Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson and More Booked for Rock USA

Rock USA goes out of its way to have a stacked lineup every year, and 2019 will have be no exception. Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Mastodon, Bad Wolves and over thirty more bands will descend on the 350-acre Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and hosts more than 25,000 fans per day, including nearly 3,000 campsites. Continue reading

Winner Picked For Our Souled Out Fest Contest, Beartooth- Every Time I Die, And More

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We have picked a winner in our ticket giveaway to the first ever Souled Out Fest, all day tomorrow at The Chance In Poughkeepsie, NY. Emilie Padnick and a friend will go to the show thanks to the sponsors of the show and Ghost Cult! Nearly100 people participated in our contest on Instagram and we thank you all! More details about the fest are below: Continue reading

Win A Pair Of Tickets To The First Ever Souled Out Fest With Beartooth, Every Time I Die

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Hardcore music fans, this one is for you! The first ever Souled Out Fest is coming to one of our favorite venues in America, The Chance In Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday, October 29. Find out how you can win two tickets to the show, below!  Continue reading

News: Blessthefall, Miss May I, The Plot In You, etc Confirmed For Upcoming Tour

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Blessthefall will headline the Drop The Gloves Tour in February and March with Miss May I, The Plot In You, Sirens & Sailors and A War Within as support.

Feb 20: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 21: The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Feb 22: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Feb 23: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Feb 24: Neumos – Seattle, WA
Feb 26: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 27: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb 29: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 01: Metro – Chicago, IL
Mar 02: St Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar 03: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Mar 04: Virgin Mobile Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
Mar 05: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 06: TBA – Boston, MA
Mar 07: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 08: Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Mar 10: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 11: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Mar 13: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar 14: Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Mar 17: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Mar 18: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Mar 19: So What?! Festival – Dallas, TX
Mar 20: Farmers Public Market – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 21: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

We’re excited to announce the Drop The Gloves Tour featuring Miss May I, THE PLOT IN YOU, Sirens and Sailors, and A War…

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The Plot In You – Happiness In Self-Destruction

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While the roots of “emo” can be traced back to the 80’s hardcore scene, it was with the turn of the millennium that, as a style, it really took hold of the conscience of the metal world; a natural response the braggadocio and machismo of a post-Pantera musical environment… hardcore could be sensitive, it didn’t have to be muscle-bound and it was perfectly acceptable to tug on the heartstrings.

“Emo” doesn’t have to be, indeed it shouldn’t be, a dirty word or the negative slur it has become. As the mouth consumes its own tail, that which was a response is targeted by a counter-response for watering down the original substance – an argument which ignores the fact that, by adding a new chemical to the compound, it becomes a different substance.

So, why all the talk of “emo”? Ohio’s The Plot In You are a metalcore band, albeit one to explore introspection and personal difficulties, are they not? Because on third album Happiness In Self-Destruction (Stay Sick), TPIY have moved further down the emo path, seeking to marry the two styles and further establish their own niche and when they’re successful at it, such as ‘Time Changes Everything’ and ‘Take Me Away’, there is a connection and a feeling of genuine emotion. Even when introducing a down-tuned Korn-lurch, such as on ‘Runaway’, they maintain a feeling of misperception, or fear within, and piece tension to desolation.

Yet, this is a high-maintenance style to sustain, and a difficult sheen to preserve. ‘Pillhead’ slips into King 810 territory, but without the hooks or menace of the Flint mob, and the suspension of disbelief is broken. It’s even more difficult to craft 15 songs of this style across 58 minutes and preserve quality and interest as there are just too few colours; everything daubed in greys and browns, yet there are several moments TPIY pull it together splattered at intervals throughout the album, ‘My Old Ways’ picking up the middle of the album just when it needed it.

An hour with them is heavy going, and like a heavyweight boxer, they seem to pick and choose the moments to come out fighting, and when to grab and hold, unable to maintain stamina across all 15 rounds. That said, there is a consistency of style and a Chinese water-torture of atmosphere, and TPIY are shaping their own brand of heavy emo-core. Do you know what, sometimes it only takes a few big haymakers to win the fight.

 

7.0/10

 

STEVE TOVEY

Music Video: Gift Giver – Trendkill

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Detroit extreme metallers Gift Giver is streaming their music video for “Trendkill,” off their soon to be released Century Media Records debut SHITLIFE. Watch it below.

Gift Giver on tour
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/ 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)
Apr 25: House Cafe – Dekalb, IL (w/ Sworn In, The Plot In You & I Declare War)
Apr 26: Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI HEADLINING CD RELEASE SHOW

Turnstile, Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions Added To New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival has added Baltimore hardcore outfit Turnstile for the Saturday lineup, and Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions for the Sunday lineup. The event will be at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.

