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LCD Soundsystem Final TV Appearance on Colbert Report

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
LCD Soundsystem Final TV Appearance on Cobert Report

LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy announced that last night's performance on the "Colbert Report" would be his band's last appearance on television. Mock news demigod Stephen Colbert asked him why he was walking away at the height of popularity - to which Murphy responded: "It seems like the right thing to do. I'm 41. At a certain point, I think it gets embarrassing."

The news was no shock as Murphy has been openly discussing the band's coming demise for some time. Murphy and company performed "I Can Change" from last ...


Bitter End to Tour with Madball and Alpha & Omega

Monday, October 18th, 2010
Bitter End Live Band Photo Texas hardcore up-and-comers, Bitter End have just announced a week-long East Coast tour with NYC heavyweights Madball, followed by a string of West Coast dates with Alpha & Omega in support of their most recent full-length Guilty as Charged, released through Deathwishinc this past summer. Who would have thought a group of dudes from San Antonio, TX would be at the forefront of the current old-school NYC hardcore revival? Not me. But there's no denying that Bitter End are gaining momentum as they wrap up a handful of Texas dates with legendary DC Punk outfit, BAD BRAINS before joining NYC hardcore titans, Madball for a ...

Every Time I Die -Shit Happens Tour w/ Trap Them

Friday, September 10th, 2010
Every Time I Die Group Photo Every Time I Die have just announced dates for the Shit Happens Tour with special guests Trap Them and Howl! Prostheticrecords.com issued the following press release:The band (Trap Them) has been confirmed as part of “Shit Happens: The Tour,” supporting EVERY TIME I DIE, along with Rhode Island’s HOWL. The tour starts in New Haven, CT on November 1st, and runs through December 2nd in Cleveland, OH. Vocalist Ryan McKenney commented; “After spending the rest of September recording a soundtrack to making enemies, and all of the month of October waiting for that one special night where you can put on a mask ...

Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Tankcrimes and Brainsqueeze Labels Team Up for Rad Fest Oct 8 and 9 Today we wanted to post a quick blurb on a label and developing fest that has "RAD" written all over it. We already have a lengthy interview and feature piece underway with the Tankcrimes family, but we wanted to get you all stoked on this amazing fest early! Tankcrimes is an indie label based out of the Bay Area, CA. Tankcrimes features releases from many leading thrash and metal acts including Toxic Holocaust and Cannabis Corpse and is a longstanding embodiment of the DIY ethics code. Check out this stellar ...

Rise and Fall Announce Euro Tour

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Belgium Hardcore band Rise and Fall Live in 2008 One of our all-time favorites, Belgium's Rise and Fall, have just announced tour plans with Nails and Harms Way to kick off in Essen, Germany on Nov 19. Rise and Fall continue to support their 2009 release on Deathwishinc, Our Circle is Vicious, which is the band's third full-length release since their inception in 2002. Combining elements of modern d-beat, metal, punk, and hardcore, Rise and Fall continually blur the lines of genre and niche. The band's sound draws influence from mainstays Tragedy and Converge, coupled with driving drums beats mixed with dense guitar work that often incorporates subtle melodies ...

Flaming Lips Live Review

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Flaming Lips Live in Pittsburgh July 20, 2010 Flaming Lips (Live in Pittsburgh, PA 07/20/10) It’s impossible to properly put into words what a Flaming Lips concert is like. You can mention the visuals, the confetti, the balloons, the space bubble/hamster ball, and yet you’ll feel like you’ve only scratched the surface. Wayne Coyne et al like to make seeing the band more of a spiritual experience than just a concert. Being that they just covered Dark Side of the Moon with their friends Peaches, Henry Rollins, and parts of his nephew’s band Stardeath & White Dwarfs, you can definitely get a Pink Floyd vibe from all of the ...

All Shall Perish Live in Philly July 29 Exclusive Pictures

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish Live Photo in Phila 7-29-2010 on Summer Slaughter Tour All B&W Photos by Deb Cohen. Today we are keeping it short and sweet. Deb and I stopped over at Summer Slaughter Tour last Thursday in Philly and caught up with All Shall Perish. We took a few shots and decided to share them with you today. If you missed our EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BEN ORUM OF ALL SHALL PERISH From July Click Image Below!...

Power Of The Riff Fest Takes LA By Storm Aug 8

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
The Power of the Riff Fest Flyer for 2010 Los Angeles concertgoers will be treated to a free, all ages live performance showcase on August 8th featuring a wide spectrum of artists that transcend generations of rock, punk and metal fans at the first ever; Power of the Riff Fest curated by Greg Anderson of Southern Lord Recordings and Sam James Velde of the band Night Horse. The Power of The Riff Fest will also feature a record swap meet of local stores such as Vacation Vinyl, Origami Vinyl, and pop up stores by Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord Recordings and more during the 12-hour event running from 12pm-12am. ...

