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This Is Hardcore Fest 2017 Commences in Philly

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
TIH 2017 Main Fest Flier Hardcore music enthusiasts from across the globe have started the annual convergence upon Philadelphia, PA as This Is Hardcore Fest turns the city's Union Transfer and Electric Factory venue grounds into the epicenter of the genre through Sunday evening. Like the 10 TIH fests to come before, the daily lineups are a staggering assortment of hardcore bands that span generations and continents. The 2017 edition sees a tremendous amount of excitement around the return and reunion of influential Baltimore hardcore outfit, Pulling Teeth. Other heavyweight appearances include Buried Alive, Shelter, Code Orange, Disembodied, Terror, Bloodlet, Martyr Ad, and H20, to name but a few. Newcomers ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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), ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 4 Band Galleries

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
[caption id="attachment_55254" align="alignnone" width="590"]Downset - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Electric Factory Downset - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Electric Factory[/caption] Philadelphia’s epic convergence of hardcore music enthusiasts from around the world, the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest signed off on 2014 with a Day 4 to remember at Philly's iconic Electric Factory show grounds. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again on point capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we conclude Spina’s in-depth photo coverage below. Days 1-3 along with our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. can all be found ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 2 Band Galleries

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
converge-this-is-hardcore-2014-friday-8 Day 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest again saw thousands of hardcore enthusiasts from around the world pour into Philly's iconic Electric Factory venue grounds as a second barrage of explosive performances was set into motion. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again primed for the occasion, capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we debut Day 2 of Spina's in-depth photo coverage below. Days 3-4 will be following closely behind in the coming days. If you missed any of our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. be sure to scope it ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 – Day 1 Band Galleries

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
xibalba-this-is-hardcore-2014-thursday-16 Philadelphia's gargantuan gathering of hardcore music enthusiasts, the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest stormed through the iconic Electric Factory show grounds in July with a plethora of sought-after acts and no shortage of insatiable fans. BlowTheScene's resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again on duty capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we debut Spina's in-depth photo coverage below. Days 2-4 will be following closely behind in the coming days. If you missed any of our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. be sure to scope it HERE. This Is Hardcore ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 4 Candids pt 2

Monday, July 28th, 2014
TIHC photobooth Day4-31 This Is Hardcore 2014 closed Day 4 at Philly’s iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with a shock and awe campaign of heavy hitters including Test Of Time, Angel Dust, World War 4, Harm’s Way, Suburban Scum, Death Before Dishonor, Turnstile, Slumlords, Incendiary, Stigmata, Power Trip, Mushmouth, Knuckledust, Downset, Fury Of Five, E. Town Concrete, Madball and the infamous Bad Luck 13. We'll save the band reviews and news for the debut of BTS photographer Anne Spina's massive collection of band shots from the stage! Stay tuned for the band galleries coming soon! You can catch up on all of our This Is Hardcore ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 4 Candids pt 1

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
TIHC photobooth Day4-5 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 ushered in the final day of performances at Philly’s iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with a mean line-up of raw hardcore as Test Of Time, Angel Dust, World War 4, Harm's Way, Suburban Scum, Death Before Dishonor, Turnstile, Slumlords, Incendiary, Stigmata, Power Trip, Mushmouth, and Knuckledust brought forth the rage. Still to come are heavyweights Downset, Fury Of Five, E. Town Concrete, Madball and the infamous Bad Luck 13. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid, crowd, and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection of band ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Saturday Band Teasers: Culture, Nails, 100 Demons

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_53589" align="alignnone" width="590"]Nails - This Is Hardcore 2014 Nails - This Is Hardcore 2014[/caption] The Saturday installment of This Is Hardcore 2014 at Philly’s Electric Factory venue grounds proved to be a marathon of punishing performances with Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight all hitting the stage. Enjoy an early bird special of band shots from Day 3 that cuts right through the middle of this gnarly day of performances ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 3 Candids pt 2

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
TIHC photobooth day3-13 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 concluded a marathon day 3 at Philly's Electric Factory with performances by Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight. Not to mention Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, and Cruel Hand set the stage ablaze earlier in the afternoon. Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection of band shots from the stage. ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 3 Candids pt 1

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-saturday-pt1-candids-11 This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 ripped into Day 3 at Philly's iconic Electric Factory venue and grounds with another stellar line-up of sought after hardcore as Freedom, Old Habits, Full Of Hell, Hounds Of Hate, Greg Of Trial, Die Young, Heavy Chains, Coke Bust, Mindset, Alpha & Omega, and Cruel Hand slayed the stage. Still to come are heavyweights Rotting Out, Culture, Death Threat, Wisdom In Chains, Nails, 100 Demons, Bold, CIV, Cold World, Blacklisted, and Title Fight. For the second year now, members of Philly’s SCA came in full battle regalia and proceeded to battle in pairs yielding swords, armor, and shields. These warlocks ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 2 Candids pt 2

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-friday-52 This Is Hardcore Fest punctuates Day 2 with a flurry of intense performances at Philly's Electric Factory venue seeing Converge, Agnostic Front, The Explosion, and Turmoil wasting no time bringing forth the shred and melting faces along the way. There was no rest for the weary having already been plastered by Timebomb, Rude Awakening, Twitching Tongues, Backtrack, Dropdead, All Else Failed, and the mighty Slapshot earlier in the afternoon. And we've still got the two mammoth weekend jaunts to come! Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen will continue to hold down the candid and photo booth shots as Anne Spina gathers her massive collection ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 2 Candids pt 1

Friday, July 25th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_53190" align="alignnone" width="590"]Ben Koller (Converge), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, Sleigh Bells) scoping the Blow The Scene / Useless Rebel photo booth! Ben Koller (Converge), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, Sleigh Bells) scoping the Blow The Scene / Useless Rebel photo booth![/caption] Philadelphia’s staple hardcore gathering, This Is Hardcore Fest, ripped into Day 2 at The Electric Factory venue grounds with All Else Failed, Dropdead, Backtrack, Twitching Tongues, Rude Awakening, and Timebomb set things off. Still to come later this evening are Converge, Agnostic Front, The Explosion, Turmoil, and Slapshot. We introduced the first Blow The Scene / TIH photo-booth this year and now the cats officially ...

This Is Hardcore 2014 Day 1 Band Teasers

Friday, July 25th, 2014
this-is-hardcore-2014-day-1-bands-14 Enjoy an early bird special of band shots from Day 1 of TIH Fest from BTS photographer Anne Spina's massive collection. The official band galleries drop after the fest, but we figured we'd break you off a few shots early. This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 launched with Rock Bottom, Lifeless, Expire, Noisem, Xibalba, Expire, Noisem, Code Orange Kids, Ringworm, Overcast, Crowbar, Unearth, and Killswitch Engage BTS's Dante Torrieri and Joshua Cohen are busy holding down candid crowd shots, be sure to keep up with all the breaking TIH action HERE. Photos by BTS photographer Anne Spina of Anne Spina ...