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Obscene Extreme Festival 2013 in Czech Full Schedule Released

Monday, June 17th, 2013
Obscene Extreme 2013 Czech On July 3rd Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the 'Freak Festival' from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9pm the live events begins with the festivals 'Doom Fest' headlined by Hooded Menace. From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th the festivities tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage. One stage, no barriers and over 60 bands, Obscene Extreme is the only festival of it's kind! Let the party begin! Obscene Extreme 2013 Trailer: Purchase ...

Homeward Bound Art Show at Grindcore House Gallery

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
homeward-bound-philly-paws-benefit-24 In conjunction with our forthcoming Blow The Scene Fest 2013: Artists For Animals on June 29, 2013 at The Broad St. Ministry in Philadelphia, the Homeward Bound: A Benefit for PAWS art show launched in May at Philly's top vegan eatery and coffee bar, Grindcore House. Curated by Philadelphia Art Professor Ryann Casey, the art show features artwork of various mediums donated by over 50 artists from around the world with the proceeds of all sales being presented to P.A.W.S (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). We caught up with Homeward Bound: A Benefit for PAWS on opening ...

The Power Of The Riff: Fourth Annual Installment Of Los Angeles Fest Confirmed

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Power Of The Riff 2013 Los Angeles The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record ...

Metal Alliance Tour Philly Photo Special

Monday, May 6th, 2013
Anthrax The annual celebration of all things metal, The Metal Alliance Tour, hit Philly for the first time in its 3-year history with a sold out TLA crowd more than ready for Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, and Holy Grail. We were bummed to have missed the openers, Holy Grail, who are supporting a ripping new effort on Prosthetic Records. If you’ve never checked out these Judas Priest riff-worshipers, Holy Grail just dropped a new music video for the title track, "Ride The Void," from their current LP. We got inside just in time for Shadows Fall who continue to support ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 Bands by Day August 8th through 11th

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
this-is-hardcore-fest-2013 It's that time of year in Philadelphia- The world-renowned celebration of all things hardcore music, This Is Hardcore Fest, (running August 8th through 11th at The Electric Factory) has just dropped 2013's band breakdown. The announcement came earlier this afternoon via TIHC founder Joe Hardcore McKay and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking team. Stay tuned for more announcements. Thursday August 8 Kid Dynamite ???? Black Train Jack Boy Sets Fire Cold World ???? Suburban Scum Stick Together Truth Friday August 9 Modern Life Is War ???? Panic Tragedy Bane Rotting Out Xibalba Incendiary Enabler Rock Bottom Saturday August 10 ???? 7 Seconds H2O Ceremony ???? Ringworm Killing Time Nails Rival Mob Defeater Wisdom In Chains Mindset Maximum Penalty Absolution Turnstile World War 4 Beware Things We Say Caught In A Crowd August 11 Sunday Gwar Sick Of It All Trapped Under Ice Suicide File Negative ...

Homeward Bound Art Exhibit to Benefit PAWS starting May 10

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
homeward-bound-PAWS-art-show-benefit If you've been paying attention to our Artists for Animals benefit show series, then you have no doubt seen numerous mentions of the fantastic art show portion curated by local Art Professor Ryann Casey. Today we are very excitied to make the official art show announcement! Over 50 artists are donating their time and work to Philadelphia’s largest no-kill shelter. Every year over 30,000 dogs and cats enter Philadelphia’s animal control shelter. An estimated 12,000 don’t make it out of the shelter alive. PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) has worked vigorously since 2005 toward decreasing that number. The largest no-kill shelter in Philadelphia, PAWS also operates as ...

Sound and Fury Festival 2013 has been canceled

Monday, April 29th, 2013
sound and fury fest 2013 canned Announcement from media sponsor ALARM Magazine: Sound & Fury Fest (presented by No Sleep Records) was slated to take place on July 26th-28th in Santa Barbara, CA. In its eighth year of existence, the festival, due to unforeseen circumstances, has been cancelled. Here's an official statement from the festival organizers: "It’s over. We are sorry to bring you this unfortunate news but the 2013 edition of the Sound and Fury festival is cancelled. We apologize to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for having to do this, but it was unavoidable. In order to quell speculation, you ...

Grindcore champs Pig Destroyer Announce European Shows

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Pig Destroyer Decibel 100th Issue Show Philadelphia The undisputed kings of grindcore Pig Destroyer have announced select European shows for this coming May and June. A complete list of dates including European Festival appearances can be found below. Additionally Pig Destroyer will be taking part in this year's Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23rd - 26th. The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17th. Pig Destroyer will be performing alongside GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more. Pig Destroyer released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. ...

