New Blood! ISOTOPE, SILENCE and DISSLATE


January 15th, 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…

isotope

Band name:
ISOTOPE

Date & location formed:
West Oakland, Neo-Bristol. July/August 2014

Reason for forming:
Having a say, play gigs until slowly disintegrating into the banality of hardcore history. To annihilate ourselves, and hopefully a few others along the way

What are your lyrics about?
The milieu of taboo punk themes. Warfare, animal exploitation, sex and self inflicted violence, frustration with corporate fascism, alienation, the earth being ravaged by mad sick butchers. Angry songs and bitter words, yet they still ignore!

How would you describe your sound?
Like the crumbling of the all-seeing eye collapsing in on itself with the magnitude of 5 nuclear bombs, the massive sound of silence that will be accompanied after the final bomb drop, and the challenge of the survivors living in the now apocalypse

What’s in the future for this band?
Bad life choices, recording, touring, gigging, and midnight madness

Links and contact info:

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Band name:
SILENCE

Date & location formed:
Autumn 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to create a band that blended the more nuanced and darker sounds of post-punk with the politics of the anarcho/crust bands we’ve all been fans of for years. Silence set out to be a band that stood for something and could potentially reach beyond the typical crusty audience with our message.

Silence

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics feature a mix of topical subjects — such as NSA and corporate surveillance, animal rights, and race and gender issues — alongside more personal themes of the alienation, anger, and sadness that arise from living in a culture that treats both humans and animals as disposable commodities, cheaply sacrificed in the name of profits and power.

How would you describe your sound?
We draw from a wide range of influences, but the core of our sound is a blend of late seventies/early eighties post-punk with peace punk. The vocals are mostly melodic, while the guitar sound is pretty cold and often angular.

What’s in the future for this band?
We hope to release and LP of the first batch of songs we’ve been working on in the near future. Beyond that, we’ve been invited to play Skumfest in the UK this summer, so we’re hopefully going to do that, and we’re also working on a batch of songs for a 7” based on gender issues.

Links and contact info:
silencepgh.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
DISSLATE

Date & location formed:
Winter of 2012; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

Reason for forming:
To play hardcore with and for friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Personal experiences, folk stories that capture our imagination and the love for punk records.

Disslate (art by Pagès Botifarra)

Disslate (art by Pagès Botifarra)

How would you describe your sound?
1980’s hardcore punk with a modern twist.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record records(Tapes and Vinil, Fuck Cds!) and, ocasionally, play them live.

Links and contact info:
disslate.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?
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:

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