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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, ...

Timebomb & Deacon – Full Split Debut

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
HARV0330_Timebomb-Deacon_CombinedCover-001 A forthcoming split release sees two emerging hardcore bands bridging oceans as Tokyo, Japan's Deacon have linked up with New Jersey's Timebomb for a new effort hitting streets soon via Harvcore Records. Blow The Scene has the pleasure of streaming this forthcoming split in its entirety below the fold. A limited deluxe vinyl edition featuring a metallic silver edition is now up for pre-order including custom art by artist Chad Lawson. Timebomb has been making waves across the Northeast US region supporting some of hardcore's biggest heavyweights including a standout performance at This Is Hardcore Fest 2015 alongside Cro-mags and Biohazard. Meanwhile Deacon ...

Housecore Horror Fest Day 1 Photos: King Diamond, Exodus, Superjoint, more

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
King Diamond-band-0138 In the World of metal music and horror movies it really doesn't get much more ridiculously awesome than San Antonio TX's annual Housecore Horror Film Festival hosted by Housecore Records. The World renowned festival just wrapped a third installment. This multi-day and multi-venue event saw an incredible first day line-up of bands that included sought-after acts Child Bite, Warbeast, EyeHateGod, Exodus, Superjoint, and the legendary King Diamond at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, TX. BTS's Dante Torrieri had the pleasure of flying down to the Lone Star State and covering the madness for our viewing pleasure featured below the fold. Danish heavy metal legend King Diamond ...

Spinebreaker debut new song ‘River Of Pain’

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Spinebreaker Ice Grave San Jose, California's Spinebreaker are gearing up to drop a brutal debut LP entitled Ice Grave via Creator-Destructor Records in January and we are stoked to premiere track "River Of Pain" to the World below the fold. Spinebreaker let loose a simultaneously crushing and explosive blend of European-inspired death metal that sees hints of d-beat, punk, and hardcore also rise to the surface. Walls of meaty distortion converge to form a sound that draws from such greats as Bolt Thrower, Entombed, and modern practitioners Black Breath. The production is solid and sharp, nodding to the classic death metal sounds of the 80s but employing enough new-school ...

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' ...

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 ...

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, ...

This Is Hardcore X – Overview

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Full TIH X Lineup The US's longest running hardcore festival, Philly's This Is Hardcore Festival, kicks off tomorrow at the Union Transfer venue with headliners Snapcase and Chokehold anchoring a raucous line-up before days 2-4 shift gears to the iconic Electric Factory show grounds where headliners The Exploited, Misfits, American Nightmare, Cro-Mags, and scores of talents from around the world converge on Philadelphia. We've included a brief overview of bands, set times, after-shows, vendors, ticket information and more below. Per-usual- BTS will be covering This Is Hardcore with ongoing, in-depth photo coverage from the crowd as Anne Spina gathers her signature stage shots. Stay tuned. Daily Line-ups: THURSDAY ...

BTS Fundraiser…A Night of Music, Art & Animal Love

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Fundraiser - A Night of Music, Art & Animal Love: P.A.W.S. BENEFIT DRIVE!

Richard Stockton College Art Professor Ryann Casey and BlowTheScene.com Editor-in-Chief Joshua T. Cohen, have once again teamed up to host an Art and Music Show to benefit no-kill animal shelter and rescue group P.A.W.S (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). This Fundraiser Project has been created to fund the overhead costs for the 2 simultaneous events with any extra funds being added to our donations to P.A.W.S.! We have set our project goal at $1200.00 to fund the two events with any extra funds ...

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, ...

Antigama Interview + Song Premiere

Friday, May 1st, 2015
antigama Enjoy a fresh cut from Polish grindcore legends Antigama and a quick interview with guitarist Sebastian Rokicki on the forthcoming record, The Insolent, due to hit streets in early May on Selfmadegod Records. The world premiere of song 'Foul Play' can be streamed exclusively on BTS below the fold. Also be sure to check out the new US Tour dates as Blowthescene.com, Earsplit, and Selfmadegod presents Blast The East Coast Tour with Antigama & Drugs Of Faith also featured below the fold. Antigama Interview with Sebastian Rokicki Joshua BTS: Your new album, The Insolent, drops in early May on Selfmadegod Records, showcasing a wide range of influences through ...

