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DIALYSIS: ‘Pretty Men’ track debut

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
dialysis pretty men Syracuse, NY's grindy and always quirky hardcore punk unit, DIALYSIS will release a debut LP, Pretty Men this Spring via Hex Records and we are pleased to offer the title track premiere below the fold. While the group is known for short bursts of punk-grind freak-outs, utilizing just drums, guitar, and vocals- The full output of this LP ranges from Turmoil-inspired hardcore to the Gravity Records-influenced bizarro. Vocalist Ryan Canavan continues a tongue-in-cheek approach to lyric crafting, infusing humor within the manic movements in addition to debuting the band's use of a tenor saxophone on several cuts. Recorded by Eric Bukowski at Moresound Studios in Syracuse and cover art ...

Premiere: Kill Verona release first new song in 13 years

Monday, March 27th, 2017
kill verona broken parts Kill Verona were at the forefront of the budding East Coast punk/emo/hardcore scene in the early 2000’s. The band narrowly escaped eviction from the East Coast leg of Warped Tour as fans all but tore the stage apart during the band's explosive live performance. Kill Verona are known for energetic live shows, riot-inducing sing-a-longs, and have shared the stage with everyone from Brand New to Glassjaw. The band's early sound served as the DNA for Philly area bands Title Fight and The Wonder Years, who pay homage to Kill Verona (Little League) in their song "You're not Salinger. Get Over it." Kill Verona was formed in December of ...

Exclusive: Grin And Bear It Interview & New Song Premiere

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Grin And Bear It Cleveland, OH's explosive, grindy, hardcore punk-infused powerviolence unit Grin And Bear It, have been one of our favorite bands at since the inception of our publication. Beginning with drummer Drew Vaccaro's single-foot blasts, rolls, and digs into his drum cuts that cause the most hardened musical enthusiasts to crack grins from ear to ear. The drumming is more than complimented by guitar shredding that can best be described as "next level." We're not talking about silly solos either or the type of playing the comes from sheerly studying the classics. Guitarist Kevin Greulich attacks exotic chord mutations with a physical rigor and veracity that causes those in eyesight ...

Photos: Surgeon, Escuela, Suspect, Destruct Device live at KFN

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Surgeon, Escuela, Suspect, and Destruct Device recently lit up Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue with a regional showcase that proved to be a super Tuesday of rad music. Philly four-piece grind unit Destruct Device featuring Matt Miller of Catharsis on guitar, set the evening in motion, providing a raw output fusing elements of thrash, skate punk, and metal into a fury of catchy and delightfully brief songs. New Jersey's Suspect hit the stage next as the band features ex-members of long standing East Coast punk rock outfit Heartfelt Discord. The seasoned unit proceeded to hold up the punk rock end of the spectrum proudly. Ithaca, NY's three-piece powerviolence crew Escuela dug ...

Photos: Run The Jewels Live at Philly’s E Factory

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels's epic Run The World tour kicked off last Wednesday night with a momentous sold out show at Philadelphia's Electric Factory. As announced last week, Nick Hook and Gangsta Boo were added to the bill, joining special guests The Gaslamp Killer and Cuz as support for the North American leg. A full list of dates & additional information is below.'s Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture a fresh round of photos from the performance for your viewing pleasure featured below! After taking the internet by storm with the surprise Christmas Eve digital release of Run The Jewels 3, rap super-duo Run The Jewels have released the physical ...

Photos: Trap Them, Yautja, Die Choking, Ten Ton Hammer

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Trap Them, Yautja, Die Choking, and Ten Ton Hammer recently played a packed Kung Fu Necktie billing in Philly with's photographer Dante Torrieri on hand to capture a gnarly set of photos for our viewing pleasure.

Philly-area heavy hitters Ten Ton Hammer set the trail ablaze with a patented blend of metallic hardcore, continuing to support the Always Empty EP, which BTS had the pleasure of premiering in conjunction with Harvcore Records earlier in 2016. The band recently announced a string of dates in the New York and Maryland areas to close out 2016.

Philly three-piece grindcore unit Die Choking continue to support the band's 2015 debut ...

Photos: Gadget, Vermin Womb, Organ Dealer at KFN

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
gadget-band-grindcore-1 Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue played host to a culmination of the heaviest of grind and metal as Swedish vets Gadget, Denver decimators Vermin Womb, and New Jersey's Organ Dealer brought forth the shred. Organ Dealer kicked the evening into gear with a fast-paced offering of their patented metallic grind. The band continues to support 2015's Visceral Infection (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) full-length, plus a guest recording one-off with producer Kurt Ballou as the editors of MetalSucks hand-picked ten unsigned bands from an open application process to record at Converse Rubber Tracks. Organ Dealer recently announced they will be heading on a maiden European tour with Paris, France's ...

Photos: Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker in Philly

Monday, November 14th, 2016
skeletonwitch-band-14 Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, and Homewrecker recently shook Philly's Underground Arts venue to its core with an unrelenting line-up of some of the best in in the underground world. Per usual-'s Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture and deliver an exclusive set of photos for your viewing pleasure below the fold. Homewrecker slings some seriously intense, raw Slayer-worship on it's latest EP Extinction by Design, shifting gears at all the right moments, from churning death-groove to evil thrash. Recorded and mixed by Andy Nelson (Harm's Way, Eternal Sleep), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell), the new EP hit the streets in mid-October on Good Fight Music to ...

