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APMD släpper nytt på Southern lord

Posted in 12" with tags , , on March 6, 2011 by Carl Andreas

Den krustinspirerade ångvälten från Massachusetts – All pigs must die – släpper den kommande fullängdaren på Southern lord. Plattan har precis som debut-EP:n från 2010 spelats in i Converge-gitarristen Kurt Ballous studio Godcity och ska vara ute till sommaren.

Det ser vi framemot.


All pigs must die är klara med nya plattan

Posted in 12" with tags , , , on December 23, 2010 by Carl Andreas

“The new record is complete. We are beyond satisfied with the terrifying noise that was captured at Godcity”, rapporterar bandet via Twitter. Wow. Det här blir skiva nummer tre som jag redan väntar på 2011. De andra är de nya släppen med Converge och New Lows.

Let’s hope for a godsmacking hardcore new year.


Best of the best in the year of 2010 – top six!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by Carl Andreas

This was the year when I really found interest in heavy music again. I went to hardcore shows, I went to metal shows and I actually started to BUY records again. It’s been fun. It’s like the heavy and aggressive music is more necessary today, when I have a busy and sometimes exhausting life, compared with my life a couple of years ago. My kids (I love you more than life) have forced me to find my way back to the kind of music that fills me with energy and helps me sweat out all that stress and anxiety we all have to deal with sometimes. The albums, ep’s and demos listed below have made 2010 a better year. I know I have missed a lot of great bands throughout the year but hey, there’s a new one waiting just around the corner.

The best of the best of 2010 was:

NAILS - Unsilent death

1. Nails “Unsilent death” was the best album coming out this year. Hardcore like hardcore should be played. Heavy, fast, hard and catchy in a very crusty way. Makes me wanna scream and destroy things. Well done Southern Lord Records!

2. Wormrot “Abuse”. Put Singapore on the grindcore map for good. Hell what a blast!

3. All pigs must die 12″. Angry. Heavy. Dynamic. We’ll hear more in 2011…

4. High on fire “Snakes for the divine”. The masters of sludge did it again.

5. Coke Bust “Lines in the sand”. The lp came out last year (which is the one I have) but the cd came out 2010. Awesome hardcore punk. Straight in the face. These guys don’t play fast, they play faster.

6. Watain “Lawless darkness”. You can hear they are satanists for real. Takes you on a trip to the darkness beyond cosmos.

Other great stuff worth mentioning.

Converge “Axe to fall”. I know it’s from 2009 but it’s so damn good it has to be here anyway. I haven’t really understood the greatness of this band until this year.

Kylesa “Spiral shadow”. One of my favorite bands. But I haven’t started to love this album as much as I love “Static tension” yet.

Kvelertak “s/t”. Norwegian godless punkmetal.

Arson Anthem “Security Notoriety”. Hardcore PUNK. Exemplary raw production.

Alpha & Omega “Life swallower”. Los Angeles metallic hardcore. What riffs.

Electric Wizard “Black masses”. Sounds like a… black mass.

Bombus “s/t”. Gothenburg doom groove.

Out of hope “Demo”. Swedish hardcore to come.

Southern Lord Records deserve the award for being this years best hardcore label. SLR could have had three more albums among the top six. Thou “Summit”, The Secret “Solve et coagula” and Masakari “Prophet feeds” are all fantastic.

This we’ll be on the best of list for 2011… Released in January.

Intervju med Adam Wentworth i All Pigs Must Die

Posted in Intervju with tags , , on December 4, 2010 by Carl Andreas

All pigs must die 12"

