Friday, December 21st, 2012
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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!
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, ...
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!
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 ...
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!
Album: Turbulent Resurgence
Record Label: Willowtip Records
Release Date: Sep., 25, 2012
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 ...
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!
Album: No Absolutes In Human Suffering
Label: Black Market Activities
Genres: grind, metal, punk, hardcore
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 ...
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!
Band: Assembly of Light Choir
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 ...
Friday, July 13th, 2012
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 ...
Friday, June 8th, 2012
Album: Draw Back a Stump (2nd Edition Re-issue)
Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: July 3, 2012
FFO: Brutal Truth, Magrudergrind, Shitstorm
One Path Review is a special column feature by Thomas Schlatter (Black Kites, Less Life, Capacities) of One Path For Me Blog. Today, Thomas takes a looks at a re-issue of Draw Back a Stump from Atlanta super ...
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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, ...
Monday, June 4th, 2012
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 ...
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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 ...
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Band: Hot Water Music
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 ...
Monday, May 7th, 2012
We 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 ...
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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 ...
Monday, March 19th, 2012
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 ...
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Band: 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 ...
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Band: Spawn of Possession
Label: Relapse Records
Available: March 13, 2012
Home Base: Linköping, Kalmar, Malmö, Drammen, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Genre: Death Metal, Tech Metal
Standout Tracks: Bodiless Sleeper, The Evangelist
FFO: Necrophagist, Obscura, Caphalic Carnage, Decapitated
If insanely technical and complex death metal gets your whistle wet, then consider Spawn of Possession’s latest full-length offering, Incurso, your own personal tsunami.
Featuring members of renowned death metal acts Necrophagist and Obscura, this super-group of technical metal musicians is out to raise the bar, and raise the bar they have. The songs are written with such complexity that each ...
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Band: Every Time I Die
Label: Epitaph Records
Home Base: Buffalo, NY
Genre: Hardcore, Southern Rock, Punk, Metal, Other
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Standout Tracks: Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space, I Suck (Blood), Touch Yourself
FFO: Forward-thinking heavy tunes.
From the debut of the Ex-Lives album cover featuring a real photo of a rabble-rouser being swarmed on by riot police whilst sporting an Every Time Die T-shirt during the now infamous G8 summit protests, I had the feeling this was ...