Video: Iron Reagan – A Dying World

Iron ReaganVirgina thrash punk group Iron Reagan has released a music video for the song “A Dying World.” The track is from the band’s latest effort, Crossover Ministry, which is out now on Relapse Records.

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Iron Reagan – Bleed The Fifth

Iron ReaganVirgina thrash punk group Iron Reagan has released a new song.  The track is titled “Bleed The Fifth” and is from the band’s latest effort, Crossover Ministry, which is due out in January 28, 2017 via Relapse Records.

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Iron Reagan – Grim Business

Iron ReaganVirgina thrash punk group Iron Reagan has released a new song.  The track is titled “Grim Business” and is from the band’s latest effort, Crossover Ministry, which is due out in January 282017 via Relapse Records.

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Red Fang

Only Ghosts

Relapse Records

Rating: 4.5/5




After spending the last few years vigorously touring the world alongside such bands as Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Tusk and Kyuss Lives, Oregon based heavy rock giants Red Fang have re-emerged with their latest full length album, Only Ghosts, which was released via Relapse Records yesterday, this is their fourth studio album, their third for Relapse Records, and it follows on from 2013’s Whales and Leeches. Red Fang have now been in existence for eleven years and their latest release shows a refinement in their hard driving complex rock, on Only Ghosts they seem to have honed their sound and incorporated some darker influences alongside the fist pumping high tempo tracks that make up the core of the album.

Flies opens the album with piledriving drums and a distorted dirty guitar riff, the twin vocals kick in, one raw and furious, one melodic, and I’m pretty much sold before the song is half way done, the album continues to impress as the following track, Cut It Short, which is another crushing number with a pounding beat and overdriven guitars, but crucially it’s nothing like the first track and features a spikier riff that builds to an almighty chorus. There’s a brief interlude as the instrumental Flames washes over you with waves of feedback and lets you get your breath, but Only Ghosts swiftly reasserts itself with the punishing No Air, this is slower, heavier and more intense number which conjures up visions of a contemporary Black Sabbath. Shadows starts with a heartfelt fuck yeah and it swiftly kicks the album back into ffth gear before Not For You knocks it into overdrive. The final tracks on Only Ghosts take the album down a different path, The Smell Of The Sound heads into darker territory with it’s slower sinister vibe and dark keyboard touches, The Deep ups the tempo but maintains the shadowy feel of the final quartet of tracks. I Am A Ghost channels Rob Zombie with a malevolent riff and drum beat before the final number, Living In Lye, serves up an epic punishing song to close the album

At it’s core this a rock album but there are alternative influences in the mix that stops the self indulgence creeping in, alongside the rock influences I pick up distinct elements of the like of Killing Joke, Early Foo Fighters and The Cult in their sound alongside the more obvious influences, this is no guitar solo ridden rock cliché album, this is a rock album done as it oughta be. The band themselves have stated that working with the producer, Ross Robinson, on Only Ghosts has been a transformative experience, on the basis of this album I can only concur with that as this is Red Fang‘s best album to date. 

Only Ghosts can be ordered via Relapse Records here and via Red Fang here

Red Fang Release ‘Only Ghosts’ Album

red-fang-ogPortland, Oregon heavy rock giants Red Fang release their new album, Only Ghosts, today via Relapse Records. Red Fang are currently touring Europe, following a UK run which saw packed out shows up and down the country, the band have also revealed a 16-bit video game, Fangtris, this is a twist on the classic Tetris game, inviting players to stack the band’s gear on stage before the show starts. Only Ghosts was recorded earlier this year at Ross Robinson’s Venice, California studio, the band said of the experience;

“Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us. The process was very challenging and rewarding, and I think we’re a better band for it. This album expresses exactly where we’re at. We’re super proud of it!”

