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Cult Leader Tour En Route To Record LP With Kurt Ballou at God City Studios in March

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
CULT LEADER US TOUR - 2015 Salt Lake City's Cult Leader is a band that needs little introduction. After the early 2013 dissolution of their prior band, metallic hardcore mainstays Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form a brand new beast: Cult Leader. Cult Leader released their debut, Nothing For Us Here, last April via Deathwish Inc. Now, the band will head to Salem, MA to record new tracks with Kurt Ballou at God City Studios once again, that will become their yet-to-be-titled sophomore full-length, due later this ...

XIBALBA: New Single Premiere & Tour Dates Announced

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
[caption id="attachment_54155" align="alignnone" width="590"]Xibalba - This Is Hardcore 2014 Xibalba - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Photo by Anne Spina[/caption] Pomona, California's Xibalba has unchained the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album's third track, "Invierno," now playing at Noisey. Bearing an impressive arsenal of recordings amassed since 2010, including notable splits, EPs, demos and two prior LPs, each chapter of Xibalba's recorded bloodline to date has seen the band expand upon their dense, hateful sound, and their third LP, Tierra Y Libertad, proves to follow this ominous path. With some of the band's most savage death metal-fueled hardcore and ...

Trap Them join Converge, Harm’s Way, YAITW for DeathWish 2015 European Tour

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
trap-them-european-tour-2015 Monochromatic 'punk of death' practitioners, Trap Them will join Converge, Harm's Way, and Young And In The Way for a spat of European tour dates in May and June of 2015 as part of Deathwish Fest Europe. The first round of confirmed dates are listed below: DW FEST EUROPE CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, HARMS WAY, YOUNG AND IN THE WAY 05/30: London, UK @ ULU (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 05/31: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/01: Paris, France @ Trabendo (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/02: Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap ...

Young Widows Announce 2015 US Tour Dates

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
young-widows-2015-tour-dates Young Widows, have announced a handful of March tour dates in support of their latest album, Easy Pain. The trio's fourth full-length album, via Temporary Residence Ltd., an impossibly dense tangle of bracing post-punk intensity and darkened noise rock hues, was hailed as "a winning slew of dark, whiskey-soaked Kentucky" by Under the Radar upon its release. Long renowned for the visceral live engagements, the tour is not one to miss. Experimental singer-songwriter Shannon Wright will provide main support on all dates; the tour will also be joined by New York's The Austerity Program, whose latest Beyond Calculation, was recently named of Rolling Stone's #12 metal album ...

Mutoid Man launch East Coasts dates w/ Russian Circles this week before recording at God City Studios w/ Kurt Ballou

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
mutoid man band 2014 Mutoid Man, the relatively new trio of Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) on guitar and vocals, Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) on drums and Nick Cageao on bass, will kick off a string of East Coast dates as direct support for new Sargent House label mates Russian Circles Tuesday, December 9th in Hamden, CT. Mutoid Man were tapped to play this short run of Tenth Anniversary of Russian Circles shows but will also play their own headline date on December 13th in Chapel Hill, NC. Check out the full tour routing below. Following these shows, in January 2015, Mutoid Man ...

King Parrot joins Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl’ast for US Tour in December

Friday, November 28th, 2014
punk rock but kinda not tour 2014 Australian thrash grind misfits, King Parrot, will return to the road later this week for a final run of live assaults on North America supporting Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl'ast. Set to commence November 29th in New Orleans, the tour will steamroll through nearly two dozen cities, with the final performance taking place December 21st in Houston. King Parrot continues to tour in support of their Bite Your Head Off full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. Championed for its "ceaseless brutality," by Ghost Cult and dubbed "aggressive as fuck," by Headbang Or GTFO, the record was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood ...

Hollow Earth release new LP and continue full US Tour

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
hollow-earth Michigan's metallic doom purveyors, Hollow Earth are dropping new LP, Silent Graves, today via Panic Records with new track streaming now via Decibel Magazine. Hollow Earth has offered up "The Reclamation," the opening track off its new album, Silent Graves is streaming exclusively courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

As Decibel's Shawn Macomber puts it: "If you're looking for some doom-y metallic hardcore nastiness, rising Michigan badasses Hollow Earth are here to oblige." Silent Graves is out today on Panic Records, the label founded by Timm McIntosh of Seattle hardcore royalty Trial. Silent Graves was produced ...