Revival Tour Extended Philly Photo Special

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Chuck Ragan - Revival Tour 2013 Carrying the torch through its sixth year of rich folk tradition The Revival Tour 2013 recently hit Philly's TLA featuring performances by Toh Kay of Streetlight Manifesto, Jenny Owen Youngs, Dave Hause of Loved Ones, Rocky Votolato, and festival patriarch Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) with Joe Ginsberg on upright bass and Jon Gaunt on the fiddle. Loosely structured in the form of old-fashioned folk musician get-togethers, The Revival Tour is an ensemble collective in which the participating musicians collaborate and jam, frequently creating once-in-a-lifetime moments, of which, there was no shortage. The Revival Tour 2013 will ...

Artists For Animals: Fundraiser

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Fundraiser - Artists for Animals Show Series: P.A.W.S. BENEFIT DRIVE!

Richard Stockton College Art Professor Ryann Casey and BlowTheScene.com Editor-in-Chief Joshua T. Cohen, have teamed up to host an Art Show and Music Concert to benefit for no-kill animal shelter and rescue 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 Music and Art Show donations to P.A.W.S.! We have set our project goal at $2500.00 to fund the two events with any extra funds being added to our ...

Blow The Scene Fest: Artists For Animals Band Announcement

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Blow The Scene Fest 2013 CONCERT EVENT FUNDRAISER JUST LAUNCHED WITH AWESOME REWARDS FOR DONARS TICKETS ON SALE AT R5PRODUCTIONS.COM We are very excited to announce our first Blow The Scene Fest: Artists For Animals- A concert and art show to benefit Philly's largest no-kill animal rescue P.A.W.S. featuring Dropdead, Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari, Heartless, Backslider, and Less Life on June 29th, 2013 at the Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia. Ticket pre-sales will be announced soon along with special fundraising efforts with awesome rewards from the participating artists and Blow The ...

No Sleep Records presents Sound & Fury Fest 2013 with Tragedy, Reign Supreme, Left For Dead, Loma Pireta and more

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Sound and Fury Festival Once again, California's juggernaut of a summer festival, Sound & Fury, will be taking place in Santa Barbara at the Earl Warren Showgrounds the last weekend of July. In its 8th year, the festival boasts its most diverse lineup thus far. Bands like Tragedy, Strife, Rotting Out, The Ghost Inside, Reign Supreme and more were announced today in the first round of confirmed bands. Sound & Fury organizers will post additional acts (65+ bands scheduled for the weekend), vendor information, and more details leading up to the festival. Three-day passes are available now for $90 and include a ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 to feature Modern Life Is War, weekend passes on sale now

Monday, April 1st, 2013
This Is hardcore 2013 Joe "Hardcore" McKay and Philly Hardcore Shows booking group have announced the the first round of bands for the 8th Annual, Philly born and bred, This Is Hardcore Fest. 2013 lineup will take place August 8th through 11th and will include Modern Life is War, GWAR, Kid Dynamite, 7 Seconds, Black Train Jack, Panic, Tragedy, Trapped Under Ice, Negative Approach, Boy Sets Fire, The Suicide File, Killing Time, Nails, Ceremony, Defeater, Relentless, Things We Say and many more to be announced. Festival and Weekend passes just wne on sale at ...

Summer Slaughter 2013 drops line-up with Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Norma Jean and more

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Animals As Leaders Now in its seventh year running, Summer Slaughter Tour has released the initial lineup for the 2013 edition including headliners, The Dillinger Escape Plan along with Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and Aeon with 2 bands TBA. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, ...

Mayhem Fest 2013 Announces roster with Mastodon, Behemoth, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Amon Amarth, Machine Head and More!

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Behemoth - band live at Trocadero in Philly on Decibel Mag Tour 2012 The 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has announced its sixth-year lineup. including Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children Of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Job For a Cowboy, Born of Osiris, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City In The Sea. Four stages will be present this year for the first time ever and include the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage, as well as the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the ...

Revival Tour launches across US and NYC Ticket Giveaway!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Celebrating its sixth year fostering the rich folk tradition of giving and openness and propelled by an innate need to tell a story in its naked acoustic state, 2013′s edition of The Revival Tour will kick off in March, featuring Dave Hause of Loved Ones, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath, LA’s Jenny O., Americana singer/songwriter and original tour organizer Chuck Ragan, Seattle-based singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato, NJ-based singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs. New York City Ticket Giveaway for March 28th Show at Irving Plaza The Revival Tour will rolling through New York City's Irving Plaza on March 28th and we have a pair of free tickets to giveaway! Email your full name to info@blowthescene.com the subject line "Revive Me" for chance to ...

