D.R.I, Ghoul, Phobia Live In Philadelphia (5/21/15)

This past Thursday I headed to Philly’s intimate Voltage Lounge to catch a stacked lineup with Phobia, Ghoul, and DRI all playing, who were on their way to Maryland Death Fest.  Due to traffic I got to the venue a bit late and missed the two openers, but got there right as Phobia was playing their opening chords.  I battled through the sea of denim vests and long hair to the front for Phobia. Phobia: I’ve been a fan of Phobia ever since I saw […]

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Pig Destroyer – Prowler In The Yard (For fans of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Wormrot, Rotten Sound)

I consider it a wasted opportunity: back in the mid 2000s (ten years ago fuuuuck) I lived down in Virginia for school, and would often head down to Richmond for some awesome punk shows.  I remember constantly seeing the name Pig Destroyer on fliers for upcoming shows, but never bothered to check them out.  If only I had a time machine so I can go back in time and slap the shit out of myself. I’ve been listening to Pig Destroyer a lot lately, particularly […]

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DS-13 – Thrash And Burn (For fans of Cut The Shit, Bones Brigade, LxExAxRxNx)

When you think of fast thrashy skate punk, I’m going to guess Sweden isn’t probably the first place that comes to mind, but after listening to DS-13 (short for Demon System 13) that might change.  These Umeå, Sweden punks certainly do their home country justice with their release of Thrash and Burn. Thrash and Burn is a quick listen with 10 songs finishing in a mere 7 minutes, but with their scathing, adrenaline junkie fueled punk rock, anything more would probably result in an overdose. […]

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The Exploited – Fuck The System (For fans of The Casualties, The Unseen, GBH)

The Exploited are one of the more well known punk bands from the 80s, with their debut “Punk’s Not Dead” released back in 1981 and influencing countless other bands.  However in 2003, these Scottish punks released a new album entitled Fuck The System completely departing from the more classic punk sound, and I’m going to warn you now: it’s not for the faint of heart. Fuck The System is a heavy, thrash influenced, defiant, circle pit inspiring 13 songs.  Blending aggressive street punk with some […]

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R.A.M.B.O – Wall Of Death The System (For fans of Crucial Unit, DS-13, Municipal Waste)

When you think Philly hardcore, the first bands that probably come to mind are Paint It Black or Kid Dynamite… and rightfully so, those guys are fucking awesome.  One Philly hardcore band that often gets overlooked though are thrashcore dudes R.A.M.B.O, and their first full length Wall Of Death The System is a 28 song blitz that lasts but a mere 34 minutes. With song titles such as “Ian Mackaye Is My Savior, Not Jesus” and “Circle That ‘A’, Motherfucker”, R.A.M.B.O isn’t exactly the most […]

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Propagandhi – Failed States (For Fans of SNFU, Good Riddance, Bigwig)

When it comes to Propagandhi, people are split into three distinct groups.  You have those who are fucking obsessed, those who only dig their early stuff (Less Talk More Rock, How To Clean Everything), and those who don’t like Propagandhi at all and their opinion is irrelevant.  I am in the obsessed category, and completely fucking loved their 2009 release of Supporting Caste and wasn’t sure if Failed States would hold up.  With 15 new songs (12 if you get the regular version, but the […]

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Municipal Waste Live In Philly (6/25/12)

Last night I headed to Philly’s new(ish) Union Transfer to go see Richmond party fuck thrashers, Municipal Waste.  I wasn’t sure how seeing them at Union Transfer would be (a relatively large venue compared to most places they play), but the place made sure to make it seem as intimate as possible without barricades… oh and there is air conditioning there, so won’t argue that. Municipal Waste: I wound up showing up pretty late, missing everyone except for the Waste.  These guys are up there […]

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Municipal Waste – Scion EP (For fans of Crucial Unit, DRI, ANS)

I just found out that the other night Andrew WK played “I Get Wet” here in Philly in it’s entirety, and I HAD NO FUCKING IDEA!!!  It’s a sad day for partying, indeed.  Good thing today, party crossover thrashers Municipal Waste released a teaser EP through Scion A/V (wait what?) Yeah.  You read that right.  Richmond’s Municipal Waste put out a 2 song EP (although calling 2 songs an EP is a stretch) through Scion Audio Visual.  It features one song from their upcoming The […]

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