Jag blev så jävla störtkär i APMD efter att deras 12″ landade på hallgolvet att jag var tvungen att dra iväg ett mejl. Det lönade sig. Jag har den äran att presentera en pinfärsk intervju med All pigs must dies gitarrist Adam Wentworth. Den är på engelska eftersom han talar engelska och jag inte orkar översätta den.
Det viktigaste som kom fram är att bandet går in i studion igen redan den 15 december.
Håll till godo.
1. APMD consist of members from other highly active bands, do you and the rest of APMD see this as a “side project”?
No, I don’t consider it a side project, nor do I believe anyone else in the band does. It’s something we make time for and are actively working on. If one of us is on tour we are still writing, sending demos or ideas back and forth, and so on. To me, a side project is something you put on a shelf and walk away from at times. That is not the case with this.’
2. To me the lyrics on the the self titled EP is very dark and nihilistic. Whats your perspective on the lyrics?
– They reflect a view and a feeling that we all share – that from a global to a national level things are becoming very dark, and will continue to get worse. And at a rapid rate. There’s a wide range of subjects that are touched upon in the lyrics, and we’ll leave those open to interpretation, but to put it in quite simple terms – we’re fucked.
3. What does the “pigs” in the bands name stand for?
– Human waste. There are pigs everywhere. They do nothing but serve themselves and we’d all benefit without them. They are everywhere in every facet of life. They are a disease. We’re well aware many will think we are making a reference to the police, but that is not the case. A pig could be a cop, but being a cop does not make one a pig. If that was our intention we would’ve called the band All Cops Must Die. In reality a co-worker might be a pig, a neighbor, a friend’s husband/wife, the guy at the corner store, an elected official, etc. They are anywhere and everywhere.
4. Do you consider APMD to be a political band?
– We’re not a political band by any means. Our lyrics/visuals are a call to attention rather than a call to action. Any topics we touch upon are things that we have our own opinions on and interests in, but we’re not pushing a stance or pursuing an agenda. There are things we feel people should be aware of, but should also look into and educate themselves on. We’re not here to tell anyone to do or think anything.
5. Is it possible that you’re going to tour Europe including Sweden in 2011?
– We don’t have any plans at the moment, but it’s not impossible. If we did make it over to Europe I would think we’d make a point to come to Sweden, but it comes down to what’s realistic for us given our own schedules/circumstances. Any sort of extensive touring would be difficult, but that being said we are going to try to do as much as we can. We have several shows in the works for the US well into 2011 already, so Europe isn’t totally out of the question.
6. The cover of your EP is smashing. How important is the art work to you, for being a designer and all? Could you name a record that you embrace for its looks?
– The artwork is incredibly important to all of us, and Florian (Bertmer) went so far beyond our expectations on this record. I don’t think it would be the same record without it, in a way. Ultimately that’s the goal, to find that balance where the music and artwork are connected in a way where removing one makes the other lose impact, and I feel Florian achieved that on the EP. There are tons of great records with hideous art and vice versa, and while I don’t think that garbage artwork actually makes a record worse, when both are working together it’s a different experience.
There are the obvious records like Dark Side of the Moon, Volume 4, etc. that have that sight/sound connection, but the first punk/hardcore record that I remember thinking the packaging fit the music perfectly was the Crucifix – Dehumanization LP. And looking back now that’s by no means the greatest record or artwork, but the way they complimented each other made that record stand out to me. Also the cover of the Doom – Hail to Sweden 7″ is a personal favorite.

Doom - Hail to Sweden 7"

Crucifix - Dehumanization

7. What is the main goal for APMD? How did it all start?
– The four of us had been talking about doing a band together for a while. We are all close friends and have similar views and I think have a great deal of respect for each other musically. It was late December of ’09 that we actually decided to make this band a reality. We recorded the EP 3 months later, and are about to start recording our next record. It’s just a few weeks shy of a year since we began and everything’s moving along smoothly and rather quickly. The main goal is to do this band on our own terms and avoid the headaches we’ve had with previous bands. There’s no ulterior motive for doing anything other than that we want to do it. Our intentions are to write the heaviest, angriest music we can and to be completely selfish about it.
8. The year of 2010 is coming to an end. How has it been for you Adam?
– I’ve managed to play music more and sit at a desk less without losing my apartment or starving to death, so I’d say it’s been a good year.
9.  Could you list five record that you’ve been listening a lot to during 2010? (They don’t have to be new ones.)
– In no particular order:

Sabbath assembly - Restored to one

Watain - Lawless darkness

Integrity - Seasons in the size of days

The devils blood - Come, reap

Skitsystem - Stigmata

10. Is there any plans for another record with APMD?
– Yes. Actually we start recording our next record in less than 2 weeks from now (December 15th) at Godcity with Kurt again. Whether it will be a full length or another EP I can’t say for sure, but we have a good deal of new material as well as more time than we had for the first record. We’ll have to see what comes of it, but either way we’re excited to get the new material tracked.
Bra saker att veta om APMD:
* Kevin Baker från The Hope Conspiracy sjunger.
* Ben Koller från Converge trummar.
* Matt Woods från Bloodhorse spelar bas.
* Adam Wentworth från Bloodhorse spelar gitarr och arbetar till vardags som grafisk designer. Kolla in hans alster här.
* Omslaget med vargen är gjort av den tyske formgivaren Florian Bertmer.
* Skivan är inspelad i Kurt Ballous (gitarrist i Converge) studio Godcity i Salem, Massachusetts.!/allpigsmustdie
Beställ skivan hos Shirts and Destroy.

APMD – we are the followers of the pigs

Posted in 12" with tags , , on November 26, 2010 by Carl Andreas

I just love the All pigs must die record. And what an artwork it is. Follow the darksters now.

APMD på The living doorway

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 21, 2010 by Carl Andreas

Det finns fler som älskar All pigs must die. Här är en blogg som verkar värd att läsa av flera skäl. Håll utkik efter kommande intervju med Kevin Baker.

All pigs must die

Posted in 12" with tags , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by Carl Andreas

Kurt Ballou is the shit just nu. Det senaste han berikat mitt liv med är All pigs must die. Vilken debutplatta. Kurt Ballou producerar och Converge-kollegan Ben Koller piskar trumskinn. Det är förresten ett riktigt all star-band. Kevin Baker från The Hope Conspiracy samt Adam Wentworth och Matt Woods från Bloodhorse är med. De har fina grejer på gång där borta i Bostonområdet i Massachusetts. Hårt, tungt, skramligt och med ett förbannat snyggt omslag. Jag blev genuint glad när jag fick skivan på posten i dag. Den var precis så bra som jag trodde. Lyssna på All pigs must die här.