Tag: Hardcore Punk

May 9, 2022

xDOULOSx Drop 2 New Songs

Southern California based hardcore/thrash/punk band – xDOULOSx, just dropped 2 new songs. Listen to “Cycles” and “Shots Fired”, below. This is really great heavy hardcore thrash-punk music. Sounds amazing and has a certain classic sound mixed in with the new school. Kinda reminds me of a mix of Downset, Six Feet Deep, The Crucified, The Warriors, No Innocent Victim, Knocked Loose, and All Out War. Good stuff. Listen to both songs below. Follow the band here.… Continued →

April 8, 2022

April 4, 2022

April 3, 2022

The Blamed Recording New Album

The Blamed have been dropping little hints about recording a new album and well friends, they’ve done it! The band is in a studio NOW, recording what will be their next full length record. Big anticipation for this one as “The Church is Hurting People” was incredible. Looking forward to the next chapter for this legendary band.… Continued →

March 14, 2022

The Blamed Re-Record "Separation" for 2022 and It is HUGE!

The Blamed just re-recorded their 1994 classic song – “Separation” off the album “21” and have posted it on soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Personally, I think this song blows away past material. It’s so well done yet classic at the same time. If 1994 was 2022, this is what “Separation” would most definitely sound like. Kudos to Bryan, Jim, and the rest of the gang for paying tribute to your roots while at the same time embracing the future.… Continued →

January 21, 2022

Song of the Day: The Warning - Condemned to Hell

If you’ve been around the Christian punk/metal/hardcore/indie scene for any amount of time, you will likely have heard the name Burrito. Not his real name, of course–the man David Villalpando was a legend in the underground scene. Sadly, the man that many called a friend passed away this week from covid-related illness. For those who didn’t know him, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the scene. From a musical standpoint, while none of his projects ever achieved mainstream success or financial prosperity, they were always on the bleeding edge of innovation.… Continued →

November 5, 2021

Song of the Day: scaterd-few - U

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Sin Disease is one of the greatest albums ever to emerge from our scene. Romald Domkus (born Allan Aguirre) and company unleashed a wonderfully chaotic debut album, with production from Terry Taylor (DA/Daniel Amos/Swirling Eddies/Lost Dogs) that set CCM on its head! Think I’m overstating things? Not possible. Here’s why: have you ever tried to pigeonhole the album, or this band, into a single genre? Good luck.… Continued →

August 25, 2021

Song of the Day: Officer Negative - JCHC

Officer Negative is hxc punk at its finest imho. The Californian band even recently re-released some stuff last year from my recollection& I was able to buy a JCHC t-shirt! I am still stoked lol!. Anyways JCHC stands for Jesus Christ Hardcore & is an in your face about such. After the band disbanded, they formed a couple of other bands including hxc Hit the Deck metalcore The Death Campaign Project & cowpunk Zippy Josh. Below are its lyrics as well as a live video: Living for Christ is what we do That’s the definition of our hardcore We don’t need drugs or booz Christian punks we won’t loose Jesus Christ Hardcore Kick satan in the face With our steel toe boots We are in the army of God With salvation as our roots We all stand together Unified by Jesus Christ Defeating Satan spew With the word of Jesus Christ Sick and tired of worldly views Sick and tired of satans abuse Sick and tired of compromise Sick and tired of all his lies     Continued →

August 20, 2021

Song of the Day: Nobody Special - Finger Pointer

I first heard Nobody Special in 1989. My local contemporary Christian music radio station (KOKF 91.1 FM out of Oklahoma City) played their new album in its entirety over the airwaves. You see, KOKF was not your average CCM station. Sure, they played some adult contemporary and “inspirational” stuff during the daytime, but as the late afternoon and evening hit, they would feature more contemporary styles including pop, rap, rock, etc. And then after 9:00, it was all heavy music–mostly metal, but with some punk and hardcore thrown in from time to time.… Continued →

June 18, 2021

April 9, 2021

Song of the Day: Chasm - Unknown

In the mid- to late-90s when all of the other Christian hardcore bands were doing new school/chugga chugga style hardcore with increasingly metallic influences, Bakersfield’s Chasm were drawing on earlier inspiration. These influences came mostly from the 80s British hardcore punk/d-beat sound (Discharge, Conflict, etc.), although somewhat ironically this track has elements of early black metal in the guitar riffs (a la Venom or Bathory). Nonetheless it’s still filtered through a hardcore punk sound. The band released one 7″ (Squander, Squander the Bright New Dawn) and one full-length (Gye Nyame, from whence our featured song is taken).… Continued →

February 7, 2021

2Minute Minor Take a Trip Back to Their Day

2Minute Minor just dropped a special benefit “covers” album to benefit Suicide Prevention. The album features 10 covers of classic tv show theme songs including some instantly recognizable old hits that’ll get stuck in your head for days. Their unmistakable hardcore sound meshes well on these old classic theme songs and this is something you definitely need to own. Relive the past with through a heavy dose of in your face hardcore and a lens of nostalgic, child-like wonder.… Continued →

