Enjoy this lovely song and it’s accompanying video. It’s got a decidedly retro bubblegum / surfy pop feel to it. It’ll make you long for warm summer days.
On a damn near continual basis I wish that I could do more to raise awareness for the bands and music that I, that we, love. Alas, I am just a one man show. One man with a day job.
Long story short, I’m looking for content contributors.
I can not pay you, but your soul shall reap the rewards of a life well lived. Your name will be shouted, and guts festooned about the halls of Valhalla.
So, for reals, if you fancy yourself a writer, or if you just wanna promote your scene, hit me up. I’m not hyper critical.
All I ask is that you keep it roughly to the format of “not mainstream”
As all the other “punk” sites are reporting on the activities of one Fletcher Dragge, I wanted to go ahead and jump in on that action.
Fletcher Dragge is 6’5″ and weights about 300 lbs.
Ominous, dark, ambient sounds slowly give way to high speed menacing in the form of distraught distorted guitar, pummeling drums, thundering bass, and brutal yet harrowing vocals. That’s what you get on the beginning of R.I.P. the new release by Scranton, PA (The Electric City) based, Threatpoint.
Fucky yeah! I say. Old school thrash metal style. Reminds me a bit of latter year M.O.D. vocally, but more metal musically. It’s funny, I suppose. I was way into metal and thrash when I was a kid. I don’t listen to it a bunch these days. Listening to this makes me feel a bit nostalgic, and it also makes me want to start a mosh pit in my office. (I’m writing this while on a coffee break, ‘cause outside my spare time, I’m a fucking office drone.)
Because I’ve been out of this genre for a while I don’t have anything to readily compare it to. Not that comparisons are all that important. Suffice it to say that it’s doomy thrash metal. The band bio indicates that they’re a “Groove Metal” band. I don’t know what that means. Sounds fucking like something a hippie that’s also into meth might say. Beyond my shallow categorization, R.I.P. is a freaking gut punch and just what I need on a Friday afternoon to get psyched for the weekend.
Lyrically the themes are dark, as I’m sure you can assume from the song titles. It’s different from the more “Fuck you, and fuck society too” type of mantra that you get from hardcore punk. Much more gothic, doom, you know, more metal.
What I liked most of all, was the Spotify commercial in the middle of the album. … ok I actually didn’t fucking like that at all.
At the end of the day, I’d say this is a damn solid, dark thrash metal release from a band to which I hadn’t been privileged to hear before today.
Check em out! https://www.threatpointofficial.com/
Tombstone of My Enemies
Thy Will Be Done
Light Bleeds Through the Black
Bury the Wicked
Laugh Now… Cry Later
Writings on the Wall
One in the Chamber, One in the Chest
Face Your Fear
Angels with Broken Wings
British underground post punk band WEAK13 have released a new music video for their song “Obey The Slave” from their 2016 album
The band is currently preparing to record their second as yet untitled studio album with producer John Stewart at
WEAK13 – OBEY THE SLAVE
A Stirring In The Noos Coming this May via Relapse Records.
I’m a few days late in posting this, but !upstarter officially turned 18 years old last Friday.
It is amazing how much things have changed, how much things have remained the same, and how time marches the fuck on.
I’ve been privileged to listen to and meet so many great bands from across the globe. I’ve been able to go to a shit ton of shows I wouldn’t have otherwise even known about. It’s been a fantastic way to keep touch with the music and people that I love.
I wish that I could say that !upstarter is a thriving enterprise, but the truth is that these days it’s just a one man operation. That one man seems to have little time or motivation to muster more than a half-assed attempt most of the time anymore. I swear a lot that I’ll work on it, and I suppose in the last few months I have, but I’m not making any more promises.
Enough of the whining though. HAPPY FUCKING BIRTHDAY, !upstarter.
NEW ALBUM, ‘ODD BOAT,’ OUT APRIL 28TH
In support of the release the band will embark on a cross-Canada tour. A video for ‘Distress’, the first single off ‘Coven’ is available here.
Feb. 17th – Jimmy Jazz. Guelph, ON.
Feb. 18th – D-Beatstro. Toronto, ON.
Feb. 19th – The Assylum. Sudbury, ON.
Feb. 23rd – Sewing Machine. Edmonton, AB.
Feb. 25th – The Vineyard. Chilliwack, BC.
Feb. 26th – 333. Vancouver, BC.
Feb. 27th – The Space. Kamloops, BC.
Mar. 1st – Distorion. Calgary, AB.
Mar. 2nd – Liquid Cafe. Medicine Hat, AB.
Mar. 3rd – Mercury Cafe. Regina, SK.