatic Nerve‘s self titled album can be pre -ordered via Gunner Records here
The video for Bright Lights can be viewed below Read More…
Formed in 2012, Shanghai‘s Spill Your Guts
are a hardcore punk band that blend their own unique style of fast and aggressive music. With several EP releases under their belt over the course of five years, Spill Your Guts
have now released their first full length album, Hungry Crows
and are set to embark on a 5000km cross Russia tour which kicks off on 28th September.
is available as a name your price download via Bandcamp here
You can view Spill Your Guts Russian tour dates below
Formed in 2012, Shanghai‘s Spill Your Guts are a hardcore punk band that blend their own unique style of fast and aggressive music. With several EP releases under their belt over the course of five years, Spill Your Guts have now released their first full length album, Hungry Crows. Spill Your Guts are now set to embark on a 5000km cross Russia tour which kicks off on 28th September.
Spill Your Guts Facebook page can be found here
Hungry Crows is available as a name your price download via Bandcamp here
Sciatic Nerve are a band with a line up that is born of members of some of the scenes best loved bands, the outfit is comprised of members of The Swingin’ Utters, Nothington, Western Addiction and Cobra Skulls, but if you were expecting a recreation of the sounds from any of those bands you’ll be disappointed as Sciatic Nerve are not the result of a nostalgic trip into any of the members past or present recordings, they are a completely different beast from any of the members well known outfits. Sciatic Nerve will be released through Gunner Records on limited edition red and clear vinyl, as well as digitally, on the 29th September 2017.
The album’s title track kicks in with a forty nine second introduction that embodies the best of old school hardcore, and from this point we’re away into an album that owes a hefty debt to that scene, one that is done and dusted in a shade under twenty minutes. There are moments that veer away from the hardcore assault, Get Away has the feel of the best garage inspired bands and Things I Can Look At and With Who You Go slow the pace down but if anything up the intensity. For the most part Sciatic Nerve is a headlong blast of reckless hardcore inspired punk rock that any fan of the likes of The Bronx, Minor Threat and Black Flag will need to add to their collection.
It must be said that for a band that is formed from veterans of the punk scene Sciatic Nerve makes a pleasant change from the trend for acoustic albums that are veering towards Americana, country and introspection. Sciatic Nerve are living proof that you can grow old disgracefully without being dependent on your past glories and they have released an an album that bears no resemblance to any of the members former outfits, and for me that makes Sciatic Nerve an all the more impressive and original release from punk’s old school.
Sciatic Nerve can be pre-ordered via Gunner Records here
Bay Area punks, Sciatic Nerve have shared their first self titled video and single, that is taken from the bands self titled debut album. Sciatic Nerve features members of Swingin’ Utters, Nothington, Western Addiction and Cobra Skulls, their debut album is set for release on the 13th October and is packed full of minute long bursts of dangerous rock n’ roll that come heavy, fast, high in energy and low on bullshit, the music is hard, but also melodic, creative, and fun.
Sciatic Nerve is available for pre-order in Europe via Gunner Records here
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Fresh off a stint with Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse, Brighton-based four piece Muskets have announced the release of their debut LP Chew on punk mainstay No Sleep Records. Their unique blend of grunge-tinged hardcore borrows the gritty-ness of Fugazi and mixes it with the energy of early At The Drive In while maintaining a certain sensitivity that’s all its own.