Erykah Badu August US Tour Dates and Directs Rick Ross Video

Monday, July 26th, 2010
Erykah Badu Picture with Glasses The one and only Erykah Badu has announced select US dates that include a stop by Lollapalooza and Lilith Fair this August. Attendees of Macy's Music Festival in Cincinnati have been on a emotional roller coaster ride with news that Jill Scott was forced to cancel her July 31 appearance only to be replaced by non other than Miss Badu days later. You lucked out Cinci. Rick Ross recently announced that he has enlisted the help of Badu to direct a new music video for his track "Maybach Music 3" featuring T.I. and Jadakiss. We'll be keeping a close eye on the Dallas diva as we draw nearer to ...

Iwrestledabearonce Live

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Iwrestledabearonce group photo Larry West recently caught Iwresetledabearonce on tour with Otep as they stopped through The Blockley in Philadelphia, PA on June 26, 2010. Harder and faster. Louder and ruder. Pushing the limits of taste and being more extreme than the next guy have been a recurrent theme in metal since the 80’s. A constant pissing contest amongst Heavy Metal bands to see who was heavier than the next. This sometimes resulted in astonishing achievements like Slayer’s Reign in Blood, but also gave way to interesting bands such as Faith No More who would bend anything and everything while challenging the stereotypical “metal” sound. Then you have Iwresetledabearonce. Reaction to this group of avant-garde “metal heads” has been everything ...

Summer Slaughter Tour pt II

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
The Summer Slaughter Tour Flyer Image feat Decapitated, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord and moreIn our first feature of Summer Slaughter Tour 2010, we covered headlining acts Decapitated, The Faceless, and All Shall Perish. Today we are focusing on two other participants that should definitely be on your radar; The Red Chord and Cephalic Carnage. To be honest, most reviews or mentions of the The Red Chord make my skin crawl. The band is often lumped in with the trolls of metal scene. You know the ones; the slew of bands ...

Melvins Interview w/ Buzz & Dale: Exclusive

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Interview with Buzz Osbourne & Dale Crover of The Melvins Adam Rauf, Staff Writer All images by Seth Ballentine, Blow The Scene Staff Photographer The Melvins are an amazing band that really defies words sometimes. They’ve had an extensive history of playing music, being an influence on countless bands, and yet are some of the most honest and straightforward folks in the music business. Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover have seen it all, and always make great interviewees. They’re funny, they’re quirky, and they write some of the best ...

Lauryn Hill to Perform at Rock The Bells

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Lauryn Hill LiveWhen you thought the summer's most potent Hip-Hop Festival Series couldn't get any better, Rock the Bells' organizers Guerilla Union announce Lauryn Hill will be performing a special set incorporating songs from her legendary debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. If that wasn’t enough to have you tap your man back like, “Do you see this?” Wu-Tang Clan will be performing Enter The ...

Drop Dead to Play Foo Fest & Line-up Announced!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Foo Fest 2010 Drop Dead Live One of our all-time favorites, legendary crust punk outfit Drop Dead have announced they will be performing at this year's Foo Fest in their home turf of Providence, Rhode Island (we'll get to the rest Foo Fest's amazing line-up in just a moment). Drop Dead have been very selective about which live dates they pick up over the past few years and their August 14, Foo Fest performance is their only scheduled date this year! Formed in the early 1990, Drop Dead have etched a name for themselves as a defining band in the American crust punk movement. Adhering firmly to ...

Dwid Hellion of Integrity Rare Exclusive Interview!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
New Integrity Album The Blackest Curse Dwid Hellion of legendary hardcore band Integrity, sits down for a rare exclusive interview with Blow The Scene Editor-in-Chief, Joshua T Cohen on the eve of Integrity's newest release, The Blackest Curse.The new album hits the streets May 25 through Deathwishinc! Integrity are widely credited for not only having laid the foundation for metallic hardcore, but having continually defined the genre and influencing bands such as Converge, Hatebreed, and Rise and Fall, to name a few. Now over 20 years active in the music and art world, Dwid Hellion give our readers an inside look into his current influences and works, life in Belgium, and he ...

Exclusive with Ryan Taylor Co-Founder of Maryland DeathFest

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
Maryland Death Fest 2010 For most fans of extreme music, The Maryland DeathFest is a summer metal party that needs no introduction. Since its in inception in 2003, The Maryland DeathFest has drawn in some of the most legendary bands from around the globe. The support for the fest is immense, with concertgoers that fly in from over two dozen countries and a band line-up that is equally as diverse. This year's line-up promises to continue the Maryland DeathFest's legacy as the premiere metal fest in the US. MDF Co-Founder, Ryan Taylor has taken time out of his incredibly busy schedule to give Blow The Scene readers ...

Summer Slaughter Tour

Friday, May 21st, 2010
Summer Slaughter Tour Flyer The Summer Slaughter Tour is embarking on its third year of showcasing many of the top bands the extreme music scene has to offer. Although The Summer Slaughter Tour has only been in existence since 2007, it has quickly become one of the premier extreme metal tours featuring various death metal and metal fusion bands handpicked from around the Globe. We're going to be featuring several bands on this tour throughout the upcoming weeks. Today we are going to focus on the headlining acts. Headlining acts this year include Decapitated, The Faceless, and All Shall Perish. Headliner Overview:...

