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Top Lists Of 2013

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
2013-top-lists-v2 A look back at 2013 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by artists, labels and members of Enabler, His Hero Is Gone, Heartless, Oathbreaker, Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Dropdead, Brutal Truth, Touche Amore and so many more! Joshua T. Cohen Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem, Die Choking. 1. Nails - Abandon All Life 2. Baptists - Bushcraft 3. Heartless - Certain Death 4. Fucking Invincible - Downtown Is Dead 5. Old Lines - If You See Something, Say Something EP 6. Dead In the Dirt - The Blind Hole 7. Dillinger Escape Plan ...

New Music Now XIV

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at a grouping of new releases from Mutoid Man, Meth Quarry, Touche Amore, Cemetery Piss, Bastard Noise, and Brutal Truth with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and more! Mutoid Man Helium Head Band: Mutoid Man Album: Helium Head Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Label/s: Magic Bullet Records Genres: rock, progressive Available: Nov 29 FFO: Cave In, Converge, The Bronx, East Of The Wall Mutoid Man is the brand new venture formed and carried out by two longtime friends, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of ...

New Music Now XII

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Blow The Scene's New Music Now takes a quick look at a grouping of new releases from Bad Religion, Rotten Sound, and Blockheads, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Rotten Sound - Species At War Band: Rotten Sound Album: Species At War EP Hometown: Vaasa, Finland Record Label: Relapse Records Release Date: Jan 22, 2012 Genres: grindcore, FFO: Nasum, Pig Destroyer, Shitstorm Celebrating a 20-year run of some of the most punishing and innovative grindcore the world has seen, Finland’s Rotten Sound have offered up a new 9-minute E.P. that adds yet another notch to a more than ...

New Music Now XI

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now has a super Tuesday grouping of new releases by Left For Dead, Defeater, God's America, Comadre, and Rescuer, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Left For Dead - Devoid of Everything Band: Left For Dead Album: Devoid Of Everything Record Label: A389 Recordings Release Date: Jan 19, 2012 Genres: hardcore punk FFO: Left For Dead, Chokehold, Burning Love, Cursed It’s a big week for A389 Recordings with their IX Anniversary Bash happening this weekend. One of the fest’s main attractions this year ...

New Music Now X

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now column kicks off 2013 by taking a look at an exciting grouping of new releases from Cortez, Touche Amore, Pianos Become The Teeth, Terrible Things, and Dropkick Murphys, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Cortez - phoebus Band: Cortez Album: Phoebus Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland Label/s: Throatruiner Records / Basement Apes / Get A Life! Genres: Noise, post-metal, atmospheric black metal Available: Jan 31, 2013 FFO: Mutilation Rites, Mastodon, Loma Prieta, Isis An intriguing amalgamation of niche influences including atmospheric black metal, groove metal, ambient, ...

Top Lists of 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012
2012 Blow The Scene Top Lists A look back at 2012 with a little help from our friends. Enjoy top lists from Blow The Scene staffers, and lists by members of Municipal Waste, Ceremony, Oathbreaker, Drain The Sky, His Hero Is Gone, Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Joe "Hardcore" McKay, r5 productions, Brutal Panda Recs and more. Lists are posted in the order that they were received. Joshua T. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief at BlowTheScene.com, Drummer of Cop Problem 1. Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering - This album features many essential elements that constitute phenomenal extreme music. No Absolutes in Human Suffering ...

New Music Now VIII

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Kylesa, Aeon, Porcupine Tree, Regents, and A Life Once Lost, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Kylesa - From The Vaults Vol. 1 Band: Kylesa Album: From The Vaults, Vol. 1 Record Label: Season Of Mist Release date: November 20th, 2012 Genres: metal, sludge, rock, FFO: Baroness, ASG, Black Tusk From The Vaults, Vol. 1, Kylesa’s twelve-song collection which features unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the ...

New Music Now VII

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at a grouping of new releases from Isis, Code Orange Kids, D.I.S., and a split release by Horseback & Locrian, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Isis - Temporal Band: Isis Album: Temporal (double-disc plus DVD) Record Label: Ipecac Recordings Release date: Nov 6, 2012 Genres: metal, post-metal FFO: Red Sparowes, Neurosis The pioneers of "post-metal" are releasing a wonderful retrospective double album and DVD, Temporal, which hits web stores on November 6th. This collection of demos from their career, most ...

