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The Casualties Philly Photo Review

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
The Casualties New York City street punks The Casualties, who are touring in support of their ninth studio album, Resistance, recently blasted through Philly with an intimate showcase at O'Reilly's. Presented by Philly Hardcore Shows with local punk mainstays Bucket Flush, Reading PA's Common Enemy, and newcomers Barbaric. Not to mention this was Tribe Thirteen's 20 Year Anniversary Show. The Casualties debuted a new video for the song "My Blood. My Life. Always Forward" in March, directed by Lewis Smithingham (Exmortus, A Global Threat) that can be viewed below. The band is currently headlining a cross-Canadian tour ...

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 ...

Iron Lung, Dream Decay, Philly Photo Review

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Iron Lung Boom went the dynamite as Seattle powerviolence mainstays Iron Lung, tore through Philly's First Unitarian Church with Dream Decay, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Salvation, and Backslider in tow. Without a weak cog in this dense line-up of eclectic talents hosted by R5, Backslider broke the relative silence with a poignant 2-man assault, doing the East Coast pv section proud. Backslider is celebrating a great new studio effort, Consequences (stream below fold), that should not be missed by any fans of the genre. Philly locals and Youth Attack recording artists, Salvation followed up with an irate offering of properly pissed off hardcore that ...

Garbage and IO Echo Philly Photo Review

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Garbage It was the summer of 96' when Garbage dominated alternative radio and MTV with Buzz-track and music video of "Stupid Girl." Featured on the band's self-titled debut, it was composed around a bassline and a drum sample from The Clash's 1980 hit "Train in Vain." With a lyrical context of female empowerment, and Se7en-inspired warehouse video that took only 4-hours to shoot- Garbage would earn a permanent place in the 90s alternative scene punctuated with two Grammy nods. Fast forward 17 years, 5 albums, countless live shows, and one hiatus later, the members of Garbage remain prolific. Drummer Butch Vig has produced albums and tracks by Green Day, Foo Fighters, and ...

KMFDM Philly Photo Review

Monday, April 1st, 2013
KMFDM Germany's industrial rock mainstays, KMFDM hit Philly's Trocadero Theatre on a current US Tour with support from Chant and Legion Within. KMFDM are supporting thier 18th studio album Kunst, which features Facebook-banned art by longtime cover artist Aidan "Brute!" Hughes, created to support Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot and Ukrainian protest group FEMEN. kmfdm - kunst KMFDM are set to begin a new batch of Spring tour dates in Oberhausen, Germany, Netherlands and special dates with the full band in France and the U.K. KMFDM are a band that have managed to remain remarkably ageless with a consistently ...

Nile Philly Photo Review

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Nile band Practitioners of technical, historical-themed metal and Nuclear Blast recording artists, Nile are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a month long US Tour seeing the band play two massive sets with music spanning their prolific career. The tour recently zipped through Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre with Gloominous Doom, Sapremia, and Curser for a tight but enthusiastic crowd. Blow The Scene Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri, was on hand to delivery exclusive sets of photos for your veiwing pleasure. Nile recently released a music video for “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame” which can be viewed in the YouTube player at the bottom. The clip was produced and directed by ...

Deftones and Periphery Atlantic City Photo Review

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Deftones Deftones and Periphery recently ripped through Atlantic City's House of Blues for an elated gathering of fans as both bands support new full-length releases. Baltimore practitioners of progressive metal, Periphery, released Periphery II, on Sumerian Recordings in June with a #44 debut on the US Billboard Charts. Consistent touring has not prevented the band from preparing yet another full-length release entitled, Juggernaut that saw studio work begin in January. The reported concept album is to be released via Sumerian Recordings later this year. Fans got another batch of good news, as it was announced yesterday that Periphery will joining the Dillinger Escape Plan and Animals As Leaders on this year’s ...

