Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
This past Valentine's Day, Blow The Scene's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri and wife, Vanessa, scouted an Earth performance while visiting Europe. Having just arrived from a 7-hour flight and subsequent 4-hour train ride to the second largest Danish city, Arhus- The pair would eventually arrive at the beautiful Voxhall venue. Chock full of sweaty Danes, Dante described the events saying, "We caught the full set of Black Spirituals who I would describe as moody and mellow post-rock. The modestly full club sounded good and the band had the fans bobbing their heads and tapping their toes.'
Tinymixtapes hailed the duo's latest effort, Of Deconstruction, saying "By ...
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
LA rippers, Obliterations, have announced the band's next bout of live actions with an eleven-city stomp through the eastern portions of the continent next month.
While their Poison Everything debut LP was out crushing skulls within the underground and mainstream media worldwide surrounding its release in October, the band hit the road heavy throughout the West Coast of North America and Southeastern US throughout the year, including a punishing West Coast Southern Lord Fall Tour also including Baptists and Torch Runner.
Obliterations will continue to expand their damage eastward, touring from February 12th through 21st, the ...
Friday, January 2nd, 2015
[caption id="attachment_54155" align="alignnone" width="590"] 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 ...
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Stoner metal titans, Sleep recently lit up Philly's Union Transfer venue with psyche-doom rockers Windhand in tow. BTS's Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri was on hand to to capture the show in photos for our viewing pleasure.
Prior to this stint of live dates- Sleep returned with their first official release in over a decade, premiering "The Clarity" on Adult Swim Singles in July. The ten-minute song can be streamed in full below the fold.
In 2012 Southern Lord Recordings were bestowed the honor of releasing Sleep's legendary Dopesmoker album and fans’ and critics’ response was overwhelmingly positive. Dopesmoker stands as one of the ...
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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 ...
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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 ...
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Vancouver's Baptists recently completed work on their second full-length album, the follow-up to their 2013 debut Bushcraft. Entitled Bloodmines, the new album was recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts with with Kurt Ballou and will be released via Southern Lord worldwide in September.
Like its predecessor, Bloodmines is a fast, exhilarating album of rage, oozing with genuine raw emotion and punk rock fury. Shards of feedback make way for fast powerful riffs and savage vocals, whilst explosive drumming pumps blood around the band's beating heart. On album tracks like "Vistas", "Calling" and the title track, "Bloodmines", the pace changes, revealing powerful, almost ...
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Martyrdöd has completed recording their new album, Elddop, at Studio Fredman, the follow up to the powerful declaration of political rage that was their 2012-released Southern Lord debut, Paranoia.
The band's fifth LP is the most emotionally intrusive record from the Swedish four-piece yet. Relentlessly forcing its way into the most obscure corners of the human mind, Elddop challenges the darkness by way of confronting it, and thus already pierces its way through the black, towards spiritual release. The daring 14 song record allows Martyrdöd to elaborate on some of the musical themes and influences that have long characterized their sound. Securely placed in traditional Swedish hardcore punk such ...
Friday, May 16th, 2014
Renowned genre-bending instrumental outfit, Pelican are launching US tour actions today featuring stops alongside an eclectic mix of bands including Tombs and Nothing. Tour dates are featured below in full. But first- We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Pelican drummer, Larry Herweg for some insight into the making of the band’s latest LP, Forever Becoming, that was released last year via Southern Lord Recordings.
Critics and fans hailed Forever Becoming as the effort comes more than four years following the band's previous full-length, 2009’s What We All Come To Need. The new full-length was crafted during a transitional period ...
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Having been on the road relentlessly all year, Texas crossover outfit, Power Trip, continues to announce new live actions, with a new round of tour dates now confirmed for the months ahead.