Only Ghosts can be streamed here and ordered here, Fangtris can be played here

Red Fang Share ‘Not For You’ From ‘Only Ghosts’ Album

red-fang-ogPortland’s heavy rock giants, Red Fang, have revealed Not For You, a new song taken from their forthcoming album, Only Ghostswhich is due out on October 14th via Relapse RecordsRed Fang have just begun an extensive autumn tour, with a month of European dates followed by another month of American dates, including the recently announced hometown show on December 17th at the Wonder Ballroom. Label mates Torche will join Red Fang on both runs with God Damn supporting in the UK and Whores joining them on the American dates, tickets for the UK tour dates can be purchased here

Digital pre orders of Only Ghosts can be found here and physical bundles can be found here

You can stream Not For You here

Red Fang Release ‘Shadows’ Video Ahead of UK Tour

red-fang-ogPortland rockers Red Fang mess with the wrong comic book collectors in their new video for Shadows, the track is taken from their latest album, Only Ghosts, that is due out in October on October 14th. The band play an extensive autumn tour with a month of European dates beginning in the UK at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on September 26, followed by another month of US dates. Label mates Torche will join them on both runs with God Damn supporting in the UK and Whores joining the US dates. Tickets for the UK tour can be purchased here

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Nothing Release ‘Curse Of The Sun’ Video & UK Tour Details

nothing-uk-tour-16Ahead of their six-week European tour, Nothing have shared a new music video for Curse Of The Sun, the track is taken from their critically acclaimed second album, Tired Of Tomorrow, out now on Relapse Records. Filmed at shows through New York City, Philadelphia and Washington on Nothing‘s headlining Tired Of Tourism tour through North America this past May, Curse Of The Sun was directed by Jimmy Hubbard. The European tour starts tomorrow and hits the UK on the 11th September

Tickets for the UK leg of Nothing‘s European Tour are available to purchase here

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Red Fang Announce Tour And Release Date For ‘Only Ghosts’ LP

Red Fang OGAfter three years of vigorously touring the world, Portland, Oregon-based heavy rock giants Red Fang have re-emerged with their latest full-length album, Only Ghosts, due for release via Relapse Records on October 14th 2016. Only Ghosts was produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot and many more) and mixed by Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins). Packing in ten new tracks of the band’s signature, high-impact, two-pronged vocal attack and knack for finding the sharpest hooks, Red Fang prove once again they have mastered the heavy anthem, without taking themselves too seriously.

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Nothing Announce European Tour

NothingFollowing the release of their critically acclaimed new album Tired Of Tomorrow, Philadelphia’s Nothing have announced a full European tour through September and October, with UK dates beginning on September 11th. As well as their forthcoming European tour, Nothing have enlisted pioneering electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth to remix Nineteen Ninety Heaven. Although an unlikely pairing, the results are warped, moving and deeply atmospheric. Nothing are currently performing across North America on the Tired Of Tourism tour with Relapse label mates, Wrong and California’s Culture Abuse.

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God Damn Release Ghost Video And Announce Full UK Tour

God Damn Ghost

The black country power noise duo God Damn have just dropped a video for their new track, Ghost. If this wasn’t enough they have announced a full UK tour with Relapse Records heavyweights, Red Fang and Torche! Ghost follows from their 2015 debut album Vultures and is seriously worth checking out

You can check out the video here

Tour Dates can be found here

Black Tusk Stream New Track, Announce Shows

Black TuskSavannah, GA sludge outfit Black Tusk are streaming Desolation of Endless Times, a track which will feature on their upcoming full length Pillars of Ash. The record is due for release on January 29th via Relapse Records.

The band have also recently announced a tour in support of the LP, check out the stream of Desolation of Endless Times and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Video: Publicist UK – Canary

PublicistUK post-punk four-piece Publicist UK has premiered a new music video.  the video features the song “Canary” from their new album, Forgive Yourself, which dropped last month via Relapse Records.  The band is comprised of members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, Discordance Axis, and Burnt By The Sun.

Watch the video below.

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Video: Publicist UK – Away

PublicistUK post-punk four-piece Publicist UK has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Away” from their upcoming album, Forgive Yourself, which is due out August 21, 2015 via Relapse Records.  The band is comprised of members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, Discordance Axis, and Burnt By The Sun.

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2015 Fall Tour: Windhand with Danava & Monolord


RidingEasy Records acts, Danava from Portland and Monolord from Sweden, announce that both bands are scheduled to head out on tour this Fall of 2015 in support of Relapse Records act Windhand


Stream the track “Quiet Babies Astray in a Manger” from Danava here via Soundcloud. 

Stream the album ‘Vaenir’ from Monolord here via Soundcloud.


Connect with Danava: Facebook / RidingEasy Records

Connect with Monolord: Facebook / Twitter / RidingEasy Records







Publicist Announce Debut Album; Premiere First Single

PublicistUK post-punk four-piece Publicist has announced plans for their debut album.  The album will be titled Forgive Yourself and is due out August 21, 2015 via Relapse Records.  The band is comprised of members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, Discordance Axis, and Burnt By The Sun.

