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Carved Up debut new song “Crevice/Crevasse”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
matador-carved-up We are incredibly stoked to premiere a brand new song "Crevice / Crevasse" from Southeastern Pennsylvania's progressive three-piece, Carved Up as the band prepares to drop new album, Matador, via Crowquill Records this Fall. We've had the pleasure of catching Carved Up live on several occasions witnessing the many amalgamations the band has transcended through including instrumental sets and others featuring a stand-alone vocalist. We can fully verify the group's ability to reign down with countless layers of distorted riffs, falling somewhere on the musical spectrum between Botch and Russian Circles. Currently, Carved Up is back to its three-piece roots with TJ Schilling and Nick Norvilas swapping bass ...

Electric Wizard, Satan’s Satyrs Live In Philly

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Electric-Wizard-band-018 Enjoy a quick flashback as we're catching up with some archived photos of the mighty Electric Wizard as the band tore through Philly's Union Transfer venue with Satan's Satyrs earlier this year. The UK doom giants played to a sold-out crowd, many of whom were floating around the room on any and every imaginable psychotropic known to man. The doom purveyors continue to support 2014's Time To Die full-length, which has seen almost universal praise with Pitchfork commenting, "The latest effort from England’s reigning doom entities Electric Wizard, Time to Die, deserves every accolade thrown its way..energy has clearly seeped into these new tunes—there’s a rawness and ...

Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Aeon, Tribulation at the TLA

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Cannibal-Corpse-band-099 Metal titans Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth headlined an evening at Philly's TLA venue with special guests Tribulation and Aeon with BTS photographer Dante Torrieri on point, having laid out the photo evidence below the fold. Cannibal Corpse has spent the summer of 2015 conquering Europe, with included stops at Hellfest, Wacken, Bloodstock, Brutal Assault, Party.San, Copenhell, Graspop, and numerous club shows. But they aren't even close to being finished with 2015. The band recently revealed their plans for a massive US tour this Fall, bringing a brutal package of acts with them across the United States beginning October 8th, and running through November 7th. Direct support is slated to ...

Torche, Nothing, Wrong at Philly’s Underground Arts

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Torche-band-042 Torch, Nothing, and Wrong laid waste to Philly's Underground Arts venue with BTS's Dante Torrieri on hand to capture the devastation in photos laid out below. This evening's top billing and Miami's own Torche recently confirmed an additional round of dates for their previously announced month-long fall European headlining tour starting this November. Having toured in Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Western Europe over the past year, this tour will see Torche bring their unique brand of doom metal and hard rock to Scandinavia and much of Eastern Europe. Torche recently released Restarter, the band’s debut for Relapse Records, and their best selling album ...

Catharsis, Die Young, Future/Primitive, Die Choking at Vox Populi

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Catharsis-band-080 North Carolina legends of political hardcore punk, Catharsis, plowed through Philly's Vox Populi performance space with a cast of heavy hitters including tour mates Die Young out of Texas, and rounded out by Philly's own Future/Primitive and Die Choking. This August performance marked Catharsis's first Philadelphia appearance in over 15 years. Playing a full hour-plus set painted with lead vocalist Brian's heavily engrossing dialogue with the audience, many in attendance will agree that Catharsis provide a sermon-esque experience that is truly cathartic on many levels. But we're not talking religion here. Unity, passion, animal-rights and anti-fascist themes backed a powerhouse band that has provided the DNA to modern metalcore sounds long ...

Exclusive: Stop Breathing debut new song ‘Keep Gunning’

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
stop-breathing-v-cover Enjoy a brand new song stream of 'Keep Gunning' by Southern Cali practitioners of melodic hardcore punk, Stop Breathing. This latest offering is taken from the band's forthcoming and second LP, V, due to hit streets this month via a trifecta of indie record labels. Get V on 180-gram vinyl, in two color variations, via Burning Tree Records and Rotten To The Core Records. Or enjoy a limited cassette version through the band's own Bad Touch Records on August 11th. Pre-orders for the LP are now live. With members hailing from such acts as The Fucking Wrath, Glass & Ashes, ...

