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!

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

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

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

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

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

Atreyu shows a softer side with “House Of Gold”

From the early days of metalcore, Atreyu has been a constant, releasing albums on a regular basis since the release of Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses in 2002. For myself, and probably many others, that album was one of the albums that introduced me to the beauty that is hardcore and metalcore. The rest is history. Fast forward to 2019, Areyu just released their music … Continue reading Atreyu shows a softer side with “House Of Gold”

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

Relent Is Giving Us A ‘Heart Attack’

If you’re looking for some heavy music with a positive message, look no further. South Texas based Christian nu metal group Relent recently released their album Heart Attack. One of the features of Heart Attack is how smooth the each track transitions to the next. With this 7 track album only being 25 minutes long, it’s easy to listen to in one sitting. That’s really … Continue reading Relent Is Giving Us A ‘Heart Attack’

Review: “Televiolence” by Promise Breaker

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based band Promise Breaker released their third LP, entitled Televiolence, on February 20th. For the uninitiated, Promise Breaker’s unmistakable sound features vocalist Tyler Beam’s deep, guttural delivery overtop punishingly heavy guitars and slamming drums. The band discusses topics ranging from society, to insanity, to the obscure in their lyrics. Their debut, self-titled LP released in 2016 and clocked in at 13 minutes across 8 … Continue reading Review: “Televiolence” by Promise Breaker

A Friend in You, A Friend in Music

If there’s one thing I know, it’s this: music unites people. In the darkest of times, music brings people together. Songs hold memories of those you may have wanted to forget. On the other hand, music may hold the memories of those you wish you could have back. This article will not be a typical article we publish here, but it’s one that is particularly … Continue reading A Friend in You, A Friend in Music

Politicore: How Stray From The Path Changed Hardcore Forever

Let’s face it, hardcore has become a little stagnant over the years. Its progression has been very promising, but still leaves many fans hoping for a little more each year. Each time someone is introduced to a new band, it’s easy to discover how that band brings something different to hardcore. All the same, it’s also easy to indicate what they are doing that most … Continue reading Politicore: How Stray From The Path Changed Hardcore Forever