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This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 4 Crowd Candids and Band Teasers pt I

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-day-4-electric-factory-42 This Is Hardcore Fest X set day 4 into motion with bang as Blind Justice, Disengage, Forced Order, Fuck You Pay Me, Foreseen, Mindset, Harm's Way, and Twitching Tongues took command of the stage. Still to come are Slapshot, Rival Mob, Power Trip, All Out War, Negative Approach, H20, and The Exploited. Enjoy a fresh round of photos from the first half of day 4 including crowd candids by Joshua Cohen and a quick cross-section of band teasers by Anne Spina from the stage. Per usual, we will wait until the conclusion of the fest to debut Anne Spina's massive archive of band shots from all 4 days ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 3 Crowd Shots and Band Teasers pt II

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
tih-X-day3-pt-II-electric-factory-bands-15 This Is Hardcore X Day 3 is not one to soon be forgotten as The Misfits, Bane, Cro-Mags, Killing Time, Biohazard, Reach The Sky, Turnstile, Xibalba, Wisdom In Chains, Suburban Scum, Rock Bottom, Sand, Lifeless, Timebomb, No Zodiac, and Absolute Suffering laid waste to the Philly's Electric Factory venue. Enjoy a hefty set of band teasers by Anne Spina and handful of crowd shots by Josh Cohen below the fold. Stay tuned, full galleries coming soon and more updates from the fest coming today! Stage Shots by Anne Spina this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-day-3-electric-factory-1 this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-day-3-electric-factory-1...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 3 Candids and Band Teasers pt I

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-spina-electric-factory-32 This Is Hardcore Fest X blasted into day 3 as Absolute Suffering, No Zodiac, Timebomb, Lifeless, and Sand hit the stage. Still to come today are Rock Bottom, Suburban Scum, Wisdom In Chains, Xibalba, Turnstile, Reach The Sky, Biohazard, Killing Time, Bane, Cro-Mags, and The Misfits. Enjoy the first round of band teasers and crowd candids from day 3. We'll be updating throughout the weekend so stay tuned! And don't miss the full feature galleries following the conclusion of the fest! Stage shots by Anne Spina this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-spina-electric-factory-5 this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-spina-electric-factory-1...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 2 pt II Band Teasers

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
tih-X-day2-pt-II-electric-factory-5 This Is Hardcore Fest X wrapped up day 2 at Philly's Electric Factory show grounds with a bang as American Nightmare, Suicide File, and Nails tore the roof off. This, after already being pummeled by the likes of Deafeater, Cruel Hand, True Love, Build + Destroy, The Geeks, and Malice at the Palace. BTS photographer Anne Spina has been kind enough to break off some stage shots of the bands before she unveils her massive collection of stage shots from all 4 days, shortly following the conclusion of the fest. Photos by BTS's Anne Spina tih-X-day2-pt-II-electric-factory-2 ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 1 Candids & Band Teasers pt II

Friday, July 24th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-spina-union-transfer-2 This Is Hardcore Fest X brought day 1 to a close with several crushing performances. Snapcase and Chokehold finished out the night properly after seeing Code Orange and Morning Again quickly lay waste to the joint and thus concluded the Union Transfer portion of the festival. TIH shifts gears to the Electric Factory show grounds tomorrow for another relentless pummeling. TIH X - Thursday Set Times Blow The Scene will continue to hold down the candids as Anne Spina gathers her notorious collection of band pics from the stage. Our band galleries will be posted separately as we have done for the last ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 1 Candids & Band Teasers pt I

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-anne-spina-union-transfer-6 Celebrating a 10th edition, the USA's longest standing hardcore festival, This Is Hardcore Fest, launched into Day 1 with an explosive round of bands as Eternal Sleep, Break Away, Blistered, Agitator, and Foundation set things off. Still to come later this evening are Morning Again, Code Orange, Chokehold, and Snapcase. Without further ado, enjoy the first round of candid shots from Day 1. More candids coming later tonight from Day 1, plus our resident hardcore photo expert Anne Spina may share a few more early band shots from stage! Stay tuned. We’ll be updating live all week! Stage Pic Teasers From Anne Spina ...

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 ...

Housecore Horror Fest III to feature Suffocation, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nails, Dropdead, More during Nov 13-15th

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Housecore Horror Fest III Philip H. Anselmo’s third annual horror-themed film and metal festival will commence in San Antonio, Texas this year at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015. Already featuring a jaw-dropping lineup, bands confirmed to perform the yearly gore gala include Autopsy, Child Bite, Cripple Bastards, Eyehategod, Nails, Suffocation, Warbeast and YOB, with the recent additions of Agoraphobic Nosebleed (performing their second show ever), Author & Punisher, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Gristnam, Negative Approach, Poison Idea and Zombi! And we’re not even close to done! Housecore Horror Festival Lineup [with more to be added!]: Agoraphobic Nosebleed Author & Punisher Autopsy Child Bite Corrosion Of Conformity (with Pepper) Cripple Bastards Crowbar Dropdead Eyehategod Ghoul Gristnam Nails Negative ...

