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Vitamin X Interview

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Vitamin X band live We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with legendary Dutch hardcore punk band, Vitamin X. We go in-depth with guitarist Marc Emmerik who discusses the making of the band's forthcoming and 5th studio album, About To Crack, coming soon on Tankcrimes Records. Marc also shares the inside story behind current lyrical motifs, song meanings, the recording process with renowned producer and engineer Steve Albini, current band picks, tour plans, and much more in this exclusive interview. Below our exclusive Vitamin X interview you will find samples of About To Crack and links to pre-order the new record. Without further ado, let's here ...

Birds In Row Exclusive Track Debut of Police & Thieves

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Birds in Row - band live at Union Transfer in PhiladelphiaEarlier today we announced that France's dynamic hardcore 3-piece band, Birds In Row, are now taking pre-orders for forthcoming LP, You, Me, & The Violence via Deathwish Inc. If that weren't awesome enough, Blow The Scene has been bestowed the honor of debuting never-before-heard song, "Police & Thieves" in the MP3 player below! For the past several months, Birds In Row have been busy supporting a 2011 LP entitled Collected on Vitriol Records, which features the band’s now out of print Rise of ...

Punch and Living Eyes Interviews and Photo Gallery

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Living Eyes - band live at The Barbary in PhiladelphiaBay Area bands and Deathwish Inc. recording artists Punch and Living Eyes ripped through Philadelphia's Barbary venue for an intimate batch of performances as this exciting tour package recently battered the East Coast. Blow The Scene was on hand to capture the show in photos and we also had the opportunity to catch up with Val Saucedo, who drums for both Punch and Living Eyes. You may also recognize Val from his drumming exploits with Loma Prieta or his touring work with Ceremony. You can check out ...

Meshuggah Exclusive Interview and I Am Colossus Remix Download

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Meshuggah - band live at the TLA in Philadelphia Sweden's otherworldly metal practitioners, Meshuggah, recently took part in a special Scion AV interview, with drummer Tomas Haake discussing the making of band's latest full-length Koloss, performing live, and a new remix of song "I Am Colossus." We are very pleased to offer this exclusive Meshuggah interview in the YouTube player below with a free download link to the new "I Am Colossus" remix along with the original album version at Scion A/V's website. With 25 years of experience making some of the most intriguing ...

The Make Interview

Friday, July 27th, 2012
Make - full band 2012 We recently caught up with the members of MAKE, a rising post-metal band based out of North Carolina featuring ex and current members of Horseback and Systems, who have composed a compelling set of songs for a forthcoming re-release of their Trephine full-length in LP format by UK's Devouter Records on July 30th. Hailed across the board as one of 2012's best and most deliberate musical accomplishments, Trephine is a focused hour of doom drenched metal that creates patient soundscapes that sit somewhere in the spectrum of sound offered by predecessors Neurosis and the more modern approaches of bands like Horseback. Guitarist/vocalist Scott Endres, bassist/vocalist ...

Vans Warped Tour 2012 – Camden Show Photos and Review

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Streetlight Manifesto - Vans Warped Tour 2012 - Camden, NJVans Warped Tour 2012 made its usual "Philadelphia" stop at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center with over 100 bands spanning countless scores of genres and sub genres of popular music. Skateboarders, vendors, and all of the usual extra-curricular activities fans have come to expect over the past 18 years were laid out in smorgasbord fashion. Hard to believe the Vans Warped Tour is now older than a significant portion of its fan-base. Per usual, you have to plan your Warped Tour day accordingly, as the 9 stages overlap ...

Cattle Decapitation Interview

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Cattle Decapitation - band 2012 We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world, an in-depth, exclusive interview with Cattle Decapitation vocalist and front man Travis Ryan. Cattle Decapitation have found themselves in the limelight in 2012 with the release of the band's seventh studio album, Monolith of Inhumanity, on Metal Blade Records. Having received almost unanimous critical acclaim, the album's initial debut landed at #32 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #23 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #177 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, all in its first week. Aside from sheer numbers, Monolith of ...

