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Exclusive: Grin And Bear It Interview & New Song Premiere

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Grin And Bear It Cleveland, OH's explosive, grindy, hardcore punk-infused powerviolence unit Grin And Bear It, have been one of our favorite bands at since the inception of our publication. Beginning with drummer Drew Vaccaro's single-foot blasts, rolls, and digs into his drum cuts that cause the most hardened musical enthusiasts to crack grins from ear to ear. The drumming is more than complimented by guitar shredding that can best be described as "next level." We're not talking about silly solos either or the type of playing the comes from sheerly studying the classics. Guitarist Kevin Greulich attacks exotic chord mutations with a physical rigor and veracity that causes those in eyesight ...

Pre- Show Matinee of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2017 announced!

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, Die Choking Decibel Pre Show Matinee is excited to present the Official Pre-Show matinee of Decibel's Metal & Beer Fest on April 22, 2017 at The Barbary venue in Philadelphia with Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and Die Choking. This pre-show, matinee event will be held directly across the street from the main festivities at The Fillmore. This pre-show matinee at The Barbary from 3-6PM, will also be the Philly record release show for NY's Artificial Brain who are delivering the highly anticipated Infrared Horizon full-length worldwide via Profound Lore Records. The matinee will also feature NYC's mighty experimental metal practitioners in ...

Noise Grind: D.O.C. hit back with new Parched Dredge 7″

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
doc parched cover Washington D.C. grind freaks, D.O.C. (Disciples Of Christ) have just dropped a brand new 7" on Iron Lung Records that is streaming in full for your listening pleasure below the fold. Engineered and mixed by Kevin Bernsten at his Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore, Parched Dredge packs a wallop of the high-octane, hardcore-infused, noisy grind that we've come to love from D.O.C. If those blasts sound too legit to quit, it's for good reason. Drummer Chris Moore (Coke Bust, Repulsion, ex-Magrudergrind) who has single-handedly raised the bar for the one-foot blast technique in recent years, lends an authentic brutality to the music's underbelly. And let us ...

Photos: Run The Jewels Live at Philly’s E Factory

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels's epic Run The World tour kicked off last Wednesday night with a momentous sold out show at Philadelphia's Electric Factory. As announced last week, Nick Hook and Gangsta Boo were added to the bill, joining special guests The Gaslamp Killer and Cuz as support for the North American leg. A full list of dates & additional information is below.'s Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture a fresh round of photos from the performance for your viewing pleasure featured below! After taking the internet by storm with the surprise Christmas Eve digital release of Run The Jewels 3, rap super-duo Run The Jewels have released the physical ...

1FEST 2017 Hits Northeast US with insane line-ups

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
1fest Jan 27 28 29 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, 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

Trap Them, Yautja, Die Choking, and Ten Ton Hammer recently played a packed Kung Fu Necktie billing in Philly with'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-'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 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 ...