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Birds in Row Interview

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Birds In Row - band interview We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Laval, FR's indefinable purveyors of emotional hardcore, Birds in Row. The band has been generating a fair amount amount buzz in recent weeks with the premiere of a new music video for song "Pilori," taken from forthcoming album You, Me, and The Violence, to be released soon via Deathwish Inc. This follows a spat of tours both in the US and abroad including a recent Philadelphia performance with Converge, Loma Prieta, and Pianos Become The Teeth, ...

Burning Love Interview Exclusive with Chris Colohan

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Burning Love - Chris Colohan - Live in Philadelphia We recently caught up with Burning Love vocalist Chris Colohan, as the band has just dropped new album, Rotten Thing to Say, on Southern Lord Recordings on June 19th. Having built a cult-like following with Canadian mainstay's Cursed, Colohan has forged a new chapter in his musical career with with the dirty hardcore-laced, punk 'n' roll practitioners, Burning Love. With the underground success of the band's debut LP, Songs For Burning Lovers, Burning Love has built a steady following of fans throughout the world, having toured with the likes of Converge, Trap Them, and Dropdead, to name ...

Exclusive Primate track premiere and interview

Friday, June 15th, 2012
Primate - band 2012 Atlanta's supercharged grind practitioners, Primate, are premiering brand new song, "Silence of Violence," exclusively on Blow The Scene today! This new song is taken from Primate's forthcoming LP on Relapse Records, Draw Back A Stump (+3 Songs), slated for a July 3rd release. Drummer Shayne Huff also talks with Blow The Scene in this exclusive interview, sharing insight on the writing and recording processes behind the album, formation of the band, future plans, and much more. We recenlty reviewed this re-issue of Draw Back a Stump, which has seen an additional guitar ...

Phobia Interview and photos with Infernal Stronghold, Backslider

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Phobia - band live in Philadelphia June 2012Grindcore mainstays, Phobia, ripped through Philly’s Millcreek Tavern last week with a solid dose of local talent that included No Stayer, Backslider, and Infernal Stronghold. Phobia are riding high and steady, having just released a brand new LP, Remnants of Filth, on Willowtip Records and are coming off a slew of high profile shows, including the infamous Chaos in Tejas musical festival last month. Though slightly road worn from vast jumps around the country in the days leading up to this performance, the members of Phobia were in high spirits and sat for ...

Horseback Interview with Jenks Miller

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Jenks Miller of Horseback We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with the multifaceted Jenks Miller, founder, songwriter, and active practitioner of blackened experimental band, Horseback. Jenks has been nothing short of prolific in recent years, with several releases by his solo-turned-full-band-project, Horseback, and his country-tinged rock ensemble, Mount Moriah. Jenks was kind enough to go in-depth with Blow The Scene by reflecting on his current Horseback releases on Relapse and Brutal Panda Records. He also shares insight into his writing and recording processes, history behind the band name, lyrics, and visual motifs, and plugs his current play-lists and present happenings on the ...

Interviews with Nasum, Brutal Truth, Dropdead and Tour Photo Special

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Nasum - band live at The Barbary in Philadelphia on May 23, 2012It was an evening to remember as Swedish grindcore legends, Nasum, passed through Philadelphia's Barbary venue as part of the band's final farewell tour. Last week's showcase alongside Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Backslider, marks Nasum's first tour outing since the tragic death of longtime guitarist and vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, who was killed during the 2004 tsunami disaster in Thailand while on a vacation. Formed in 1992 by ex-Necrony members Anders Jakobson and Rickard Alriksson, Nasum was a band truly ahead of its ...

Baroness Interview and Gallery of Meshuggah and Decapitated

Friday, May 25th, 2012
Baroness - band live at the TLA in PhiladelphiaMeshuggah, Baroness, and Decapitated plowed through the TLA in Philadelphia last week to the delight of a sold out crowd that packed the venue long before the opening band hit the stage. Poland's leading sons of death metal, Decapitated, had the honors of ushering in the opening ceremonies with a set that quickly drew the masses to the front of the stage and opened up the mosh pit. Decapitated have moved forward in the face of tribulations that would have easily seen the demise of most of their musical peers. In 2007, the band ...

Hot Water Music Interview

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Hot Water Music - Live at Riot Fest in Philadelphia 2011 We caught up Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black for an exclusive interview on the eve of the release of the band's 8th studio album Exister, which hit streets Tuesday via Rise Records and marks the band's first new album in 8 years. Jason was kind enough to go in-depth for Blow The Scene readers around the world, discussing the creative and recording processes behind Exister, Hot Water Music's signing to Rise Records, tour plans, current influences, and much more. We were also on hand last night in Philadelphia, as Hot Water Music kicked ...

