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  • Gary Suarez

Unholy MajestyIt’s all too easy for me to get a bit America-centric with hardcore, given the intense amount of activity and output from bands based on this continent. Fortunately, A389 Recordings keep an open, if depraved, mind, evidenced by their latest signing Unholy Majesty, a UK act that will surely appeal to devotees of the cult imprint. Akin to their countrymen in Rot In Hell, the band make a furious Ringworm-like noise on their 2011 demo (listen here, buddy), which A389 will release as a 7″ in December. I hope they retain the provocative cover art.

Loma PrietaNow back to the American scene! Deathwish Inc. have announced that Loma Prieta will put out a twelve-track album with them. Previously, this Bay Area act has been doing it D.I.Y. for the most part, self-releasing a half dozen records since forming in 2005. Hooking up with Deathwish will surely raise their profile in the worldwide hardcore community, and the label’s capitalized on this with two t-shirts just in time for their October tourdates with bands like Ceremony and Griever. No word yet on I.V.‘s release date, but you can check out one of its tracks, “Fly By Night,” here.

Loma Prieta tour dates
10/20: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Griever
10/21: Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange w/ Griever
10/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Fixx
10/23: El Paso, TX @ M’s Lips Lounge
10/24: Austin, TX @ Slamalot
10/25: New Orleans, LA @ The Mushroom
10/27: Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
10/31: Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot w/ Pygmy Lush, The Catalyst
11/01: Charlotte, NC @ TBA
11/02: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
11/04: Toronto, ON @ Siesta Nouveaux
11/05: Chicago, IL @ TBA
11/06: Lincoln, NE @ The Powerhouse
11/11: Santa Cruz, CA @ Pioneer w/ Ceremony
11/13: Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s w/ Ceremony


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