ALBUM REVIEW: The Used – Heartwork

While everyone is talking about one particular emo band making a comeback in 2020, there has been one band that has been consistent since 2002, The Used. The Ohioans are as relevant now as they were in 2004 and are here to deliver their eighth album Heartwork (Big Noise), produced by John Feldmann (Goldfinger), the album is packed with style—a quick blast of energy and intense rhythm. The album has many guest appearances that will become classic staples. Continue reading

Circa Survive Announces “The Blue Sky 10 Year Anniversary Tour”

Proggy post-Hardcore legends Circa Survive have announced their “The Blue Sky 10 Year Anniversary Tour”. VIP bundles are on sale now at the link below, with the public on sale for tickets going live this Friday, 10/25 at 10 AM EST at the link below. The band is still supporting its 2017 album The Amulet (Hopeless Records). Continue reading

Sum 41 – Order in Decline

Sum 41 know a thing or two about balance. Even at the beginning of their career the Canadian punk band mixed in hip-hop and some metal to their music. Blending their music with honest lyrics, they have matured just fine. Their seventh offering Order in Decline (Hopeless Records) Sum 41 are the most genuine, heaviest and darkest they have ever sounded. Continue reading

Trophy Eyes Guitarist Kevin Cross to Depart Band After This Weekend’s Festival Date

Sad news for Trophy Eyes fans as band co-founder Kevin Cross has announced his exit from the band. The bands plays Splendour in the Grass this weekend, and it will be Cross’ final gig with the group. Read a comment from Cross and the band below. Their most recent album, 2018’s The American Dream, is out now via Hopeless Records/UNFD. Continue reading

Doll Skin – Love Is Dead And We Killed Her

I just love getting new albums to review, seriously, hearing new music pouring out of my earbuds exhilarates me like nothing else. I almost feel like I have stumbled into a secret treasure trove that the world has yet to experience. As I started to listen to the new Doll Skin album, Love Is Dead And We Killed Her (Hopeless Records) I began to feel the sensation of euphoria surging through every cell in my body. Seriously, the right side of my brain said to the left side of my brain, “here, hold my beer, this is all me”. Continue reading

Jayden Panesso of Sylar Talks “Seasons” Album, Dealing with Criticism

Ghost Cult caught up with Jayden Panesso last fall at Rock Allegiance Festival. The band had just dropped their new album ‘Seasons’, on Hopeless Records. Jayden talked candidly about his anxiety about releasing new music in the “internet” age, reading negative comments online, Nu Metal and Hardcore bands who inspired him, and much more. Sylar is getting ready to kick off a headline tour with Varials and Groundculture, and we have shared the dates below. Thanks to Jayden and Sylar for hanging out with us. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading

Emarosa Shares New Single And Video- “Don’t Cry”, New Album Due Next Month

Emarosa is back and has undergone a radical change in time for their new album, Peach Club, coming out on February 8th 2019 from Hopeless Records. Their knack for inventive Post-Hardcore is on the back burner so the band can explore their new penchant for a modern take on Hard Rock and catchy Pop music. This is evident on their killer new single ‘Don’t Cry’, their second for the new album ‘Givin’ Up. You can now watch the ‘Don’t Cry’ video, stream, and purchase below. Continue reading

Wendy’s Savages Metal Bands For National Roast Day

Worldwide fast-food burger chains are not always synonymous with metal, especially with all the Vegan hardcore bands around today. The two intersected on January 4th for National Roast Day (#NationalRoastDay) as GWAR, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, Emmure, Atreyu, Beartooth, Hawthorne Heights, Miss May I, CKY‘s Matt Deis, Miss May I, State Champs, Knocked Loose, Victory Records, Hopeless Records and more were roasted savagely by Wendy’s Twitter team. Check out all the band posts and the rest of the posts aimed at the unsuspecting public.  Continue reading