Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Finnish grindcore champs, Rotten Sound recently leveled Philly’s Barbary venue with comrades in Hellshock, Kromosom, Nomade and Wake with Blow The Scene on hand to deliver a dense set of photos for your viewing pleasure.
Rotten Sound frontman Keijo Niinimaa spent the better part of 2012 as fill-in singer for the late Mieszko Talarczyk of Nasum during the band’s farewell tour before recording and releasing a new EP on Relapse Records, Species At War in January, which we featured in our New Music Now column. Rotten Sound have taken grindcore to the heights ...
Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Weedeater and ASG have announced a four-week tour across the United States, kicking off on June 27 in Savannah, Ga. at The Jinx.
The tour comes as ASG celebrate their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release Blood Drive. The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart.
Blood Drive by ASG
Fellow North Carolinians, Weedeater recently performed at Maryland Death Fest and are currently featured in the premiere ...
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Atlanta’s ultimate killing machine Dead In The Dirt has completed work on The Blind Hole, the faction’s debut full-length recording, and will unload it upon the masses this Summer via Southern Lord.
As witnessed on the trio’s previous works, 2010’s Vold EP and first release for Southern Lord, 2011’s Fear 7”, as well through their vicious on-stage presence, Dead In The Dirt crushes everything in their path with a vehement and volatile crust/hardcore attack. Inspired by the scriptures of His Hero Is Gone, Left For Dead, Infest and Dropdead, the faction creates some ...
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column is back as we give you the quick and essential run down on 10 current hot releases from Heartless, Kylesa, Nails, Baptists, Deafheaven, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Full of Hell, Night Birds, Blood Ceremony, and newcomers Englemaker!
Album: Certain Death 7"
Record Label: Halo of Flies / Alerta Antifascista Records.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
FFO: Nasum, Full of Hell
"Certain Death is an incredibly heavy 7” that blends hardcore, metal, and grindcore in an astoundingly impressive way. This is music to destroy property to. The production value is there, ...
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Massachusetts-based All Pigs Must Die this week declares the details of their imminently destructive second LP pending release this Summer via Southern Lord.
After a stretch of silence since the Winter recording sessions of the anticipated follow-up to their enraged 2011-released God Is War, months of planning and plotting on every front of the All Pigs Must Die camp have gone into the creation of this quartet’s newest and most damaging new works yet; a ten-anthem declaration of disdain the band has dubbed Nothing Violates This Nature. While holding true to what the band is known for, on the new album APMD ...
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 ...
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Southern Lord will be releasing a special edition of Sleep's classic Dopesmoker album for 4/20 in limited cassette and LP format. SL issued the following statement regarding this latest pressing:
It has now been nearly 1 year since we were bestowed with the honor of releasing Sleeps’ classic album: Dopesmoker. After the smoke cleared we were completely blown away by the insane response/reaction to this album. It has given us all (band included) a great sense of pride that so many of you loved the album and your support has been GREATLY appreciated. The demand for this album has been overwhelming and because of that we have ...
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
The members of the Atlanta-based, crust-infused, grindcore trio Dead In The Dirt have completed the writing process for their pending debut LP, and are preparing to set up camp to harness their latest blast-laden auditory dissent in the coming days.
Dead In The Dirt will travel seven hundred miles north, set to record with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago the second week of April, armed with a barrage of new songs which will be delivered later in the year as their first full-length release, The Blind Hole. Following ...
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Following their 2011 album As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade and a rapturous response to their 2012 shows with the likes of Converge, Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche and Valient Thorr- A Storm Of Light will return this year with a brand new record via Southern Lord Recordings.
A Storm of Light's third album As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade was the band's heaviest and most dynamic release to date bringing together the ...
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Southern Lord Recordings welcomes young Florida hardcore act Centuries to the label’s ever-morphing extreme roster.
Busting out with an emotive punk-influenced style of hardcore with elements of explosive metalcore and morose d-beat persuasions, Centuries should appeal to fans of comparable Southern Lord acts like Baptists, Heartless and Nails, but their overall sound more akin to traditional modern hardcore acts than most any other on the label. Amidst releasing several demo and indie recordings, the band has toured stateside alongside Old Wounds, Pray For Teeth, Homestretch and more, and toured Europe in late 2012 with Poland’s Drip Of ...
Monday, February 18th, 2013
If crusty metal and d-beat punk fusions are your cup of tea, then we have something special for you today- A full stream of Wartorn’s latest full-length and Southern Lord debut, Iconic Nightmare, can be streamed exclusively below as the band prepares to embark on a Midwest tour in April and May.
With impassioned and politically influenced lyrics that sit on top of a barrage of meaty d-beat laden riffs and wailing bends, fans of His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, and Disfear should find some familiar sonic territory here. Having spent the better part of the last decade refining and strengthening their collective musical scores with releases through ...
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Italy’s most caustic metal/hardcore outfit The Secret has unleashed an official video for their nihilistic cry against humanity, "Seven Billion Graves." Directed by Shazzula Nebula, the video was released via Scion AV, and was posted first at Invisible Oranges, who sums it up quite well, stating: "There’s no story, no band members, and indeed, no humans present. Cameras roam the remains of dead civilizations or skitter over broken terrain. All is rendered in greys and blacks. It’s a grim vision, and a fair aesthetic match for The Secret’s stark metalcore. No rounded ...
