April 7, 2016 New Blood! JÆNG, THICK SKULL, and AKIRA “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: JÆNG Date & location formed: Olympia, WA//August 2015. Reason for forming: Jake and Josh wanted to play raw mangled d-beat and there was a severe shortage of that in Olympia. What are your lyrics about? Being militant about yr beliefs as a Middle Eastern punk. Bringing light to horrendous war crimes committed against Middle Easterners every day. How would you describe your sound? Raw mangled disbeat. What’s in the future for this band? New 7″ that is more mangeled//militant and chaotic than the demo. Hopefully an east coast tour later this year. Links and contact info: facebook.com/totalnegativityrecords jaeng.bandcamp.com Band name: THICK SKULL Date & location formed: Victoria BC, January 2015. Reason for forming: Stave off existential boredom. What are your lyrics about? heard somewhere that art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. That is what I aspire to in my lyrical content. How would you describe your sound? We started as a crust band. While we still draw a lot of influence from metal our songs are arranged in a way that borrows more from hardcore than from punk. What’s in the future for this band? We just released two songs off our new album, Soft Spine, and the rest are coming out in April. Thick Skull (photo by Kennedy Taylor Healey) Links and contact info: email@example.com thickskull.bandcamp.com Band name: Date & location formed: 2015, Portland, OR. Reason for forming: Out of A mutual love for hardcore, and punk. What are your lyrics about? The hopelessness of man. How would you describe your sound? Fast, weird, and angry. What’s in the future for this band? An LP, and a full U.S Tour? Akira (photo by Erik Ursin) Links and contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org akirapdx.bandcamp.com riotousoutburst.bandcamp.com 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: email@example.com *By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.