Drones For Queens debut music video “Purgatory Marathon”

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
drones for queens Enjoy a fresh music video debut of new song "Purgatory Marathon" from one of our favorite Philadelphia-area bands, Drones For Queens, as the trio gear up for a Fall release of their first full-length record. The forthcoming effort, Unwavering Servant is ten tracks that tread swiftly through realms of Death n' Roll, speed metal, and punk, while incorporating plenty of well-crafted melody throughout. The lyrics hone in on a range of personal topics, depicting the distress behind the current state of World affairs, the perceived 'guaranteed demise' looming over mankind, and the witnessing of withering opportunities for those trying to maintain a living in uncertain times. Unwavering Servant is ...

Photos: Baroness & Pallbearer at Webster Hall NYC

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Baroness Baroness, who recently launched a new round of U.S. tour dates in support of Purple, also premiered a music video for the song “Try to Disappear” that you can view in the YouTube player below the fold. “The cathartic experience of playing live music has not changed over the 13 years of performing,” John Baizley said in a recent interview with the SF Weekly. “But the sense of relief and release I feel as an adult is as intense, if not more than, when I was younger. The response to this record has been really, really overwhelming. There have been some pretty dramatic changes in the way that our ...

Die Young Interview

Friday, August 19th, 2016
die young We are pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Die Young vocalist and front-man Daniel Austin as the release of band's latest full-length, No Illusions, is now imminent on Good Fight Music. For those just tuning in, Die Young has been a staple of the Texas hardcore scene spanning back to 2002 with the release of band's first recorded effort, Songs For The Converted- complete in CD-R form. Through years of commitment and numerous releases on some of the most sought-after underground labels, touring around the world, appearances at staple festivals like the annual This is Hardcore fest in Philadelphia, and now through ...

Debut: Multicult stream new song ‘Coxcomb’

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
multicult band Enjoy an exclusive stream from Baltimore noise rock outfit Multicult as we unleash new song "Coxcomb" from the forthcoming album Position Remote, which will drop via Reptilian Records tomorrow! Beginning with the release of band's self-titled debut in 2010, Multicult have carved an unmistakable niche in the East Coast punk rock landscape offering clever, often ingenious spins on the genre that sees hardcore punk, alternative, and experimental elements converge to defy classification. It's not uncommon to see the band's dymanics on full display as Multicult shares the stage with post-punk, grindcore, progressive, and other fellow noise bands, reining in support accross the DIY spectrum. It's also not ...

Photos: This Is Hardcore 2016 Day 1 Band Teasers

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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As This Is Hardcore Fest 2016 draws to close, we are pleased to present the first round of band photos by photographer Anne Spina from the stage. As in previous years, we like to roll out a few teasers before debuting the extended galleries in the days and weeks that follow.

Be sure to keep up This Is Hardcore on Facebook and Twitter for coverage from numerous outlets as well as Hate5Six for all of the amazing videos that will soon be ...

Exclusive: Chepang debut “Chutkeli” track

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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We are extremely stoked to offer the exclusive track debut of "Chutkeli” by Nepalese grindcore unit Chepang as the band prepares to drop a new EP, Lathi Charge, on August 1 via Nerve Altar Records in the US and Holy Goat Records (Germany). For those just tuning in, Chepang offer an absolutely bone-crushing take on modern grindcore that sees clever emulsions of several niche subgenres creep into the mix including goregrind, crust, noise rock, powerviolence, and more. The overall output is an exciting and pointedly profound take on the genre that should be turning a lot of heads in the weeks and months to come. Given ...

Band Of Mercy debut stream of Veganocracy 7″

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
band of mercy veganocracy Enjoy the full debut stream of Veganocracy, the forthcoming 7" by Texas vegan hardcore rabble-rousers, Band Of Mercy ahead of the street date (July 29, 2016) as the band drops this six-track ripper on Dead Truth Recordings (North America) and Ugly & Proud Records (Europe). Featuring members of TX hardcore mainstays Die Young and Florida's Axis, Band Of Mercy is known for a take-no-prisoners attitude that is aptly described by Toxicbreed's Funhouse as " adamantly convicted of their lifestyle that they make Earth Crisis lyrics look like U2. Band Of Mercy is not just about spreading the 'good news' of Veganism, they're all about.. ...

BANE final Philly shows Day 2

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
bane Continued from our BANE Final Philly Shows- Day I, comes Day II photos fresh out of the vault of BTS photographer Anne Spina. Be sure to scope the extended high-resolution galleries from our Flickr account via the links below! Day 2 of Bane's final Philly performances was held at First Unitarian Church on May 7th, 2016 courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows featuring Boy Sets Fire, Cruel Hand, and Maximum Penalty. All photos by BTS's Anne Spina (Anne Spina Photography) Maximum Penalty - See Extended Band Gallery at BTS Flickr Maximum Penalty Cruel Hand - See Extended Band Gallery at BTS Flickr...