Hardcore Photos pt III: Quickie Sets from Suburban Scum, King Nine, Eternal Sleep, Sick Sad World, and Broken Teeth

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
suburban-scum-band-1 Enjoy pt III of a three-part wave of hardcore coverage as we debut a quick gallery archived by Anne Spina from earlier this year. In part III, we launch a quick series featuring Suburban Scum, King Nine, Eternal Sleep, Sick Sad World, and Broken Teeth as these parties collectively laid waste to Philly's Voltage venue courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows. We've included links for purchase and further investigation below. We've also started to unleash our 2015 This Is Hardcore Fest coverage where you will find many of the bands covered below and much more. Without further ado, enjoy a fresh batch of photos by BTS's Anne Spina ...

Hardcore Photos pt II: Turnstile, Superheaven, more

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
turnstile-band-5 Enjoy pt II of a three-part wave of hardcore coverage as we debut more archived shots by Anne Spina from earlier this year. In part II, we debut a series featuring Turnstile, Lifeless, Superheaven, Freedom, Ten Ton Hammer, and True Love as these parties collectively laid waste to Philly's Voltage venue courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows. We've included links for purchase and further investigation below. We've also started to unleash our 2015 This Is Hardcore Fest coverage where you will find many of the bands covered below and much more. Without further ado, enjoy a fresh batch of photos by BTS's Anne Spina (Anne Spina ...

Photos: Violent Reaction at Second Empire in Philly

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Violent-Reaction-band-071 UK hardcore talents Violent Reaction, Arms Race, and Perspex Flesh ripped through Philly's DIY show space, Second Empire along with regional smashers Razorheads, Dopestroke, and Latex. Violent Reaction are currently supporting a new 7", Marching On, released via LA's famed hardcore label, Revelation Records in March that we had the pleasure of premiering in full. Straightedge and full of oi!, Violent Reaction was spearheaded by Tom Pimlott in Liverpool as a one-man project in 2011. The band has remained prolific seeing a self-titled EP (Quality Control & 6131 Records), plus the Painkiller Records released 2013 debut LP, City Streets, in addition to the 2014 Dead-End EP, ...

Inter Arma, Yautja, Infernal Stronghold at Boot and Saddle

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Inter-Arma-band-055 Inter Arma, Yautja, and Infernal Stronghold recently stormed through South Philly's Boot & Saddle venue with BTS's Dante Torrieri on hand to capture a set of photos featured below the fold for your viewing pleasure. It was a packed house and many folks showed up early to support Infernal Stronghold's triumphant return with this show being the band's second show back after an extended hiatus. Infernal Stronghold wasted no time diving into a poignant set raging forth with a dark, driving metal sound that is well-executed and properly punishing. Label-mates with Yautja, Infernal Stronghold are supporting a 2009 Forcefield Records LP entitled, Godless Noise, in addition to a 2011 split ...

Photos: Enslaved, YOB, at Union Transfer in Philly

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
[caption id="attachment_59866" align="alignnone" width="590"]Enslaved, YOB and John Baizley of Baroness Enslaved, YOB and John Baizley of Baroness[/caption] Enslaved, YOB, Ecstatic Vision and Witch Mountain collectively laid waste to Philly's Union Transfer venue with BTS's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri on hand to deliver a massive set of photos for our viewing pleasure, showcased below the fold. Commenting ecstatically on the events, Dante explains, "​Holy shit this was a great night for music in Philly. Oregon's Witch Mountain opened with a bang. This being their first US tour with their new singer- they didn't miss a beat. They fucking killed." Witch Mountain is currently supporting a 2014 effort, Mobile Of ...

Photos: Earth at Voxhall in Denmark

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Earth-band-015 This past Valentine's Day, Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri and wife, Vanessa, scouted an Earth performance while visiting Europe. Having just arrived from a 7-hour flight and subsequent 4-hour train ride to the second largest Danish city, Arhus- The pair would eventually arrive at the beautiful Voxhall venue. Chock full of sweaty Danes, Dante described the events saying, "We caught the full set of Black Spirituals who I would describe as moody and mellow post-rock. The modestly full club sounded good and the band had the fans bobbing their heads and tapping their toes.' Tinymixtapes hailed the duo's latest effort, Of Deconstruction, saying "By ...