For over one year straight, since the weeks preceding the release of their mid-2013-released Southern Lord debut, Manifest Decimation, Power Trip has inundated the masses on a nearly nonstop road warrior mission, conquering stages, razing venues, and throwing their rabid audiences into vicious mosh melees at their every appearance. Their diehard tactics have seen the band on countless regional, national and international tour routings, with dominating sets at festivals including South By Southwest, the ...
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Mutilation Rites, Black Breath, Yautja, and Theories will play a string of East Coast dates around the annual metal bash of metal bashes- The Maryland Deathfest.
Full list of dates below:
05/21 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (Black Breath only)
05/24 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
5/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
05/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Undergound
05/27 Cambridge, MA – Sinclair
05/28 New York, NY – Santos Party House
05/29 Cleveland, OH – Foundry
05/30 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
05/31 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Sweden's d-beat crust purveyors, Martyrdöd, have once again entered the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) to record their fifth full-length, entitled Elddop. The follow-up to 2012's Paranoia LP will, as with its predecessor, be released via Southern Lord. Additional details on Elddop will be announced upon the completion of the recording sessions in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Martyrdöd has been invited to provide support for Converge's recently announced European tour this August, also joined by Okkultokrati. Stand by for additional live and tour actions to be confirmed in the months ahead.
Made up of some of crust's top combatants, including members of Acursed, Agrimonia, ...
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
The second installment of the annual Keystone Hardcore Jam launched into a blistering day 1 at Reading's Reverb venue with headliners Comeback Kid supported by a varied cast of talents hailing from all corners of the continent as Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, Manipulate, and Time Bomb collectively put in one for the books.
The Keystone Hardcore Jam II proved to be a perfect launch pad for Comeback Kid's latest and fifth overall full-length, Die Knowing, that officially hit streets via longtime label Victory Records just a few days following their heartfelt headlining performance. Now over decade strong, Die Knowing is pulling ...
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Following a few months off the grid after an action-packed first half of 2013, Vancouver's Baptists, announce their return to the front lines in 2014.
With a rabid, off-kilter and totally decimating style of punk-fueled hardcore rage, Baptists mostly broke onto the scene with their Bushcraft LP, released in February 2013 via Southern Lord, who also dropped the band's self-titled debut 7" the prior year. The band's potent delivery and intense live show, amidst widespread touring of the Western half of North America through much of the year saw them gaining fans of labelmates Black Breath, Dead In The Dirt, All Pigs Must Die ...
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
California tyrants, Nails, confirm a new set of West Coast shows in a headlining run at the beginning of May.
This new five-date Nails bombing run will see Oxnard's hardcore/crust warriors headlining all dates, with support from Seattle powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, Olympia's putrid death metal horde, Bone Sickness, and Southern Cali-based death act, Skinfather. The tour begins May 1st in Los Angeles, the bill also including Nausea, rolls into Santa Ana on the 2nd with Violent Reaction and The Flex, then into San Francisco and Portland before closing down in Seattle with Gag on May 5th. Tickets for all shows are ...
Monday, January 27th, 2014
Texas purveyors of thrashy hardcore, and Southern Lord recording artists, Power Trip ripped through Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue along with Cross Check, Rock Bottom, Freedom, Heathen Reign, and Strength For A Reason for an evening of unrelenting hardcore provided by Philly Hardcore Shows booking group.
Headliners included the PA hardcore staples in Strength For A Reason, who are currently supporting their latest LP, Through Cold Eyes which was released earlier in 2013 and has seen ...
Monday, October 7th, 2013
Following last year's resurrection of Darby Crash Rides Again and The Fatal Erection Years, Southern Lord is preparing to deliver the latest release in a series of reissues from Poison Idea's potent catalog, with an expanded edition of the band's 1986 LP, Kings of Punk.
An unmistakable rager of an album by the Portland hardcore berzerkers, on their second full-length Poison Idea had begun tightening their blazing nailbomb eruptions of noise of their earliest material reflected, and where they really began developing what would become their signature ...
