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Photos: Power Trip shred Kung Fu Necktie

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Power Trip Texas purveyors of thrashy hardcore, and Southern Lord recording artists, Power Trip ripped through Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue along with Cross Check, Rock Bottom, Freedom, Heathen Reign, and Strength For A Reason for an evening of unrelenting hardcore provided by Philly Hardcore Shows booking group. Headliners included the PA hardcore staples in Strength For A Reason, who are currently supporting their latest LP, Through Cold Eyes which was released earlier in 2013 and has seen ...

Photos: Cruel Hand, Agitator, & More at Kung Fu Necktie

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Photos: Bane play Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Bane Massachusetts hardcore mainstay Bane lit up Philly's Kung Fu Necktie with regional talents Wrong Answer, Rude Awakening, and Time Bomb for an evening of rowdy hardcore hosted by the Philly Hardcore Shows booking group. It was just a few months ago we covered one of the most epic moments in recent hardcore history, the now infamous Bane Pizza Party during This Is Hardcore Fest 2013. It was shortly thereafter Bane announced they would be recording their fourth full-length album and first since 2005′s The Note. The forthcoming effort is entitled ...

Fantasy Panther Philly Record Release Show Photos

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Fantasy Panther It was an evening where grind and punk reigned supreme as Philly shredders Fantasy Panther hosted a raucous record release party at The Barbary venue along with regional talents Boroughs, Die Choking, Skin Graft, and Rat Kicker. Opening the show were Philly newcomers Boroughs who wasted not time setting up in front of the stage on the floor and proceeded to melt faces with a potent blent of crusty powerviolence that quickly set the tone for the evening. Unfortunately, we had no light to work with on the floor space in front of an already dimly lit stage, so we are forced to throw up a ...

Year End Top Photos of 2013 pt III

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Battlecross-Mayhem-Fest-2013-band-006 Our exclusive photo galleries have become an integral part of Blow The Scene throughout our history, due in no small part to the dedication of our tireless staff who cover hundreds of live shows each year. In 2012 we started a bi-annual Top Photos Feature that was a hit amongst our readers. So this year, we upped the ante. We have broken the Top 100 Photos from the first half of 2013 into two 50 photo posts. The first can be viewed HERE, and pt II can be viewed HERE. This final list was hand-selected ...

Surgeon, Dirt Worshipper, Midnight Eye, Skeleton Hands Gallery

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Surgeon-band-038 Many degrees of metal enjoyed a solid representation as Skeleton Hands, Midnight Eye, Dirt Worshipper, and Surgeon brought the collective thunder to renowned Northern Liberties venue, Johnny Brenda's as BTS Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture the evening in photos for your viewing pleasure. Here's the quick skinny on these up-and-comers: Skeleton Hands take a nod from 70s legends Black Sabbath and offer an engaging and infectious live presence that always makes for great photos. This Philadelphia area band has begun work on a new LP slated for 2014 that we will be keeping an eye on. Richmond's Midnight Eye are currently supporting a new 3-song effort, ...

ABSU, Organ Donor, Plague Dogs Philly Photo Special

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
ABSU-band-043 South Philly’s latest addition to the emerging venue pool, Boot & Saddle, turned out to be a stellar space to catch ABSU, Organ Donor, and Philly’s own Plague Dogs peel the skin back from adoring faces as the shred quickly ensued. Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri was on hand to deliver a stellar set of exclusive photos for your viewing pleasure. If you have followed BTS for any amount of time, then you are already aware of our love for Plague Dogs. Fusing a potent concoction of angry crust ‘n’ roll that pulls equally from the Motörhead and Discharge schools of music- the band ...

Slayer, Gojira, 4arm New Jersey Photo Special

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Slayer-band-066 Enjoy a new exclusive photo feature of thrash metal legends Slayer along with tour-mates Gojira and 4arm, straight from Camden, NJ’s Susquehanna Bank Center by Blow The Scene’s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri. Opening the festivities was Melbourne Australia's thrash metal foursome, 4arm who are currently on their self-proclaimed ‘dream come true’ tour. And who could blame them? Most of us who grew up listening to thrash would chop off a digit or limb for an opportunity to tour with these legends. 4arm held their own in murky waters, as opening for Slayer is notoriously a ‘sacrificial lamb’ spot for bands playing in front of one of the most ...

