Bastard Noise / Sickness Streaming “Death’s Door” Title Track

Noise heavyweights Bastard Noise and Sickness have just shared the first half and title track from their forthcoming new split “Death’s Door.” The collaborative LP is due out this November 11th via Relapse. Pre-orders are online at this location.

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Announces Hardcore Activity In Progress

Last year Red Bull Music Academy made history with Drone Activity In Progress, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that took the best and loudest avant-garde artists, mixed them together in a giant door-factory-turned concert venue in Queens, threw in three larger-than-life sound systems, passed out earplugs, and watched what ensued. Drone Activity In Progress was hailed by critics from The New York Times to The Fader, who called the show a “near-perfect noise show.”

This year, Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York has done one better with Hardcore Activity In Progress, taking place on Friday, May 16, 2014. Like last year, the spectacle will go down at the Knockdown Center in Queens, Nuit Blanche will again deliver an unparalleled multi-sensory experience, and Roberta’s Pizza will provide refuge outside for those trying to escape the overpowering intentional noise bleed. But this year, the event will blow open the doors genre-wise, showcasing a sampling of the most extreme recording artists in metal, techno, jazz, classical, noise, hip hop and beyond. It’s a showcase of music that exists at the extremes of their genres, and as such, here’s a guide to the diverse artists playing the event.

The lineup is as follows:

Tim Hecker (Experimental Music)
Skullflower (Drone Rock)
Napalm Death (Grindcore)
Gunplay (Hip-Hop)
Lubomyr Melnyk (Classical)
The Thing (Jazz)
Regis (Techno)
Bastard Noise (Powerviolence)
Wolf Eyes (Noise)
Okkyung Lee (Classical)
clipping. (Hip-Hop)
Yoshiko Ohara (former front woman of Bloody Panda; Vocal Music)
Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano (Jazz)
Reg Bloor (Noise)
Gnaw (Noise)

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BASTARD NOISE / BRUTAL TRUTH Split Release Now Streaming on Bandcamp

Legendary grindcore godfathers BRUTAL TRUTH and seminal, abrasive-noise terrorists BASTARD NOISE are currently streaming their new split on Bandcamp. The Axiom of Post Inhumanity is available today on CD, LP and digital. Both the CD and LP formats of the release contain entirely different sets of music from both bands while the digital version collects all of the […]

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OvO Announces New Album “Abisso”

The genre-collapsing OvO is pleased to announce the release of new album, “Abisso,” on November 4th via the vessel of all things Italian and loud, Supernatual Cat Records. The following press release was issued about the band:

“The duo, made up of Bruno Dorella on a stripped back drum kit and Stefania Pedretti handling vocals and guitars, will be entering a thirteenth year together, showing no signs of relenting in the sonic exploration.

“OvO’s live repertoire has seen them play everywhere from Europe to Mexico to Israel and everywhere in between alongside a host of sound-benders including Nadja, KK Null, Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke, Rollerball, Thrones, SubArachnoidSpace, Zenigeva, Lightning Bolt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Estradasphere, Steve Mc Kay, Trencher, Ludicra, Bill Horist, USA Is a Monster, White Mice, Bastard Noise, Zu, Larsen, Jarboe, and A Hawk and a Hacksaw.

“Having truly mastered the art of crafting sharp and incredibly loud dynamic noise, OvO’s sound veers from bellyache sludge to simmering and shimmering compositions that ooze rock ‘n’ roll from punk-stained pores.

“Stay tuned for further OvO details in the coming weeks.”

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Fourth Annual ‘Power Of The Riff Festival’ A Week Away. Original FINAL CONFLICT Lineup Among Fest’s Main Headliners

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex. Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and […]

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Fourth Annual ‘Power Of The Riff Festival’ A Week Away. Original FINAL CONFLICT Lineup Among Fest’s Main Headliners

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WARTORN: Trek To The Power Of The Riff Begins This Week. Joins M.D.C. And Opposition Rising Tour

Following a short break after several stateside tours this year, including a hefty excursion with Raw Power, Wisconsin crustbrigade WARTORN will take their caravan back to the highways this week. After a double-show kickoff in their hometown of Appleton this Friday, August 2nd WARTORN will make an eastward trek to Chicago to take part in […]

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Mammoth Grinder Streaming Full New “Underworlds” Album

The earthmoving third LP from Texas-terrors Mammoth Grinder, known as “Underworlds,” is today available to the general public, the band’s first release for 20 Buck Spin.

Pitchfork is today hosting the entire album stream. Explore the “Underworlds” right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“Underworlds marks a peak at which Mammoth Grinder have sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind/death/thrash maelstrom of intense degree; unrelenting in its concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft expected of a band on their third record. The band commissioned the legendary Joe Petagno (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Marduk) to deliver the album’s gritty cover artwork.

“The CD and digital versions of Underworlds are available now and both the standard black edition and the limited blue mailorder-only vinyl will be in-house by the end of the week. In conjunction with the release of Underworlds, later this week Mammoth Grinder will take their thunder down-under on a run of Australian dates alongside Innumerable Forms.

“Immediately upon their stateside return they’ll tour the West Coast US including a performance at The Power Of The Riff alongside The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, M.D.C., Iceburn, Bastard Noise, Dead In The Dirt and more.”

Australian Tour w/ Innumerable Forms:
7/26/2013 The Tote – Melbourne
7/27/2013 Animal House – Adelaide
7/28/2013 Gasometer – Melbourne
8/01/2013 The Potbelly – Canberra
8/02/2013 The Square – Sydney
8/03/2013 Sun Distortion – Brisbane

West Coast US Tour:
8/06/2013 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Black Breath
8/07/2013 Submission Art Space – San Francisco, CA
8/08/2013 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Black Breath, Obliterations
8/10/2013 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA @ Power Of The Riff

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