Friday, August 20, 2010


If there's one thing you need to know, it's this: HEADED FOR DISASTER shreds like an 80's skate-fiend!  I mean, one of their lyrics is "SYSTEMATIC REPTILE TERROR,"... how can you deny that awesomeness?!

I had the pleasure of seeing these Swedish thrash-goblins last week at a house show (264 Plymouth St. in Mt. Washington, PGH) on their first US tour, and let me tell you, these guys know how to get DOWN.  Their live show matches their 14-track debut self-title; intense and fast, yet tight and catchy.  Their songs are upbeat and devastating, something that would make you gnash your teeth with pleasure.  Heavily influenced by 80's era skate-punk and crossover, they blend in elements of hardcore, creating an insane mash of party thrash that makes me want to circle pit until I puke.  Shifting from manic drumming to chaotic back-feed-laden breakdowns to adrenaline soaked riot-vocals, this album packs a fistful of RAD that has not been seen in the USA since the rise of Municipal Waste... yes, I went there.  Take a listen yourself, and dare to disagree!  I have a feeling these guys are going places, and not just because they're touring relentlessly.  If you get a chance to see these guys live, DO IT, and pick up their album while you're at it!  SUPPORT BANDS BY BUYING THEIR WORK!

These are just some of the tracks that pushed me into a frenzy of head-banging and fist-pumping:
Relics of Insanity
Psyche Mystics
Pull the Plug
Rough Guide to Capitalism
Abundance of Stoke



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