Westpoint, Westpoint (Triple-B Records, 2016)
The sonic spirit of '90s Revelation Records and Sub Pop lives through this new record.
My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor, by Keith Morris and Jim Ruland (Da Capo Press, 2016)
With a career fronting Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Off!, he's got quite a story to tell.
10 Worst Metal Songs Ever
Picking a bone with these 10 artists for making truly terrible heavy metal...
Ras Kass, Soul on Ice: Revisited (Blackhouse Records, 2016)
The underground '90s rap gem gets the reissue treatment with extra goodies that satisfy.
1993: The Year of Death Metal Albums With Killer Groove Parts
These records deserve to be worshipped for their dedication to the art of the mid-tempo stomp.
Track Premiere: Reserving Dirtnaps, “Total War”
A short, powerful, to-the-point slab of vicious metallic hardcore from Memphis, TN's Reserving Dirtnaps.
45 Adapters, They Call it Justice (Contra Records/Longshot Music, 2016)
NYC's premier maximum R&B/Oi! outfit drops some new vinyl with purpose.
Album Premiere: Ancress, Victoria/Jeiunium
Chaos reigns on this unholy assault of metallic hardcore.
Truth & Rights, Lies & Slights (My Reality Entertainment, 2016)
Leeway's Eddie Sutton and a cast of unsung all-stars drop an instant best-of-the-year candidate.
Track Premiere: Ache, “Fade Away”
Hardcore scene vets combine their talents for maximum sonic destruction.
Primal Rite, Complex Life of Passion (Grave Mistake Records, 2016)
Current and ex-members of Busted Outlook, Profile, and Face the Rail drop a hardcore gem.
The Street in Front of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
The Ramones Way: every future punk's most-wanted block to live on!
Curran Reynolds (Body Stuff, Wetnurse, Today is the Day, Music Publicist)
"My favorite book in junior high was A Clockwork Orange."
Song of the Day
Ulf Cederlund and the Swarm of Souls, “Alone Again” (2016)
The Swedish death metal legend gets slow, strange, and sludgy...
Scorpions, Live in Munich 2012 (Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2016)
Not many deep cuts included in the setlist, but the band reminds us why they're legends.
Track Premiere: Body Stuff, “World of Men”
Get your post-punk dance party on with this filthy cut from the NYC outfit.
Cult Classics (Part Two)
Dive a little deeper into some of the more obscure sonic artifacts left by some of the odder religious orders...