Wipe the blood from your teeth, rub the lipstick from your collar, and get in the pit, because it’s time for a recap of this week’s best hardcore, metal, and punk rock. Grab your sweetheart, turn the lights down low, and freaking rage. Strap in, kiddies, it’s time to love. And rock, of course. Always rock.
The Lippies – “As We Fall”
The Lippies play the kind of punk rock you can’t help but fall in love with. Poppy and raw, it’s got all the right hooks. Below is the video for “As We Fall” which continues the long standing marriage of punk rock and skateboarding. If you need some new jams to listen to while you skate the bowl, you can pre-order their new album here. (via Noisey)
Bossk – “Kobe”
On Friday, we premiered the video for “Kobe” from Bossk and it makes us swoon. Beautiful and haunting, Audio Noir is shaping up to be an album we want to get into a serious relationship with. You can pre-order now from Deathwish Inc.
Babara – “All the Ugly Things”
Bambara play noise driven, punk-infused garage rock. “All the Ugly Things” is a track that’ll make your fists pump and your heart pound. There’s lots of melody buried below the feedback, gravely guitars, and moaning vocals. This stuff rocks, without a doubt.
The Thermals – “My Heart Went Cold”
We love The Thermals. A lot. We buy everything they put out and spin it endlessly. Their new album We Disappear is on the horizon and tracks from it are slowly trickling out. “My Heart Went Cold” is the most recent one to premiere and it is everything we love about The Thermals. Catchy and rockin’, this song will worm its way into your head and stay there for days.
Graves at Sea – “The Curse That Is”
Graves at Sea have been around for a while, but they’ve some how managed to never release a full-length record. Lots of EPs and splits, but no album to call their own. Well, Relapse Records is changing that on April 1st with the release of The Curse That Is. Below is the title track, which is probably the best Graves at Sea song we’ve ever heard. Same epic guitars and pounding drums, but a much improved set of vocals. Don’t worry, it’s still brutal as all hell — but now it just sounds less like goblins murdering a pack of pigs (which if we are being honest, we sorta loved). Mark your calendars, The Curse That Is will be here soon and you’re going to want to own it.
Eyehategod – Bl’ast/Eyehategod Split
New Eyehategod. Do we need to say more than that? I hope not. Check out the split 7′ inch they are putting out with the band Bl’ast. It’s everything you’d expect from these sludge demigods and that’s a good thing. Oh, and hey, the track from Bl’ast is pretty freaking awesome, too. You stream this via Spotify below and it’s available to own digitally now. Vinyl is up for pre-order via Rise Records if you are into that sort of thing.
Gadget – “I Don’t Need You – Dead and Gone”
Gadget debuted a new track titled ” I Don’t Need You – Dead and Gone” from their forthcoming album The Great Destroyer. These Swedish dudes rock so freaking hard and their new album is insane — trust us. “I Don’t Need You – Dead and Gone” is grindcore nirvana, punishing and relentless. You absolutely want to pre-order their new album from Relapse Records. Order two and give one to your sweetheart so he or she knows how brutal you are. (via MetalSucks)
That’s it for this week. Go forth, throw some horns up, and keep spinning in the black circle. If there’s a metalcore, grindcore, hardcore, or any other -core song you think the world needs to hear, sound off in the comments below. \m/
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