Archive | October, 2012

A halloween treat – The Earls Of Mars

31 Oct

October 31st 2012 will see ex-Hangnail / End of Level Boss frontman Harry Armstrong release a 3-track EP from new project The Earls of Mars.

Taster videos have been released on YouTube – check the links below for more…




The Earls of Mars have teamed up with UK illustrator / animator Jan Stephens who has produced the cover art for the new EP, along with a whole range of designs that will accompany the bands live performances. More details will be available from

Happy Halloween!


Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay released in the UK/EU today

29 Oct

UK Punk n roll legends Goldblade sign to Southern Records

29 Oct

There have been hints at new Goldblade material for a few months now starting with the release of controversial video “We’re All In It Together” and during their recent slew of live shows where they have been playing new sounds to unsuspecting audiences across the UK.

Today, it comes with real pleasure to announce that these UK punk legends have signed to Southern Records to release their brand new album which will be unleashed early in 2013. This marks their first release since 2008’s Mutiny.

The album was recorded at the legendary Southern Studios, so it seemed natural that the label would be their new home. Goldblade front-man John Robb had this to say about the signing:

At last we have a new album and a new home. There is something perfect about Goldblade being on Southern Records with it’s great catalogue of punk rock with an intelligence and a meaning. We bought all those Crass and Rudimentary Peni Records, as well as the On U Sound System and Fugazi and just about every band that understood the punk rock spirit and carried the flag for underground music in the decades after the punk rock big bang. It was great to record the album at Southern studios with its long history of brilliant sounding records from Crass to Jesus And Mary Chain to Shellac and be part of that noisy culture that is the real soundtrack to independent culture and the real alternative music.

More specific album details are still be revealed in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, there will be a clutch of dates before the year is out:

24th November – Fife punk festival

8th Dec – Birmingham Rebellion Christmas punk festival with Rancid and Cock Sparrer

10th Dec – London 100 Club with Vince Ray, The Fits

22nd Dec – Newport 200 Club

Full details can be found on the band’s website:

Steve Hauschildt unveils video for ‘Interconnected’ taken from new album Sequitur on Kranky

25 Oct

Exactly one year on from his last album, Steve Hauschildt returns with his most commanding work to date and today we can unveil a brand new video for the album’s opening track ‘Interconnected’.


Dense and lush arrangements conjure introspective atmospheres that reveal not only his contribution to the band Emeralds, but his ever-evolving strengths as a solo artist. Recorded in Vancouver and Cleveland, nearly 20 different instruments were culled from the 1960s to the present. This lends the album a much wider palette than its predecessor, Tragedy & Geometry. It is still, however, a logical follow-up to that work as the title Sequitur subtly implies. Because of its rich instrumentation, there are classic yet cutting-edge soundscapes fashioned out of the idiosyncrasies innate to the copious synthesizers, drum machines, and vocal processing used on the album. A substantial work, Hauschildt hones in on the place of voice and androgyny in music.



From Steve Hauschildt: “I was very interested in the artificiality of vocal or choir-like sounds that emulate a person or group singing, and how this has evolved with the advancement of musical technology over the decades. I also sang myself and used a vocoder. This was not to sound robotic or to auto-tune notes, but instead used to remove the connotations of gender inherent in the vocal formants that define how we naturally assign gender qualities to sounds, particularly the human voice. It was interesting to discover that certain replicable sounds become ‘androgynous’ when they carry both masculine and feminine characteristics. I was inspired to carry this idea into music mainly because of the work of Camille Paglia, Rosalind Picard and Donna Haraway. In a sense, the album treads the imaginary boundary between Nature and Artifice. Of course it is within a postmodern trajectory, but not necessarily a statement on cyborg theory or feminism. Rather, Sequitur is a musical domain where these ideas freely collide and coalesce to form emotive states for the listener.“.

Londoners Beware – Dope Body are in town tomorrow night!

24 Oct

Lock up your daughters, your boyfriends, your kids – keep your own body in check – no one body’s the same, but everybody’s body is sure to get weird when it comes into contact with Dope Body!


AMENRA reveal first full track and lyrics from Mass V and announce LP album information

23 Oct

Credit Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA are preparing for the worldwide disbursement of their newest studio full-length Mass V  on 26 November via Neurot Recordings and today they share first track from it, the album opener, “Dearborn and Buried” – our first listen to a complete song from the album, and our first glimpse at the lyrics…

one day I awoke

and I saw

the world. that comes from us

dearborn. I will remain. world.

and death comes from my ashes.

we were called upon

and awaited a sign

there was a fire divine

remember us

and you will remain

we all fell

and overcame


this is our soil

remember it

and it will remain


when ashes reign

remember us

we were the flame

now when will I be wounded enough?

We are also proud to reveal the cover art of the LP version of the album which will differ from the CD version, containing different artwork, additional sounds and alternative mixes, by Billy Anderson and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, working with SUNN0))), Earth, Isis and more…). This album version is available as pre-order from 12 November on, where you can also pick up a copy of their DVD Mass III.


credit: Stefaan Temmerman

The Evens release brand new album on Dischord entitled The Odds.

23 Oct


The Evens are a band from Washington, DC. Ian MacKaye plays baritone guitar and Amy Farina plays drums. They both sing.

The Odds is the band’s third full-length album – 13 songs recorded with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios during the summer of 2012.

The Evens began in fall of 2001 and released two albums, The Evens (2005) and Get Evens (2006) and a 7”, Warble Factor b/w Timothy Wright (2011).

The Odds is their first album in six years and they have plans to resume performing.

Dischord Records are releasing the album on 20 November 2012.

 TrAcK LisT

1) King of Kings

2) Wanted Criminals

3) I Do Myself

4) Warble Factor

5) Sooner or Later

6) Wonder Why

7) Competing With the Till

8) Broken Finger

9) Architects Sleep

10) Timothy Wright

11) This Other Thing

12) Let’s Get Well

13) KOK