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Sick/Tired Interview

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
sick-tired-band-grindcore Enjoy a new interview with Chicago's sludge-drenched grinders, Sick/Tired and bassist Kirk Syrek as the band continues to support a new LP, Dissolution that hit streets on Halloween via A389 Recordings. Dissolution is streaming in its entirety below the interview and there are additional links for further investigation and purchase. Without further ado, lets hear from Kirk. Joshua BTS: I’d like to hone in on your newly released LP, Dissolution, that hit streets on Halloween via A389 Recordings. We love the record here at BTS. Raw, meaty grind and metal with dashes of powerviolence, and a Chicago-hardcore feel underlying, plus noise tracks by Merzbow and Marhaug- This ...

Hierophant Interview

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Hierophant_Peste_cover1 We are pleased to bring Blow The Scene readers a new interview with Italy's metallic dbeat purveyors Hierophant, as the band prepares to release a beastly new full-length, Peste, via Bride Nine Records on November 25th. Peste proves another advancement in the band's musical evolution following 2013’s Great Mother: Holy Monster LP, also released via Bridge 9. Blow The Scene had the pleasure of premiering new song, 'Paranoia' last week, showcasing the band's propensity for ground-shaking riffs whilst utilizing a poignant blend of metal and crust. Hierophant guitarists Lorenzo & Steve were kind enough to discuss the making of Peste and more for ...

Interview Spotlight: Booking Bands in NYC with Dyami Bryant

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Dyami Bryant Blow The Scene is pleased to bring our readers around the world an exclusive interview with one of NYC's preeminent DIY promoters, Dyami Bryant, who plays an integral part in the organization of NYC's annual free music event, Punk Island Festival, that features over 50 bands across multiple stages. In addition to this gargantuan festival, Bryant steadily books scores of exciting shows at such NYC underground staples as ABC No Rio, The Acheron and more. In this interview Bryant takes us through his musical history and involvement with the NYC's underground metal, hardcore, and punk scenes, all the way up to this year's preparations for Punk Island 2014 and ...

Old Lines Interview

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
old-lines-if-you-see-something We are pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world a new interview with Baltimore's metallic d-beat practitioners, Old Lines as the band today releases a scathing new EP, If You See Something, Say Something on Reptilian Records. Old Lines is currently gearing up for slew of East Coast tour dates including stops with Weekend Nachos and the annual punk bash, The Fest in Gainesville. With a brutal concoction of politically conscience themes punctuated by sharp and poignant musical attacks, Old Lines is band to keep an eye on in 2013. In this new in-depth ...

Dillinger Escape Plan Interview with Liam Wilson

Monday, September 30th, 2013
dillinger-escape-plan-17 Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson as these extreme music pioneers celebrate a fifth full-length effort, One Of Us Is The Killer, which debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 in May to almost universal critical acclaim and is currently available via Sumerian Recordings and DEP's own label imprint Party Smasher. It's been almost two years since we last caught up with Wilson for an in-depth interview. And ff you missed the first, be sure to check it out here. In this latest chapter, Wilson is kind enough to go in-depth on the band's ...

Meek Is Murder Interview

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
MIM portrait web Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder, who just wrapped up their second full-length, Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails). The album is set for an October 22nd vinyl release on Threshold of Pain Records and a digital release via the band. MIM has been making waves with potent concoction of mathy metal combined with more sub-genres of punk and rock than you can shake a stick at. Meek is Murder has seen comparisons to Botch and Converge, but offer a sound that often eludes simple definition. With an emotional blend ...

Dead In The Dirt Interview

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Dead In The Dirt We are pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers from around the World an exclusive interview with guitarist/vocalist Blake Connally of scorching Atlanta 3-piece, Dead The In Dirt. This vegan straightedge band's debut LP on Southern Lord Recordings, The Blind Hole has brought down tidal waves of sonic annihilation on fans that will see the album rest comfortably with best best extreme efforts of 2013. In this new interview, Blake is kind enough to bring us up-to-speed to on the writing and recording process behind the new record, vegan hotspots on tour, staying socially active, new musical toys from the recording sessions, and so much more. Without ...

