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New Blood! ANINOKO, SLAV, and SPIKED COLLAR


July 31st, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
ANINOKO (MY SHADOW)

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Date & location formed:
July 2014 in the San Francisco, Bay Area.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of friendship, the desire to play fast hardcore punk in our native languages and the lack of an outspoken, immigrant Filipino presence in the local scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about Diaspora, misguided funds donated to Typhoon relief efforts, Filipino Martial Arts and the displacement of indigenous communities.

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How would you describe your sound?
We play fast hardcore influenced by Los Crudos with a lil bit of What Happens Next and some mid era Dead Ends (80’s Philippine Hardcore band) with lyrics completely in Filipino dialects.

What’s in the future for this band?
We hope to put out a 7 inch split with another Pinoy punk band from the east coast, hopefully tour, write more and see where it goes from there.

Links and contact info:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AninoKo/
www.aninoko.bandcamp.com
www.aklasanrecords.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
SLAV

Date & location formed:
Early 2015, Brooklyn New York.

SLAV (photo by GIMMETINNITUS)

SLAV (photo by GIMMETINNITUS)

Reason for forming:
Smoking leaves and vaping…

What are your lyrics about?
Science, light, and vehicles

How would you describe your sound?
Savage, loud, and vicious.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are hopefully putting out our first proper demo tape this August of 2015, and playing our first out of town show on September 22nd in Western massachusetts with G.L.O.S.S. (not sure when this feature would be running but figure that was worth mentioning if its before that date.) other than that, playing lots of shows both in and out of New York, hopefully putting something else out not too long after the demo.

Links and contact info:
slav.bandcamp.com
adanckwe {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
SPIKED COLLAR

Date & location formed:
Formed summer of 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

Reason for forming:
We’re all involved in more serious bands and collectively decided to try something different.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics deal with feeling crazy, being lost, wanting more, and seeing people closest to us stuck in the gutter.

Spiked Collar (photo by Damien Dissonance)

Spiked Collar (photo by Damien Dissonance)

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is real, raw, rabid, and free.

What’s in the future for this band?
Spiked Collar’s future will be cool. New songs, new shows, new ideas. Don’t miss it. Our next show is the CITIZEN record release 8/29 at Frankie’s in Toledo, Ohio

Links and contact info:
http://spikedcollar.bandcamp.com
spikedcollarhc {at} gmail(.)com

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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New Blood! MOOR MOTHER GODDESS, MALPORTADO KIDS, and HUMAN FORM


July 22nd, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
MOOR MOTHER GODDESS

Date & location formed:
Philadelphia, December 2013/2014.

Moor Mother Goddess (photo by d1L0)

Moor Mother Goddess (photo by d1L0)

Reason for forming:
Wanted to start a solo project different from my band The Mighty Paradocs.

What are your lyrics about?
ABOUT BEING A BLK WOMAN IN THE PUNK SCENE, POLICE BRUTALITY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE, BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM, SYSTEMATIC RACISM.

How would you describe your sound?
Low fi/dark rap/chill step/blk girl blues/witch rap/coffee shop riot gurl songs/southern girl dittys/black ghost songs/love chants/african warrior spells/kongo hoodoo/holly hill Mississippi root jams/project housing bop/baptism jazz/Black quantum futurism/anthropology of conscience/scorpion gospel/Lima dream music/slaveship punk/soultronic beats/afrofuturist funk/death poems.

What’s in the future for this band?
Overseas tours and new zines, making more split tapes with other bands.

Links and contact info:
https://moormothergoddess.bandcamp.com
http://mmgzmmgz.tumblr.com
https://soundcloud.com/moor-goddess

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Band name:
MALPORTADO KIDS

Date & location formed:
Providence, RI 2014

Reason for forming:
We also play in the more straight up punk band Downtown Boys. We wanted a new aesthetic vehicle to carry our propaganda to other worlds.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are focused around political anthemic ideas about Chicananess, identity crisis and resistance, and struggle.

