MEATWOUND: Largo LP From Caustic Florida Crew Playing At New Noise Magazine; Album Out Friday

May 12 2017

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MEATWOUND — the outfit forged out of the Florida swamps by a cast of scene vets hailing from Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more — will release their second LP, Largo, through Magic Bullet Records this Friday, and New Noise Magazine has taken the opportunity to stream the entire record early.

Taste the awesome infection of MEATWOUND’s savage Largo via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

The follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2015-released Addio debut, MEATWOUND delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. As with their debut, the Largo LP was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and the record’s visuals were handled Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms this Friday, May 12th; find preorder options HERE and HERE.

MEATWOUND Live:
5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot [info]
5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

“…while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” – Decibel Magazine

“Largo gets in, gets out, and leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. MEATWOUND took the sound they introduced on Addio and made it faster, uglier and more vicious than one could have hoped for. Those looking for a good throttling would be foolish not to dive into MEATWOUND‘s singular, visceral world.” – Svbterranean

“What they do is part avalanche, part concrete-splitter, part acrobatic team (wearing steel-toed boots), part hummingbird the size of a condor (shut up, I’m doing this my way). They’re manic and punishing, but they’re also precise and inventive — and it’s loads of fun to listen to them cut loose…” – No Clean Singing

“Hell, at a scant 27 minutes and some change, Largo is a runaway truck that concusses you before you get a chance to notice its license plate number… In terms of making what appears to be hellish racket sound palatable and catchy, MEATWOUND brings Botch’s catalog to mind. Not a bad place to be.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

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NY IN 64 Premieres “50 Lbs. Of Ash” Through New Noise Magazine; The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP Due In Late May

May 03 2017

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New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 has released the first single from their impending second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, which is nearing release later this month through Magic Bullet Records. The first example of the record’s lush riffs and tones is on display with “50 Lbs Of Ash,” which sees its debut through New Noise Magazine.

Offers guitarist Chris Alfano with the premiere, “For roughly a year and a half or so, NY IN 64has been in a long-distance relationship. Our bassist, Tom, moved to Albany, New York from New Jersey, but we were determined to keep the band going. ‘50 Lbs of Ash’ was the first song we wrote in full after transitioning to a new way of doing things, which involved sending recordings back and forth and then cramming things into longer weekend sessions when we were able to get all four of us in the room. So I remember being especially happy with the way this one turned out – not just because it covers so much ground (from quiet and creepy, to us at our heaviest, to triumphant harmonies), but also because we wrote one of our best songs in spite of working around new logistical challenges. So uh…high-fives all around, I guess?”

Check out NY IN 64’s “50 Lbs Of Ash” At New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; find LP preorders at the label webshop HERE and digital/LP preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Several videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night are nearing completion. NY IN 64 has booked a record release weekend May 26th through 28th with shows in Flemington, Providence, and Brooklyn, and new tour dates are being planned as well.

NY IN 64 The Gentle Indifference Of The Night release weekend:
5/26/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ
5/27/2017 Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
5/28/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY

NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

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MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues”

Apr 19 2017

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As MEATWOUND preps their infectious/infected second LP, Largo, for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming weeks, Decibel Magazine has championed the new album with a stream of its gnarled “Reproductive Blues.”

Of these “Reproductive Blues,” MEATWOUND Daniel Shook offers, “Fundamentalists and politicians don’t like abortions. They also don’t like birth control or sex education. If you honestly want to stop abortions, those things are proven to reduce abortions more effectively than prayer or highway billboards. It’s almost like they want to keep the world stepping over endless unwanted babies. Round about twenty-three years ago, Initial State made an LP and the song ‘Feast’ has stuck with me ever since. The first line: ‘You would bring another into the vile machine/One more mouth among the billions to hang agape in need’… I think it was the first song I heard that was specifically about overpopulation.”

Decibel’s intel on Largo includes, “while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” The report issues that “Reproduction Blues” is, “as blunt and addictive as the remaining six tracks on the album, a bath-salted cruise through some rhythmic, unforgiving wasteland.”

Allow MEATWOUND to sterilize your “Reproductive Blues” at THIS LOCATION.