February 6, 2021

Blame It On The Flatfoot

That’s right, two giants in their own respective genres (Punk and Metal) are here to bring the fun and the noise on February 19th. You will be able to livestream an event featuring FLATFOOT 56 and THE BLAMED for one night only. Purchase your tickets in a few different options plus check out some great merch items right here. You don’t want to miss this great LIVE (from your living room) show. I’m all about The Blamed and Flatfoot 56 and I know this will be really great.… Continued →

September 18, 2020

Song of the Day: Blaster the Rocket Man - Hopeful Monsters Are Dying Every Day

Film director Guillermo del Toro and spastic hardcore punk band Blaster the Rocket Man have at least one thing in common. Whereas most of society, and particularly within Christianity, monsters are usually the bad guys, these two artistic entities–operating in disparate fields as the case may be–often take the side of the monster. Pan’s Labyrinth, for instance, juxtaposes the kind but terrifying Pan against the inhuman, yet human, monsters of the Spanish fascists under Francisco Franco.… Continued →

August 1, 2020

Slick Shoes - Carry This (New Song)

Slick Shoes are back with yet another NEW song. This one is titled “Carry This” and you can listen to it below. Song is available now on all digital platforms. Pick up the band’s new album “Rotation & Frequency” when it releases on September 25th via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-Order the album in several different bundle options or stand alone CD/Vinyl right here. This heavy hitting new track is sure to win over fans old and new with infectious energy, unforgettable melodies, and a certain blast of heaviness with fast beats and even a breakdown.… Continued →

July 17, 2020

DSB Re-Release 2005 Punk Rock Release

DSB, a Southern California melodic hardcore, street punk band, are re-releasing their 2005 debut Scott Silletta (Plankeye, Fanmail, The Franchise) produced album to all digital networks. This was the first band that Ray Torres played in back in the day. Grab the album on Bandcamp right here or on Digital Networks. This raw, street level classic punk rock sound is sure to win fans over of the genre and give you something to get amped about.… Continued →

Song of the Day: Cross-Check - Open

I first heard of Cross-Check a few months ago through social media channels. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to review their mini-album Overwhelming Odds for Heaven’s Metal. What I found on that release equally excited and bewildered me. The band has a way of weaving some very interesting and somewhat disparate influences into their sound. While they clearly take as their foundation a traditionalist line of old school hardcore, they manage to weave such diverse sounds as street punk, post-punk, rockabilly, and occasionally even surf rock.… Continued →

June 15, 2020

Song of the Day: Close Your Eyes - The Body

It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since the release of the first Close Your Eyes album on Victory Records – “We Will Overcome”. This album had a ton of great songs including this one called “The Body”, which is a favorite of mine and perfect for this Song of the Day post. Melodic hardcore and punk combine to make a furious blend of energetic singing and screaming all delivered in one healthy dose.… Continued →

June 14, 2020

Resurrected Vinyl to Press Officer Negative "Dead To The World" for First Time on Vinyl

That’s right friends, somebody has FINALLY been able to make this awesome release happen. Officer Negative’s classic late 90’s punk debut, “Dead to the World”, which released on Screaming Giant Records as their break through artist, is coming to Vinyl. Resurrected Vinyl just got in their test pressings and you can view it here as well as follow them. They will have a site up soon and more info to follow. Stand by, this will be one release you wont want to miss out on this year!… Continued →

June 6, 2020

Song of The Day: Every New Day - Silent Streets

The song “Silent Streets” appears on the 2nd official (or 3rd if you’re keeping count) album from this punk/hardcore band out of Canada called “Every New Day“. It appeared on the album, “Even In The Darkest Places”. This song was unlike most I’d heard in the genre around that time period. END pieced together hardcore, punk rock, and hard rock to create an explosive mix. Elements of your favorite bands from the 00’s taken to a whole other level and with the sound quality/production most bands only dreamed about.… Continued →

May 31, 2020

May 29, 2020

Song of the Day: The American Culture Experiments - Freedom in Part

I won’t turn this post into a political post, as I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of that. But in times like these, it’s important to find voices worth listening to. Too often Christian bands have been too closely aligned with playing it safe–if not musically, then at least lyrically. Often even bands in the punk and alternative scenes have been too comfortable with the status quo. Enter The American Culture Experiments, a hardcore punk band from Waco, Texas.… Continued →

April 20, 2020

Support Outnumbered, Buy a Shirt or Hoodie

Jason Parker who played in Focused also played in the band Outnumbered. They produced a demo or two and had members who played in The Blamed, Stavesacre, Focused, etc. The band played quite a bit back in the early to mid-90’s and was definitely a spirit-filled hardcore band. They have put up some new merch for sale right here and hopefully will gather interest to see what happens in the near future with recordings. Stay tuned.… Continued →

April 2, 2020

March 13, 2020

Song of the Day: The Crucified - Path to Sorrow

The Crucified is probably the most legendary Christian hardcore band of all time. They only released 2 full-length albums (plus some demos, and later re-issues) before disbanding in the early 90s. However, their influence cannot be overstated. Their blending of hardcore punk and thrash metal into a unique take on crossover thrash touched and influenced bands in genres as diverse punk, alternative, metal, hardcore and even industrial. Their sophomore effort, The Pillars of Humanity was heavy, fast and bold.… Continued →

February 19, 2020