I Stared Into The Forest

I Stared Into the Forest is a hardcore band from Brasov, Romania.This is my second post on these dudes. Their sound is a mix of different hardcore styles, with emphasis on "real screamo" and metallic "math" hardcore. the band is built on diy ethics, a love of freedom and a strong stance against discrimination. their second release, titled "unframed pictures of our epilogue", was released on December 12, 2012 on fading halo records for digital download and It will be available on vinyl in spring 2013 through both Fading Halo Records and Ulterior Tapes.



Unframed Pictures of Our Epilogue



Breakout is a Hardcore band from Jacksonville, FL. I just watched these dudes last night in Ocala and my buddies & I really enjoyed it, despite them messing up on a song which I couldn't even tell til the singer hadn't notified everyone they played some really solid straightedge jams. Features members of Until The End, Seventh Star, Kids Like Us, Call To Preserve, Nervous Breakdown and Boys No Good.

James - Vocals
Chase - Guitar
Matt - Guitar
Brian - Bass
Bob - Drums

Demo 2012



Halshug is a Hardcore band from Copenhagen, Denmark. This download is of their Demo cassette and their songs from V/A - KBH 2013 Compilation Tape. Very dark and sort of gloomy sounding stuff, pretty rad.

Demo + Comp tracks



Forced is a Doom/blackened Hardcore band from Brooklyn  New York. They describe their sound as a riff heavy doom-laden blend of black metal and really fucking pissed off hardcore, with a tendency from time to time to drop tempo into slower paced death metal. Although they lean far more to toward the metal area they carry themselves much like many pissed DIY hardcore bands. for fans of craft, converge, hooded menace, vastum, mamothgrinder, & deathwish bands.

Forced is:
Scott Brown - Vocals/Guitar
Dave Friedrich - Bass/Vocals
Mike Hegarty - Drums

Accursed Share



Pale Prophet

Pale Prophet are a blackened/death/groove metal band out of Athens Georgia. These dudes just released this 4 song demo of dark awesome jams.

PP is:
Dan Fuller - Guitar
Zack Thrower - Drums
Nate Malcolm - Bass

Demo 2012



Ghost-Lit is a Melodic Hardcore band from Gainesville Florida, formed in 2012. This is their demo titled Lovers that they just recently released and they are working on an EP and a split with the band Hand To Mouth. the band includes my friend Daniel on vocals & I finally got to see these dudes live last night and they were wonderful.

GL is:
Daniel Adams - Vocals
Taylor Agliata - Guitar
Chris Cassada - Guitar
Trent Fraley - Bass
Jarred McKinney - Drums



XmasX was a holiday themed hardcore band. They released one demo tape that was limited to 25 copies and came wrapped in a bow & with a candy cane. They were supposed to record a full length in 2004 but I don't think anything ever came of that. Featuring members of Braindead, Sad State of Affairs, A Life Once Lost, No Roses, Blacklisted, A Long Winter, and Jeremy Friday Night.

XmasX was:

Crucial Christmas Demo 2001

Hollow Truth

Hollow Truth are a hardcore/thrash metal crossover band from the Dublin Hardcore scene in Ireland. Get their demo for free from the bandcamp

HT is:
Oisin - Guitar
Karl - Drums
Dean - Guitar
Joe - Bass
Ciarán - Vocals

The Earth Shook - Demo 2012


We Avoid

We Avoid are a hardcore band from Italy. They play some great Hardcore with hints of punk & metal influence. Pretty rad.

WA is:
Elia Andruccioli - Guitars
Alessandro Straccia - Guitars
Donatello Debernardis - Vocals
Mattia Maffei - Bass
Random Guy - Drums

Petrichor EP



Halftime are a Hardcore band from San Diego, California. These dudes are for fans of '90s New York hardcore (with a splash of hiphop inspired flare). This self titeld EP was released this year 2012 on cassette limited to 25 blue tapes from Cult Following records.

Halftime is:
Vocals-Jose Gonzales
Guitar-Taylor Parker
Bass-Steven Narez
Drums-Jesus Molina

Self Titled EP


Lila Chanesar

Lila Chanesar is a Dark, depressive 3 piece from Perth, Australia. Some very depressive gloomy emotional sounds captured in rough DIY live 4-track recorded set of songs.