Stream Largo’s lead track “Séance” at No Clean Singing HERE.

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms on May 12th; Preorders are available HERE and HERE. Additional audio samples and a video for the album’s “Pigs” will be issued shortly.

Largo is the second LP offering from MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, the band delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

MEATWOUND Live:
5/08/2017 WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance
5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot
5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

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NY IN 64 Confirms The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP

Apr 12 2017

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New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 presents their expansive second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, completing the album for immediate release this May through Magic Bullet Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

Magic Bullet will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; digital preorders have been posted HERE. Stand by for vinyl preorders as well as audio singles to be dispatched in the coming days, with several videos from the album nearing completion and tour dates being planned as well.

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The Gentle Indifference Of The Night Track Listing:
1. Couldn’t Be Saved
2. The Endless Spiral
3. It Gets Worse
4. Don’t Breathe Out
5. 50 Lbs. Of Ash
6. Her Chosen Hell

NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.

NY IN 64:
Justin Hock – guitars
Thomas Schlatter – bass
Chris Alfano – guitars
Seth Rheam – drums

MEATWOUND Deploys “Séance” Through No Clean Singing; Largo LP Nears Release

Apr 12 2017

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Tampa’s caustic antagonists MEATWOUND have deployed the maiden single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound Largo LP, with No Clean Singing having taken on the grueling task of unmasking “Séance” through an exclusive premiere.

Largo is the second LP offering from MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, the band delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

No Clean Singing is now streaming the album’s opening track, “Séance,” noting of MEATWOUND‘s unrest, “What they do is part avalanche, part concrete-splitter, part acrobatic team (wearing steel-toed boots), part hummingbird the size of a condor (shut up, I’m doing this my way). They’re manic and punishing, but they’re also precise and inventive — and it’s loads of fun to listen to them cut loose on this song. It’s a boisterous, intense, head-battering, brain-twisting track, that’s for sure.”

Take part in the MEATWOUND “Séance” at THIS LOCATION.

MEATWOUND vocalist Daniel Shook delves into the songwriting process for “Séance” and other tracks on Largo, “We used to practice in a storage unit that had previously been a hair braiding spot. The Black Diamonds and Pearls sign was still above the door and the interior was still pink and purple with plastic pearls and ribbons on the walls. We had started writing ‘Séance’ with our old drummer and the music stayed the same but as it came together with Leo on drums, it sounded more like sped up Calypso rhythms and we began referring to it as Polyester Motörhead. I started picturing some Serpent And The Rainbow shit. The lyrics were originally going to be more of a straight exorcism ritual transcript. Who sets the table for a supernatural tale better than H. P. Lovecraft? So, I swiped from the scribe of unnamable horrors and eventually figured out how to land my white ass on Marty and Leo’s choppy island beats. Coincidentally, after invoking Lovecraft, a strange oily substance started seeping through the wall and mucking up all our shit. Turns out the hydraulic lift in the mechanic shop next door sprung a leak. We had to move into a different space two units over and a biker church moved in to Black Diamonds and Pearls. It didn’t last long.“

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms on May 12th; Preorders are available HERE and HERE. Additional audio samples and a video for the album’s “Pigs” will be issued shortly.

MEATWOUND is locking up new live dates around the street date for Largo, including a live radio interview/performance at WMNF 88.5 on May 8th, a release show for Largo on May 12th, a show supporting The Absence and Dead To Fall June 10th, and more widespread tour actions to be announced shortly.

MEATWOUND Live:
5/08/2017 WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance
5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot
5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

Contrary to prior propaganda which featured some of Largo’s working titles, the correct track listing for the album can be found below.

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Largo Track Listing:
1. Seance
2. Pigs
3. Jungle Heart
4. Reproduction Blues
5. Fleshtag
6. The Killer, The Princess, And The King
7. Largo

WAILIN STORMS Announces Spring Tour Dates; Second Album Nears Completion For Release

Apr 05 2017

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Durham, North Carolina dark punk quartet WAILIN STORMS announces several new rounds of tour dates for the weeks ahead, with more currently being booked for the Spring and Summer months, as the band finalizes their second album for release through Magic Bullet Records.

