Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Rise Records announced earlier today the signing of seminal West Coat hardcore punk band, 7 Seconds.
Here is the official statement from Rise Records:
Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary hardcore band 7 Seconds to its family of artists. Forming in Reno, NV in January 1980, 7 Seconds was the originator of the West Coast Hardcore sound that influenced just about every hardcore band including; Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits and modern day bands like Title Fight and American Nightmare. It is safe to say the band helped start the “Youth Crew” sound. Releasing an EP called Walk Together, Rock Together in 1985 officially put ...
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
If you were putting the Summer of 2013 into Seinfeldian terms, you may want to consider referring to it as The Summer of Night Birds. Nearly two years after the release of their cult-classic debut LP The Other Side of Darkness, Grave Mistake Records (US) and Taken By Surprise Records (Europe) will deliver Night Birds' second full-length, Born to Die in Suburbia on July 9th. On it, Night Birds have outdone themselves once again - honing their style on Born to Die in Suburbia, delivering 14 tracks of scintillating hardcore punk - refashioning the dark overtones and surfy inflections of early '80s Cali punk for a ...
Monday, May 20th, 2013
Brutal Truth have announced a run of summer and fall European festival appearances and tour dates. Kicking off July 24th at Metal Camp in Slovenia, the grind veterans will perform a string of 10 dates before heading back in September for another run. A complete listing of dates is included below with more to be announced shortly.
Brutal Truth released their last full-length End Time in 2011 to immense critical acclaim. That album along with numerous other Brutal Truth releases is available for streaming via their Bandcamp page. The band also recently remixed a track from End Time featuring numerous ...
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Earth Crisis are launching the Firestorm 20th Anniversary Tour in Philadelphia on July 12th at Underground Arts. Earth Crisis will be performing their pivotal Firestorm EP in full with other choice and rare selections.
East Coast dates will see appearances by Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows, with West Coast appearances by Lionheart and Harness.
Earth Crisis Firestorm Anniversary Tour w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows
7/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
7/13 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
7/14 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Earth Crisis Firestorm Anniversary Tour w/ Lionheart, Harness
8/15 Tempe, AZ @ Pubrock/Chasers
8/16 Tijuana, MEX @ You ...
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Recently reunited hardcore faction Left For Dead, having last year played their first show in many years, has not only confirmed more upcoming live appearances, but will also be releasing new material for the first time in nearly two decades.
In their brief but brutal two year existence, Hamilton, Ontario-based Left For Dead would prove to bear one of the most aptly-chosen monikers ever, the hatred and energy of their live shows and string of iconic ‘90s punk/hardcore releases still to this day considered legendarily heavy in some circles. Raging with unrest and revenge upon political and governmental bodies as well as meaningless and apathetic members of society in general, ...
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Melbourne, Australia-based Kromosom is en-route to invade the U.S. once again, as their Nuclear Reich 2013 tour commences this week.
Beginning in Boston this Friday, May 17th, Kromosom will romp down the East Coast alongside Nomad for ten shows, including a stop at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, then continuing south through New Orleans. Then Nomad drops off the tour and Frenzy comes on board with Kromosom for an additional eight dates of rampaging live action, kicking off with two shows at this year’s Chaos In Tejas in Austin, the tour then wrapping clockwise up the West Coast.
This week Cvlt Nation posted a new Sonic Cathedrals ...
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Deafheaven Announce US Headlining Tour in June and July
San Francisco's Deafheaven are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated second full-length album, Sunbather, on June 11th. The band returns from a European tour this week, and will play a few West Coast shows with Boris later this month before they gear up for a full U.S. run in June and July with Marriages in tow. Check out the official post from Invisible Oranges or see the tour dates listed below.
Sunbather, recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore), deals with the profound sadness ...
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
New Defeater album, Letters Home, coming in July on Bridge Nine Records as US Tour dates are announced.
A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, Massachusetts' Defeater recently wrapped recording their third full-length album, Letters Home, which is their absolute best work yet. These ten new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in post-WWII America. Letters Home revolves around the father of two brothers that listeners were introduced to in two of Defeater's prior releases (Travels and most recently Empty Days & Sleepless Nights), ...
Monday, May 13th, 2013
NJ's jazz-inspired punk metallers, Dillinger Escape Plan, are streaming their latest LP, One Of Us Is The Killer, in its entirety now at Pitchfork before the album officially drops this Tuesday (May 15th) via the band’s new home Sumerian Recordings and DEP’s own label imprint, Party Smasher Inc.
Dillinger Escape Plan On Tour 2013
2013 May 14 US Boulder CO Fox Theatre w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder
2013 May 16 US Caldwell ID The Venue w/ The Faceless, Royal Thunder
2013 May 18 US Sacramento CA Ace of Spades w/ The Faceless, Royal ...
Friday, May 10th, 2013
We are very excited to announce Earsplit PR as an official sponsor of our massive PAWS drive as the Homeward Bound Art Benefit Launches tonight at Grindcore House in Philadelphia!
Earsplit PR just released the following:
This June, Philadelphia-based music/arts webzine Blow The Scene is co-hosting a massive benefit drive including both an underground art show and killer music fest to aid in funding a no-kill animal shelter and rescue for P.A.W.S (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).
Blow The Scene editor-in-chief Joshua T. Cohen and Richard Stockton College art professor Ryann Casey have teamed up to host both the Homeward Bounds Art Benefit Show as well as ...
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Touche Amore entered the studio this week with producer Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins, mewithoutYou, etc) to record their third album. Check out a teaser video of Touche Amore in the studio, directed by Ryan Aylsworth, below.
The album will be released later this Fall on Deathwish. More information coming soon.
Photo by BTS Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
As I Lay Dying singer and frontman Tim Lambesis has been arrested in murder-for-hire plot sting by police today in Los Angeles reports Reuters.
