Converge Rejoined By Cave In Frontman During Live Set


Converge were rejoined by their former bassist Stephen Brodsky last night when the band performed the Deathwish Fest in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I know a couple of people who were fucking there, and now I am wishing I had been. Brodsky, of course, left the band in the late 1990s, and went on to form Cave […]

All Else Failed: A Monster Update

All Else Failed

It’s been a spell since we’ve heard word one from Patrick Shannon, the dude from All Else Failed who wrote a bunch of columns for us back in the day. That all changed with an email this afternoon, about a new release coming next week that will be super limited. Here’s what Patrick sent us: […]

Iron Reagan Release New Tune

Iron Reagan

Wanna hear a quick, explosive new tune from Iron Reagan? Then go to the end of this post. There, you will find “Miserable Failure” streaming in all its thunderous glory. The song comes from their new album The Tyranny Of Will. Relapse will issue the disc September 16.

Cavalera Conspiracy Detail Impending LP

The Brothers Cavalera

The Cavalera Conspiracy’s next album will drop in October. The band, led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Igor Cavalera, have named their next LP Pandemonium. Napalm Records will release the disc, which was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with Max’s other band, Soulfly. So that’s happening. The artwork for […]

Iron Reagan Releasing Relapse Debut This September

The Tyranny of Will

Iron Reagan will issue its Relapse debut, The Tyranny Of Will, on September 16. The 24-song wrecking ball of thrash-imbued hardcore punk fury was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia, and self-produced with Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixing it. The track listing for the disc follows. Iron Reagan, as […]

United Nations Streaming Another New Tune

United Nations

United Nations — the band boasting former members of Thursday and The Number Twelve Looks Like You — has released another new track from their upcoming disc. The Next Four Years drops July 15. The band also purportedly boasts guys from Converge and Glassjaw. At the end of this post, you can hear a song […]

Converge’s Kurt Ballou Releases Solo Track

Kurt Ballou of Old Man Gloom

I am impressed by Converge and Old Man Gloom member and producer du jour Kurt Ballou. He can play a number of instruments and does on the following tune. Kurt was recently asked to record a demo for Stompbox Sonic’’s video series, “Sonic Explorations.” Ballou says “it snowballed into a full-on Kurt Ballou solo song.” […]

Code Orange Kids Disc Coming In September

I Am King

Guess what? Code Orange Kids have named their upcoming album and announced the release date for it, too. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, the disc will be released through Deathwish, Inc. on September 2. It will be called I Am King. They’ve also apparently shortened their name to Code Orange. Wow. The cover for the […]

Baptists Announce Second LP


Yup, yup. Vancouver’s Baptists have finished tracking their second full-length album, which will be called Bloodmines. The new album was recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, with with Kurt Ballou of Converge fame producing. It will be released via Southern Lord worldwide in September.   A press release calls Bloodmines “a fast, exhilarating album of […]

Every Time I Die Streaming New Tune

From Parts Unknown

Every Time I Die have a new album coming out soon. Yeah. I’m thrilled. It will be called From Parts Unknown, and arrives in stores July 1 on Epitaph Records. The title of the Kurt Ballou-produced outing is inspired by the billing of certain wrestlers, says band frontman Keith Buckley: “Instead of making something that the […]