The newest bouts of touring will see WAILIN STORMS out on the road this week, as the band plays Blacksburg this Friday, April 7th, a MACROCK show in Harrisonburg on Saturday, then closes the weekend with a gig supporting Valient Thorr in Chapel Hill on Sunday. April 15th sees the band playing DTFH Fest in their hometown of Durham. May is filling in, as the band will support A Place To Bury Strangers in Chapel Hill on May 23rd, followed by shows in Charlotte, Norfolk, and Richmond, with more shows being booked in between and through that run. WAILIN STORMS is also booking a more extensive tour for August with their friends in Unmaker.

WAILIN STORMS Tour Dates:
4/07/2017 Gille’s – Blacksburg, VA w/ Horse Culture, Antiphons
4/08/2017 Brothers Brewery – Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK
4/09/2017 The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Valient Thorr, Dinwiddies
4/15/2017 Motorco – Durham, NC @ DTFH Fest
5/23/2017 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ A Place To Bury Strangers, Maple Stave, Lacy Jags
5/26/2017 The Station – Charlotte, NC w/ Power Take Off, Vincas, Planet Creep
5/27/2017 Charlie’s American Café – Norfolk, VA w/ Vincas
5/28/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Unmaker, Vincas, Bad Magic

WAILIN STORMS is immersed in the completion of their incoming second full-length, having recorded with Kevin Ratterman at La La Land Studios in Louisville, Kentucky in February. The album is set to be mastered this month by Carl Saff, and will be finalized in the next few weeks for release in the second half of 2017 via Magic Bullet Records, the label also responsible for having released the band’s acclaimed debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave.

Further details on WAILIN STORMS’ upcoming album, additional tour dates, and much more will be announced in the weeks ahead.

See WAILIN STORMS’ “Ribcage Fireplace” RIGHT HERE and a full live set from their 2016 Summer Tour HERE. One Foot In The Flesh Grave is available now through Magic Bullet Records, on LP HERE and digitally HERE.

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MEATWOUND: Corrosive Tampa Outfit Completes Second LP, Largo; Trailer Video + Live Footage Posted

Apr 05 2017

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Magic Bullet Records confirms the impending May release of Largo, the pummeling new full-length by Tampa, Florida’s corrosive quartet, MEATWOUND, issuing a trailer and more on the LP.

After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, MEATWOUND has returned with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on Largo, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

Scope the trailer previewing a bit of Largo’s gnarled audio and more RIGHT HERE

Several Largo tracks were recently used to assault a Florida house-show crowd; watch the entire set HERE.

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms; official audio samples, preorders and more will be leaked in the days ahead. MEATWOUND is currently booking tour dates in support of the album, and a video for the album’s “Pigs” is also under construction.

Digital preorders are live HERE; vinyl preorders will be released shortly.

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Largo Track Listing:
1. Haunted House
2. Pigs
3. Jungle Heart
4. Reproduction Blues
5. Middle Earth
6. Mambo
7. Largo

Largo is the second LP offering from Tampa’s MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. Their Addio debut took home the “Best Heavy” trophy from Creative Loafing’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards, and was described in Decibel Magazine’s review as, “a bassheavy, guitar-chaotic, drum-puncturing, vocal-strained noise-rock thing of beauty. Six tracks of ’90s worship that have plucked juicy bits from all over to create a lovely smorgasbord of punk, hardcore and pigfuck: the Jesus Lizard groove in ‘I Am Transgressor’; the cement mixer riffing in ‘Meat Pack’ reminiscent of Coalesce; the feedback breakdowns that drive a lot like Jehu; and even a few spazzy interludes that show the lineage back to the No Idea roster from yesteryear.”

MEATWOUND:
Ari Barros – guitar/choke selector
Dan Shook – vocals/master race traitor
Mariano Iglesias – bass/vocals/life force swindler
Leo Suarez – drums/organ trafficking

 

 

THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA Debuts “Tormentorr” Video At Lambgoat; Track Features Integrity’s Dwid Hellion And Former Integrity Guitarist Robert Orr

Mar 01 2017

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West Coast negative hardcore sect, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, has just completed a video for the song “Tormentorr,” which sees its debut through Lambgoat.

