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Say Anything Rarities and More Tour Philly Photo Special

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Say Anything band live LA rock band, Say Anything, stopped through Philadelphia's Theater of Living Arts on June 22nd along with fellow label-mates Eisley, HRVRD, and Northern Faces as part of the Rarities and More Tour. Over the last 13 years, Say Anything has continued to release music with a rotating cast of members revolving around the only current original member, frontman Max Bemis. The band's catalog of five full-length records and four EPs have been released on labels of all sizes, including RCA in 2009. In 2011 Say Anything joined Albany-based Equal Vision Records and are currently supporting their latest release, a 3-disc collection of rarities and ...

Decibel Tour 2013 Philly Photo Special

Monday, July 15th, 2013
magrudergrind-12 It was a bash of the titans as death metal champs Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death steamrolled through Philadelphia's Union Transfer venue for a packed house as the Decibel Magazine Tour 2013 brought special guests Immolation, Magrudergrind, and Drugs Of Faith to round out the bill. UK's grindcore godfathers and death metal mainstays in Napalm Death brought the thunder as they continue to support a 15th studio album Utilitarian (Century Media). With a hearty set that saw tracks sprinkled in from across the band's vast spectrum of releases including the classic Dead Kennedys cover, "Nazi Punks Fuck Off," Napalm Death ...

CSS and IO Echo Philly Photo Special

Friday, July 12th, 2013
CSS-live-2 Brazilian rock outfit CSS recently ripped through Philadelphia's Union Transfer venue with special guests IO Echo. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri and Jon Van Dine were on hand to deliver a breathtaking double-feature gallery for your viewing pleasure below the fold. Being part of the Nylon Magazine Summer Music Tour, show hands dished out goodie bags at the door complete with glow sticks, water bottles, temporary tattoos and sweet blue sunglasses. CSS was full of infectious energy, playing a solid mix of older songs including "Art Bitch," "Lets Make Love," "Music is My Hot Sex," and more, with just a few new songs sprinkled in. ...

Blow The Scene Fest 2013 in Photos

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Dropdead-BTSfest-band-0132 The first ever Blow The Scene Fest took place in Philadelphia on June 29th at the Broad Street Ministry, featuring performances by leading underground talents Dropdead, Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari, Heartless, Backslider, Less Life, and Dying. Blow The Fest 2013 was dubbed "Artists For Animals" as this event along with its simultaneous art exhibit and benefit drive "Homeward Bound," all benefiting P.A.W.S. (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). Apart from the stellar lineup of performers, Blow The Scene Fest 2013 also featured tabling exhibits by P.A.W.S., Wooden Shoe anarchist bookstore, BTS Photographer Dante ...

Centuries – Pessum Ire song premiere

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Centuries - band Florida purveyors of punk-infused, blackened hardcore, Centuries are gearing up to drop a blistering debut full-length, Taedium Vitae on Southern Lord Records this August. We at Blow The Scene are excited to offer readers around the world an exclusive premiere and stream of new song "Pessum Ire" below. With a knack for the tedious details of walloping tone, Centuries exude a brand of hardcore that fans of Oathbreaker and Full Of Hell will certainly appreciate. More than the sum of its parts, Centuries establishes a full-spectrum sound that escapes many bands. Dense layers of distorted melodies with an open d-beat bottom leave room ...

Kylesa Philly Photo Special

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Kylesa-band-082 The mighty Kylesa recently ripped through Philly’s Underground Arts with an eclectic tour package that included Lazer Wulf, White Hills, and Blood Ceremony. Armed with new album, Ultraviolet (Season Of Mist), Kylesa wasted no time firing into a poignant set. Complemented by two simultaneous drummers and longtime members Laura Pleasants and Philip Cope, the band is at the top of their musical game, dropping meaty melodies over a cacophony of drum, bass, and effects at will. Donning a repertoire that exudes years of fine tuning and precision, the band’s poise is something to be admired. In our recent ...

Dying & Less Life Song Premieres

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Dying - band live at The Barbary in Philadelphia We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world a double premiere from the forthcoming Dying / Less Life, A Split Recording LP. Sharing the vegan straightedge philosophy and both with a unique spin on emotive hardcore that pulls from various niches including punk, crust, and even metal, this split will leave you thinking. Lyrical motifs run the gambit from personal focuses on isolation and hopelessness to animal and Earth liberation. Limited to 300 copies and pressed on white 150 gram vinyl with black splatter, housed in screen printed jackets and hand numbered, A ...

Coliseum – Sister Faith Philly Photo Special

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Coliseum-band-057 Coliseum recently ripped through Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie venue for an intimate show with Red Hare, Snake Road, and Faking. Coliseum is currently supporting a fresh album, Sister Faith, on Temporary Residence which has seen rave reviews from critics and fans alike. A slight departure from the more hardcore-punk influenced studio efforts, Sister Faith explores some new sonic territory in the rock spectrum that has re-ignited a strong buzz for these Louisville mainstays. We had the pleasure of catching up with Coliseum for an exclusive interview as lead vocalist Ryan Patterson shared the story behind the making of the record and ...

