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Members of Testament, Slayer, The Misfits & Exodus Return with "Shocked!" As Beloved Ghouls (I Am Recordings/SideOneDummy Records)

Now a yearly tradition, the Beloved Ghouls super-group has come together again to make music. A slightly updated line-up featuring Chuck Billy of Testament, Dave Lombardo of Slayer & The Misfits, Gary Holt of Slayer & Exodus, and Gregory Coates return with their second scare-enducing song, "Shocked!" just in time for Halloween. The new single joins "Terrorized" released on October 30th of last year. "Terrorized," also, features Derrick Green of Sepultura on vocals with Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré on additional vocals. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (The Cure, Deftones, Glassjaw, Slipknot, The Used,) "Shocked!" also, features writing by Casey Chaos of Amen. Today, you can pre-order a limited edition 7-inch showcasing both seasonally-appropriate singles back-to-back! Shocked! by Beloved Ghouls Limited to 500 copies, this might be your only chance to grab one of these before they are gone forever... (Spooky!) Pre-order your c

THE RUSTY NUTZ Share "Penllergaer Sasquatch" from Upcoming Album We Tried to Make It Big But Something Somewhere Went Wrong and We Can't Work Out What That Something Is (Lavender Sweep Records)

THE RUSTY NUTZ are a five-piece Experimental Noise Pop band from Swansea, UK featuring Anthony "Ant" (Tony) Jones, Simon Jones, Craig "The Finger" Rees, Martyn Kelly, and Rich Barrow. THE NUTZ recorded and released several hundred songs on cassette between 1998 and 2002 before splitting up. Although, several rumors have stated the band never, actually, broke up and have never stopped writing. Since 2017, THE RUSTY NUTZ have released Toupèe or Not Toupèe? (2017,) "Tony Garage" (2019,) My Old Haunts Are Haunting Me, "Ten Seconds of Your Life You Will Never Get Back," Farewell My Fans (2020,) and "Why Does Christmas Only Seem to Last Ten Seconds?" (2021) on Lavender Sweep Records . Additionally, the bulk of the aforementioned releases have been issued on a variety of non-traditional formats, including cassette, 3-inch CD, CD & 'zine, 1-inch lathe-cut record, DAT/Zip 750 disk/cassette, and 1/2-inch lathe-cut record. "Penl

Scottish Producer Brelstaff & Brooklyn Emcee Justo The MC Join Forces for Collaborative Single "Swagu" (Bandcamp Exclusive)

Brelstaff & Justo The MC have released a new track together today called "Swagu." Supposedly, critics are already saying stuff like, "This is very cool," "Where'd ya find this?" "It's fire," and "It's a classic, son." The newly-minted rapper/producer duo describe themselves as an "unlikely duo of Brooklyn MC Justo and... some idiot from Scotland called Brelstaff." Justo The MC has released projects with producers Elbe Kim, Ocho Vazquez, The Lost Info, maticulous, The Sicarioz, and DK. Brelstaff, on the other hand, has self-released a multitude of solo projects, beat tapes, etc. entitled Beats from Many Moons Ago, Vol. 1, In Human Terms (Beat Tape,) and "Familia," as well as Brelstaff on Vinyl Digital, between about 2020 and 20...37. Swagu (Prod. by Brelstaff) by Justo the MC "Swagu" boasts a dusty, scratch/soundbite-filled beat hand-crafted that sound slike it could have been used by

Skath Collective Grave Danger Rise from The Crypt with Spooky Spy-themed Ska/Goth Single "Specter Inspector" (Spooky Action Records)

Yes, our favorite band of merry misfits, the gastly ghouls and gals behind Grave Danger have returned once more with a special musical treat for your ear holes just in time for Halloween. 'tis the spooky season for "Skath" (yes, that's Ska + Goth) collective Grave Danger, who have returned from the, uh—grave, with their brand new single, "Specter Inspector." The band's mastermind and multi-instrumentalist David Schwantes says, "I've always enjoyed "Ska spy songs," in the tradition of "Spy Market" by Let's Go Bowling and "Street Sweeper" by Dance Hall Crashers and I thought the phrase "specter inspector" was just funny." Further explaining, "this song was a chance to lean into a driving bassline, a slinky horn part, lots of organ, and build a film noir-style detective world full of ghosts and super-natural intrigue." "Specter Inspector" is just the first of two long-awaited b

