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Deathwish Direct is now the Exclusive Distributor for React! Records

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Mindset - This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 Philadelphia As if Deathwish Inc’s distro wasn’t rad enough already, the renowned label will now be the exclusive distributor for React! Records. Official Press Release: Founded by longtime friend Aram Arslanian (Champion, Betrayed, etc) React! Records is one of North America's premier Hardcore labels. So far, React! has released records from great bands like Betrayed, Carry On, Mindset, Anchor, Dead Weight, Damages, Skin Like Iron, and more. Establishing themselves as one of the best label homes for positive Hardcore ...

Baroness Members begin recovery after severe bus crash in Bath, England

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Baroness - band live at the TLA in PhiladelphiaAs we announced earlier in the week, renowned American metal band and Relapse Records recording artists, Baroness, were involved in severe bus accident on the morning of August 15 in Bath, England. Baroness's camp offered the followed update this morning: "The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed 3 miles south of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning. John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams ...

Earth announce extensive US Tour for Fall months with The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull lineup following current Australian and Japan Tours

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Earth - Band Group PhotoAfter several months of silence, following bursts of worldwide touring in support of their two-part Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light album series, Earth have confirmed a full US tour this Fall. The most extensive American tour Earth have planned since their 1990 inception, the Seattle purveyors of the slow-motion riff will traverse the country and back on a twenty-six date run, from the last week of October until just before Thanksgiving. Along the way the quartet will take part in the massive annual Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas alongside literally dozens of international artists of all genres. This ...

The Dillinger Escape Plan have parted ways with longtime guitarist Jeff Tuttle

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Jeff TuttleLong-standing, technical metal wrecking crew, Dillinger Escape Plan have parted ways with guitarist Jeff Tuttle, who has been active with the band since 2006. The amicable split comes as Tuttle has decided to continue his life-long love of film and will soon begin film school. Tuttle has expressed interest in continuing with the group Old Gods and solo project Malo Konjche. DEP, Tuttle, and singer Greg Puciato have all offered public statements concerning the split as remaining members continue work on the follow-up to Option Paralysis, which hit streets in March 2010 via French label Season of Mist and the band's ...

Members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to 2 years in prison on controversial charges of hooliganism: protesters jailed in NYC

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Pussy Riot - Caged in Moscow Members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to 2 years in prison on controversial charges of hooliganism following a highly publicized arrest in March in Moscow following an anti-Putin themed live performance in a church. The Huffington Post issued the following report: "MOSCOW — A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial seen around the world as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent. The trial inspired a wave of small but raucous protests across Europe and North America in support ...

Baroness in serious bus accident in England European Tour Postponed

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
We just received word from the Baroness camp that the members of the band are currently recovering in a England hospital after a very serious bus accident in Bath, England where the bus driver apparently lost control and slammed down a 30-foot embankment. Details are still emerging. Our thoughts and hopes are with the band as we keep you updated on any breaking news. Official Statement: "Baroness were in a serious bus accident last night near Bath, England. The band members and crew are recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates are postponed until further notice." Baroness - bus crash England

Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Released from Prague Prison confirms Knotfest appearance

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Lamb of God - Randy Blythe Live in Philadelphia 2012After five weeks in a prison in Prague in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been released on bail and is returning to the United States. Lamb of God was forced to cancel their summer co-headlining tour with Dethklok, but the band has agreed to play the Knotfest shows on August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin along with Deftones, Slipknot, Dillinger Escape Plan, and more. The ...

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe gives first interview from Czech Prison

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Lamb of God singer Randy BlytheLamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has given his first official interview since being jailed for more than two weeks on charges of manslaughter upon arriving in the Czech Republic. Blythe was arrested on June 27th on suspicion of manslaughter after an incident on May 24th, 2010, when a fan who repeatedly came on stage was pushed off and eventually died. The band had returned to the Czech Republic on tour in support of their latest album, Resolution. RollingStone.com has done a good job summing the case and subsequent arrest, which you can view here. Through ...

Empty Night Skies – Artists Unite to Help Dying Bat Population

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Empty Night Skies - Art Show Benefit For Bats - Grindcore HouseHibernating bats in the northeastern United States are dying at an alarming pace due to the onset of White-nose Syndrome. Named for the white fungus evident on the muzzles and wings of the affected, this fungus thrives in cave temperatures. Apart from the physical ailments, afflicted bats awake early out of hibernation in an attempt to cleanse themselves of the fungus. This early awakening inadvertently leads to death from freezing temperatures as these animals attempt to find food to replenish their stored winter fats. White-nose Syndrome has already killed ...

Wikipedia, Google, and others Blackout to Protest Internet Censorship

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Wikpedia - Blackout in Protest of Internet Censorship Wikipedia, along with several other major websites shutdown today in what many believe to be the largest online protest in history to combat proposed anti-piracy bills that could amount to censorship currently pending before the full Senate. Instead of the normal Wiki search-bar that millions of visitors have come accustomed to using every single day, visitors to Wikipedia found a single stark message. A poignant title in bold white letters on a sullen black background reads, "Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge." "For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the ...

Erica Shultz of Yowie.com Q&A

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Erica Shultz of Yowie.com Q&A with BTS Last month we started to notice bands Comadre and Daytrader taking part in live, interactive, web shows on a new site called Yowie.com. We zipped over to check things out and hooked up with Erica Shultz of the Yowie team. Erica recently sat down with Blow The Scene Editor Joshua Cohen for the skinny on what's cooking at Yowie.com! Joshua BTS: Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for Blow The Scene readers around the world! Let’s begin by having you introduce yourself, and tell, what is Yowie? Hi BTS readers! My name is ...

