Though Travølta’s new release In Tinnitus We Crust will have any die-hard fan of d-beat, crust, fastcore, grindcore, and powerviolence drumming their steering wheel into oncoming traffic, this release shows them as worthy bearers of the mincecore torch, originally lit by their Belgian forebears, Agathocles. The production is no-nonsense. Raw.
Cover Photo: Jena Pups PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE by Escuela Grind In 1919, 12,000 tons of molasses from a burst storage tank flooded the streets of Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150. The same thick, slow danger is what one encounters on Escuela Grind’s new EP, With 5 songs clocking in at around
As a teacher of multiple grade-levels, I see young people enter and pass through various developmental stages. When kids are young, they all dance, they all sing, they all draw. At some point, though, they start making comparisons, and with those comparisons comes self-doubt. Suddenly, they don’t dance, they can’t
Will Butler, the man behind To Live A Lie Records, has a special ear. TLAL’s release history is populated with essential hardcore, fastcore, grindcore, and powerviolence releases. Butler’s seal-of-approval is not to be ignored. These three debut LPs by some of the hardest working bands around are no exceptions. Joy
For the past fifteen years, To Live A Lie has been one of the most influential labels focusing on grindcore, fastcore, and powerviolence. Based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the independent label—run mostly single-handedly by Will Butler of the excellent bands Oxidant and Tired of Everything—boasts a Discogs page that
What do aliens from a slime world listen to when they’re barreling towards Earth? What gets their oily green blood pumping as they’re getting ready to wipe out the populations they find on our glistening blue planet? I imagine all their cockpits are blasting XENO OOZE! This band has their