Monday, December 26, 2011

Downfall of Gaia / Vestiges

Starting today Germany's Downfall of Gaia and Virginia / D.C's Vestiges are going to be touring the east coast. Later on next year both bands are going to be doing a tour of Europe and I heard they are supposed to be doing a split too. Fuck yes.

Downfall of Gaia is an amazing crust band. Super heavy, kind of dirty, kind of epic, 100% badass. They have a pretty unique sound because they can be really punk and heavy and then flip it and be all melodic and epic and shit. Overall they tend to stay more on the epic side of the spectrum. I can hear alot of post-rock influence in their tracks. I always love it when heavy bands get a little posty. It looks like their songs tend to be kind of long, which is cool.

Vestiges are just straight up heavy as fuck. Kind of doomy, really metal and melodic, Vestiges don't really seem to be too punk, musically, but instead are living comfortably on the melodic side of the whole heaviest thing you have heard spectrum. They have punk parts though. And a good bit of nice semi-atmospheric post-rock parts. This shit is kind of really evil at times. I havn't heard heavy stuff that was this good in a really long time. Very tastefully organized, and the recording quality is superb.

So yeah, seeing as both these bands are going to be hitting the road together I thought I would give them some much needed attention to attempt to assist in promoting their tour(s), not that they need it though. Both groups are fairly popular, and for good reason: they are amazing. I go to school with one of the Vestiges dudes and he is kind of the man. Obviously, that lil flier thing up there at the top are their dates, and for more specific locations you can check their respective websites and stuff. I know the dates are on facebook. Speeking of facebook, if you are around Maryland you should come to their show in Baltimore, it's going to be a good time. The info and stuff is here.

Below is everything both bands have put out, to the best of my knowledge. There might be a Vestiges demo or something, I don't really know, but homeboy just wanted me to throw their two most recent releases up. I'm pretty sure I have all of Downfall's available material. When both of these bands put new stuff out I will be sure to snag em and share em. Go try and catch this tour. Support these guys in any way you can. You can buy both band's material in a slew of places online, but I would suggest you get that shit on tour so they can get that gas money.



----- VESTIGES -----

The Descent of Man

Vestiges / Ghaust

Casa de Diversion Compilation

Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Volume X

----- DOWNFALL OF GAIA -----


Downfall of Gaia / In The Hearts of Emperors


Salvation in Darkness Tour CD-R

Downfall of Gaia / Kazan

Friday, December 23, 2011

Innards / Reptilian Split

Alright so check it, so many of my boys got together and did a lil split. Black With Sap are one of the labels who are putting this joint out, so go snag that fucking pre-order boyyyyy.

Two songs from each band. Both have been Chug'd already, so if you are not in the loop like a dumb motherfucker then you can check the old posts. Honestly, if you have never bumped both of these bands you are behind the fucking times. Real talk. Some of the realest in the game. G.A.M.E.

Also, Innards and The Reptilian are gonna be doin a lil west coast tour next week. I think The Reptrillian are already on the road? Maybe? Actually no they don't dip til after XXXMASXXX. The dates are here. After Innards get off the Reptiles are gonna be touring with a band from Milwaukee who I heard has some beef with your boy. Right?

Anyways, download this shit. Buy this shit. Love this shit. Go check out their bangin ass tour on the west coast. Support the Trillian when they are without Innards if you can go see em. Also, on the real, you can get 424/7 from Innards on tour, you know you know. $$$$$$. Any by the by, don't buy your friends shitty xmas gifts. Buy your boys and girl-boys a bottle, or a fat fuckin sack or a record. Everyone needs a new piece. Fuck all these gift cards and shit, get real.



Reptilian / Innards

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I Have Dreams

Oh shit, look at that. Its three days 'til Christmas. I Have Dreams were an oldschool emotional post-hardcore band from the '90s. I don't know where they were from. Last.Fm told me this:
I Have Dreams was a screamo/emo band born from the ashes of a band called New Ethic, when their guitar player Daniel died in a car accident. New Ethic played their last show in August, 1998 with Daniel’s best friend Mike Hanson in his place, and it was about a month or two later that I Have Dreams started playing. The band consisted of Allen Compton and Mike Peters on vocals, Mike Hanson on guitar, Ben Seals on bass and Clayton Rychlick on drums.

