Gogol Bordello is Gypsy folk-punk band. Members are immigrants from Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Ethiopia, Ecuador (and some other nationalities), now they all live in NYC. They sing in multiple languages, have all kinds of instruments and do amazing shows - cabarets. Band started to play in 1999.
Here's their last full length called Super Taranta!
The singer of the band was acting in the movie called Everything Is Illuminated about a Jewish man going to Ukraine to search for a woman who saved his grandfather. Good movie, you should watch it.
So, if you like Eastern European and Gypsy music, you'll enjoy this record.
Posted by ginger at 9:51 PM
Some time ago I posted 2 records of Demon System 13 : For The Kids, Not The Business and Vad Vet Vi Om Kriget? Just to remind everyone, D.S. 13 is from Sweden, plays thrashy fast hard core.
The record Killed By The Kids released in 2001 has raw thrash sound of bands from the early '80's.
download Killed By The Kids here
Posted by ginger at 5:06 PM
Black Cobra's from California. Only 2 guys play in that band - drummer and guitar player. But they play massive and raw doom with sludge.
Here's the last release : Feather And Stone.
Posted by ginger at 10:59 AM
Project X was a straight edge hard core project band in late '80's of Porcell ( Youth Of Today, Judge, now as well Shelter), Schreifels ( Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today...), Siegler ( Side By Side, Youth Of Today, Judge...) and Brown (Gorilla Biscuits, Side By Side). The band started coz Porcell and Brown wanted to include in their zine Schism a 7" with songs of NYC bands, but they couldn't get any so they decided to form a project band to record 5 songs for the 7". And here it is!
Posted by ginger at 3:36 PM
Razlog Za is a legendary hard core band from Croatia. They played old school, with some melodies, with a bit of crust and thrash... Good Eastern European stuff! This band was a big influence for many other ex-Yugoslavian bands. Many played their covers, there's as well tribute to Razlog Za...
Here's sorta discography with almost all of the songs the band released.
Posted by ginger at 3:08 PM
Coalesce (from Kansas City) plays kinda chaotic, but very technical hardcore, almost mathcore. Metallic riffs, distorted bass, time and tempo changes, brutal , heavy and noisy. Coalesce!
Here's Give Them Rope, She Said cd (2004), which is remixed and remastered Give Them Rope from '98. And Functioning on Impatience cd. Give Them Rope has the best cover I've ever seen. The artwork is amazing!
download here Give Them Rope
download here Functioning On Impatience
P.S. Just to mention - Coalesce made a split EP with Napalm Death.
Posted by ginger at 4:53 PM
Holy Molar's from San Diego and the band features (again) members of The Locust, Some Girls, Das Oath, Swing Kids, Charles Bronson and so on... The music is sorta The Locust style...
Here's Cavity Search 7" EP and The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth, 3" cd.
download here The Whole Tooth
download here cavity Search
Posted by ginger at 3:34 PM
This is really interesting band. Features members of so many bands that's hard to count all of them, so I'll mention only few of them : XO Skeletons, The Locust, American Nightmare, Give Up The Ghost, Unbroken, Swing Kids, Holy Molar... seems like those guys played in every San Diego band.
They started to play in 2001 and broke up only few months ago.
Some Girls play mix of hard core, noise core, spastic hard core with chaotic rhythm, and even some grind. Hard to explain...
Here are 2 records. All My Friends Are Going Death (released in 2003) is compilation of 2 EPs, and some unreleased songs. The DNA Will Have It's Say it's EP from 2005. Enjoy! I know you will!
download The DNA here
download All My Friends here
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Bloodlet from Florida, was formed from ashes of sxe band called Solid Answer. The music they played was then called evil-core. It's blend of doom metal, sludge and hardcore. Band was active between 1992-2003.
Eclectic is first full length which contains the first 4 demos.
Posted by ginger at 2:33 PM
Ink & Dagger was this crazy vampire-themed band from Philly, that was active in the '90's.
Musically it was kinda post-hardcore with aggressive DC punk, with noisecore, techno touch, experimental, psychedelic hardcore.
Here I have for you 4 releases : Drive This Seven-Inch Wooden Stake Through My Philadelphia Heart, Sensations EP, The Fine Art of Original Sin and split 7" with Le Shock.
download here The Fine Art...
download Sensations here
download here Drive This...
download here the split
Posted by ginger at 12:20 PM
Old Man Gloom is sorta recording project featuring members of Isis, Cave In, Zozorba, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Converge. Christmas s is 4th full length. It took 3 years to record this album, but surely the wait has been worth it. 13 songs from this record are very musically diverse, having shifts of moods and styles. Sludge with apocalyptic blast, with psychedelic ambient... epic!
