New Blood! ANTIFACES, ABUSIVO, HARM DONE, and BLACK PILLS


April 28th, 2016 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:
ANTIFACES (not anti-faces. It means eye masks and its pronounced An-tee-fah-says)

image1Date & location formed:
September 2014 in Miami, Fl.

Reason for forming

Having other bands in the past that sang in Spanish, we wanted to keep the Latino punk scene in Miami going and make it strong

What are your lyrics about?
Love, hate, friends, adaptation, politics.

How would you describe your sound?
There’s some hardcore, there’s some pop, it varies a lot.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing Latino Punk Fest in NY in August, a 7″ coming out on IFB Records later this year. Then a South American tour next year.

 

Antifaces ( photo by Kris Alan Carter)

Antifaces (photo by Kris Alan Carter)

 

Links and contact info:

antifaces.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/antifacespunk

 

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Band name:
ABUSIVO

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Date & location formed:
Oakland, CA sometime in 2015.

Reason for forming:
Have you listened to the bands here?

What are your lyrics about?
It doesn’t matter.

How would you describe your sound?
Some real ass shit.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour maybe.

Links and contact info:
casualhumans.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
We started this band around late 2013 as a side project of our other bands RAW JUSTICE and REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER. We are located in Nantes, western France.

Reason for forming:
During our 2013 summer tour with RAW JUSTICE, a Belgian friend of ours introduced us to the SEX PRISONER debut 7″. We all had a blast. On a random night a few months later we listened to this record again with RJ the bass player and decided that it would be great to start a band like that. We were also getting a lot into Nails or Soul Search at that time so we felt the need to play something harder, faster and rawer than what we were already doing with our other bands. We made a phone call or two to get a line up and a week later we were doing our first practice, with no clue about where we were really going.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about the complexity of human relationships, whether it’s with friends, relatives you don’t give a shit about, partnerships, dead family members etc. I write introspective and personal lyrics about very specific events of my life more so than generic, broader topics. We also have a few songs about animal rights, police brutality and authority, excessive proselytism, feminism, love, the difficulties of dealing with your own demons. I’d say this band, or at least our lyrics, are driven by frustration and disappointments.

 

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How would you describe your sound?
I’ve read many different descriptions of our sound including such terms as Hardcore / Grindcore / Powerviolence / Death Metal / Punk or even Sludge. In my opinion, and considering every member of the original line up who wrote every HD songs were from different scenes from Punk Rock to Death Metal or Youth Crew, I’d say we are a mix of heavy powerviolence / Hardcore ( NAILS or SEX PRISONER), metallic hardcore (SOUL SEARCH), grindcore ( NAPALM DEATH), Death Metal (MORBID ANGEL) and Boston Hardcore’s SSD. What I really like with this band and our sound is that our drummer handled (almost) every aspect of each of our records, from recording to mixing and mastering. Maybe it’s not perfect but at least it gave us the opportunity to really shape our sound the way we wanted: raw, dirty, loud and abrasive.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are now touring a lot to defend the new LP we put out a few months ago. We’ve already done 2 Euro tours in March and April and are about to go for 2 others in May and June. It’s not officially announced yet but we are also doing a 10 day tour in Japan in November 2016. Then I don’t have a clue. We might try to tour USA in 2017 and probably work on a new EP. We’ve had a brand new line up (our original drummer and bass player had to leave) for a few months and we only practiced to get ready for all these tours but never tried to write new Harm Done material with them. Let’s see if we can make it work and have some new songs sooner or later.

Links and contact info:

harmdone.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/harmdonehc
Our label, which I also run, where you can get all our merch and records :
straightandalert.com

 

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Band name:

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Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Vancouver BC.

Reason for forming:
The need to play ugly music.

What are your lyrics about?
Violence against women, vivisection, anxiety, the misery of being trapped inside your own head.

How would you describe your sound?
Rorschach playing Jesus Lizard covers.

 

Black Pills (photo by Ricky Castanedo)

Black Pills (photo by Ricky Castanedo)

 

What’s in the future for this band?
Short term, our demo tape is out in a few weeks. Long term, a 7″, a split and tours in Brazil and Cuba in the next 12 months.

Links and contact info:

blackpillsnoise.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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