Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Bass-master extraordinaire Les Claypool and his legendary prog band Primus, have just announced show dates for the 2nd Annual Oddity Faire kicking off September 14, 2010. Claypool stated in a 2009 a press release that Oddity Faire, "Dwelled outside the box and broke beyond the parameters set by the safe pallet of the mainstream...Having trod the stages of such events as Lollapalooza, Woodstock ’94, Reading, Bonnaroo, etc., I’ve come to realize that there really hasn’t been an event that truly represented the type of creative individual that I am kin to.”
Performers rotate by region as this multifaceted event progressives through the tour, so be sure to check the line-up for your ...
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
When 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 ...
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
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 ...
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
In an interview with Exclaim!, Strike Anywhere discuss their departure from Fat Wreck Chords to Bridge Nine Records.
"It’s always reassuring to know that Richmond, VA’s Strike Anywhere are out there, playing their punk rock, defying the system, generally doing the same thing they’ve been doing for four albums and 11 years. Vocalist Thomas Barnett realizes the band play a very specific type of music, but feels they opened it up on their latest album, Iron Front, which they will be touring across Canada in support of as part of a North American tour.
“We know we play a genre, but we love it,” Barnett tells Exclaim! in a recent interview. “It’s what ...
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
What a rough week for metal. We're still recovering from the death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio and only a few days afterward, post-everything metal prophets Isis, announced their breakup.
“This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band,” reads Isis's blog. “Simply put, ISIS has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time ...
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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 ...
Monday, May 24th, 2010
We should have known better than to expect a "normal" album drop from new wave legends Devo, as they prepare to release their first new full-length album in 20 years! Earlier this month these quirky cats launched the Official Song Study where they gave listeners the chance to stream 16 unreleased tracks, of which, listeners could vote on the top 12 tracks he or she wanted to see make it on the album. Devo just posted a video response with the results.
Devo have dubbed the new album Something For Everybody, which is slated to hit the streets June 15 on Warner Bros. Records.
Sunday, May 23rd, 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 ...
Friday, May 21st, 2010
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.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
RIP Ronnie James Dio
By Staff Writer Adam Rauf
To metal maniacs, Ronnie James Dio [or just known as Dio to his fans] was one of the most important figures in metal. His stage presence was of a man several times bigger than his 5’4 height, and he’s often considered the father of the original “metal horns.”
The man has been in countless bands, and is often copied and cited as an influence for young and old alike. Ronnie’s career spanned approximately six decades, which is far more than most musicians these days, especially in the metal genre. But the man was recording albums as most recently as 2009, and still winning awards to ...
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Cleveland Hardcore Legends Integrity are dropping a new full length May 25! Now 20yrs deep in the game, with releases that have changed the coarse of metal and hardcore fusion forever; Integrity are releasing "The Blackest Curse." on an unsuspecting public through Deathwishinc.
"Integrity have been surrounded by myth, controversy, and legend for much of their almost 20 year existence. Along with fellow Cleveland monsters Ringworm, they are responsible for laying the foundation for metallic hardcore as we know it. Not only dictating, but literally defining the wave of musical darkness that continuously influences those at the forefront of the aggressive music scene. You can hear their direct influence in bands like Rot In ...
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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!
Following Courtesy of Pendu's Facebook
Pendu presents: NY EYE & EAR FEST …a massive Annual Music ...
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 ...
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Courtesy of RockSound.tv
The hardcore legends talk exclusively to Rock Sound about everything from evolution to dick jokes. No, seriously...
"On… bands they admireDaryl: “I think the best heavy band in the world is fucking Converge. Every time I hear them or see them I’m like, ‘Fucking YES.’ Seeing somebody smash you is what makes you step up and get good. Not in a competitive way, but yes, every day I hear something that makes me want to go harder. We were listening to ‘State Of Euphoria’ the other night, the Anthrax record, fucking WAILING out. Dude, it’s one of the best records ever made. You put that record on and I don’t give a fuck if you’re Ulver ...
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Punk Island - One of the largest DIY Punk Fests on the planet has announced their initial line-up for 2010!!!
We at BlowtheScene.com will be following Punk Island this year! Stay tuned for all of the breaking news and interviews and news pieces on the organizers and some of the best acts participating this year!
More info at Punk Island Myspace