Dirty Shrines Bassist Drew Johnson Talks About The Creation of Black Numbers Debut Digital Ego (The Witzard Interview)

Dirty Shrines (CREDIT: Kristie Dehn) Dirty Shrines is a Rock band hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado founded in 2018 by long-time friends and musical collaborators and members of Elway, Chumped, and Gregory Alan Isakov's band. Dirty Shrines owe their sound to a sprawling medley of influences as far-reaching as Steely Dan and Hall & Oates to Jets to Brazil and The Killers. The result of a few years of tactful tinkering is Dirty Shrines' debut LP, Digital Ego: a begrudgingly self-aware commontary on the terminally-online world, via a 10-track flight of fancy that dabbles equally in 70's Rock, Power Pop, Punk, and Indie Rock. Dirty Shrines' Digital Ego is strongly suggested for fans of Everclear, Free Energy, The Menzingers, Red City Radio, The Strokes, and Thin Lizzy. Digital Ego is an unabashedly confident debut that finds the members of the band stepping out of the Punk realm and exploring 70's Rock, Power Pop, and Alternative. Here, you'll find stacke

Brycon & G-PEK Present: There's No More Room In Hell 7 Digital & Cassette Release (Gurp City Digital, I Had An Accident & Star Bakery Records)

Spooky Season is upon up and you know what that means... it's time for another installment of Brycon & G-PEK's annual There's No More Room In Hell (TNMRIH) mixtape series. There's No More Room In Hell tapes have dropped every year since 2015 leading up to Halloween. Unfortunately, this will be the seventh and final installment of TNMRIH. We've been listening to these tapes for quite a few years now and have gotten to personally know some of the players; they're, seriously, some of the most gifted inventive producers, emcees, and artists we've ever encountered! For TNMRIH 7, Gurp City beat goblins Brycon & G-PEK are joined by frequent contributors Yelir, DJ Eons One, B.I. Lectric, Argonaut, BeatsMe, and guest emcee Luke Sick. There's No More Room In Hell 7 by Maitre D Plus, first-time participants Maitre D, Smooveez, Aagee, Otayo Dubb, Tahaj The First (The Regulars,) Chaz Emphatic, and Philo Reitzel. There's No More Room In Hell 7

Kira Roessler Speaks On Her 46-year Career, Black Flag, DOS, Film Dialog Editing, Debut Solo Album KIRA & Much, Much More (The Witzard Interview)

KIRA Roessler (CREDIT: Jack Grisham) Black Flag is just one of those bands—along with The Misfits, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, and more—that every young Punk/Hardcore fan cutting their teeth with the genres should experience. Kira Roessler was bassist (and the only female member!) of Black Flag during the Rollins-era between 1983-85. However, within those short two years, Roessler played on FOUR studio albums, Family Man, Slip It In, Loose Nut, and In My Head, as well as two live albums, Live '84 & Who's Got The 10½? and an EP, The Process of Weeding Out. During her now 46-year career, Roessler has spent time playing with Approximation, AwkWard, DOS with Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges, fIREHOSE,) Geza X & The Mommymen, MinuteFlag, The Monsters, Puzzled Panthers, Sexsick, Twisted Roots, The Visitors, and Waxx, as well as appearances on various compilations Roessler describes herself as a "bass player first and foremost. Then, a sound editor, dog mom

Mike Chick Shares New Seasonally-appropriate Treat "Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin" (Mint 400 Records)

Mike Chick is a guy from New Jersey who enjoys creating music with people he admires. He's played lots of shows and has shook a good amount of hands. He is signed to Mint 400 Records and currently plays in the bands Yawn Mower & Bill, Nick, Bob & Chick (BNBC.) Chick, also, seems to have some sort of involvement with both Modern Animals (@modern_animals) and FUSARO PIZZA Merch, Mike Chick's most recent full-length project was an awesomely-titled maxi-single for Mint 400 Records dubbed "The High Life Let Me Down Again Last Night." Now, just in time for Halloween/Spooky Season, Chick has returned with his latest solo effort, a seasonally-appropriate single he's calling "Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin." As a press release perfectly explains it: "when you search for "top Halloween songs," you'll probably get results like [Creedence Clearwater Revival's] "Bad Moon Rising," [Van Halen's] "Running w

