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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....

Band Of Mercy debut stream of Veganocracy 7″

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
band of mercy veganocracy Enjoy the full debut stream of Veganocracy, the forthcoming 7" by Texas vegan hardcore rabble-rousers, Band Of Mercy ahead of the street date (July 29, 2016) as the band drops this six-track ripper on Dead Truth Recordings (North America) and Ugly & Proud Records (Europe). Featuring members of TX hardcore mainstays Die Young and Florida's Axis, Band Of Mercy is known for a take-no-prisoners attitude that is aptly described by Toxicbreed's Funhouse as "..so adamantly convicted of their lifestyle that they make Earth Crisis lyrics look like U2. Band Of Mercy is not just about spreading the 'good news' of Veganism, they're all about.. ...

Old Lines debut Split EP with social activist & author Will Potter

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
old lines to build a fire will potter Enjoy a brand new premiere from Baltimore's political d-beat mainstays, Old Lines, in the form of a new split effort with renowned social activist and author Will Potter (Green Is The New Red), aptly titled To Build A Fire. This forthcoming May 27th release is set to be the a first vinyl run via Life Advice Records, which is the new label imprint of Old Lines guitarist Mitch Roemer (formerly of Pulling Teeth). This unique pairing sees Old Lines offering two blazing and deliciously brutal d-beat songs which are accompanied by spoken-word companion tracks via Potter. The first track ...

Lesser Life – Bone Deep & Numbing premiere

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
BoneDeepandNumbingartLarge We at Blow The Scene are super stoked to offer an exclusive full-stream premiere by North Carolina's absolutely pummeling grind unit, Lesser Life and the forthcoming 5-song EP, Bone Deep & Numbing as the band gears up for a June 3rd release and subsequent tour dates that are all posted below the fold. With Bone Deep & Numbing, Lesser Life continue to hone a naturally dark and deliciously low-end-saturated presence that has been a signature sound for the group. Bone Deep & Numbing is what I picture Yautja and Dead In The Dirt might sound like meeting in a dark alley- Groovy, dirty, sludge riffs that trans-mutate into blistering grind with ...

Photos: Mastodon & Dillinger Escape Plan in Philly

Monday, May 9th, 2016
5/5/16, Electric Factory, Phliadelphia.  Blowthescene.com Metal titans Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan once again linked up for a round of live dates as Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri caught up with the tour at Philadelphia's Electric Factory this past Friday to deliver a stunning set of exclusive photos. Apart from a string of recent festival and tour date announcements, the long awaited and very limited picture disc of Mastodon's non-album track “White Walker” is available online and at local record stores. The artwork, designed by Welsh illustrator Richey Beckett, is a still from the Games of Thrones episode in which Mastodon appeared as murdered "wildlings" who are brought ...

This Is Hardcore Fest – 2016 Philly Preview

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
this is hardcore fest 2016 Philly's gargantuan hardcore music festival, This Is Hardcore Fest, will envelope the City Of Brotherly Love August 4th through August 7th with a massive line-up dropping jaws of OGs and newcomers to the hardcore scene alike. Now in its 11th installment, founder Joe 'Hardcore' McKay and his tireless Philly Hardcore Shows organizing teams have crafted a well-oiled machine, once again seeing scores of highly-sought after bands with a mix of great food vendors (both vegan and non-vegan), various animal welfare and humanitarian organizations, and thousands of hardcore enthusiasts from around the world ascending on the Electric Factory venue and show grounds following the opening (sold ...

Dronez / Nightfall – Käng Bang split Ep Debut Stream

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
nightfall dronez cover art It only make sense that The City Of Brothery Love which remains a stronghold for many factions of punk in the US would see two of Philadelphia's leading d-beat punk outfits, Nightfall and Dronez team up to unleash a ferocious new split EP entitled Käng Bang. Blow The Scene has the pleasure of debuting two cuts from this split below the fold for your listening pleasure. Side A of Käng Bang is presented by Philly's Nightfall who continue a decade-long legacy as a leading force in the regional punk scene unleashing their trademark d-beat punk attacks slathered in layers of gut-wrenching distortions. Enjoy Nightfall's opening ...