GWAR has booked a headline tour of the USA! The band recently released their all unplugged The Disc With No Name (Metal Blade Records), but don’t expect them to wimp out on tour! Support will come from legends like Napalm Death, Madball (on select dates), and EyeHateGod. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading
Yesterday in New York City, respected promotor Black N Blue Productions held a concert in the famed Tompkins Square Park in the Lower East Side. The bill included Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot , and The Captured and featured all the hallmarks of most classic hardcore shows: close quarters, moshing, stage diving. The crowd of 1000s seemed to only have minimal mask-wearing fans and zero social distancing. Watch some fan-filmed videos of the show here.
London’s metallic Hardcore band Dead Man’s Chest has been growing in stature in their scene with high-profile Cro-Mags, Sick of It All, Madball, Integrity. Now the time comes for new music and Ghost Cult is bringing it to you! ‘Dear God’ is a brutal 1-2 smash to the head! Dear God will be released on 7″ vinyl (Gold, Half Gold/Half Black, and Classic Black) on February 28th. Pre-orders will be available through Upstate Records online webstore at the link below. Check it out now! Continue reading
For years, metal and hardcore have been regular bedfellows but that wasn’t always the way. Back in the ’80s, metalheads regularly ran the risk of getting beaten up if they attended hardcore or punk shows. Skins and Mohawks did not take kindly to long-hairs stepping onto their turf, and vice versa. It wasn’t until the emergence of more popular bands like Slayer who, by straddling both genres, showed that the two sets of fans were capable of co-existing without confrontation.
Hardcore music, and its derivatives, are going through something of a renaissance. With the release of 2017’s Forever (Roadrunner Records), Code Orange astonishingly brought a fresh ideation to a genre already brimming with brilliant bands. It wasn’t so much a reinvigoration as it was a rewriting of the rulebook in a manner that has seen many bands attempting to play catch up or ape the style. Not every Hardcore influenced band is trying to rip off the Pennsylvanians however, and one such example is New York quartet, The Machinist.Continue reading
There was once a fabled war between Punk and Metal. It seems hard to believe today with the two being so often deeply entrenched both musically and ideologically these days, but alleged reports of intense violence at cross-genre shows are a thing of legend. A sort of peace deal was brokered with the advent of Crossover Thrash, Grindcore and Hardcore, particularly the Metallic Hardcore subgenre. It’s here in the grey area of what is Punk and what is Metal we find Endorphins Lost, a Hardcore/Powerviolence outfit straight out of the Pacific Northwest with Seclusions (From The Head Of Zeus).Continue reading
Modern Crossover Thrash meets the godfathers of the genre when Iron Reagan and Sacred Reigh team up for new tour dates this spring. Joining them will be reactivated hardcore legends Leeway and Enforced. The tour begins May 9 in Asbury Park, NJ and ends May 19 in Brooklyn, New York at the annual Black and Blue Bowl. Iron Reagan will first storm the shores of Europe this spring for tour dates with Madball (March 7-17) and the USA with Sick of it All. (March 21-31).Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper’s Split LP is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and digital downloads via the bands’ Bandcamp page at the links below.Continue reading
As the largest Metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast and it’s subsidiaries (SharpTone and Arising Empires) has a conveyor belt of exceptional talent at their disposal. Joe Naan joined their PR team earlier in the year and has been a regular in our inbox ever since, representing their incredible roster.Continue reading
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After over sixteen years with the band, guitarist Brian “Mitts” Daniels has decided to leave Madball. Continue reading