EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Bushido Code – “Harvest”


Veteran Pennsylvania Hardcore and Thrash metal band Bushido Code will release their new album – The Ronin, via respected label Upstate Records on April 19th, 2021! Blending the intensity and vision of classic hardcore, and the prowess and mosh anthems of classic crossover thrash, Bushido Code is uncompromising and badass! The Ronin will launch pre-orders on 3/19/2021 and follows their strong The Dying Virtues: Volume 1+2. Listen to the killer new song “Harvest!”Continue reading


Early Demos by Meraurder – “The Minus Year (’94 Promo)” to See New Digital Release


Long out of print and lost to time, Merauder’s early demo “The Minus Year (’94 Promo)” will receive a digital release via Upstate Records (Subzero, Kings Never Die, In Cold Blood). It releases March 12th, 2021, and can be pre-ordered now at the labels’ Bandcamp page. Upstate Records is also holding a sale on their entire 60 album catalog that you should jump on!

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Gloves Off Shares New Music Video For “In Reflection”


Pennsylvania Hardcore Metal heroes Gloves Off have shared a brand new video for their song, ‘In Reflection’! The track comes from their new EP, via out now via Upstate Records (Subzero, Kings Never Die, Smash Your Enemies, Dead Man’s Chest). The track was also the first single released from the EP and the clip was directed and edited by Kurt Fowles (Sirius Cinema). Watch it now at Metal Insider! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Kings Never Die – “Raise A Glass” ft Vinny Stigma and Mike Gallo of Agnostic Front


Hardcore Punk supergroup Kings Never Die will soon release their debut four-song EP, Raise A Glass, on limited edition vinyl and all streaming platforms via storied punk label Upstate Records! Ghost Cult is pumped up to bring you the blistering title track today! The track features Agnostic Front’s Vinny Stigma and Mike Gallo on the rousing song that is both a throwback to the glory years of punk, but also fresh for 2020! The band consists of members of New York HC legends like Mucky Pup, Dog Eat Dog, and Murphy’s Law such as guitarist Larry “The Hunter” Nieroda (Murphy’s Law, Stigma), guitarist Dan Natasi (Dog Eat Dog, Mucky Pup); drummer John Milnes (Mucky Pup), bass player Jay Kaflin (Sub Zero, Son Of Sam), and vocalist Dylan Gadino (Robots And Monsters). They released their first singles ‘Before My Time’ and ‘The Juice’ in 2019 and back in September they played their first show at the legendary birthplace of New York Hardcore, NYC A7. Pre-order Raise A Glass and stream the track right now!

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Hardcore Supergroup Kings Never Die To Release New EP in 2020


Upstate Records, purveyors of some of the best Hardcore Punk and Metal releases the last few years, have signed underground supergroup Kings Never Die. The band will release their debut four-song EP, Raise A Glass, in 2020. The band consists of members of New York HC legends like Mucky Pup, Dog Eat Dog, and Murphy’s Law such as guitarist Larry “The Hunter” Nieroda (Murphy’s Law, Stigma) called up longtime friend and guitarist Dan Natasi (Dog Eat Dog, Mucky Pup); the two immediately began work on what would become Kings Never Die. The pair were quickly joined by drummer John Milnes (Mucky Pup), bass player Jay Kaflin (Sub Zero, Son Of Sam), and vocalist Dylan Gadino (Robots And Monsters). These established scene greats have come together to form an explosive combo of punk rock and hardcore with hooks and catchy parts too! They released their first singles ‘Before My Time’ and ‘The Juice’ earlier in 2019 and back in September they played their first show at the legendary birthplace of New York Hardcore, NYC A7. Raise A Glass is coming soon on limited edition vinyl and all streaming platforms. Continue reading