Post-hardcore greats Capsize have a new single out today, ‘Pain In Purpose’. They also made a video for the track which you can watch below. The band is about to hit the road with “The Burn Away Tour” with Thousand Below and Dead Lakes. Continue reading
Post-hardcore kings Capsize have shared a new single, ‘Blind’, their second recent single. ‘Fragile’ was previously issued as the first new music since their 216 album, A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me. You can watch the video below. The band also announced a brief string of west coast tour dates with Thousand Below and Dead Lakes. Continue reading
Norma Jean just kicked off their new headlining tour with He Is Legend, Capsize and Comrades, plus they’ve released a brand new video off of their Polar Similar record. Continue reading
Norma Jean released Polar Similar to the masses last year, and it’s time to bring that new material on the road. Continue reading
Emarosa released a performance video today for their new single ‘One Car Garage’ from their recent album 131 (Hopeless Records) Continue reading
Senses Fail just put the cap on a terrific 2015! they reunited as a band, put out a cool new album Pull The Thorns From Your Heart (Pure Noise Records) and headlined The Warped Tour. When you do all that, what do you do for an encore? Go out and slay venues all over the world of course! The band spent the last half of the fall co-headlining with another seminal post-hardcore/screamo band, Silverstein. Each band has had a similar career trajectory and much in common (huge followings, Warped Tour alums) so touring together made sense. Bringing along hardcore heads like Hundredth and Capsize (not pictured) this was a slick bill that played to many full houses with tons of passionate fans moshing, screaming a long, and having a ball. Meg Loyal of Meg Loyal Photography caught the tour at one of Ghost Cult’s favorite venues, The Worcester Palladium. Keep going out there and supporting these bands in 2016 and you might just be rewarded when your favorite band reunites and comes to your town for a show!
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Post hardcore outfit Capsize is streaming “Enough For Me,” produced by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, Better Off) below. The band will be entering the studio in January 2016 to begin recording their sophomore full length album, out via Equal Vision Records.
Silverstein and Senses Fail w/Hundredth and Capsize
Dec 04: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Dec 05: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 06: Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (Capsize only)
Dec 07: Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 08: Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
Dec 09: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Dec 10: Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
Dec 11: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Dec 12: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Dec 13: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Dec 14: Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA (Hundredth and Capsize only)
Dec 15: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Dec 16: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Dec 17: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 18: Palladium – Worcester, MA
Dec 19: College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Dec 20: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON (Stay Warm Fest ft. Silverstein w/Cancer Bats, Beartooth, Seaway, Cardinals Pride)
Dec 28: The Camel – Richmond, VA
Dec 29: Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
Dec 30: Joe Pasta – Charleston, SC
UK metalcore outfit While She Sleeps made their big return to North America doing this year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour. While they are here in support of their latest album Brainwashed, they are going through the usual first day chaos of the tour. Aside from working on their long overdue suntans, they are managing to get their adventures started.
“It’s fucking hot though. It’s starting in California. It started in the deep end of the heat. It’s cool though,” says bassist Aaran Mackenzie, about dealing with the Southern California dry heat.
“We’re trying. We’ve got some sunscreen on. Obviously you can’t burn,” he adds, talking about getting a tan while not sunburning at the same time.
Another minor dilemma was their vocalist Lawrence “Loz” Taylor did not arrive with the rest of the band, due to visa issues on the US embassy’s side. Fortunately the problems were resolved quickly and he only missed one show.
“They said it was a problem with the visa. I think the printing system went down,” said Savage.
“It was worldwide in the US Embassy. We got through it first and then Loz was a little later,” added Mackenzie.
Fortunately this got resolved quickly with friends coming to the rescue. “We have Beartooth’s singer [Caleb Shomo], We Came As Romans’ singer and Capsize [Daniel Wand] filling in. They’re all filling in a song each. Everyone’s supporting us and it’s a good family based thing. It’s cool everyone’s helping us out,” explained Mackenzie.
“The thing is the kids are there and will still enjoy it. It’s something different. Whatever will happen,” added drummer Adam Savage.
This is their second time on this tour and they admit they have learned from their experiences from the first time on how to better prepare themselves to last on this lengthy journey. 52 days is quite a while and they were up for the challenge.