New Music Now VI

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! The Secret - Agnus Dei album cover 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 ...

New Music Now V

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an super Tuesday grouping of new releases from Converge, The Acacia Strain, Luther, Trash Talk, and Between The Buried and Me, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! All We Love We Leave Behind Band: Converge Album: All We Love We Leave Behind Record Label: Epitaph, Deathwish Inc Release Date: October 9, 2012 Genres: punk, metal, hardcore, progressive FFO: Tragedy, Slayer, Make no mistake, All We Love We Leave Behind, ...

New Music Now IV

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Touche Amore, The Casket Lottery, Murder by Death, The Casualties, Bone Dance, and Ultraísta with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Touche Amore The Casket Lottery split EP Band: Touche Amore / The Casket Lottery Album: Touche Amore / The Casket Lottery split 7” Label: No Sleep Records Genres: melodic hardcore, punk rock Available: 2 October 2012 FFO: Defeater, Title Fight, Pianos ...

New Music Now III

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Noisear, Fight Amp, Green Day, and Title Fight with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Noisear - Turbulent Resurgence Band: Noisear Album: Turbulent Resurgence Record Label: Willowtip Records Release Date: Sep., 25, 2012 Genres: grindcore FFO: Brutal Truth, Kill The Client, Wormrot "Turbulent Resurgence is a focus of targeted blast-and-riff, more straight-ahead than its predecessor, that is similarly the result of a day’s writing, with 48hours for the band to put it to ...

New Music Now II

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Blow The Scene's New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Gaza, Birds In Row, Animal Collective, Propagandhi, and My Iron Lung with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering Band: Gaza Album: No Absolutes In Human Suffering Label: Black Market Activities Genres: grind, metal, punk, hardcore Available: Now FFO: Nails, Rotten Sound, Nasum, Trap Them, Norma Jean Salt Lake City’s unrelenting grind punks, Gaza, have broken off one of the heaviest and most unforgiving releases of 2012 with full-length, No Absolutes In ...

New Music Now I

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Kicking off the first New Music Now weekly column on Blow The Scene! Today we have an eclectic rundown of new releases by Assembly Of Light Choir, Masakari, Grin and Bear It, The Chariot, Circa Survive, Minus The Bear, and Murder Construct, with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation! assembly of light self titled Band: Assembly of Light Choir Album: S/t Record Label: At A Loss Recordings Release Date: August 28, 2012 Genres: choir, doom, doom choir FFO: forward thinking music, music "outside of the box" Assembly of Light Choir release self-titled LP on ...

Baroness – Yellow and Green Review

Friday, July 13th, 2012
baroness yellow and greenBand: Baroness Album: Yellow and Green (Double LP) Release Date: July, 17 2012 Record Label: Relapse Records Genre: post metal, metal, heavy rock Review by Andy McNeil, Resident Giant Baroness frontman John Baizley has said he won’t tour with the same gear twice. “It’s all about building your color palette with instruments and sounds, and painting a broad picture,” Baizley said during an interview with Blow The Scene at Philadelphia’s TLA in May. Although he was quick to shrug off his own metaphor for the necessity of change, it may be the insight needed to begin to grapple with his band's assiduous ...

Primate – Draw Back A Stump Review – One Path Review pt II

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Burning Love – Rotten Thing To Say Review

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Burning Love - Rotten Thing To Say Band: Burning Love Album: Rotten Thing To Say Label: Southern Lord Recordings Release Date: June 19, 2012 FFO: Coliseum, Hot Snakes, The Bronx, Rise and Fall The filthiest, dirt-covered, rock 'n’ roll offering of 2012 is upon us in the form of 14 caustic tracks from Ontario’s Burning Love, appropriately titled, Rotten Thing to Say. Recorded by studio-hand-phenom, Kurt Ballou at his God City Studios, this brand of punk-tinged, nasty, yet infectious rock, is probably not what you’re expecting from this cast of guilty parties. Led by front man and vocalist Chris Colohan (who you should recognize from such prominent underground acts as Cursed, ...