BTS JULY.10.2015 PAWS BENEFIT – THE BANDS

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
blow-the-scene-paws-benefit-2015 BlowTheScene.com Presents.. A Night of Music / Art & Animal Love July 10th, 2015 at The Pharmacy in South Philly to benefit PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). We have a awesome FUNDRAISER happening RIGHT NOW with more details on show. Please check out all the info and donate if you can! This article is a feature on our performing bands for July 10th. We're going to be running our visual artist feature in about a week, so be sure to check back on that and more updates! THE BANDS Band: MOTHER BRAIN Current HQ: Long Island, NY genres: Grindcore current release: Rise and Grind 7" Recorded by renowned music engineer Kevin Bernsten (Full ...

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 ...

This Is Hardcore X: July 23-26th, Philly

Monday, June 15th, 2015
This Is Hardcore Fest 10 It is now just five weeks before This Is Hardcore Fest X becomes the epicenter of the hardcore music world, playing host to a plethora of bands and fans from all corners of the globe at Philly's Union transfer venue on July 23rd before shifting to the Electric Factory show grounds for July 24-26th. To celebrate a rowdy 10 years, TIH X will feature highly noted performances from Buffalo straightedge hardcore legends Snapcase, Canada's Chokehold, American Nightmare making a long-awaited Philly return, ..Suicide File, Nails, Code Orange, The Misfits (playing Earth AD in its Entirety), Exploited (first east coast show in over a decade), ...

Obscene Extreme Fest hits Montreal This August featuring Immolation, Trap Them, more

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Obscene Extreme America One of the World's leading heavy music festivals, Obscene Extreme is slated to hit Montreal's Théâtre TELUS on August 20-23rd featuring a cross-section of some of the best grindcore, metal, and hardcore punk acts from around the Globe. The fest is "freak friendly" with organizers stating, Get your goregrind banana suit ready, put on your gasmask or your most comfortable stagediving costume and get psyched for a wide selection of underground acts. The first Canadian edition of this DIY party will bring the best of grindcore, crust, punk, death, thrash, hardcore, and everything in-between to the stage. The Obscene Extreme Festival began in the Czech Republic in ...

Maryland Deathfest 2015 Kicks Off Tonight In Baltimore

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Maryland Deathfest 2015 The USA's biggest metal party, Maryland Deathfest launches today in Baltimore, MD celebrating another incredible line-up of bands that crisscross a vast slab of extreme music sub-genres. We won't spend time re-asserting the do-not-miss headlining acts you should already be familiar with.. We will, however, recommend you get there early and check out bands Grin And Bear It, Mother Brain, Artificial Brain, and Triac! All early performers you definitely DO NOT want to miss. You can thank us later for the heads up. Running order for 2015 is slated as follows; Thu May 21, 2015 Baltimore Soundstage Mortal Decay 5:00 to 5:40 Origin 5:55 to 6:40 Internal Bleeding 6:55 ...

Deicide & Entombed A.D. Headline 2015 Metal Alliance Tour

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
metal-alliance-tour-2015 Floridian death metal masters Deicide will be back on the road again this month, this time as headliners of the Metal Alliance Tour! Joining them on the run is Swedish death metal legends Entombed A.D., along with Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, and Svart Crown- making this one bill not to miss! Metal Alliance Tour 2015 May 26 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa May 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Metro June 1 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam June 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room* ...

Antigama drop new LP teaser, prepare for US Tour Dates

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
antigamma the insolent In advance of the release of their seventh brutalizing full-length, The Insolent, Poland's experimental grindcore quartet Antigama has released a brief, yet mentally vexing visual trailer for the album created by the same company responsible for the artwork and design of the band's latest noncompliant works. In addition, the album is now available for both European and US pre-orders on CD, cassette and LP. The latest installation to Antigama's cutting edge arsenal, The Insolent, for May release through their trusted alliance with Selfmadegod Records. Coordinated with the LP's release is Antigama's return to US shores for the first time since 2009, with a Northeastern tour ...

New England Metal & Hardcore Fest Announce More Bands For 2015 Edition

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
NEMHC-Fest-flyer-2015 The seventeenth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, & 19th 2015 has announced a third wave of performing bands. Friday’s lineup will see Fit For An Autopsy, Australia’s own, Boris The Blade and New England’s own, On Broken Wings. Saturday is a metal and hardcore onslaught with the addition of Vital Remains. The Plot In You, I Declare War, Lionheart, and These Streets will round out Sunday’s lineup. As one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the US, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest has helped jumpstart the careers ...

Trap Them join Converge, Harm’s Way, YAITW for DeathWish 2015 European Tour

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
trap-them-european-tour-2015 Monochromatic 'punk of death' practitioners, Trap Them will join Converge, Harm's Way, and Young And In The Way for a spat of European tour dates in May and June of 2015 as part of Deathwish Fest Europe. The first round of confirmed dates are listed below: DW FEST EUROPE CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, HARMS WAY, YOUNG AND IN THE WAY 05/30: London, UK @ ULU (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 05/31: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/01: Paris, France @ Trabendo (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/02: Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap ...