Backslider Song Premiere

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Backslider - band live at The Barbary in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012 Backslider are a blistering two-piece outfit from Philadelphia fusing raw elements of powerviolence, sludge, punk, and metal into a deadly concoction of infectious tunes. Moody and often attitudinal guitar licks crash down like thunder before breaking wide open into furious grind bursts with the drum chops to match. The band has made numerous tour outings and featured performances with the likes of Iron Lung, Phobia, Nasum, including a stop at last year's Maryland Deathfest. Definitely a band to keep an eye on in 2013. We are ...

Dropdead Exclusive Song Premieres and Interview

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Dropdead Systematic Death Split Cover Enjoy a Dropdead world premiere of 2 never-before-heard tracks taken from the forthcoming Fighting For Life, DROPDEAD / SYSTEMATIC DEATH split EP as part of Dropdead's 20th Anniversary EP Series. Enjoy high quality streams of new songs 'Foundation' and 'The Final Chapter' below a new interview with guitarist Ben Barnett and singer/lyricist Bob Otis. This, as the band prepares to play a series of US shows including Blow The Scene Fest - PAWS benefit this Saturday in Philadelphia, PA with Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari and many more! Without further ado, let's hear from Ben and Bob. Scroll to ...

Comeback Kid, Wisdom In Chains, Reign Supreme Philly Photo Special

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
comeback-kid-band-9 Hardcore music fans in Philly got a rare treat as Comeback Kid stormed through the now legendary First Unitarian Church basement in Center City with comrades Wisdom In Chains, Reign Supreme, Suburban Scum, and Bitter End. Hosted by Joe 'Hardcore' McKay and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking team, it was apparent from the onset, this night was going to be a special one as bodies filed in unwaveringly. Comeback Kid's original vocalist Scott Wade rejoined the band on vocals for these current select dates, while current vocalist Andrew Neufeld was back in his initial position, playing guitar. To celebrate this reunion of ...

Rotten Sound Philly Photo Special

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Rotten-Sound-band-098 Finnish grindcore champs, Rotten Sound recently leveled Philly’s Barbary venue with comrades in Hellshock, Kromosom, Nomade and Wake with Blow The Scene on hand to deliver a dense set of photos for your viewing pleasure. Rotten Sound frontman Keijo Niinimaa spent the better part of 2012 as fill-in singer for the late Mieszko Talarczyk of Nasum during the band’s farewell tour before recording and releasing a new EP on Relapse Records, Species At War in January, which we featured in our New Music Now column. Rotten Sound have taken grindcore to the heights ...

Homeward Bound Art Show at Grindcore House Gallery

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
homeward-bound-philly-paws-benefit-24 In conjunction with our forthcoming Blow The Scene Fest 2013: Artists For Animals on June 29, 2013 at The Broad St. Ministry in Philadelphia, the Homeward Bound: A Benefit for PAWS art show launched in May at Philly's top vegan eatery and coffee bar, Grindcore House. Curated by Philadelphia Art Professor Ryann Casey, the art show features artwork of various mediums donated by over 50 artists from around the world with the proceeds of all sales being presented to P.A.W.S (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). We caught up with Homeward Bound: A Benefit for PAWS on opening ...

Clutch, The Sword, Lionize Philly Photo Special

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Clutch-band-060 Maryland rock titans Clutch along with The Sword and Lionize recently ripped through Philadelphia's Electric Factory with Blow The Scene on hand hand to capture dense galleries of all the participating bands. It's been quite year for Clutch with release of latest studio effort, Earth Rocker. The album was released March 19th via Clutch's own label imprint Weathermaker Music and entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band's highest chart position to date. Frontman Neil Fallon will also be featured on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show on July 13th before the band heads over to Europe. On this particular evening, fans ...

Baroness, Pallbearer, Tombs Philly Photo Exclusive

Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Baroness-band-052 Baroness recently made their first pass through Philly as a full band since having plummeted along with their tour bus, 30-feet from an viaduct into a ravine in Bath, England last August. The harrowing incident leaving all 4 members, and 9 people in total, with varying degrees of serious injuries. The event just following the release of critically acclaimed album Yellow & Green, which hit streets via Relapse Records last May to rave reviews from Spin, Rolling Stone, and an overwhelming amount of media outlets. We caught up with founder and frontman/guitarist John Dyer Baizley last Spring just ...

Dillinger Escape Plan, Royal Thunder Philly Photo Review

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Dillinger-Escape-Plan-band-035 Math-infused, prog-metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan recently lit up Philly's Union Transfer venue with a raucous hometown bill featuring Atlanta rock titans, Royal Thunder. Faceless was also scheduled to perform but having reduced their tour van to ash a few states away, the band was forced to drop from the show. Being DEP's home turf, bodies filed in to UT undaunted by the last-minute change in billing. Up first was Royal Thunder, and if you are no stranger to this mag, then you know full well our love for this band. Through near relentless touring, Royal Thunder has emerged a ...

