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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 ...

The Bronx Interview

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The Bronx band 2013 We recently caught up with the infectiously charismatic vocalist and front-man of The Bronx, Matt Caughthran, as the renowned punk rockers release a fourth full-length effort, IV, on ATO/White Drugs today! Apart from the three prior full-lengths that defined The Bronx as leaders of the punk rock pack, the band members took a few years to establish their Mariachi-alter egos with the underground sensation Mariachi El Bronx. With a fan base that transcends punk rock, alternative, garage, and even hardcore audiences, The Bronx have created a groundswell of buzz with ...

Full Of Hell Interview

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Full Of Hell Blow The Scene recently caught up with Full Of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard for an in-depth interview just as the band prepares to play a series of highly sought shows this weekend with parent record label A389 Recordings hosting their Ninth Anniversary Bash. The annual event will see reunions by influential bands Catharsis and Left For Dead plus Despise You, Integrity, and more. Full Of Hell has made a splash over the last couple of years as a promising up-and-coming bands full of energy and aggression with the musical chops to match. Bridging influences that include grind, hardcore punk, ...

Comadre Interview with Jack Shirley

Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Comadre We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with guitarist Jack Shirley of the Bay Area’s high octane, emotional hardcore punk band, Comadre. For the better part of the last decade, Comadre has carved in irreplaceable niche within the ever expanding sub-genre of emotional hardcore, having just dropped their third release for Vitriol Records and eighth release in all on January 8th as a self-titled LP. In an environment that eats up and spits out many who enter, Comadre have retained their original lineup through an entire decade of prolific musical work and tours. The anomalies don't stop there either. The ...

Neurosis Interview with Steve Von Till

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Neurosis full band 2012 We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth, exclusive interview with Steve Von Till, guitarist and vocalist of influential post-metal band Neurosis. This interview comes as Neurosis’s tenth studio album, Honor Found in Decay is being honored on countless year-end lists as one of 2012’s most important albums as the band embarks on numerous highly notable performances around the globe. The independently released album has drawn a groundswell of buzz, being the band’s first studio full-length in over five years, punctuating a prolific 27-year history as a band. In this ...

Title Fight Interview and Tour Special

Monday, December 17th, 2012
Title Fight band in Philadelphia at Union TransferIt’s been a whirlwind year for Kingston PA’s purveyors of post-hardcore goodness, Title Fight, who punctuated the closing ceremonies of their recent tour with Pianos Become The Teeth and Tiger’s Jaw with a sold out show 2 hours south of their home stomping grounds at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. "The kids determine Rock 'n' Roll.." I heard a concertgoer say standing outside of the venue. And right now in the US, kids from coast to coast are loving Title Fight with their infectious blend of post-hardcore meets indie rock that has ...

Bridge 9 Label Showcase Special

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Bridge Nine RecordsWe are very pleased offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive showcase of Massachusetts hardcore label Bridge Nine Records with a series of new exclusive videos presented by Scion Audio Visual. These videos share an inside look into one of the genre's leading vehicles for new music, trendsetting social media, and worldwide touring artists. Apart from the inside scoop at Bridge 9 HQ, you will find exclusive interviews with several of the bands we've had the pleasure of covering in venues ranging from small club settings, to the gargantuan ...

Red Fang and Black Tusk Philly Tour Special

Monday, November 26th, 2012
Red Fang live in PhiladelphiaRed Fang, Black Tusk, and special guests Lord Dying recently tore through Philly's Underground Arts venue for what proved to be one of the best metal shows of the year. Having relentlessly toured throughout North America and Europe, both Red Fang and Black Tusk have created a present groundswell of buzz with current albums available through Relapse Records. Lord Dying are fresh out of Red Fang's home turf of Portland, OR with their healthy blend of black metal and sludge that quickly won over a diverse Philly crowd. Per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to capture ...

