(review) Die A Legend-Winning(Loyal Blood Records)

KT 10".eps

Besides having black metal scene, Norway also has a strong underground hardcore punk scene. Veterans Die A Legend released their first new material in six years with Loyal Blood Records. This 10 inch contains 5 gritty hardcore punk songs. Liars is a noisy mid tempo metalized hardcore song with thundering guitars and booming bass reminding me a lot of Converge sounding a bit apocalyptic. Bloodthirst is for me one of the best songs on the record being fast, energetic straightforward hardcore punk song with moshing part for the end. Snakes is the most noisy and brutal song on the record with total booming bass and fast dirty riffs and crushing drums. Simulacrum is also fast song and another of my favorites on the mini album. Poetic titled Legends(Never Die) is the right way to close the record. Welcome back, you delivered a crushing hardcore record.


The Damned Drummer Departs After London Palladium Show

The Damned drummer “Pinch” (Andrew Pinching) announced today he is parting ways with the seminal UK punk act.
A statement from the drummer read:
After 20 years with The Damned it’s time for me to move on. Having just fulfilled a dream playing Madison Square Garden, the upcoming London Palladium show seems like an obvious stepping off point for me. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some heroes and play shows with legendary bands and amazing characters. I send my love to my band mates past and present as well as everyone in the Damned organization and wish them all the best for the future.
Up the Punks.
The Damned will perform their final show with Pinch at London Palladium on October 27th.TheDamnedMSG29small