April 24, 2015


The Week in Hardcore: Comeback Kid, Bitter End, True Love and More

Avihai Levy
Avihai Levy

One of the best tracks to hit the internet this week was Comeback Kid’s snotty cover of Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissings.” The song was recorded during the sessions for the Canadian band’s latest album, Die Knowing. "We've sat on the song for over a year now and were able to include it in the Rain City Sessions + 1 Record Store Day 10 inch,” said singer Andrew Neufeld. Comeback Kid is gearing up for a European tour which will also include European Bane and My Iron Lung on the bill. Stream “Territorial Pissings” below to get your mosh on:

Texas metallic hardcore troupe Bitter End unveiled “String of Betrayal,” a track from their forthcoming Illusions of Dominance album. The album was produced by Terror drummer Nick Jett and will corrupt record stores on June 30 via the gang at Deathwish Inc. Get caught up in the madness of “String of Betrayal” here:

Billy Club Sandwich has announced a DVD collection, Japan Suspects Tour, to be released on May 12 via Dead City Records. Featuring over 70-minutes, the DVD features the veteran Bronx NYHC foursome performing live, along with, rare, behind-the-scenes lost tour footage, music videos, bonus footage and more of the band in the Land of the Rising Sun. In the meantime, feast your eyes on "Bottom of the Barrel" from Billy Club Sandwich's 2008 album, The Usual Suspects:

Straight-edge hardcore act True Love has joined the Bridge Nine roster. Taking inspiration from late '80s youth crew and early ‘00s hardcore, the Michigan act formed in 2013, quickly issuing their debut EP, A Floral Note, on Mayfly Records a few months later. True Love followed that up with last year's New Young Gods mini-album for REACT! Records. The quintet is currently writing their first proper full-length and will be heading into Bricktop Studios (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos) with Andy Nelson in Chicago, Illinois, at the beginning of July to track the album. Watch a True Love live performance from earlier this year below:

No Warning, Expire, All Out War and Harm’s Way are among the acts scheduled to at Heart Fest 9 in Canada. The lineup announced so far also includes Stigmata, Homewrecker, GIVE, Eternal Sleep, Get the Shot, Cross Me, Iron Golem, Nuke and Detain. It'll take place September 4 - 6 at the Legion Royale Canadienne in Gatineau, Ottawa. Presale tickets are available here. Check out some 2014 live No Warning footage to get you psyched for Heart Fest here:

More news:

North Carolina hardcore up and comers Attalus just signed with Facedown Records. (Alternative Press)

Director Ian McFarland has launched a Kickstarter to help fund The Godfathers of Hardcore, a full-length documentary on Agnostic Front. (Kickstarter)

The Banner and Old Wounds have teamed up on Only the Dead Know Jersey, a split release coming out in May on Good Fight Music. (The PRP)

Comprised of members of Harm's Way, Chicago trio Wolfnote will release their self-titled debut EP on June 9th via Head2Wall Records. (American Aftermath)

Hundredth premiered their video for "Unravel" from their forthcoming Free album on Hopeless Records. (YouTube)