Enabler Interview

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Enabler - band live at The Barbary in Philadelphia July 2012 We recently caught up with Enabler's founding guitarist and front man Jeff Lohrber for a new interview as this Milwaukee-based band currently supports a fiery new EP., Shift Of Redemption, available now on Think Fast! Records. With a potent concoction of infectious metal, hardcore, and traces of d-beat punk, Enabler continues to decimate stages across the US, Europe, and Australia. We had had the pleasure of catching the band earlier in August with a featured performance at the gargantuan This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia. This current four-song 7”/digital release picks up directly where last year’s acclaimed All Hail The Void ...

Grandfather Interview

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Grandfather Readers might remember Michael Kirsch from a few years ago. His band, the New York-based trio Grandfather, had just finished recorded with Steve Albini (production credits include: Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies) back in 2011. Grandfather had just completed their Kickstarter campaign to release their LP, Why I’d Try, while generating a lot of social media buzz. We conducted an interview with the band just following the release. We're very pleased to have the band back, albeit as a four piece, with new album In Human Form just hitting streets. Produced and mixed by Alex Newport (Mars Volta, Melvins, ATDI, The Locust) and mastered by ...

Self Defense Family Interview

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Self Defense Family - Patrick We recently caught up Self Defense Family's charismatic wordsmith Patrick Kindlon for an exclusive interview as SDF's latest EP, The Corrections Officer In Me, is being released this week via the Family Drugs label. With an internet persona that often eclipses his music, Kindlon has become something of a American DIY icon with a Q&A styled band website, his own label imprint Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, not to mention his own comic book press, and a multitude of humorously scathing diatribes across some the interweb's most trafficked DIY music sites. In this exclusive interview, Kindlon goes ...

The Will Yip Interview

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Off The Board Comp by Will Yip In this new exclusive interview, renowned producer and engineer Will Yip gives Blow The Scene readers around the world the inside story behind his rise to prominence in the music world. Yip touches on his approaches to engineering and producing, working with artists that vary from Ms Lauryn Hill to Title Fight, recording with a sought-after Neve Console, his newly announced partnership with Studio 4 and Phil Nicolo, plus his forthcoming, one-of-a-kind compilation, Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation featuring a plethora of leading talents that have worked with this multi-talented producer. Without further ado, lets hear from Will! Joshua BTS: Greetings! ...

Old Wounds & Trenchfoot Interview

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
old-wounds-trenchfoot-split Enjoy a new exclusive split interview with Old Wounds drummer Brandon Gallagher and Trenchfoot vocalist Travis Sewalk as the two bands celebrate a forthcoming split release on Melotov Records and prepare for US and European Tours. NJ's Old Wounds have been making quite a go of it in 2013, having just released their debut LP, From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest on Glory Kid, followed by full US Tour with Full Of Hell- this wave has yet to break. Metallic hardcore with a definite nod to the 90s, Old Wounds are currently bringing their trademark sound to the West Coast with a fresh tour and ...

No Sir Interview

Friday, July 26th, 2013
NO SIR Future Looks Bright album cover Enjoy a new exclusive interview with No Sir vocalist Michael Bingham as he and his fellow purveyors of blistering hardcore punk prepare to release a debut album, The Future Is Bright, on Twelve Gauge Records. Fusing a hearty concoction of raw punk riffage reminiscent of CA mainstays Look Back And Laugh and Talk Is Poison with elements driving rock and no shortage of angst, No Sir have delivered one of the most exciting hardcore punk records in recent memory. In this in-depth, exclusive interview, Bingham takes us behind the scenes into No Sir's world of writing, recording, lyric crafting, politics, and influences. Bingham ...

Dropdead Exclusive Song Premieres and Interview

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Dropdead Systematic Death Split Cover Enjoy a Dropdead world premiere of 2 never-before-heard tracks taken from the forthcoming Fighting For Life, DROPDEAD / SYSTEMATIC DEATH split EP as part of Dropdead's 20th Anniversary EP Series. Enjoy high quality streams of new songs 'Foundation' and 'The Final Chapter' below a new interview with guitarist Ben Barnett and singer/lyricist Bob Otis. This, as the band prepares to play a series of US shows including Blow The Scene Fest - PAWS benefit this Saturday in Philadelphia, PA with Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari and many more! Without further ado, let's hear from Ben and Bob. Scroll to ...

