CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Quicksand Released “Manic Compression” 25 Years Ago

Post-Hardcore is a sub-genre that gets tossed around today as commonplace, but in the early 1990s, it was a new little brother that the older sibling was not ready to cede attention to. As Hardcore Punk mutated into other offshoots, post-Hardcore started to gain ground. In New York City alone, the epicenter for many new waves of hardcore music, a lot of bands crossed over (see what we did there) and bands started to absorb elements of both with Prong, White Zombie, and Biohazard were all leaning more on metal vibes, Quicksand formed by members of ex-hardcore legend status bands we’re pushing towards a new sound. Heavy, but not in a tough guy way, vulnerable, but smart. By the time the members of essential musical outfits Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Beyond, Bold, Burn, and Collapse formed an anti-supergroup, released demos and the amazing Slip (Polydor) album, and toured tirelessly, fans in the scene could feel they were building to something huge. They walked in both worlds of Punk and Metal but were also world-building themselves at the same time. Continue reading

In Flames Shares New Lyric Video – “Burn”

In Flames is fast approaching their new album, I, The Mask, due out on March 1st via Eleven Seven Music Group/Nuclear Blast. Check out their new lyric video for their track ‘Burn’ on YouTube channel. The track is definitely heavier than the other four songs already released on the album. Going hard from start to finish, this sounds like a partial throwback to the bands no-nonsense melo-death influenced groove metal tracks of the early 2000s. Check it out! Continue reading

Whitesnake Releases Performance Video Of Deep Purple’s Burn, Live Album Due Next Month

Whitesnake spent most of the last year touring playing frontman David Coverdale’s hits from his time with Deep Purple, and their own tribute, The Purple Album. Now they have a live album coming next month from that tour. Check out this video for ‘Burn’ live. Continue reading

Righteous Vendetta – Cursed

Cursed (Another Century) hits a lot harder than Wyoming Metalcore quintet Righteous Vendetta’s past works, such as the Lawless (Red Cord) album and the Defiance EP (Street Smart). Sadly, though, it is an album that falls short of their promising reputation, and, yes, it is a heavy album, but upping the ante seems to have cost them their originality. Continue reading

This Is Hardcore 2016: Part 1: Live At Union Transfer And Electric Factory

Youth Of Today, by Anne Spina Photography

Youth Of Today, by Anne Spina Photography

 

 

There’s always that one destination festival people call home. For metal heads it’s Wacken Open Air in Germany. For cruise enthusiasts it’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal. For hardcore it’s This Is Hardcore. Many people I’ve talked to love this festival and call it like a place they can get together with friends and see bands they love. Continue reading

This Is Hardcore 2016: Part 1: Live At Various Venues

Youth Of Today, by Anne Spina Photography

Youth Of Today, by Anne Spina Photography

 

There’s always that one destination festival people call home. For metal heads it’s Wacken Open Air in Germany. For cruise enthusiasts it’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal. For hardcore it’s This Is Hardcore. Many people I’ve talked to love this festival and call it like a place they can get together with friends and see bands they love.

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Reunited Burn To Perform At Black N Blue Bowl With Glassjaw Members

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The reunited Burn will be taking part of Black N Blue Bowl at Webster Hall in New York City, NY on May 17, 2015 and the lineup will consist of frontman Chaka Malik (Orange 9mm) and guitarist Gavin Van Vlack, along with former bassist Manny Carrero (Glassjaw) and drummer Durjah Lang (Glassjaw). Chaka and Gavin spoke about the reunion in a recent interview here.