New Blood! ANINOKO, SLAV, and SPIKED COLLAR


July 31st, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
ANINOKO (MY SHADOW)

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Date & location formed:
July 2014 in the San Francisco, Bay Area.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of friendship, the desire to play fast hardcore punk in our native languages and the lack of an outspoken, immigrant Filipino presence in the local scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about Diaspora, misguided funds donated to Typhoon relief efforts, Filipino Martial Arts and the displacement of indigenous communities.

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How would you describe your sound?
We play fast hardcore influenced by Los Crudos with a lil bit of What Happens Next and some mid era Dead Ends (80’s Philippine Hardcore band) with lyrics completely in Filipino dialects.

What’s in the future for this band?
We hope to put out a 7 inch split with another Pinoy punk band from the east coast, hopefully tour, write more and see where it goes from there.

Links and contact info:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AninoKo/
www.aninoko.bandcamp.com
www.aklasanrecords.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
SLAV

Date & location formed:
Early 2015, Brooklyn New York.

SLAV (photo by GIMMETINNITUS)

SLAV (photo by GIMMETINNITUS)

Reason for forming:
Smoking leaves and vaping…

What are your lyrics about?
Science, light, and vehicles

How would you describe your sound?
Savage, loud, and vicious.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are hopefully putting out our first proper demo tape this August of 2015, and playing our first out of town show on September 22nd in Western massachusetts with G.L.O.S.S. (not sure when this feature would be running but figure that was worth mentioning if its before that date.) other than that, playing lots of shows both in and out of New York, hopefully putting something else out not too long after the demo.

Links and contact info:
slav.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
SPIKED COLLAR

Date & location formed:
Formed summer of 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

Reason for forming:
We’re all involved in more serious bands and collectively decided to try something different.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics deal with feeling crazy, being lost, wanting more, and seeing people closest to us stuck in the gutter.

Spiked Collar (photo by Damien Dissonance)

Spiked Collar (photo by Damien Dissonance)

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is real, raw, rabid, and free.

What’s in the future for this band?
Spiked Collar’s future will be cool. New songs, new shows, new ideas. Don’t miss it. Our next show is the CITIZEN record release 8/29 at Frankie’s in Toledo, Ohio

Links and contact info:
http://spikedcollar.bandcamp.com

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.

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