New Blood! ASTHMA, BAD ERIC and REJIEM


January 8th, 2015 by

MRR magazine’s “New Blood” section is now a regular feature here on MRR.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

Asthma

Band name:
ASTHMA

Date & location formed:
October 2013, San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
To get wasted, and forget.

What are your lyrics about?
Getting extremely torn up, in order to cope with living in a city that’s constantly kicking us out of our houses, taking all our money, and sucking the life out of us. Having too many pot edibles and getting too dabbed out. What it smells like to be wasted in the TL with the zombies.

How would you describe your sound?
“Funeral dirge punk” someone once said… We’re influenced by sludge, ’80s hardcore, nardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing as many parties/shows as possible and doing tours.

Links and contact info:
asthma-sf.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BAD ERIC

Date & location formed:
Greensboring, NC. Greasy since 2014.

Reason for forming:
couple of boys wantin to play some slimy shit in GSO

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What are your lyrics about?
being bad boys

How would you describe your sound?
angry punk for the pogo freax

What’s in the future for this band?
full demo coming out shortly, playing some good gigs, summer tour, and a 7″ in a few months

Links and contact info:
soundcloud.com/tyler-adams-30/bad-eric-life-of-waste

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Band name:
REJIEM

Date & location formed:
Roughly September 25, 2014 in the slums of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Matt (vox), Mateo (bass), and Davis (drums) were feeling a bit low down after Juliet moved to Philly to pursue better opportunities. She had played guitar with them in a crust/doom band named Decrepit Existence. Mateo and Davis are both students at MIT (fuckin’ nerds) but made time in their schedule to keep making sick music, all we needed was a new guitarist. Alan met Mateo and said he was down to jam so out of the ashes of Decrepit Existence and out of Matty’s love for Japanese hardcore/D-beat/all things Japanese like Zyanose, Disclose, Ektoplasm, GAI, and GISM rose Rejiem like a dark omen to remind the world of the threat of nuclear devastation.

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What are your lyrics about?
Warfare, the evils of the military industrial complex, nuclear war, neo-imperialist fascism, ruckus and noise!

How would you describe your sound?
It’s Japanese worship. Noisy, crusty, grinding, pounding raw punk with metal overtones.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just finished recording our demo tape and have given it to several distros around Boston. We are looking to record a split soon with Necklacing and perhaps another EP in the works. A couple of shows in the local area and a small tour in the spring (NY, PHI, NH, CT, VA)

Links and contact info:
rejiem.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 send 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?

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

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