“It either makes you or breaks you. You’ve got to be pretty tough to last the whole thing. It tests you but being British, we rarely get to America and it’s a novelty for us. You see it in movies your whole life. To be here and being in the mountains in Los Angeles is like a dream come true,” explains MacKenzie about what being on this tour means to him as well as the rest of the band.
Brainwashed is their latest album (out now via Razor and Tie in North America and Search and Destroy in the UK), and continues their growth process from their debut album.
“It’s kind of the same, like our previous albums. It’s a natural progression in our band really,” said Savage.
“It seems like some concepts like we’re sung about on This is the Six, but we’re not beating around the bush any more. The title Brainwashed, we’re trying to tell people how it is about this stuff. We did the writing in a similar style as we did to our first mini album (2012’s The North Stands For Nothing). We all moved in together and we tried to really clinch the four live parts of the writing than writing the whole album on a computer and then on ProTools. We all moved in together and played stuff live together as much as we could. I think it’s come out really good,” added MacKenzie.
“A lot of things we’ve learned and many things are different learning curves. You learn a lot of things from this session and put it into this one and all sorts of different stuff on the next one,” concluded Savage.
Being that While She Sleeps have began to venture across the globe and reaching new fans everywhere they play, their longtime fans and friends back home have been supportive of their ambitions. Mackenzie summed it best about their longtime supporters: “We’ve been in this band since school. This is all they’ve known us to do and that’s all we’ve known. So they get it.”
Capsize will be returning to the UK and Europe for a headline run with ’68 and Casey (UK) as support, after an extensive US run. Download a sampler featuring tracks from all of the bands on the upcoming Defeater and Counterparts North American tour here. They are still supporting their debut via Equal Vision Records, The Angst In My Veins.
Mar 14: Woody’s – San Diego, CA
Mar 15: You Revolution – Tijuana, MX
Mar 17: Electric Banana – El Paso, TX
Mar 18: Yellow City Bomb Shelter – Amarillo, TX
Mar 19: Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 20: South By So What – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 21: Never Say Never Fest – Mission, TX
Mar 23: Doc 36 Skatepark – Jackson, MS
Mar 24: The Main St. Cafe – Clarksburg, WV
Mar 25: The Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 26: The PaperBox – Brooklyn, NY
Defeater w/Counterparts, Capsize, Better Off, and Hotel Books
Mar 27: Bogies – Albany, NY
Mar 28: The Webster – Hartford, CT (Counterparts w/Capsize only)
Mar 29: The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
Mar 30: Empire – West Springfield, VA
Mar 31: Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
Apr 01: The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Apr 02: New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
Apr 03: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Apr 04: Aqua – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 05: The Forge – Birmingham, AL
Apr 07: New Albany House Production House – New Albany, IN
Apr 08: Rocketown – Nashville, TN
Apr 10: Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX
Apr 11: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Apr 12: Korova – San Antonio, TX
Apr 14: The Works – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 15: Nile – Mesa, AZ
Apr 16: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Apr 17: Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
Apr 18: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Apr 19: Alhambra Theater – Portland, OR
Apr 20: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 22: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 23: Firebird – St Louis, MO
Apr 24: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Apr 25: The Loft – Lansing, MI
Apr 26: Frankies – Toledo, OH
Apr 27: Basement Transmissions Theatre – Erie, PA
Apr 28: Waiting Room (Studio) – Buffalo, NY
+ Counterparts w/Capsize only
EU/UK Tour: Capsize and ‘68 w/Casey
May 15: JH Zenith – Dendermonde (BE)
May 16: Underground – Köln (DE)
May 17: Boston Music Room – London (UK)
May 18: Corporation – Sheffield (UK)
May 19: Audio – Glasgow (UK)
May 20: Buskers – Dundee (UK)
May 21: The Oobleck – Birmingham (UK)
May 22: The Junction – Plymouth (UK)
May 23: The Scene – Swansea (UK)
May 24: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden (DE)
May 27: Headcrash – Hamburg (DE)
May 29: Krachgarten – Wabern (DE)
May 30: JZ Riot – Lichtenstein (DE)
May 31: OO7 – Prague (CZ)
Jun 01: Das Bach – Wien (AT)
Jun 02: Kulturkeller – Gleisdorf (AT)
Jun 03: Juha West – Stuttgart (DE)
Jun 04: La Tenda – Modena (IT)
Jun 05: Ponte Rouge – Monthey, (CH)