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Malportado Kids (photo by Jesse Ponkamo)

How would you describe your sound?
Blown out punk global bass

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully we are able to play shows and make recordings that help build a space for people who want it most. Hope the future is a manifestation of our greatest dreams and expression of anger meeting empathy.

Links and contact info:
http://malportadokids.bandcamp.com/
Order our record: http://deadlabour.com/
malportadokids {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
HUMAN FORM

Date & location formed:
Formed Autumn ’14 in London, UK. Demo was recorded in January of this year and we played our first show in February.

Reason for forming:
Falling in and out of love and hate with each other.

What are your lyrics about?
Avoiding human contact; failures of the not-so-distant future; Self-dizgust, self-congratulatory art projects; orgasms of the past, current hangovers; ripping it all up and not starting again, these are not/might well be the last days.

How would you describe your sound?
Bad-weathered/ill-tempered dark & doomy punk with a heavy derby of regional British accents. Strong West Coast influence (total WIPERS worship through to PERENNIAL DEATH) meets YOUNG GINNS or MOSS ICON, and a bit of recent Sydney scraw (OILY BOYS) thrown in there somewhere too.

What’s in the future for this band?
Unsure, we just played our best show yet supporting VEXX, but the guitarist and bassist just broke up so maybe we did too.

Human Form

Human Form

Links and contact info:
https://humanforming.bandcamp.com
humanformband {at} gmail(.)com

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New Blood! ERNIA, SLURRED WORDS, and DRONEZ


July 14th, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
ERNIA

Date & location formed:
2013 ZARAUTZ, BASQUE COUNTRY.

ERNIA (photo by Maider llanos)

ERNIA (photo by Maider llanos)

Reason for forming:
WE LOVE FASTCORE AND WE WANTED FORMED FAST AND FURIOUS CRUST BAND.

What are your lyrics about?
STATE TERRORISM, SEXISM, OUR PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND ABOUT THIS FUCKING OPPRESSIVE WORLD.

How would you describe your sound?
FAST ANGRY CRUSTPUNK.

What’s in the future for this band?
COMPOSE NEW SONGS AND PLAY ANYWHERE! WE WANT TOO RECORD NEW SONG TOO OUR NEW LP.

Links and contact info:
https://erniaxxxhardcore.bandcamp.com/
gorribeltz_87 {at} hotmail(.)com

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Band name:
SLURRED WORDS

Date & location formed:
We’re from Salisbury, Maryland and formed late July 2014

Reason for forming:
Brandon (drummer) and I (Ryan, guitarist/singer) were in a dream pop band that was breaking up and I had been writing a couple of faster garage songs on the side which turned into our demo.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are just kinda whatever I relate to at the moment. On the first record it was a little more reserved with the new album coming out “Oyoy” it’s more personal and maybe a bit more depressing/angry, me being a bitch about life.

How would you describe your sound?
I don’t really like describing our sound, but I guess really noisy lofi garage punk with a cartoon character singing. Live we play our songs a lot faster.

Slurred Words

Slurred Words

What’s in the future for this band?
As for the future, we’re releasing our next album “Oyoy” on tape through our own label Sick Slice Records and doing a small weekend tour in August. We’re looking at doing an East Coast tour in early November. But in the long run we’ll just keep trying to put out at least mediocre albums and playing as many shows as we possibly could.

Links and contact info:
http://www.facebook.com/slurredwords/
http://slurredwords42069.bandcamp.com/
slurredwordsband {at} gmail(.)com

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DRONEZ

Date & location formed:
Texas incarnation in 2013. Philadelphia 2014.

Reason for forming:
Sick of the B Team punk rock in Austin and wanted to show them how we do shit in Philly.

What are your lyrics about?
The absurd on going war, criminal cops, illegal war tactics being used on Americans, and drone strikes.

How would you describe your sound?
Traditional Dbeat raw punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing a 7 inch with Ryvvolte Records set to release in September, a split with Nightfall from Philly, and another release with Konton Crasher.

