With self-released demos, eps, and splits under their belt, MAUL set their sights on an upcoming debut full length offering of devestation scheduled to drop under the banner of Redefining Darkness Records. Combining just enough classic Death Metal stylings with hardcore, sludge, and d-beat influences, they’re bearing the torch for Midwest Death Metal into the next decade.
MAUL is: Anthony Lamb – Guitars Garrett Alvarado – Vocals Robby Anderson – Drums Mike Griggs – Bass Alex Nikolas – Guitars
Forged during the Covid pandemic, New Orleans death grind/hardcore group BRAT have come in swinging with blast beats, bass-laden breakdowns, and riffs inspired by OSDM and NYHC.
Through the melding of genres, the foursome stand out from the sludge that the Crescent City is known for. BRAT also brings a yassified look to the scene, shirking traditional metal imagery for femme pop icons and pink-pilled Y2K aesthetic.
BRAT are making strides in the underground music world with powerful force, putting Barbiegrind Bimboviolence on the map.
hardcore punk from Chicago/NWI
The conception of Voimaton (VOI‧ma‧tOn) began immediately following the demise of Narcotic in 2016, whose lineup included Dave and Pat. While the project had no official name, and despite numerous false-starts throughout 2017 and 2018, Henry (ex-Sable Beldam) was welcomed into the fold in November 2018 to help bring Voimaton into the physical realm, solidifying the trio.
HATE AND DISCONTENT
Straight Up Southside Chicago Hardcore.