Relapse Records Releases 15th Anniversary Reissue of Necrophagist’s “Epitaph”

 

Relapse Records has released a fifteenth anniversary of the technical Death Metal legends Necrophagist’s album Epitaph. The band toured the world, played festivals and tour the US on The Summer Slaughter tour. Sadly, this was the bands’ final record as of now and the group has achieved mythical status in the underground. You can order new bundles from Relapse at the link below. Continue reading

Millencolin – SOS

Millencolin’s SOS (Epitaph) has a lot going for it which is only natural as it’s the ninth full-length from a band with 27 years of experience under its belt. You also must factor in that it’s got the right amount of songs, running time and a clean and crisp mix. So far everything is coming up Milhouse, but I have a gripe. Continue reading

Architects Share New Singles For Spotify Including New Deftones Cover

On the strength of Architects recent killer of an album Holy Hell (Epitaph Records), the band have been promoting the hell out of the album and their upcoming world tour. The band checked into legendary Abbey Road Studios to record two exclusive singles for Spotify. One is new take on their Holy Hell track ‘Death Is Not Defeat’, and the other is a smashing cover of Deftones’ classic ‘Change (In The House of Flies)’. These cuts are a real change of pace for the band, complete with incredible string arrangements. A video of the record appears to in the works as well, based on a post to Twitter. Catch the band on their current tour with Beartooth and Polaris. Hails! Continue reading

Architects Book North American Tour

On the strength of their recent album Holy Hell, Architects (Epitaph Records) has booked their debut North American tour. In addition to headline dates, they will play Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome To Rockville. Support will come from Thy Art is Murder and While She Sleeps! Tickets are available this Friday, Jan 18 at 10 am local time. Continue reading

Architects – Holy Hell

It’s that gap between hope and expectation that we often fall through. Let’s be honest, your hope levels for Architects’ new album Holy Hell (Epitaph) might be stratospheric, but your expectations…? Given what this band has been through in terms of loss, sorrow and anguish, you could easily have fallen into that space of hoping for the best but guarding your expectations. It might be enough just that they simply deliver us something, anything, yes? Continue reading

Thrice – Palms

Rock n’ roll has been around for over sixty years, yet has evolved so much in this decade alone that the sub-genres are hard to keep track of. Sure, computers have made it easier for musicians to explore new techniques but not all have been successful at mastering it. Thrice burst out in the scene in the early 2000s when the OC metalcore scene was at its prime. A lot of those bands are still around today sounding the same as no time has ever gone by with different members. Dustin Kensrue, Teppei Teranishi and brother’s Riley and Eddie Breckenridge are celebrating twenty years and their tenth album overall with their first for Epitaph, Palms. The Orange County, Calif. natives have progressed and evolved to an impressive quartet, keeping fans satisfied. Continue reading

Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed?

As we move into the Post-Warped Tour era (don’t write letters, we know it’s coming back as a festival in a year or two), it’s a comfort to know that there are still classic 1990s pop-punk bands you can count on. The mid-to-later half of that decade was full of great punk bands with a lot of fire, and some killer melodies. One of those bands was Chicago’s Alkaline Trio, led by founding vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, also doing time in Warped mainstay Blink-182. Their ninth and most recent release, Is This Thing Cursed? put out on their longtime label Epitaph, feels like a win early on. In spite of a five-year gap between albums, the enthusiasm of the band can be felt in the songs and was intended to recapture the feel of their earliest work. Continue reading

Quicksand – Glassjaw – Primitive Weapons: Live At Brooklyn Steel

If you grew up in the 198os and you liked heavy music, New York Hardcore has a profound effect on you. If you were born too late, say the little bros and sisters of hardcore kids, you too might have been influenced by this massive scene. Some of you formed bands yourself, that matched the style and fire of the earlier wave but did their own thing, like Madball. Others included their own influences, emo, thrash, rock, reggae and other subgenres to shape and mold what musical sound was coming next. What came next was post-hardcore. Not exclusive to NYC or even the east coast, it soon became a worldwide phenomenon, and like it’s older brother, it also came in waves. All these years later, two of the most impressive and talented bands ever Quicksand (first wave, helped create the genre) and Glassjaw (second wave, equally defining and crucial) not only have recent new albums out, they are both vital today as they were back then. Continue reading

Converge Release Surprise EP – Beautiful Ruin

Converge released a brand new EP today, Beautiful Ruin, streaming on all digital service platforms. The band began teasing the release on their social media platforms yesterday. This marks the bands’ third release in two years since dropping the I Can Tell You About Pain single and The Dusk In Us (both Deathwish Inc./Epitaph). Jam it out right now. Continue reading