Head Wound City – A New Wave Of Violence

Head Wound City have returned to the party and they’ve brought the fun and heaps of destruction ready to kick-start the failing heart. There’s such an intimate, intense urgency to A New Wave of Violence – everything is so tightly wound up, like a million coiled springs that are suddenly released, ricocheting off everything with a cacophonous riot of explosive energy and wild frivolity.

Graf Orlock – Crime Traveler

Stretched taunt over a 31 minute running time, Graf Orlock, brutalize and pulverise their instruments through an apocalyptic barrage of seething grind. They also reference tons and tons of other films as well (Arnie gets some terrific shout-outs) nothing is safe and neither are you from the Orlock attack.

Ampwrecked: New tracks for your ears #5

Welcome to Ampwrecked, in this issue: Nisennenmondai take a trip to the Event Horizon, The Movielife dust off their guitars, Armchair Committee get sleazy, Holy Gold bludgeon moderate rock, Lonely The Brave discover that the truth is out there, Against The Current dash past, Godzilla Black out-weird even Faith No More and Dead Cross refuse to go to bed. Mr Velocity Hopkins are currently not on tour.

Polonium – Seraphim

When reading the song titles on Seraphim, you can tell there’s a serious amount of dissatisfaction and boiling anger present within Polonium. This is a very good thing. Before The Austerity Program infected the world with their cynicism, guitarist Justin Foley, bassist Thad Calabrese and a drum machine existed as the entity known as Polonium.

Ampwrecked 4: New Music For Your Ears

In this issue of Ampwrecked…Head Wound City have scraped their way back with some radical friends, Ghost Mother make a massive swamp racket, Myrone is an electric shock attack to the brain, Wrong drink all your beer, Big Ups point and laugh, Karma To Burn lay waste and Mr Velocity Hopkins contemplate existence.

Ampwrecked #3 – New Tracks For Your Ears

In this issue of Ampwrecked… METZ and their Full Auto attack, Lonely The Brave return, La Chinga make one hell of a sexual noise, Graf Orlock time travel, Agoraphobic Nosebleed cover everything in sludge, KEN Mode have loads of fun and Mr Velocity Hopkins are….well, see for yourself.

Terrible Love – Change Nothing

Keeping their cards close to their chest, I’m not entirely sure who is in Terrible Love, but I know it’s made up of ex-members of *takes deep breath* Funeral For a Friend, Goodtime Boys, Bastions and Grappler; so rest assured, there’s a fair amount of talent burning bright in that melting pot of bubbling hardcore tomfoolery.

Frameworks – Time Spent

I’m familiar with the jarring discontent of Gainesville’s Frameworks, having talked about their track Loom on this very website a couple of years ago. Time hasn’t mellowed these spiky and agitated bunch as Time Spent indicates, bristling with scratching, fiery determination.

Blacklisters – Adult

The bile that races through the veins of Leeds’ Blacklisters is flecked with hundreds and thousands made out of spite and toxic laughter. Their concept of anything vaguely normal is an utterly redundant feeling – sounding like they’ve set fire to their instruments before they’ve started playing them..