Killer Stream: Sangharsha / Blank Intermundia Split LP

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Stream Intermundia, the collaboration between Nepalese chaotic hardcore unit Sangharsha and German negative hardcore band Blank.

Through an unlikely set of circumstances, four men from Nepal relocated to New York City and started a rad hardcore band called Sangharsha (whose debut LP Bayou was recorded with Kurt Ballou at at Toilet-renowned God City Studio). Across the ocean, a group of German men with a penchant for creating blistering hardcore took notice of Bayou, and a friendship was born. The result? Intermundia, six tracks of modern hardcore that is alternately savage and awe-inspiring.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The future is fucking awesome. Through the magic of a modem, a dial tone, and some tubes(?)[W: filled with cats], ideas and jams are instantly transported across the world and into your ear bones.

Sangharsha opens Intermundia with the brilliant “Ghrina”. It begins with a massive blackgaze caterwaul before limping to a wounded crawl; vocals emerge from the stillness, and soon the band launches into a chaotic hardcore trek. “Kira” meshes a shifting groove with furious blastbeats and a spazzy breakdown that should be a pleasure for Botch fans. “Saran” finds Sangharsha working with atmosphere and surprisingly brutal death vox before closing out their half in a triumphant stomp.

Blank brings to mind demonic hardcore in the vein of Integrity and powerful crust similar to His Hero is Gone – just with far clearer production and surprisingly tasteful guitar tone. “Solaris” is a powerful mid-paced journey with roiling aggression. “Old Oaths” touches on familiar Kurt Ballou territory but reaches a moment of levity with some old-fashioned gang vocals. “The Maw” opens with some words of wisdom from everyone’s favorite misanthropic nihilist Ruston Cohle before launching into a hopeless yet cathartic sludgy burner of a track.

Intermundia will be out May 27th via Holy Goat and Alerta Antifacista (purveyor of such dope-ass bands as Fall of Efrafa and Holy Mountain). Pre-order the physical release here. Like Sangharsha on Facebook and then go like Blank on Facebook.


 

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Can’t get enough? You can catch both bands on a short East Coast tour this Summer. Dates include:

July 24th 2015/Portland, ME/Geno’s Rock Club

July 25th 2015/Peterborough, NH/The Wreck Room

July 26th 2015/Providence, RI/Aurora Providence

July 28th 2015/Montclair, NJ/The Meatlocker

July 29th 2015/Brooklyn, NY/St. Vitus

July 30th 2015/Harrisonburg, VA/The Golden Pony

July 31st 2015/Annandale, VA/Cellar Door

August 1st 2015/Baltimore, MD/Sidebar

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  • So you know, if you like lamb of god and stuff this is pretty trill http://www.lambofgodvii.com/#

    • Guacamole Jim

      So you know, if you like lamb of god and stuff…

      https://mikelamonica.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/noose1.jpg

        • He’s gonna get blisters if he doesnt stop clapping

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            and pursing

      • This is actually better than anything they have released in ages imo

        • Guacamole Jim

          I went to listen to it, to see if you were right.

          SPOILER: It sounds exactly the same as everything they’ve ever released.

        • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

          I like their early stuff but never listened to the more recent albums, this comment makes me even less inclined to do so.

      • Tyree

        Wow. I actually agree for once with you on music taste.

        • Guacamole Jim

          It was bound to happen one day. And I’m coming around on a lot of the stuff you post – the Toilet has helped me evolve my musical taste a lot.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            me as well…excellent point.

      • I want to give you the longest, most sexual hug ever right now for this.

        • Guacamole Jim

          I welcome it.

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        I agree with this statement. Lamb Of God never had my interest.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Reminds me of this:

        • Am I supposed to refresh or what???

          GET ON IT PPL. GESH. lolz

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Yes plz thx

          • right. i mean, we’ve known you for HOW LONG??

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Lamb of Suicide Silence.

    • ah! brings me back to college, to sneaking keystone light into the dorm room and playing Virtua Tennis on the Dreamcast

    • Maik Beninton

      This is great.

  • Scrimm

    I can’t think of anything music wise today other than Bruce’s all clear. All Maiden day today for me friends. Bookmarked this for later!

    • Maiden >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Maiden >>>>> up to and including Seventh Son then meh…

        • Scrimm

          NO! BAD CLOWN!

          • All Maiden >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

            yes.

            All Maiden.

    • The W.

      Eyyy, that’s good news. I told you things would work out!

      • Scrimm

        I had faith, but it was hard not to worry. Maiden, and Brice in particular are largely responsible for me being who I am today.

        • I just downloaded a bunch of Maiden tracks for Rocksmith, and I love/hate Steve Harris more than ever before

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3npl36GWeg

          • Scrimm

            I know that feeling. I gave up trying to play any of his stuff.

          • I haven’t yet, mainly because I WANT to be that good, and giving up won’t get me there

          • Scrimm

            A lot of it had to do with me being the guitarist/vocalist in my band now. All my practice goes into that. I love playing the bass still, but it’s pretty much been relegated to writing the lines for the songs we recorded and the actual recording of them.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Scrimm Id be interested in hearing your thoughts on writing a bass line relative to a set of chord changes…hear more about your process. This is something that’s always intrigued me..

