Post-Hardcore Band Chiodos Breaks Up


Chiodos in 2014. Photo Credit by Ashley Osborn Photography

Progressive post-hardcore band Chiodos have broken up, according to front man Craig Owens. Owens in an interview with Billboard Magazine to promote his new band BXC (badXchannels), Owens commented about the fate of the band: Continue reading

Wildways – Into The Wild

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It’s been quite a transformation few years for new Artery Recordings signees Wildways. Hailing from western Russia and operating until just a few years ago under a different name, this metalcore prospect comes up big on the US debut Into The Wild. The current wave of modern metalcore, bands with the ability to be heavy, but fluid enough to genre bend and flow well. Everyone aspires to this style, and fewer can make it there own sound. Wildways has done this big time.

Tapping into that millennial angst is easy. Try doing for a generation that would rather Snapchat then make a real personal connection. The kids in Wildways know this, and since they are their own audience, this helps them connect on real level. No fantasies or fakery, but real songs about personal problems. Tracks meld metalcore, EDM, rap (in English and Russian!), punk rock, and even thrash on occasions, coming on like the Linkin Park meets Parkway Drive in a game of carnival bumpercars. Big songs, tuneful melodies, verbose wordplay, and plenty of feel-good moments are the hallmarks of this album.

Opener ‘Skins’ is one of the longer tracks on the album. It’s a kitchen-sink type affair musically, building from a whisper to an emo-core roar of major proportions. Alternating between singing, rapping and screaming, it just kills. They have been a band long enough that they grasp dynamic and tempo shifts and are not just trying to spaz out the listener with changes. Props.

‘3 Seconds To Go’ is a hyperactive song that sounds like what would happen if you had Dragonforce and asked them to write for Enter Shikari or Chiodos at gunpoint. Again, vocalist Toli impresses. There is some baddass keys/programming going on here too. ‘Faka Faka Yeah’ will have the Atilla loving kids losing their shit. I can see this crossing over easily to pop fans. It’s still pretty metal, even though I have no idea what the hell this song is about. The album definitely gets stronger as it goes on with the best tracks being ‘Slow Motion’, the single ‘Princess’ (with mystery female vocals), ‘Don’t Give Up Your Guns’ and ‘Illusions And Mirrors’.


Wildways have arrived and might be a good bet to be the next big thing. This is a good first step into a larger world, and we’ll be following along closely.



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South By So What?! Finalizes 2015 Edition Lineup

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South By So What?! Festival’s 2015 edition has confirmed their final lineup, which will be held on March 20, 21 and 22, 2015 at Quik Trip Park in Grand Prairie, TX.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Circa Survive
Mayday Parade
La Dispute
The Maine
Title Fight
Balance & Composure
Against THe Current
Carousel Kings
Courage My Love
Dear YOu
Driver Friendly
Fine Fine Titans
For The Win
Front Porch Step
Ghost Atlas
Ghost Town
Hawthorne Heights
He Is Legend
Hotel Books
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Knuckle Puck
My Body Sings Electric
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Set It Off
The Alchemy Index
The Ongoing Concept
This Legend

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Motionless In White
Memphis May Fire
Crown The Empire
For Today
As We Walk
A Skylit Drive
Close Your Eyes
Dance Gavin Dance
Enter Shikari
Everyone Likes Cathleen
Every Passing Dream
Famous Last Words
Favorite Weapon
Fear And Wounds
Fire From The Gods
Good Morning Gorgeous
Ice Nine Kills
Like Moths To Flames
My Ticket Home
New Years Day
Outline In Color
Silent Planet
Sirens & Sailors
Stars In Stereo
Sworn In
Take It Back
The Color Morale
Wolves At The Gate
Yesterday As Today

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Suicide Silence
After The Burial
As Blood Runs Black
Bent Life
Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Chelsea Grin
Conquer Divide
Death Before Dishonor
Gift Giver
Invent, Animate
Kublai Khan
Lorna Shore
Modern Pain
Mouth Of The South
No Bragging Rights
Norma Jean
One Year Later
Power Trip
Rotting Out
Stray From The Path
Sworn In
Texas In July
The Browning
The Family Ruin
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Upon A Burning Body
Veil Of Maya
Vulgar Display
Within The Ruins

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Along Came A Spider Announce December Tour Dates


Along Came A Spider has announced tour dates for December, co-headling with Partners In Crime and Solomon supporting (December 1-11th) and a one-off hometown show in Cleveland, OH with We Came As Romans and Chiodos on December 18th at The Agora Theatre. These are in support of their Resurgence album via Standby Records.



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South By So What?! Announces First Round of Acts


The 2015 South By So What?! Fest has announced their first round of acts. Atreyu, Capsize, Cartel, Chiodos, Hatebreed, Motionless In White and more have been confirmed. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The fest is being held on March 20-22nd, 2015 at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. For more information, please visit

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