Blow The Scene Top 10 Releases of 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
Blow The Scene Top 10 Releases of 2010 1. Trap Them – Filth Rations 2. Valient Thorr – Stranger 3. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening 4. United Nations – Never Mind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures 5. Kaki King – Junior 6. The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards 7. Cephalic Carnage – Misled By Certainty 8. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part II (Return of the Ankh) 9. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin 10. Galactic – Ya-Ka-May Trap Them – Filth Rations E.P. (Southern Lord Recordings) – Bulletproof release. Four of the most well executed songs in extreme music in 2010. If you think there was a better overall song offering elements of Swedish death metal ...

True Window record debut album for Kemado Records

Monday, November 8th, 2010
True Window Band Photo in Studio True Widow, the Dallas-based co-ed trio known for creating hauntingly beautiful heavy music, have signed to New York-based Kemado Records with an eye on a March 2011 release. The band, comprised of singer/guitar player DH Phillips,singer/bass player Nicole Estill and drummer Slim Texas, have described their music as "stonegaze" while numerous outlets have offered their take on True Widow's slowcore-meets-rock hybrid. AOL Spinner described the band's music as "morphine-induced melodies dripping with haunting, heartfelt lyrics...," Punk News said True Widow does "to Autolux what Black Sabbath did to metal" and hometown weekly, The Dallas ...

Pinups For Pitbulls Interview

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Founder of Pinups for Pitbulls At the beginning of the 20th century, the American Pit Bull Terrier was the most popular family dog in the United States. Pit bulls became the symbol of the American War Hero during World War I & II and were used in great capacity as guide and therapy dogs. Pit bulls exemplified the most desirable qualities of Americans and our "never quit" attitude. Pit bulls have been accredited with saving scores of human lives, as well as, dogs and other animals in various rescue missions. One Pit Bull in particular, Weela, has become a household name after saving 30 ...

Blow The Scene Contributor Larry West in Rolling Stone

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Ozzy Osbourne and Yuto Miyazawa at Ozzfest in Camden NJ August 22, 2010 Photo by Larry West. So about a week ago, Blow The Scene contributor and graphic artist, Larry West roles into the office with some pictures he took at Ozzfest, August 22 in Camden, NJ. And to be honest, until Larry zipped in with his photo stack, I didn't even know Ozzfest was still around. But sure enough Ozzy is still baby-steppin across stages all over the states, and for this year's final show date, he brought a special guest. I took a look through Larry's stack of ...

Family Guy Abortion Episode Banned in US by Fox

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Image from Banned Family Guy abortion episode Partial Terms of Endearment When is a controversy not really a controversy? I’ve never been one to shy away from something that could, and has, offended people. In a lot of ways, it’s what I do best. As not only an American but an adult, I expect to be offended whenever possible. Why? The only way to grow, the only way to become a better person is to be challenged. Being offended forces us to ask questions that we may not be comfortable with, and the intelligent among us will begin to wonder if we’re being offended for the right reasons or not, and ...

Rage Against The Machine To Play AZ Immigration Law Protest

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Rage Against The Machine To Play AZ Immigration Law Protest

Rage Against The MachineLast week Rage Against The Machine announced they will be playing the Hollywood Palladium Friday as a benefit show with all proceeds going to Arizona organizations fighting the pending Arizona law SB 1070. This Friday's concert is the only scheduled North American appearance by the band and is the first time Rage Against The Machine have played Los Angeles in 10 years. Needless to say, the show sold out in minutes and singer/front-man Zach De La Rocha expects the event to raise over ...

Harvey Pekar Gone But Not Forgotten

Monday, July 12th, 2010
Harvey Pekar If there’s only one lesson I’ve learned from Harvey Pekar, it was that anyone can make a comic book. For an artist like myself, who has a hard time getting it together long enough to just draw up one stinkin’ page of my own comic book..well..this is profound. Pekar also reminded us that everyone, no matter his or her place in the world, has one hell of a story to tell. Harvey Pekar was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1939. Growing up wasn’t easy. He had to deal with the usual challenges and tribulations of lower-income neighborhoods with everything from joblessness to violent gangs. These challenges also came from within Pekar’s own spirit. He would continually try ...

United Nations new E.P. Nevermind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures

Friday, June 25th, 2010
These days its rare to find a band that has created more of an aura of confusion and rumor than the punk/power-violence, super-group, United Nations. Every aspect of this band is clouded in myth and mystery. The only confirmed member is Geoff Rickly, the vocalist/lyricist of the band Thursday. Why? Well it may have something to do with the fact that all other rumored members are under contracts with record labels that prevent them from playing in other bands. These rumored members include; Daryl Palumbo, vocalist of Glassjaw and Head Automatica, Ben Koller, drummer for Converge, Jonah Bayer, guitarist of Lovekill, and Eric Cooper, bassist of Made Out of Babies. Live interpretations ...

The Big 4: Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax on the Big Screen!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Review: The Big 4 Movie: Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax on the Big Screen! By Larry West I was a teenager again. In 2002, I was an oddity in my high school. I, unlike 99% of the other students, listened to metal. Not only that, but I was still just getting into the genre. By the time I graduated, I had gone from listing to Winger’s Seventeen, to listening to Slayer’s Reign in Blood. That was truly a magical time, and I had one simple vision of all these guys just getting together and playing at each others' shows. This was already occuring to some regard; Anthrax let Metallica share its ...

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 ...