The updated lineup is:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Cavalera Conspiracy
Corrosion of Conformity
Jasta
Code Orange
Overcast
On Broken Wings
Within The Ruins
Fit For An Autopsy
The Atlas Moth
The Banner
Black Mask
Homewrecker
Discourse
Phinehas
Downpour
Boris The Blade

Saturday April 18th
Testament
Exodus
Nuclear Assault
Nails
Turnstile
Indecision
Incendiary
Suburban Scum
Incantation
Vital Remains
Allegaeon
Rivers of Nihil
The Agonist
Wisdom In Chains
Disgrace
Gods Hate
Thy Will Be Done
No Zodiac
Extinction AD
Vice
Absolute Suffering
Shattered Sun

Sunday April 19th
Motionless In White
For Today
The Color Morale
Vanna
Death Before Dishonor
Cruel Hand
Sworn In
Lionheart
The Plot In You
I Declare War
These Streets
My Ticket Home
Rude Awakening
Lorna Shore
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
World of Pain
Shark Ethic
GhostXShip
Living Laser
Brick By Brick
Nasty
Gift Giver
Oath
Exalt
Unity
Eternal Sleep
Jagged Visions

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Sworn In Streaming “I Don’t Really Love You”

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Sworn In is streaming “I Don’t Really Love You,” off their second studio album The Lovers/The Devil, out April 7, 2015 via Razor & Tie, here.

Stream their previously released song “Sunshine here.

The third IG track, “Oliolioxinfree,” will be made available on March 17, while “Lay With Me,” the fourth and final IG track, will be available on March 31.

The album is the follow up to 2013’s The Death Card and it is a provocative concept piece produced by Will Putney (Amity Affliction, For Today, Miss May I). It chronicles a destructive relationship and is split into two halves.

The first half is “The Lovers,” which tells the story of the man feeling obsessed, psychotic, depressed, and drowning in unrequited love. It tells the story of the desperate romantic who lives inside his own head because the real world has become too unbearable. But such is life and this character reaches a breaking point. And with that comes the split of the record.

The second half is “The Devil,” which charts the course of the role reversal, where the man snaps and becomes the cold, bitter and numb person that drove him mad, while the female occupies the position the male just went through.

Despite the dark and difficult subject matter, the record does not glorify self-destructive love; rather, it details the scenario and can be interpreted any way that feels personal to the one listening. The album cycles through extreme highs and lows, taking the listener along for a sonic thrill ride.

Sworn In – The Lovers/The Devil
1. Sweetheart
2. Sugar Lips
3. I Don’t Really Love You
4. Oliolioxinfree
5. Waltz
6. Pins and Needles
7. Lay With Me
8. Weeping Willow
9. Pocket Full Of Posies
10. Sunshine
11. Scissors
12. Sour
13. Love Drunk

Sworn In Tour Dates
w/ Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Black Tongue, The Family Run

Mar 06: Murray Theater – Murray, UT
Mar 07: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 08: The Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Mar 09: Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
Mar 10: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Mar 11: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar 12: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 13: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Mar 14: The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Mar 15: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Mar 16: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Mar 17: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: South By So What? – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 24: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 25: Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Mar 26: The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Mar 27: Soma – San Diego, CA
Mar 28: Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

W/ The Plot In You, I Declare War, Gift Giver
Mar 29: Eagle Aerie Hall – Henderson, NV
Mar 30: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
Apr 01: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
Apr 02: Walter’s – Houston, TX
Apr 03: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 04: The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
Apr 07: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Apr 08: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
Apr 10: Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Apr 11: Rum Runners – London, ON (Canada)
Apr 12: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON (Canada)
Apr 14: Ritual – Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Apr 15: Foufounes – Montreal, QC (Canada)
Apr 16: Saint Clair Theater – Syracuse, NY
Apr 17: Bogies – Albany, NY
Apr 18: Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT
Apr 22: Game Changer World – Howell, NJ
Apr 23: Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA
Apr 24: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH

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Gift Giver Streaming “Cursed,” Revealed Cover Art

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Gift Giver is streaming “Cursed” off their Century Media Records debut Shitlife, out April 21, 2015 in North America here and below. They have also revealed the cover art for their album as well.

Official tracklisting

1. SHITLIFE
2. Trendkill
3. Cursed
4. Bastard
5. Loose Cannon (featuring Frankie Palmeri)
6. Hellhound
7. Grudge
8. Scumbag pt. 2
9. Death Wish (featuring Tyler Dennen)
10. Money $hot

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Gift Giver on tour
w/ Barrier, Villains, Traitors and Adaliah

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

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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 Fest – Worcester, MA
Apr 22: at 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)

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Gift Giver are:
Vocals – Justin Johnson
Guitar – Nick Miller
Guitar – Eric Snapper
Bass – Troy Wilson
Drums – Jake O’Shaughnessy