MEATWOUND: Corrosive Tampa Outfit Completes Magic Bullet Records-Bound Second LP, Largo; Trailer Video + Live Footage Posted

Magic Bullet Records confirms the impending May release of Largo, the pummeling new full-length by Tampa, Florida‘s corrosive quartet, MEATWOUND, issuing a trailer and more on the LP.
After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, MEATWOUND has returned with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on Largo, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.
Scope the trailer previewing a bit of Largo‘s gnarled audio and more RIGHT HERE.
 
Several Largo tracks were recently used to assault a Florida house-show crowd; watch the entire set HERE.
Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms; official audio samples, preorders and more will be leaked in the days ahead. MEATWOUND is currently booking tour dates in support of the album, and a video for the album’s “Pigs” is also under construction.
 
Digital preorders are live HERE; vinyl preorders will be released shortly.
Largo Track Listing:
1. Haunted House
2. Pigs
3. Jungle Heart
4. Reproduction Blues
5. Middle Earth
6. Mambo
7. Largo
Largo is the second LP offering from Tampa’s MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. Their Addio debut took home the “Best Heavy” trophy from Creative Loafing’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards, and was described in Decibel Magazine‘s review as, “a bassheavy, guitar-chaotic, drum-puncturing, vocal-strained noise-rock thing of beauty. Six tracks of ’90s worship that have plucked juicy bits from all over to create a lovely smorgasbord of punk, hardcore and pigfuck: the Jesus Lizard groove in ‘I Am Transgressor’; the cement mixer riffing in ‘Meat Pack’ reminiscent of Coalesce; the feedback breakdowns that drive a lot like Jehu; and even a few spazzy interludes that show the lineage back to the No Idea roster from yesteryear.”
MEATWOUND:
Ari Barros – guitar/choke selector
Dan Shook – vocals/master race traitor
Mariano Iglesias – bass/vocals/life force swindler
Leo Suarez – drums/organ trafficking

Peavey Teams Up with Pedal Steel Icon Robert Randolph

Peavey Teams Up with Pedal Steel Icon Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph with his Signature Peavey PowerSlide®
Peavey is proud to announce the release of the Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide®. Incorporating all of the features of the original Peavey PowerSlide, the Robert Randolph signature model includes an adjustable belly rest, allowing users to adjust the distance between the instrument and themselves, an added single-coil pickup, and upgraded hardware.
The Peavey PowerSlide is a revolutionary approach to playing slide guitar. Not a traditional lap steel, not a resonator, and not a conventional steel guitar, the ergonomically designed PowerSlide combines the best of all three in a unique instrument that can be played in multiple vertical and horizontal orientations, thanks to its four-point suspension and patented multipoint “Y” strap system. Designed to position the fingerboard to the left of the player’s body, the shape allows total access to the playing surface.
The Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide is available in a metallic silver finish. Features include volume control, “sail” patterns to help easily identify octaves while playing, and a unique magnet-loaded pickup with exclusive variable-coil mode control. The PowerSlide ships with Robert Randolph signature DR .013-.056 nickel wound strings, “Y” strap, padded bag, and polished-finish steel slide.
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Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph is best known as the founder of the funk/blues/rock/soul group Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Rolling Stone listed him as one of their “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” As to why he went to the efforts of creating a signature model, Randolph commented: “ I’ve been wanting something with more versatility, mobility, and comfort.  Something I could really get into while performing live.  With four different pickup sounds and more sustain than any other lap steel ever made, the Peavey PowerSlide gives me everything I want!”
Learn more about Robert Randolph at www.robertrandolph.net 
For more information about the Peavey PowerSlide guitar, visit www.peavey.com
U.S. Retail: $499.99
About Peavey Electronics® 
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics®, Budda®, and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. Chief Operating Officer Courtland Gray says, “We are striving every day to produce the world’s finest music and audio equipment”. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

COUNTDOWN: NYC/Boston Hardcore Band Breaks Up; Flatspot Records Reissues Demo On Vinyl

Boston/New York City-based hardcore outfit COUNTDOWN has ended their run as a band in recent days while on tour. Luckily, Flatspot Records has just re-released the band’s demo on vinyl, immortalizing the tunes in a proper format.
unnamed-1Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN ‘s sound reflects the works of Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Leeway, and Outburst, while adding their own fresh twist on the timeless punk sound. With half of the members residing in Boston and the other half in NYC, the band still left their mark on the scene with a wide array of tour actions, capturing the attention of the US hardcore scene, and self-releasing a demo. Flatspot Records picked up the act to officially re-release the songs to a wider international audience.
The Flatspot Records vinyl issue of COUNTDOWN’s self-titled demo is available at THIS LOCATION; the digital at iTunesSpotifyBandcamp, and more.