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The Week In Hardcore: Counterparts, All Out War, Cancer Bats and More

All the latest tunes, music videos, and news from the hxc scene

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Chrome Over Brass (May 11)

Chrome Over Brass is the brainchild of Alex Garcia-Rivera, drummer of American Nightmare. A highly regarded drum technician, Garcia-Rivera has worked on albums by Converge, Coliseum, Beastmilk and more. Also known for his drumming work as a touring member for Cold Cave, Saves the Day, Shelter and many others, Chrome Over Brass is a true DIY project. Garcia-Rivera's upcoming album under the band name finds him recording at his own Mystic Valley Studio, a fully analog studio he built with his own hands. 

Each song is comprised of one complete drum performance on a simple five-piece drum set (also made by Garcia-Rivera) with no digital editing. Guitar and bass tracks were recorded in singular takes, a true rarity in today's cut-and-paste music world. Deathwish Inc. will announce a release date for the Chrome Over Brass album shortly.

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All Out War (May 12)

Upstate New York hardcore vets All Out War just released a track called “Nothing Left to Bleed” from their forthcoming Dying Gods EP. Due out on June 23 from the folks at Organized Crime Records, the EP was produced by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Suicide Silence). Check out the insanity of "Nothing Left to Bleed" below.

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Cancer Bats (May 13)

Cancer Bats are back and as nasty as ever. The Canadian punks recently released an album called Searching for Zero and now they've partnered with Exclaim! Music to bring to the world a searing live performance of "True Zero," a track from said album. The clip was filmed during Cancer Bats' in-store appearance at Kops Records, a Toronto record store.

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Counterparts (May 14)

Counterparts have revealed July 24 as the release date for their forthcoming album, Tragedy Will Find Us. The record will be the band's first full-length for Pure Noise Records. Fans of the Canadian outfit can check out the group's video for "Burn," a track from the album. 

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Tau Cross (May 14)

Tau Cross, the band featuring Rob Miller of Amebix, Michel "Away" Langevin of Voivod, Jon Misery of Misery and Andy Lefton of War-Plague has offered up a full stream of their eponymous debut album. The group formed in 2013 and recorded their album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries. Tau Cross will hit stores on  May 19 via Relapse Records and can be streamed below.


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Serious ‘Awww’ moment. One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson gave some major brotherly love to sister Lottie at the launch party for her Nails Inc X Lips Inc Matchbox collection in London. On Instagram, Louis even wrote her a sweet congratulatory message "So proud of my sis last night :) well done Lots. Love you.” Awww!