“Tormentorr” hails from the band’s Deathkamp Ov The Skull record, the track infusing guest vocals from Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and guitar from former Integrity guitarist Robert Orr into THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s caustic and confrontational output.

Scope THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s “Tormentorr” video only at Lambgoat RIGHT HERE.

Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace is available through Magic Bullet Records on CD are RIGHT HERE, and the digital via Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

Showing multiple hazardous personalities of longtime West Coast negative hardcore instigators, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNADeathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace was released on CD through Magic Bullet Records in August of 2015, following individual vinyl editions through Holy Terror Records earlier that year. Following the release of Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA issued a split 7” with Virginia/California-based hardcore rippers, Bleach Everything, also through Magic Bullet Records, and terrorized the West Coast on an extensive tour with Theories.

Stand by for the disclosure of new studio and live actions from THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA in the weeks ahead.

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BLACK ARMY JACKET: Remastered Closed Casket Album From NYC Powerviolence Unit Streaming At Noisey With Exclusive Interview

Feb 22 2017

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Magic Bullet is preparing to release two albums by infamous, deactivated NYC powerviolence outfit, BLACK ARMY JACKET, with remastered, digital reissues of the band’s 222 and Closed Casket albums on streaming and digital platforms.

With both records prepared to be re-deployed into the public domain next week, Noisey is now streaming the entire fifty-track Closed Casket collection album, alongside an exclusive interview with BLACK ARMY JACKETdrummer, Dave Witte. Closed Casket is a fifty-song effort in collecting BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits in one convenient spot. The material included is culled from the band’s self-titled, self-released cassette (1996), split with Spazz (1997), split with Corrupted (1997), split with Noothgrush, (1997), and The Path Of Two Swords As One 7” (1998).

Noisey’s intense interview with  Witte leads with, “This month, Magic Bullet will exhume two releases from BLACK ARMY JACKET, who were yet another pit stop through which the Dave Witte juggernaut passed. Over the course of a brief, blistering lifespan, the grind-inflected hardcore act released a clutch of split releases with underground legends like Spazz, Noothgrush and Corrupted, popped up on Brutal Truth drummer Rich Hoak’s record label, and tempered all this punk-friendly mayhem by sharing the stage with metal behemoths like Mercyful Fate, Suffocation and Death.”

Stream BLACK ARMY JACKET’s Closed Casket album and check out the interview at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Magic Bullet Records, celebrating the label’s twentieth anniversary this year, will issue both 222 and Closed Casket on all digital platforms next Wednesday, February 22nd.

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the 1990s, the band specializing in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless. Notably, BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the earliest bands in the playing career of drummer Dave Witte. Having done time in Human Remains and Discordance Axis (among others) leading into BLACK ARMY JACKET, Witte went on to play in many more notable bands within the genre and beyond, including Municipal Waste, Publicist UK, Brain Tentacles, Burnt By The Sun, Deny The Cross, and more. Guitarist Andrew Orlando was the figurehead behind Reservoir Records, a label of the same era that represented like-minded talent such as Spazz, Jesuit, C.R., and Noothgrush. Bassist Carlos Ramierez is the co-owner of Fascination Street Films, a writer for No Echo webzine, and holds rank as the vocalist of Deny The Cross with Witte and members of Spazz, Agents Of Satan, and more.

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BLACK ARMY JACKET: Metal Hammer Now Streaming Magic Bullet Records Reissue Of 222 Album By NYC Powerviolence Act

Feb 16 2017

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The remixed/remastered reissue of the infamous 222 full-length by iconic 1990s New York City powerviolence faction, BLACK ARMY JACKET, is nearing release through Magic Bullet Records late this month. Metal Hammer is now exclusively streaming the album in its entirety alongside an interview with the band.

222 is the proper BLACK ARMY JACKET full-length, originally recorded and released in 1999. Here, all sixteen tracks have now been remixed and remastered from their original tapes for maximum eardrum indulgence and abuse. Additionally, two previously unheard bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album – “DANTAM” and “Lying Between The Tigris And The Euphrates” — are now included in the program.