I Have Dreams were more than a band - in the words of Mike Peters: “It was an attempt to cope with the pain everyone was feeling after Daniel’s death.”

I Have Dreams were together for roughly six months, and they broke up in the Spring (around April/May) of 1999.

I don't know what the deal is with buying their stuff. I would imagine it is hard to find their one release. Below is their only album with a remastered version. Check out the dope live set. Oh yea:
"I don't imagine you and I walking in the sun or holding hands anymore, but I can see your name burning in the stars and in the same sky I once floated above in. Now I can't look at the picture any longer, so I gave it back to you with a note attached saying how I felt. Do you remember that day we cried on your floor? Well I haven't stopped crying since. So where are your promises now? Your promises of forever and everything else. Not quite a fairytale ending. You have caused me the most pain I have ever felt in my life." - I Don't Imagine You And I Anymore



Three Days 'Til Christmas

Three Days 'Til Christmas Remaster

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Todos Caerán

I joined a cult. One of these dudes is also a member. Mad respect is deserved due to the amount of splits Todos Caerán has out. Canadian Skrumz from Canada. Sounds pretty dope, doing the whole heavy melodic thing. Listen to their shit in chronological order because you can hear how they matured and stuff. I like their side of the split with Mahria alot. The split with Gumilinski fucking rules because Gumilinski are the shit. Heard of this band before the cult, but I never really listened to them a whole lot. Sleeping alot. Below is all of their stuff, so download it and check out all the bands they work with. Get some money and buy their stuff.

Also, uh, I have more time on my hands for the next few days so I want to pay more attention to Chug. Half the reason I havn't been doing much is because I havn't been that stoked on anything. I check out blogs sometimes but alot of the stuff I see is the same stuff that is in my inbox. Vain, maybe, but I don't want to post stuff thats on a shit ton of other blogs. I'd rather just bang Screw.



After Dark

Todos Caerán / Gumilinski

Todos Caerán / Mahria

Todos Caerán / Bears

Self Titled Tape

¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!/ Lizards Have Personalities / Todos Caeran / Book of Caverns

Monday, December 12, 2011

¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!

¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! is a screamy band from Madrid, Spain. Homeboy says their influences are bands like Ampere and Tristan Tzara, which is aparent. I slept on this band for way too long, even though I guess they have only been around for a few months. Feel like I see their name everywhere.

I downloaded their demo around the time it came out after it was recommended to me, and I can't remember if I dug it or not. This band fell into my lap when I wasn't really kicking it on the computer so I never gave them a real good listen. They poped up again when they did that four way split with Lizards Have Personalities and again, glossed over it but had other shit going on at the time. Then they just put out a split on Bear Records, saw it and was interested but never followed up on it.

Shit is dope though. Their new split is pretty bangin, both sides actually. They are doing a good job with executing different dynamics and stuff in their songs, like the flow is good from part to part and the riffs are normally pretty good or interesting. Harsh vocals, which don't always work on lower quality recordings, sound real good on these. The chill parts are real chill. I enjoy these albums because they do spazzy and stuff well and they also do the whole driving/semi-melodic thing thing really well too, but the key is that they execute their songs in a way that is neither predictable or boring. Sometimes you can listen to a song and guess most of the parts that are coming up, you know, but I feel like SAS keeps it interesting in terms of overall structure. Perfect example = "Lamentos Pretéritos" off of the split with Descubriendo a Mr.Mime.

Solid band. Download all their stuff. Buy what you can (BEAR RECORDS) and support them/their affiliated labels and distros. Watch this video too.




4 Way Split - ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!/ Lizards Have Personalities / Todos Caeran / Book of Caverns

¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! / Descubriendo a Mr.Mime