(Reuters) - Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.
Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help from the detective, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Police had previously learned Lambesis was ...
Monday, May 6th, 2013
Young And In The Way are a blackened metal/crust hybrid from the shadows of North Carolina. Over the last three years, Young And In The Way have evolved through multiple releases from vicious monster to multi-headed beast. With each offering melding a vicious metal speed and hypnotic atmospherics with a bleak hardcore/punk spirit.
Soon, Young And In The Way will be releasing their latest full length When Life Comes to Death on Deathwish.
More news on this highly anticipated releases will be posted soon.
Listen to YAITW "Psychopathy" taken from their recent Split 7"EP w/ Withdrawal below....
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
It's that time of year in Philadelphia- The world-renowned celebration of all things hardcore music, This Is Hardcore Fest, (running August 8th through 11th at The Electric Factory) has just dropped 2013's band breakdown. The announcement came earlier this afternoon via TIHC founder Joe Hardcore McKay and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking team. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Thursday August 8Kid Dynamite
Black Train JackBoy Sets FireCold World
Suburban ScumStick TogetherTruthFriday August 9Modern Life Is War
PanicTragedyBaneRotting OutXibalba Incendiary EnablerRock BottomSaturday August 10
RingwormKilling TimeNailsRival MobDefeaterWisdom In ChainsMindsetMaximum PenaltyAbsolutionTurnstileWorld War 4BewareThings We SayCaught In A CrowdAugust 11 SundayGwarSick Of It AllTrapped Under IceSuicide FileNegative ...
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Founding member of Slayer, and Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Hanneman, died earlier today of liver failure in Southern California.
He was 49.
The band released the following statement via Slayer.net;
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Billboard has reported;
Born in Oakland, Calif., and a devoted Raiders fan, Hanneman was raised primarily in Long Beach and became fascinated ...
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Deafheaven have just dropped the first song from the forthcoming new album Sunbather, titled "Dream House", now on NPR.org.
Sunbather, recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore), deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection, serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism.
With opener "Dream House", George Clarke's tortured vocals familiarly intertwine with Kerry McCoy's hypnotic guitar work before crashing into a wash of post-everything melody. This leads to the moving instrumental "Irresistible", a track that carries a ...
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Palms, the Los-Angeles based band featuring members of ISIS and Chino Moreno of Deftones, premiere “Patagonia,” a song from the upcoming self-titled debut (June 25, Ipecac) via Pitchfork.
The quartet have also announced their first tour dates: a four-date west coast run this July with stops in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco:
July 10 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
July 11 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
July 12 ...
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Announcement from media sponsor ALARM Magazine:
Sound & Fury Fest (presented by No Sleep Records) was slated to take place on July 26th-28th in Santa Barbara, CA. In its eighth year of existence, the festival, due to unforeseen circumstances, has been cancelled.
Here's an official statement from the festival organizers:
We are sorry to bring you this unfortunate news but the 2013 edition of the Sound and Fury festival is cancelled.
We apologize to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for having to do this, but it was unavoidable.
In order to quell speculation, you ...
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Pittsburgh's Code Orange Kids are streaming a new song "VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)" taken from a forthcoming 4-way split 7" with Tigers Jaw, Self Defense Family, and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.
Pre-orders are vailable at Topshelf Records
Top photo by BTS Photographer Anne Spina taken at This is Hardcore Fest 2012
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Boston thrashers Ramming Speed, who are currently touring alongside Goatwhore and 3 Inches of Blood, will release their Prosthetic Records debut, Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die, in North America on June 25. More details on the album, recorded with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Converge, Kvelertak) at GodCity Studios, will be released shortly.
Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die's track listing is as follows:
1. Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die
2. Anticipating Failure
3. Grinding Dissent
4. Gorgon's Eye
5. Cretins and Cowards
6. Anthems of Despair (Summer Jam)
8. Minisitry of Truth
9. The Rhetoric of Hate and Other Examples of Wildly Unchecked ...
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Through their barrage of whiplashing metallic hate, psycho-drone feedback holes, and wall noise-drenched pedal attacks a noxious brew of Converge, Cursed and Pageninetynine gone the ways of Bastard Noise, early Napalm Death and Discordance Axis, Full of Hell’s second LP Rudiments Of Mutilation proves to be the highly-active band’s most debilitating material to date. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Old, Phantomsmasher), Rudiments Of Mutilation captures the incredible conviction the young crew culminate live, catapulting their energetic hatesurge into the audience and inspiring all-out melees amongst the humans.
As Full of Hell prepares to slam through the Northeast U.S. on a new ...
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
The undisputed kings of grindcore Pig Destroyer have announced select European shows for this coming May and June. A complete list of dates including European Festival appearances can be found below.
Additionally Pig Destroyer will be taking part in this year's Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23rd - 26th. The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17th. Pig Destroyer will be performing alongside GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more.
Pig Destroyer released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. ...
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Savannah, GA's Black Tusk have completed recording their upcoming EP which is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Today Black Tusk has revealed the EP's title as Tend No Wounds. More information including artwork and tracklisting will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The band is getting ready to hit the road with Kvelertak and Cancer Bats.
Black Tusk latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full below. The album is available for ...
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Stephen Brodsky, best known as the vocalist and guitar player of the critically-praised band Cave In, but an accomplished songwriter in his own right, has teamed up with Little Black Cloud Records to release his first batch of solo material since 2009. Titled Hit or Mystery, the 8 song EP was released today to critical acclaim everywhere from Noisey to BrooklynVegan to Alarm Magazine. The limited edition first pressing on two-toned vinyl with an embossed, full color jacket has already almost sold out in pre-sale, a small quantity are left and can be ordered directly from Little Black ...