Kylesa Interview with Laura Pleasants

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
kylesa 2013 We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth and exclusive interview with front-woman/ guitarist Laura Pleasants of Southern sludge-metal titans, Kylesa. With less than one week since Kylesa released Ultraviolet on Season Of Mist, it's sixth studio album to date, Pleasants is kind enough to to share insight into the writing and recording processes behind the new record. Pleasants gives a detailed look into her personal demoing phase all the way through studio tracking at The Jam Room with guitarist/engineer Philip Cope, she shares new equipment picks, long term goals for the band, and ...

Paint It Black Interview

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Paint It Black Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Philly's modern hardcore mainstays, Paint It Black, as vocalist Dan Yemin and bassist Andy Nelson sound off and go in-depth on the making of the band's latest EP, Invisible, which hit streets via No Idea Records in March and was recorded by renowned engineer Will Yip at Studio 4. With members involved in various projects that often spread Paint It Black throughout different states and continents, Dan sets the record straight on PIB's current happenings, working with different studios, the band's writing processes, and what we can expect in the coming ...

Skeletonwitch Interview at GodCity Studios

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Skeletonwitch-band-049 Enjoy a new exclusive interview with Skeletonwitch bassist Evan Linger and guitarist Scott Hedrick direct from GodCity Studios as the band recently wrapped up recording sessions with renowned engineer and producer Kurt Ballou (Converge). Evan and Scott were kind enough to go in-depth on the writing and record processes behing their forthcoming LP for Prosthetic Records. Evan and Scott also touch on the band's touring philosophy, how these current recording sessions compare to prior releases, upcoming plans, and much more in this exclusive interview. Without further ado, let's hear from Scott and Evan. Joshua BTS: First and foremost, thank you very much for taking a few minutes with ...

Coliseum Interview

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Coliseum We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers from around the world an exclusive interview with Ryan Patterson of renowned Louisville hardcore punk band, Coliseum. Having hit the ground running in 2003, Coliseum have set forth a prolific run of material across such mainstay labels as Deathwish Inc., Level Plane, Relapse, and most recently Temporary Residence, who will also be releasing the band's highly anticipated forthcoming LP, Sister Faith on April 30th. The band has etched a permanent place within the American punk rock collective that has seen tours span across the globe alongside such greats as Converge, Integrity, Rise Against, Trash Talk, and Russian Circles, to name but ...

Reign Supreme Interview

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Reign Supreme - Jay Pepito We recently caught up with Reign Supreme vocalist and founder Jay Pepito for an in depth, exclusive interview, as Philly's metallic hardcore mainstays prepare to release new E.P. Sky Burial, on Mediaskare Records March 19th. Sky Burial marks Reign Supreme’s first release since having parted ways with longtime record label Deathwish Inc., who released 2009's Testing The Limits of Infinite and previous RS works. In this exclusive interview, Pepito brings Blow The Scene readers up to speed on the forthcoming release and the new sonic direction of the band, the decision to leave Deathwish Inc., personal life, band picks, plans ...

Call Of The Void Interview and Music Video Debut

Monday, March 11th, 2013
Call of the Void We are stoked to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview and lyric video premiere by Denver grind punks, Call of the Void, as the band prepares to release a debut LP, Dragged Down A Dead End Path, on Relapse Records March 19th. We caught up with Call Of The Void’s beat smasher, Gordon Koch who was kind enough to give BTS the skinny on the making of the new record, lyrical motifs, the Denver scene, signing to Relapse, tour plans, and the story behind this latest lyric video for song "Endless Ritual ...

Iron Reagan Exclusive Interview and Drop The Gun Song Stream

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Iron Reagan - Tony We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Richmond hardcore thrashers, Iron Reagan plus a new song stream of the opening track "Drop the Gun" from the band's forthcoming debut LP on A389 Recordings and Magic Bullet coming March 20th. The band, which features Tony Foresta (vocals) and Phil "LandPhil" Hall (guitar)of Municipal Waste and ex Darkest Hour members Paul Burnette (bass) and Ryan Parish (drums) has been ripping up venues on current US Tour with Vektor. We recently caught up with singer Tony ...