REVIEW: Black Pus/Oozing Wound split 12″

 photo BlackPusOW_cover_zps3e78ede1.jpeg Released before the beginning of summer, I’ve had time to listen to this new split effort between Black Pus and Oozing Wound, and I’m satisfied in saying I’m ready for a review.

The moment I hear new Black Pus music is coming out, I get excited. For this round of music, Brian Chippendale is playing around with making music that sounds more professional. In other words, the drums are not pushed completely forward nor are the vocals distorted. “Blood Will Run” sounds like something that would be perfect for a skateboard video or any random sporting event, where the music is meant to push the imagery and vice versa. We generally know of Chippendale putting on that masked persona and having him sweat it out as if there’s no tomorrow but in “Blood Will Run” he is calm and collected, and it sounds nice. If there’s more music from this persona to come, I’m all for it. But for the Black Pus we’ve come to know and love, he offers the 14-minute noise fest called “Total Eclipse” and like its own title, the music is meant to build and build until it covers you to where you’re unable to escape or call to be rescued. Well, at least for the song’s first 11 minutes, as the remainder has him getting loose and free form, uncertain of what he’s doing and why but we dwell in it because it’s Pus of a Black notion.

Oozing Wound are a four piece band who have released two EP’s and recently participated in Adult Swim’s online Singles series last week. While they may be loosed tagged as being metal, the three songs they supply here often go towards something sleazier, or if you want a more certain term, looser. There’s a punk attitude heard throughout, and not just because the word “punk” is in one of the song titles. One can hear the disturbed voltage of bands like Alice Donut, Superconductor, and Eyehategod and go “oh, I know waht these guys are trying to do.” Their own name is perfect for how they perform, and if they choose to continue releasing EP’s or split efforts, I’m all for it but I would welcome a full length album in the very near future.

(The 12″ and MP3 versions can be ordered directly from Thrill Jockey Records.)

SOME STUFFS: Holy Money want to offer up the “Egodeathsludge”


If you’re looking to hear something completely new in the punk department, you’ll want to try out this new demo from Houston. They go by the name of Holy Money, and someone said they sound like “a cross between Dystopia and Column Of Heaven.” The band consists of Hughes (drums/noise/vocals), Therani (Bass), and Hirth (guitar/vocals) and while a few of you may think it sounds rough, consider that this is just a demo. I like it as is, very rugged and full of demanded rage.

You may stream and listen or download the MP3’s or FLAC files from Bandcamp below using the “Name Your Price” option (which means if you like what you hear, please show some support). Or if you like what you hear after streaming and would like to purchase it on cassette, you can do so from their Bandcamp page or by clicking here.

VIDEO: Ultramantis Black’s “Biomonster DNA”


What are the physics and dynamics of the “Biomonster DNA”, and what can be learned about it? Is it a means to un-know it? Maybe Ultramantis Black knows the truth behind it, which is why they were able to turn its DNA into musical form. The song (all 72 seconds) is from their self-titled EP out now, which is also available on vinyl in which only 300 copies have been made.

SOME STUFFS: Dikembe’s new album ready for pre-order

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If you didn’t know, Dikembe’s Mediumship album will be released next week Tuesday and there are a number of ways to pre-order a copy:

  • hard copy, within different package deals, can be had by clicking here.
  • digital can he had by checking Bandcamp below.

    You may hear the album in full right now by going to Pitchfork.com. Right now, the group are on tour in support of the album, head out if you can. All shows will also feature Weatherbox:

    July 15… Asbury Park, NJ (Asbury Lanes)
    July 16… Philadelphia, PA (The Fire)
    July 17… Brooklyn, NY (St. Vitus)
    July 18… Albany, NY (The Ice House)
    July 19… Long Island, NY (The Woodshop)
    July 20… Boston, MA (Great Scott)
    July 22… Buffalo, NY (Waiting Room)
    July 23… Toronto, ON (The Cave at Lee’s Palace )
    July 24… Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s)
    July 26… Chicago, IL (Township)
    July 27… St. Louis, MO (The Demo)
    July 29… Lawrence, KS (Art Closet Studio)
    July 30… Denver, CO (Marquis Theater )
    July 31… Salt Lake City, UT (Shred Shed)
    August 2… San Francisco, CA (TBD)
    August 3… Pomona, CA (Growing Up Is Dumb Fest)
    August 5… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
    August 6… Murrieta, CA (The Dial)
    August 7… Mesa, AZ (51 West)

