Austin-based industrial/noise duo Blank Hellscape decided to close the door on 2017 with a bang. New Year’s Eve brought the release of Demo 2017, a 6-song set (4 via Bandcamp) that is a statement project if I’ve ever heard one. If I had to guess, ‘demo’ is being used ironically in this context, because these tracks have body to them, and are quite arresting. For those into heavy rhythm, boundary pushing and raw emotion in their music, Blank Hellscape is like hitting the jackpot. Give it a listen, a share, and donate a few bucks if you can, because supporting local and independent music helps us all.