Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Leave Them All Behind Fest 2012 will feature SunnO))), Godfelsh, Deafheaven, Envy, Chelsea Wolfe, Boris, Mortalized, and more.
The 2-day festival that will take place at the Unit venue located at Za House Bldg, 1-34-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, on November 3rd and 4th, 2012.
The Needle Drop - "I Saw Sunn O))) Live"
Live at Maryland Deathfest 2012
Deafheaven - "Exit: Denied" live @ MusicBox 2012
Envy - live in Leipzig 2011
Boris - (live at The Kings Arms) 2012
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
After seeing most bands drop from the tour in recent weeks, Shockwave Festival organizers have issued the following statement on Shockwave's official website:
It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement.
With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup. As well as low advance ticket sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival."
For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
The Shockwave Festival Tour was originally slated to feature Fear Factory, Cattle Decapitation, ...
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Wizard World's 2012 Philadelphia Comic Con
Once a year, Philadelphia comic book geeks like BTS Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri and myself, are treated to countless indulgences in nerd and pop culture as the 4-day takeover by Wizard World’s annual Comic Con envelopes our Convention Center. Artists, celebrities, superheroes, fans, kiddos, and even the deranged, traverse their way through miles of pop-culture's own iconostases.
What started as a convention for the devote comic book collector has transformed over the past decade into one of the largest celebrations of pop culture in the US, as Wizard World’s Comic Con makes an annual trek across scores of the ...
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Van's Warped Tour has just posted a Free 34-song Summer Sampler featuring many of the band's slated to play this year's tour.
Contributing artists include Every Time I Die, New Found Glory, Of Mice & Men, Born of Osiris and many more. Get your free download code HERE.
Warped Tour 2012 Line-up (Line-up will vary on a per-show basis)
A Loss For Words
After the Burial
All Time Low
Born Of Osiris
Catching Your Clouds
Chunk!, No Captain Chunk!
Cold Forty Three
Divided By Friday
Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide
Monday, June 4th, 2012
Shockwave 2012 Tour adds Denver date to list of cities to be bludgeoned by this eclectic metal tour featuring Fear Factory, Cattle Decapitation, Voivod, Misery Index, Dirge Within, Havok, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.
Shockwave 2012 aims to give concert-goers a reasonably priced metal festival option this summer with most dates hovering in around the $25 mark. Full Metal Jackie Radio is also giving away a bunch of goodies leading up to the tour.
Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012Fear ...
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Philadelphia hardcore guru Joe "Hardcore" McKay and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking team have just announced the lineup for This Is Hardcore Fest 2012. The year mark's the annual fest's first move from longtime venue Starlight Ballroom to The Electric Factory with opening ceremonies at Union Transfer.
The fest, now entering it's seventh annual installment has quickly become a staple of the East Coast hardcore experience. With literal hundreds of now legendary performances, TIH fest continually showcases some of the most sought-after hardcore bands from around the world mixed with some budding talent for 4 days ...
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Sound & Fury Festival announces additions to their 7th and biggest year yet, taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA from July 20th through 22nd and is once again presented by No Sleep Records.
Recently confirmed bands include Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Ivy League, Sabertooth Zombie, Seahaven, Xibalba, and others.
Lineup Announced Thus Far:
Alpha & Omega
Dead End Path
Everything Went Black
Fire & Ice
Friend or Foe
Hour of the Wolf
Piece By Piece
Friday, April 20th, 2012
The Fest 11 Announces Performances from 7 Seconds, F.Y.P, Titus Andronicus, Cop Problem, La Dispute, and More
Launch Sales of Weekend Passes Today!
The organizers behind Gainesville, Floridas biggest independent music festival, THE FEST, have announced via their new website the second batch of confirmed bands, as well sales of weekend passes for FEST 11.
The initial lineup two weeks ago featured the likes of:
Lagwagon, Anti-Flag, Braid, Naked Raygun, Frank Turner, Streetlight Manifesto, Baroness, A Wilhelm Scream, Mustard Plug, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Cadillac Blindside (reunion), Broadway Calls, Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls, Coliseum, Dead To Me, Dear Landlord, Dopamines, Ensign, Flatliners, Good Luck, Lemuria, Look Mexico, No Trigger, Off With ...
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Sound & Fury Festival is back in it's 7th and biggest year yet, once again taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. As announced today, this year's lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, H2O, Terror, Touche Amore, and Rotting Out, along with 20+ other bands spanning three days from July 20th through 22nd.
Festival co-organizer Ray Harkins commented, "This year we are beyond excited to get the festivities rolling and bring this amazing lineup to Santa Barbara. There will be fewer bands, but more higher profile names than ever before and we hope ...
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
One of the world's most renowned acoustic collaborative events, The Revival Tour, rolled through Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre last week with a slew of legendary performances and once-in-a-lifetime group sessions that has made for one our most exciting photo galleries of the year. Founded in 2008 by Chuck Ragan, The Revival Tour features some of the most well-respected musicians from the folk-meets-punk-rock end of the musical spectrum, performing in collaborative settings that embrace the long-standing heritages of folk. After many years of touring and writing as a solo artist and singer/vocalist of Hot Water Music, Chuck Ragan along with his wife ...