DNF Interview

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
DNF full band photo We are excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an interview with DNF guitarist Chad Kawashima, as his powerviolence practitioning band of speed fiends continue to celebrate their first vinyl release, Hurt, which hit streets in March via High Anxiety and No Idea Records. With the first distant rumblings of the band coming in 2006, they would soon find their schedules allowed limited time and began a perpetual cycle of hiatuses with DNF members touring regularly with their other bands Touche Amore and Trash Talk. The band recently found time to complete a ...

Narrows Interview

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Narrows - band interview at Blow The Scene We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth interview with international purveyors of compelling hardcore, Narrows. This intriguing quintet is spread across the US and into Great Britain, featuring current and ex-members of such music mainstays as Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, Some Girls, Tropics, Rohame, Unbroken, and Makeout Boys, to name a few. Name-dropping aside, Narrows is a band much greater than the sum of its parts. Often categorized and over-simplified as a math metal band, Narrows has proven to deliver more than this niche moniker would ...

Masakari Interview

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Masakari Interview We at Blow The Scene are pleased to bring you an interview with Cleveland's leading sons of d-beat-infused metal, Masakari. Formed in 2006, the band quickly garnered the attention of the Midwest music community with a potent blend of d-beat laden frameworks and grind-infused crust that gives nod to bands like His Hero is Gone and Discharge with a modern spin and unique interpretations. With lyrical motifs that range from denouncing animal abuse to the ills of organized religion, the band garnered global attention with the 2008 release of Eden Compromised on Halo of Flies and subsequent release of The Prophet Feeds of Southern Lord Recordings in 2010. ...

Rise and Fall with Oathbreaker Interview

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Rise and Fall Oathbreaker Interview We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth split interview with leading Belgium bands Rise and Fall and Oathbreaker as they prepare to embark on a European tour together. This special interview takes place on the eve of the release of Rise and Fall's latest full-length, Faith, which is being offered through Deathwish Inc and was recorded at God City Studios with renowned producer/engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge) last year. Today we are joined by Rise and Fall vocalist Bjorn Dossche and Oathbreaker drummer Ivo Debrabandere and ...

Black Breath Interview

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Black Breath - Band Interview Black Breath Interview with Guitarist Eric Wallace We recently caught up with Black Breath guitarist Eric Wallace for an in-depth interview as the band prepares to drop their second full-length LP, Sentenced to Life, on Southern Lord Records on March 20th. Black Breath have earned a gargantuan amount of critical and fan appreciation through their Southern Lord debut, Heavy Breathing along with the re-issue of their debut EP Razor to Oblivion, which sees the band combining the best elements of black metal, Swedish death metal, crust, and hardcore-infused rock 'n' roll, for an exciting spin on modern metal. Eric gives Blow the Scene readers ...

Anti-Flag Interview

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Anti-Flag We recently caught up with legendary punk outfit Anti-Flag and drummer Pat Thetic who was kind enough to sit for an extensive interview touching on many facets of Anti-Flag's vast career. Pat discusses the making of Anti-Flag's forthcoming record, The General Strike on SideOneDummy Records, the band's current political involvements, writing and recording practices, tour life, daily life, and that's just the tip of the ice berg in the massive feature. Anti-Flag just set off on their Record Release US tour last night that kicked off in Philadelphia. Our staff photographer Anne Spina was were there to capture the show in pictures, which ...

Nails and Skin Like Iron Interview

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Skin Like Iron and Nails Split EP Nails and Skin Like Iron Split Interview Special Feature Interview by Joshua T. Cohen We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers an exclusive split interview with Skin Like Iron and Nails, who recently joined forces to release one of the best split EPs of the year. Guitarist and vocalist of Skin Like Iron, Alex Capasso, along with vocalist and guitarist Todd Jones of Nails, give Blow The Scene readers the inside scoop on their recent self-released EP, discussing the history behind how the bands came to link up, offering insight into their perspective ...

Comeback Kid Interview

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Jeremy - Comeback Kid Interview We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers an in-depth interview with Comeback Kid's lead guitarist and founding member Jeremy Hiebert, as the band prepares to embark on a massive US Tour in support of their fourth studio album Symptoms + Cures, which was released via Victory Records and Distort Records in late 2010 to rave reviews from peers, fans, and critics alike. Having reached a level of success that eludes almost all of their hardcore peers, Winnipeg's Comeback Kid continue to reach new heights now a decade strong as leaders in the worldwide hardcore community. Jeremy Hiebert gives us ...

