NEW NASTY “IRREVERSIBLE” VIDEO

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Nasty’s trademark brand of larger-than-life Euro beatdown is in full effect on this new tune, although the video casts the band in a more artistic light than the last couple vids which were more about clothes, cash, bloodshed, and blowjobs.

 

From La Calamine, Belgium, Nasty has been going hard for a decade now. Fifth album, Shokka, sees its US release next Tuesday, February 24th, on Good Fight Music, home to other new releases by The Banner and Old Wounds.

 

Pre-order, here.

 

Nasty has toured the world with bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Madball, and Terror. Next up is a US tour with Lionheart, including a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

 

“A clinic in piledriving, mean-spirited metallic hardcore, unabashed in its reliance on breakdown after thundering breakdown.”
–Stereogum

 

“One of the few bright spots in the sea of feces that is the European music scene is Nasty.”
–MetalSucks

 

“Comic levels of awesome… One of the hardest working bands in tis scene.”
–New Noise

 

“Full to the brim with huge breakdowns… punishing mosh fueled anthems…”
–Stereokiller

 


 

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY WRAP UP PRODUCTION ON NEW ALBUM

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New Jersey metal heavyweights FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have wrapped up production on a yet to be titled LP due out later this year via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. “The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band,” says guitarist Pat Sheridan. “You’ll hear a lot of new influences in our sound and a real creative move towards other genres we have never experimented with until now. It’s dark, sad and aggressive all at once and we’re really happy with the vibe. It’s also a very literal and real record and in more of a first person view of the world than we’ve ever done, and it feels really intense.”

 

The band set up camp at The Machine Shop in New Jersey with guitar player and renowned producer Will Putney at the helm. The new effort will be the anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hellbound, released in 2013. The biggest change since then has been the band’s vocalist. After the departure of Nate Johnson earlier last year, Greg Wilburn (Oblige) briefly filled in so the band could carry out their touring plans. Just before the band entered The Machine Shop, they brought in Joe Badolato (Diamond Cutter) as the brand new full-time vocalist.

 

“We found Joe at a perfect time,” says guitarist Will Putney. “We had just come off months of touring with a vocalist we knew wasn’t built to handle the lifestyle and stresses that come with being in a full-time band.” Badolato’s first show with the band was at The Brooklyn Asylum in Brooklyn, NY before gearing up to head out west to start their tour supporting SUICIDE SILENCE alongside label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS. Putney concludes, “Joe is an extremely humble and down to earth dude and is a killer singer. Bringing him into Fit For An Autopsy has elevated the band to a really cool creative spot, and we’re excited about the future with him as our frontman.”

 


 

REFLECTIONS ENTER STUDIO

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Twin Cities, Minnesota based metal act REFLECTIONS will enter THE MACHINE SHOP this week with producer WILL PUTNEY to begin work on their sophomore release for Good Fight Music / eOne Music. The yet-to-be-titled effort will be released in summer 2015. “When we heard we had the opportunity to work with Will we were all about it,” says frontman Jake Foster. “We’re huge fans of all The Machine Shop’s work.”

 

“For the first time, we’ve written an album where listening to it all the way through will tell you a story. After an eye opening year of touring while trying to maintain life at home, I feel that we have truly written our best music yet.”

 

Walt Disney said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” That sentiment sums of the past eighteen months for the band in more ways than one. In March of last year Foster’s home was destroyed in a fire which led to the death of his close friend and roommate. With the news coming at a time where the band was dealing with their own obstacles, it was a devastating blow for everyone. Foster continues, “the last year of my life personally has been a very challenging time for me to say the least. The lyrical content on this album is more focused than anything I’ve ever written before. I really hope that it will connect with people the way that I’m hoping it will.”

 

The all new LP will be the follow up to the highly regarded Exi(s)t released by the band in 2013. That release debuted on the Billboard charts for the first time in the band’s history, most notably cracking the top 10 on the Heatseekers chart at #6. “The music that we have been working on is much more thought out and organized. We focused more on song structure and finding a balance of style that will separate us from everyone else.”

Watch the official music video for “Vain Words From Empty Minds,” off the last LP Exi(s)t

 

 


 

NEW OLD WOUNDS VIDEO/TOUR

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New Jersey hardcore dynamo Old Wounds has premiered a new video, “Bloodpact,” via Metal Injection. The video, created by Old Wounds drummer and visual artist Brandon Gallagher, consists of new live footage of the band doing its thing.

 

Watch “Bloodpact” on Metal Injection, here.

 

The song, “Bloodpact,” appears on the Wounds’ latest EP, Death Projection, out now on Good Fight Music. Buy, here.

 

Pitchfork’s premiere of the song in September 2014 came with these words: “Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene… Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge’s Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing… It’s a furious – and meticulous – piece of work.”

