Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stroking the "NYC Sucks" Comps

Fuck me. Well I realized a sad thing has finally come to pass- I started reading people's blogs who aren't my friends. I know, it's terrible. It's like a gateway drug. Soon enough I'll figure out how to work an RSS feed and then I'm totally face fucked. I blame my increased computer usage on Japan. I have to make all these reports now and watch banned TV online. Wah wah wahhh!

Well one good thing can come of all this before I'm a complete shut-in otaku type who eventually commits suicide; I found these pretty cool comps on of NYC metal bands. Actually they just released VOL 2 today. I'm all for guilt-free and free-free downloading, not to mention promoting young guns. I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet, but I know about half of the bands from seeing them live or playing shows with them and a few are friends of mine & the NGNV crew. Crank it to 11 and then go see them live!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pg. 99 Reunites to Play Doc. #8

I missed out on seeing this band live. I was willing to drive from Indiana to DC for their last show, but couldn't find anyone who wanted to go. From what I heard, it was a packed bunch of kids in some barn in Virginia or something. Well, they're playing Best Friend's Day this year, and I think it'd be cool to see them.

I also think Doc. #8 isn't thier best record. However, I'd be willing to go down to Richmond for A) the biscuits and gravy at the 821 cafe and 2) seeing a bunch of emo kids rolling around on the ground.

I just hope they can corral the band so the show starts on time. There's something like 10 people in this group.
More info here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anti Cimex Lives... On Film!

Fuck me man, sometimes I get sent the best shit ever. Just got this from 138 over in Sweden. It's a little movie from 1985 of Anti-Cimex just kinda, doing shit. Awesome footage of them practicing, playing gigs, taking bubble baths, shopping a the leather daddy store, etc. You know, punk stuff. Anyways it's pretty fucking epic, thanks for that 138. Check his site out at Can't Hate Enough. It's all in gobbledygook foreignspeak though...

Anti Cimex - Other Measures from Jack Crank on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Downsided - Demo 2011

I got this sent in by Sean from Boise ID, with this email:

Sean:You probably get this shit all the time, and I really don't give a shit if you don't end up posting it or whatever, but I thought it'd be good to let you know. I'm in a hardcore punk band from Boise, ID called Downsided. We started about six months ago, we've played a number of shows, and now we have a demo up for download. If you wanna get around to checking it out, that'd be rad.

Well Sean, your not giving a fuck seems to have worked my friend. Because here's me giving a fuck and posting it. Well, maybe it was a combo of your not giving a fuck, me actually being on top of my shit for the first time in fucking months, and this demo not being a complete fucking turd. In fact, I'd even give this the "pretty fucking good for a demo" seal of approval. Go out and get this shit mixed and mastered and you've got a great start to a full length.

Long and short, this is definitely some hardcore shit for sure. Definitely thrashy, dipping in to some Power Violence moments but still solidly punk rock. Excellent pit music, I'd see em for sure.

For fucks sake man, lay down a full length.

Click the pic for the link.

Devil - Magister Mundi Xum EP

Because Prolly gave us shit for posting a bunch of "shit from 2010" and then made fun of ME for posting Ghost (that was totally Blake man...) he said we could redeem ourselves by posting this Norwegian Witchfinder General knockoff called Devil.

Well Prolly, it's good. Rarely do I get to use the term knockoff as a compliment, but when you pull off WG as well as these dudes do, I'd say it's a good thing. Nothing new here folks, just old school doom metal?NWOBHM played by younger fellas. Whatever the fuck these dudes, Witchcraft, and all those cats are drinking up in Northland, it's keeping shit slow. Keep imbibing it fuckers.

Click the pic for the link.

All Pigs Must Die - All Pigs Must Die EP

Every once in a while, Brooklyn does something other than give the NY Times some hackneyed ass shit to discover. Like when they spew forth a band like All Pigs Must Die (Henceforth, APMD, cuz that shit's long to type.) I have no real idea who these dudes are, but, apparently, they're from brooklyn, they include Ben from Converge/Acid Tiger, and they play that weird ass metal punk crust hybrid I dig so hard. Shit's pretty fucking solid. If you like Black Breath, you'll like this. Cuz' the drummer's better. And they play faster. But they're not quite as catchy. But they're definitely hardcore as fuck.

Right anyways, fuzzy, fast, loud, hardcore, metal, punk, shit. Good. Getsum. You've probably already got it though cause we at NGNV pride ourselves on being like 4-5 months to 35 years behind the times. Fuckit man.

Click the link for a picture.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crucifyre- Infernal Earthly Divine

Pretty good black thrash my buddy Christauf tipped me off to recently. No doubt his knowledge of this band has to do with it's pedigree with former members from bands such as Nasum, Morbid, and General Surgery. With an album title that gay, you know this band wouldn't even be a blip on the radar if they weren't from Sweden. A promising first album. I'm looking forward to see where they go from here.

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Deafheaven - Demo 2010

Deafheaven are one part mid 90's PV hardcore (Clikitat Ikatowi, Angel Hair) and one part Black Metal. It's just a demo, so I've got high expectations for their full length.

A Reminder of Better Times

Monday, February 7, 2011

Style Never Dies

John Cardiel Cash Money Vagrant from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Note the proper use of Bad Brains to fucking charging.

RIP Gary Moore

RIP Gary Moore. Ripping the twinguitarmonies in shredheaven

Rape Revenge

Here's a cool mid-90s throwback in 2011. This is Rape Revenge from Calgary. Female-fronted grind with some hardcore breakdowns. Their gear setup is awesome.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Whorehouse of Representatives - Discography 1993-1999

In honor of Shants, here's something I've been meaning to post for.fucking.ever. Nothing takes your S.A.D. and gives it a Liam Neeson in Taken style throatpunch. It's good old fashioned punkrock time.

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Things I Won't Be Doing

Moving to Malawi

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ghost - Opus Eponymous

I feel weird listening to this album. It's cheesy, clean and extremely calculated. But for some reason, I have no problem with it. It's strangely addicting. My buddy who turned me on to them feels that the lyrics are subliminally forcing me to enjoy it. Satan is all up in my brain!

Click pic for link.

EDITORS NOTE: Ghost's corporate ass, limpdick nonmetal sound is apparently backed by equally corporate ass, limpdick nonmetal lawyers and they took the link off mediafire for us. Thanks for saving me the trouble you thindick fucks.

- Jack

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Weird Hybrids From The Innanet

For Today's Mexican Vocab Lesson the word is Estar. In a sentence: Yo Holmes, las nigh I saw dis band Metalachi. ¡Dey were huge ese! ¡Dey gonna be estars mang!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When Worlds Collide...

The things you find on the internet these days. I was thinking of creating a black flag logo for my band, since it's all the rage. Or maybe, I'll just make a quilt.