Exclusive Full Stream of New Enabler Album All Hail The Void

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Enabler All Hail The Void album coverWe are very pleased to bring Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive full stream of Enabler's forthcoming full-length album, All Hail The Void, before it officially drops on the mighty Southern Lord Recordings on July 17th. With an infectiously potent concoction of crusty metal, punk, and dashes of hardcore, Milwaukee's Enabler have just delivered one of 2012's best albums. Chock full of punishing riffs and meaty distortions that sit precisely on top of a barrage of blistering double-bass work, d-beats, and laser-sharp fills, you'll be hard pressed to find a weak cog in ...

Interviews with Municipal Waste, COC, 3 Inches of Blood, Black Tusk

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Municipal Waste band live at Union Transfer in Philadelphia We recently caught up with the Municipal Waste, 3 Inches of Blood, Black Tusk US Tour at Philly's Union Transfer venue where special guests Corrosion of Conformity also broke a off feature performance. We sat down with all of the guilty parties for video interviews that can be viewed in the YouTube players below. We also captured massive photo galleries of all four performances, so be sure to scope those as well. All of the bands are supporting current releases, starting with headliners Municipal Waste, who just dropped their debut LP on ...

Royal Thunder Interview

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Royal Thunder - band interview After waiting for the big payoff from Royal Thunder since its self-titled EP was reissued in late 2010, the Atlanta hard-rockers have finally delivered on their full potential. A year and a half ago, we at BTS channeled the Sultan of Swat and called the group’s forthcoming homerun, stating: “Get ready to bet it all on black when this band rolls into town because Royal Thunder is poised to strike gold in the New Year.” CVI is that album. And, once again, it’s the outstanding pipes of frontwoman Mlny Parsonz, whose ever- seething glottal wail and silky coo make this collection ...

Birds in Row Interview

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Birds In Row - band interview We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Laval, FR's indefinable purveyors of emotional hardcore, Birds in Row. The band has been generating a fair amount amount buzz in recent weeks with the premiere of a new music video for song "Pilori," taken from forthcoming album You, Me, and The Violence, to be released soon via Deathwish Inc. This follows a spat of tours both in the US and abroad including a recent Philadelphia performance with Converge, Loma Prieta, and Pianos Become The Teeth, ...

Burning Love Interview Exclusive with Chris Colohan

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Burning Love - Chris Colohan - Live in Philadelphia We recently caught up with Burning Love vocalist Chris Colohan, as the band has just dropped new album, Rotten Thing to Say, on Southern Lord Recordings on June 19th. Having built a cult-like following with Canadian mainstay's Cursed, Colohan has forged a new chapter in his musical career with with the dirty hardcore-laced, punk 'n' roll practitioners, Burning Love. With the underground success of the band's debut LP, Songs For Burning Lovers, Burning Love has built a steady following of fans throughout the world, having toured with the likes of Converge, Trap Them, and Dropdead, to name ...

Exclusive Primate track premiere and interview

Friday, June 15th, 2012
Primate - band 2012 Atlanta's supercharged grind practitioners, Primate, are premiering brand new song, "Silence of Violence," exclusively on Blow The Scene today! This new song is taken from Primate's forthcoming LP on Relapse Records, Draw Back A Stump (+3 Songs), slated for a July 3rd release. Drummer Shayne Huff also talks with Blow The Scene in this exclusive interview, sharing insight on the writing and recording processes behind the album, formation of the band, future plans, and much more. We recenlty reviewed this re-issue of Draw Back a Stump, which has seen an additional guitar ...

Horseback Interview with Jenks Miller

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Jenks Miller of Horseback We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with the multifaceted Jenks Miller, founder, songwriter, and active practitioner of blackened experimental band, Horseback. Jenks has been nothing short of prolific in recent years, with several releases by his solo-turned-full-band-project, Horseback, and his country-tinged rock ensemble, Mount Moriah. Jenks was kind enough to go in-depth with Blow The Scene by reflecting on his current Horseback releases on Relapse and Brutal Panda Records. He also shares insight into his writing and recording processes, history behind the band name, lyrics, and visual motifs, and plugs his current play-lists and present happenings on the ...