 

Old Wounds embark on a tour of the US and Canada this spring, including dates with Deathwish Inc’s finest, Cult Leader, as well as festival appearances alongside Sick Of It All, Biohazard, Life Of Agony, and more.

 

March
21 – Howell, NJ @ Gamechanger World – Nate Fest w/ Sick Of It All, Indecision
24 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ Cult Leader
25 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Murdoch w/ Cult Leader
26 – Montreal, QC @ La PBR w/ Cult Leader
27 – Ottawa, ON @ Le Bistro w/ Cult Leader
28 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Cult Leader
29 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s w/ Cult Leader
30 – Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Cult Leader, Hollow Earth
31 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

 

April
1 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Biohazard, Sworn Enemy
2 – Richmond, VA @ The Haunted Mansion
3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
5 – Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast Fest w/ Life Of Agony, Biohazard, Earth Crisis
6 – Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Retro
8 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Go Deep
9 – York, PA @ Skid Row Garage w/ Go Deep

 


 

NASTY auf Deutsch

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“Every song on Shokka is a clinic in piledriving, mean-spirited metallic hardcore, unabashed in its reliance on breakdown after thundering breakdown.” –Stereogum

 

German-speaking Belgian crew Nasty has posted a lyric video for new song “Phoenix” in their native tongue.

 

The song “Phoenix” appears on Nasty’s upcoming new album, Shokka, which Stereogum recently called “a clinic in piledriving, mean-spirited metallic hardcore, unabashed in its reliance on breakdown after thundering breakdown.” Shokka is the band’s fifth full-length since its formation a decade ago in La Calamine, Belgium.

 

Good Fight Music, home to recent releases by The Banner and Old Wounds, will handle the US release of Shokka, February 24th.

 

The video for Shokka’s title track, featuring piles of cash, blood, and a compromised Lady Justice, has received over 100,000 YouTube views in less than a month. Check that one out, here.

 

Nasty has toured Europe, the US, South America, and Asia with such bands as Suicidal Tendencies, Madball, and Terror. A headlining European tour kicks off in March.

 

 


 

SHOKKA IS COMING

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Following up The Banner’s Greying LP and Old Wounds’ Death Projection EP, Good Fight Music kicks off 2015 with the US release of Shokka, the new album by Euro hardcore kings Nasty.

 

Shokka’s US release is set for February 24th on Good Fight, with the European release being handled by Beatdown Hardwear (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues).

 

Founded over a decade ago in La Calamine, Belgium, Nasty chucked subtlety out the window long ago in its quest for beatdown purity. Led by animated frontman Matthi, the dudes achieve comical levels of awesome via unrepentant, double-bass-driven breakdowns and Belgian-accented mosh incitements. Shokka is the band’s fifth album to date.

 

As the authority on all ‘core, Sergeant D, reported on MetalSucks: “This band is fucking sweet – breakdowns upon breakdowns upon breakdowns.”

 

Check out the video for Shokka’s title track, here, for a taste of Nasty’s vibe, described by at least one critic as “the Die Antwoord of hardcore.”

 

Unarguably one of the hardest working bands in its scene, Nasty has toured Europe, the US, Brazil, Japan, China, and South Korea, with such bands as Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, and Bane. Next up is a headlining European tour in March with support from Lionheart, Cruel Hand and more.

 

Pre-order Shokka vinyl, CD, and shirts, from Good Fight, here.

 

“Lying When They Love Us,” another video off the new album, can be seen here.

 

The tracklist is as follows:
1) Shokka
2) No
3) Phoenix
4) Lying When They Love Us
5) The Heat
6) Real Talk
7) Skit
8) Fantasia
9) Rebel With A Cause
10) Skit
11) Politessenhass
12) Interlude
13) Irreversible
14) Fire
15) Outro

 

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THE CONTORTIONIST HEADLINE TOUR

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METALSUCKS and THE CONTORTIONIST have announced a heavy hitting headline run with notable acts REVOCATION, FALLUJAH and TOOTHGRINDER in support. Dates will start on February 7th in their hometown of Indianapolis and wrap up in Newport, KY on February 28th after covering much of the eastern half of the U.S. “We’re excited to hit the road with all these amazing bands and play a ton of epic shows,” says vocalist Mike Lessard. “We couldn’t think of a better way to start our 2015!

 

The Contortionist recently debuted a brand new music video for their widely popular single “Primordial Sound,” exclusively through NOISEY MUSIC.

 

Click here to watch.

 

Primordial Sound was Corey Norman‘s second directorial effort for the band and depicts the band in an ultra minimalist, stripped down state. Norman also directed “Language I: Intuition” released earlier this year. Watch that here.

 

The Contortionist released Language in September to some high critical acclaims. Popular alternative weekly The Aquarian says the LP “keeps up with this idea of call and response between spacey ambient melodies and heavy-hitting metal tunes all the way through its 48-minute run.Outburn Magazine calls it “a richly layered, atmospheric, and evocative record” and Substream Magazine goes as far to say that “What The Contortionist has given us isn’t space travel but a journey through a dream state.” in their 5/5 review.

