Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mathcore Index: Volume 4

We are proud to present our 4th compilation, Mathcore Index: Volume 4. Artwork by Karl Frandsen, layout by Tamás Bakó, and original logo by Keith Carlson. Special thank you to Willowtip Records.

Release date: 10/25/17
Format: digital, free

Artist listing:

Black Nail
Capitol Swizzle Credit
Good Game
The Guts
Aaron Myers-Brooks
PlasticBag FaceMask
Sloth Herder
The Sound That Ends Creation
Suffer Me
Those Darn Gnomes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Complexity Fest 2018

Proud to announce that we’re sponsoring Complexity Fest 2018, featuring SikTh, God Mother, John Frum, Three Trapped Tigers, Ulsect, Carnifex, + many more TBA!  Event page here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spotify Podcast Playlist

Here you will find a playlist using the available tracks featured in our podcast, which will be updated monthly.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Cadence Fox - "Masses of Program"

Chicago has a long history of being a hotbed for underground music, especially in the 1980's with new wave, emo in the 1990's, and now a new generation of screamo, hardcore, mathcore and math rock. One band in particular, Cadence Fox, is certainly no exception, and today we have the pleasure of bringing you an exclusive stream of their first album in almost 4 years, "Masses of Program." The album successfully blends the aforementioned genres with some other daring experiments, including saxophone, heavier parts, and brings influences ranging from Every Time I Die, Fear Before (the March of Flames), Botch to more emotive but similar bands like The Number Twelve Looks Like You and The Fall of TroyCadence Fox also features Seb Alvarez of Tweak, meth., Split TongueLower Your Head For the Treatment Machine, et al (his personal discography is another lengthy discussion unto itself), and they have brought us their finest effort yet with "Masses of Program."

*"Masses of Program" is out today on Bandcamp.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


We are very proud to present this Mathcore Index exclusive stream of "Haste," the debut EP from Denver's Kenaima, one of the most exciting new bands in mathcore. Kenaima are one of the few bands touting The Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge among in their influences that actually live up to those expectations, and today they have brought us a stellar debut with "Haste." "Lifetime Original Movie," the EP's true opener, blasts it's way into your skull with off-kilter riffs and a staccato attack we all know and love, quickly yielding to "Revenge Fuck," which brings chromatically descending passages, Car Bomb-escque heaviness, and a Mike Patton injected mid-section. "From the Gut," the EP's penultimate track, begins with sickly, disorienting chording and goes off in a number of different directions, but most notably includes some of the EP's heavier moments and some great vocal trade-off. "Rock the Vote," the album's closer, is seemingly a reprise and revisits many of the motifs explored in previous songs before finally lurching to a halt. As I've mentioned previously, there is literally nothing I don't love about Kenaima.

*"Haste" is out 10/7/17 via Kenaima's Bandcamp.