Bane final Philly shows Day 1

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
BANE philly Legendary Boston hardcore act Bane are closing the door after two decades active with two final, sold-out shows coming up in Massachusetts with Saves The Day, Title Fight and more this weekend. This final showcase is not before Bane made time for two back-to-back nights of madness in Philadelphia courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows last month with BTS's Anne Spina on hand to capture the events. From what started as a sideproject in 1995 for then Converge-guitarist guitarist Aaron Dalbec, has progressed into four mainstay hardcore albums and countless live outings around the Globe cementing one of the most rabid and loyal fanbases in the ...

Photos: Rotten Sound, Die Choking, Bandit in Philly

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
rotten sound live in philly Enjoy a fresh batch of photos of Finnish grindcore legends, Rotten Sound as they ripped through Philly's Boot & Saddle venue with area crushers Die Choking and Bandit recently. Rotten Sound's latest album Abuse to Suffer, released in March via Season of Mist, remains true to the band's resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style. What sets Rotten Sound apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death ...

Amara drop unreleased song “World Collapse”

Friday, May 20th, 2016
tee We definitely dig the sludge-drenched crust offerings of Newport, VA's Amara here at Blow The Scene. So while we were recently in touch with the band, it came to our attention that the boys had stashed away an unreleased track from a recent demo session. We jumped at the opportunity to unleash the track and introduce our readers to the band. For those just tuning in- Amara's sound sits somewhere in the spectrum between ILSA and Cough, with a wide swath of angles to hit the listener from. Crusty undertones with elements of sludge and black metal presented in classic raw fashion. You can check out more music from the band's ...

Old Lines debut Split EP with social activist & author Will Potter

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
old lines to build a fire will potter Enjoy a brand new premiere from Baltimore's political d-beat mainstays, Old Lines, in the form of a new split effort with renowned social activist and author Will Potter (Green Is The New Red), aptly titled To Build A Fire. This forthcoming May 27th release is set to be the a first vinyl run via Life Advice Records, which is the new label imprint of Old Lines guitarist Mitch Roemer (formerly of Pulling Teeth). This unique pairing sees Old Lines offering two blazing and deliciously brutal d-beat songs which are accompanied by spoken-word companion tracks via Potter. The first track ...

Lesser Life – Bone Deep & Numbing premiere

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
BoneDeepandNumbingartLarge We at Blow The Scene are super stoked to offer an exclusive full-stream premiere by North Carolina's absolutely pummeling grind unit, Lesser Life and the forthcoming 5-song EP, Bone Deep & Numbing as the band gears up for a June 3rd release and subsequent tour dates that are all posted below the fold. With Bone Deep & Numbing, Lesser Life continue to hone a naturally dark and deliciously low-end-saturated presence that has been a signature sound for the group. Bone Deep & Numbing is what I picture Yautja and Dead In The Dirt might sound like meeting in a dark alley- Groovy, dirty, sludge riffs that trans-mutate into blistering grind with ...

Bandit – Born Into Perpetual Stupidity premiere

Friday, May 13th, 2016
bandit ground split ep cover Enjoy an exclusive premiere from one of the Northeast's most promising young powerviolence acts, Bandit as the unruly shredders deploy track "Born Into Perpetual Stupidity" today at Blow The Scene. The track, which was recorded with Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Skeletonwitch) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, Maryland, will be featured on Bandit's forthcoming Split with NJ grind purveyors Ground. The Split is set to hit streets later in 2016 via Unholy Anarchy Records. Without further ado.. Bandit Live Shows: May 26 - Philadelphia, Pa - @Boot n Saddle - w/ Rotten Sound, Die Choking June 16 - BH REX FEST - Chesapeake, ...

Photos: Mastodon & Dillinger Escape Plan in Philly

Monday, May 9th, 2016
5/5/16, Electric Factory, Phliadelphia. Metal titans Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan once again linked up for a round of live dates as Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri caught up with the tour at Philadelphia's Electric Factory this past Friday to deliver a stunning set of exclusive photos. Apart from a string of recent festival and tour date announcements, the long awaited and very limited picture disc of Mastodon's non-album track “White Walker” is available online and at local record stores. The artwork, designed by Welsh illustrator Richey Beckett, is a still from the Games of Thrones episode in which Mastodon appeared as murdered "wildlings" who are brought ...

Ten Ton Hammer – Always Empty premiere

Friday, May 6th, 2016
ten-ton-hammer-always-empty Enjoy a world premiere from Philly-area metallic-hardcore heavyweights, Ten Ton Hammer as the forthcoming Always Empty 7" due to hit streets August 6th via Harvcore Records is available for streaming below the fold. The band has a number of regional shows slated for the coming months including a slot at 2016's gargantuan, 4-day, This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 6th alongside such mainstays as Terror, Power Trip, Incendiary, and many more. Not a bad way to usher in a record release. The first pressing of the Always Empty 7" is a limited run of 500 with 200 on Violet, 100 on Frost, 100 on ...