  • SOME STUFFS: Devil’s Dick offer a “Sexual Servitude To Satan” on cassette


    Psychotic metal/noise/whatever, eh? If you’re looking for something vulgar and unknown-yet-delightful at the same time, you’ll want to pick up a new three-song EP called Sexual Servitude To Satan by a band out of Montreal called Devil’s Dick. It could be black metal, it could be big hits of punk, it could be distorted, or it could be what you were (not) looking for. With songs like “Sexual Sinner”, “Devil’s Dick”, and “Sucking Satan’s Cock”, you’re not going to get a chance to hear this on the radio. Only 40 copies of this tape have been made. To find out if you’re able to obtain one, send an e-mail to productionshaineuses [at] gmail [dot] com.

    SOME STUFFS: Dikembe release “Snakes In My Path” for hearing purposes

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    The guys in Florida emo-punk band Dikembe are not just hanging out somewhere smiling. They have a new album completed and ready for release, they and Tiny Engines Records have made July 22nd the day to hear Mediumship in full. It’s the group’s second album and three weeks before it hits streets, you can check out a song from it right nwo called “Snakes In My Path”. To hear the song, you’ll have to click here where you’ll be taken to AltPress.com.

    The group will be hitting the road with Weatherbox, prepare your transportation and see them at the following venues, including a stop at the Growing Up Is Dumb festival in Pomona, California:

    July 11… Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
    July 12… Charlotte, NC (Area 15)
    July 13… Chapel Hill (Local 506)
    July 14… Baltimore, MD (Metro Gallery)
    July 15… Asbury Park, NJ (Asbury Lanes)
    July 16… Philadelphia, PA (The Fire)
    July 17… Brooklyn, NY (St. Vitus)
    July 18… Albany, NY (The Ice House)
    July 19… Long Island, NY (The Woodshop)
    July 20… Boston, MA (Great Scott)
    July 22… Buffalo, NY (Waiting Room)
    July 23… Toronto, ON (The Cave at Lee’s Palace )
    July 24… Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s)
    July 26… Chicago, IL (Township)
    July 27… St. Louis, MO (The Demo)
    July 29… Lawrence, KS (Art Closet Studio)
    July 30… Denver, CO (Marquis Theater )
    July 31… Salt Lake City, UT (Shred Shed)
    August 2… San Francisco, CA (TBD)
    August 3… Pomona, CA (Growing Up Is Dumb Fest)
    August 5… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
    August 6… Murrieta, CA (The Dial)
    August 7… Mesa, AZ (51 West)

    AUDIO: My Fictions’ “Mt. Misery”

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    Topshelf Records will be releasing the new album by My Fiuctions on vinyl, CD, and in digigal form next week Tuesday (July 1st) called Stranger Songs and from it is a hit of the happiness with “Mt. Misery”, showing people what their brand of Massachusetts hardcore is all about. Pre-orders in all formats (including three different vinyl variations) can be explored by heading to TopshelfRecords.com, or going to Amazon below in the MP3/vinyl/CD formats, in that order.

    VIDEO: Eyehategod’s “Medicine Noose”


    Eyehategod’s new self-titled album (my review of which can be read by clicking here) is definitely one of the best albums of 2014 so far and if you haven’t heard it yet, you’ve come to the right place to be introduced to this release. One of its songs is called “Medicine Noose”, and it has now been converted into a video fashion.

    VIDEO: The Ghost Wolves’ “Attack Attack Attack”


    Reading the words “slightly goofy stoner punk” and I’m thinking “yes, I have to hear this”. This is a video by The Ghost Wolves, whose “Attack Attack Attack” is the reason why they may be slightly something, but they’re slightly something damn good. Carley and Jonathan Wolf have an album ready for release on July 14th, they’re calling it Man, Woman, Beast (Plowboy) and the world may not be able to wait that long.

    In truth, you don’t have to wait too long, as the entire album is streaming at YouTube. Enjoy it, then buy.