New Smithsfoodgroup DIY shirts available

sfg1Stay indoors, listen to loud songs. To suit our diet of noise and pizza, Joris (Dock 83) drew up the all new Smithsfoodgroup DIY shirt, which we printed on limited numbers of blue garment.

Get one here


With the addition of BASTIONS, AS PRAYERS FAIL, MEET THE STORM, THE RIVER CARD and BURNING BRIGHT the line-up of Smashfest 2014 is now complete. Full info, ticketlink at:

July 19th, Rotterdam area, come hang friends! This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done and the shows by FocusedXminds, Bastions, MindXcontrol, No Omega, The River Card, Ashes and Burning Bright will be Dutch exclusives.

We are incredibly proud to announce the release of ‘This Was My Fault From The Start’ by British hardcore-ish outfit ARTEMIS through us and Enjoyment Records. The three track is now available for stream and digi download via our bandcamp.

There will be 50 copies of this amazing effort available on black tape with cardboard housing, including a cassette-only b-side. Get it while they are hot via our store.

“Artemis do not conform to the current expectations of today’s metal scene. Forming in 2006, their sound has developed into a culmination of chaos and hardcore, making their music aggressive, loud and fast. Mix this with grinding guitars, wrenching vocals, dirty bass lines and drumbeats that break you and you get a sound, which they truly call their own. Landing support slots for bands such as War From A Harlot’s Mouth, TRC, This Is Hell, Liferuiner, Bane and Power Trip, 2014 sees the band breaking through internationally.”

FFO: Deftones, Converge, Bastions, Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Artemis will embark on a tour through Europe in September 2014 in support of the ‘This Was My Fault From The Start’ EP. The band will play Capsloc at Capelle aan den IJssel, alongside Grown Cold, Magnacult and The Wrong Kid Died.

Batmanfest last Saturday: quick recap

A massive THANK YOU to all present at Batmanfest last Saturday, bands, volunteers, staff and visitors, you were amazing. Crawl Back Bookings have been hosting several editions of the festival so far and for this year we stepped in for over half of the booking and most of the promo. Loved it. We hope to be back over the summer and make this into a twice a year party. 

Apart from the just reblogged sets, make sure you check out the other photos FRNK BTMN shot- of This Routine Is Hell, Meet The Storm, Man As Plague, Svalbard, Pariso, Dehumanization, Chelsea Smile, The Fifth Alliance and The Words I Never Said. Thanks a lot for this dude.

Our next ‘heavy’ shows at Capsloc will be Black Box Red on December 14th, Yearbook + 3 supports on December 20th, With One Last Breath + 2 supports on January 12th and from then on, at least a monthly heavier courtesy of us. Some other muchos cooler stuff in the pipeline too. Thanks again.

[Dutch, PB] Tijdschema Batmanfest online, This Routine Is Hell vervangt Sworn To Oath

De Britse band Sworn To Oath heeft hun show op Batmanfest afgezegd. In een kort statement laat de band weten de komende weken in de studio te willen spenderen. De headlinespot op het festival te Capelle aan den IJssel, 2 november aanstaande, wordt overgenomen door This Routine Is Hell.

De uit Utrecht afkomstige hardcoreband stond eerder dit jaar onder meer op Ieperfest. Afgelopen april werd het goed ontvangen ‘Howl’ uitgebracht, een gratis te downloaden album.  This Routine Is Hell zal Batmanfest 2013 afsluiten.


The Great Hurricane Escape 15:00 – 15:30 Main

Smash The Hourglass 15:55 – 16:25 Main

0181Beatdown 16:50 – 17:20 Main

The Words I Never Said (IT) 17.20 – 17.50 Café

Mary Fields 17:50 – 18:25 Main

The Fifth Alliance 18:30 – 19:05 Café

Chelsea Smile 19:10 – 19:40 Main

Dehumanization 19:45 – 20:15 Café

Pariso (UK) 20:15 – 20:45 Main

Svalbard (UK) 20:50 – 21:20 Café

Meet The Storm 21:20 – 22:00 Main

Man as Plague 22:00 – 22:40 Café

This Routine Is Hell 22:40 – 23:25 Main

Batmanfest vindt dit jaar plaats op 2 november in cultuurpodium Capsloc, te Capelle aan den IJssel. De zaal, aan de rand van Rotterdam, wordt omgeven door gratis parkeerplaatsen en is goed bereikbaar per OV. Kaarten kosten €8,50 in de voorverkoop via en €10 aan de deur. De opbrengst van het festival komt ten goede aan de strijd tegen borstkanker.

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