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Every town with a strong musical tradition has legendary or long-standing venues that provide space for bands to play and to grow.  Portland, Oregon has had many such venues and the Black Water Bar is the latest.  For the last 7 years Black Water Bar has been the only consistent all-ages venue in Portland for DIY music.  Because …

Words: Chloe Ross / Pictures: Ruubez Media It’s almost surreal to step into the attic-like venue that is The Parish on Friday 22nd October. Live music is finally back in full swing after over a year of silenced stages just like this one, and what better way to embrace this fact by welcoming a band …

Destructive, defiant, devious, and D-beat – Philadelphia’s Hallucination take a smashing first step with their self-titled EP consisting of five songs (including the 37 second intro track) that stake their claim in the mania of gutter punk. Sticking to the raw cohesion of destructive impulses with a slightly metallic underflow, it calls back to the …

Pure Punk Rock n Roll! at its wonderful best, back and hitting your ear drums like a juggernaut of sound. Exciting times ahead! Hard Times is a new, raw, super band of the hardest kind of fun, desperate times, rock n roll! Featuring, Sebastian Melmoth (Suicide Generation) put together with Paolo and Davide (Desperate Fün) Fabio (Lysergics) and Geoffrey (who was also previously in Suicide Generation). Taking …

After nearly two decades, 2019 saw the triumphant return of the CRO–MAGS and new music with the release of two back-to-back EPs – Don’t Give In and From The Grave. CRO-MAGS finally launched the pre-orders for their highly anticipated, upcoming full-length album In The Beginning, which will be released worldwide on the 19th of June 2020 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment. ‘From The Grave’ sees …

Noise punk is a variation of hardcore that is what it is for a reason, the message is of such, that screaming it out is a release as much as a getting the word out. Hence all releases tend to come with lyric sheets. Central Ohio based punk-leaning, political power violence quartet Body Farm have …

Following the surprisingly melodic self-titled album that Boston hardcore punk veterans American Nightmare released in early 2018, the band have continued to evolve beyond their aggressive roots with their latest single, ‘Life Support’. The song features relatively jangly guitars and confident, singalong choruses and has a similarly up-tempo cover version of The Lemonheads’ ‘Left for …

Following the critical acclaim heaped upon the band for their first two albums and their support spots with such luminaries as Fucked Up and METZ, Stevenage anarcho-punk quartet Bad Breeding now unleash upon society ‘Exiled’, a blistering third album comprised of 12 tracks about the band’s anger at the austerity-ridden state of the UK today. …

A War Against You is the first release in ten years from California’s melodic hard-core punks Ignite. The band return with their own blend of fast paced melodic hard-core and thought provoking political, socially aware lyrics. The album opens with the signature almost operatic sound of frontman Zoli Teglas, belting out the opening lines with …

Once upon a time, Gallows were an entirely different band- complete with a set of brothers by the name of Carter, they released two albums with this line-up, before the departure of their frontman Frank Carter in 2011. They then released one more album- their self-titled effort, with guitarist Steph Carter still in the band. …