PENDU Presents EYE AND EAR FEST in NYC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
LED ER EST Any lover of experimental music in the New York area should be aware of Pendu’s 3rd Annual Eye and Ear Fest! All acts are New York based and experimental in nature-but most of the similarities stop there. The diverse line-up promises that this will not be another endurance test music festival of the same thing over and over. Pendu’s website allows visitors to stream songs from each artist participating in the festival. Check out the Pendu Presents NY Eye and Ear Fest and listen to everything that this festival has to offer! Pendu III Following Courtesy of Pendu's Facebook Pendu presents: NY EYE & EAR FEST …a massive Annual Music ...

Ceremony announce Select Tour Dates

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Hardcore-punk outfit Ceremony, who have been hailed as the "Best Band in Hardcore Punk" by AMP magazine, have been brewing up a new LP and have just announced tour dates. You can stream Ceremony's new song "Sick" from their forthcoming release Rohnert Park exclusively at Bridge 9 Records. The album hits streets June 8 but you can pre-order at the Bridge 9 Store. 05/26: Osaka, Japan @ King Cobra w/ Bane, Cruel Hand 05/27: Nagoya, Japan @ Zion w/ Bane, Cruel Hand 05/28: Tokyo Kichijoji, Japan @ Warp w/ Bane, Cruel Hand 05/29: Chiba Minamikashiwa, Japan @ Drunkards Stadium w/ Bane, Cruel Hand 05/30: Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan @ ACB Hall w/ Bane, Cruel Hand 06/11: Camarillo, CA @ Rock City w/ Paint ...

IRON LUNG & DRI this wk’s DO NOT MISS at Maryland Death Fest

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
This is our last band spotlight for The Maryland Death Fest 2010! Shed no tears friends as we will be posting a exclusive interview with MDF founder and organizer Ryan Taylor on the 19th!!! This week our focus is on two of our all-time favorites; IRON LUNG and D.R.I. Seattle-based, two-piece grind outfit Iron Lung will be playing The Official Maryland Death Fest VIII - Pre-Fest Party on May 27,2010. If you are not a grind or power-violence buff, Iron Lung may very well have slipped under your radar. Consider this your late pass. Formed in Reno in 1999, Iron Lung have had prolific run in the underground grind and power-violence scene, releasing uncompromisingly brutal splits with Politics ...

Old Soul: Part I

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
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In a musical climate where a chosen few artists get deemed the "next big thing" by major record labels, I often find myself looking to the past for artists that filter their music through their souls rather than through the current mainstream media obsession, the resounding public opinion, or a monolithic record company's bottom line. It seems like every new mainstream artist just tries to mimic the current Beyonce or T-Pain trends, desperately trying to get a piece the of the overnight success pie instead of trying to take the musical experience to the next level. It's all about the mighty dollar.

I want you to go back with me to a ...


FAITH NO MORE Announce More US & EU Tour Dates!!!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Faith No More Have Posted the following at www.fnm.com: Who would have thought, but here we are, 11 years dead and now back...posting news again!! Along with revitalizing the band, we've been working on FNM.COM, and while it is still a work in progress, we also hope it can begin to serve as a main information point regarding tourdates, announcements, confirmations, tshirts...and all things Faith No More. As for now, and thanks to the good folks who created the original fnm.com, this will be functioning as a band run site. WIth this spirit, we're trying to keep our operation small, the theme of this site as simple as possible. There will be no marketing teams, record labels, PR firms involved ...

Municipal Waste & Toxic Holocaust Launch Tour!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Image Courtesy of Official Municipal Waste Myspace

Some of our all time favorites Municipal Waste & Toxic Holocaust are kicking off a mini-tour tonight! NE US consider yourselves under notice! Apr 21 2010 The Note (Municipal Waste w/ Toxic Holocaust) Westchester, Pennsylvania Apr 22 2010 Knitting Factory (Municipal Waste w/ Toxic Holocaust) Brooklyn, New York Apr 23 2010 Asbury Lanes (Municipal Waste w/ Toxic Holocaust) Asbury Park, New Jersey Apr 24 2010 Popeye’s (Toxic Holocaust w/ Blanks 77 Corland Manor (Peekskill), New York Apr 24 2010 The Palladium (Municipal Waste) Worcester, Massachusetts Apr 25 2010 Rock and Roll Hotel (Municipal Waste w/ Toxic Holocaust) Washington DC May 1 2010 Fox Theater (Municipal Waste w/Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds) Pomona, California May 12 2010 Club Quattro ...

Wolfbrigade playing Maryland Death Fest

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Photo Courtesy of Ivel & Official Wolfbrigade Myspace

Continuing our weekly feature of one Maryland Death Fest band per week as we are counting down to the show..Legendary Swedish hardcore outfit Wolfbrigade is our current focus. This band is an absolute MUST SEE as their Saturday, May 29 (11.35) headlining feature at MDF is Wolfbrigade's only scheduled American appearance this year. Formed in 1995, Wolfbrigade is widely recognized as one of the most important D-beat punk bands of all time. Fusing elements of Swedish crust punk, death metal, and hardcore, Wolfbrigade have served as a major influence to many genre-defining bands such as Tragedy, Trap Them, Victims, and From Ashes Rise. The band was originally ...