Find the remixed/remastered 222 and interview with bassist Carlos Ramirez only at Metal Hammer at THIS LOCATION.

Both 222 and Closed Casket — a fifty-song collection of BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits — will see release on all digital platforms through Magic Bullet Records of the label’s 20th anniversary.

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the 1990s, the band specializing in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless. Notably, BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the earliest bands in the playing career of drummer Dave Witte. Having done time in Human Remains and Discordance Axis (among others) leading into BLACK ARMY JACKET, Witte went on to play in many more notable bands within the genre and beyond, including Municipal Waste, Publicist UK, Brain Tentacles, Burnt By The Sun, Deny The Cross, and more. Guitarist Andrew Orlando was the figurehead behind Reservoir Records, a label of the same era that represented like-minded talent such as Spazz, Jesuit, C.R., and Noothgrush. Bassist Carlos Ramierez is the co-owner of Fascination Street Films, a writer for No Echo webzine, and holds rank as the vocalist of Deny The Cross with Witte and members of Spazz, Agents Of Satan, and more.

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BLACK ARMY JACKET: “222″ and “Closed Casket” available on all streaming and digital platforms on 2/22

Jan 24 2017

bajOn 2/22/17, BLACK ARMY JACKET‘s 222 full length album and Closed Casket compilation of all split, 7″, and cassette material will be available worldwide across all streaming and digital platforms.

Originally recorded and released in 1999, all 16 tracks of 222 have now been remixed and remastered from their original tapes for maximum eardrum indulgence and abuse. Additionally, two previously unheard bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album are now included in the program.

Closed Casket is a 50-song effort in collecting BLACK ARMY JACKET’s various cassettes, 7”s, and splits in one convenient spot. The material included is culled from:

• Self-titled, self released cassette (1996)
• Spazz split (1997)
• Corrupted split (1997)
• Noothgrush split (1997)
• The Path of Two Swords as One 7” (1998)
• Agathocles split (1999)

New York City’s BLACK ARMY JACKET was one of the key players in the powerviolence movement of the ‘90s. Featuring musicians that have played in such bands as Discordance Axis, Hope Collapse, Human Remains, and Municipal Waste, BLACK ARMY JACKET specialized in a unique strain of grinding hardcore that was as memorable as it was relentless.

WAILIN STORMS Issues Official Video For “Ribcage Fireplace” Via Cvlt Nation Premiere; Second LP Coming In 2017

Nov 27 2016

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Durham, North Carolina dark punk outfit WAILIN STORMS has just released an official video for “Ribcage Fireplace.” The track hails from the band’s ill-omened debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, and its video is set free as the band celebrates the one-year anniversary of the album’s release through Magic Bullet Records last year.

The new “Ribcage Fireplace” video depicts the gritty, ominous, track with an appropriately dark visual backdrop, the clip filmed and directed by Richard Lukacs of Crone Cult Pictures. Cvlt Nation has taken on the task of premiering the video, the trusted blog offering of the cut, “it has everything the track does – creepy occult atmospheres, sex beats and visceral howls… Hit play below and let WAILIN STORMS creep under your skin…”

See WAILIN STORMS’ harrowing “Ribcage Fireplace” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

Also catch an entire live set from the band’s Summer Tour via Pit Full OF Shit HERE.

One Foot In The Flesh Grave delivers seven anthems soaked in WAILIN STORMS’ inimitable Danzig-gone-Murder City Devils approach style of ominous, blues-soaked, creepy punk, recorded and mixed at Warrior Sound by Al Jacob and mastered by Carl Saff. While WAILIN STORMS celebrates their debut LP’s release with the video, the band is hard at work writing the follow-up to One Foot In The Flesh Grave, the band planning to enter the studio in early 2017 to harvest their new yield. In the meantime, the outfit continues to perform live regularly with bursts of widespread touring strewn about.

WAILIN STORMS Live:
12/10/2016 Bull City Records – Durham, NC w/ Motherfucker, Maple Stave
1/28/2017 Kings // Raleigh, NC w/ Lacy Jags, Happy Abandon

One Foot In The Flesh Grave is available now through Magic Bullet Records, on LP HERE and digitally HERE.

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