Overcome the Darkness with Our Last Night

You may remember our previous article about Our Last Night’s album Let Light Overcome in February but that’s not all they had planned for 2019! They’re back now with a new album, Overcome the Darkness. These albums are a two-part record which I think is a very interesting idea. It has probably been done before but I cannot remember that happening anytime recently. Overcome the … Continue reading Overcome the Darkness with Our Last Night

Halloween Horror: The Silver Scream Edition

Back at it again, the metalcore band Ice Nine Kills (INK) released their fifth album, The Silver Scream, on October 5, 2018. In the same vein as their last album, Every Trick in the Book, where every track was based on a different piece of horror literature, all 13 songs in The Silver Scream are based on a different horror film. It feels like a … Continue reading Halloween Horror: The Silver Scream Edition

15 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your party playlist. Don’t force your guests into listening to Thriller on repeat for the evening and play these bone-chilling rock songs instead. 15. Remedy- Seether This song is not necessarily Halloween related, but it is just as sinister. Between the lyrics about death and the lead singer’s jagged vocals, Remedy is sure to … Continue reading 15 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

Live Review of the Pop Punk Tour of the Year

Pop-Punk Tour of the Year: Nella Vita Tour featuring Grayscale, Belmont, Bearings and Rich People. Venue: The Shelter- SOLD OUT  Detroit, Michigan  September 29th, 2019  Hearing the band, Rich People, for the first time, bandslike Have Mercy and Homesafe came to mind. Soft alternative vibes with raw and captivating vocals. The Shelter swayed from left to right the whole time. Their set felt very intimate; almost like a local Chicago house show.The bands latest album called ‘Grace Sessions’ was released in 2018 … Continue reading Live Review of the Pop Punk Tour of the Year

After this album all are going to hail Norma Jean!

2 days! That’s how long you have to wait for the new Norma Jean album All Hail. The album will be released everywhere October 25. The four singles that are out right now, “[Mind over Mind]”, “Safety Last”, “Landslide Defeater” and “/with_errors”, are as heavy hitting as ever. I didn’t expect anything less from the metalcore legends! Norma Jean are pioneers in the metalcore genre … Continue reading After this album all are going to hail Norma Jean!

Ranking the Top 5 Jokers

Bob Dylan said it best: “Times, they are a changin.” Here we are in 2019 with a circle of cultural flames surrounding the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Rather than giving you the review spill that every other site on the planet is dropping, I figured I’d take a second to give you a look inside my Top 5 Live Action Jokers and why … Continue reading Ranking the Top 5 Jokers

Issues, Kublai Khan TX, & Just Like Heaven Kick Off October

In a highly anticipated release weekend, October’s first did not disappoint. Issues follows up Headspace with Beautiful Oblivion, a project that has either gained traction or been a swing and a miss with the fans. Kublai Khan TX builds off of the enormous campaign that was Nomad with Absolute. Plus, another new act has emerged on the scene and is loaded with potential. Read more … Continue reading Issues, Kublai Khan TX, & Just Like Heaven Kick Off October

Review: “Nine” by Blink-182

    When Blink-182 released the first single off of their upcoming album, “Blame It on My Youth,” I wasn’t exactly impressed. I deemed it to be “a lackluster song that could’ve come from any pop punk band”. I hold Blink to a much higher standard when compared to their pop-punk cohorts, and as such I went into this with very low expectations. However, Nine as … Continue reading Review: “Nine” by Blink-182

Get Ready For Some New We Came As Romans!

Earlier this year, We Came As Romans announced that they were working on a new album. This would be their first since the death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year. While this album will have a different sound without Pavone, he will still play a big part in the music. “He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou (Cotton), our guitarist, a … Continue reading Get Ready For Some New We Came As Romans!

Sustenance Torches ATL Death Scene with “Goddess”

Atlanta’s own death metal up-and-comers Sustenance have obliterated the local death metal scene with their newest track, “Goddess”. The band recently announced the anticipated release of their album Olde Gods, which drops on October 11. Hype ensued this week when “Goddess” was announced via social media, leaving Atlanta locals on edge to hear what the local favorites had to offer. Let’s dive right into the … Continue reading Sustenance Torches ATL Death Scene with “Goddess”

Ghost Returns With Epic Release

The legendary Swedish rock band Ghost (formerly Ghost B.C. has returned! That’s right, the award-winning band has debuted new music after a vastly successful campaign with Prequelle. It’s hard to imagine Ghost doing anything different from what they do best, which makes Seven Inches of Satanic Panic that much better musically. Music fans were pleasantly surprised with the release last Friday, the 13th (what better … Continue reading Ghost Returns With Epic Release

TDWP & Orthodox Highlight September Week 2 Singles

We knew coming in 2019 would be a big year in music. September rolls around and here we are: constant dumps of music hits that is seemingly impossible to keep up with. Realistically, it’s all great music and so hard to pass up. That’s why we are here. The legendary TDWP carries us into this fine September weekend, in succession by the upcoming giants Orthodox … Continue reading TDWP & Orthodox Highlight September Week 2 Singles

Turnover Returns to the Scene

    Turnover has returned to the scene with two new singles and the announcement of their upcoming album, Altogether.  Since their debut album, Magnolia in 2013, Turnover has been placed within the emo/pop punk genre, especially with their popular, Peripheral Vision. However, their 2017 release, Good Nature and their newest singles, “Plant Sugar” and “Much After Feeling” prove otherwise. Turnover is no longer the sad … Continue reading Turnover Returns to the Scene

