New Blood! RIDE OR DIE, WET HEAVE and NAMATAY SA INGAY


December 6th, 2014 by

Formerly a section of MRR magazine, New Blood is now a weekly web feature to spotlight new, up-and-coming bands. See below for info on how to submit your band. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
RIDE OR DIE

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Date & location formed:
Youngstown, Ohio, April 2014.

Reason for forming:
We were all sick of not being in bands and Lucy had never been in a band before. They were humming while we were kicking some ass playing corn hole. I asked if they would start a band with me and Rayne (Human Petting Zoo) offered to play drums. We practiced the next day and had a show in our friend’s garage the next week.

What are your lyrics about?
Queer issues, women’s rights, animal rights, personal issues, skateboarding, bike riding, being femme as fuck.

Ride or Die

How would you describe your sound?
Fast and in your face. Occasionally dark and dreary. Skate punx.

What’s in the future for this band?
Make tapes for our split with BA’AD TRIP, record a split with The Bijous, keep writing songs and booking shows with awesome bands that want to pass by our area, tour, then take over the world.

Links and contact info:
ride-or-die.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/rideordie.ytown

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Band name:
WET HEAVE

Date & location formed:
November 2013, Bloomington, IN.

Reason for forming:
To cure boredom and write songs that reflect our way of life, soda pop dreams and pizza delivery service.

Wet Heave (photo by Mikey Medlicott)

Wet Heave (photo by Mikey Medlicott)

What are your lyrics about?
Usually about the people we loath, the moments we hate and the time we eat.

How would you describe your sound?
Lo-fi garage punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A long road of raw riffs, strings broken and faces melted.

Links and contact info:
wetheave.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NAMATAY SA INGAY

Date & location formed:
January 2014 in Queens, New York.

Reason for forming:
It’s a dream to form a punk band in New York City. That’s the plan when we all met. One day Rupert Estanislao of Aklasan Records told us he would help us release our demo. We immediately grabbed the opportunity. Friends back home [the Philippines] also encouraged us. We started out as drinking buddies just hanging out, the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Our songs are mainly about the third world struggle, poverty and oppression. We have songs against discrimination, racism, homophobia and other shit. We write songs about the people we love and the people we hate, mostly based on real life experiences that we feel we should share to others, no limits. Some of the songs are in Tagalog and Bisaya (Filipino languages).

Namatay Sa Ingay

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is a product of the Philippine hardcore punk scene in the 1980s. Our influences include bands like Dead Ends, GI and the Idiots, Intoxication of Violence, Betrayed and Urban Bandits.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will be touring the West Coast next year for Aklasan Fest and play with other Pinoy punk bands based here in the US. A 7″ is also a possibility.

Links and contact info:
namataysaingay.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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