You can stream the lead single from Chew, You’re So Cool, via Spotify here
You can pre-order Chew via No Sleep Records here
Punk legends MDC are back with Mein Trumpf, their first full-length in 13 years. Mein Trumpf is an album in classic MDC style, a searing indictment of current US politics, true to the band’s radical left-wing self. A musical call to equality and wake-up call against intolerance and hatred, Mein Trumpf closes with the widely heard and oft-repeated chant “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA”, first coined by the band and now picked up at political rallies across the world. Forming in 1979, MDC were amongst the very first US hardcore band, and have an illustrious history in the underground punk scene. Consistent advocates of gay, trans, animal, equal-race rights, MDC have influenced and worked with some of the biggest names in the genre. The band have just returned from a seven week European tour, with further tour dates to be announced soon. Mein Trumpf will be released via Primoridal Records on November 3rd
Hardcore punk band The Mons are streaming their new song Alarm Clock via Nine Circles. The track is a short blast of old-school punk that is highly recommended for fans of The Circle Jerks, Black Flag and early COC. Alarm Clock will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Trust No One, which will be released via Triple Eye Industries on October 20th 2017.
Trust No One can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats via Triple Eye Industries here
You can stream Alarm Clock via Nine Circles here
The Svetlanas have issued a brand new digital release of This is Moscow Not LA, the new digital edition is available at a special price and it includes two unreleased songs, This is Moscow Not LA, that features Greg Hetson of Bad Religion, and a remix of Negative Approach by legendary punk producer Geza X. The original version of This Is Moscow Not LA, and the Svetlanas back catalogue, are also now available via iTunes. The digital release of This Is Moscow Not LA can be purchased via iTunes here
You can read The Punk Site review of This Is Moscow Not LA here
You can view Svetlanas US and European tour dates below Read More…
Rotten Foxes are a turbo-fuelled mullet punk band for a lost generation who hail from Brighton, UK, the band have now self released their latest EP, Rotten Foxes EP II, as a free download for what they promise will be an instant party.
You can download Rotten Foxes EP II as a free download via Bandcamp here
Rotten Foxes Facebook page can be found here
Californian punks Spider released a limited edition EP earlier this year that promises to deliver six blistering anthems from their out of print album, Youth Insurance, that was released in 2016. The self titled EP essentially acts a best of from the debut full length and gives you a chance to catch up with Spider if you missed out the first time round. The self titled EP offers a pretension free blast of classic punk with a hardcore edge that captures the essence of Spider as a visceral band firing on all cylinders.
The Spider EP kicks off with snarling opener PCE, this is followed up with New Junk II that kicks things up into a UK82 inspired blast of old school hardcore that takes no prisoners. There are no brakes on Spider‘s EP, Barcode Baby continues the aural assault, but even when things are taken down a notch with the epic, at least by Spider‘s standards, Shooting Stars they still carry the intensity in a darker but no less intense feel that segues into the faster counterpart of Get Caught. The closing duo of Can’t Control and Pleasure Fold bring things full circle as they return to the hardcore inspired punk rock that opened the EP.
Spider have released an EP that will appeal to fans of the early American hardcore and the UK82 scenes, think of Black Flag colliding head on with GBH and you’ll have a good idea of what Spider are all about. If you were going to be critical then it could be argued that there’s nothing that you won’t have heard before on the Spider EP, but if you want that authentic blast that the early days of hardcore offered then this is an EP that delivers six tracks straight from the old school.
Spider‘s self titled EP can be purchased here
About Last Night
Dundee’s Delinquents are a band that are making waves and building a reputation for themselves far beyond their local scene, they have been industriously playing intimate shows on their home turf to raise donations for local foodbanks, as well as touring across their native Scotland and making a triumphant debut appearance at this years Rebellion Festival, making Delinquents a band that are making friends both on and off stage wherever they go. The band name may conjure up the spirit of 1977, but if you were expecting an album of retro punk rock then you’re going to be surprised, as there’s so much more to Delinquents than being just another punk band.
Punk is of course part of the Delinquents DNA, the tracks Acne, Waste Of Time and Valentines Day are slices of punk perfection, and Next Generation is a classic fuck you punk anthem, and from those four tracks you might think that you know what the Delinquents are all about, but those four tracks are spread across a release that is one of the most diverse and original albums I’ve heard this year. Ctrl.Alt.Defeat simultaneously manages to invoke punk rock, post punk and the more abrasive side of indie, whilst Not Your Problem and Something To Prove are intense blasts of old school hardcore. Keep On Choking brings another dimension to the album, as this track recalls the likes of The Chameleons and The Smiths, and you might think The Fuck You Song would be a straight up slice of punk rock, well it isn’t, it’s is a folk punk number that reminds me of a less subtle reimagining of Green Day’s Good Riddance, and the chugging riff of Never Gonna Fit In is a raw discordant slice of pop punk.
