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1FEST 2017 Hits Northeast US with insane line-ups

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
1fest Jan 27 28 29 BlowTheScene.com is very pleased to be helping present 1FEST 2017 with booking group Nonzerosum as the January 27th,28th,and 29th editions prepare to steamroll through Brooklyn, Syracuse, and Boston respectively. This round of 1FEST dates will include ACxDC (final East Coast shows), Cloud Rat, Die Choking, The Grindmother, Escuela, and Goolagoon who will be joined by a rotating cast of special guests each night including SIEGE in Boston, Backslider, Sick Shit & Chepang in NY and many more. Below we detail the unique line-ups each day with listening samples and links for further investigation. ACxDC ACxDC (performing Jan 27,28,29)- Modern-day kings of ...

Max & Iggor Cavalera: RETURN TO ROOTS tour 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
roots tour 2017 The Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS North american tour is poised to take over the States in February- celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary Sepultura album Roots – and will be played in its entirety each night of the tour. The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on February 9, will feature direct support from Immolation and Full of Hell. NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017 02/09/2017 Las Vegas, NV, @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Tickets 02/10/2017 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock Tickets 02/11/2017 ...

Top Lists 2016

Sunday, December 25th, 2016
2016 top lists A look back at 2016 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Grin And Bear It, Artificial Brain, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sick/Tired, Yautja, His Hero Is Gone, Coke Bust, Backslider, Organ Dealer, Ken Mode, Forest Of Tygers, Catharsis, Putrisect and more! Joshua Cohen - Editor-In-Chief at Blowthescene.com, drums at Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation 2. Anderson .Paak - Malibu 3. Trap Them - Crown Feral 4. Weekend Nachos - Apology 5. Shitstorm - Split with Radiation 6. Erykah Badu - Can’t Use My Phone Mixtape LP 7. War Master - MMXVI Japan Tour ...

Photos: Dillinger Escape Plan final Philly show

Monday, December 19th, 2016
Philadelphia area pioneers of progressive, jazz-infused, and so-called ‘math-metal’; The Dillinger Escape Plan made a final area appearance at the Union Transfer venue last month. Fellow shredders Cult Leader, O’Brother, and Car Bomb also partook as DEP concludes decades of sonic progression and decimation with final album Dissociation, released earlier in 2016. Salt Lake City, UT's Cult Leader set the evening in motion with a blistering set showcasing the band’s patented groove-smathered, math-oriented, yet deliciously crusty metal offerings that have seen the band tour alongside Deftones, Yautja, and more over the past year while continuing to support 2015’s Lightless Walk full-length on Deathwish Inc. Cult Leader have quickly moved up the ...

Grind: Triac & Sick/Tired link up for crushing new split

Friday, December 9th, 2016
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US grindcore vets, Chicago's Sick/Tired and Baltimore's Triac have teamed up for one of the most devastating split releases of 2016 just in time to close out the year. Guilty parties include Sick/Tired who tracked with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) before handing mixing duties over to Kevin Bernsten at his Developing Nation Studios, with final mastering going to Brad Boatright (Trap Them, Baptists, Code Orange) at AudioSiege.

Triac also employed the multi-talents of guitarist/vocalist Kevin Bernsten, who engineered the effort prior to Boatright's mastering love. Name-drops aside, this split rips from front to back with some of the most viciously brutal, yet precisely calculated chaos you'll find in the ...


Photos: Trap Them, Yautja, Die Choking, Ten Ton Hammer

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Trap Them, Yautja, Die Choking, and Ten Ton Hammer recently played a packed Kung Fu Necktie billing in Philly with Blowthescene.com's photographer Dante Torrieri on hand to capture a gnarly set of photos for our viewing pleasure.

Philly-area heavy hitters Ten Ton Hammer set the trail ablaze with a patented blend of metallic hardcore, continuing to support the Always Empty EP, which BTS had the pleasure of premiering in conjunction with Harvcore Records earlier in 2016. The band recently announced a string of dates in the New York and Maryland areas to close out 2016.

Philly three-piece grindcore unit Die Choking continue to support the band's 2015 debut ...


Photos: Gadget, Vermin Womb, Organ Dealer at KFN

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
gadget-band-grindcore-1 Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue played host to a culmination of the heaviest of grind and metal as Swedish vets Gadget, Denver decimators Vermin Womb, and New Jersey's Organ Dealer brought forth the shred. Organ Dealer kicked the evening into gear with a fast-paced offering of their patented metallic grind. The band continues to support 2015's Visceral Infection (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) full-length, plus a guest recording one-off with producer Kurt Ballou as the editors of MetalSucks hand-picked ten unsigned bands from an open application process to record at Converse Rubber Tracks. Organ Dealer recently announced they will be heading on a maiden European tour with Paris, France's ...

Photos: Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker in Philly

Monday, November 14th, 2016
skeletonwitch-band-14 Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, and Homewrecker recently shook Philly's Underground Arts venue to its core with an unrelenting line-up of some of the best in in the underground world. Per usual- BlowTheScene.com's Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture and deliver an exclusive set of photos for your viewing pleasure below the fold. Homewrecker slings some seriously intense, raw Slayer-worship on it's latest EP Extinction by Design, shifting gears at all the right moments, from churning death-groove to evil thrash. Recorded and mixed by Andy Nelson (Harm's Way, Eternal Sleep), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell), the new EP hit the streets in mid-October on Good Fight Music to ...

