March 27, 2015


The Week in Hardcore: War on Women, Gallows, Sworn Enemy and More

Marc Broussely/Redferns via Getty Images
Marc Broussely/Redferns via Getty Images

U.K. volume abusers Gallows have dropped a video for “Mystic Death,” a track from their forthcoming Desolation Sounds album. "I think the album sounds really fearless," guitarist Laurent Barnard told NME earlier this year. "It's the sound of a band that's comfortable with playing music together, rather than trying to fit into a certain scene or zeitgeist or any preconceived notion of what the band should be.” Desolation Sounds will arrive in stores on April 14 via Bridge Nine. Check out the "Mystic Death" video here:

Ceremony has announced the upcoming release of The L-Shaped Man, their third studio album. Arriving in stores on May 19 via Matador Records, the album was produced by Rocket from the Crypt’s John Reis. The decade-old California group has always taken artistic chances with their songwriting, and two new tracks, “The Separation” and “The Understanding," mine ‘80s post-punk and dream pop for an all-new sonic attack. Spin 'em here:

Sworn Enemy premiered their “No Mercy” music video earlier this week. The Derek Soto–directed clip features performance footage of the Queens, N.Y. band interlaced with scenes from various street riots from all over the globe. Sworn Enemy are also gearing up for a U.S. headlining tour that kicks off in April. Wretched, Dark Sermon and Hammer Fight are also coming along for the ride. Watch the clip:

Bridge Nine’s War on Women unveiled their new video for “Glass City.” The song’s lyrics deal with the gender wage gap. The video features and pays tribute to working women in the band’s hometown of Baltimore. War on Women even managed to get Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to appear in the clip:

Other news:

L.A.’s Rotting Out has broken up. (Lambgoat)

Malfunction has signed with Bridge Nine and is currently in the studio working on their full-length debut, Fear of Failure, at GCR Audio Recording Studios with Jay Zubricky. (Punk News)

Upstate N.Y. metalcore greats All Out War will release their Dying Gods EP this summer. Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Buried Alive) engineered and produced the sessions. (Metal Underground)

Hundredth has posted a video sneak peek of their forthcoming album on Hopeless Records, Free. (YouTube)

Hollow Earth has signed with Good Fight Music. The Michigan outfit features former Shai Hulud vocalist Mike Moniyhan and bassist Steve Muczynski. (The PRP)