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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 ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Saturday Band Teasers: Culture, Nails, 100 Demons

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_53589" align="alignnone" width="590"]Nails - This Is Hardcore 2014 Nails - This Is Hardcore 2014[/caption] The Saturday installment of This Is Hardcore 2014 at Philly’s Electric Factory venue grounds proved to be a marathon of punishing performances with Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight all hitting the stage. Enjoy an early bird special of band shots from Day 3 that cuts right through the middle of this gnarly day of performances ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 3 Candids pt 2

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
TIHC photobooth day3-13 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 concluded a marathon day 3 at Philly's Electric Factory with performances by Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight. Not to mention Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, and Cruel Hand set the stage ablaze earlier in the afternoon. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection of band shots from the stage. ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 3 Candids pt 1

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-saturday-pt1-candids-11 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 ripped into Day 3 at Philly's iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with another stellar line-up of sought after hardcore as Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, and Cruel Hand slayed the stage. Still to come are heavyweights Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight. For the second year now, members of Philly’s SCA came in full battle regalia and proceeded to battle in pairs yielding swords, armor, and shields. These warlocks ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 2 Candids pt 2

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-friday-52 This Is Hardcore Fest punctuates Day 2 with a flurry of intense performances at Philly's Electric Factory venue seeing Converge, Agnostic Front, The Explosion, and Turmoil wasting no time bringing forth the shred and melting faces along the way. There was no rest for the weary having already been plastered by Timebomb, Rude Awakening, Twitching Tongues, Backtrack, Dropdead, All Else Failed, and the mighty Slapshot earlier in the afternoon. And we've still got the two mammoth weekend jaunts to come! Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 2 Candids pt 1

Friday, July 25th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_53190" align="alignnone" width="590"]Ben Koller (Converge), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, Sleigh Bells) scoping the Blow The Scene / Useless Rebel photo booth! Ben Koller (Converge), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, Sleigh Bells) scoping the Blow The Scene / Useless Rebel photo booth![/caption] Philadelphia’s staple hardcore gathering, This Is Hardcore Fest, ripped into Day 2 at The Electric Factory venue grounds with All Else Failed, Dropdead, Backtrack, Twitching Tongues, Rude Awakening, and Timebomb set things off. Still to come later this evening are Converge, Agnostic Front, The Explosion, Turmoil, and Slapshot. We introduced the first Blow The Scene / TIH photo-booth this year and now the cats officially ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 1 Band Teasers

Friday, July 25th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-day-1-bands-14 Enjoy an early bird special of band shots from Day 1 of TIH Fest from BTS photographer Anne Spina's massive collection. The official band galleries drop after the fest, but we figured we'd break you off a few shots early. This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 launched with Rock Bottom, Lifeless, Expire, Noisem, Xibalba, Expire, Noisem, Code Orange Kids, Ringworm, Overcast, Crowbar, Unearth, and Killswitch Engage BTS's Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen are busy holding down candid crowd shots, be sure to keep up with all the breaking TIH action HERE. Photos by BTS photographer Anne Spina of Anne Spina ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 1 Candids pt 2

Friday, July 25th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-thursday-33 This Is Hardcore Fest concluded day 1 with several heavyweights laying it down on the proper as Overcast, Crowbar, Unearth, and Killswitch Engage hammered the final nails in. This, after being pummeled earlier in the day by Rock Bottom, Lifeless, Xibalba, Expire, Noisem, Code Orange, and Ringworm. And to think- We're only a quarter of the way through this march. It's only going to get nuttier from here. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection of band shots from the stage. Our band galleries will be posted ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 1 Candids pt 1

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-day-1-43 Philadelphia's gargantuan annual gathering of hardcore enthusiasts, This Is Hardcore Fest, launched into Day 1 with a bang at the iconic The Electric Factory venue grounds as Ringworm, Code Orange Kids, Xibalba, Noisem, Expire, Lifeless and Rock Bottom set things off. Still to come later this evening are Overcast, Crowbar, Unearth, and Killswitch Engage. Thousands of fans have poured in from all corners of the globe as a wide of array of vendors and charity organizations set up shop across the venue grounds. A few featured below include Pinups for Pitbulls, The Humane League, Shirts For a Cure and more. The food trucks set ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Kicks Off This Thursday!

