Full of Hell – Full of Hell & Merzbow

Full of Hell collaborates with Japanese noise figurehead Merzbow on their latest album.

Full of Hell & Merzbow – “Blue Litmus”

Powerviolence outfit Full of Hell has been making a name for themselves over the past few years with some pretty brutal full-length recordings, but their interests reach outside of the dismal worlds of sludge metal, grindcore, and hardcore punk. In a series of EPs I believe they’ve been dropping since 2011, the band actually indulges in some experiments in noise music–not to imply that their LPs aren’t noisy hellstorms, though.

With a healthy interest in the abrasive, the band has invited none other than Merzbow to participate in their latest collection of songs, adding some head-splitting feedback shots and distortion walls to the band’s already aggressive collection of blast beats and punishing guitars.

Give a listen to the track “Blue Litmus” above, which sounds like Full of Hell as usual, but with a bit more noise peppered in between the riffs.

Six Brew Bantha – Intravenously Commodified

Victoria band Six Brew Bantha will be dropping a new record later this year titled Intravenously Commodified, but you can stream it now via the widget above. If you’re in the market for some crusty, unforgiving grindcore and powerviolence, well, you don’t need to look any further than the nine songs streaming above. What Six Brew Bantha doesn’t have in dynamics, they make up for in unrelenting ugly. From the filthy guitar tones to the ear-popping snap of the drummer’s snare, there isn’t a corner of this album left uncovered in grime.

Dead In The Dirt – The Blind Hole

This new Dead In the Dirt album features a fantastically heavy mix, making it some of the most pummeling grindcore and powerviolence you’ll hear this year–even if a number of tracks here come off as slightly unmemorable.



Stream: Dead In the Dirt – “No Chain”

The Atlanta, GA powerviolence trio DEAD IN THE DIRT is certainly an intriguing up-and-comer in the world of extreme music. The band pulls together some truly unrelenting and pummeling grindcore and powerviolence tunes, but all while advocating a straight-edge and vegan code of ethics.

Above, you can stream a song from the outfit’s forthcoming debut, The Blind Hole, due for release on August 6th via Southern Lord.

Full Of Hell – Rudiments of Mutilation

What Full of Hell’s new album doesn’t have it length, it makes up for in compromise–or the lack of it, really. The band’s abrasive combination of hardcore punk, sludge metal, and powerviolence is up to bat again on their second full-length, Rudiments of Mutilation, which is out now via A398 Recordings. Stream it via the widget above, and enjoy!

Nails – Abandon All Life

On Nails’ sophomore release, the band makes a series of slight improvements to their already extreme sound.


False Light- Self-Titled

False light is conjuring nothing but blast beats and corpses on this new EP of theirs, which is available as a free download right now on Bandcamp. Try it out via the widget above.

Ghostlimb- Confluence

On Confluence, Ghostlimb brings some blisteringly fast, loud, and aggressive post-hardcore, which is evenly mixed with elements of metal music, too. Stream the album above, and grab it for five bones on Bandcamp.

Beau Navire- Lumens

An extremely noisy and abrasive mix of post-hardcore, screamo, and powerviolence coming off this new album from Beau Navire. Something I think Loma Prieta fans would take to pretty quickly. While these guys do showcase a lot of volume and aggression, there’s a lotta passion and melody hidden away in the chaos created by this Oakland outfit. Stream this group’s new album, Lumens, via the widget above.