They are also playing GameChanger World in Howell on December 2nd as part of the California Takeover Tour with Soul Search, Fury, Forced Order, and Blind Justice to host the Californians. Violent Situation dropped unfortunately but I'm personally more stoked on Mizery so come check out all of those bands.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Dilate is a new band that formed out of other bands like Seasick, Razorheads, Ugly Parts, and Bible Thumper and you can clearly hear the influences from those bands, and more. FFO:D-beat, crusty riffs, Japanese punk, and straight up raw pillaging music. The demo is just under 5 minutes long with track titles such as "Unyielding Wrath" and "Human Cost," and makes me really wish I could get my hands on a demo or some lyrics. They are playing a show on December 5th at the Cooler Ranch in New Brunswick with Red Death, Shrapnel (UK). and Big Bad Wolf, which I am super stoked for.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
If done right, it can be really refreshing to hear a woman's voice in a hardcore-punk band. I think its about time we got more of that female touch around here and this band is a great example of that. One of my friends showed me this band an I was blown away! Between the vocals, the lyrics, raw energy, and the great pairing of the drums and bass, you find slow Pelican-esque head bobbing melodies that really make you groove. Hardcore, punk, screamo, skramz, whatever you want to call it, it rules and you should check them out.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Overcast was an amazing early 90's metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Fair from the more popular band Shadows Fall. In the 7 years that they played they released a few 7" records and 3 full lengths with the last one (Reborn to Kill Again, 2008) being a re-release of old tracks and two unrecorded songs.
They briefly reunited in 2006 at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and announced the release of Reborn to Kill Again. Even more recently they reunited once again at This Is Hardcore 2014 where I heard their music for the first time and was instantly blown away. Knowing nothing about Overcast I curiously asked my friend what the vocalist of Shadows Fall was doing up on stage during sound check. The room was full and they really set it off making it my favorite set of this years fest. During their set they announced another release of their discography coming out on Bullet Tooth titled "Only Death is Smiling" which will feature 45 tracks across 3 CD's and is speculated to be released in the fall or late 2014. This is a collection of their 7" and 12" releases along with some splits and a live set.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Still a classic almost 25 years later, No Spiritual Surrender left a huge footprint on hardcore music. Orange County's Inside Out released this in 1990 only to break up a year later, but some of the songs they wrote for an upcoming release turned into Zack de la Rocha's new band Rage Against the Machine. No Spiritual Surrender is an essential record in your music collection.
This year at This Is Hardcore Fest, a band called Hounds of Hate covered Burning Fight.
Uppercut was a NYHC band from the Bronx during the late 80's and early 90's. I just listened to this for the first time the other day and was wondering why I haven't heard of them sooner. They sound very similar to Outburst and Breakdown, and the guitarist has also played for bands like Side by Side and Judge.
Straight Edge Youth Crew band from Boston, Ten Yard Fight followed up their demo with a 1995 release of Hardcore Pride on the Big Wheel Recreation label. Their last show on October 17th, 1999 has been dubbed National Edge Day and has been celebrated every year since. The show also featured Bane, In My Eyes, Reach the Sky, and Floorpunch.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Two of the biggest bands from the current Shore Style 2014 roster are
putting together a split on Bad Rep Records and Mass Movement. If you
don't already know that these bands rule then educate yourself and pre-order
this split. Blind Justice played two new songs at the Old Wounds record
release show at the Meatlocker, and they ripped!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Well I didn't expect to write a third post tonight, but I have a true gem here.
Wadge is a Canadian grindcore band who write songs about Hawaii. Their
blend of grindcore, thrash, d-beat, crust, punk, surf punk, and hardcore is a
truly difficult feat that Wadge has accomplished. Not that anyone else is
competing for that title. I feel like this is the greatest thing in the world.