Out now! Brainpan/xSAVAGEx. Out now!

A split phalanx assault of pulverizing crossover power violence at the forefront of the US underground in a ferocious collision of East and West Coasts. Hailing from Washington DC, Brainpan inflicts punishing contempt with their heavyweight brand of crushing sci-vi annihilation. Seattle’s xSAVAGEx inexorable assault of blunt force ferocity and ruthless stop start riffage seizes and suffocates. Supreme aggression and unyielding hostility. Cover art by Japanese legend Sugi. Get a copy from the bands and from Nerve Altar rec! Continue reading Out now! Brainpan/xSAVAGEx. Out now!

Choke ” Its Hard To Talk…”

CHOKE is an Oakland-based duo that leaves no Nazi jaw unsmashed in their pursuit of punching the fash and pissing off their sympathisers. This is not their first release, but has shaped up to be among the best powerviolence records of 2020! Throughout the 12 minutes of this record you’ll hear heaps of stomping breakdowns, ruthless blasts of grinding rage, and jackhammer California-style powerviolence in its most classic state. If you expect some over the top macho, tough-guy display of power, in addition to the use and abuse of various skits scattered throughout the entire record, you won’t be wrong … Continue reading Choke ” Its Hard To Talk…”

Global Grindcore Alliance (22.03.21)

Hi mate, hope you’re doing well. So let`s start our small talk, hehe) Tell us about this festival? How do you come up with such an idea? I hope you are well and thank you for doing this. The idea really came up due to Covid because of the fact that as a band we could not really play shows anywhere and all the creative outlets/ platforms were really not there for us . So we figured that other bands worldwide really were experiencing the same situation where their outlet was limited, so we reached out to all our friends … Continue reading Global Grindcore Alliance (22.03.21)

Deathtaker / Stevo Zigon

I don`t really know how to start with this one. This is a very noisy split tape with two bands from different corners of the world, Deathtaker from the USA and Stevo Zigon from Serbia. Both bands are new for me, so I don`t expect anything, because this is a true mystery for me. The tape looks (art, design ets) regular for hardcore/fastcore or powerviolence genre… nothing special. But everything was done really well. Let me start with Deathtaker. This is half grindcore, half hardcore act with very dirty sound. But this is a regular blasting band… from the very … Continue reading Deathtaker / Stevo Zigon

Crippled Fox – In The Name Of Thrash

Hungarian thrashcore warriors Crippled Fox are back with a brand new album! The long-awaited 4th full-length is here! Honestly, I really waited for this LP, because this band deserves my and your attention. Fast, aggressive, and full of energy, these guys know how to make and have fun! “In The Name Of Thrash” has bloody nice cover art, with all attributes of thrash culture. The fox looks like he is a big fan of Suicidal Tendencies, haha!  The heads in his hand are all 3 band members, so even the front cover of this album is full of fun, which … Continue reading Crippled Fox – In The Name Of Thrash

PowerXChuck / Ghettö

Hail powerviolence and satan! Today I want to spin this beautiful split release with guys from Australia and France. Both bands proved themselves many times (ok Ghettö did it few times), their music is sick and fast. Also, both bands have their own vision of pv, which is awesome, which makes this split spicier! I think (pard me if I`m wrong) this psychedelic and bizarre art was made by Pogger Illustration. Guys worked with The Afternoon Gentlemen, Ghettö, and others. Their unique style perfectly fits such music. PowerXChuck starts this violent story with a funny intro, and then guys quickly … Continue reading PowerXChuck / Ghettö

Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))

Statist is a pretty new band from my home town Kyiv. I was really happy when I heard the promo and caught them on stage. The material was amazingly strong. Sometime later guys finally released a full EP ” … And Joy With Violence)))”. The cover art is odd, ripped off the chicken head, I guess I missed some point, sorry for that. Anyway, the tape looks pretty nice with a simple design, and good sound (which is rare, because the quality depends on many factors of manufacturing). In total, we got 14 songs of grindviolence with some lite metal … Continue reading Statist — … And Joy With Violence)))

Suicideforce / Deathrun

The best way to ruin your neighbors day it`s to play a record that is fast, furious, and play it loud. And here is a good candidate, this split will perfectly fit for these needs! Italians Suicideforce started with a high note! Fast, harsh powerviolence right into your face. I`m honestly impressed. The power of this material is very vast and pleasant. The guys managed to catch live energy, and it wasn’t lost during all mixing. This band used all main attributes of this genre, stop/play structures, aggression, and so on. I especially love how the bass guitar sound, this … Continue reading Suicideforce / Deathrun

Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish / Nothing Clean

Fastcore and powerviolence genre are integral parts of our small and noisy underground, personally, I love that kind of noise, and today I want to talk about the split release of Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish / Nothing Clean (because this is a nice example of these genres). The first guys are from Switzerland and the second are from the UK. And the next 10 minutes will bring us a harsh joy of fast music! So as I already said Swiss boys Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish are the first in the line. I swear I`ve heard this name before, but it`s … Continue reading Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish / Nothing Clean