Zaga Zaga – S/T

Phillip Stounn 2017, hardcore punk, israel, mathcore, middle east, punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, zaga zaga 0 Comments

Artist: Zaga ZagaTitle: S/TRelease: Vinyl / Tape / Digital Year: 2017 Label: Crust Baby Records, HowToBeCool Records, Rip Roaring Shit Storm Records, Cave Canem Records. I was thrilled to be hearing a band coming from the Middle East, especially from Israel. Something as awesome as Zaga Zaga that comes to mind, thanks to my random bandcamp discoveries. I personally bought …

Direwolves – The Great Year

Mittens XVX 2017, Direwolves, emo, france, hardcore, neo-crust, post-hardcore, Punk News, review, Reviews, screamo 0 Comments

Artist: Direwolves Title: The Great Year Release: Digital / LP Year: 2017 Label: Throatruiner Records It took almost three years for Direwolves to come up with the successor to their magnificent “Aegri Somnia”. The new rager, called “The Great Year”, is another outburst of strong emotions coming from this French band, and there’s no doubt, they put a lot of effort into this record. First and …

Mental Architects – Ascend

Angel S. 2017, ascend, bulgaria, math rock, mental architects, Punk News, review, Reviews, sofia 0 Comments

Artist: Mental Architects Title: Ascend Release: Tape / CD Year: 2017 Label: Old Press Records  Last night Bulgarian math rock trio Mental Architects threw a friendly party in Sofia’s Bare Hands Society store to celebrate the release of their second LP Ascend. The asocial prick that I am I preferred the comfort of my place. There I blasted the record in solitude so DIY …

Dune Messiah – The Iron Oak

Angel S. 2017, Copenhagen, dark folk, Dune Messiah, Indie, post-punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, Singer-Songwriter 0 Comments

My first encounter with Copenhagen’s Dune Messiah was this April on a gig in Germany’s Bischofswerda. Prior to that I’ve only heard the name as friends from France have been sharing some of their music, but I honestly never properly gave them a chance online. Knowing we were about to share the same bill on the above mentioned gig I patiently …

Incendiario Fanzine: A scream for liberation from Mexico

Charlie Vásquez 2017, antifa, DIY, Faznzine, Features, hardcore, Mexico, political, punk, Punk News, RASH, review, straight edge, sxe, zine review 0 Comments

READ FANZINES HATE FASCISM When did punk become really punk and not just a fashion statement? What are you rebelling against? How can a punk scene truly be one if it is depoliticized? What’s the impact of the lyrics on you? These are some of the questions that Incendiario Fanzine tries to answer on their first four issues; with album reviews, …

Bastos – Second Favourite Person

DIY Conspiracy 2017, DIY, emo, Punk News, review, Reviews, romania, screamo 0 Comments

Artists: Bastos Title: Second Favourite Person Release: Digital Year: 2017 Label: DIY Romania’s saddest boys Bastos are back! This time with a full-length and no longer solely instrumental. Second Favourite Person has been out just for a few days but we already cried a few times over it. Not just because we’re doing a show for them in Sofia, but because we loved their …

YÖU – We sing the blues…

Mittens XVX 2017, emo, macedonia, post-hardcore, punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, skopje, YÖU 0 Comments

Artist: YÖU Title: We sing the blues… Release: CD, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Deny Records This power trio from Skopje, Macedonia, have finally came out with their debut record and play a style of music best described as a mixture between the Dischord bands ala Ignition and whatever 90’s emo bands you wish to name! The songs are nothing short of consistently radiant, proving …

Sect Mark – Demo

Mittens XVX 2017, demo, italy, noise, punk, Punk News, raw punk, review, Reviews, sect mark 0 Comments

Artist: Sect MarkTitle: DemoRelease: Tape / Digital Year: 2017 Label: Hidden Hands Records From the mighty city of Rome we get 6 songs of frenetic, raw and distorted hardcore punk. The sound reminds of some Japanese bands, especially the vocals. I don’t get the lyrics at all but song titles such as “Medical Reich, “Kissing Rats”, or “Nipples” sound promising. This is exactly the …

dad thighs – The Ghosts That I Fear

Charlie Vásquez 2017, canada, DIY, emo, emotive hardcore, indie emo, Indie Rock, punk, Punk News, review, Reviews, Vancouver 0 Comments

Artist: dad thighs Title: The Ghosts That I Fear Release: Digital / Cassette Year: 2016 Label: Old Press Records How’s the Canadian scene going? Maybe this band from Vancouver could tell us about it with their music. dad thighs (stylized like that) is a fairly new band with an explosive sound that released their first demo back in 2013. That was followed …

Henry Fonda – Front Antinational

Mittens XVX 2017, antifa, fastcore, germany, hardcore punk, henry fonda, powerviolence, Punk News, review, Reviews, thrashcore 0 Comments

Artist: Henry Fonda Title: Front Antinational Release: LP, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Nerdcore Records, Apocaplexy Records Berlin wrecking crew Henry Fonda is back with their second full-length called “Front Antinational”, which means antifascist militancy to the bone. The record takes off with the title track featuring the coolest guy Hugues of Puzzle Records singing his Oi! part in French before it all turns into a full-bore hardcore …