Hierophant Announces European Tour Dates for Winter

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
hirophant-tour-2014-2015 Italy's Hierophant will be touring the greater part of Europe throughout December, January and February in support of their forthcoming new album, Peste, which will be available 11/25/14 from Bridge Nine. The band recently premiered a new track from the album, "Inganno", on CVLTNation.com. Peste by Hierophant Peste is the follow-up to 2013's acclaimed Great Mother : Holy Monster LP which was called "a searing brand of no-holds-barred dark hardcore" by Big Cheese Magazine. It was hard to fathom Italy's Hierophant harnessing the potential to ...

Napalm Death Tour North America January 2015 w/ Voivod, Iron Reagan, Ringworm and more

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
napalm-death-band Napalm Death and VOIVOD will join forces at the end of January for a North American Tour aptly titled THROUGH SPACE AND GRIND. Napalm Death are set to release, Apex Predator - Easy Meat on January 27 right after they return from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise and the night THROUGH SPACE AND GRIND starts. They band had this to say: "As a celebration of both the unconventional and more straight-out methods of musical attack, I think this tour line-up really hits home. To think that 30 years ago I was marveling at the savage eccentricities of 'War and Pain' and now I'm sharing ...

Pallbearer on Tour in North America now through December

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Pallbearer In support of their newly released album Foundations Of Burden, Little Rock AR's Pallbearer are currently out on the road in North America with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar in tow. Check out the full tour routing below. Formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, AR. A year after their formation, the band released their first three-song demo (with guitarist Devin Holt), which garnered well-deserved attention. Pallbearer went on to release Sorrow & Extinction in early 2012 on well-respected Canadian indie label Profound Lore, and instantly made waves among listeners and ...

Full Stream Of New Old Lines LP No Child Left Behind

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Old Lines band One of favorite modern crust acts, Baltimore's Old Lines are preparing to release their debut LP, No Child Left Behind, tomorrow for No Sleep Records. This effort comes following the caustic EP, If You See Something, Say Something released on Reptilian Records last year. The mighty Decibel Magazine is currently offering a full stream of the LP, which you can sample below, as Old Lines gears up for full US Tour. Old Lines 2014 ...

No Machine (feat Billy Rymer of Dillinger Escape Plan) offers debut EP at pay what you want

Monday, October 13th, 2014
no machine band No Machine, a new 3-piece alt-metal project featuring Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer, have just offered up a debut EP via the band's website for pay what you want, including $0.00. Free No Machine EP Download.

Maryland Deathfest 2015 Line-Up features Amorphis, Nalpalm Death, Wolfbrigade, More

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
maryland-deathfest-2015 The ever-impressive, annual metal bash, Maryland Deathfest has solidified the majority of the 2015 line-up. As in years past, the 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest promises to be one for books with bands making the journey from all corners of the globe. Current line-up posted below. Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Rams Head Live Bevar Sea Conan Iron Man Jex Thoth Mantar Primitive Man Ufomammut YOB Baltimore Soundstage Ciborium Devourment Internal Bleeding Mortal Decay Origin Skinless Fri May 22, 2015 Edison Lot Artificial Brain Aura Noir Bloodbath Cianide Funebrarum Lock Up Master Obituary Suffocation Vallenfyre Rams Head Live Aeternus Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Vattnet Viskar Baltimore Soundstage Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation Ghoul Homewrecker Napalm Death Noisear Noxa Splatterhouse Suffering Mind Triac Sat May 23, 2015 Edison Lot Arcturus Bulldozer Einherjer Fulgora Metal Church Morpheus Descends Razor Serpentine Path Sodom Triptykon Twilight of the Gods Vulcano Rams Head Live Adversarial Demoncy Dragged into Sunlight Tsjuder Baltimore Soundstage Agoraphobic Nosebleed Antigama Backslider Cephalic Carnage Chainsaw to the Face Engorged Full of Hell Inter Arma Lycanthrophy Martyrdöd P.L.F Wolfbrigade Sun May 24, 2015...

United Nations Kick Off West Coast US Tour in November

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
United Nations United Nations, the searing screamo/powerviolence quintet composed of Geoff Rickley (formerly of Thursday) and a pseudo-anonymous cadre of musicians sourced from Thursday, Pianos Become The Teeth, Acid Tiger, and The Lovekill, have announced a west coast tour in continued support of their critically adored sophomore effort The Next Four Years (released in July via Temporary Residence Ltd.). Joining the group is LA-based post-hardcore quartet Silver Snakes and nihilistic punks Sick Feeling. Aside from the praise lavished on the album from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, Noisey, etc. the live iteration of the band is renowned for seismic, impassioned performances, breathing new ...

