ALBUM REVIEW: Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue

Let’s take a minute and give a proper shout out to the lovely state of Kentucky because despite not being typically known for its extreme music scene it is somehow home to the bruisers in Knocked Loose. Not familiar with Knocked Loose? Well, just know that in the span of two LPs and a handful of splits and EPs they’ve secured themselves a plum spot in the modern Hardcore pecking order. Let’s skip the formalities, A Different Shade of Blue (Pure Noise) is only going to further entrench these gentlemen into the hearts of slam dancers and tough guys alike. Continue reading

Heart of a Coward – The Disconnect

I remember the great commercial Metalcore boom of the mid-aughts like it was yesterday. I was in the twilight years of high school, about 30 pounds lighter and with no useful insight into how to drive a car or pleasure a woman. I had it all figured out. You may not believe it, but I am wearing an As I Lay Dying tee as I type this. Heart of a Coward‘s The Disconnect (Arising Empire) takes me back to many an evening in 2004 hanging with the homies. Continue reading

The Damned Things – High Crimes

I’d love to travel back in time and run into a much slimmer and naïve high school version of myself and let him know that we screwed the pooch and elected an asshole as president (worse than Bush) and that a member of Anthrax would collaborate with some of the dudes in Fall Out Boy. Then I’d leave him alone because all of that would likely give him some sort of brain aneurysm. But hey it’s 2019 and here’s The Damned Things‘ sophomore effort, High Crimes (Nuclear Blast). Continue reading

You Me At Six, Every Time I Die, Frank Iero, While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Comeback Kid And More Booked for 2000Trees Festival

After a 2018 edition that smashed expectations, the award-winning 2000Trees Festival is coming back with a band in 2019. Their major lineup announcement is here and it is a banger! You Me At Six, Every Time I Die (doing ‘Hot Damn‘ in full + the hits), Frank Iero and the Future Violents, While She Sleeps, Therapy? Comeback Kid, Jamie Lenman (headlining and curating Lenmania II) , Hands Like Houses , Single Mothers , Cavetown , Estrons , Martha , Milk Teeth , Puppy , Muncie Girls , GroundCulture , Higher Power , Loathe , Gouge Away, Nervus , Heavy Lungs, MØL, and many more were in today’s announcement of the first thirty-three bands on the bill. More to come soon! 2000trees Festival takes place Thursday -Saturday 13th – 15th of July 2019 at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

Every Time I Die Honored By The City Of Buffalo

Every Time I Die, by Meg Loyal Photography

Every Time I Die played their annual Christmas show last night in their hometown of Buffalo, New York. The band was applauded earlier in the day by the city with a decree of an honorary day. The announcement came right before the bands “Tid The Season” holiday show at the Buffalo Riverworks. You can see the proclamation below. ETID capped off a big year on tour with Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein. They also released their new beer, Buffalo 666, at the Riverworks show.

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Vein Shares New Video For “Demise Automation”

Blistering Hardcore Metal band Vein have shared a new video for their track ‘Demise Automation’. The track comes from their acclaimed new album Errorzone, out now via Closed Casket Activities. Catch the band on tour through the end of the year with Every Time I Die and watch the video right now! Continue reading