Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

MARTYRDÖD Dark Lords Of Swedish Crust Sign With Southern Lord

New LP Under Construction At Studio Fredman Now Swedish crustpunk horde MARTYRDÖD have officially inked a multi-release deal with Southern Lord Recordings, and are currently barricaded in the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) recording their debut label LP, Paranoia. 
After formation in 2001, MARTYRDÖD, have since slammed the crustpunk and underground metal scene with a surplus of CD and LP releases on such brutal labels as Plaguebearer, Havoc, Farewell, La Familia and Prank, as well as sporadic touring across Europe and a massive offensive on the United States in 2011.

In an scene overabundant with clones of the founding/front running acts of
the genre, MARTYRDÖD manage to remain heavily unique in their filth-ridden approach. While undeniably influenced by acts like Anticimex, Bathory, Totalitär, Oral and Wolfpack, the band intertwines their crust roots with sinister, haunting soundscapes and unique riff attacks. With genuine Swedish lyrics, distinguished songwriting manifested through bleak and obscure original artwork MARTYRDÖD will continue to conjure up their blackened d-beat crust, now under the Southern Lord banner.

Paranoia will be released sometime this Spring/Summer 2012.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


BLACK BREATH: Seattle Savages Go On The Attack With Second LP Seattle's barbaric wrecking crew BLACK BREATH have completed their second LP and are preparing to fire it point blank into the public's face this March. The forthcoming new platter, dubbed Sentenced to Life, is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the band's raging 2010 debut album, Heavy Breathing, which blew away fans of both hardcore-fueled rock and roll and crushing Swedish death metal internationally.

Now in 2012, BLACK BREATH's neck-snapping Sentenced To Life projects an even more vile, metallic sonic attack than its predecessor, bearing is a bit less rock and roll swagger and a showcasing more full-on crushing rage. The album is a product of furious creativity jammed into a short span of time, written in the seemingly endless Winter after returning from their November 2010 European tour.

Bearing 10 thunderous tracks in under 33 minutes, Sentenced To Life features such smashing BLACK BREATH hits as "Feast of the Damned," "Doomed," "Forced Into Possession," "Home of the Grave" and of course the title anthem "Sentenced to Life." The band once again recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. Easily the band's most thunderous recording to date, BLACK BREATH sentence every listener to a life of headbanging after spinning this motherfucker!

Monday, January 2, 2012

THE STIFFS - Innocent Bystander

Just got this strange message. Not sure if it is spam or the guy just had the wrong address. The remittent is named Chris Brown. Not that Chris Brown.


My name is Chris Brown, and I recorded that demo at RPM Studios in Philadelphia circa 1991-92. It's stuck out in my mind for all these years, and I've wondered(more than a few times), "What happened to those guys and those songs?". I just found you now, because I've been listening to a bunch of punk music and was telling my girl about this band called The Stiffs. I only remembered the Bored Stiff song... finally remembered the Cry Baby song. The two songs found me you. After finding the list of songs I remembered Awake at the Wake. I loved the enthusiasm, and said "earnest" attitude toward getting the songs recorded. Anyway, it's good to see that you didn't stay in Phila and expanded. I would like to have a copy of those songs if it's possible. Good times!

CB Happy 2012!!

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