          • Scrimm

            Being self taught I honestly don’t know dick about chords. As far as composing I’ll usually learn the song following close to the guitar first to get a solid base, and then build on it from there. Places for me to deiviate and do something different usually become apparent for me then. I’m not a great bassist by any means, but I’ve really put a lot of effort into thinking like a bassist on the last couple recordings rather than just as a guitarist playing the bass.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            This says alot : “I’ll usually learn the song following close to the guitar first to get a solid base, and then build on it from there. Places for me to deiviate and do something different usually become apparent for me then.” especially the last sentence. I find myself trying to hard to do too much, sounds better to lay back and the shit open up.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah the nuances will come with time. I don’t force it. Songs will speak to you in a way, if that makes sense.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            it really does. now that im not caring about speed and playing shit that makes me feel good instead of feeling like on on the back of a runaway hoarse…i can feel and hear things more clearly. also learning lines from songs/players I have an actual shot of mastering is teaching me how to eventually write my own lines, im hoping.

          • Scrimm

            Yes giving up the constant quest for speed is a good thing. learning when to drop the bassline to half time instead of drilling along with the guitars all the time was a real eye opener.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            great point..its like now I want the pulse not the bpm

          • Scrimm

            That’s a great way to put it.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Its good to hear you guys say this because I know youre both players and played in a lot of bands etc. I’m a novice bass player and I’ve been pissed that I can never comfortably play or master some of the Maiden tunes I’ve tried at the correct tempo: Wrathchild.

          • The W.

            Steve Harris is a king amongst men.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            just a “simple” triplet gallop at 190 bpm is brutal for me…lol. wait make that impossible.

          • Scrimm

            That is some pretty advanced level stuff IMO, if only because his style is so unique.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            good to hear… I focus on stuff I can enjoy playing more now. Wrathchild is one ‘Ive kept on my playlist for a few years, I keep trying to wrestle it or find quicker easier fingerings but there’s really nowhere to run.

          • Scrimm

            I still struggle some with playing with my fingers. I’ll admit I use a combination of pick and fingers for some stuff.

          • Spear

            There are few things more satisfying than jamming an Iron Maiden track with a buddy. Keep at it!

          • The W.

            We used to always close sets with The Trooper. Bruce’s vox are challenging.

          • Got to do a cover of Aces High with Project: Roenwolfe and John from Disforia/Judicator at Deland last year, and can confirm, Maiden is most fun but hard

          • Scrimm

            Even doing them in an extreme vocal style is pretty challenging.

          • Spear

            That one’s a regular in our sets. I love playing that song.

          • Scrimm

            I would love to hear W belting that one out.

          • The W.

            Bah, I don’t think I could nowadays. My voice is out of practice.

          • Scrimm

            Another dream is crushed.

          • The W.

            Man, I have been on a losing streak the last few days.

          • Scrimm

            Nah. Can’t win all the time.

          • “RUUUUUNN TOOOO THE HIIIIILLLLLLSSSSS, BUT CRROOOOSS THEE ROOOOOOOAAADD SAAFELLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY”

            W

          • I was doing a good Mike Patton impression last night along with about 5,000 other no talent hacks at the FNM show.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Serious question: how the hell do you pronounce EDGUY?

          • It’s cockney for “Deadguy”. Right?

          • I think it more like “edgy” with a silent U. Hipster like, ya know?

          • The W.

            Similar to the way Rolf says “Ed Boys!” on Ed, Edd, & Eddy.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I don’t watch The CW.

          • The W.

            Nor do I

          • Isn’t it: “edgúi”? Or it’s too much spanglish?

          • CyberneticOrganism
          • Scrimm

            Hahaha love that guy.

          • Ed.

            Guy

          • nbm02ss

            Would you say Rocksmith is a worthwhile purchase? I’ve been somewhat curious about it since it was released.

          • If you can afford it, it’s a ton of fun. The song selection isn’t bad, DEFINITELY double check that before you buy

          • is this a parody band like Steel Panther or Axel Rudi Pell?

          • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

            Not specifically parody, but lots of edgy jokes.

          • ¾ RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan

            Steel Panther is my favoreite. They are so talented.

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      At least there’s some good news involving music today. I’m still sad because BB King is dead but this will help me feel better.

    • i have hope for the new album. The Final Frontier was purdy good

      • Scrimm

        Me too. God I wish they would get a different producer though. Kevin Shirley SUCKS.

  • DAMN THAT FIRST TRACK IS KILLER. Awesome tunes, Joe!

    GL

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      This ain’t bad, GL.

  • INCREDIBEARD

    Would go see this but not coming close enuff 🙁

  • Spear

    Digging Blank. Sangharsha, not so much. I can kind of see what they’re going for, but eh… it’s just not clicking.

  • Herr Schmitty

    Not bad! They’re playing here the night before Tovarish does, might be interesting.

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I wish Tovarish would come to my area. They haven’t yet.

      • Herr Schmitty

        I plan on kidnapping Tovarish and strapping them to furniture in my living room. Maybe force-feed them s’mores and whoopie pies until they puke.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Now that’s a damn cool tour poster.

  • Tyree

    I’m drinking a beer at work right now. I’m so naughty.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • I have this poster. Framed .

      GL

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Huh, didn’t know you could italicize.

        • THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!

          GL

        • Tyree

          Slanted fonts are neat.

          • …also brews at work.

          • Tyree

            Fucking ay.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Only true grammar is real.

  • I am out. Everyone have a great weekend!

    GL

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    BREAKING NEWS: Terry Jones of Pagan Altar passed away.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpINOq5Tl60

    • Tyree

      Damn dude, tragic day for music.

      It’s Seth Putnam’s birthday today though. I hope that motherfucker is smoking meth with Satan,

    • The W.

      Suuuck.

    • NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    • R.I.P.

      :/

    • CT-12

      My fucking god, that blows