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This Is Hardcore Fest 2016 Kicks Off Today in Philly

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
malace-at-the-palace-band-this-is-hardcore-fest-21 Philly's ultimate hardcore experience, This Is Hardcore Fest, is about to launch Day 1 in the City Of Brotherly Love at the Union Transfer venue this evening before shifting gears to The Electric Factory for Days 2,3, and 4 along with a plethora of bands, food vendors, record distros, humanitarian tables, and much more. We've outlined the roadmap for the next several days as our tireless photographer Anne Spina prepares to capture all of the madness from the stage. This Is Hardcore 2016 updated Be sure to scope the previous years in photos HERE....

This Is Hardcore Fest – 2016 Philly Preview

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
this is hardcore fest 2016 Philly's gargantuan hardcore music festival, This Is Hardcore Fest, will envelope the City Of Brotherly Love August 4th through August 7th with a massive line-up dropping jaws of OGs and newcomers to the hardcore scene alike. Now in its 11th installment, founder Joe 'Hardcore' McKay and his tireless Philly Hardcore Shows organizing teams have crafted a well-oiled machine, once again seeing scores of highly-sought after bands with a mix of great food vendors (both vegan and non-vegan), various animal welfare and humanitarian organizations, and thousands of hardcore enthusiasts from around the world ascending on the Electric Factory venue and show grounds following the opening (sold ...

Damaged City Fest Kicks Off in Washington DC

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
damaged city fest 2016 Damaged City Fest is about to rock the DC area with number of highly sought after shows including performances by Systematic Death (Japan), Tau Cross, Blood Pressure, The Avengers, Sheer Mag and many many more. The schedule is as follows: April 7th, 2016 Thursday Pre-Show @ The Pinch $12 7pm Doors / 8pm Show Tau Cross (UK) Genocide Pact (DC) Drug Control (CA) Dagger Moon (DC) Krimewatch (NY) Bust Off (DC) Event Page April 8th, 2016 Friday Main Show @ All Souls Unitarian Church $25 6pm Doors / 6:45pm Show Systematic Death (Japan. Only 2 U.S. shows!) Zero Boys (IN) Blood Pressure (PA) Dame (MA) Busted Outlook (CA) Stand Off (DC) Event Page April 8th, 2016 Friday After Show @ The Pinch $10 (Walk up only. No pre sale) 11pm Doors ...

Housecore Horror Film Fest III Day 3 – Goblin, Autopsy, Incantation, Zombi, Ghoul, more

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Author & Punisher-band-017 Day 3 of the Housecore Horror Fest 2015 saw highly sought after doom, progressive, and metal acts Goblin, Autopsy, Incantation, Zombi, YOB, Author & Punisher, and Muscle and Marrow hit the stage at San Antonio's Aztec Theater. Italy's progressive soundtrack masters, Goblin set forth a live score of Dawn Of The Dead that was the perfect closer to a stellar weekend of horror movies and live performances. Goblin continue to release new work and perform around the world in three current and different versions of the band.Noisey did a fair job sifting through the different variants for the uninitiated in a recent interview. For ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 2 Full – American Nightmare, Nails, more

Saturday, December 5th, 2015
this-is-hardcore-2015-day2-american-nightmare-28 Day 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2015 at Philly’s Electric Factory venue featured an incredible billing with American Nightmare, Suicide File, Nails, Defeater, Cruel Hand, True Love, Build + Destroy, The Geeks, and Malice at the Palace hitting the stage. American Nightmare had quite a run in 2015 with a series of hand-picked reunion bills including TIH, Fun Fun Fun Fest and more punctuating a legacy as one of the most important and influential hardcore bands in recent history. Deathwish Inc. has issued a digital version of American Nightmare "Reunion Documentary" that is currently available now for only 5 bills. After you scope that, ...

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, ...

This Is Hardcore 2015 Day 1 Band Photos: Snapcase, Chokehold, Code Orange, More!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
snapcase-band-TIH-2015-union-transfer-8 We had the pleasure of bringing you crowd candids and band teasers from the 2015 edition of This Is Hardcore Fest earlier this year. Today we launch BTS photographer Anne Spina's extended band galleries from her massive archive of stage shots. For those just tuning in, This Is Hardcore X launched Day 1 at Philly's Union Transfer venue with dare we say the best Thursday night lineup the fest has even seen featuring the return of Buffalo hardcore legends Snapcase, in addition to a reunion by influential Canadian vegan-straightedge group Chokehold! If that weren't enough- The night also marked PA hardcore unit Agitator's last ...

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 ...

Housecore Horror Festival III Hits San Antonio Nov 13-15th, 2015

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
housecore horror fest III HOUSECORE HORROR FEST is set to invade San Antonio this weekend. Now in its third year of audio and visual pandemonium, this year's multi-stage gore gala will take place at the Aztec Theater, The Korova and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel on November 13th -15th, 2015 and features three film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings, the return of The Metal Masters And Horror panel with special appearances from performing bands and legendary filmmakers throughout the weekend as well as what's mutated into one of the most punishing live lineups of the year! For the onscreen carnage cravers, this year's edition of HHF includes 80 ...

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 ...