Excel Are Re-releasing Their Long Lost Album “Seeking Refuge”

California crossover originals, Excel, are dropping a re-issue of their long-out-of-print album, Seeking Refuge, via Southern Lord records. Originally released in 1995, it offers a glimpse at an Excel many have never heard before, complete with a guest shot from H.R. of Bad Brains (on “Take Your Part  Gotta Encourage”) and a video starring Tony Alva for the anthemic single “Unenslaved.” The album was reissued for Record Store Day 2024, and sold out. A new run is going out on July 19th, in red vinyl and digital formats. Head into the article below to find out more.
Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical #172 – Slayer “Divine intervention” Reviewed ft. Omar Cordy of Ghost Cult

Time for our final episode of our Slayer series ! Nik and Keefy are joined by Omar Cordy of #GhostCultMag to discuss the first post-Dave Lombardo era, and the merits of Paul Bostaph! We also rank every album we covered!Continue reading

Suicidal Tendencies – STill Cyco Punk After All These Years

There are no rules in punk rock. Suicidal Tendencies helped espouse that philosophy as much as any band ever. So really at this stage of the game, touring the world, playing anniversary shows celebrating their legendary self-titled debut, and having a lineup that is straight fire, they can do whatever they want to. However frontman Mike Muir didn’t always think this was the case. During the mid 90s hiatus of ST, Muir released the solo album Lost My Brain…Once Again (Epic), which sounded quite familiar. That album featured Steve Jones of Sex Pistols, Adam Siegel of Excel, and even Dave Kushner who went on to Velvet Revolver. A punked up throwback to the early – non-crossover thrash sound of the band, but the same brilliance from Muir lyrically and even some more of the fun of ST sideband, Infectious Grooves. Muir had wanted to redo this album for years but finally settled on having the latest incarnation the bands re-record it under the name STill Cyco Punk After All These Years (Suicidal Records).Continue reading

Xibalba Streaming “Enemigo” Music Video

xibalba pic

Xibalba is streaming their music video for “Enemigo”, off their Tierra Y Libertad album, out on January 27, 2015 via Southern Lord, here.

With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting violence and the band’s most savage, death metal-fueled hardcore breakdowns to date, Pomona, California-based XIBALBA’s intimidating Tierra Y Libertad was recorded by Taylor Young at The Pit in Van Nuys (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace), and bears artwork by Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation).


XIBALBA Tierra Y Libertad Record Release Shows:
Jan 30: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Jan 31: Gilman – Berkeley, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Feb 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Excel, Rotting Out)
Feb 18: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ The Banner)
Feb 19: Haverhill – Haverhill, MA (w/ The Banner)
Feb 20: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 21: Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 22: Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI (w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening)

Xibalba on Twitter
Southern Lord on Bandcamp
Southern Lord on Facebook
Southern Lord on Twitter