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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 "..so 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.  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), ...