EROSION (MEMBERS OF BAPTISTS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) STREAM ‘MAXIMUM SUFFERING’ LP

The world might have heard of Erosion a little sooner if the members weren’t busy sharing duties in a handful of other projects. Guitarist Nick Yacyshyn, drummer Danny Marshall, and bassist Andrew Drury are more widely known for their work in Vancouver’s beloved hardcore veterans Baptists. Rick O’Dell was snagged from his bass duties with sludgy classic rockers Tobeatic and punk rippers Hard Feelings to join Erosion on second guitar while vocalist Jamie Hooper was recruited for the vitriol he unleashed with the triumphant metal export 3 Inches of Blood and the grimy punk band Congress. Given their pedigree, it’s no small wonder that their debut full-length, Maximum Suffering (out October 19 on Hydra Head) exudes the kind of ugliness that only comes from artists steeped in the art of musical ferocity.

STREET SECTS PREMIERE POST-PUNK/INDUSTRIAL RIPPER, “THE DRIFTER”

Continuing to stoke the fiery anticipation around their sophomore album, Austin-based duo Street Sects have unviled a new song titled “The Drifter.” Driven by metallic clatter and vocalist Leo Ashline’s neo-noir narrative, the track serves as the bridge between the calamity of the duo’s 2016 debut (End Position, 2016) and the forthcoming melody leaning LP The Kicking Mule. Listen to “The Drifter” now courtesy of Echoes & Dust (or directly on YouTube).

MISERABLE (KRISTINA ESFANDIARI) WRESTLES WITH OBSESSION IN “LOVERBOY” VIDEO

Whether she’s exercising demons in King Woman or battling emotional decay as Miserable, Kristina Esfandiari ultimately finds comfort lurking in the shadows. The musician digs her heels into the stormy, lovelorn world of Miserable with her smoldering new video for “Loverboy;” watch the Suspiria-influenced, Mitch Wells-directed clip in full today via BUST Magazine.