Exclusive: Violent Reaction Debut New Album Marching On

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
violent reaction band Vitriolic UK hardcore outfit, Violent Reaction are gearing up to drop a new full-length, Marching On, via staple LA hardcore label, Revelation Records as we proudly serve up an exclusive full-album premiere before the street date of March 31st, just below the fold! Straightedge-driven and Oi-influenced, 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, also through Painkiller. The Oi-influenced, straightedge, ...

Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan, Ringworm, more Live at Union Transfer

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Napalm-Death-band-0117 Enjoy a fresh set of exclusive photos as UK grind legends Napalm Death recently stormed through Philly's Union Transfer venue as part of an ongoing North American tour with heavyweights Voivod, Iron Reagan, Exhumed and a slew of special guests that included Ringworm and Black Crown Initiate on this particular evening. Openers Black Crown Initiate are supporting a debut full-length on eOne Music, The Wreckage Of Stars, which The Monolith describes saying "..The Pennsylvanian five-piece muster music reminiscent of bands like Opeth and Behemoth, with ...

Exclusive: Discourse debut new song ‘Time Pries’

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
discourse - band South Carolina hardcore act Discourse are gearing up to release a debut LP on Closed Casket Activities on January 27th entitled, Sanity Decays, before hitting the road in support in February. Blow The Scene has the pleasure of debuting smoldering new track, “Time Pries” below the fold in anticipation of this buzz-worthy effort. Crafting a sound that is firmly rooted in 90s hardcore worship with a taste for modern brutality, Discourse dips into territories fans of Turmoil and Indecision should find more than worthy. Discourse has been fanning the embers of an underground buzz manifested through a series of compilation releases, demos, a 7" ...

Top Lists Of 2014

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
2014 album top lists A look back at 2014 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Dillinger Escape Plan, His Hero Is Gone, Hivesmasher, Artificial Brain, Grin And Bear It, SICK/TIRED, Old Lines, Enabler, Strike Anywhere, Old Wounds and so many more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Die Choking, Cop Problem 1. Hierophant - Peste 2. Trap Them - Blissfucker 3. ††† - self-titled LP 4. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation 5. Dropdead / Brainoil split 7” 6. Yautja - Songs Of Descent 7. Sick/Tired - ...

Sick/Tired Interview

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
sick-tired-band-grindcore Enjoy a new interview with Chicago's sludge-drenched grinders, Sick/Tired and bassist Kirk Syrek as the band continues to support a new LP, Dissolution that hit streets on Halloween via A389 Recordings. Dissolution is streaming in its entirety below the interview and there are additional links for further investigation and purchase. Without further ado, lets hear from Kirk. Joshua BTS: I’d like to hone in on your newly released LP, Dissolution, that hit streets on Halloween via A389 Recordings. We love the record here at BTS. Raw, meaty grind and metal with dashes of powerviolence, and a Chicago-hardcore feel underlying, plus noise tracks by Merzbow and Marhaug- This ...

Hierophant Interview

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Hierophant_Peste_cover1 We are pleased to bring Blow The Scene readers a new interview with Italy's metallic dbeat purveyors Hierophant, as the band prepares to release a beastly new full-length, Peste, via Bride Nine Records on November 25th. Peste proves another advancement in the band's musical evolution following 2013’s Great Mother: Holy Monster LP, also released via Bridge 9. Blow The Scene had the pleasure of premiering new song, 'Paranoia' last week, showcasing the band's propensity for ground-shaking riffs whilst utilizing a poignant blend of metal and crust. Hierophant guitarists Lorenzo & Steve were kind enough to discuss the making of Peste and more for ...