SharpTone Announces Kingdom of Giants Alongside New Single

SharpTone Records officially announced Kingdom of Giants as a newly-signed artist on Thursday via Instagram. The six piece metalcore group was most recently signed with inVogue Records, where they released All the Hell You’ve Got to Spare. Notably, the California-based group received a vast amount of acclaim for the album and have often been referred to as “the future of metalcore”. Once again, SharpTone has managed … Continue reading SharpTone Announces Kingdom of Giants Alongside New Single

Stray From The Path & Counterparts New Releases + PRIVATE ROOM 2.0

It was a delightful start to the day, with hardcore heavyweights Counterparts and Stray From The Path dropping brand new tracks. We were lucky enough to get some new Stray a few weeks back with “Fortune Teller”, a slamming single that lived up to all of the Stray hype. While Counterparts is wrapping up the Pure Noise Tour, they also dropped hints that new things … Continue reading Stray From The Path & Counterparts New Releases + PRIVATE ROOM 2.0

Loyal To The Craft Interview with Josh Manuel of ISSUES

VANS Presents: The Loyal To The Craft Tour featuring Josh Manuel of ISSUES! Learn New Skills, Own Your Craft, Achieve Your Dreams, Launch Your Passion SJC Drums will be hitting the road September 6 – 14th and will be hosting a drum workshop with Josh Manuel of ISSUES, including a Q&A, meet & greet, and much more! Come hang out and get some FREE goodies … Continue reading Loyal To The Craft Interview with Josh Manuel of ISSUES

Live Review: YOTK is a Must-See Act

A few months ago, we shared the story of the Pure Noise anniversary tour when the news broke. If you saw the lineup, you already knew the anticipation behind the tour that Counterparts frontman Brendan Murphy referred to as the best on tour currently. Rightfully so, it had all indications of being the tour of the summer, if not the year. Huge acts like Stick … Continue reading Live Review: YOTK is a Must-See Act

Join the Brodeo with Scarlett O’Hara

After a little bit of a break from releasing new music, metalcore band Scarlett O’Hara is back and better than ever. They released their second album Welcome Back to the Brodeo last August and are soon to go on tour promoting their new album. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Logan Burns (Guitar, Vocals, High screams, Keys/Strings) about their new album, some of … Continue reading Join the Brodeo with Scarlett O’Hara

They Might Be Dying But, They’re Not Dead

After having a rocky last few years, metalcore band AS I LAY DYING has announced the release of their seventh studio album on Sept. 20, 2019. The new album will be titled Shaped By Fire, which is also the title of their new single that they just released a video for. This will be their first album since their lead singer, Tim Lambesis, was sentenced … Continue reading They Might Be Dying But, They’re Not Dead

A New Era In Straight Edge

Straight edge (XXX, sXe) has long been a huge component of the punk rock movement. The “X” has been a pivotal piece in the lives of many music lovers and musicians alike for generations on generations. The movement, which took flight in 1981, was sparked by the song “Straight Edge” by the D.C. based hardcore punk band Minor Threat. Over the years, straight edge has … Continue reading A New Era In Straight Edge

Flashback Reviews: Backtrack’s Bad To My World

As somewhat of a hardcore newbie, it’s been fun to branch out in my free time and dive into the history of hardcore. I recently watched the documentary Godfathers of Hardcore, which documents the rich history of New York hardcore act Agnostic Front. Agnostic Front is a massive component of what hardcore is today, along with the likes of Minor Threat and many other punk/metal … Continue reading Flashback Reviews: Backtrack’s Bad To My World

Up Close And Personal With Convictions

Last Friday, I got the opportunity to interview Zach Schwochow, the drummer for Convictions, a Christian metalcore band that I’ve written about before. They are currently on the Bloodied/Unbowed Tour with Oh, Sleeper, Famous Last Words and Empty and I was able to get in a quick conversation before their set while they were at the Brooklyn, NY stop. Convictions consists of Michael Felker on … Continue reading Up Close And Personal With Convictions

Don’t miss the tour of the summer!

Do you like metalcore? Of course you do, you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t! The summer is almost over but there’s still time for some big shows. We touched on this in a previous article about Oh, Sleeper but we didn’t go into too much detail. For the rest of summer, Oh, Sleeper, Convictions, Famous Last Words and Empty are on the … Continue reading Don’t miss the tour of the summer!

Interview: The Darling Fire Storms The Indie Rock Scene

Recently releasing their debut album, “Dark Celebration,” The Darling Fire brings a heavy, yet intimate sound to the indie scene. Comprising of indie rock veterans, Jolie Lindholm (vocals), Jeronimo Gomez (guitar), Steven Kleisath (drums), Greg Moore (bass), and Matthew Short (guitar), The Darling Fire was born of both “deep struggle and deeper friendships.” The Florida scene natives came together after years of individual success and … Continue reading Interview: The Darling Fire Storms The Indie Rock Scene

Bands On The Rise: Inclination

Let’s continue on with more spotlight on the hardcore scene. To launch this series of Bands on the Rise, it’s time to dig really deep into straight edge hardcore. Bands that embody the straight edge lifestyle always carry some really cool lyrical content, and Inclination of Louisville, KY is no exception. As frontman Tyler Short puts it, Inclination is a “very straight edge” band and … Continue reading Bands On The Rise: Inclination