Kylesa Interview with Laura Pleasants

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
kylesa 2013 We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth and exclusive interview with front-woman/ guitarist Laura Pleasants of Southern sludge-metal titans, Kylesa. With less than one week since Kylesa released Ultraviolet on Season Of Mist, it's sixth studio album to date, Pleasants is kind enough to to share insight into the writing and recording processes behind the new record. Pleasants gives a detailed look into her personal demoing phase all the way through studio tracking at The Jam Room with guitarist/engineer Philip Cope, she shares new equipment picks, long term goals for the band, and ...

Zozobra, Kowloon Walled City, Sadgiqacea Philly Photo Review

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
zozobra-band-7 Enjoy an exclusive photo review of Zozobra, Kowloon Walled City, and Sadgiqacea as this rock trifecta recently crusied through The Barbary in Philly's Northern Liberties neighborhood, presented by Brutal Panda Records and Invisible Oranges. Sadgiqacea (pronounced sad-juh-kay-sha) kicked off the evening with their patented blend of dense, psychedelic-influenced metal that has seen comparisons to Neurosis and Intronaut, as the duo supports a critically acclaimed debut album, False Prism, available now via Candlelight in CD format with Anthropic Records handling the limited vinyl distro. San Francisco's Kowloon Walled City, made this tour run its first set of East Coast appearances since the release of ...

Boris, Young Widows, Stephen Brodsky Photo Special

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
boris-band-8 Philly's TLA recently played host to an eclectic tour package featuring Japan rock outfit Boris with special guests Young Widows and Stephen Brodsky of Cave In performing solo. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri and Jon Van Dine were both on hand to deliver an amazing double gallery special feature for your viewing pleasure! Best known as the vocalist and guitar player of Cave In, Stephen Brodsky hit the stage and delivered a solo performance that took many by surprise. With a musical approach far removed from his work with Cave In, Brodsky recently teamed up with Little Black Cloud Records ...

Paint It Black Interview

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Paint It Black Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Philly's modern hardcore mainstays, Paint It Black, as vocalist Dan Yemin and bassist Andy Nelson sound off and go in-depth on the making of the band's latest EP, Invisible, which hit streets via No Idea Records in March and was recorded by renowned engineer Will Yip at Studio 4. With members involved in various projects that often spread Paint It Black throughout different states and continents, Dan sets the record straight on PIB's current happenings, working with different studios, the band's writing processes, and what we can expect in the coming ...

Exclusive Unkind debut title track Pelon Juuret from new Relapse LP

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
unkind-pelon-juuret Today we are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive song premiere from Finland's heavy handed d-beat practitioners, Unkind- Enjoy the title track "Pelon Juuret" taken from Unkind's forthcoming 2nd LP for Relapse Records, which will hit streets in North America on July 9th. With a relentless d-beat drum attack, screaming note bends, and throat-shredding vocals, this track should melt your speakers played at appropriate volumes. Fans of Martyrdöd, Wolfbrigade, and Tragedy should find a lot to love here. The band has a strong grasp of atmospheric layering and placing meaty distortions on top of one another to create an apocalyptic sound. The ...

Philly House Shows X

Monday, May 20th, 2013
no-tomorrow-band-9 Our Philly House Shows column returns with a feature direct from The Farm in West Philly as Wilmington, NC's brutal practitioners of bottom-heavy d-beat punk, No Tomorrow recently unleashed a mean set supported by Plague Dogs, Repellers, and Alement. Like many classic West Philly basements, The Farm comes complete with makeshift bar with a steady stream of golden ambrosia for the 21-plusers, with just a enough floorspace for the eager masses to let loose. Always a major plus- Black Orchid Foods was on hand to deliver some radically healthy home-cooked food for a more than reasonable donation. Just another touch ...

Black Lips, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Phoenix Photo Special

Monday, May 20th, 2013
black-lips-2 Tempe, AZ's Marquee Theatre recently played host to an eclectic gathering of rock talents as Black Lips hit town with support from local acts Andrew Jackson Jihad, Destruction Unit, and Freaks Of Nature. Despite their relatively young age, Athens, GA's Black Lips have a resume that reads likes a modern rock 'n' roll saga. Shortly after the formation of the band, founding members Alexander and Swilley were expelled from high-school during their senior in year in 1999, just following the infamous Columbine shootings. "They just figured we were up to some sort of subculture danger and didn’t want to take any chances, ...

Skeletonwitch Interview at GodCity Studios

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Skeletonwitch-band-049 Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Skeletonwitch bassist Evan Linger and guitarist Scott Hedrick direct from GodCity Studios as the band recently wrapped up recording sessions with renowned engineer and producer Kurt Ballou (Converge). Evan and Scott were kind enough to go in-depth on the writing and record processes behing their forthcoming LP for Prosthetic Records. Evan and Scott also touch on the band's touring philosophy, how these current recording sessions compare to prior releases, upcoming plans, and much more in this exclusive interview. Without further ado, let's hear from Scott and Evan. Joshua BTS: First and foremost, thank you very much for taking a few minutes with ...