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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.  Blowthescene.com 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 ...

Dronez / Nightfall – Käng Bang split Ep Debut Stream

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
nightfall dronez cover art It only make sense that The City Of Brothery Love which remains a stronghold for many factions of punk in the US would see two of Philadelphia's leading d-beat punk outfits, Nightfall and Dronez team up to unleash a ferocious new split EP entitled Käng Bang. Blow The Scene has the pleasure of debuting two cuts from this split below the fold for your listening pleasure. Side A of Käng Bang is presented by Philly's Nightfall who continue a decade-long legacy as a leading force in the regional punk scene unleashing their trademark d-beat punk attacks slathered in layers of gut-wrenching distortions. Enjoy Nightfall's opening ...

Bardus debut “Haze” off new Stella Porta full-length

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
BARDUS-2-web [photo by Eli Reeder] Philadelphia, PA's Bardus are one of the few underground bands that offers a dark and saturating heavy presence while maintaining an air of accessibility not off-putting to even the most ardent fans of abrasive metal while giving psychedelic metallers a lot to love. Bardus are a difficult band to categorize with a live show that sees walls of speaker cabinets primed to shake the listener to his or her core, with the experience falling somewhere between Sunn 0))) meeting Fight Amp at a Fugazi basement show after stepping into a time machine and everyone proceeded to get blazed out of their minds.. Hence the reason it's not uncommon ...

Languish debut new music video “V”

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
languish-oryx-cover Enjoy a video debut from the Arizona-based crusty metal merchants, Languish as the band gears up to drop a fresh split with ORYX via Battleground Records. This split effort was created in the tradition of classic underground split releases seeing many facets of punk and metal come to together for one eclectic release. The ORYX/LANGUISH split LP will see first light via Battleground Records on April 1st in a run of 300 copies on thr all-mighty 180-gram black wax including a digital download. Despite being a relatively new band on the scene, Languish benefits from a cast of members that have done time in several notable ...

Interview: Justin Smith (Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Blow The Scene is excited to present a new interview with guitarist/vocalist Justin Smith of LA's Graf Orlock and Ghostlimb. Smith also heads underground label Vitriol Records while maintaining a position of Professor of History which lead LA Weekly to dub him "The Heavy Metal Professor" in its People 2013 issue. We touch base on all of Smith's current projects as well as the daily trials of balancing such a large and diverse plate of endeavors.

Known and loved for pilfering sounds and concepts from Hollywood action flicks like Aliens and Point Break, the grinding, thrashing, hardcore enigma Graf Orlock advances ...


Yob & Black Cobra Tour + New Photos

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
YOB-band-078 Critically-acclaimed metal band Black Cobra have released the new track "The Messenger". "The Messenger" is the third new track revealed from their forthcoming album 'Imperium Simulacra' and was featured as part of their live set on their recent tour with YOB. "The Messenger " is streaming now at The Obelisk. 'Imperium Simulacra' will be released worldwide on Feb. 26 and is available for pre-orders at Season Of Mist. Black Cobra have recently announced an extensive North American tour. The tour, sponsored by CVLT NATION, kicks off on Feb. 26 in Madison, WI, and sees the band touring alongside Bongzilla and LO-PAN with additional support ...

Unborn Suffer premiere Nihilist full-length

Friday, February 5th, 2016
unborn suffer Poland's Unborn Suffer dropped their latest full-length Nihilist throughout Europe via Selfmadegod Records on February 1 with a pending cd version gearing to hit streets in the USA via the Earsplit Distro on February 19th. Be the first to enjoy the exclusive stream of the entire 17-track record below! Nihilist, the band's fifth overall record, showcases a wide range of extreme influences and executions seeing grindcore blasts, blazing guitar work, complimented by guttural vocal attacks that often border on the depths of gore-grind. Fans of Internal Bleeding, Napalm Death, Mortician, and the mighty Regurgitated should find a lot to love here. Nihilist was recorded in late 2014 and early 2015 in local Post ...