Links and contact info:
dronez.bandcamp.com
Dektalmapunks {at} gmail(.)com

Dronez

Dronez

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New Blood! ESPECIE FALLIDA, CRIMINAL WAVE, and DEFIANT TEEN


June 30th, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
ESPECIE FALLIDAEFcortonegro

Date & location formed:
June 2014 / Mexico City

Reason for forming:
Trying to save another band cause the vocalist had to leave, Michelle replaced him but then the drummer left too so Benja came in and we all decided to start a new band.

What are your lyrics about?
About human race being a failure, thats also why we choose our name, failed species.

How would you describe your sound?
Pat Benatar with more blastbeats.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are working on new songs for a new recording and we would like to tour more!

Especie Fallida (photo by Chihiro Yoshikawa)

Especie Fallida (photo by Chihiro Yoshikawa)

Links and contact info:
especiefallida.bandcamp.com
grabacionespincheengendro.bandcamp.com
especiefallida {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
CRIMINAL WAVE

Date & location formed:
2013 in Chico, CA.

Reason for forming:
My friend Tommy and I (miles) both moved to Chico CA around the same time, so Tommy asked me if I’d be down to form an 80’s sounding LA hardcore band with him. He asked his other friends Sawyer and Bryan to join too and everything glued together quickly after that. What at first started as just a fun band on the side of our other bands has quickly turned into a very serious project.

Criminal Wave (photo by Mikey Guzman)

Criminal Wave (photo by Mikey Guzman)

What are your lyrics about?
Anxiety, skateboarding, paranoia, rage, escaping dead ends, and the Lost Boys.

How would you describe your sound?
80’s LA hardcore punk in the vein of TSOL and the Adolescents

What’s in the future for this band?
We plan to tour the southwest this winter, and we are also working on getting our new album “Rural Savages” pressed on LP. Anyone interested? :)

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/pages/Criminal-Wave
criminalwavehc.bandcamp.com

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Defiant Teen

Defiant Teen

Band name:
DEFIANT TEEN

Date & location formed:
Sometime 2014. Long Island.

Reason for forming:
Got bored of sports.

What are your lyrics about?
IDK.

How would you describe your sound?
Noisy. Falling apart/taped together.

What’s in the future for this band?
Shows. More songs.

Links and contact info:
defiantteen.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/defiantteen

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New Blood! SOUL GLO, RECTAL SWAB and GAASP


June 22nd, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
SOUL GLO

Date & location formed:
7/2014. Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
Frustration and the need to express it.

What are your lyrics about?
The experience of the Black American.

How would you describe your sound?
Aggressive.

Soul Glo (photo by Shayne Maister)

Soul Glo (photo by Shayne Maister)

What’s in the future for this band?
An August tour through the Southern US and 7 new songs released very soon.

Links and contact info:
http://soulglophl.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/soulglophilly

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Band name:
RECTAL SWAB

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Date & location formed:
Late 2012 – West Kalimantan, Pontianak (Indonesia)

Reason for forming:
This band originated from our discontent with the very mainstream genres of music in our city. We want to make genre-minded noisy grind in our city. Fuck pop music, everything sucks, the dirty government, and anti-intellectualism. Fuck this.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyric are about our hatred for our government, environmental concerns, boredom, and flatterers.

How would you describe your sound?
like Swedish grind, like a doom band.

What’s in the future for this band?
To keep playing fast and noise. And
to bring more grindcore to our city.

Rectal Swab

Links and contact info:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rectal-Swab-Grindcore
https://soundcloud.com/redwood-record/
Watch’em on Youtube

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Band name:
GAASP

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Portland OR.

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Reason for forming:

A bunch of friends who met in Portland and shared an interest in punk / metal, crust, stenchcore and ‘80s hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
introspection, life struggles, social politics, religion and mysticism.

GaASP ((photo by Aarika Skeels)

GaASP (photo by Aarika Skeels)

How would you describe your sound?
punk-metal, crust.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our first cassette in 2015 at Black Water in Portland!

Links and contact info:
gaasp.pdx {at} gmail(.)com
gaasp.bandcamp.com

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