Overkill and Kreator Philly Photo Special

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Overkill-band-087 Metal juggernauts Overkill and Kreator plowed through Philly's Trocadero Theatre for a special Halloween celebration with support from LA's Warbringer. Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri was on hand to deliver another extended photo set for your viewing pleasure featured below the fold. Show openers- Los Angeles based thrash metal band Warbringer recently debuted a new music video for song "Black Sun, Black Moon" taken from the brand new album, IV: Empires Collapse, on Century Media. Singer John Kevill commented on this latest video offering, "We went out to the most desolate stretch of highway we could find out in the Mojave ...

Condition shred Dock 5 in Photos

Sunday, November 24th, 2013
condition band punk SoCal's raw d-beat practitioners, Condition, recently lit up Pittsburgh's Dock 5 venue as the band continues to tour in support of two current 7" EPs, Bombed Out and Deteriorating, out now on Rust and Machine Records. With an unrelenting assault of stripped down, angry d-beat attacks and amps cranked to full throttle, Condition plow forward with a sense of urgency fans of Mob 47 and Crude SS should find immediately appealing. Condition consists of a hodgepodge of West Coast veterans including members Raw Nerves, DNF, and Trash Talk. Another band to keep an eye ...

The Chariot Farewell Philly Show

Monday, November 18th, 2013
The-Chariot-band-072 The Chariot added its own chapter the cycle of 2013 farewell and reunion tours with a recent 'final' performance at Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater along with friends Rebuker, To the Wind, Birds In Row, and Glass Cloud. Earlier this Fall, The Chariot released the below video and following statement regarding the band's announcement of disbandment after a decade active in the music world: Thank you. To everyone on this planet Earth that has ever supported us, helped us, watched us, hung out with us, given us a place to stay, given food, prayed over us, loaned us equipment, advised us, booked us, or given us a chance, no ...

Watain, In Solitude, Tribulation at Underground Arts

Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Watain-band-049 Swedish metal trifecta Watain, In Solitude, and Tribulation tore through Philadelphia's Underground Arts venue for a beer-soaked, evil whirlwind of eardrum crushing performances. Watain have left a media buzz in the wake of the release of the band's fifth album, The Wild Hunt currently out via Century Media Records. Amid these new tracks teeming with Watain's classic black metal sound, The Wild Hunt also dabbles with clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being "their most daring album yet" (Decibel Magazine). Check out the following links to preview The Wild Hunt, singles: "All ...

FLAG & TSOL Philly Photo Review

Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Flag-band-21 The only current touring band most longtime fans of early Black Flag would consider the real thing- FLAG ripped through Philly's Trocadero Theater on singer Keith Morris's 58th birthday. BTS is kicking off a weekend of photo galleries with this special occasion as Morris was joined by Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton for what proved to be a rare reunion show worth seeing in 2013. TSOL joined in the celebration complete with ample sing-alongs and mid-show birthday cupcakes for Morris who was clearly amused by the proceedings. When asked in recent interview with ...

Trivium and DevilDriver Philly Photo Special

Monday, October 21st, 2013
Trivium-band-051 Trivium, DevilDriver and After The Burial decimated Philly's TLA venue with a recent performance during the bands' 2013 trek across North America. Trivium released its sixth album, Vengeance Falls earlier this month via Roadrunner Records and is currently celebrating rave reviews across the metal landscape. In a recent posting at the band's website, guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy talks about an incident that occurred on tour that inspired some of the lyrics on the new record, and the entire band (and producer David Draiman) discuss the change in Matt's vocals on the new album. Trivium will be back on ...

Philly House Shows XIII – The Farm

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
NoQualms-Band-12 Philly House Shows pt XIII is brought to you as DC's kings of lighting-fast hardcore punk, Coke Bust recently tore through The Farm in West Philly with cohorts in Agent Attitude (Sweden), Protester, No Qualms, and Gash. This stacked bill was ripe with fresh talent that was busting at the seams with raw energy. Coke Bust has been on a tear for the better part of 2013 with tours throughout the US and Europe as they continue to support a new LP, Confined, on Grave Mistake Records. This blistering 9-songer was recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations Studios and can be sampled and purchased ...