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Southern Lord brings forth a split album release from two of the heaviest sludge bands in existence. Coffins from Tokyo, Japan churn out some of the filthiest, nastiest noise this year, while Oakland, California's sludge pioneers Noothgrush crawl from the grave to teach us a lesson in joylessness. Featuring artwork by Josh Graham, this utterly oppressive slab of crushing doom shall be officially released on 12" via Southern Lord in North America on November 26th.
Noothgrush return with their first new material since they reformed in 2011, and the disdain, the disgust... It hasn't faded one bit. Their gruesome sludge is rooted in the real life, in the ...
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
August 28th at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie venue will surely go down as one of the the raddest, gnarliest, and bloodiest shows of 2013 as seminal punk outfit Poison Idea tore through with Eat The Turnbuckle, Occultist, The Repellers, The Brood, and Dick Move in tow. And with that said, this exclusive gallery is definitely not for the faint of heart and be advised kids- Do not attempt to perform or recreate the events photographed below in any manner. The boys of Eat The Turnbuckle combine wrestling themes with Ex members of Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza. Need we say more?
For those just tuning in, ...
Monday, September 9th, 2013
We are pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers from around the World an exclusive interview with guitarist/vocalist Blake Connally of scorching Atlanta 3-piece, Dead The In Dirt. This vegan straightedge band's debut LP on Southern Lord Recordings, The Blind Hole has brought down tidal waves of sonic annihilation on fans that will see the album rest comfortably with best best extreme efforts of 2013.
In this new interview, Blake is kind enough to bring us up-to-speed to on the writing and recording process behind the new record, vegan hotspots on tour, staying socially active, new musical toys from the recording sessions, and so much more.
Friday, August 30th, 2013
With the release of their debut LP, Taedium Vitae, still fresh -- the album unleashed via Southern Lord on August 6th -- West Palm Beach, Florida's dissonant hardcore/punk outfit Centuries this week confirm a pending month-long U.S. tour. Centuries will embark on the newly confirmed twenty-eight city assault in Gainesville on September 17th and tackle the first four shows alone as they travel north. They'll then link up with Pittsburgh-based Pray For Teeth in their hometown and both acts will forge on for the next two dozen shows together. Stay tuned as the final unconfirmed venues are locked over the coming days.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Following a short break after several stateside tours this year, including a hefty excursion with Raw Power, Wisconsin crust brigade Wartorn will take their caravan back to the highways this week.
After a double-show kickoff in their hometown of Appleton this Friday, August 2nd Wartorn will make an eastward trek to Chicago to take part in the three-day Clit Fest alongside twenty or more underground bands, activism/rights workshop and more. They’ll then plow westward to rendezvous with Opposition Rising and hardcore legends MDC for a West Coast tour, including the two-day The Power Of The Riff in LA with The ...
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
The Secret has unfurled a new video from their 2012-released Agnus Dei LP this week. Directed and edited by Rasmus G. Sejersen from live footage he filmed at the nihilistic Italian crew’s crushing show in Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark last year, the video for "May God Damn All Of Us" artistically authenticates the band’s brutalizing live intensity.
"May God Damn All Of Us" indeed... witness it below.
In January, The Secret also released a visual companion for the track "Seven Billion Graves," also from Agnus Dei, viewable ...
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
The first ever Blow The Scene Fest took place in Philadelphia on June 29th at the Broad Street Ministry, featuring performances by leading underground talents Dropdead, Iron Reagan, Dead In The Dirt, Masakari, Heartless, Backslider, Less Life, and Dying. Blow The Fest 2013 was dubbed "Artists For Animals" as this event along with its simultaneous art exhibit and benefit drive "Homeward Bound," all benefiting P.A.W.S. (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).
Apart from the stellar lineup of performers, Blow The Scene Fest 2013 also featured tabling exhibits by P.A.W.S., Wooden Shoe anarchist bookstore, BTS Photographer Dante ...