 

The band just wrapped up a highly successful run with PROTEST THE HERO in Europe. Click here for all tour dates.

 

2/7- Indianapolis, IN (Emerson Theater)
2/8- Joliet, IL (Mojoes)
2/10- Nashville, TN (The End)
2/11- Knoxville, TN (The Concourse)
2/13- Jacksonville, FL (1904 Music Hall)
2/14- Tampa, FL (The Orpheum)
2/15- Orlando, FL (Backbooth)
2/17- Greensboro, NC (Greene Street Club)
2/18- West Springfield, VA (Empire)
2/19- Amityville, NY (Revolution Bar & Music)
2/20- Hartford, CT (Webster Underground)
2/21- Brighton, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
2/22- Montreal, QC (Le Petit Campus)
2/23- Quebec City, QC (Le Cercle)
2/25- Ottawa, ON (Mavericks)
2/26- Toronto, ON (Tattoo Rock Parlour)
2/27- Grand Rapids, MI (The Intersection)
2/28- Newport, KY (Thompson House)

 

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Like Monroe Announce Tour Dates With Mushroomhead

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Houston rock act LIKE MONROE will support MUSHROOMHEAD early next year on a stretch of dates kicking off in Erie, PA on January 8th. “We are excited to take on the road with these talented guys,” says guitarist Wade Concienne. “We encourage everyone to try and make it out to one of these tour dates because each and every show will be full of energy and bands that will put on an awesome show!”

 

CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES

 

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The single comes from the band’s upcoming debut full length, Things We Think, But Never Speak, which came out via eOne Music / Good Fight Music a few months ago. Drew Fulk, known for his work with Motionless In White & Upon a Burning Body, was tapped to produce the effort. The video for “The Hills” came not long after the band released their last single from the new LP, “Roswell.” Click here to listen.

THE BANNER’S GREYING IN STORES TODAY!

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THE BANNER: Good Fight Music releases “Greying” today, CVLT Nation streams full album

 

With The Banner‘s third full-length, Greying, out today, December 9th, on Good Fight Music, CVLT Nation has launched a stream of the entire album.

 

Stream The Banner’s Greying, exclusively here.

 

Fans can now order the LP, CD, and various merch options, from Good Fight’s official store, and the digital tracks via iTunes and Bandcamp.

 

Greying, The Banner’s first new full-length in six years, sees the New Jersey band perfect its sound: churning, machine-like hardcore, soaked in darkness, at times veering fully into the goth/industrial realm. Early reviews of the album name-check bands from across the map, from Gaza to Type O Negative.

 

CVLT Nation reports: “Greying is a tortured work that layers on the anguish in heavy doses. Its spastic dance between the calculated and chaotic brands it as The Banner’s most unique collection to date, and I hope that they continue this route, carving a bloody, despairing path that only they dare walk.”

 

Greying was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Body Count) and Randy Leboeuf. The album is Good Fight Music’s final release of 2014 – a year that has also included releases by Old Wounds, The Contortionst, and more. The Good Fight team is the same team that released The Banner’s previous two albums, 2005′s Each Breath Haunted and 2008′s Frailty, via former label Ferret Music.

 

The Banner, live:

 

Feb 14 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ E-Town Concrete, Vision of Disorder, Indecision, Suburban Scum
Feb 18 – Albany, NY @ Bogie’s w/ Xibalba
Feb 20 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ All Out War, Xibalba, Rude Awakening
Feb 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm Cty Art Space w/ All Out War, Xibalba, Rude Awakening
Feb 22 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 w/ All Out War, Xibalba, Rude Awakening
Apr 17 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

 

 

“4/5. Blending their caustic hardcore with elements of icy black metal, post-metal and introspective shoegaze, this is a dynamic, emotionally wrenching collection that exists somewhere between fury and despair. A moving, multifaceted record, indeed.”
–Alternative Press

 

 

“Shadowy metallic hardcore antiheroes…”
–Decibel

 

“Jersey crushers… Every second is heavier than the one before it.”

–Metal Injection

 

“War-fed death chug and shit-pissed hardcore rant… Other songs hover in fritzed-out goth mode.”

–MetalSucks

 

“Their metallic hardcore gruffness is cloaked in goth leanings and frosted over by varying degrees of black metal. Although Greying might be a difficult listen, that’s not a weakness; in a sea of easy listening hardcore, it’s The Banner’s greatest strength.”

–Exclaim!

 

“Greying kicks major ass. Believe you me. You need to hear this monster.”

–Gun Shy Assassin

 

“Greying is a tortured work that layers on the anguish in heavy doses. Its spastic dance between the calculated and chaotic brands it as The Banner’s most unique collection to date, and I hope that they continue this route, carving a bloody, despairing path that only they dare walk.”

–CVLT Nation