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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 ...

Photos: Keystone Hardcore Jam II Day 1

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
comeback-kid-keystone-hardcore-29 The second installment of the annual Keystone Hardcore Jam launched into a blistering day 1 at Reading's Reverb venue with headliners Comeback Kid supported by a varied cast of talents hailing from all corners of the continent as Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, Manipulate, and Time Bomb collectively put in one for the books. The Keystone Hardcore Jam II proved to be a perfect launch pad for Comeback Kid's latest and fifth overall full-length, Die Knowing, that officially hit streets via longtime label Victory Records just a few days following their heartfelt headlining performance. Now over decade strong, Die Knowing is pulling ...

Decibel Magazine Tour 2014

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Decibel-Mag-2014-Tour The 2014 edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour will feature Liverpool's seminal black metal and grindcore act Carcass, alongside heavyweights Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Baltimore newcomers Noisem. A select handful of regional openers have been announced for select areas including Coke Bust (Washington DC), Die Choking (Philadelphia), Derketa (Pittsburgh), Murmer (Chicago), Vimana (Denver), Bastard Feast (Portland), GOG (Pheonix), and Maruta (Orlando). Below is a sweep of what you can expect. Carcass Guilty of producing Decibel Magazine's #1 album pick of 2013, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast), Carcass embark upon their first sustained domestic tour in five years. ...

Metal Alliance Tour 2014 to host Behemoth, 1349, more

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Metal Alliance Tour 2014 Behemoth Behemoth will be returning to North America this Spring as part of the Metal Alliance Tour 2014. This will be the band's first North American tour in support of their new album, The Satanist. Joining Behemoth on this tour will be Metal Blade label mates, Goatwhore, along with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate. The Metal Alliance Tour will begin April 4th in Tempe, AZ and runs through May 3rd. Behemoth has posted a brand new behind the scenes video for "The Satanist." This video is the first in a series of ...

MADE Fest Philly 2013 in Photos

Friday, October 4th, 2013
Philly-DIY-Fest-12 MADE Fest 2013 recently brought together a stellar group of DIY vendors specializing in food, art, crafts, kitsch, and more to Philly’s Rotunda venue for one of the raddest arts and crafts shows we’ve ever seen. Explicitly not a flea market, with a mission statement that read, "A loosely juried DIY Fest focusing on giving an outlet to as many flavors of DIY as possible," this DIY event had more unique art, food, clothes, make-up, decorations, crafts, and DIY themes than we could cover in any reasonable write-up. From hand-made dolls, clothes, tiles, lights, blankets, scarves, vegan make-up, jewelry, and paintings, it was hard not ...

Summer Slaughter 2013 Philly Photo Feature

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Dillinger Escape Plan The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, ripped through the Philly's Trocadero venue last month with hometown heroes and headlining act The Dillinger Escape Plan with Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and more in tow. Known for a cathartic live show riddled with a history of colorful stage injuries, DEP founding guitarist Ben Weinman broke his wrist just weeks before the July tour kick off. On the eve of an emergency surgery in attempt to save DEP's summer tour plans, Weinman told MetalSucks "Every night I hurt myself. The ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 Day 4 Band Photos

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
suicide-file-this-is-hardcore-2013-sunday-19 This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 ushered in the closing ceremonies with a wallop as GWAR, Sick Of It All, Trapped Under Ice, Suicide File, Negative Approach, 100 Demons, Slapshot, No Redeeming Social Value, Code Orange Kids ,Strength For A Reason, Colin Of Arabia, Clenched Fist, Pride Kills, and Relentless brought the roof down at Philly's Electric Factory venue. We already brought you the crowd and candid photos from onsite, which you can peruse HERE. While BTS's Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen were bouncing all over the festival grounds and backstage areas shooting away, our hardcore photo expert Anne Spina was onstage gathering ...