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Population Zero debut new song ‘Stockpile’

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Population Zero Fear Campaign One of our favorite street punk bands from Philadelphia, the mighty Population Zero are gearing up to release a new full length entitled, Fear Campaign, and we are very stoked to offer the World premiere of song "Stockpile" streaming below the fold. After years of refining an authentic street punk sound with numerous splits and EPs, and showcasing members that have done time in numerous and notorious Philly acts, Population Zero is ready to send shockwaves across the punk scene with its first proper full-length album. Fear Campaign was recorded at Permanent Hearing Damage in Philadelphia by Steve Roche (Off Minor, Trophy Wife, Dying), and mastered by ...

Pentagram, Satan’s Satyrs, Electric Citizen, Righteous Bloom At Underground Arts.

Friday, November 13th, 2015
Pentagram-band-086 A damn good night for rock music at Philly's Underground Arts venue was had as the legendary Pentagram rolled through with Satan's Satyrs, Electric Citizen, and Righteous Bloom. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri was on hand to deliver a stellar set of photos below the fold for your viewing pleasure. Maryland's Righteous Bloom, formally known as Beelzefuzz played a solid set to kick off the evening. The band recently completed tracking for a debut album to be released by Church Within Records in 2016 with mixing currently being done by the renowned Richard Whittaker (The Clash, The Who). Electric Citizen killed it delivering a no frills set of high octane rock 'n' ...

Photos: Decibel Tour 2015 Philly, At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre, Krieg

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
At The Gates-band-0116 The mighty Decibel Magazine annual tour showcased some of 2015's best talents, having stormed through Philly's Union Transfer venue earlier this year with a gnarly billing including At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre, and Krieg. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the evening in photos for viewing pleasure, featured below the fold. All of the performing acts are supporting stellar new releases. At The Gates continue to support At War with Reality, the band's latest and now fifth overall full-length effort that ended a near 20-year drought. The Swedish death metal unit released this beast via Century Media Records in October of ...

Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sekt, Dying at Boot and Saddle

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Drop-Dead-band-061 Philly's Boot & Saddle venue was recently treated to a blistering night of hardcore punk as Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sekt, and Dying lit up the stage. Rhode Island's political punk mainstays, Dropdead continue to uphold a legacy of unrelenting fastcore and scathing real-world lyric focuses having seen of number of split releases over the last few years on the Armageddon Label adding to an already dense discography. Dropdead was joined by their Providence brethren in Fucking Invincible for this run of dates. FI feature DD bassist George Radford on guitar as he is joined by members of Daughters and Soul Control, rounding out this explosive line-up. FI's latest ...

Falter debut new song & video “Captive”

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
falter-band Milwaukee is a city long entrenched in the crusty underbelly of the US's metal scene with decades of musical transgressions and strongholds that have seen many bands of varying niches rise and drift out to sea, each leaving a unique impact in its wake. Over the past several years a new breed of Milwaukee bands have been crafting dark, irritable, and infectious blends of low-end-heavy, crust-fueled-hardcore with burly Milwaukee metal. Falter has emerged as one of the recent leaders of this pack playing alongside Milwaukee mainstays such as the mighty No Brainer and a slew of nationally touring acts as they rip through the band's home turf. Branching out ...

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 ...