Soilwork and Jeff Loomis band Philly Photo Review

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Soilwork Swedish metal juggernaut Soilwork hit Philly on the second night of their 54-date North American tour earlier in March with support by Jeff Loomis, Bonded By Blood and Blackguard. This, as the band's latest full-length effort, The Living Infinite, on Nuclear Blast Records, landed a #60 debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums. Checking in from The Trocadero in Philadelphia during the band's current headlining tour, Soilwork vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid had the following to say about the multi-chart news: "We are so stoked to see the incredible success of our new album The Living Infinite! ...

Gojira, Devin Townsend, The Atlas Moth Philly Photo Review

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Gojira French metal juggernauts, Gojira steamrolled through Philly’s TLA with The Devin Townsend Project and The Atlas Moth for a standing room only crowd who was elated by the eclectic lineup. Chicago’s post metal sensation, The Atlas Moth are a live experience to been seen as much as heard with an accompanying light show that it is simply awesome. Brooding drums develop into epic triple-guitar attacks that plunge from thick and catchy into the bowels of dark and sludgy with accompanying electronics and black metal-styled vocals resting on top. The band is currently supporting 2009’s full-length debut on Candlelight, A Glorified Piece of Blue-Sky, and 2011’s An Ache ...

Dropkick Murphys Philly Photo Exclusive

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Dropkick Murphys We could think of no better way to celebrate St. Patty's Day than with an exlcusive batch of Dropkick Murpheys photos from recent performance at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia with Bryan McPherson and Old Man Markley. With a sound and live experience that has become the definitive American Celtic punk sound, Quincy MA's Dropkick Murpheys are celebrating 8th studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, which hit streets in January via the band's own Born & Bred Records. Ultimate Guitar hailed the band for a, "..fusion of Celtic and punk is unmatched in the musical world today, mixing guitars, mandolins, bagpipes, accordions, ...

Every Time I Die Philly Photo Review Special

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Every Time I Die - Keith Buckley There are few bands to have emerged during the late 90s/early 2000s under the metalcore umbrella that have withstood the test of time. And let's be honest, most never withstood any test of merit, but today we celebrate a standout performance by a rare band that has flourished over the past decade- Buffalo's favorite sons of progressive, hardcore-rock n' roll, Every Time I Die, who thundered through Philly's Union Transfer last week. The band's most recent full-length effort, Ex-Lives, hit streets in 2012 via Epitaph Records to rave reviews from critics and fans alike and debuted at a ...

Vektor, Iron Reagan, Drones For Queens Philly Photo Review

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Vektor-band-096 I like short songs, short sets, and a healthy dose of awesome as a cornerstone of my musical diet. For those on the same page, thrash masters Vektor, Iron Reagan, and Philly locals, Drones For Queens, broke off an ideal performance at the Kung Fu Necktie venue. I arrived to hear some dense drum chops protruding through the PA speakers and was not surprised to find Evan Madden (Population Zero, Woe) ripping the skins in his new band Drones For Queens. Once again adjoined musically with his brother and shredding cohort, Shane Madden (Woe), this new addition to the Philly metal community shows a ...

Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, Intronaut Philly Photo Review

Monday, March 11th, 2013
IntronautIt was gathering of metal titans as Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, and Intronaut blasted through Philadelphia's TLA venue last month. When you cover as many shows as we do, sometimes it's interesting to be thrown a curve ball. Such was the pitch, as we arrived to find out Meshuggah vocalist, Jens Kidman, was out of commission with a bought of the flu. The result was a BTS first- Meshuggah decided the best coarse was to prop up a blow-up-doll in the front of stage, tape its fake hand and a mic to the chest with cardboard head of Jens strapped on top with a ball-gag. This, while having a recorded ...

Title Fight, Turnstile, Stick Together, Mongoloids, Cruel Hand, Agitator Photo Review

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Stick Together hardcore band This NJ Photo Review showcases the second day of a great weekend for East Coast hardcore in February as Six Feet Under Records label-mates The Mongoloids and Agitator celebrated record release shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey with stacked rosters of hardcore cohorts. You can scope the Philly edition for all the festivities during the prior evening at O’Reiley’s, but today we focus on the Brick Township VFW as Title Fight, Turnstile, Beware, Cruel Hand, Stick Together, and Blind Justice would join the ...

