Monday, March 25th, 2013
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, ...
Monday, March 25th, 2013
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line "Revive Me" for chance to ...
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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.
3/14/2013MetalSucks Official Showcase
Dirty Dog [505 E. 6th St.]
7pm – 2am
21+ Badge/Wristbands Free
GoatwhoreNorma JeanRoyal ThunderKen ModeGypsyhawk3/15/2013Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Day Party
12pm - 6pm
The Main & The Jr [old Emo’s, 6th and Red River]
Inter ArmaBatillusRoyal ThunderKEN ModePallbearerToday is the Day
Rock of Ages Tattoo Showcase
@ Yellow Jacket Social Club.
12pm – 7pm
Free/No RSVP Needed
Black TuskTrue WidowFight ...
Monday, March 11th, 2013
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 ...
Saturday, January 26th, 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 ...
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
MassConcerts 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: ...
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
One 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)
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
Monday, October 1st, 2012
Periphery’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 ...
Friday, August 24th, 2012
Annually 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 ...
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
The 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 ...
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
The fourth and final day of This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 found thousands of concertgoers still riding strong after being ripped up one side and down the other with an almost constant barrage of incredible performances. The Electric Factory grounds would again play host to a wide range of record labels, vendors, and personalities, with Sunday highlights including a visit from Philly vegan eatery Hip City Veg and the hardcore whale saving crew, Sea Shepherd. The knuckledraggers wasted no ...
Monday, August 20th, 2012
If the 8 hours of performances during days 1 and 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 didn't beat you into the fetal position, the 12-plus hour endurance test that was Saturday's billing at The Electric Factory surely would. Starting at a noon, gales of excitement could be heard as the coffee truck and vendors pulled into position to officially get things in motion. The heat and flash storms didn't deter the festivities in the slightest as a dense cast of hardcore Goliaths shared the stage with rising newcomers while a steady ...
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
On August 10th, 2012, This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 migrated from The Union Transfer to the premises of Philadelphia's Electric Factory where it would reside for the next three days. Upon arrival Friday afternoon, fans found the usual 7-foot stage gone, and in its place, a stage-diver's wet dream. A 3-foot stage with no barrier between crowd and bands. This rare spectacle at the Electric Factory was quickly swarmed on by scores of fans that set the room on fire as soon as local favorites Beware and Wrong ...
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
On August 9th, 2012, Philadelphia, PA became the epicenter of hardcore music. Hosted by Joe "Hardcore" McKay and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking group, the opening ceremonies featured a dense cast of both promising newcomers and genre mainstays.
Notably, This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 kicked off a four day rundown of hardcore bands from across the spectrum at new venue, the Union Transfer for the very first time. Last weekend we brought you play-by-play candid shots of the ...
Monday, August 6th, 2012
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2012 swept through Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center with an impressive cast of metal mainstays and newcomers including Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, Slipknot, and more. It was a gathering of young and old with an edge in numbers going to the adolescents. Now in its fifth annual installment, the nationwide festival tour is still surpassing its own ticket sales records across some of the largest outdoor and amphitheater venues in the US, proving the state of ...
Monday, July 30th, 2012
One of our favorite bands, Belgium's Oathbreaker, are kicking off a US East Coast tour on August 5th at the Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, MA with Pathology and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour will make a spotlight performance at renowned Philadelphia hardcore festival, This Is Hardcore Fest on August 10th, before concluding in New Brunswick, NJ at Ray Cappo's Cantina with Bible Thumper, Old Wounds, and Cop Problem on August 15th.
We've caught up with Oathbreaker for a recent solo interview and split interview with Belgium buddies Rise and Fall, ...
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Vans Warped Tour 2012 made its usual "Philadelphia" stop at Camden, NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center with over 100 bands spanning countless scores of genres and sub genres of popular music. Skateboarders, vendors, and all of the usual extra-curricular activities fans have come to expect over the past 18 years were laid out in smorgasbord fashion. Hard to believe the Vans Warped Tour is now older than a significant portion of its fan-base.
Per usual, you have to plan your Warped Tour day accordingly, as the 9 stages overlap ...
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
2012 marks the 7th annual installment of one of the East Coast's staple hardcore music festivals, This Is Hardcore. After 6 years of blowing the roof off of Philly's Starlight Ballroom, TIH will see its first venue change with opening ceremonies happening Aug 9th at The Union Transfer followed by 3 days of hardcore madness at The Electric Factory.
This Is Hardcore 2012 will include a rare appearance by legendary LA act, Suicidal Tendencies, who will ...
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
The organizers of the Scream It Like You Mean It 2012 tour tried something we've not seen come across our desk in a long while. Rather than just having 1 tour line-up, Scream It Like You Mean It 2012 is actually 2 tours crisscrossing each other across the US and meeting up in select cities and dates for combined shows. The graphic below details this unique tour routing.
Philadelphia's Trocadero had the honors of hosting the single "blue tour" featuring The Acacia Strain, Oceano, ...
Monday, July 9th, 2012
The lineup for this year's installment of The Power Of The Riff West - confirmed to take place at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex on August 11th -- expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (Ca), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for an incredible lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day! This exclusive one-off show for SUNN 0))) will be their first West Coast performance in three years.
The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West ...