1Fest 2017 Takes Shape

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
1fest 2017 BlowTheScene.com has the pleasure of linking up with one of the premiere up-and-coming DIY festivals of 2017, as the community-based 1Fest begins to to take shape across the USA seeing confirmations from highly sought after bands and up-and-comers including Siege, Wormrot, Shitstorm, Cloud Rat, Sick/Tired, Vermin Womb, Die Choking, Unholy Grave, Backslider, Despise You, Escuela, Concussive, and more. Staying true to DIY form, 1Fest sees a series of shows tackle one region at time in conjunction with local DIY promoters focusing on grindcore, punk, and various forms of metal. Each region is treated to a unique billing, with no two regions looking alike. We recently caught up with a ...

New Music Now XXI

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues an over week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Fucking Invincible, Lifespite, Perturbator, Meshuggah, Deterioration, Sentient Horror, Implore, Shadow Hunter, and Morkobot with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. fi lifespite split Bands: Fucking Invincible / Lifespite Home Turf: Providence, RI, USA / Netherlands album: split 7" genres: powerviolence, hardcore, d-beat, hardcore punk Record Label: Atomic Action Release Date: OCtober 7, 2016 Providence, RI's Fucking Invincible (members of Daughters, Dropdead, Soul Control) are set to release a blistering new split 7” EP with the Netherlands’ negative hardcore outfit Lifespite (members ...

New Music Now XX

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current and forthcoming album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Noisear, Disjawn, Vermin Womb, Funeral Chic, Escuela and Gatecreeper with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. dep dissociation Band: The Dillinger Escape Plan Home Turf: New Jersey / Philadelphia,PA USA Album: Dissociation Genre: metal, experimental Label: Party Smasher Inc. Release Date: October 14, 2016 “After five studio albums, a clutch of EPs, a small army of ex-members and a trail of total fucking destruction in venues across the globe, we have reached The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final hour. ...

New Music Now XIX

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Blow The Scene’s New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Neurosis, Die Young, City Of Tyrants, Wormrot, Frameworks, Sect and Knife Hits with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. neurosis - fires within fires Band: Neurosis Home Turf: California, USA album: Fires Within Fires genre/s: post metal label: Neurot Recordings Release Date: Out Now "Neurosis has one of the most profound legacies in music. Fires Within Fires is another evolutionary step forward." -AV Club Fires Within Fires by Neurosis...

New Music Now XVIII

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Blow The Scene's New Music Now column continues a week-long special of current album highlights. Here we have with a grouping of new releases from Oathbreaker, Sea Of Shit, Forest Of Tygers, Act Of Impalement, Plebeian Grandstand, Blood Pressure, Every Time I Die, Sunlight's Bane and Geist with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. oathbreaker - rheia Band: Oathbreaker Home Turf: Belgium Album: Rheia genre/s: metal, crust, hardcore, experimental, shoegaze Label: Deathwish Inc. Release Date: Out Now "Oathbreaker have hit their stride and carve a new path for their blackened/post-metal sound. It is a deeply personal album that showcases the artistic strength that vulnerability brings and provide a listener ...

New Music Now XVII

Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column has some catching up to do with so many great release hitting the streets, so we're rolling out a series of columns through today and into next week covering a wide swath of genres. Here we start with a grouping of new releases from Gadget, Trap Them, Wolfpack, Surgeon, Turnstile, and Revocation with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation below. the-great-destroyer-gadget Band: Gadget Home turf: Sweden Genre/s: grindcore, death metal Album: The Great Destroyer Label: Relapse Records Release Date: Out Now "The Great Destroyer is an aptly titled entry to the contemporary grind scene that will hopefully do its justice as the ...

Photos: Baroness & Pallbearer at Webster Hall NYC

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Baroness Baroness, who recently launched a new round of U.S. tour dates in support of Purple, also premiered a music video for the song “Try to Disappear” that you can view in the YouTube player below the fold. “The cathartic experience of playing live music has not changed over the 13 years of performing,” John Baizley said in a recent interview with the SF Weekly. “But the sense of relief and release I feel as an adult is as intense, if not more than, when I was younger. The response to this record has been really, really overwhelming. There have been some pretty dramatic changes in the way that our ...

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 2

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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We are pleased to present the first round This Is Hardcore Fest 2016 Day 2 (Friday) 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 published.

Enjoy TIHC Day 2 band teasers from Philadelphia's Electric Factory venue featuring Integrity, Ringworm, All Out War, Iron Reagan, ...


Photos: Dillinger Escape Plan at KFN in Philly

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Dillinger Escape Plan When The Dillinger Escape Plan reflects on a bill by saying "that was more survival than show," you know shit hit the fan. Such was the case in Philadelphia this past week as DEP leveled the 125 capacity Kung Fu Necktie venue along with The Number Twelve Looks Like You. The show was absolutely jam-packed and those brave hearts that made it through both sets surely left lighter then they came. Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the madness in photos for your viewing pleasure. Highlights below, and full extended galleries at our Flickr. DEP is gearing up ...

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 ...


This Is Hardcore Fest 2016 Kicks Off Today in Philly

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
malace-at-the-palace-band-this-is-hardcore-fest-21 Philly's ultimate hardcore experience, This Is Hardcore Fest, is about to launch Day 1 in the City Of Brotherly Love at the Union Transfer venue this evening before shifting gears to The Electric Factory for Days 2,3, and 4 along with a plethora of bands, food vendors, record distros, humanitarian tables, and much more. We've outlined the roadmap for the next several days as our tireless photographer Anne Spina prepares to capture all of the madness from the stage. This Is Hardcore 2016 updated Be sure to scope the previous years in photos HERE....