Damien Moyal (Culture, Shai Hulud, As Friends Rust, Morning Again, On Bodies, Damien Done)
"I remember hearing Ozzy’s 'Flying High Again,' and realizing at that moment that I was born to be bad."
Best Beatdown Hardcore Bands
Bust out your old basketball jersey and get ready for more breakdowns than you can handle!
Ryan Frederiksen (Dust Moth, These Arms Are Snakes, Nineironspitfire, Narrows)
The guitarist on Seattle hardcore, working with Jade Tree, and his latest adventure.
Video Premiere: Triobelisk, “Zoneplex”
Frodus mastermind Shelby Cinca brings the worlds of '80s role-playing games and synthpop together.
Song of the Day
Shinobi, “Locked and Loaded,” from Demo (Self-Released, 2016)
Philly duo cranks out super raw, stripped down grunge rock tunes...
Mike De Lorenzo (Sheer Terror, Serpico, Kill Your Idols, Milhouse, Enrage, C.R.)
From hardcore to melodic punk to powerviolence to Oi! and everything in between with the guitarist.
Best Male AOR Singers
If we have to explain what Album-Oriented Rock is, you probably shouldn't bother clicking this article.
Catastrophic Visions: Industrial Noise in 1990s Peru
Digging deep into some of South America's harshest sounds.
Mina Caputo: The Love Hard Convo
"Through music, I get to hold a mirror up to people. I want them to experience the romance of life."
Burn, ...From the Ashes (Bridge Nine Records, 2016)
Hardcore boundary-busters return with a new EP.
Tracy Wilson (Positive No, Dahlia Seed, Ringfinger)
The singer reflects on her early years, and looks forward with her current work.
True Love, Heaven's Too Good for Us (Bridge Nine Records, 2016)
The long-awaited debut full-length from this Detroit straight edge crew is finally unleashed.
Connor Lovat-Fraser (Boys Night Out)
"I wish I had taken more time to enjoy the ride while the band was going strong back in the day..."
A Pithy Discourse on the Postmodern Imperative Behind Shitty Music
While there is entertainment in bad music, few can deny its corrosive effects on the social polity...
Sumac, What One Becomes (Thrill Jockey, 2016)
Members of Botch, Isis, and Russian Circles deliver a cerebral beating disguised as an album.
Al Quint (Suburban Voice Zine)
The hardcore punk stalwart on Krishnacore, Paul Bearer, and his musical obsessions.
Cris McCarthy (Silent Scream, Dark Angel)
Revisiting the guitarist's days with Silent Scream, Dark Angel, and more...