Wisdom In Chains premiere new LP The God Rhythm

Friday, May 29th, 2015
wisdom in chains 2015 group pic Enjoy an exclusive stream of Wisdom In Chains' new album, The God Rhythm, available in full below the fold in advance of the official street date of June 16th, 2015. The members of this Pennsylvania-based powerhouse are nothing short of hardcore heroes to a legion of loyal fans and friends, having built a rock-solid reputation through years of consistently devastating releases and riotous live performances alongside many of the genre's mainstays. Blow The Scene has had the pleasure of catching up with Wisdom In Chains on many occasions, everything from stacked Philly shows to the mighty This Is Hardcore Fest, ...

Eyehategod at St. Vitus w/ Full Of Hell, Clamfight, Clean Teeth

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
EyeHateGod-band-055 Eyehategod, Full Of Hell, Clamfight, and Clean Teeth recently hit the stage at Brooklyn's St. Vitus venue with BTS's Dante Torrieri on hand to capture the evening in photos for our viewing pleasure. EYEHATEGOD continues to support the Housecore Records-released self-titled LP which hit streets in 2014, ending a 15-year drought since the band's prior full-length. Eyehategod marks the most successful release in the band’s twenty-five-year lineage. The album landed at #82 on the Billboard Current Album chart, and #4 on the Hard Rock chart and saw near relentless touring around the World in support with scores of metal mainstays and newcomers alike. OC Weekly described the new ...

Song Premiere: Cetus stream ‘Excelsior’

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
cetus-theremnant-mass Today we have a fresh cut from Cetus, a long-standing Pennsylvania act with a penchant for 90s-era metalcore mixed with modern day sludge. Enjoy an exclusive debut of new song 'Excelsior', taken from the band's forthcoming effort The Remnant Mass, due out on Dullest Records later this Summer. Harnessing a sound that draws noted influence from a wide swath of metal mainstays ranging from Botch to Eyehategod, this latest effort stands somewhere in the murky territory of dare we say 'post-metalcore' bands such as Narrows. The music draws on a deep, brooding energy, combined with a signature dissonance, and a dry but crisp attack and production. If ...

FYPM, Thulsa Doom, Pulling Puches, Die Choking at KFN

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Fuck-You-Pay-Me-band-058 Cleveland's leading sons of deliciously negative hardcore, Fuck You Pay Me, recently blasted through Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue with an eclectic cast of support; Thulsa Doom, Pulling Punches, and Die Choking courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows. FYPM is embarking on a maxed-out 2015 with multiple studio efforts looming, live dates a plenty, and a locked performance at this years ultra-dense This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly. First up- Public Disgrace LP on Deep Six Records is reportedly 'coming soon'. A newly re-recorded Dumbed Down LP via Tankcrimes is right behind it with a cherry on top being FYPM/To The Point ...

Photos: Machine Head at Underground Arts

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Machine-Head-band-027 Bay Area metal titans Machine Head headlined an exclusive North American tour this past January with no support bands. No locals. Just a crushing two-hour set of Machine Head as BTS's Dante Torrieri caught up with the band at Philly's Underground Arts venue. Machine Head have just announced the South American version of their solo run. Comments Robb Flynn, "Having only done one tour of South America back in 2011, we cannot tell you how excited we are to get back down and rage with the maniacs of Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, and it will be our first time EVER playing in Mexico, Bogata, Montevideo, and the stories are ...

Antigama Interview + Song Premiere

Friday, May 1st, 2015
antigama Enjoy a fresh cut from Polish grindcore legends Antigama and a quick interview with guitarist Sebastian Rokicki on the forthcoming record, The Insolent, due to hit streets in early May on Selfmadegod Records. The world premiere of song 'Foul Play' can be streamed exclusively on BTS below the fold. Also be sure to check out the new US Tour dates as Blowthescene.com, Earsplit, and Selfmadegod presents Blast The East Coast Tour with Antigama & Drugs Of Faith also featured below the fold. Antigama Interview with Sebastian Rokicki Joshua BTS: Your new album, The Insolent, drops in early May on Selfmadegod Records, showcasing a wide range of influences through ...

