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Round-Up: Raspberry Bulbs, Author & Punisher, Call of the Void, more

Brooklyn raw black-metal punk band Raspberry Bulbs have announced a new LP in Deformed Worship, due in July via Blackest Ever Black. Stream the new track “Groping The Angel’s Face” below and look out for the LP.

— Fred Pessaro

Author & Punisher – “Women and Children”
Author & Punisher — aka the one-man revolutionary band of Tristan Shone — is known for creating his own custom machines and equipment that make an unearthly racket. His creations are art in themselves, but the fact that they actually make good music is pretty amazing. Streaming here is the album opener and title track, “Women and Children”, to his sophomore album out June 11 via Seventh Rule.

—Vanessa Salvia

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Man’s Gin – “Deer Head & The Rain”
Erik Wunder’s transition from black metal band Cobalt to his solo acoustic stuff with Man’s Gin is more successful than might seem possible. It’s hard not to hear ‘90s grunge influences such as Alice in Chains, especially on this song, “Deer Head & The Rain”, from the album Rebellion Hymns out officially June 25 on Profound Lore. Apparently, Wunder’s been looking for something, and he found it.

—Vanessa Salvia

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Call of the Void – “Bottom Feeder”
Whether you call it grind n roll or “hardcore, sludge, powerviolence, crust and grind” as label Relapse says, listen to this song from their album Dragged Down a Dead End Path released on March 19, and you’ll call it good. Check out the video at Metalsucks. Stream all of their LP below:

—Vanessa Salvia

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Bolzer – “C.M.E.”
Swedish death-metallers Bolzer have released the new track “C.M.E” from the AURA 12″, due for release this month on Iron Bonehead Productions. Stream that track and “Entranced by the Wolfshook” below.

— Fred Pessaro

Coke Bust – “Iron Spiral”
DC straight-edge hardcore crew Coke Bust contain Chris Moore of Magrudergrind, but definitely lean more toward the speedy hardcore end of things instead of grind. Stream the new track from the band, “Iron Spiral” below.

— Fred Pessaro

Unlocking the Truth – Brutal Breakdown
Unlocking the Truth is a heavy metal band made up of three Brooklyn-based 11-year-olds. Malcolm Brickhouse plays electric guitar, Jarad Dawkins plays the drums, and Alec Atkins is on bass. Malcolm and Jarad formed their first band, Tears of Blood, six years ago. Citing Metallica and Slipknot as influences (we’ll forgive them Slipknot, given the generation they are) the guys say they want Unlocking the Truth “to become one of the world’s best heavy metal bands” and also that they want “to encourage their fans to just be themselves and not be intimidated by what people say.” This warms my heart almost as much as hearing kids play the Ramones.

— Vanessa Salvia

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Hell – III
Hell are releasing their awesome cassette release III in vinyl form via Pesanta Urfolk. Order yours.

— Fred Pessaro

Necronomicon – “Far Beyond”
Season of Mist will release the new album, Rise Of The Elder Ones, from Canadian blackened death band Necronomicon on June 7. The bans is now streaming a new track from that album, “From Beyond”.

— Vanessa Salvia

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Wreck & Reference – “Abhorrence”
Two-man black-noise-metal oddity, drums and sampler are employed live, Wreck & Reference have released “Abhorrence” from their forthcoming 7″ Content. Check out the track below and look for 7″ next week via The Flenser.

— Fred Pessaro

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