Larry and His Flask Interview with Dallin Bulkley

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Larry And His Flask guitarist Dallin Bulkley We are very excited to have recently caught up with guitarist Dallin Bulkley of Oregon’s punk-infused, bluegrass rockers, Larry And His Flask for an exclusive interview. With an almost relentless touring schedule that has included long runs with Riot Fest, Warped Tour, as well as, headlining club circuit stints both in the US and abroad, Larry and His Flask have been winning over an eclectic grouping of followers. With enough energy and angst to appease the punks and no lack of talent among a six-piece wall of sound, including stand-up double bass, banjo, guitars, stand-up drums, and ...

Gaza Interview with Jon Parkin

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Gaza - band We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with vocalist Jon Parkin of Salt Lake City’s purveyors of unrelenting grind punk and progressive crust, Gaza. With a sound that incorporates the most suffocating and emotional aspects of crust, grind, metal, and punk, Gaza are currently making waves across the extreme music landscape, evidenced by recent tours with Converge, Trap Them, Torche, Corrosion of Conformity, Rotten Sound and more. Having just set a new full-length, No Absolutes In Human Suffering, into motion via Black Market Activities, Gaza frontman Jon Parkin brings us up to speed. In this ...

Converge Interview with Ben Koller

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Ben Koller - Converge Drummer We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with the renowned and genre-defying drummer of Converge, Ben Koller. This interview comes as Converge’s latest album, All We Love We Leave Behind, hits streets today via Deathwish Inc and Epitaph Records. Ben takes time to discuss the making and drum recording sessions behind the new record with bandmate and studio head, Kurt Ballou of GodCity Studios. Ben brings us up to speed on his gear, his current playlists, upcoming plans with his other band All Pigs Must Die, a new side project, warm up routines, ...

Pig Destroyer Interview

Monday, October 8th, 2012
Pig Destroyer Blow The Scene recently caught up with Pig Destroyer’s electronics guru, Blake Harrison, for an exclusive interview as the band prepares to release its highly anticipated fifth full-length album, Book Burner, on Relapse Records on October 22nd. With five years having passed since these renowned grinders released the critically acclaimed album, Phantom Limb, Blake gets Blow The Scene readers up to speed with insight into the making of Book Burner, his personal electronics approaches to music, building a new studio, touring, band and art picks, and much more in this exclusive interview. Without further ado, let’s hear from Blake.. Joshua BTS: ...

Heartless Interview

Friday, September 14th, 2012
Heartless - band live at Mr. Roboto Project Pittsburgh, PA 2012 We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Pittsburgh’s leading sons of punk-infused grind, Heartless. With the release of 2011's Hell Is Other People on Southern Lord Recordings, Heartless sparked an underground buzz that has only been punctuated by a live show that is devastatingly heavy. Word of mouth is growing as the band continues to fuse elements of grindcore, punk, and powerviolence into an unrelenting barrage of irate executions through live performance that can hang with ...

Vitamin X Interview

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Vitamin X band live We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with legendary Dutch hardcore punk band, Vitamin X. We go in-depth with guitarist Marc Emmerik who discusses the making of the band's forthcoming and 5th studio album, About To Crack, coming soon on Tankcrimes Records. Marc also shares the inside story behind current lyrical motifs, song meanings, the recording process with renowned producer and engineer Steve Albini, current band picks, tour plans, and much more in this exclusive interview. Below our exclusive Vitamin X interview you will find samples of About To Crack and links to pre-order the new record. Without further ado, let's here ...

Punch and Living Eyes Interviews and Photo Gallery

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Living Eyes - band live at The Barbary in PhiladelphiaBay Area bands and Deathwish Inc. recording artists Punch and Living Eyes ripped through Philadelphia's Barbary venue for an intimate batch of performances as this exciting tour package recently battered the East Coast. Blow The Scene was on hand to capture the show in photos and we also had the opportunity to catch up with Val Saucedo, who drums for both Punch and Living Eyes. You may also recognize Val from his drumming exploits with Loma Prieta or his touring work with Ceremony. You can check out ...