Dead Swans Interview

Monday, February 27th, 2012
Dead Swans Blow The Scene Interview Interview with Dead Swans vocalist Nick Worthington Formed in 2006, Dead Swans have taken Europe's hardcore scene by storm with a only a demo, EP, and split release release to their name. Despite the lack of a prolific outpouring of material, the band has made their mark by showcasing a discordant melodic attack reminiscent of American Nightmare and other poignant bands that emerged in the early 2000s and melding this foundation with double-bass and other elements of modern metal and hardcore. Enforced by a live presentation that evokes immeasurable buzz every time the band hits the stage, Dead Swans have proven that ...

Xerxes Interview

Friday, February 17th, 2012
Xerxes - Band Today we have an very in-depth interview with Xerxes, a rising melodic hardcore band from Louisville, KY that is gearing up to release their debut LP, Our Home Is A Deathbed, on No Sleep Records in March. Singer and front man Calvin Philley gives Blow The Scene readers the inside scoop on the recording process behind the forthcoming record, as he touches on the band's recent tour with Code Orange Kids and forthcoming tour with Pianos Become The Teeth. Philley also discusses life in Louisville, history of the band, upcoming plans, and much more. We also have a new streaming song available and new music ...

Horror Show Interview

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
We recently caught up with Domenic "Nicky" Palermo, vocalist and front man of Philadelphia's emotionally poignant hardcore practitioners, Horror Show. Few hardcore bands to emerge from the early 2000s have been clouded in more myth and legend, as this ensemble has seen about as much hardship as any of their musical peers throughout history. Beginning with Palermo's conviction and subsequent incarceration for stabbing a man during an altercation almost a decade ago, followed by the untimely death of guitarist Josh Tshirlig, Horror Show were forced into a prolonged hiatus with nothing short of a media blackout that only added to the aura of myth that envelopes the band to ...

God & Queens Interview and Photo Gallery

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Gods & Queens - Live at Beautiful World Syndicate in South Philly Today we have a special double-feature for Blow The Scene readers around the world. We recently caught up with Philadelphia's Gods & Queens who were the subject of global notoriety with their recent European tour, as the band was in a severe van accident in the Czech Republic that cut their tour short and nearly ended their lives. What could have been a horrific catastrophe for the band, friends, and fans, turned into a shining moment, as the worldwide music community stepped up and rescued Gods & Queens during ...

Loma Prieta Interview

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Loma Prieta IV We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an in-depth interview with Bay Area's Loma Prieta. This four-piece outfit has long been crafting and refining their own definition of modern hardcore music with an amalgamation of sounds that simply knows no boundaries. With musical segments that can pummel the listener with a barrage of blast beats and impenetrable distortion one moment, only to break wide open into a haunting segment of deep melody and emotion that embeds itself deep in the listener's psyche. Many bands have long tried to emulate this fluid approach and combination of sounds, but most fall ...

Skeletonwitch Interview

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Skeletonwitch - Band Interview with Blow The Scene We are pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world a new interview with Athens, OH's kings of metal, Skeletonwitch, as bassist Evan Linger gives us the inside scoop along with a never-before-seen photo gallery of the band taken by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging. In this interview, Linger touches on the band's latest full-length release, Forever Abomination on Prosthetic Records, upcoming tour plans with Black Dalhia Murder, equipment picks, daily life, and much more. Joshua BTS: Greetings. Thank you for taking some time with Blow The Scene ...

The Joe Hardcore Interview pt II

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Joe Hardcore Mckay - Guest Vocals woth Agitator Nov 4, 2011 Joe Hardcore Interview pt IIThe last time we caught up with Philly's leading hardcore show organizer and promoter Joe "Hardcore" McKay, we were just 72 hours away from the kickoff of This Is Hardcore Fest 2011. In our interview, we zipped back to the early 80s and discussed the foundation for what was to become the Philadelphia hardcore scene. We touched on the early days of American hardcore, life in Philadelphia, ...

East Of The Wall Interview

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
East Of The Wall - Interview with Blow The Scene We recently caught up with New Jersey's rising stars of progressive metal, East of the Wall. The band released their latest LP, The Apologist in October of 2011, which saw rave reviews from critics at NPR, MetalSucks, Decibel, and Metal Reviews, to name just a few. East of the Wall incorporate a dense 4-piece string section complete with three guitarist while simultaneously fusing tech-metal with elements of jazz, rock, progressive, and more niches of metal than you can shake a stick at. Through persistent touring combined with a prolific outpouring of material ...