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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside Look: Feel Nothing Tour (2019)

The Feel Nothing Tour (SOLD OUT) starring The Plot In You, featuring Like Moths To Flames, Dayseeker, and Limbs.  Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Stache Date: March 29th, 2019 The Plot In You brought some serious heat on the ‘Feel Nothing’ tour. Every band killed their performances with heavy vocals, meaningful lyrics and a way of encapsulating the crowd. Limbs open the show with … Continue reading Inside Look: Feel Nothing Tour (2019)

Inside Look: Review of the As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019

Tour: As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019 Date: March 19th, 2019 Location: Detroit, Michigan Artists: Frost Koffin, Currents, Phinehas, As I Lay Dying To start off the night, an unlikely group, ‘Frost Koffin’ hit the stage. I have never heard of Frost Koffin before this tour and they have only released a self-titled album. These guys have flares of Pantera, Asking Alexandria and … Continue reading Inside Look: Review of the As I Lay Dying North America Tour 2019

Coming Soon: I Prevail’s new album, Trauma

Coming in with their second full studio album, Michigan based metalcore band I Prevail will be releasing Trauma on March 29, 2019. I Prevail has released three singles from Trauma so far: “Bow Down”, “Paranoid” and “Breaking Down”. From these songs, and the title of the album, it seems like the album will be about mental health, a topic that many artists have been writing … Continue reading Coming Soon: I Prevail’s new album, Trauma

Get Ready For Imminence’s New Album!

They have been around for quite a few years but, Swedish metalcore band Imminence really took off with the release of their breakthrough single “The Sickness” in 2015. They’ve been actively touring since then and have fans from all parts of the world. The last album they released was This Is Goodbye in 2017. Although they haven’t released a full album since then, they haven’t … Continue reading Get Ready For Imminence’s New Album!

Inside Look: A Review of The Dangerous Tour 2019

Tour: The Dangerous Tour Date: February 19th, 2019 Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Venue: The Intersection Artists: August Burns Red, Fit For A King, Miss May I and Crystal Lake Crystal Lake The Japanese metalcore band came out swinging with a drum solo and older tracks, ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Six Feet Under’. The crowd broke the room open as Ryo, vocalist, joins them while they burst into … Continue reading Inside Look: A Review of The Dangerous Tour 2019

ADTR Formally Announce Summer 2019 Tour with Knocked Loose and Boston Manor

Following a vast amount of rumors circling their media following, A Day To Remember (ADTR) took to social media Monday morning to announce their Summer 2019 tour with hardcore phenoms Knocked Loose and pop punk band Boston Manor. This comes following the “15 Years in the Making” tour, which took place in early 2018. ADTR is widely known for blending sounds from pop punk and … Continue reading ADTR Formally Announce Summer 2019 Tour with Knocked Loose and Boston Manor

Gold Frankincense & Myrrh and Beautycore

With each of them learning to play an instrument at 5 years old, it seems only natural that these three sisters would start a band, Gold Frankincense & Myrrh. GFM is made up of CJ on guitar and vocals, Maggie on bass, keys and vocals and Lulu on drums and vocals. GFM has been touring since 2014. “We’ve been on two nationwide tours. We’ve gone … Continue reading Gold Frankincense & Myrrh and Beautycore

Convictions is Giving Hope to the Broken

Do you like metalcore? Do you like songwriting that gives an album a consistent theme throughout? If you said yes to either one of those questions, you’ll love Convictions‘s new album, Hope For The Broken. This is their second full length album with InVogue Records. Besides the beginning of ones song, “Feel Alive”, and a short instrumental track towards the end of the song, Hope … Continue reading Convictions is Giving Hope to the Broken

Of Mice & Men are back at it again with Defy

After losing their lead singer, not many expected Of Mice & Men to return but they came back strongly with their album Defy. Released on January 19, this was their first album after their former lead singer, Austin Carlile, left the band at the end of 2016. Since then, their bassist, Aaron Pauley, has taken over both the screams and the clean vocals. He shows … Continue reading Of Mice & Men are back at it again with Defy