EXTREME NOISE TERROR – Holocaust in My Head

Facts are facts and EXTREME NOISE TERROR are one of the forefathers of extreme music as we know it. The kind folks at Candlelight Records have decided to issue a compilation of the band’s early releases, including the great A Holocaust in Your Head. EXTREME NOISE TERROR smash through 21 songs of raw energy, youthful enthusiasm, and anti-establishment sentiment that helps to lay down the blueprints for not just the genre of grindcore but hardcore punk/crust, death metal, and extreme metal that followed. Seriously, it’s impossible to count the number of instances where this band’s influence can be heard elsewhere.

Despite being recorded in the late 1980’s, these songs still sound fresh, exciting, and state of the art. This is beyond mere hardcore punk played at hyper speed but the birth of a new genre of extreme music. The pure ferocity and abrasiveness is a beautiful thing to behold. Vocalists Dean Jones and Phil Vane (RIP) sound like out of control madmen on the loose as opposed to just conventional crust singers who simply shouted. The chaotic drumming is unconventional and revolutionary for its time. The riffs here define the term “crossover” in a descriptive sense as they can be across so many subgenres of extreme music.

With each song clocking in around the two minute mark, the band loudly and succinctly make their point. Simply put, this is a collection of great, memorable songs. While there are a ton of great contemporary bands, you can’t beat the originals. Holocaust in My Head is mandatory music. (Candlelight Records)

Los Angeles Murderfest 4.0 Announced

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal
, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th – $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th – $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th – $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) – $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA