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This Is Hardcore Fest Day 2 Candid Photos Part 1

Friday, August 9th, 2013
this-is-hardcore-2013-day-2-dante-16 The rains ushered in the opening doors of This Is Hardcore Fest again for Day 2, but could not dampen spirits as the US's biggest hardcore bash stepped into overdrive. The day was set into motion as Rock Bottom, Enabler, Incendiary, Xibalba, and Rotting Out lit up the Philly's Electric Factory. The grounds quickly dried out as a plethora of vendors, activists, record labels, bands, distros, and more engaged fans from all corners of the globe. Candid shots from Day 2 will continue as Bane, Ramallah, Tragedy, Panic, Blacklisted, and Modern Life Is War hit the stage. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen ...

This Is Hardcore Day 1 Band Teasers

Friday, August 9th, 2013
kid-dynamite-this-is-hardcore-2013-1 Generally we wait until the conclusion of TIH to start posting band shots from the stage photography while we focus on crowd and candids. This year we are upping the ante as our tireless Photographer Anne Spina is breaking off a few teaser shots from each band to hold us over until the full band galleries are complete. BTS Photographers Anne Spina and Dante Torrieri will both have table displays with some AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS for sale starting today with other vendors at TIH. Be sure to check them out and all the rad shots from some of the best underground talents in the world. So without further ado here is quick teaser ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 Day 1 Part 2 Candid Photos

Friday, August 9th, 2013
this-is-hardcore-2013-day-1-thursday-48 Day 1 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2013 held the course with a steady crescendo of intensity as Striking Distance, Cold World, Boysetsfire, Black Train Jack, Kill Your Idols, and Kid Dynamite took the stage. For what was decent turnout of folks for the beginning of the day quickly progressed into a packed house and full courtyard as this staple hardcore festival continues to grow healthy now entering its 8th edition. Walking amongst the crowd, we bumped into people from all corners of the globe with a collective enthusiasm that is nothing short of infectious. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will be holding down the ...

This Is Hardcore 2013 Day 1 Part 1 Candid Photos

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
this-is-hardcore-2013-dante-19 This Is Hardcore Fest kicked off 2013 with a flash thunderstorm as doors were opening that made for an impressive synchronized mode of all hands on deck with everyone helping to hold up tents, get merch under shelter, etc. A hardcore ballet if you will. A little rain could not dampen spirits as waves of fans made their way throughout the massive outdoor merch displays, humane and activist tents, record labels, and more. We bring you the first round of candid shots as opening bands Truth, Praise, and Suburban Scum got the floor moving and festivities underway. Blow The Scene's Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will ...

Wartorn Trek To The Power Of The Riff Fest Begins and Opposition Rising Tour

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
wartorn-band-live Following a short break after several stateside tours this year, including a hefty excursion with Raw Power, Wisconsin crust brigade Wartorn will take their caravan back to the highways this week. After a double-show kickoff in their hometown of Appleton this Friday, August 2nd Wartorn will make an eastward trek to Chicago to take part in the three-day Clit Fest alongside twenty or more underground bands, activism/rights workshop and more. They’ll then plow westward to rendezvous with Opposition Rising and hardcore legends MDC for a West Coast tour, including the two-day The Power Of The Riff in LA with The ...

Mayhem Fest Camden Photo Epic Part II

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Amon Amarth We are pleased to present Blow The Scene's Mayhem Fest Camden Photo Epic Part II, featuring the remaining 150 photos from the arsenal of our Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging). These hand picked photos mark the second round of a massive 350 count, special photo series of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013 from Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center. With Part I, we gave you a run down of events and standout performances. Today, we get right down to brass tacks with more exclusive photos of Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, ...

Mayhem Fest Camden Photo Epic Part I

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Rob-Zombie-Mayhem-Fest-2013-band-0365 Featuring a plethora of popular rock and metal outfits from around the World, the 6th annual installment of Mayhem Fest rolled through the Philadelphia area with a stop at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center last weekend. Leading this summer metal camp of sorts is none other than Rob Zombie with an eclectic pack of support, including Mastodon, Amon Amarth, and FFDP to round out the Mainstage performers on this nation-wide touring extravaganza. Rotating back and forth from the onset of the show, the Musician's Institute Stage and Jagermeister Stage saw performances by Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, ...

Blow The Scene Fest 2013 in Photos

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Dropdead-BTSfest-band-0132 The first ever Blow The Scene Fest took place in Philadelphia on June 29th at the Broad Street Ministry, featuring performances by leading underground talents Dropdead, Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari, Heartless, Backslider, Less Life, and Dying. Blow The Fest 2013 was dubbed "Artists For Animals" as this event along with its simultaneous art exhibit and benefit drive "Homeward Bound," all benefiting P.A.W.S. (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). Apart from the stellar lineup of performers, Blow The Scene Fest 2013 also featured tabling exhibits by P.A.W.S., Wooden Shoe anarchist bookstore, BTS Photographer Dante ...

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 ...