NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: Obliterations
Full blown hardcore chaos...
SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: Straight out of the gutter and going directly for your jugular, Obliterations make chaos a way of life. Furious, violent, nihilistic punk/hardcore is the order of the day here, spiked with some horrific grooves and genuinely unhinged vocals. With members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Pink Mountaintops among their ranks they’ve got quite some pedigree, and latest EP ‘The Hole’ is a brilliant listen – albeit not one for the faint of heart . Check out the (thoroughly NSFW) video for ‘Wage Slaves’ below, and keep your eyes peeled for further coverage. Have fun picking your jaw off the floor.
Comprised of Stephen McBean on guitar, Austin Barber on bass, Sam James Velde on vocals and Flo Schanze on drums,
OBLITERATIONS came together in a mere two rehearsals in December 2012. Discussing their similar music tastes reaching from the obvious hardcore and punk to obscure psych or even early ‘80s British shoegaze, the three decided to jam on a whim one Saturday after talking about the idea over beers at divvy watering hole. Two rehearsals later they had four songs completed; they recorded them quickly before their other respective bands left on winter tours, without any real intent, yet the results were inspiring. Dealing out heavy classic punk and hardcore like every era of Black Flag, Die Kruezen, Born Against or Poison Idea yet quick to reference Alice Cooper, Spacemen 3, The Stooges or The Laughing Hyenas as inspiration, the blueprint isn't the point here, it's the results. The band has no grand scheme other than to play as much as possible, anywhere and everywhere. They’ve already created a small frenzy within their home region with chaotic live shows, having shared the stage with Trash Talk, Black Breath, Death, Mammoth Grinder and more. http://obliterations.bandcamp.com
Watch the 'Wage Slaves' video here