Philly House Shows XII – Golden Tea House

Saturday, October 19th, 2013
ILSA band Philly House Shows pt XII takes us to West Philly's Golden Tea House for a recent performance with Richmond's psychedelic metal unit Windhand, DC doom punks ILSA, and Philly's own powerviolence duo Backslider. Windhand's Relapse Records debut LP Soma hit streets worldwide in September and has been noted for a dual guitar attack compared to such pioneers as Black Sabbath and Nirvana. Windhand play what has been described as a tinnitus inducing mix of eerie psychedelia and haunting ambient doom. Prior to this most recent effort, 2012 saw the release of Windhand's self-titled, debut LP via Forcefield Records and ...

Ramming Speed Live Wolf Cycles Philly

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Ramming-Speed-band-040 Ramming Speed recently tore through West Philly's Wolf Cycles with local rippers Weird Wolf and Castle Freak for what proved to be a trifecta of trashy punk goodness. Fresh out of God City Studios with renowned producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, Nails), Ramming Speed continue to brutalize audiences in support of their new LP for Prosthetic Records, entitled Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die. Ramming Speed today announced they will hit the road once again in November alongside Toxic Holocaust for 15 days on the club circuit. Definitely a ...

Vista Chino Philly Photo Special

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Vista-Chino-band-071 Vista Chino (fromerly known as Kyuss Lives!) recently made a stop at Philly's Underground Arts venue with Portland rock outfit Black Pussy and Philly's own Kingsnake, as part of the band's national 2013 tour. For those just tuning in, Vista Chino was formed in 2010 by vocalist John Garcia, drummer Brant Bjork and bassist Nick Oliveri, all former members of influential rock band Kyuss. Belgium-born guitarist Bruno Fevery would round out the original line-up. Prior to Vista Chino, Kyuss Lives! was formed as a touring act featuring the original Kyuss line-up excluding Josh Homme (QOTSA). A subsequent lawsuit filed by former Kyuss members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder would put an end to ...

Sadgiqacea and Haethen Tour Immersion Photos

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Sadgiqacea-Tour-Day4 BTS's Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri recently had the privilege of joining and photo-documenting local Philadelphia metal bands Sadgiqacea and Haethen on a week-long tour that was punctuated with a stop at The Indianapolis Metal Fest. Below is Dante's recount and photo essay of the events straight from the horse's mouth. The adventure started with a Tetris-puzzle packing of two bands’ worth of gear into a trailer from a Southern Jersey practice space before heading to Boston. Night one of the tour took us to Roggies with a solid turnout and quality backing bands Brain Famine, The Binary Code, and Scaphism. Sadgiqacea and Haethen tore into two great ...

Chelsea Wolfe & True Widow Photo Exclusive

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Chelsea-Wolfe L.A. singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe recently brought her experimental, blackened-folk expressions to Philly's Union Transfer venue as part of a national US tour with True Widow. Chelsea Wolfe is currently supporting a new release, Pain Is Beauty on Sargent House, which hit streets earlier in September. Her fourth full-length album has seen almost universal critical acclaim. A Pitchfork review described Pain as being, 'Emotionally exhausting in equally mad and enjoyable ways, lasting nearly an hour across 12 twilight tracks of aggressive crescendos, poised reprieves, and suspended drama.' Wolfe is preparing to hit the road in Europe with Russian Circles in couple of weeks, commencing October 12th ...

Upstart Fest Philly

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Svetlanas The third annual edition of Upstart Fest, "The Northeast's Biggest and Best Punk Rock Party," launched its 2013 edition at Philadelphia’s North Star venue boasting a roster that included Koffin Kats, Turbo AC's, Hudson Falcons, New Red Scare, Svetlanas (Russia), The Jukebox Romantics, Lost In Society, and Doomed To Obscurity. The nine-day trek saw a revolving line-up of bands make way through New England before wrapping up over the weekend in Maine. Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging) was on hand to deliver an exclusive batch of photos for your viewing pleasure. Svetlanas...