Testament and Overkill Tour Philly Photo Review

Friday, March 1st, 2013
TestamentIt was night where old-school thrash reigned supreme as Testament, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, and 4arm shredded through Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater. Testament released their latest full-length, Dark Roots Of Earth, in 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records to solid reviews from fans and critics. The album was produced and mixed by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Exodus) with special bonus tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Cattle Decapitation, Heathen) at his Trident Studios. Fans were treated to a healthy mix of classic and new titles as the mainstays tore through a dense set. Testament will also head to ...

Between The Buried and Me, Coheed and Cambria, Russian Circles Denver Photo Review

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Between the Buried and Me To the delight of Denver prog and metal fans, Valentine’s day was run amok as Between The Buried and Me, Coheed and Cambria, and Russian Circles ripped through the Ogden Theater. The day of the show, Denver got hit with its first noteworthy snowstorm of the year. This was a good indication that it was going to be quite an interesting evening. Denver seems to loose a grip on its wild and weird citizens when the city is covered in a blanket of snow. The Ogden Theater was packed to the gills with die hard Between the Buried and ...

Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, A Life Once Lost, Ancient VVisdom Philly Special

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
EnslavedIt was dense bill with artists that bridged many prime niches of metal as Enslaved, Royal Thunder, Pallbearer, Ancient VVisdom, A Life Once Lost, and locals Sunburster lit up Philly's Underground Arts. This date marked the kickoff of a nationwide US tour by Enslaved, Pallbearer, and Royal Thunder that is still pounding it's way through venues in the Northeast. It's not often Philadelphia finds itself the launch pad for such a tour of multinational talents, but you will get no complaints from us. Apart from the UA still working out some sound issues with the new venue, especially the side ...

Graveyard and The Shrine Philly Photo Review

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Graveyard Swedish psychedelic rock band, Graveyard, recently tore through Philadelphia's Underground Arts venue with special guests The Shrine as part of their nationwide US tour. The band is celebrating a third studio album Lights Out, that debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #6 in November of last year via Nuclear Blast Records. In a recent interview, RolloingStone.com noted "..Lights Out, the band's third album, follows closely behind Graveyard's buzzed-over 2011 release, Hisingen Blues, and the group has established a growing reputation for tough, melodic songs that evoke the unadorned mustaches-and-denim sound of Seventies hard rock." It was a slaughter of a show, ...

Serpent Throne, Windhand, No Stayer, Hound Philly Photo Review

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Windhand We have a few great photo reviews leftover from January that we will be showcasing this week as we celebrate our ever-talented Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri's day of birth today and through the rest of the week! First off, we have a special set of performances from one of our favorite local stops and anarchist library, LAVA. One of the last remaining, true DIY venues for mixed arts and social causes, this West Philadelphia stronghold played host to a standing-room-only crowd as area-bands Serpent Throne, Hound, and No Stayer welcomed Richmond’s Windhand for solid mix of rock, punk, metal, and stoner ...

Neurosis and John Baizley and Pete Adam of Baroness Philly Special

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Neurosis - Steve Von Till It was an evening to remember at Union Transfer as Neurosis made their first appearance in Philadelphia in over five years with a very special appearance by John Dyer Baizley and Pete Adams of Baroness who made their first joint public appearance since being injured in a serious bus accident in the UK last August. The influential, post-metal titans that comprise Neurosis recently dropped a new full-length, Honor Found In Decay, that received honors on on some of the most prestigious year-end lists of 2012 including our own. We also recently caught up longtime ...

Quicksand Philly Photo Review

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Quicksand On their first North American tour in 15 years, NYC's legendary post-hardcore practitioners, Quicksand, made a highly anticipated stop to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer venue on January 28th to the delight of a sold out crowd. Opening the show was Staten Island indie-rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars, who continue to support their 2011 full-length, Lenses Alien. Cymbals Eat Guitars didn't much make sense to me as an opener, but let's be honest—any band opening for Quicksand in 2013 is probably not going to receive the warmest of responses by the crowd. And CEG certainly did not. As expected, in between songs, they were heckled at with comments like, "We want Quicksand!". Singer Joseph ...