Posted by ginger at 11:40 AM
Enzweck comes from Japan and plays fast melodic hardcore with touch of metal and furious screaming vocals.
Here I have 4 releases of Endzweck : A Farewell To Arms, which is 2nd mini album, Strange Love Or: How Those Learned To Stop Warring And Love Bombs, which is discography of stuff recorded between 2001-2004, The Grapes of Wrath - 1st full length and The Naked and The Dead which is 2nd full length and so far last release.
download Strange Love here
download A Farewell To Arms here
download The Grapes of Wrath here
download The Naked and The Dead here
Posted by ginger at 10:44 AM
5ive from Boston plays kinda sludgy, experimental post rock, instrumental, psychedelic, massive, stoner music. Here I post the 3rd full length Hesperus, from march 2008. Ah, this record is so good!!
There are only 2 members of the band, drummer and guitar player. Rest of the instruments are played at shows and records by "rented" musicians, like for example bass player of Isis...
It's gigantic! You won't regret downloading it.
Posted by ginger at 10:08 PM
Here's another band from Umea, Sweden - Meshuggah. It's very difficult to describe what kinda music the band plays, coz it's mix of many genres, from thrash and death metal, thru mathcore, progressive metal and even some jazz fusion.
Here I have 2 albums : Catch 33 from from 2005 and last record ObZen from 2008.
download Catch 33 here
download ObZen here
Posted by ginger at 2:31 PM
And here's another post about Cult Of Luna, the band from Umea, Sweden. Previously I posted here Salvation, now it's time for last release of Cult Of Luna called Somewhere Along the Highway from 2006.
Posted by ginger at 2:10 PM
Cursed is an awesome band from Canada, that started to play in 2001. Cursed features members of Swarm, Left For Dead, The Black Hand and so on.... Musically Cursed is thrashy, sludgy hard core, very heavy, slow and aggressive.
The 3rd full length is called Architects of Troubled Sleep and it's pretty fresh release, coz it went out in March 2008.
Posted by ginger at 1:34 PM
I already posted 2 releases of Envy, this post-hard core, screamo band from Japan, Angel's Curse Whispered In The Edge Of Despair and split with Yaphet Kotto and This Machine Kills. But I see that Envy is downloaded pretty often, so I decided to post a bit more stuff:
Breathing And Dying In This Place full length from 1996, I think it's the first release of the band, All The Footprints You've Ever Left And The Fear Expecting Ahead full length from 2001, A Dead Sinking Story full length from 2003 and Abyssal a mini album from 2007 what's so far last release.
download Breathing And Dying In This Place here
download Abyssal here
download All The Footprints here
download A Dead Sinking Story here
Posted by ginger at 12:50 AM
Children Of Fall was a Swedish hard core band that started in late 90's after Serene broke up. I can't really describe in few words their music, mainly coz every record is different. The first 2 albums are pretty aggressive and a bit chaotic with big dose of metal. But the last album Bonjour Tristesse is slower and has some of Isis influence. People like to call it emo, but I'm not sure if that's exactly what's the record is about. Dunno...
download here Riding a Broken Vehicle
download here Ignition For Poor Hearts
download here Bonjour Tristesse
website doesn't work.
Posted by ginger at 12:23 AM
And here's again something special! Complete discocrappy of Charles Bronson, a super fast thrash punk band from Chicago, USA. So sad that the band existed only for 3 years (1994-1997), but those 3 short years were enough to bring Charles Bronson to be a legend.
Here is all the stuff that band ever released : songs from demos, splits and so on. The discography contains ... 123 songs! 21 last songs on that discocrappy were unreleased.
This band's so much fun! It'll make you smile.
Posted by ginger at 11:52 PM
I'm pretty sure that The Dillinger Escape Plan doesn't need much introduction, so only few words. DEP comes from New Jersey and plays mathcore with some post-hardcore parts here and there, even though last record Ire Works is a bit more experimental than other stuff the band recorded.
Here's all the full lengths of DEP : Calculating Infinity (1999), Miss Machine (2004) and Ire Works (2007). And 2 EPs, s/t from 1997 and Irony Is A Dead Scene from 2002, featuring Mike Patton.
download here Miss Machine
download here s/t EP
download here Irony Is A Dead Scene
download here Ire Works
download here Calculating Infinity
Posted by ginger at 10:59 PM
XO Skeletons is this amazing band that plays digital hard core, techno, electro, ah...I really don't know how to describe it. But I love it!
