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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Don’t be the next American, or wherever you live, Idiot

Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this! At 12 a.m. next Friday, July 19, punk rock legends Green Day will be releasing a new track. This announcement was made yesterday on the Kerrang! Radio show “Breakfast with Sophie K.” We don’t know the name of the track but we will keep you updated as it is released. Last December, Green Day‘s singer and … Continue reading Don’t be the next American, or wherever you live, Idiot

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

Sleeping With Sirens prepares to release ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’

With two years since the release of their last album, Sleeping With Sirens is back with more killer tracks. Coming into the scene in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens has released four full length albums and is on track to release their fifth, How It Feels To Be Lost, on Sept. 6. This will be their first album with Sumerian Records. Sleeping With Sirens has crafted … Continue reading Sleeping With Sirens prepares to release ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’

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