AUDIO: Carcass Toss’ “Suicide Wolf”

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From Halifax, Nova Scotia is a band called Carcass Toss, whose brand of metal punk (call it punk metal if that is your preference) is raw, rugged, and nasty sounding, and I mean nasty in a good way. They’ve released their first tape simply called Demo I and if it moves people, maybe they’ll do a Demo II or decide to take things to a higher level. The tapes can be purchased directly from Von Frost Records.

RECORD CRACK: New Iron Reagan EP to be released in three different color variations

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Originally released as a flexi-disc, Iron Reagan decided to press up the Spoiled Identity (A389) in a professional fashion and not just release a standard black vinyl edition, but two it in two more color variations, gold and black, with a screenprint on the B-side of the record. This means the 13 songs on the record (which includes two previously unreleased tracks) are on the A-side and you can only play the A-side. The etching on the B-side will look like this.
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The record was made available to pre-order last week and can be done through A389 Records or below via Bandcamp.

The group are currently on tour, going through North America for February. They’ll take a month off before heading to Australia, leading to another break before heading to Europe:

February 6… Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
February 7… Worcester, MA (Palladium) *
February 8… Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance Theater) *
February 9… Cleveland, OH (Agora Ballroom) *
February 10… Chicago, IL (Reggie’s) *
February 11… Minneapolis, MN (Amsterdam) *
February 12… Winnipeg, MB (The Zoo)
February 13… Regina, SK (The Exchange)
February 14… Calgary, AB (Republik)
February 15… Edmonton, AB (Starlite Room)
February 17… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theater) **
February 18… Seattle, WA (Studio Seven) #
February 19… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater)
February 20… Oakland, CA (Metro) ##
February 21… Fresno, CA (Strummers) ##
February 22… Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
February 23… Tempe, AZ (Club Red) ##
February 24… Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater) ##
February 25… Denver, CO (Summit Music Hall) ##
February 26… Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater) ##
February 27… Dallas, TX (Gas Monkey) ##
February 28… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s) ##
April 7… Wollongong, New South Wales (Yours and Owls)
April 8… Brisbane, Queensland (Crowbar)
April 9… Newcastle, New South Wales (Cambridge Hotel)
April 10… Sydney, New South Wales (Bald Face Stag)
April 11… Melbourne, Victoria (The Tote)
June 18-20… Copenhagen, Denmark (Copenhell 2015)
June 19… Clisson, France (Hellfest)
June 25… Milano, Italy (Solomacello Festival)
July 7… Tabor, Czech Republic (Mighty Sounds)
July 18… Albi, France (Xtreme Fest)

* w/ Ringworm
# w/ Theories
** w/ Dayglo Abortions
## w/ Phobia

RECORD CRACK: Rectal Hygenics release “Cold Meat” 7″

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“Cold Meat” and “Hoard Of Violence” are two Rectal Hygenics tracks released digitally in September, but now you’re able to pick a physical copy up in the form of a 7″ single on the Diseased Audio label. Order a copy or two by clicking here.

REVIEW: Rectal Hygienics’ “Even The Flies Won’t Touch You”

Rectal Hygienics When you form a band and you end up choosing Rectal Hygienics as your moniker, it’s safe to say you’re not going to do any love songs. Even The Flies Won’t Touch You is a 7-track album that will get into the nerves of most listeners, as this isn’t easy to listen to. For everyone else, imagine Venom if they were influenced by Buzzov•en and Eyehategod. Now imagine them getting even more ruthless. The lyrics are as demented and twisted as anything you’ve ever heard, and yet if you take away the heaviness of it all, some of it comes off quite humorous in its own way, perhaps unintentionally. Either that, or these guys don’t mind trying to be funny in the name of sounding ultra violent. If this is music meant to represent the filth of the world and the filthy, it’s a perfect soundtrack.

(Even The Flies Won’t Touch You is available on cassette from Depravity. Digital fiends can check it out by clicking their Bandcamp page.)

SOME STUFFS: Wolves At Bay to go on two week tour

Those Connecticut kids known as Wolves At Bay will be hitting the road this Saturday just for the hell of it!

Well, they also have music and merchandise to sell, and their album is called Only A Mirror. If you love your punk and hardcore with a bit of metal and a slight pop edge (but not overly so, just the proper harmonies at all the right moments), you’ll enjoy what they do, and you can take a listen with the Bandcamp player below. For vinyl junkies, you may purchase the album here.


The tour will take them along the East Coast and parts of the south and mid-west”

January 14 – Richmond, VA @ Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
January 15 – Greensboro, NC @ The Karate Dungeon
January 16 – Charleston, SC @ TBA
January 17 – Columbia, SC @ Bey’s
January 18 – Decatur, AL @ Planet Avalon
January 19 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlies
January 20 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Here Today Gone Tomorrow
January 21 – Rosenberg, TX @ The Shed
January 22 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
January 23 – Dallas, TX @ Queen City Tattoo
January 24 – Tulsa, OK @ The Art House
January 25 – Conway, AR @ Soundstage
January 26 – Knoxville, TN @ The Longbranch Saloon
January 27 – Kokomo, IN @ House Show
January 28 – Kent, OH @ Euro Gyro