Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

XMETALLICAX




And I don't need drink or drugs. That's straight edge life. Obviously I'm not straight edge - a true, hardcore straight edge has never had any of it in her or her whole life. But I'm a reborn straight edge...

Looks like he beamed that thing up from 1997... "STR8" and all. Get the scoop at Double Cross!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BIG WEEK OF SHOWS, GET INTO IT...

***NEW** CCA HARMS WAY "NO GODS NO MASTER" 7" w/ DIGITAL DOWNLOADTuesday May 25th,
Foundation
Harms Way
Backtrack
One Clean Life
Ghouls gold
$10 @ Mojos (Ogden)





Wednesday May 26th,
Soul Control
Caulfield
Like Wolves
TBA
$8 @ The Basement (Ogden)






Friday May 28th,
Reviver
Caravels
Despite Despair
Lionelle
Damir Har
$6 @ Kilby Court (Salt Lake City)

Monday, May 24, 2010

STREAM REVIVER'S NEW EP RIGHT HERE ON GCA... NOW!

Reviver is releasing their new EP Potential Wasteland this week through State of Mind Recordings. You'll be able to pick it up Friday at their Kilby Court release show, but we'll be streaming the record all week long here at GCA.

Listen above and enjoy some color commentary on each track from Reviver frontman Matt Mascarenas below. Hit play and read on:

IX

One of the many members that used to be in our band called this the ‘Marilyn Manson riff.’ Now every time we play it, the music video for “The Dope Show” where Marilyn Manson is wearing the boob suit pops in my head. Great.

LEGACY

This is actually the third song we ever wrote. Like many of the other songs on ‘Versificator,’ the guitar riffs in Legacy were meant for a slow, down-tempo side project, Fortunes. We sped it up, but we were never happy with it. When we were deciding which songs to put on ‘Versificator,’ we had to choose between Legacy and Anthem; Anthem won. We ended up rewriting Legacy and now we’re happy with it.

NEW LOWS

This was the last song to be written for this record. We were home for a couple weeks in February of 2009 and Jeff and I were unemployed and Brian didn’t work until 10:00 am, so the three of us would go jam from 8-9:30am. The early morning jams didn’t last long, but we were able to knock out the basic outline for this song. I had a hard time finalizing lyrics that I was happy with. I already knew what I was going to write about, but I just couldn’t get it out. After months of getting nowhere with it, I decided to open my notebook and write whatever came to mind and just go with it. “I give up. I’ve been trying for several months now to get it all into words.” Looking back on it now, I probably over thought it, but I’m happy with the way it turned out.


Get the scoop on the rest of the tracks after the jump... 

Read more.

Friday, May 14, 2010

MAY 18: TITLE FIGHT AND REVIVER IN OGDEN!

@ The Basement (329 24th st)
Title Fight 
All Teeth 
ABHF
Reviver
Show starts at $7, $8 at the door.

RADIOACTIVE: UTAH'S HARDCORE HISTORY ONLINE NOW

If you missed the KRCL broadcast of Radioactive featuring Jeremy Chatelain, Matt Mascarenas and Zach Whittwer, you can now stream it here.

Great work Austin!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

KRCL'S RADIOACTIVE TO FEATURE MATT MASCARENAS AND JEREMY CHATELAIN

Tune into KRCL 90.9 tonight at 6 -- or listen online -- to hear interviews with Matt Mascarenas of Reviver and Jeremy Chatelain of Insight/Iceburn/Handsome/Jets to Brazil/Cub Country. Should be killer.





Monday, May 10, 2010

REVIVER RELEASE ARTWORK AND ANOTHER NEW SONG

Check out "Wasteland" here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

EARTH CRISIS: SATURDAY AT CLUB SOUND


Personally, I'd hit the benefit show in Provo.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG GOES METAL

Andy Rehfeldt is a viral parody master. His YouTube channel features dozens of hilarious mash-ups; the finest of which, in our opinion, being the metallization of pop tunes... Abba, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift... no one is safe. Not even soul jazz legend Louis Armstrong:



And, Rehfeldt's parody goes both ways. Check out a "Radio Disney" verson of Cannibal Corpse's "Hammer Smashed Face" below.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

CONVERGE STREAMING ENTIRE CURRENT TOUR THROUGH CHATROULETTE

The title says it all. On their current tour, Converge is using the video chat website, chatroulette, to broadcast their set to the world every single night. Unfortunately, you just have to luck out to see it. Like them or not, it's still a pretty cool idea.

If you don't mind sifting through a bunch of naked guys night after night, you'll be able to catch a few Converge songs.

FADER POSTS NEW CEREMONY TRACK (WITH WHAT SOUNDS LIKE LOADS OF COWBELL)

Head on over to TheFader.com to hear the song "Terminal Addiction" from Ceremony's new record Rohnert Park. [Upon further listening, I've decided that it's loads of woodblock, not cowbell. Sorry to get your hopes up.]

Give it a listen and tell us what you think of this new-ish direction.



THE HISTORY OF SLAYER... THROUGH T-SHIRTS?

Vice Magazine has posted an epic collection of Slayer shirts chronicling the band's work during the '80s. Totally wicked and GCA-Approved. Check it out here.
"Just like Sonic Youth, most people with a Slayer shirt a) don’t like Slayer and b) all have the same shirt, the 1991 eagle print. I do like Slayer and between us, me and my friends have lots of their tees, here, in chronological order, are my favorites..."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WELL AREN'T WE ON THE PULSE... NEW REVIVER TRACK UP NOW!

Listen to "Legacy" from Reviver's forthcoming Potential Wasteland EP on the band's MySpace page... NOW.

And be here to pick it up:

TINY FLIER, IMPORTANT SHOW

Head on down to Provo this Saturday to catch Despite Despair, Big Trub, Ladyboy, Tijuana Bible and more playing a benefit show for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

By the way, how good are these new bands coming out of Happy Valley? Look out for some GCA coverage of these fine chaps in the near future.

IDLE HANDS ARE...

A) The Devil's Playground
B) The namesake of a screenprinting shop set to open in SLC.

Today we'll be discussing the latter. To raise funds to open this shop, its proprietor, James, is selling some tastefully designed t-shirts. Check 'em out at Big Cartel and keep your ear to the ground to find out when the operation will be up and running for all your band shirt needs.

POLAR BEAR CLUB RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO

Polar Bear Club'll be jamming at Kilby Court on June 21st. Fans of Hot Water Music and the minions they've influenced should take note. Check out their new video for the track "Living Saints" below.

RUMOR HAS IT A NEW REVIVER TRACK WILL SURFACE TONIGHT!

Keep an eye on http://www.myspace.com/reviverhc.