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Corrosion of Conformity: New Album Details Confirmed

Plus some East Coast US dates to get excited about too!

Candlelight Records yesterday confirmed June 24th as the North American release date of IX, the new album from Corrosion of Conformity.

Cryptic Slaughter: Classic LPs to see Vinyl Reissue

Early crossover pioneers get the deluxe reissue treatment...

Relapse Records is proud to announce the vinyl repressing of two classic albums from the original hardcore thrash merchants Cryptic Slaughter!

Bat - Primitive Age (Tankcrimes)

A choice morsel of crossover succulence...
Release Date: 
21 Nov 2013 - 11:30pm

Tasty, very tasty indeed… If, like me, you were around at the dawning of the eighties music phenomenon known as crossover, you’ll find this little project very enticing indeed!

Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Necrot, Oakland Metro Operahouse, Oakland, CA 09/12/2013

The boys are back in town... Move yer ass!

Two days after the fact, and my ears are still ringing from the aural beatdown they received at the latest Exhumed show here in the Bay Area.

Birth AD's Jeff Tandy: "I heard about 20 seconds of Phil Anselmo's latest thing and permanently lost four of five IQ points"...

The truculent bassist looks back with us at 2013...

Greetings Mr Tandy - long time no speak. Last time we communed you were drraming of killing hipsters... you were clearly ahead of your time!

Pro-Pain - The Final Revolution (SPV/Steamhammer)

A surprisingly effective hangover cure...
Release Date: 
24 Nov 2013 - 11:30pm

It seems barely believable that Pro-Pain, erstwhile standard bearers for samey-sounding metal/hardcore crossover tedium, are still releasing albums twenty one years after I first s

Ratos de Porão – We are important to Brazilian metal INDEED!

From underground misfits to national heroes

When MaF generalissimo Scott Adams gave me a green light to interview João Gordo (Fat John in Portuguese) it was like a dream coming true.

Viisikko - IIII (Svart Records)

A blitzkrieg attack of Stoner Hardcore from Finland.
Release Date: 
18 Jan 2013 - 12:30pm

This band is really weird. This is only their second album and they seem to have achieved a cult following (at least inside there own country).

Corrosion Of Conformity: Hardcore Crossovers

'I bypassed college for hardcore.'

Formed in 1982, Raleigh, North Carolina band Corrosion Of Conformity went from from humble hardcore punk band to one of the most respected cr