Usually I don't like that much this mix (well, I'm not a big fan of electro nor techno) but this band really got me. It's damn catchy.
The band features members of Give Up The Ghost, Some Girls, American Nightmare and Hatebreed.
Here is the 7" Asthmagasm and an album called Bored By Heaven. Really good shit! You gotta check it out.
download 7" here
download Bored By Heaven here
Posted by ginger at 10:54 AM
Subsistencia was anarcho- punk band from Los Angeles. The singer was as well in Tragatelo. It was political band that thru the music was spreading a message about anarchism, veganism, femilism, drug free, Zapatista, etc. The music was mix of pre-hispanic instruments and the "nowadays" instruments.
Here is the only full length the band released called Nuestra Tierra Anahuac. They released as well one more split, that I'm gonna post here later.
Posted by ginger at 10:20 AM
Here is an EP compilation for you. 12 bands from 8 countries, grind, thrash, crust and power violence.
RAINBOW OF DEATH- (France)
NETJAJEV SS- (Sweden)
LOW FAT- (Thailand)
IN DISGUST- (USA)
INSECT WARFARE- (USA)
MATKA TERESA- (Holland)
Posted by ginger at 9:57 AM
I was requested to post Matka Teresa, so here it is. Unfortunately I have only these 2 splits, with F.U.B.A.R. (amazing grind from Holland) and with Fuck On The Beach from Japan. And there are 2 songs of Matka Teresa on the compilation which I'll post after this one.
From what I heard Matka Teresa was formed by Polish guys that live in Holland, the bass player was as well in Olho De Gato. They play power violence with crust influences.
If anyone has some other releases of Matka teresa, please, let me know or post a link. It'll be appreciated. Thanx.
download here split with F.U.B.A.R.
download here split with FxOxBx
Posted by ginger at 9:22 AM
And here I present you straight edge band from Hong Kong! The band formed in 1999 and I think I'm not gonna do any mistake saying that it was the first hard core band that started to play in Hong Kong. The music is somehow mix between old school and new school, with lots of melodies and singing along parts. What's as well cool is that the band has a female singer, that surely knows how to scream. In 2003 the band was touring Europe and so far it was the only tour outside Asia.
King Ly Chee released 2 full length album, one split CD and an EP called Unite Asia, which is the last release - from January 2008, and I post it here.
Lyrics are in English and Chinese.
Here I post the EP in 2 versions - one in Chinese and the other one in English.
download here the Chinese version
download here the English version
Posted by ginger at 1:19 PM
Here is a split tape of Disclose from Japan and Wind Of Pain from Finland. Disclose started to play at the beginning of the 90s. They play Discharge style, not only musically but as well the lyric wise. All the lyrics are about war.
Wind of Pain is sorta crusty d-beat. The drummer used to play in Forca Macabra and in Rytmihäiriö (as well the guitar player was in Rytmihäiriö).
If anyone is interested in listening to more of Disclose, let me know, so I'll post some other of their stuff.
Posted by ginger at 1:10 PM
Destrukcija Stvarnosti is pretty young band from Croatia. They formed in 2006. They said about the kinda music they play : "Musically we play a rough blend of oldschool and modern hardcore with some crusty and melodic influences aside".
I really like the fact they sing in Croatian (except of 2 songs). Lyrics have political message.
Here's the the full length,s/t the band released I think at the end of last year, so it's still pretty fresh. It's the only release so far.
Posted by ginger at 12:03 PM
And here's again something from far far away. Vassline is hard core metal band from South Korea. As I wrote in the post about The Geeks, the hard core scene in South Korea is mainly about metal, and Vassline is surely one of the best metal bands playing over there. The band has quite a lot of releases. Here is the last release, from 2007, the 3rd full length called Permanence, very good quality metalcore.
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Time for something crazy. The Locust has this very cool combination of grind core and analog synthesizers, superb performance on the stage, costumes, etc. When I saw them first time, I was amazed! Even though that time didn't know if I love them or hate them. They were just so unusual, new and different. But that was looooong time ago...
As well as far as I remember the drummer was playing on the floor and the rest of the members on the stage...
Some guys from The Locust formerly played in political bands like Swing Kids and Struggle and some other that are less interesting.
I wanna post here the full discography of The Locust. In part one will be full length and eps, in part 2 there will be splits with other bands.
Well I'll Be A Monkeys Uncle
The Locust EP
Safety Second Body Last
Follow the Flock, Step in Shit
Flight of the Wounded Locust
Posted by ginger at 5:15 PM