The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why God Forbid, Candiria and Shadows Fall Didn’t Become Bigger

Music Marketer and YouTuber Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back with another video examining the scene and asking the tough questions to the music fandom. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on why metalcore bands such as God Forbid, Candiria, Shadows Fall, and I See Stars did get bigger. Check it out! Continue reading

Candiria To Headline Rising Pulse Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

Rising Pulse Records, the label owned by John LaMacchia of Candiria, is hosting a 10-year anniversary party this week at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn. The show will be headlined by Candiria, along with Recon, Netherlands, NYHC veterans Locked In A Vacancy, and SevenSuns. Rising Pulse has been a foil for John to release incredible, challenging music from his own Spylacopa, and also Julie Christmas, Meek Is Murder, Kevin Hufnagel, A Family Plot, Morn and more. In addition to great music from bands, the label creates amazing custom products such as limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and other merch. Tickets are $20 and the link to buy them can be found below. Continue reading

Candiria Announces Beyond Reasonable Doubt Anniversary Tour And Vinyl Reissue

Candiria recently headlined Black Light Media’s label showcase in New York City and celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Beyond Reasonable Doubt, their seminal 1990s New York Hardcore classic. The band has now announced a tour honoring that record, which their label Metal Blade will release a collectors edition of the album on vinyl and cd. Direct support n the tour will come from Cleric, and the band will make an appearance at New England Hardcore and Metal Festival. All tour dates on sale now. Candiria’s latest album was released in 2016, While They Were Sleeping.  Continue reading

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Kamelot, Thy Art Is Murder, Life Of Agony, Nile, Soulfly & More Confirmed For 2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, and the initial lineup is already amazing. Continue reading

Vans Warped Tour 2017: Phoenix, Arizona

Hawthone Heights, by Originate Designs Photography

The Vans Warped Tour. Twenty-Three years of a traveling road show that showcases a plethora of bands. Some people thumb their nose up as it being full of emo wannabes or full of bands no one has heard before. But those people ignore the fact that this is an institution. Twenty-three successive years of promoting hundreds of bands on a full summer tour. It’s pretty much the longest most successful American festival; it rivals the festivals in Europe. Continue reading

Candiria Premiere While They Were Sleeping Video

Candiria 2016 ghostcultmag

Candiria released While They Were Sleeping last year via Metal Blade Records, and as John LaMacchia said in our recent interview, “they put absolutely everything into this record.” The end result was, without a doubt, one of my favorite releases of 2016. Continue reading