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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 " 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. 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 ...

Bardus debut “Haze” off new Stella Porta full-length

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
BARDUS-2-web [photo by Eli Reeder] Philadelphia, PA's Bardus are one of the few underground bands that offers a dark and saturating heavy presence while maintaining an air of accessibility not off-putting to even the most ardent fans of abrasive metal while giving psychedelic metallers a lot to love. Bardus are a difficult band to categorize with a live show that sees walls of speaker cabinets primed to shake the listener to his or her core, with the experience falling somewhere between Sunn 0))) meeting Fight Amp at a Fugazi basement show after stepping into a time machine and everyone proceeded to get blazed out of their minds.. Hence the reason it's not uncommon ...

Interview: Justin Smith (Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Blow The Scene is excited to present a new interview with guitarist/vocalist Justin Smith of LA's Graf Orlock and Ghostlimb. Smith also heads underground label Vitriol Records while maintaining a position of Professor of History which lead LA Weekly to dub him "The Heavy Metal Professor" in its People 2013 issue. We touch base on all of Smith's current projects as well as the daily trials of balancing such a large and diverse plate of endeavors.

Known and loved for pilfering sounds and concepts from Hollywood action flicks like Aliens and Point Break, the grinding, thrashing, hardcore enigma Graf Orlock advances ...

Yob & Black Cobra Tour + New Photos

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
YOB-band-078 Critically-acclaimed metal band Black Cobra have released the new track "The Messenger". "The Messenger" is the third new track revealed from their forthcoming album 'Imperium Simulacra' and was featured as part of their live set on their recent tour with YOB. "The Messenger " is streaming now at The Obelisk. 'Imperium Simulacra' will be released worldwide on Feb. 26 and is available for pre-orders at Season Of Mist. Black Cobra have recently announced an extensive North American tour. The tour, sponsored by CVLT NATION, kicks off on Feb. 26 in Madison, WI, and sees the band touring alongside Bongzilla and LO-PAN with additional support ...

Unborn Suffer premiere Nihilist full-length

Friday, February 5th, 2016
unborn suffer Poland's Unborn Suffer dropped their latest full-length Nihilist throughout Europe via Selfmadegod Records on February 1 with a pending cd version gearing to hit streets in the USA via the Earsplit Distro on February 19th. Be the first to enjoy the exclusive stream of the entire 17-track record below! Nihilist, the band's fifth overall record, showcases a wide range of extreme influences and executions seeing grindcore blasts, blazing guitar work, complimented by guttural vocal attacks that often border on the depths of gore-grind. Fans of Internal Bleeding, Napalm Death, Mortician, and the mighty Regurgitated should find a lot to love here. Nihilist was recorded in late 2014 and early 2015 in local Post ...

Fight Amp announce shows + new photos

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Fight-Amp-promo2015-band-001 Philadelphia Noise-rock outfit Fight Amp have re-emerged with new show announcements as February will include a Brooklyn, NY performance with Brutal Panda Records label-mates, Whores. A hometown show in support of noise-rock supergroup UXO (featuring Chris Spencer of Unsane + Steve Austin of Today Is The Day) is also scheduled for later in the month. In March the group will head to Richmond, VA with Creepoid. With these tour dates also comes news that the band has already written nearly a full-length’s worth of new material. Fight Amp plans to begin the recording process later this year." Composed of Mike McGinnis (guitar, vocals), Jon DeHart (bass, vocals) and Dan Smith (drums), ...

Faith No More Music Videos & New Photos

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Faith No More-band-033 Faith No More’s first new album since 1997’s Album of the Year, Sol Invictus (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), arrived in May of 2015, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and landing at similar spots worldwide (including #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany and #6 in the UK). The months surrounding release found the band headlining a number of festivals including Sonisphere, Download, Riot Fest, Bumbershoot and Rock in Rio. Returning to late night television for the first time since the mid ‘90s, Faith No More took the stage on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly. ...

Neurosis News & New Photos

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Neurosis-band-079 Having passed the three decade mark in December, Neurosis returned to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Trash Talk) on December 27th to record their forthcoming brand new LP, their follow up to 2012's Honor Found In Decay. Neurosis is celebrating their thirty-year milestone with a series of performances where they will deliver a massive two-hour set list, invoking material spanning their entire recorded lineage, from 1987's Pain Of Mind through 2012's Honor Found In Decay, with varied set lists at each event. These sets will span the band's entire career, showcasing the comprehensive evolution, from their primitive beginnings into the seminal, epic outfit of ...

Top Lists 2015

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
2015-top-lists-v1 A look back at 2015 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, promoters, members of Fight Amp, Concussive, His Hero Is Gone, Backslider, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Organ Dealer, Cloud Rat, Old Lines, and more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. Cloud Rat - Qliphoth 2. Cult Leader - Lightless Walk 3. Fight Amp - Constantly Off 4. Napalm Death - Apex Predator 5. Soaked In Bleach - Documentary concerning the people and events surrounding Kurt Cobain's death. 6. Triac ​/​ ...

Backslider debut new song “Deep In The Glue”

Friday, December 11th, 2015
backslider-band-abc-no-rio Enjoy a fresh cut from Philadelphia's Backslider, as the recently updated and now three-piece outfit drop "Deep in the Glue," taken from the band's forthcoming LP, Motherfucker, hitting streets January 15th via Six Weeks Records. Having solidified a solid discography of scathing powerviolence as a two piece over the last several years, Backslider have recently enlisted the talents of bassist Jake Smith, making this the first Backslider LP to feature bass guitar and now three musicians. Vocalist and guitarist Logan Neubauer taps into classic hardcore punk territory on the fret board and subsequent vocal attacks before meandering into some sludgier cross-sections that sees a definite Southern drawl ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 2 Full – American Nightmare, Nails, more

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-day2-american-nightmare-28 Day 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2015 at Philly’s Electric Factory venue featured an incredible billing with American Nightmare, Suicide File, Nails, Defeater, Cruel Hand, True Love, Build + Destroy, The Geeks, and Malice at the Palace hitting the stage. American Nightmare had quite a run in 2015 with a series of hand-picked reunion bills including TIH, Fun Fun Fun Fest and more punctuating a legacy as one of the most important and influential hardcore bands in recent history. Deathwish Inc. has issued a digital version of American Nightmare "Reunion Documentary" that is currently available now for only 5 bills. After you scope that, ...

Housecore Horror Fest III Day 2 Nails, Cripple Bastards, Dropdead, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Suffocation, more

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Suffocation-band-0171 Day 2 of Housecore Horror Film Fest was strong day for grind, punk, and death metal seeing some of the most extreme sounding bands of the fest lumped together for a whirlwind of intensity as Nails, Poison Idea, Italy's Cripple Bastards, were met by Dropdead, Crowbar, Negative Approach, Corrosion of Conformity, a rare performance by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and topped off by none other than Long Island death metal legends, Suffocation. All of the bands on the bill have been active recently with Nails gearing up to record their Nuclear Blast Records debut and third overall full-length with engineer Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio starting on December 27th. The album titled, ...