LC is:

Self Titled 2012


Wasted Struggle

Wasted Struggle are a hardcore band from Budapest, Hungary. These guys play dark and heavy stuff with harsh lo-fi(sh) vocals. They've spent the last two years playing shows in Europe and on November 2nd of 2012 they have released this new album called "Guillotines". features members of Motivation, Think Again, Hide And Seek & Another Way. for fans of Cursed, Rise and Fall, Converge & Pulling Teeth

WS is:


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Braille are a Hardcore/Punk band from Philadelphia. Good melodic sort of punk rock jams with lo-fi(ish) vocals. This is their self titled demo cassette that was released in july 2012. Features members of Bubonic Bear, Pyramids, Ape! & Holy Dirt

braille is:
Dustin Khebzou - drums
Andrew North - guitar
Sean Connolly - guitar
John Pyle - bass

S/T Demo

Test Of Time

Test Of Time are a Straightedge Hardcore band from Boston. This is really fucking awesome 90's youth crew sounding jams that I can get behind. They have released their Demo "Inclusion" on CD, cassette(will tree records, limited to only 50) and on 7" vinyl. features members of Make Or Break, No Harm Done, The Effort, Offsides & Collision. Lead singer Todd  is also a photographer whose work has been on countless shirts, posters, & records for many hardcore bands.

Test of Time is:
DJ Butler - Bass
Charles Chaussinand - Guitar
James Christopher - Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Novak - Drums
Todd Pollock - Vocals

Inclusion (+2othersongs)
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Jukai are a 90's Metalcore influenced Hardcore band from Long Island, New York.  These guys have released this self titled demo on October 11th & it's filled with really soild and heavy jams to turn your bedroom into a 90's mosh pit. FFO Disembodied, Ringworm, All Out War

Matt Reed - Vocals
Kyle Beshaw - Guitar
Kyle Fee - Guitar
Zach Barnett - Bass
Steven Ramirez - Drums

S/T Demo

Мёртвая Хватка

Мертвая хватка are a Hardcore Punk band from Barnaul/Altai Krai Russia, I don't really know anything about the band but they play some really good Trash hardcore jams, & their band's name means "stranglehold" in Russian.

MX is:
Uyt Ruin
Maxim Miroshnikov
Denis Fedin
Ilya Popov



Mutant is a Hardcore band from Daytona Beach/Orlando Florida formed in 2012. originally called Skull Extractor and then quickly changed to Found Dead Hanging before finding out the name was already claimed by a past band, they settled on the name Mutant. They just released this demo (limited to 30 copies) on October 17th which was recorded in an abandoned Church; It's 6 songs of rough and raw hardcore with hints of Crust and powerviolence. They are currently planing on putting out an EP on Swamp Cabbage Records. Ex and Current Members Of: The Caffiends, Attention Seeker, Wartortle & SYM.

mutant is:
Brett R. - Vocals
Grady C. - Guitar
Connor D. - Bass
Andrew B. - Drums

Demo 2012

Hard To Breathe

Hard To Breathe are an Emotional Hardcore from Warsaw, Poland formed in 2007.
Currently HTB is the longest playing band In the Warsaw hardcore punk scene. Their music is a combination of melodic riffs with a little more aggressive sound. Music on "Grey sky above our eyes" 7" Ep can remind you of bands like Children of Fall, Modern Life Is War, Endstand, or early Verse and Afraid of That Dat as well.

HTB is:


Grey Sky Above Our Eyes

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In Tongues

In Tongues are a Hardcore band  from Glasgow, Scotland. These dudes play agressive and mosh heavy hardcore jams that gather inspiration from late 90's Metalcore, H8000, Integrity, & Slayer.

GHC 2012


from Minnesconsin Records:
Wisconsin’s premiere psychedelic hardcore outfit Poney is proud to announce the release of their first vinyl offering. Poney has been pounding the heavy underground since 2005 with their kinetic soup of stoner, punk, hardcore, and psychedelia; and in the two years since their expansive full length, "Seamyth," they haven't stopped working. The new single, "Octavius / Melt Trip," released in August and available only on cassette tape until now, is dropping on marbled red vinyl this October from the Minneapolis label, Minnesconsin Records. Packaged with hand screened sleeves in red and black, the single represents Poney's first 7" offering. While the sound of the band has changed, taking on spacey melodies along the lines of Cave-In and Failure paired with the band's familiar blown out battle shouts, the push remains the same: driving heaviness, with enough creativity to keep the most jaded music fan involved. The songs are built to provoke a head bobbing basement crowd into a fist pumping hurricane. "Octavius / Melt Trip" is a taste of the differences the band is bringing to the table on their upcoming LP 12", "Rorschach," which is already in the mixing process and is set for pressing in Winter 2012/2013. Poney is touting two new cassettes out this year, with a summer East Coast tour already behind them and two vinyl releases plus a Southwest tour on the way in the first quarter of 2013.

poney is:
Ben Brooks - Drums / Vocals
Brad Beilke - Guitar / Vocals
Pat Kohlbeck - Auxiliary Percussion
Tyler Spatz - Bass / Vocals
Josh Stanchik - Guitar

Octavius-Melt Trip

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Agitator are a straightedge hardcore band from Pennsylvania. This Is a live cassette tape that was a joint release by Shoe City Records & Where It Ends Records, and was limited to only 50 copies that sold out pretty quick. This recording is so/so due to being live so bare with it; takes place right before the Walls Closing In 7" came out. These dudes are one of my favorite curent hardcore bands so get down with the hate and grab their new album Bleak once it hits.