Opeth, Red Fang, In Flames at The Electric Factory

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Opeth-band-073 Swedish prog metallers, Opeth recently stormed Philly's Electric Factory venue along with In Flames and Red Fang rounding out the bill. This co-headlining tour celebrated Opeth’s much awaited new record Pale Communion, which was released in August of 2014 via Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson. The album has received numerous year-end nods including Pale Communion voted #1 album of 2014 by Prog Mag Critics. Opeth are set to celebrate their landmark 25th Anniversary as a band with a very special event at the legendary London Palladium on 18th October 2015. ...

Photos: Biohazard, Sworn Enemy, Harm’s Way, Homewrecker in Philly

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
harms-way-band-6 Brooklyn's metallic hardcore mainstays, Biohazard recently hit Philly's Voltage Lounge with a dense cast of supporting acts including Harm's Way, Homewrecker, Discourse, and Bottomfeeder for night of raucous performances courtesy of Philly Hardcore Shows. Biohazard are reportedly working on a new full-length to follow 2012's Reborn in Defiance, which was the last recording to feature longtime vocalist/bassist Evan Seinfeld. In a recent interview, Billy Graziadei commented on the process saying, ""BIOHAZARD's not the type of band that says, 'Okay, we're gonna record next week.' We just keep on going, and when it's ready, it's ready." Harm's Way, ...

Photos: Weedeater, Full Of Hell, Lazer/wulf at KFN

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Weedeater Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue got a full term's worth of metal served up via Weedeater, Full Of Hell, and Lazur/Wulf, with each providing a schooling in the focuses of sludge, noisy grind, and southern rock, respectively. Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri was on hand to bear witness and document the events for your viewing pleasure below the fold. Per usual, we've included listening samples and links for further investigation and purchase options. You don't want to get caught sleeping on any of these bands. Enjoy. All photos by Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging) Full ...

Doomriders 10th Anniversary show at Boot & Saddle

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Doomriders-band-066 Doomriders celebrated 10 years as band with a recent South Philly performance at the Boot & Saddle venue along with tour-mates Summoner and support by Philly's own Sunburster and Pale Shelter. For the uninitiated, Doomriders features Nate Newton (Converge, Old Man Gloom) on guitar and vocals, with Jeb Riley (There Were Wires, Disappearer) handling bass, Chris Pupecki (Wormwood) manning guitar, and latest addition, Q, on drums. Doomriders have maintained a prolific output during the last decade amid the members' many musical endeavors. Three full-lengths on Deathwish, including 2014's Grand Blood, and splits with such heavyweights as Disfear, Coliseum, and Boris are punctuated by a punishing ...

Photos: Gwar & C.O.C. at Electric Factory

Monday, April 13th, 2015
GWAR GWAR recently made its first Philly appearance with newest edition to the Scumdog squad- Vulvatron. As expected, the show was riot- featuring unrelenting amounts blood-squirts, brain-removals, heavy riffs, classic tracks, and all the other-worldly stage antics you can imagine and then some. March 23rd marked a sad anniversary for the GWAR family, as it was the one year anniversary of founding member Dave Brockie's (Oderus Urungus) final journey to Valhalla. All hail Oderus! Forced to respond to recent allegations concerning Brockie's ashes and more, a recent statement concluded, "Dave Brockie was our friend, peer, co-worker, and our family. We want to preserve the legacy ...

Photos: Dwarves at Kung Fu Necktie

Monday, April 13th, 2015
the-Dwarves-band-041 San Fran's punk rock mainstays, Dwarves recently hit Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue in support of the band's latest and ninth overall full-length, The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll, which hit streets in the Fall of 2014 via Burger Records. The album has seen wide praise from critics and fans alike with DyingScene commenting, "Drugs, fornication, depression, disturbing descriptions of death, immolation, gore, pediphilia, devil worship. And that’s just the first three songs..They do nothing new with Invented… but add another chapter to their scuzzy history..4/5" The bill was rounded out by two long-standing Philly punk rock acts that should not be missed- Hate & War and ...