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

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

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

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

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

Preview: Orthodox Prepares to Take Atlanta

It’s a great time to be a hardcore fan. For the first time in recent memory, the genre is really starting to separate itself; having more distinction from metal and its many subgenres. Largely contributed to the hardcore elites of the scene, bands are beginning to shift the culture and make it their own. Among the first class acts is Orthodox, a straight edge four-piece … Continue reading Preview: Orthodox Prepares to Take Atlanta

Preview: Pure Noise Tour 2019

Pure Noise Records is home to some of the most brutal hardcore acts over recent years. With bands like Knocked Loose, Counterparts, and Terror on the roster, Pure Noise continues to live up to their reputation. More importantly, Pure Noise is typically the most recognized label when it comes to catching talent early in the music industry. As we have seen previously with Knocked Loose, … Continue reading Preview: Pure Noise Tour 2019

Choose Your Fighter: Dealer vs. Alpha Wolf

It’s taken me a while for form an opinion on this topic. In all honesty, I came into this one as blind as a bat. I’m no self-proclaimed metalcore expert, but I know a pretty good bit and a good knock in the teeth from an aussiecore band has always been my drug of choice. The house that AC/DC built has built acts such as … Continue reading Choose Your Fighter: Dealer vs. Alpha Wolf

15 Years Later: The Lasting Impact of “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”

    Funeral mourners dancing with umbrellas at the head of a gothic cathedral was my first sight of My Chemical Romance. The music video for “Helena” introduced my seven year old self to a new world of music. The dramatics and emotions radiating from the band intrigued me even as a child. Gerard Way was the ideal front man in rock and roll and the … Continue reading 15 Years Later: The Lasting Impact of “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”

Release Friday: WildHeart Continues Their Breakthrough Campaign

2019 has been a memorable year for post-hardcore/rock act WildHeart of Atlanta, Georgia. This is the band’s first full year as an installment and it has not disappointed. Fans have swarmed over the previous singles “Lonely” and “Animal”. Popularity and speculation pushed to an all-time high when drummer Michael Bohn announced the band’s formation last year. The scene’s faithful went nuts, as Bohn (formerly Issues, … Continue reading Release Friday: WildHeart Continues Their Breakthrough Campaign

Frank Iero Continues to Conquer with “Barriers”

After a near-fatal bus accident in 2016, Frank Iero was almost certain that he would never return to music. Despite his difficulties expressing his emotional turmoil following the accident, Iero has created a new band and released their latest album, Barriers. Frank Iero and The Future Violents is composed of Evan Nestor on guitar, Matt Armstrong on bass, Tucker Rule on drums and Kayleigh Goldsworthy, … Continue reading Frank Iero Continues to Conquer with “Barriers”

Blink-182 Versus Angels and Airwaves

Blink-182 has released new music, as has former Blink member, Tom Delonge with his band, Angels and Airwaves. Both singles have similar aspects, but with completely different fan reactions. Delonge has had a long departure from music since leaving Blink-182 to focus on his interests in space. The harsh criticism from fans of Blink-182’s latest single, “Blame it on my Youth,” and the positive feedback … Continue reading Blink-182 Versus Angels and Airwaves