Interviews with Nasum, Brutal Truth, Dropdead and Tour Photo Special

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Nasum - band live at The Barbary in Philadelphia on May 23, 2012It was an evening to remember as Swedish grindcore legends, Nasum, passed through Philadelphia's Barbary venue as part of the band's final farewell tour. Last week's showcase alongside Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Backslider, marks Nasum's first tour outing since the tragic death of longtime guitarist and vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, who was killed during the 2004 tsunami disaster in Thailand while on a vacation. Formed in 1992 by ex-Necrony members Anders Jakobson and Rickard Alriksson, Nasum was a band truly ahead of its ...

Baroness Interview and Gallery of Meshuggah and Decapitated

Friday, May 25th, 2012
Baroness - band live at the TLA in PhiladelphiaMeshuggah, Baroness, and Decapitated plowed through the TLA in Philadelphia last week to the delight of a sold out crowd that packed the venue long before the opening band hit the stage. Poland's leading sons of death metal, Decapitated, had the honors of ushering in the opening ceremonies with a set that quickly drew the masses to the front of the stage and opened up the mosh pit. Decapitated have moved forward in the face of tribulations that would have easily seen the demise of most of their musical peers. In 2007, the band ...

Hot Water Music Interview

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Hot Water Music - Live at Riot Fest in Philadelphia 2011 We caught up Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black for an exclusive interview on the eve of the release of the band's 8th studio album Exister, which hit streets Tuesday via Rise Records and marks the band's first new album in 8 years. Jason was kind enough to go in-depth for Blow The Scene readers around the world, discussing the creative and recording processes behind Exister, Hot Water Music's signing to Rise Records, tour plans, current influences, and much more. We were also on hand last night in Philadelphia, as Hot Water Music kicked ...

DNF Interview

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
DNF full band photo We are excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an interview with DNF guitarist Chad Kawashima, as his powerviolence practitioning band of speed fiends continue to celebrate their first vinyl release, Hurt, which hit streets in March via High Anxiety and No Idea Records. With the first distant rumblings of the band coming in 2006, they would soon find their schedules allowed limited time and began a perpetual cycle of hiatuses with DNF members touring regularly with their other bands Touche Amore and Trash Talk. The band recently found time to complete a ...

Narrows Interview

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Narrows - band interview at Blow The Scene We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth interview with international purveyors of compelling hardcore, Narrows. This intriguing quintet is spread across the US and into Great Britain, featuring current and ex-members of such music mainstays as Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, Some Girls, Tropics, Rohame, Unbroken, and Makeout Boys, to name a few. Name-dropping aside, Narrows is a band much greater than the sum of its parts. Often categorized and over-simplified as a math metal band, Narrows has proven to deliver more than this niche moniker would ...

Masakari Interview

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Masakari Interview We at Blow The Scene are pleased to bring you an interview with Cleveland's leading sons of d-beat-infused metal, Masakari. Formed in 2006, the band quickly garnered the attention of the Midwest music community with a potent blend of d-beat laden frameworks and grind-infused crust that gives nod to bands like His Hero is Gone and Discharge with a modern spin and unique interpretations. With lyrical motifs that range from denouncing animal abuse to the ills of organized religion, the band garnered global attention with the 2008 release of Eden Compromised on Halo of Flies and subsequent release of The Prophet Feeds of Southern Lord Recordings in 2010. ...

Ruckus Of Malice and Man Album Premiere

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Ruckus - Of Malice And ManIf getting absolutely bludgeoned by unforgiving hardcore music is what gets your wheels turning, then we at Blow The Scene are sure you'll be up all night with the premiere of Ruckus's latest LP, Of Malice and Man, debuting exclusively below. The Harvcore Records crew has seen little sleep over the past couple of years, putting in motion some of the most brutal hardcore releases in the US, with Ruckus's latest offering being no exception. First assembled in 2008, LA's Ruckus feature members of such scene mainstays as Nails and Twitching Tongues, but have carved their own path of sonic annihilation, having honed their ...