Phobia – Remnants of Filth Review

Monday, June 4th, 2012
Phobia - Remnants of FilthBand: Phobia Album: Remnants of Filth Label: Willowtip Records Release Date: June 5, 2012 FFO: Noisear, Brutal Truth, Rotten Sound, Pig Destroyer Northern Cali’s grindcore mainstays, Phobia, offer up another barrage of filthy blast-induced tracks with this latest recorded effort, Remnants of Filth, hitting streets tomorrow (June 5th,2012) via Williowtip Records. Let’s just get this out of the way now- The members of Phobia offer up their patented blend of blast-beats, choppy grind riffs, guttural vocal attacks, and hilarious movie samples, all wrapped in tight punk structures that will surely appease those that have been following the band throughout its 20-plus year history. Now that you know ...

Martyrdöd – Paranoia Review

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Martyrdod - Paranoia cover Band: Martyrdöd Album: Paranoia Release Date: May 22, 2012 Label: Southern Lord FFO: His Hero Is Gone, Extreme Noise Terror, Disfear, Skitsystem Get ready to have your wig blown back with Martyrdöd’s latest recorded effort, Paranoia, which hit streets May 22nd via Southern Lord Recordings. Eleven tracks that will surely go down with 2012’s elite crusty metal attacks, with authentic Swedish d-beat stylings that present brilliantly discordant melodic riffing on top of some seriously meaty beats. Opening track “Nog är nog” ("Enough is Enough") lets you know instantly this is the Martyrdöd you’ve come to love and respect over the past decade. Never afraid to incorporate melody, solos, and wide array ...

One Path Review of Hot Water Music’s Exister LP

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Hot Water Music - Exister Band: Hot Water Music Album: Exister Record Label: Rise Records Release Date: May 15, 2012 One Path Review is a special column feature by Thomas Schlatter (Black Kites, Less Life, Capacities) of One Path For Me Blog. Thomas will be breaking off a review or two per month, exclusively for Blow The Scene. We launch his column today with a review of Hot Water Music's forthcoming LP, Exister. It's been a very long time since ...

One Path Review Column Launch – Thomas Schlatter Interview

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Thomas Schlatter - Performing with Black KitesWe have a series of stellar column kick-offs coming your way over the next few weeks and up first, we launch the One Path Review featuring Thomas Schlatter who writes for and runs One Path For Me blog. We've known Tom for years as he plays guitar, drums, and breaks off vocals for some of our favorite bands from the East Coast. Tom's musical approach on guitar in In First Person and Black Kites was multi-amp wonderfulness with varying layers of tones and distortions that sent many of his musical ...

Review Rundown III

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Aeges - The BridgeArtist: ÆGES Album: The Bridge Label: The Mylene Sheath Home Base: Los Angeles Genre: Post Hardcore FFO: No Knife, Helmet, Pelican, Quicksand, Undertow, Tool Available: April 17, 2012 If Helmet kept experimenting with their sound in a positive way after Betty, you may very well have ended up with an album in the vicinity of what ÆGES presents with release of their debut album The Bridge, hitting streets today via The Mylene Sheath. ÆGES implements great use of distortions with melodic movements that will certainly draw comparisons to Quicksand and Helmet. The band embarks upon this musical journey with ...

Pat Mastelotto – Recidivate Review

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Pat Mastelotto - Recidivate Band/Artist: Pat Mastelotto Album: Recidivate 2 Disc Set Release Date: March 20, 2012 Label: 7d Media Genres: Prog Rock, Jazz RIYL: King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, XTC Drummer Pat Mastelotto has been involved with many unique projects over the years including the ground-breaking and game-changing King Crimson and XTC, as he delivers Recidivate, featuring a personal perspective on on his outtakes, rarities, and other highlights of the past 20 years. On board for this effort are Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Stick Men (Mastelotto's ongoing touring trio with Tony Levin), Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), Naked Truth (featuring avant-garde jazz musicians Roy Powell and ...

Black Breath – Sentenced to Life Review

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Black Breath - Sentenced to LifeBand: Black Breath Album: Sentenced To Life Label: Southern Lord Home Base: Seattle, WA Genre: Black Metal, Rock n’ Roll, Swedish Death Metal Release Date: March 27, 2012 Standout Tracks: Feast of The Damned, Forced into Possession, Sentenced to Life, Of Flesh FFO: Entombed, Slayer, Nails, Trap Them Black Breath have a formula for one of the most pummeling musical executions found anywhere in the vast corpus of metal and with their second full-length LP on Southern Lord, Sentenced to Life, the band has yet again upped the ante. Combining elements of Swedish death metal with modern hardcore and ...