Xibalba Finish New Record

Xibalba

Pomona, California’s Xibalba has completed tracking their third LP, and are wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash their most monstrous recordings yet in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. “The unforgiving rage of Xibalba’s death-metal influenced hardcore has never been more apparent, with the new album showcasing nearly forty-five minutes […]

Denver Black Sky Nabs Nails, Municipal Waste

Nails

Let me just throw this out there. Nails are one of the best bands going right now. No shit. Think about that for a second, and try to formulate an argument against it. Just try. That statement is fact, and they proved their mettle to me recently with their performance at the New England Metal […]

Lineup For This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Announced

Killswitch Engage

The lineup has been announced for This Is Hardcore Fest 2014, set to take place July 24 through July 27 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Of note is the fact that Turmoil, Downset, Mushmouth, All Else Failed, and Fury of Five are playing the event. I may need to go to this. Tickets go […]

Xibalba, Suburban Scum Releasing Split LP

Xibalba

This isn’t something that happens much. Sure, split 7-inches are the norm. Even split EPs. But split LPs? That’s rare, bro. But Xibalba and Suburban Scum are releasing one anyways, as a 12-inch vinyl outing. The LP will hit streets on May 13 through Closed Casket Activities. Totaling over 23 minutes, this will be Xibalba’s […]

The Goat Picks His Favorite Albums From 2012

Effigies

Year-end “best of” lists are full of shit. While it’s no secret that 98.3-percent of paid music journalists are inept cunts and 100-percent of us hobby bloggers are narcissistic dildos, it takes a real fuckin’ turd to suggest they’ve heard — AND FUCKING PROCESSED — all of the year’s relevant releases by the first week […]

Comeback Kid Touring With Xibalba

Comeback Kid

Yup. Someone must care. Comeback Kid will be hitting the road in support of their new record this coming February and March. The “Die Knowing” U.S. tour will also feature Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, and To The Wind. Die Knowing will be out in March. It’s a slow news morning. Here’s when and where the tour’ll […]

The Acacia Strain, Xibalba Announce Tour

The Acacia Strain

Dude, I can’t wait to not go to this. Seriously. The Acacia Strain today announced they will headline the “No Way Out” tour this. I’d have dubbed it “Dudes For Miles.” Dates follow at the end of this post, if you care. The poorly-monikered trek will boast support from Within The Ruins (between 8/21 and […]

John Strachan’s Doomed: 6/3/13

John Strachan's Doomed

Things have finally calmed down, for the time being. I haven’t written a column here in a long time, but that should hopefully change now. We (Early Graves) just returned home from our latest tour which saw us meet up with Nails and Xibalba as well as Rotten Sound for a few shows. To say […]

Final This Is Hardcore Fest Bill Announced

All Out War

And it follows at the end of this here post, you dig? Yes, the full, unadulterated lineup for This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 has been rolled out. The fest is scheduled to take place August 8 through August 11 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Some of the standouts just added: All Out War, Judge, […]

This Is Hardcore Fest Gets Even Harder

100 Demons

That headline truly is the height of my laziness, but you know something fucker — it’s been a long week, and the weekend doesn’t look like it’ll be much better. So back off. The organizers of this year’s This Is Hardcore Fest have added a second slate of bands to the already imposing bill. Some […]