Agitator is:

Live In Buffalo

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Stand Alone Complex

Stand Alone Complex Is a one man lo-fi, noise, folkpunk project from Portsmouth UK formed in 2010. SAC Influences are drawn from surreal Japanese films, computer games, drugs, astronomy and an irrational fear of drowning. This album "Broken sleep in a minor key (re-records and other conforming)" is a collection of re-recorded older SAC tracks with some re-mixed newer stuff to tide people over while a new EP is being recorded. Started as a side project whilst sole member Damon was playing in other bands but SAC ended up being a full time band within itself which although remaining a solo affair does frequently feature his friends and other local musicians. Download it free/name your price on bandcamp and check out all his other releases as well.

SAC is:
Damon Marcus - Everything

Broken sleep in a minor key
(re-records and other conforming)



YOUWRETCH are a Hardcore/doom punk band from Minneapolis, MN Formed in 2009. The band began playing shows in summer 2010, released their first self titled EP in 2011, and currently have released their LP "Sympathy Of Wolves" for free download/name your price on bandcamp so check it out. heavy and aggressive metallic hardcore.

Jordan - Vocals
AJ - Guitar, Vocals
Notsch - Guitar
Joe - Drums
Dan - Bass

Sympathy of Wolves

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Meantime was a Heavy Hardcore band from Daytona Beach, FL formed in 2006. The band formed during the active time of members Mike & Alexx's other band Years From Now and went on to be a very noteworthy Florida hardcore band with their dark, angry and heavy as nails sound. As a band they played Eulogy Fest 08, This Is Hardcore 08, had two US tours, and they released two demos(06 & 07), a self titled EP 7" on Double Or Nothing records, a split 7" with Atlanta's Foundation on Ghetto Josh Records, and had a track on the We Are The Underground zine compilation. features members of Axis, Nightlights, Nervous Breakdown, Know The Score, We're Not Dead, Years From Now, Jurassic Shark, & Catalepsy.

meantime was at times:
Alexx Klepper - vocals
Michael Hawkins - guitar/bass
Jesse Spiker - drums
Matthew Selover - guitar
Patrick Chumley - guitar
Chris Tharp - bass
Josh Norton - bass
Josh Call - bass
Eddie Shearrow - guest/fill in vocals


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Altered Beast

Altered Beast were a short lived powerviolence band from Chicago Illinois formed in 2007. They only recorded this single demo, played a few shows and then disbanded. short and sweet with members of Tower of Rome, Grimsrud and Sea Of Shit. for fans of Spazz, crossed out, charles bronson, infest and others.

AB was:
gutierrez - vocals
snader -  guitar/vocals
serrano -  bass
seger - drums

Demo 07

Child Brides

Child Brides are a Drone Violence band from Los Angeles, CA. Very dark minimalistic dark brooding jams with echo enriched shouted vocals. For fans of drugged out despair. their demo "misfortune & Eternal darkness" is going to be released on limited run cassette tape & for free download off their bandcamp. featuring members of Low Places and Seven Sisters of Sleep.

Misfortunes & Eternal Darkness

Gran Mal

Gran Mal is a Hardcore Punk band from Columbia, MO. originally named Ask First
these guys formed in late 2011/early 2012. These guys play a Melodic lo-fi style of punk influenced by Sociology, Anarchism, Philosophy, & DIY culture. Free download/name your price for their self titled album on their bandcamp check it out. features members of Task Force.

GM is:
Ben Lambert - Guitar/vocals
Nate Milburn - Bass
Colin Emenschu - Drums

Mark Hampton - Drums


Tyrell's Owl

Tyrell's Owl are a Neocrust band from Budapest, Hungary formed in 2010. These dudes just recorded their first EP called Empathy Test. This band sounds great with it's mixture of dark d-beat and slow/fast hardcore with splashes of melodic parts. The band's name & EP title are inspired from Philip K. Dick's book "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" & movie Blade Runner which fucking rules. for fans of Fall Of Efrafa & Alpinist.

Tryell's Owl is:
csirke - bass
márkus - vocals
lajosbá - vocals
fefe - guitar
marci - guitar
lali - drums

Empathy Test EP


Christ All Fucking Mighty

Christ All Fucking Mighty were a Hardcore band from Tallahassee, Florida. I never got the chance to see these dudes play live, but I fucking loved them. I'm looking for the Demo & Crucifucked EP if anyone out there has either. Fantastic fast and angry jams for fans of xfilesx.

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