Fight Amp announce shows + new photos

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Fight-Amp-promo2015-band-001 Philadelphia Noise-rock outfit Fight Amp have re-emerged with new show announcements as February will include a Brooklyn, NY performance with Brutal Panda Records label-mates, Whores. A hometown show in support of noise-rock supergroup UXO (featuring Chris Spencer of Unsane + Steve Austin of Today Is The Day) is also scheduled for later in the month. In March the group will head to Richmond, VA with Creepoid. With these tour dates also comes news that the band has already written nearly a full-length’s worth of new material. Fight Amp plans to begin the recording process later this year." Composed of Mike McGinnis (guitar, vocals), Jon DeHart (bass, vocals) and Dan Smith (drums), ...

Faith No More Music Videos & New Photos

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Faith No More-band-033 Faith No More’s first new album since 1997’s Album of the Year, Sol Invictus (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), arrived in May of 2015, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and landing at similar spots worldwide (including #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany and #6 in the UK). The months surrounding release found the band headlining a number of festivals including Sonisphere, Download, Riot Fest, Bumbershoot and Rock in Rio. Returning to late night television for the first time since the mid ‘90s, Faith No More took the stage on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly. ...

Neurosis News & New Photos

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Neurosis-band-079 Having passed the three decade mark in December, Neurosis returned to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Trash Talk) on December 27th to record their forthcoming brand new LP, their follow up to 2012's Honor Found In Decay. Neurosis is celebrating their thirty-year milestone with a series of performances where they will deliver a massive two-hour set list, invoking material spanning their entire recorded lineage, from 1987's Pain Of Mind through 2012's Honor Found In Decay, with varied set lists at each event. These sets will span the band's entire career, showcasing the comprehensive evolution, from their primitive beginnings into the seminal, epic outfit of ...

Housecore Horror Film Fest III Day 3 – Goblin, Autopsy, Incantation, Zombi, Ghoul, more

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Author & Punisher-band-017 Day 3 of the Housecore Horror Fest 2015 saw highly sought after doom, progressive, and metal acts Goblin, Autopsy, Incantation, Zombi, YOB, Author & Punisher, and Muscle and Marrow hit the stage at San Antonio's Aztec Theater. Italy's progressive soundtrack masters, Goblin set forth a live score of Dawn Of The Dead that was the perfect closer to a stellar weekend of horror movies and live performances. Goblin continue to release new work and perform around the world in three current and different versions of the band.Noisey did a fair job sifting through the different variants for the uninitiated in a recent interview. For ...

Backslider debut new song “Deep In The Glue”

Friday, December 11th, 2015
backslider-band-abc-no-rio Enjoy a fresh cut from Philadelphia's Backslider, as the recently updated and now three-piece outfit drop "Deep in the Glue," taken from the band's forthcoming LP, Motherfucker, hitting streets January 15th via Six Weeks Records. Having solidified a solid discography of scathing powerviolence as a two piece over the last several years, Backslider have recently enlisted the talents of bassist Jake Smith, making this the first Backslider LP to feature bass guitar and now three musicians. Vocalist and guitarist Logan Neubauer taps into classic hardcore punk territory on the fret board and subsequent vocal attacks before meandering into some sludgier cross-sections that sees a definite Southern drawl ...

Incantation, Funerus, Pissgrave at Kungfu Necktie

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
NYC death metal legends, Incantation hit Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue earlier this year along with Funerus and Philly's own Pissgrave for a solid night of beyond extreme metal. BTS's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the evening in photos for your viewing pleasure, featured below the fold. Incantation re-issued its acclaimed 2000 full-length The Infernal Storm via Relapse Records last month. Though first released at the turn of the century, The Infernal Storm has more than weathered the test of time and still stands as a punishing, top-tier extreme metal release today. Fifteen years since its release and since its first & only vinyl pressing, The ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 2 Full – American Nightmare, Nails, more

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-day2-american-nightmare-28 Day 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2015 at Philly’s Electric Factory venue featured an incredible billing with American Nightmare, Suicide File, Nails, Defeater, Cruel Hand, True Love, Build + Destroy, The Geeks, and Malice at the Palace hitting the stage. American Nightmare had quite a run in 2015 with a series of hand-picked reunion bills including TIH, Fun Fun Fun Fest and more punctuating a legacy as one of the most important and influential hardcore bands in recent history. Deathwish Inc. has issued a digital version of American Nightmare "Reunion Documentary" that is currently available now for only 5 bills. After you scope that, ...

