Thy Art Is Murder Books the “10 Years of Hate Tour” – with Kublai Khan, I Am, Undeath, and Justice For The Damned.


 

Thy Art Is Murder, one of Australia’s top-heavy exports, are gearing up for the 10-year anniversary of the seminal album, Hate. The 26-date tour will begin on February 8th in Buffalo, New York, and will make stops in Santa Ana, Houston, and Richmond before concluding on March 11th in Patchogue, NY. Joining the band on the beast of a tour, are Kublai Khan, I Am, Undeath, And Justice For The Damned. Get your tickets below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Malevolence – Malicious Intent


The very title of Malevolence’s new record should tell you all you need to know about what to expect.

Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) is the third full-length release from the groove-meets-metalcore five-piece outfit hailing from the UK and follows up 2017’s Self Supremacy. Boasting all original members, Malevolence has returned with a vengeance, though one that is tempered.Continue reading


Deez Nuts Postpone Their 2022 UK Tour


Hardcore band Deez Nuts have been forced to postpone their European dates for 2022. The tour, which was scheduled to hit the UK in March this year, will now take place in February 2023. Kublai Khan will not be on the rebooked dates, but direct support will come from Unity TX, and Rising Insane with a special guest TBD. See the new dates below.

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Nasty Drops New Video For “666 AM”, New Album Incoming


Belgium’s hardcore punk maniacs Nasty have signed with Century Media and will release their label-debut album Menace, 14-tracks of pure, pummeling musical violence on September 25th. The band has been crafting punishing metallic hardcore, since 2014. Fans of bands like Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, The Acacia Strain, and Vein; this will be your new favorite band and the band has toured with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, Strife, Evergreen Terrace, Ramallah and played festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Resurrection Fest and more. The album cover was created by artist Michael Shantz (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Your Demise). The band just shared their new video for “666AM”! Check it out

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kublai Khan – Absolute


On Absolute (Rise Records), Kublai Khan ticks off a lot of the boxes I’m looking for in modern Metallic Hardcore or extreme music, but something isn’t quite passing state inspection. They’re blending equal parts Hardcore and Metal fury, have meaty breakdowns, occasional Thrash tempos and happen to be from Texas. I should like this. Or I should like this a bit more. Continue reading


Warped Tour 2018 – The Final Run


It’s the final cross-country voyage of the Vans Warped Tour. Since 1995, the unofficial punk rock summer camp has introduced us all to iconic acts from Bad Religion to Katy Perry.Continue reading


New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 19, At The Worcester Palladium


The long running New England Metal And Hardcore Festival held its 19th annual event recently and the lineup was excellent. As usual, fans came from all of New England and even further reaches of musicdom to hangout and rock at the grand old lady of music venues in Massachusetts, The Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA. Hillarie Jason covered the festival once again for Ghost Cult and shot the awesome pictures for this piece! Continue reading


The Acacia Strain Releases Their New Single Featuring Matt Honeycutt Of Kublai Khan


The Acacia Strain will be unleashing their new album, Gravebloom, on June 30th via Rise Records. As we’ve already heard in the ‘Bitter Pill’ single, this band has somehow gotten heavier, and we have another punishing new track for your ear holes today. Continue reading


New England Metal And Hardcore Festival Testament, Sabaton, Sepultura, Katatonia, Hammerfall, Prong And More


 

Sabaton, by Lisa Schuchmann

Sabaton, by Lisa Schuchmann

The long running New England Metal And Hardcore Festival returns for a 19th time with Testament, Sepultura, Prong, Kublai Khan, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Varials, Left Behind, No Zodiac, and Precious on Friday and Sabaton, Katatonia, Hammerfall, Amorphis, Caspian, Delain, Swallow The Sun, Battle Beast, Leaves Eyes, and Circuit Of Suns.

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