Exclusive Photos: Summer Slaughter Tour in Philly 2014

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Dying-Fetus-band-0139 Philly's Trocadero Theater played host to the 2014 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour featuring The Faceless, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Within Ruins, Origin, Fallujah, Decrepit Birth, and Bore Worm as BTS's Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the events in photos for our viewing pleasure. It's been a interesting month for co-headliners and Sumerian recording artists, The Faceless who suddenly parted ways with bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rüdinger at the tale end of October. As the two now pursue solo careers, the band stated, "The Faceless fully intend to play on ...

Maryland Deathfest 2015 Line-Up features Amorphis, Nalpalm Death, Wolfbrigade, More

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
maryland-deathfest-2015 The ever-impressive, annual metal bash, Maryland Deathfest has solidified the majority of the 2015 line-up. As in years past, the 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest promises to be one for books with bands making the journey from all corners of the globe. Current line-up posted below. Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Rams Head Live Bevar Sea Conan Iron Man Jex Thoth Mantar Primitive Man Ufomammut YOB Baltimore Soundstage Ciborium Devourment Internal Bleeding Mortal Decay Origin Skinless Fri May 22, 2015 Edison Lot Artificial Brain Aura Noir Bloodbath Cianide Funebrarum Lock Up Master Obituary Suffocation Vallenfyre Rams Head Live Aeternus Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Vattnet Viskar Baltimore Soundstage Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation Ghoul Homewrecker Napalm Death Noisear Noxa Splatterhouse Suffering Mind Triac Sat May 23, 2015 Edison Lot Arcturus Bulldozer Einherjer Fulgora Metal Church Morpheus Descends Razor Serpentine Path Sodom Triptykon Twilight of the Gods Vulcano Rams Head Live Adversarial Demoncy Dragged into Sunlight Tsjuder Baltimore Soundstage Agoraphobic Nosebleed Antigama Backslider Cephalic Carnage Chainsaw to the Face Engorged Full of Hell Inter Arma Lycanthrophy Martyrdöd P.L.F Wolfbrigade Sun May 24, 2015...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 4 Band Galleries

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
[caption id="attachment_55254" align="alignnone" width="590"]Downset - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Electric Factory Downset - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Electric Factory[/caption] Philadelphia’s epic convergence of hardcore music enthusiasts from around the world, the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest signed off on 2014 with a Day 4 to remember at Philly's iconic Electric Factory show grounds. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again on point capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we conclude Spina’s in-depth photo coverage below. Days 1-3 along with our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. can all be found ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 2 Band Galleries

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
converge-this-is-hardcore-2014-friday-8 Day 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest again saw thousands of hardcore enthusiasts from around the world pour into Philly's iconic Electric Factory venue grounds as a second barrage of explosive performances was set into motion. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again primed for the occasion, capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we debut Day 2 of Spina's in-depth photo coverage below. Days 3-4 will be following closely behind in the coming days. If you missed any of our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. be sure to scope it ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 1 Band Galleries

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
xibalba-this-is-hardcore-2014-thursday-16 Philadelphia's gargantuan gathering of hardcore music enthusiasts, the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest stormed through the iconic Electric Factory show grounds in July with a plethora of sought-after acts and no shortage of insatiable fans. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again on duty capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we debut Spina's in-depth photo coverage below. Days 2-4 will be following closely behind in the coming days. If you missed any of our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. be sure to scope it HERE. This Is Hardcore ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 4 Candids pt 2

Monday, July 28th, 2014
TIHC photobooth Day4-31 This Is Hardcore 2014 closed Day 4 at Philly’s iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with a shock and awe campaign of heavy hitters including Test Of Time, Angel Dust, World War 4, Harm’s Way, Suburban Scum, Death Before Dishonor, Turnstile, Slumlords, Incendiary, Stigmata, Power Trip, Mushmouth, Knuckledust, Downset, Fury Of Five, E. Town Concrete, Madball and the infamous Bad Luck 13. We'll save the band reviews and news for the debut of BTS photographer Anne Spina's massive collection of band shots from the stage! Stay tuned for the band galleries coming soon! You can catch up on all of our This Is Hardcore ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 4 Candids pt 1

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
TIHC photobooth Day4-5 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 ushered in the final day of performances at Philly’s iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with a mean line-up of raw hardcore as Test Of Time, Angel Dust, World War 4, Harm's Way, Suburban Scum, Death Before Dishonor, Turnstile, Slumlords, Incendiary, Stigmata, Power Trip, Mushmouth, and Knuckledust brought forth the rage. Still to come are heavyweights Downset, Fury Of Five, E. Town Concrete, Madball and the infamous Bad Luck 13. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid, crowd, and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection of band ...