Housecore Horror Fest III Day 2 Nails, Cripple Bastards, Dropdead, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Suffocation, more

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Suffocation-band-0171 Day 2 of Housecore Horror Film Fest was strong day for grind, punk, and death metal seeing some of the most extreme sounding bands of the fest lumped together for a whirlwind of intensity as Nails, Poison Idea, Italy's Cripple Bastards, were met by Dropdead, Crowbar, Negative Approach, Corrosion of Conformity, a rare performance by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and topped off by none other than Long Island death metal legends, Suffocation. All of the bands on the bill have been active recently with Nails gearing up to record their Nuclear Blast Records debut and third overall full-length with engineer Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio starting on December 27th. The album titled, ...

Timebomb & Deacon – Full Split Debut

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
HARV0330_Timebomb-Deacon_CombinedCover-001 A forthcoming split release sees two emerging hardcore bands bridging oceans as Tokyo, Japan's Deacon have linked up with New Jersey's Timebomb for a new effort hitting streets soon via Harvcore Records. Blow The Scene has the pleasure of streaming this forthcoming split in its entirety below the fold. A limited deluxe vinyl edition featuring a metallic silver edition is now up for pre-order including custom art by artist Chad Lawson. Timebomb has been making waves across the Northeast US region supporting some of hardcore's biggest heavyweights including a standout performance at This Is Hardcore Fest 2015 alongside Cro-mags and Biohazard. Meanwhile Deacon ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 1 Band Photos: Snapcase, Chokehold, Code Orange, More!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
snapcase-band-TIH-2015-union-transfer-8 We had the pleasure of bringing you crowd candids and band teasers from the 2015 edition of This Is Hardcore Fest earlier this year. Today we launch BTS photographer Anne Spina's extended band galleries from her massive archive of stage shots. For those just tuning in, This Is Hardcore X launched Day 1 at Philly's Union Transfer venue with dare we say the best Thursday night lineup the fest has even seen featuring the return of Buffalo hardcore legends Snapcase, in addition to a reunion by influential Canadian vegan-straightedge group Chokehold! If that weren't enough- The night also marked PA hardcore unit Agitator's last ...

Housecore Horror Fest Day 1 Photos: King Diamond, Exodus, Superjoint, more

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
King Diamond-band-0138 In the World of metal music and horror movies it really doesn't get much more ridiculously awesome than San Antonio TX's annual Housecore Horror Film Festival hosted by Housecore Records. The World renowned festival just wrapped a third installment. This multi-day and multi-venue event saw an incredible first day line-up of bands that included sought-after acts Child Bite, Warbeast, EyeHateGod, Exodus, Superjoint, and the legendary King Diamond at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, TX. BTS's Dante Torrieri had the pleasure of flying down to the Lone Star State and covering the madness for our viewing pleasure featured below the fold. Danish heavy metal legend King Diamond ...

Photos: Department Of Correction, Mother Brain in Philly

Friday, November 20th, 2015
department-of-correction-grind-band-2 It was a great night for grindcore and crust as French practitioners of ultra-fast grind, Department Of Correction hit Philly with Long Island's Mother Brain as part of the Obscene Extreme Festival Tour. This ground-shaking pairing was joined by Philly's own ear-drum decimators in Drones For Queens who completed this unholy trifecta. Drones For Queens continue to support a latest EP entitled Practically Weapons, which Newnoisenoise Magazine aptly described saying "Imagine fast paced metallic, thrash, punk, sometimes melodic D-Beat rage..Drums that pound your ears raw, heart felt screamed and growled vocals. This is a short but sweet 7” that will leave any fans and new comers drooling for more from ...