CD review BETONTOD ‘Vamos!’

(7/10) One year after having released the very successful ‘Revolution’ album, German punk rocker Betontod launched their newest album ‘Vamos!’ a few weeks ago. The story of Betontod is a successful one. The band from Reinberg, Germany started in the early 90’s and after having published some demos it was the ‘Hier kommt Aerger’ album... Continue Reading →

CD review BLACK TUSK ‘TCBT’

(8/10) After Black Tusk was confronted with the sad situation of losing their bass player Jonathan Athon (RIP) in a motorcycle accident back in 2014, the guys had to go through some tougher times. The latest album, ‘Pillars of Ash’, honored Athon’s memory and it was former Kylesa member Corey Barhorst that could be recruited... Continue Reading →

Massive hardcore from THE GREAT LIE

The Great Lie is a hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, NY. The five-piece consists out of Gerry Giacalone, John LaFata, Scott Martin, Kerry Merkle and Mike Scarola. These five guys recorded and released a five track EP that was unveiled earlier this summer. 'All Roads Lead to Where You Stand' features five raging hardcore... Continue Reading →

BETONTOD put a new video online

'La Familia' is the title of German Betontod's new single, taken from the upcoming 'Vamos!' album. 'Vamos!' will be released on August 31st. The first edition of 'Vamos!' also includes a second CD with German songs from the 70's, mostly German Schlager, transferred into a solid rock and punk appeal.   Tracklist: CD »Vamos!«  01. Para... Continue Reading →

CD review SPINE ‘Faith’

(7/10) Kansas City-based Spine has a new album in the pipeline, being released mid-June via Birdge 9. ‘Faith’ is the band’s second delivery and features nine new songs. The label info talks about a “full-length album” but I have to say that with 19 minutes running time we can more talk about an EP rather... Continue Reading →

CD review SLAPSHOT ‘Make America Hate Again’

(7/10) Looking up ‘slap shot’ in the dictionary gives you the following definition. “A very powerful, fast-moving shot of the puck on goal made with a full backswing of the stick and an extended follow-through” (www.dictionary.com/browse/slapshot). Transferring this definition to Boston-based hardcore veterans Slapshot is spot on.  Slapshot’s songs are fast and extremely powerful. The... Continue Reading →

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