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 ...
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Florida purveyors of punk-infused, blackened hardcore, Centuries are gearing up to drop a blistering debut full-length, Taedium Vitae on Southern Lord Records this August. We at Blow The Scene are excited to offer readers around the world an exclusive premiere and stream of new song "Pessum Ire" below. With a knack for the tedious details of walloping tone, Centuries exude a brand of hardcore that fans of Oathbreaker and Full Of Hell will certainly appreciate. More than the sum of its parts, Centuries establishes a full-spectrum sound that escapes many bands. Dense layers of distorted melodies with an open d-beat bottom leave room ...
Monday, July 1st, 2013
Nails will take their combative anthems back to the streets again in the coming months with several new tours and shows confirmed.
First up, the band will return to the annual This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, the massive fest boasting four days of bands, with Nails performing alongside All Out War, Ringworm, Judge, World War 4 and countless others on Saturday, August 10th. Upon their return to California the band has locked down a pair of shows in Lancaster, California at the end of August.
Nails have also recently confirmed that they have been invited to support industrial/metal pioneers Godflesh on ...
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Seattle's favorite sons of blackened crust, Black Breath have announced their next run of live confrontations.
Four new cities have been scheduled for Black Breath’s demolition in early August, including Portland, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Oakland. The Seattle savages will be flanked by backup provided by Mammoth Grinder on the first three dates and Obliterations on two of them, which end up seeing all three bands taking part in The Power Of The Riff in LA with The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Hirax, M.D.C., Iceburn, ...
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 ...