Candiria Announces Beyond Reasonable Doubt Anniversary Tour And Vinyl Reissue

Candiria recently headlined Black Light Media’s label showcase in New York City and celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Beyond Reasonable Doubt, their seminal 1990s New York Hardcore classic. The band has now announced a tour honoring that record, which their label Metal Blade will release a collectors edition of the album on vinyl and cd. Direct support n the tour will come from Cleric, and the band will make an appearance at New England Hardcore and Metal Festival. All tour dates on sale now. Candiria’s latest album was released in 2016, While They Were Sleeping.  Continue reading

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV @ The Palladium, Worcester MA Day Three

_DSC3230Day Three of the Metalfest is traditionally mostly the hardcore bands day to rule the roost. The early champions of knuckle breaking, head bashing music were bands such as Brick By Brick and The Greenery. Beyond the Shore was the first main stage band I saw and there were a solid metalcore band able to pass muster with the fans able to get up early. The band that really had me excited was Waking The Dead which features ex-Suicidal Tendencies axe-man Mike Clark. As a first time front man, Mike was holding down the rhythms, shredding all the solos and also singing lead vocals too. In addition to playing some ST rarities such as ‘Master of No Mercy” they of course did ‘Waking The Dead’. Joined by Devin Pahl on Bass and Rob Woods on drums, the band played a nice set of crossover anthems. There was even a small circle pit that opened up at one point during the old No Mercy song, ‘Widespread Bloodshed’. I’ll be looking forward to their debut album coming out this fall. Continue reading

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV @ The Palladium, Worcester MA Day Two

_DSC2347NEMHCFXVcrowdDay two of Metalfest was a lot more sedate and I was prepared for a long grind of a day filled with good bands and great fans and friends! I managed to get into the venue early enough to catch more of the early action. Bands like Fit For An Autopsy, East Beast and Glass Cloud, kept the surprisingly big early afternoon crowd entertained, be it death core, d-beat or proggy djent sounds coming from either the smaller, second stage or the main room. Continue reading