Archive for the ‘Specific Band Report’ Category

Stabler – The Squadroom

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Stabler CD cover

Stabler CD cover

With a name like Stabler, you’d likely expect some no-nonsense, straight to the point enforcement. Well, if you’re a fan of Law & Order: SVU that is. If you’re both a fan of that and hardcore, then you’re in luck as Louisville’s Stabler bring you 10 tracks of straight forward thrashing hardcore with their new release The Squadroom. The songs were recorded by Mike Stewart of the House of Wax and mixed/mastered by Sean Collier. If you’re into the songs, you can see Stabler at Spinelli’s Downtown on Sunday, March 17th with Shook Like Dead Men (OH), They Came Bearing Arms, and Hallows. Keep on the look out for some more soon afterwards and potentially for a limited edition CD of this record at those shows.

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Stabler : The Squadroom download on Mediafire

Neighbor s/t

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Neighbor - s/t Neighbor has released a new record which is now available via Bandcamp or CD. The self-titled release has 10 songs.

it’s impressive how powerfully and rapidly the album slams open and never fucking subsides its push.

Recorded by Trip at Treehouse Audio last year, the album sees full time members Adam Kirby, Aaron Sortman, and Sean Gardner team up with Bob Scott on a couple of tracks. It starts off heavy and never lets up, with pouding, driving drums at just the right tempo as to not feel rushed nor feel complacent and guitar/bass tones fleshing out the distortion-heavy volume worship that has formed many local band’s sounds the past 10 years or so. A couple of spots remind me of some earlier Lords material, which I mean, and which I’d hope they’d take, as a compliment.

Neighbor will be playing a release show TONIGHT with Anwar Sadat at Z-Bar. Also playing will be Rogue Vogue from Chicago and the OK DeeJays presumably after the bands.

Neighbor is a heavy band with some heavy thoughts on their mind.

– Peter Berkowitz via LEO

New Coliseum Video – Black Magic Punks

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Coliseum has released a new video from their upcoming “Sister Faith” album. The song is called Black Magic Punks and was shot/directed by Max Moore.

Trigger Men demo posted

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Trigger Men demo cover

Trigger Men demo cover

There’s a new band out there to keep up with – The Trigger Men. And they’ve posted up a new demo on Bandcamp. Trigger Men consists of a chunk of Written Off (Meg Morgan, Chris Miles, and Scott Holston) along with Keith Lucious and Brandon Burdine from Indianapolis. Keith says “Chris and I live together and were all on the same page musically so it’s been a fun way to kill time”. With Brandon living up in Indy, some of the details will probably take a bit to nail down, but they’re talking about doing some weekends when possible and will definitely be playing shows here, Indy, and anywhere in between.

I give it a three thumbs up and a destroyed L5/S1 disc.


Coliseum – Sister Faith teaser

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Coliseum has recently uploaded a little teaser video for their upcoming full length release on Temporary Residence entitled Sister Faith. Not only that, but they’re gearing up for some new (as of yet unannounced) touring now that they’ve just signed a deal with Panache Booking. For future booking, hit up John Bohannon.