Today Is The Day: Full Animal Mother LP Stream; US Tour With Lord Mantis Underway

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
animal mother LP As Today Is The Day begins their exhausting, widespread tour schedule in support of the act's tenth LP, Animal Mother, now just days from release through Southern Lord Recordings, the entire dynamic and demoralizing album is now playing courtesy of the longtime TITD supporters at Lambgoat. "For the few of you that haven't heard TITD at some point, you've most certainly heard something just one step away" issues Lambgoat with the Animal Mother stream, continuing, "Do you like Converge? Austin produced their When Forever Comes Crashing album. How about Lamb Of God? Austin produced New American Gospel. What ...

Cattle Decapitation to debut new song at The Housecore Horror Film Festival

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
housecore-horror-fest Cattle Decapitation will be performing a brand new song off their upcoming 2015 Metal Blade release at the mid day show of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The show will be at Midway's on Friday, 10/24 with Unearth, Brian Posehn, Origin, fellow San Diegan and friend Author & Punisher, and Evil United! The band is looking forward to debuting new material for the festival crowd. Later that same evening, Cattle Decapitation's vocalist Travis Ryan will be performing vocals with Wizards of Gore (the legendary gore thrash act Rigor Mortis under a different ...

Yautja Launch New North American Tour Dates

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
yautja-no-brainer-tour Resting for brief intervals in between attacks, Nashville's wicked trio, Yautja, has been touring steadily for nearly the past year in support of their debut LP, Songs Of Descent, released in February of this year via Forcefield Records. Following Yautja's most recent Eastern US trek this Summer to Southern Darkness Fest and beyond, this week the band takes back to the streets on another brutal haul. The mayhem begins tomorrow, Friday, October 10th, in the band's hometown, then crushes straight up through the Midwest, into Canada for three nights, then back into the US and down the East Coast over the next three weeks. With seventeen gigs confirmed, more shows are ...

Inter Arma: Streaming The Cavern in Full & Confirm New Shows

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
inter-arma-the-cavern Richmond, VA genre-destroying metallers Inter Arma are streaming their entire 45+ minute, single song EP entitled The Cavern via Pitchfork. Originally written during the summer of 2009, but reworked and perfected over the last few years, The Cavern was recorded last year during breaks from the relentless touring the band did with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles, Ulcerate and numerous others. The recording was captured with producer Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Madison, TN, the same surroundings and setup that captured last year's monolithic Sky Burial LP. Shifting from Americana laced extreme metal to doom to stoner rock to prog all ...

Philly Zombie Prom In Photos

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
2014 Zombie Prom-band-022 Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer, Dante Torrieri was invited to the 9th Annual Zombie Prom at Philly's Trocadero Theatre. The event featured performances by Dave Ghoul and DJ Kiltboy on ground level while The Mighty Mike Saga played the Troc Balcony. Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves rounded out the evening with live performances. With Halloween approaching right around the corner, we figured we'd unleash these fun photos taken throughout the evening. Without further ado, enjoy a fresh batch of photos by Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging) ...

Pyrrhon: Release New Music Video & North American Tour Starts Today

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
pyrrhon New York experimental death metal strategists, Pyrrhon, have unveiled the official video for "Sleeper Agent." The seizure-inducing new clip was directed by David Hall (Brutal Truth, Fuck The Facts) and comes by way of the band's Ryan Jones - (Mutilation Rites) produced The Mother Of Virtues full-length, released via Relapse Records earlier this year. And if you missed it, the quartet recently unleashed a play-through video for the track "Balkanized" via Gear Gods. Pyrrhon's latest work of cinematic psychosis comes on the heels of their upcoming North American rash of live takeovers alongside ...

EARTH: Entire New Album Streaming & US Tour Underway

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
earth-primitive-and-deadly Following months of buildup to the release of the Seattle outfit's newest works, this week, Primitive And Deadly, the immense tenth album from Earth, is officially available to the public worldwide. Additionally, having already toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe in advance of the LP's release, the band embarks on their newest venture this week, bringing the album to American fans in conjunction with the release of the new album. The New York Times reviews Primitive And Deadly, issuing in part, "Now, EARTH is reconciling its two moods, rugged and contemplative, and doing something it hasn't done since 1996: hire vocalists. Mark Lanegan, once of ...