Guts of The Ice: Aaron "Coach" Pagdon Talks DCxPC Live Presents: Two Man Advantage (The Witzard Interview)

Various members of the team/band at Two Man Advantage (2MA) partook in our initial run of Guts of The Ice Hockey Punk-centric features a few years back. We've kept in touch with Spag/Drunk B*stard and a couple other 2 Man goons in the years since intially "meeting" online. 2 Man started a Bandcamp page around 2018 uploading their career-spanning back catalog, as well as rarities, new musical releases, etc. Last week, The 2 Man announced they would be releasing a new live album entitled DCxPC Live Presents: Two Man Advantage. It's all done in homage to V.M.L. Records' iconic V.M.L. Live Series , which originally featured The meatmen, The Queers, Agent Orange, Anti-Flag, AVAIL, The Hanson Brothers/Nomeansno, and more. Side A was recorded at CBGB's in 2002 when 2MA opened up for Poison Idea and Side B was recorded at Punk Rock Bowling in 2018 when they opened for Subhumans. It's a fairly unique live record in that it boasts have excerpts from two shows that

All-around Breakdown: Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby Talk New Collaborative Album GRAPES (Invisible Library)

Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby have worked together on a number of occassions over the years—most notably, a 2016 one-off collaboration and comic book entitled "MC DOOM" —but now, they've re-joined forces once more for a proper rapper/producer full-length album. United by hustle and an unmatchable enthusiasm for Alternative Hip-Hop, Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby have teamed to make the Synth-Pop/Hip-Hop-fused LP, GRAPES. GRAPES was, actually, first concocted as word of a rumored re-boot of Tales from The Crypt landed in the ears of Nathan Conrad. The whispers of re-birth for the series stoked the fire of nostalgia in fans of former years, but simultaneously sparked a larger scheme in the Nashville-based rapper, Spoken Nerd. Wheels turning, Nathan Conrad AKA Spoken Nerd shared his ideas of cultivating a Tales from The Crypt mixtape to Cincinnati-based producer, Juan Cosby. Surely, the "on-brand" Horror-themed lyrics of Spoken Nerd would mesh seamlessly with the

Vans_Westly Returns with "Off Da Hook" Cover of Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" (Bandcamp Exclusive)

We first heard about Vans_Westly right around the time of the release of his 2017 EP, QUILLS , primarily produced by NelWayne with one additional beat crafted by Drew Scott. Vans' next effort, Bubble Boy, was released on fellow Baltimoreons Height Keech's own Cold Rhymes Records. Bubble Boy was entitely produced by Height, again, with one lone beat produced by Drew Scott. Vans_Westly returned in 2020 with his Rapscallion EP entirely produced by Jumbled with profits raised benefitting both Bail Fund and The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS.) Vans has since released Bandcamp-exclusive songs either covering, featuring, sampling, evoking, or otherwise incorporating the likes of Buddy Ross, Mac DeMarco, and The Backyardigans with assistance from his usual cast of collaborators. Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit cover) by Vans_Westly Vans_Westly (@Vans_Westly) recently teased his most off-kilter concoction on Twitter posting, "Recording the most ridiculous out-of

Bartees Strange Returns with Live Forever Deluxe Edition Featuring "Free Kelly Rowland" Remix with Armand Hammer (Memory Music)

Let's just say this: if you're still not listening to Barttes Strange, you're missing out! Strange is a producer and song-writer based out of Washington, D.C. His mother is an Opera singer and His dad served in the military for decades. Strange traveled widely for his parents' jobs—born in Ipswich, England in 1989, his family did stints living in Germany, Greenland, and a number of states across America before he hit his 12th birthday when they settled down in Mustang, Oklahoma. Bartees Strangr released his debut full-length, Live Forver, last year on producer, engineer and song-writer Will Yip's impring, Memory Music, formed in partnership with Run for Cover Records. It was one of the most critically-acclaimed/widely-loved albums of the year garnering widespread praise from the likes of Thursday's own Geoff Rickly, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, The National, Stay Inside, Maneka, and Oceanator. Live Forever Deluxe Edition by Bartees Strange Strange has sin