SXSW showcase picks from Blow The Scene

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Royal Thunder Texas's biggest week for music, Austin's annual, multi-venue, multi-band, showcase extravaganza known as SXSW has been going strong all week. With so many shows happening we decided to dig in and give you a quick rundown of some do-not-miss showcases with bands we've come to know well here at BTS. 3/14/2013 MetalSucks Official Showcase Dirty Dog [505 E. 6th St.] 7pm – 2am 21+ Badge/Wristbands Free Goatwhore Norma Jean Royal Thunder Ken Mode Gypsyhawk 3/15/2013 Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Day Party 12pm - 6pm The Main & The Jr [old Emo’s, 6th and Red River] Inter Arma Batillus Royal Thunder KEN Mode Pallbearer Today is the Day [Free/No RSVP] Rock of Ages Tattoo Showcase @ Yellow Jacket Social Club. 12pm – 7pm Free/No RSVP Needed Black Tusk True Widow Fight ...

Blow The Scene Fest I – Artists For Animals – June 29, 2013 Philadelphia

Monday, March 11th, 2013
bts-ad-940x300 ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS: BTS FEST I - PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT SPECIAL A. LIVE BTS MUSIC FEST - SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 - Broad Street Ministry - Center City Philadelphia B. ART INSTALLATIONS SHOW and Adoption Wall - MAY 9 - JULY 10 - Grindcore House - South Philadelphia curated by Ryann Casey The first annual Blow The Scene Fest, ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS (in conjunction with R5 and Philly Hardcore Shows) will take place at Philadelphia's Broad Street Ministry in center city on June 29th, 2013 and will benefit Philadelphia's largest no-kill animal rescue organization, P.A.W.S.. Dubbed Artists For Animals, this show marks Blow The ...

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival VX: New bands added and tour

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
nemhf tour 2013 The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal & Hardcore Festival VX has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan. A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order ...

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV with Trap Them, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Breath, Municipal Waste, Anthrax, Opeth, and more!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013
New-england-metal-hardcore-fest-15MassConcerts has presented the first details for New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s occurrence of the long-running annual event. For the 2013 installment, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: ...

Full Maryland Deathfest 2013 Line-up Announced

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Godflesh - Maryland Deathfest 2012One of the world's largest and most renowned gatherings of metal and niche bands, Maryland Deathfest, has just announced its 2013 line-up in full. Never disappointing, 2013 guilty parties include Bolt Thrower, Down, Integrity, Pig Destroyer, Infest, Converge, Speedwolf, Vitamin X, Rotten Sound, Heartless, Iron Lung and so many more.. Maryland DeathFest XI May 23-26, 2013 at Former Sonar Compound: !T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) ABIGAIL (Japan) AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic) AMBASSADOR GUN ANHEDONIST ANTAEUS (France) AOSOTH ...

Summer Slaughter 2012 Documentary Video by Periphery’s Jeff Holcomb

Monday, October 1st, 2012
Periphery's Jeff Holcomb on Summer Slaughter 2012Periphery’s Jeff Holcomb put together a documentary video capturing his experience of this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour alongside bands such as Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, and more. The documentary can be viewed in the vimeo player below. Blow The Scene also put together a photo review or Summer Slaughter 2012 as it passed through Philadelphia. Be sure to scope that here if you missed it first time round. In related news, Periphery drummer Matt Halpern dislocated his shoulder and will not be taking part in the upcoming European ...

Summer Slaughter 2012 Philadelphia Photo Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Cannible Corpse - Summer Slaughter 2012 - PhiladelphiaAnnually touring extreme metal festival, Summer Slaughter, recently ripped through Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre with its 2012 edition featuring dense cast of electric participants including Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, The Contortionist, and Cerebral Bore. Scottish death metal shredders and Earache Records recording artists, Cerebral Bore had the honors of kicking off the opening ceremonies and were a quite a pleasant surprise. These long fests can tend to have some "filler" bands during the early hours, so it was nice to have a ...

The Power Of The Riff East To Overthrow NYC Next Weekend with Hoax, Pentagram, Agnostic Front, Negative Approach, SUNN O))) and more!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
The Power Of The Riff Fest East 2012The pending first installment of The Power Of The Riff East is set to overthrow Club Warsaw in Brooklyn in just ten days, on September 1st and 2nd. This week several new ticket and merch options for the fest have been announced as well as several band updates within the massive two-day lineup. As the kings of punk Poison Idea have canceled all tour dates due to medical issues, Massachusetts-based hardcore warriors Hoax have been added to that day?s list in their place. Additionally, today Metal Blade Records have announced that doom icons Pentagram will be performing their monumental ...