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 →
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.
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
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 →
Technical Death Metal originators Despised Icon have booked an extensive North American tour for next fall. Direct support to come from Kublai Khan, Shadow of Intent and rotating regional openers. Tickets and VIP/MVP packages go on sale this Friday, June 7th at 10 AM local time at the link below. Continue reading →
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 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 →
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.
Gift Giver is streaming “Cursed,” off their Century Media debut album Shitlife, out April 21, 2015 in North America, here.
Formed in the fall of 2012, Gift Giver gained notoriety and repute through their self-released EP, Daddy Issues, and constant touring through the US with acts such as Sworn In, Kublai Khan, Barrier and many more. Appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Skate and Surf Fest and Michigan’s own Dirtfest raised their profile even higher, making them one of the most buzzed about bands in the scene.
Gift Giver on tour w/ Barrier, Villains, Traitors and Adaliah
Feb 28: Epic Problem – Tampa, FL Mar 01: Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL Mar 02: BackBooth – Orlando, FL Mar 03: 1904 – Jacksonville, FL Mar 04: Cloud Springs Deli – Ringgold, GA Mar 05: Inside Out Venue – Troutville, VA Mar 06: Underwood Skatepark – Taylor, PA Mar 07: The Wild Bull – Paterson, NJ Mar 08: DV8 – Providence, RI Mar 09: Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT Mar 10: TBA – New York, NY Mar 11: Bogies – Albany, NY Mar 12: Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY Mar 13: The Outpost – Kent, OH Mar 14: The Magic Stick – Detroit, MI Mar 15: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL Mar 16: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI Mar 17: Amsterdam Bar and Hall – St. Paul, MN Mar 18: Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE Mar 19: The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO Mar 20: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
Gift Giver on tour w/Sworn In, The Plot In You
Mar 29: Eagle Aerie Hall – Henderson, NV (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Mar 30: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 01: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 02: Walters – Houston, TX (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 03: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 04: Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 07: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 08: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 10: Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 11: Rum Runners – London, ON (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 12: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 14: Ritual – Ottawa, ON (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 15: Foufounes – Montreal, QC (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 16: Saint Claire Theater – Syracuse, NY (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 17: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 18: Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 19: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA Apr 22: Game Changer World – Howell, NJ (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 23: Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You) Apr 24: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH (w/ Sworn In, the Plot In You)
Gift Giver are: Vocals – Justin Johnson Guitar – Nick Miller Guitar – Eric Snapper Bass – Troy Wilson Drums – Jake O’Shaughnessy