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Nails, tyrants of the American underground, have triumphantly completed their second full-length Abandon All Life, due out Spring 2013 on Southern Lord.
Recorded at Godcity with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), these ten tracks of barbaric rage have no resemblance to the laughable, retro party metal that passes as extreme music in today's world. Instead, Nails carpet bombs the listener with their horrifying brand of death/grind/hardcore chaos; flawlessly blending shades of Suffocation, early Nasum, and Celtic Frost with their own sadistic aggression. With profound hatred, the howling war cry of Abandon All Life shows Nails as a band without equal ...
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Following their recent dirge at the year-end The Power Of The Riff event in Los Angeles with High On Fire, Sunn O))), Corrosion Of Conformity and more, Seattle’s Black Breath have confirmed a fat batch of new live actions for the Spring season.
This week Black Breath announces a full five-city Australian tour this April, set to systematically blaze Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne alongside I Exist. Just days after returning to the US the faction will cross the continent to perform at the fifteenth anniversary of the New England Metal & ...
Monday, January 14th, 2013
The Bay Area's indefinable practitioners of avant-garde black metal, Deafheaven, have announced the first in series of European Tour dates. The first dates are set for April 20th in Rouen and April 21st in Paris, where the band will link up with Italy's purveyors of punishing progressive crust, The Secret.
We'll be keeping an eye on these bands as more dates develop.
Deafheaven / The Secret Tour 2013
20.04.13 - Rouen - 106
21.04.13 - Paris - la fleche d'or...
Monday, December 10th, 2012
Following their recent attack of shows down the West Coast supporting Converge, Torche and Kvelertak, Nails have just confirmed a new three-day January West Coast assault.
Dubbed United & Strong 2013, the crushing short tour will feature Nails headlining three California dates with support from Death Threat, Twitching Tongues and Incendiary in late January. These shows will serve as a record release weekend for their upcoming Obscene Humanity 7”, boasting three of the most iconic tracks from the bands’ 2009 Obscene Humanity ...
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Seattle drone icons, Earth, recently embarked on its most extensive US Tour since forming in 1990, sailing through Johnny Brenda’s in Philly's Northern Liberties neighborhood along with Eagle Twin and Stebmo (Steve Moore). Per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to capture exclusive photos and show review of the R5 Productions event for your viewing pleasure.
Earth are currently touring in support of Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I and II available on Southern Lord Recordings and both ...
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Following their performances at the third annual The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles this August, followed by the first edition of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn amidst a September East Coast tour, SUNN O))) announces a cluster of West Coast live ceremonies for December.
With support for SUNN O))) being provide by Loincloth and Dead In The Dirt, the shows will begin ...
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Following bursts of worldwide touring in support of their two-part Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light album series, Seattle’s Earth will embark on their newest tour this week, with a nearly month of live performances confirmed across America.
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-five date run, kicking off this Wednesday, October 24th in Portland, Oregon. Along the way the quartet will take part in the massive annual Fun Fun ...
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at a grouping of new releases from The Secret, Titus Andronicus, Hivesmasher, Pig Destroyer, and Behold The Arctopus, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!
Band: The Secret
Album: Agnus Dei
Record Label: Southern Lord Recordings
Release date: October 23, 2012
FFO: Gaza, Trap Them, Martyrdod
"It is no secret that these four nihilistic horsemen of the Apocalypse known as The Secret are one of the most brutal ...
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors, Weedeater, along with their Cape Fear brethren, Sourvein, brought some authentic Southern sludge for Philly’s filthiest. Local support was rounded out by Sunbuster and Skeleton Hands who brought a hearty following of fans and friends along for the ride at Philadelphia’s North Star venue.
Skeleton Hands set the night in motion with a solid offering of Southern flavored heavy rock riffs and great energy. Philly's latest sludge metallers, Sunburster, kept the thermostat rising with a barrage of Sabbath-worship riffs drenched in heavily distorted low-end that found the band a perfect compliment to Weedeater and ...
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
NAILS: New 7” And Tour With Converge Imminent . Recording Of Next LP Confirmed
Southern California killers Nails will enter the studio this Winter to record their new full-length, but preceding that have a more imminent campaign of carnage in place, as the band will first release a new 7” and tour with Converge.
Following their self-released split 7” with Skin Like Iron that blazed the masses in January, California-based Nails will drop a new 7” via Southern Lord who picked up the band’s highly praised ...
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Milwaukee-based wrecking crew Enabler have just announced a new string of North American live assaults set to run from mid-October through the first week of November. With shows booked as part of the annual CMJ conference in New York City, this year’s installment of the massive Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, the eleventh annual incarnation of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and more, Enabler will share the stage with the likes of Yakuza, Former Thieves, Converge, ...
Friday, September 14th, 2012
We are very pleased to offer Blow The Scene readers around the world an exclusive interview with Pittsburgh’s leading sons of punk-infused grind, Heartless. With the release of 2011's Hell Is Other People on Southern Lord Recordings, Heartless sparked an underground buzz that has only been punctuated by a live show that is devastatingly heavy. Word of mouth is growing as the band continues to fuse elements of grindcore, punk, and powerviolence into an unrelenting barrage of irate executions through live performance that can hang with ...