The Used 2020 Headline Tour: Live Review

The Used 2020 Headline Tour Detroit, Michigan St. Andrew’s Hall (SOLD OUT) Artists: The Used and Dragged Under Dragged Under is a quintet group based out of Seattle, Washington that formed in 2019. If you have never heard of Dragged Under, become familiar; they are packed with so much energy, emotion and straight up power. Dragged Under started off the night with some serious bangers … Continue reading The Used 2020 Headline Tour: Live Review

Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Comes to an End

Led Zeppelin has finally won their long-running copyright lawsuit over their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven.” The original lawsuit was filed in 2014 with claims that the band stole the guitar-led introduction from the song, “Taurus,” by Spirit. After multiple trials, a jury found that Zeppelin did not infringe on the copyright of the instrumental in “Stairway to Heaven.” Although this lawsuit ruled in favor … Continue reading Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Comes to an End

LAST ONES LEFT: Code Orange Brings The Show to You TONIGHT

Recently, Pittsburgh-based hardcore act Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) were cited as the “future of heavy music” by Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor. They’ve taken full form of that statement over the past few months in the buildup to their highly-anticipated album Underneath. Fans got a taste of the direction Code Orange had in mind for this album with the groundbreaking singles, “Underneath,” “Sulfur … Continue reading LAST ONES LEFT: Code Orange Brings The Show to You TONIGHT

Black History Rock: A Celebration of African-American Rockstars

When we think of early rock and roll, we immediately conjure up pictures of Elvis swinging his hips on The Ed Sullivan Show or Bill Haley performing “Rock Around the Clock” for the first time. However, many overlook the abundance of African-American artists that were the true pioneers of rock and roll as we know it. We all know that rock and roll’s origins derive … Continue reading Black History Rock: A Celebration of African-American Rockstars

LBD Preshow adds Atlanta’s Strangle You

Print pub ain’t dead and neither is hardcore. Life and Death Brigade (LDB) Fest is one of the top notch hardcore festivals in America, bringing acts like Inclination, No Option, Life’s Question, Terror, and many others in a two day frenzy at Riot Skatepark in Louisville, KY. The preshow takes place on February 6th, with the 7th and the 8th holding the headline lineups. Don’t … Continue reading LBD Preshow adds Atlanta’s Strangle You

Top 25 Countdown: Twenty Teens Edition

Top albums of the decade, you ask? Let’s get right to it. 1. Danger Days 2. Common Courtesy 3. Youth 4. The Greatest Generation 5. Peripheral Vision 6. The Finer Things 7. As You Please 8. Everybody is Going to Heaven 9. Disgusting 10. Endgame 11. The Flood 12. I am Alive in Everything I Touch 13. Separation 14. California 15. Hebrews 16. No Closer … Continue reading Top 25 Countdown: Twenty Teens Edition

New Citizen Album on the Horizon

Citizen has remained pretty low key throughout 2019 with no new album release and a minimal touring schedule.The band even took seven months off to focus on writing new songs after a few small tours overseas opening for The Story So Far and Turnstile. When the band announced their break, fans were worried that it would be a long time before we got to hear … Continue reading New Citizen Album on the Horizon

Nothing Left Closes 2019 in Brutal Fashion

Here we are at the conclusion of 2019 with a terrific year in the scene ready to be wrapped up for a highly anticipated 2019. I’ve been buzzing for this album all year. Which album, you ask? Nothing Left. If you didn’t know, this band is an elite tandem built of members from some of the scene’s legends, including For Today, A Bullet For Pretty … Continue reading Nothing Left Closes 2019 in Brutal Fashion

Warped Elitism: The Beloved Tour’s Toxicity

Warped Tour provided a platform for many bands to share their music with the world and establish themselves as artists, but it was also a place for sexual predators and band members who were accused of sexual assault, grooming and harassment to reside in. The consistent allegations over the final years of Warped is what made artists not want to participate in the tour at … Continue reading Warped Elitism: The Beloved Tour’s Toxicity

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