Delinquents have delivered an album that doesn’t fit the punk rock template, or any template for that matter, they embrace influences from beyond the usual punk arena, and the result is a truly original album that offers something unique. Trying to define an album such as About Last Night is impossible, every single track veers off on it’s own tangent, embracing punk, hardcore, folk punk, indie, pop punk and post punk along the way, making About Last Night just about the only album I’ve ever reviewed that manages to embrace pretty much everything that has been spawned by punk. Whilst the disparate set of influences on display might sound like a recipe for disaster it isn’t, Delinquents have managed to condense the sprawling array of styles into a cohesive, original and impressive album. If you can’t wait for the 29th September then you can whet your appetite by downloading the tracks Ctrl.Alt.Defeat and Never Gonna Fit In as name your price downloads via the Delinquents Bandcamp here.
About Last Night will be released via Violated Records and Bandcamp on the 29th September
have developed a reputation for being the most dangerous band in the world, and with good reason, they are considered enemies of the state in their native Russia, a status that has resulted in their exile in Milan, and anyone who has witnessed their confrontational live performances will testify that their reputation is more than deserved, now they have announced an extensive US tour with Barb Wire Dolls
in the wake of the release of Svetlanas
latest full length, This Is Moscow Not LA
The Punk Site
Review of This Is Moscow Not LA
can be read here
The Svetlanas US Tour dates can be viewed below
Rotunda have been a steadfast and influential band on the Birmingham street punk scene since 1996, their new album, Rotten To The Core, follows on from a series of eight EP’s that have been released over the last two decades. Rotten To The Core features tracks that tackle issues as diverse as the refugee crisis, the erosion of employment rights and abuse of staff forced to take zero hours contracts, to the album’s title track that illustrates the corruption endemic within organisations that are supposed to take care of every element of society. Rotten To The Core is now available via Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Googleplay and all music apps as well as on CD.
Rotunda‘s Facebook page can be found here
Brutal Youth have now been with us for almost seven years, in the time that has elapsed since their formation they have recorded three full length albums and toured the length and breadth of the North American continent, and even made a few excursions into Europe. The Canadian hardcore punks released their third full length, that carries their trademark energetic, raw, honest, heart on sleeve punk rock spirit, last year in the US and Canada, now their third album, Sanguine, is finally available in Europe via Gunnar Records.
The Punk Site Review of Sanguine can be read here
Sanguine can now be ordered in Europe via Gunnar Records here
Brutal Youth are set unleash another album of punk rock anthems peppered with sucker punch hooks that’ll leave you toothless before you even know what hit you. Energetic, raw, honest, heart on sleeve punk rock, Brutal Youth have been causing a ruckus since 2010 and with the imminent release of Sanguine they have become an unstoppable juggernaut that is set to level the musical landscape. Sanguine will receive a full UK and EU release on the 24th August 2017 via Gunnar Records and will be available on red and clear limited edition vinyl formats.
Sanguine can be pre-ordered via Gunnar Records here
Moscow crossover outfit Siberian Meat Grinder have announced the release of their long awaited second album, Metal Bear Stomp, that is set to be released via Destiny Records on the 13th October 2017. Siberian Meat Grinder are Bringing their cross genre game to the next level, the band have delivered an explosive sonic mix over the twelve tracks of Metal Bear Stomp that will have you headbanging, slam dancing, finger pointing and throwing down throughout. Ahead of the album’s release Siberian Meat Grinder have released a video for the track No Way Back.
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