Javier Reyes Speaks Out On His Arrest by endlessgonzo

via LambGoat today:

“I would like to personally apologize for canceling the Toronto show last night. I can explain. After the Boston show on May 26th, I was unlawfully arrested by the Boston Police Department. I had to return to Boston on May 30th for court. As much as we had looked forward to playing Toronto again, there was nothing I could do other than cancel the show and return to Boston to avoid having an arrest warrant filed against me.
I have included a complaint letter a friend/witness has written and sent to the Boston Police. It explains in more detail about the appalling and absurd encounter that occurred that evening. Again, to all our fans in Toronto, I am truly sorry for cancelling the show.”

Reyes includes a letter from his friend and eyewitness detailing the incident in the full article above. Any potential case of police misconduct is important to make known, especially recently.  Share this and blow it up.


Deathwish Inc. Drops a FREE Summer Sampler by orlandooom407


It’s here! A buffet of hardcore, punk and metallic whatever it is you need Russ. Even Audrey could dig into these killer riffs. Here’s the bands featured on the compilation in order of appearance: Narrows, Oathbreaker, Heiress, Whips/Chains, Rise And Fall, Give Up The Ghost, Loma Prieta, Victims, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Touche Amore, Single Mothers, Living Eyes, Punch, Self Defense Family, Cursed, New Lows, Starkweather, and Deafheaven.

Here’s what Deathwish wanted you, the listener, to hear:

“”Summer 2012″ is an eclectic hour long trip into the Deathwish world. Download and experience the diversity and creativity within the world of aggressive music we represent. If you like what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ http://www.deathwishinc.com.”

And finally, the slew of download options:

Download from Deathwish

GNATS – to the hands of heathens by orlandooom407

“Don’t you just hate the stains gnats make on a fresh coat of manilla living room paint?”

Dare I say, GNATS (Pint-Sized Records) brandish sonic abhorrence similar in tenacity to bands like Mare and Black Sheep Wall. It’s dissonant, but it accentuates both crawling and fleeing in less than ten minutes of music. These five brief songs launches the listener with little regard for safety into a nightmarish cavalcade of noise infested hardcore. I’m stunned I haven’t heard of this band before, because I figured they’d already be on tour with Gaza or Ken Mode by the domineering presence this recording elicits. My first listen had my eyes glued on nothing but a solid colored wall, and I imagine a visualizer would cause a sonic tear in the fabric of consciousness for at least four blocks in every direction of the computer. If your pissed off stop reading my idle dribbling and click the widget below (another FREE DOWNLOAD). I’ve named two honorable mentions in one day and had this release been only slightly longer it would’ve rivaled the stoned cold innovations of Wizard Rifle. Here’s the list:

(January)  Alcest Les Voyages De L’âme

(February)  BIIPIIGWAN Nibaak EP

(March) Wizard Rifle Speak Loud Say Nothing

Honorable Mentions:

Dodecahedron S/T

Sigh In Somniphobia

I Saw The Deep Astronavigation

GNATS to the hands of heathens

– Jarad Oates Haggard

Primary Colors – SERIOUSLY, FUCK YOU by orlandooom407

Hey, well fuck you too there guy! Or maybe that’s what Robocop said just before he turned Godzilla’s brains into tomorrows Floridian public school lunch?

If you live in Central Florida and you’ve been a show with locals involved in the last year, you’ve probably at least heard of Primary Colors. Their reputation proceeds them from time to time, but in an Eyehategod or GG Allin way. By that I mean they’ve been known to flaunt the delightfully morbid and sardonic sense of humor elicited from front man: Sadi Thakur. With song titles like “Kill Your Parents”, “Aliens Smoking Weed”, and, the new number one hit radio single: “Sand Nigger Nazi Killer” it’s pretty easy to digest that these cats are not sincere in the slightest with their content. Sincerity lies within the brutal attention deficit songwriting, because if nothing else, PC holds it down with their own demented view into well practiced tempo fluctuations. If I had to draw comparisons I would say bands like Animosity or The Number Twelve Looks Like You are in the same phylum, but PC really sidesteps such arbitrary comparisons. I’ve honestly never heard a band that so fluidly fuses death metal and hardcore without paying any mind to trendy fill in the breakdown songwriting fetishization. This Orlando quartet possesses apt potential, so make sure you go catch a show to witness your comfort zone unravel in front of you.

Click here to follow Primary Colors on Facebook.

– Jarad Oates Haggard

Rise Above Tattoo Grand Opening Show Tomorrow on Mills Ave! by orlandooom407

Tattooist Scott White and his associates are having the grand opening of their new shop, RISE ABOVE TATTOO, located at 1009 Mills Avenue in Orlando this Saturday. Rise Above went ahead and setup an impressive buffet of punk, grind and metal to help bolster support. AXIS, Cannabass, Dissident Aggressor and Abuse were more than enough to sell me on throwing away my Saturday for drinking, head banging and more than likely an impulsive abstract tattoo. Or maybe a panda riding a motorcycle.

Bear in mind there are two separate locations for musical performances. Wally’s will host the punk platform of Orlando’s own Wet Nurse, Teenage Softies, Thee Wilt Chamberlain and Odd Movers starting at 7pm. Gear grinding riffs will commence at Uncle Lou’s located directly across from Wally’s at 9pm and will also include Feral Babies and Knifehits in addition to the bands mentioned above.

See you Orlandummies tomorrow!

– Jared Oates Haggard

Time Lapse Video of Scale the Summit Flier by orlandooom407

This is the next flier by Keith Carlson for an upcoming show on February 18th at Will’s Pub in Orlando. The bill consists of the touring duo Scale the Summit (Prosthetic Records) and Elitist (Blkheart Group) supported by locals Abuse and Fire in the Cave.

You can find the Facebook event here with links to each band.

If you haven’t heard Scale the Summit yet, please direct yourself to my obligatory, yet relevant, digression below:


– Jared Oates Haggard

Coalesce – Give Them Rope (2xCD deluxe reissue) by orlandooom407

There was a time when metalcore wasn’t a dirty word. In fact, metalcore is what I grew up on and I try to inform the kids about a time when metalcore actually sounded like what happens when hardcore kids strip away the theatrical aspects of metal, throw in some noise and disjointed rhythms borrowed from 90’s math rock and what you are left with is just no nonsense and exciting extreme music that seemed capable of anything. Since I am not allowed within 500 yards of kids, I usually just preach this to anyone that will listen at my local bar and always use Coalesce as the primary example of what metalcore truly sounds like. Relapse has recently re released Coalesce’s first full length album Give Them Rope as a two CD package featuring the original album and a 2004 remixed and remastered version.

The band had been notoriously unsatisfied with the original mix of the album which does have a murky production quality that buries what are some Coalesce’s defining qualities: Sean Ingram’s visceral throaty vocals and the absolutely bruising groove-laden bass of Nathan Ellis. On top of accentuating the vocals themselves, Sean Ingram assisted in the remix by adding some of the signature vocal effects like panning and distortion that would become trademarks of the band’s later albums. The new mix definitely sounds more like what most of us expect out of a Coalesce album, adding more force and density to the already crushingly heavy music the band created. As much as I love this reissue everything from the new mix to the new packaging, it just makes me want Coalesce to reemerge from their latest hiatus and unleash a new album on an audience that can’t get enough of their brand of real metalcore.

Click here to pre-order the Give Them Rope 2xCD re-issue, available from Relapse Records on 11/22, on the Coalesce Bandcamp page.

– Clark Johnson