Monday, July 21st, 2014
This Is Hardcore 2014 It’s just about that time of year when Philadelphia becomes the epicenter of hardcore music as thousands of fans and band members ascend upon The Electric Factory for the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest. Now entering its 9th year of highly-renowned feature performances, the 2014 line-up will surely prove a classic one, seeing Converge, Killswitch Engage, Nails, Turmoil, Downset, The Explosion, Dropdead, Title Fight, Madball, Unearth, 100 Demons, Code Orange, Noisem, and scores of others from around the globe hit stage between Thursday, July 24th and Sunday, July ...

Decibel Tour 2014 in Philly: Carcass, Gorguts, More!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Carcass-band-079 The 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour recently blasted through Philly's Trocadero theater featuring Carcass, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, Noisem, and Philly's own Die Choking who were celebrating the vinyl release of their debut EP on this select date. UK's grindcore legends Carcass are coming off of a huge 2013 that saw the group release its first studio full-length since 1996's Swansong entitled, Surgical Steel. This self-funded effort is the first new material the band has coined since reforming in 2007 and quite obviously caused a stir throughout the metal community. Any trepidation concerning the sound of the new songs was quickly put to rest as the critical ...

Photos: Metal Alliance Tour Philly – Behemoth, 1349, more

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Behemoth The Metal Alliance Tour 2014 descended upon Philly's TLA venue showcasing international juggernauts Behemoth and 1349 with support by Goatwhore and Inquisition as BlowTheScene was on hand to capture the events in photos for your viewing pleasure, featured below the fold. Polish metal legends in Behemoth are riding steady as momentum from band's current full-length, The Satanist, continues to draw acclaim from metal heads around the globe. Spin magazine recently named The Satanist as one of the top albums to hit streets in 2014 across all genres. Spin's Kim Kelly commenting, "The Satanist is the band's first new studio album ...

Deathwish Fests Hits Cambridge, MA July 22 & 23 with Converge, Trap Them & More

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
deathwish-fest-I Deathwish Inc. is proud to announce a two night Deathwish event July 22nd and 23rd at The Sinclair in Cambridge MA, featuring exclusively Deathwish affiliated artists. This is the first in a series of Deathwish Events that will happen in the future worldwide. Converge and Trap Them will headline both nights of the event, and it will be both bands' only Boston area appearances this year. It will also be the only area appearance for Modern Life Is War, Harm Wulf (G. of Blacklisted), and YAITW who are all making the journey exclusively for these shows. It will also serve as the New England stop ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Line-up Announced

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
This Is hardcore Fest 2014 In years past we've described Philly's annual This Is Hardcore festival as "impressive", "legendary", and other relevant adjectives. All of the same apply in 2014 to be sure. But we're not going to go that route today, as the 2014 line-up has been dropped on an unsuspecting public amidst April fools allegations that this year's participants constitute a roster simply "too good to be true". Suffice it to say, this family festival run by Joe 'Hardcore' McKay and his hand-picked booking group, This Is Hardcore has entered the upper stratosphere of extreme festivals with ...

Photos: Keystone Hardcore Jam II DAY 2

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
sheer-terror-keystone-hardcore-jam-28 The second installment of the annual Keystone Hardcore Jam launched into day 2 with a bang at Reading’s Reverb venue with headliners and seminal NYC hardcore act Sheer Terror supported by a rowdy cast of heavy hitters including Menace, Sicker Than Most, Clenched Fist, Yesterday's Youth, Lifeless, Incendiary, Harm's Way, 100 Demons, and Wisdom In Chains who collectively proceeded to decimate the stage. Originally assembled during the mid-80s in NYC, the members of Sheer Terror continue to incite the masses into near-riot status with ease. Celebrating a vast catalog of releases on the now iconic, Blackout! Records, with a well-noted history of raucous shows at CBGBs alongside ...