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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 ...

Wolfbrigade Interview

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Wolfbrigade Interview with Blow The Scene We are very excited to offer Blow The Scene readers an in-depth interview with Sweden's groundbreaking practitioners of d-beat-infused crust punk- the mighty Wolfbrigade. Having formed in 1995 under the original name of "Wolfpack" before updating years later, Wolfbrigade helped usher in a new generation and interpretation of punk music in Europe and the US. By combining elements of punk, d-beat, death metal, and hardcore, Wolfbrigade has climbed the ranks and is widely recognized as one of the most important bands in the corpus of extreme music. The band's influence stretches across many niches and it's not uncommon to ...

Night Birds Interview

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Night Birds - Full Band Brooklyn's Night Birds have been making waves with their latest LP on Grave Mistake Records, The Other Side of Darkness, as the band fuses the best elements of surf rock and garage punk into an engaging amalgamation of poignant and catchy tunes that appeal to a wide spectrum of music lovers. It is not uncommon to see the band thrown on bills with hard hitting street punk bands or melodic indie bands, as the group's signature sound draws from a wide range of rock and punk history that appeals to an eclectic array of music lovers. We recently featured ...

Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang, Mastodon Gallery & Interviews

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Dillinger Escape Plan - band live at the 930 Club in Washington DC on Nov 27, 2011Metal heavyweights Mastodon kicked off week 4 of their nationwide tour featuring Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang last Sunday with a performance at DC's 9:30 club. The sold out show saw a line of fans wrap around the block, as this three-piece juggernaut of a tour package had absolutely no weak cogs with 3 bands that no one would have been ok missing. Blow The Scene photographer Bora Chung and myself, got to the show a ...

Title Fight Interview and Alternative Press Tour Gallery Special

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Title Fight - band live at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on Nov 25, 2011 Alternative Press Tour 2011 Special - Title Fight Interview with Jamie Rhoden & Show Gallery with Four Year Strong, Gallows, Title Fight. Interview and Pictures by Andy McNeil In the world of fighting, getting a title shot often takes years of lessons-learned the hard way in a blood and sweat soaked ring. For the four young musicians behind Title Fight, it took the better part of a decade to clobber their way to the top, finally releasing their full length Shed earlier this year on ...

Larry and His Flask Interview

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Larry And His Flask - Riot Fest Philadelphia - Festival Pier We recently sat down with vocalist/double bassist Jeshua Marshall of the up-and-coming, punk-infused, six-piece, bluesy-folk-rock band Larry and His Flask. What started as a 3-piece punk band formed by brothers Jeshua and Jamin Marshall in 2003, has become a highly-refined and deviously energetic touring juggernaut. The band is currently basking in the glow of rising success with numerous US Tours and recent performances at several Riot Fests alongside scores of punk rock legends, including The Descendents, X, and Hot Water Music. Larry and His Flask even hipped ...

Deafheaven Interview

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
deafheaven Interview By Joshua T. Cohen Pictures by James Seibert (Full Deafheaven Gallery Here) deafheaven - George ClarkeWe recently caught up with the Bay Area's genre defying band Deafheaven, who have stunned music listeners and concertgoers alike with their emotional delivery of uniquely crafted aggressive music that incorporates influences as far-reaching as black metal and shoegaze. Deafheaven is about to embark on a US tour supporting the mighty Russian Circles (tour dates listed below), as singer George Clarke touches on tour preparations, current band happenings, equipment picks for their current Roads to Judah release on Deathwish, his current ...

Dave Witte Interview

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
There are few drummers in the underground music community that have had a more far-reaching impact on heavy music in the last decade than Richmond's Dave Witte. This New Jersey native relocated to Richmond to join the leaders of the American thrash-revival, Municipal Waste, and continues to still session drum and spark multiple off-shoot projects. Witte has drummed with leading and obscure acts alike, including Burnt By The Sun, Discordance Axis, Melt Banana, Human Remains, Birds of Prey and his latest focus, Argonauts. His drumming has influenced a new generation of thrash, heavy-groove, and metal drummers with a relentless approach that embodies speed, precision, and impeccable sense of ...

Dante Torrieri Interview

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Dante TorrieriHere at Blow The Scene we like to spread the love – this time by focusing on our amazingly talented staff who donate countless hours to the site and help make it what it is. We pride ourselves on showcasing quality over quantity. Music lovers who want in-depth coverage with substance come here. Those who are looking for regurgitated PR emailers have thousands of other sites to reference. We are very fortunate to have a staff that is comprised of artists and musicians alike, who have true passion for whatever they are covering. Our writers and photographers are a part of local artist communities in several cities throughout the ...

Dead Milkmen Interview with Rodney Anonymous

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Dead Milkmen Originally formed in the Philadelphia area in 1983, The Dead Milkmen solidified their place in American music with their upbeat and energetic punk rock always with satirical and clever lyrical ammunition. Classic examples from their catalogue include "Bitchin Camaro" and "Punk Rock Girl," the latter of which gained major MTV video play in the early 90’s. Media highlights include the band being selected to play Spin Magazine’s first anniversary party in 1988 ( to which a helicopter whisked them from Philly to NYC to play). At the time of their hiatus in 1995, the band completed eight studio albums and numerous national and international tours. The Dead Milkmen have ...

Less Life Interview

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Less Life Today we bring Blow The Scene readers around the world an interview with one of the most promising up-and-coming bands the U.S. has to offer - a three-piece, political hardcore group known as Less Life. With a musical execution trifecta of innovation, intelligence, and intensity – complimented by front man George Grimaldi's heartfelt vocal delivery of politically motivated, venom-laced truths - Less Life are quickly leaving the rest of the heard in the dust. The band’s latest LP, Today Will Be Ours, is an absolute shredder and can be sampled below the interview. We caught up with the entire band for an chat that touches on Less Life’s writing and recording preferences, ...

Torchbearer Interview

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Torchbearer - Band We just caught up with New Jersey outfit Torchbearer, who has announced their new full-length The Dirty Swagger will be coming out this October via All Ears Music. Made up of veterans of the hardcore and metal-core scene, Torchbearer includes Amit Sharma on vocals (formerly of Mother Night), Chris Ross (formerly of Nora, The Fire Still Burns & Ensign) on drums, Sam Patterson on guitar (formerly of The Low End Theory), Will Karakowski (also in For the Love Of) on bass and Dan Brennan (formerly of Mother Night & Hellhole) on guitar. The sum of it’s parts and it’s influences, Torchbearer has created an alchemy of hardcore, ...

Nesseria and Clinging to The Trees of a Forest Fire Interview

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Nesseria & Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire split cover Split records have become synonymous with punk-style releases for decades and France's independently run, Throatruinner Records has been offering some intriguing 2 and 3 band-combos as of late. What makes a good split? Should both bands sound the same? Should they be vastly different? Personally, I like a split with some variety. If I am married to a particular sound, then I will buy a standard full-length. I enjoy the duality of split that perks several areas of my aural perception. This brings me to the resent split between ...