I was laid up in a hospital bed hooked up to a morphine drip the first time I ever heard Death Grips. Though Exmilitary has maintained a regular position on my playlist, it's taken a year and a half for someone to match that feeling of exhilaration, confusion, and total sensory overload. Brooklyn's…Continue
Added by Sound Check on May 31, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Oh sheeeeeet! This one is not for the faint of heart: CX KiDTRONiK released 'Let's Go Krazy' featuring Atari Teenage Riot - a new single from his upcoming record 'KRAK ATTACK 2: BALLAD OF ELLI SKIFF' (out May 28). The new album will feature collabs with DOOM, Digable Planet's Ladybug Mecca, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-lite) and many more. Stay tuned for our review coming soon... L. C-D…
Added by Sound Check on May 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Extreme Metal/Hardcore" in your face with Alekhine’s Gun, representing Brooklyn and the New York City metal scene (you may have caught them at Trash Bar in Brooklyn?). Alekhine’s Gun are AP member Jessica The Crusher Pimentel (vocals), Jeff Martinez (guitars), Daniel Martinez (bass) and Angel Cotte (drums). Check out their EP 'Meditations in Wrath' below, featuring hard-hitting music and lyrics about…Continue
Metal has always had a fixation on the mystical and magical. From the occult and demonic fixation of doom metal to the D&D Monster Manual of power metal. The fierce low guitar, thundering drums, and classical technicality convey something larger than life, something more epic than ordinary reality. So it makes perfect sense that UK based Vodun would base their music around West African Vodun rituals and Loa (Haitian elemental spirits).…Continue
Are you into getting your socks blown off? If so don't miss metal band Straight Line Stitch when they come to your area. See tour dates below. You know you like it!
Happy May Day! It's class warfare week at SoundCheck apparently (ok fine, it's always class warfare week). The appropriately named Rhetoric out of Springfield, MA are an explosion of political metalcore. Their songs are almost more anti-capitalist polemics than songs. (Polemic would also be a pretty rad band name. Just saying.) Brutal bursts of guitar and drums thunder and rattle beneath AP member …Continue
Though they have yet to release a full length record, Kenyan metalcore band Last Year's Tragedy have been putting out a steady stream of heavy-as-fuck singles since their inception in 2005. But hey, it's the future, and the album is dead maybe? Regardless, these guys are epic. Their latest are the singles “Generation Light” and “Elephant in the Room.”…Continue
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Ever wondered what the Heavy metal scene looks like in Mozambique? Check out the 'Terra Pesada' documentary.
From the project's website: “Terra Pesada” is the story of young heavy metal musicians in Mozambique, a former Portuguese slave colony, and their quest to make their voices heard. We follow them at home, at school, hanging out with their friends, talking about music, politics, HIV/AIDS, the wars, what their…
Over the past few years the DIY scene in Nairobi has exploded into one of the most vibrant on the continent. While there remains no “Nairobi sound.” the diversity of the bands in the scene ranges from indie pop to the most brutal of metal. Mortal Soul is definitely the most brutal metal Kenya has to offer right now.…
You're a heartless mofo if you don't love these three 11 year old Brooklyn kids who write and play their own heavy metal/hard rock music. :-P Do your thing Malcolm Brickhouse (electric guitar), Jarad Dawkins (drums) and Tyree Johnson (vocals)!
Check out a few of their videos below. Ain't that something?…
There’s no better time than summer time to discover new music and revel in getting a little sweaty on the dance floor. There’s something about the sun that makes people want to dance to new sounds and songs that don’t seem to fit in the winter. This is how I discovered Cody B. Ware, the Queens based black-metal hip-hop punkster, and his debut album 'Welcome Home' (download it below). It’s been a buzztape…Continue