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
This Is Hardcore founder, Joe "Hardcore" McKay along with fellow photographers and artists, have combined forces to put together a Kickstart campaign that launches tomorrow. This campaign will help fund a new photo book project documenting the evolution of Philadelphia's now world-renowned music festival that showcases hardcore and punk bands from all corners of the globe and has been doing so since 2006.
The video below by our friend Sunny at Hate5six sums up the campaign in about five minutes. Definitely check it out and support ...
Friday, January 20th, 2012
The last time we caught up with Philly's leading hardcore show organizer and promoter Joe "Hardcore" McKay, we were just 72 hours away from the kickoff of This Is Hardcore Fest 2011. In our interview, we zipped back to the early 80s and discussed the foundation for what was to become the Philadelphia hardcore scene. We touched on the early days of American hardcore, life in Philadelphia, ...
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Pt III of Blow The Scene's photo coverage for This Is Hardcore Fest 2011 with Day 4 pictures by photographer Dante Torierri. Day 4 was again hosted at the TIH’s long-time venue, Starlight Ballroom and Dante once again offers readers an incredible photo collection featuring Rock Bottom, Agitator, Dead End Path, Touche Amore, Cruel Hand, Victims, All Else Failed, Morning Again, Wisdom In Chains, Down To Nothing, Killing Time, Reach The Sky, and From Ashes Rise. We were fortunate to catch up with Joe Hardcore, founder and organizer of the yearly TIH fest just 72 hours before ...
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Pt II of Blow The Scene's photo coverage for This Is Hardcore Fest 2011 with Day 3 pictures by photographer Dante Torierri. Day 3 was again hosted at the TIH’s long-time venue, Starlight Ballroom. Dante was sorry to miss several of the morning bands on Day 3, but offers readers an incredible photo collection featuring Rival Mob, Maximum Penalty, Betrayed, District 9, Resurrection, Hatewaves, Pulling Teeth, Damnation A.D., Cold World, Bane, Strife, Blacklisted, and Terror. We were fortunate to catch up with Joe Hardcore, founder and organizer of the yearly TIH fest just 72 hours before opening ...
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
We are very excited to kick off Pt I of the Blow The Scene photo coverage for This Is Hardcore Fest 2011 with Day 1 and 2 pictures by photographer Dante Torierri. Day 1 was hosted at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, which for those of you just tuning in, has long reigned as one of the best mid-sized venues to see a band in the Philly area. Day 1 lineup included Go Rydell, Full Of Hell, Face Reality, Sacred Love, Disengage, Reign Supreme, Mindset, Bracewar, Foundation, and Underdog. Day 2 was hosted at the TIH's long-time venue, Starlight Ballroom, with massive floor space for thousands ...
Camp Bisco Ten began for me at 6:30am Thursday July 7th, 2011. I awoke to a gorgeous sunrise over Mariaville Lake, which found its normally peaceful road activity saturated with bumper to bumper hardcore electronic and jam music fans. I stepped out of the cramped backseat of a Volvo to stretch and was met with the familiar greetings of what most of us within this particular music scene would call "family." Somehow hearing "Good Morning" from 20 different strangers within a half hour of waking up will always make for a great day, which I would find out, foreshadowed an even more amazing weekend.
As cars piled through the ...
For the fifth year in a row, Camp Bisco will take place in Mariaville, New York on the rolling fields of the Indian Lookout Country Club from Thursday, July 7th through Saturday, July 9th. At the epicenter of this counter-culture camping crusade, lies a virtual holy grail of electronic jam band glory. Six sets played out by The Disco Biscuits, who have recently been turning up the heat during the beginnings of their summer tour. Long time fans of The Disco Biscuits have been reporting great experiences and set-lists from ...
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
For those not familiar with the hardcore scene of the Midwest, allow us to introduce you to one of the raddest underground annual fests in the US; Dude Fest. Since its inception in 2003, Indianapolis's Dude Fest has featured over 400 bands with an emphasis on quality underground acts. With no ambitions of becoming another corporate turd, with cookie-cutter metal acts and the influence of washed-up booking agents, the annual event maintains its integrity due to the efforts of Dude Fest founder and organizer, Derek Black. We recently caught up with Mr. Black for the inside skinny on the fest and what fans can expect ...
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
The Philadelphia Japan Arts Matsuri (PJAM) is a four-day festival planned for early July 2011 as a fundraiser to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. The festival will feature Japanese film, music, and art, and will extend to include local performers and artists. PJAM is organized by a collective of Philadelphia-based Japan enthusiasts.
But first, PJAM took us to Hell for a good cause on Friday, May 13th with Yoshiro Nishimura's newest splatter epic, Helldriver at the beautiful Prince Music Theater. An over the top opus of outlandish gore and side splitting slapstick humor, Helldriver continues the tradition of Nishimura's previous ...
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Obscene Extreme is an extreme music and grindcore open-air music festival taking place in Trutnov, Czech Republic since its inception in 1999. The fest has seen over 400 of the most sought after extreme bands in the world with 2011's line-up looking like an all-time best.
Tickets go on sale on-sight July 6 and 7th -
Festival area Na Bojisti
541 01 TRUTNOV
Wednesday 6.7.2011 start 10:00 - end 23:00
Thursday 7.7.2011 start 8:00 - Sunday 10.7.2011 end 8:00
With a 20,000 capacity, the show promoters ensure that everyone who shows up will get in.
More info at Obscene Extreme's Official WebsiteOEF 2011 BANDS
AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN, THE