CLASSHOLE: NOLA-Based Hardcore Punk Miscreants Announce June Live Dates; Debut Out Now On The Compound Recs/Terror Cult

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New Orleans-based hardcore punk miscreants, CLASSHOLE, featuring within its ranks an assorted cast of amplification abusers from the likes of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard, Mangina, Tirefire, haarp, and more, will take to the streets next month on a short stretch of live demolitions. Set to commence June 23rd and run through June 30th, the eight-date rampage will crumble stages in Mobile, Spartanburg, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Memphis.

6/23/2016 The Blind Mule – Mobile, AL
6/24/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
6/25/2016 The Pinch – Washington, DC
6/26/2016 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
6/27/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/28/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/29/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2016 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

CLASSHOLE released their self-titled debut via The Compound Recs in conjunction with band’s own Terror Cult imprint in January. Already issued in a limited vinyl run via Terror Cult, the CD edition comes as a four-panel digipak featuring an alternate layout and lyric liner, plus bonus video footage of the band performing live in NOLA.

Boasts Noisey of the fifteen-track bruiser, “the tunes they churn out here are full-fledged, fast, dark, and nasty… with a murderous groove and a vocalist more used to spitting black metal brimstone than dopesick bile.” Rock Shock Pop concurs, celebrating a half-hour of, “pure, unadulterated anger.” The Examiner gushes, “From start to finish, the material on CLASSHOLE’s self-titled debut is loud, noisy hardcore punk music, sick, dirty, anarchic, caustic.” Nine Circles hails, “…fifteen tracks of angry, fast-paced punk laced with old-school hardcore breakdowns… There is no poetry, no pomp and certainly no circumstance. Merely an album of raw anthems replete with sing-along aspects and curb stomping brutality. The revolution is now and the soundtrack to the black bandana faced throwing of molotov cocktails will be CLASSHOLE.” Razorcake notes, “…influences range from early hardcore to later powerviolence, with not a single dud song to speak of. Plus, how can you not love a band named CLASSHOLE? Highly recommended.” Adds The Sludgelord, “The entire album sounds like the derailment of a freight train coming through a Republican party parade.”

Classhole is out NOW via The Compound Recs. For physical orders point your browser to THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, go HERE.

Matt Muscle – Vocals
Gary Mader – Guitar
Grant Tom – Bass
Paul Webb – Drums

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DIE CHOKING Mini-Tour With Pyrrhon Goes Down This Week; Shows With Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed, Full Of Hell, And More Follow

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Philly’s diehard tour soldiers, DIE CHOKING, take their blazing grind back out the latest run of seemingly non-stop touring in support of their III LP this week.

Beginning this Thursday, May 12th, the latest mini-tour will see the DIE CHOKING trio consecutively leveling Providence, Boston, Portland, and Syracuse through the 15th, paired with NYC avant death metal outfit, Pyrrhon, on all but the final show. Later this month will see the band performing with the likes of Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed, Full Of Hell, and others, followed by Earslaughter Fest Vol 1, Blood Rust II Fest, Full Terror Assault Fest, Rotten Fest, and much more through the rest of the year.

A video for the track “Dead Figurehead” will be released alongside additional tour dates and more in the coming days. DIE CHOKING is also currently writing material for the follow-up to III which will soon be slated for recording later in the year.

DIE CHOKING’s III is available on limited edition colored wax via The Compound Recs, and on CD through The Compound and Selfmadegod Records available HERE, and digitally via most providers including Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Pyrrhon
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon
5/15/2016 – Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
5/24/2016 The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ w/ Full Of Hell, Organ Dealer, Sunrot
5/26/2016 Boot N Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed
6/03/2016 Distant Castle – Worcester, MA w/ Eaten
6/04/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, QC @ Earslaughter Fest w/ Birdflesh, Malignant Tumor, more [info]
6/05/2016 TBA – Binghamton, NY
7/08-10/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC@ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more
8/25-27/2016 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage
9/02-04/2016 Rotten Fest – Tallahassee, FL

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GRIDFAILURE: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Self-Exile” As Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here Release Looms

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As torturous new experimental outfit, GRIDFAILURE, prepares for its Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here for release on Friday the 13th, Cvlt Nation has issued the record’s “Self-Exile” for mutual consumption.

A soundtrack to which the listener may feel driven to podcast their own snuff film live, or explore creative surgery tactics on unsuspecting neighbors, Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here is a curious mutant; an unforeseen entity which was only conceived three months ago. The sole creator of these atrocities generated the GRIDFAILURE classification to embody the Frankensteinian, musical experimentation taking place in random sessions. When these trials went very wrong, instead of burying and denying the project immediately, the confused architect dove headlong into the abyss, creating the perplexing, exploratory attack on the senses, Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here.

Cvlt Nation has premiered GRIDFAILURE’s “Self-Exile,” noting, “Deep underground exists forgotten cities that have become a graveyard for a past that is only alive in our nightmares. GRIDFAILURE is a noise artist who creates morbid soundscapes that can act as a guide into the unknown places that imagination might not want to go.” Listen now at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear the track “Apparitions Revenge” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here will see release on eco-wallet CD and digital via the Earsplit label faction, The Compound Recs, Friday, May 13th. Preordered physical copies receive free GRIDFAILURE paraphernalia HERE, and digital preorders include an instant download of the track “Apparitions Revenge” HERE.

GRIDFAILURE‘s  Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here bears eight movements performed, recorded, and produced entirely by David Brenner (Theologian, ex-Heidnik), who misuses a variety of guitars, basses, violins, harmonica, keyboards, electronics, chimes, drums, and elements of incineration, physical ailments, weather systems, faunae, and other auditory unpredictability. Layers of unorthodox instrumentation wrought with unhinged waves of vocal exploration and punishing rants formulate a biomechanical mistake neither man or nature want to claim.

GRIDFAILURE will continue to unfold, expand, and deteriorate upon the public in the coming months with the infusion of additional performers, through collaborative recordings, and more, with new material and live inflictions being devised for the coming months.

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