The band is streaming the album’s first single, “Levitate The Pentagon,” which can be heard below.

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Video: Torche – ‘Annihilation Affair’

torche1Miami sludge punk/stoner rock outfit Torche have premiered a new video online. The track is Annihilation Affair, a track taken from their latest full length, Restarter, released last month via Relapse Records. The video is an animated affair, directed by Phil Mucci and Torche guitarist/vocalist Steven Brooks has said this about the video:

“Phil Mucci’s creation and destruction is so beautiful. Everything we hoped for and more.” 

Check out the video for Annihilation Affair below.

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Torche Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Melt Banana

TorcheMiami sludge punk/stoner rock outfit Torche have announced a co-headlining tour alongside Japanese noise rock band Melt Banana. The band are out in support of Restarter, their latest full length, released last month via Relapse Records.

The joint tour kicks off in July and tickets go on sale from March 19th. Check out the full list of dates below.

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Video: Iron Reagan – Miserable Failure

Iron ReaganVirgina thrash punk group Iron Reagan has released a new music video.  The video features the song “Miserable Failure” from the band’s latest effort, The Tyranny of Will, released earlier this fall via Relapse Records.

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Torche Announce New Record, Tour Dates

torche1Florida/Georgia based alt-punk quartet Torche have announced that their new record, Restarter will drop on February 24th. Restarter will be their first release since joining Relapse Records. Bass player Jonathan Nunez recently spoke to Rolling Stone about recording the new album:

“The music is like what we do: very driving, very heavy on the toms, real pounding rhythm section, the guitars are just nonstop, but with a melodic twist. Then the vocals come in and it’s this whole Psychedelic Furs – and maybe Guided By Voices – phrasing.”

The band have also announced tour dates across the US and the UK for late 2014 and into 2015. Check out the full dates, and the cover art for Restarter below.

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Toxic Holocaust Stream 2 New Songs

Toxic HolocaustPortland thrashers Toxic Holocaust are streaming two songs from their upcoming full length, Chemistry of Consciousness (check out our report here). 

Rat Eater can be streamed here, thanks to Loudwire and Out Of The Fire is available via soundcloud.

Chemistry of Consciousness will drop on October 29th via Relapse Records.

Red Fang Announce New Album

Red FangPortland rockers Red Fang have announced that their third full length, titled Whales and Leeches is due for release on October 15th via Relapse Records. For Whales and Leeches, the band reunited with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs) who also worked on their 2011 album Murder the Mountains.

In addition to the standard retail release, fans can look forward to deluxe CD, double deluxe vinyl and deluxe digital editions which will feature bonus material. There will also be a special Halloween edition and coloured vinyl versions available.

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Toxic Holocaust: New Record and Tour

Toxic HolocaustPortland metal punks Toxic Holocaust have announced that their next full length, Chemistry of Consciousness will be released in the fall via Relapse Records. For fans that can’t wait that long, the band has also released From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction, a 22 track compilation bringing together 10 years worth of demos, vinyl only and split releases in one place; which is out now.

 Ahead of the release of Chemistry of Consciousness, the band have also announced 3 teaser shows in the northwest. Joel Grind (vocals/guitar) says:

“I’m really looking forward to these three shows in the Northwest! It’s been a while since we’ve stepped on stage at all and even longer since we’ve played the U.S. and Canada. We’re playing with some great bands and excited to play a few songs from the new record for everyone to check out.”

Tour dates below.

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Howl Announce Summer Tour with Lord Dying

Relapse Records band Howl are bringing their brand of noisy rifftastic metal to the masses this summer in support of their latest full length release Bloodlines. Support on all dates comes from label mates Lord Dying.

Check out the video for first single Demonic here.  Full tour dates below.

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Video: Fuck The Facts – L’enclume Et Le Marteau

Ottawa grindcore band Fuck the Facts have released a video for L’enclume et le marteau, a track from their upcoming EP, which features animation from Osborne Animation. The EP, titled Amer, is due out on June 18th 2013 via Relapse records

Check it out here



Tours: Tombs Announce North American Dates

Experimental post-metal band Tombs have announced a handful of shows across the U.S. and a couple in Canada. Included are dates with Ulcerate and a trip to Virginia’s Macrock

More info below.

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