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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Ready For A ‘Love Like Fiction’

Recently, I was introduced to Love Like Fiction, a band that is a perfect blend of pop punk, emo and alternative with a bit of hardcore thrown in. Love Like Fiction is based in Phoenix, Ariz. The band includes Tara Goltz on drums, Marin Bridges on guitar, Frankie Stapley on guitar and vocals, Paul Ritchie on bass and Nick Barker on lead vocals. I had … Continue reading Get Ready For A ‘Love Like Fiction’

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”

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

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)

Is Woodstock 2019 Gearing Up to Become the Next Fyre Festival?

Something very strange happened. Major magazine outlets such as Billboard began to announce the cancellation of the much-anticipated Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. In an incredibly shady vague announcement, Dentsu Aegis Network, the festival’s investor, stated: “It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements…But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the … Continue reading Is Woodstock 2019 Gearing Up to Become the Next Fyre Festival?

Remember LimeWire?

The early Internet was weird. Like, Wild West kind of weird. You could upload everything and anything on pages that were jenky-looking HTML monsters where viruses lay in wake. Social media wasn’t even a concept, and the majority of people still relied on places like Tower Records to get their music. That is, unless you were one of those LimeWire-using degenerates. Yeah, remember using LimeWire? … Continue reading Remember LimeWire?

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance To Get Warped This Summer

The Vans Warped Tour has become the go to traveling music festival for many over the past 25 years but unfortunately, that is coming to an end. Last year, founder Kevin Lyman announced that last summer’s tour would be the last tour but he said that there would still be other events. “The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Last Chance To Get Warped This Summer

One Week Away: Paul Stanley’s New Book, “Backstage Pass”

As we prepare ourselves for the ultimate end of KISS, Paul Stanley is giving his fans a final look into his success. Stanley’s new autobiography, “Backstage Pass,” comes five years after his New York Times bestseller, “Face the Music.” While his first book focused on his upbringing and the history of KISS, “Backstage Pass” will expose fans to more stories of being on the road … Continue reading One Week Away: Paul Stanley’s New Book, “Backstage Pass”

Composer Exposure: Behind the Music of “Game of Thrones”

The “Composer Exposure” series allows the composers behind our favorite soundtracks to bathe in the spotlight. This week we cover Game of Thrones mastermind, Ramin Djawadi, and provide you with all you need to know on the man behind one of the most recognizable theme songs on the planet. In the (soon-to-be) eight seasons it’s been on TV, Game of Thrones has provided us with … Continue reading Composer Exposure: Behind the Music of “Game of Thrones”

My Epic Releases An Epic New Single, “White Noises”

With the seemingly never ending to-do list pervading our culture, it’s very easy to be distracted and let some important aspects of our lives fade to the background and become ‘white noises’. That’s what North Carolina based post-hardcore bad My Epic is stressing in their new single “White Noises”. “White Noise” is the first single My Epic has released from their upcoming EP Violence. The … Continue reading My Epic Releases An Epic New Single, “White Noises”