Video: Emarosa – One Car Garage, Headline Tour Dates Booked

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Emarosa released a performance video today for their new single ‘One Car Garage’ from their recent album 131 (Hopeless Records) Continue reading

Warped Tour 2016 Lineup Leaks, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Yellowcard

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The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas may have blundered big time when their social media team tweeted the poster for their date of The 2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented By Journeys, just four days before the official announcement of the first wave of bands. Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Yellowcard, Issues, Falling In Reverse, We The Kings, The Maine, Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Vanna, and From Ashes To New are among the bands on the poster., the tour is slated to run from June 24th to August 13th and tickets go on sale Tuesday 3/22 at 10 AM local time, to coincide with the lineup announcement and party at Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida. As of yet, there has been no announcement from Warped tour confirming or denying this lineup. Festival producer Kevin Lyman commented on his Twitter account that he will check tomorrow to confirm the accuracy.

 


 

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New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 17: Day 3

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Day 3 of The New England Metal And Hardcore Fest drew to a close with a lot of diehards in attendance, but a little less of the fanfare of the previous two days. When you go to a music festival or any show really, typically you are familiar with the bands that you go to see. But just like tape trading was back in the 80s, and downloading a decade ago, a music festival is a great place for music discovery, checking out new bands, and getting outside your comfort zone for fun. A lot of this happened today.

 

By day three of anything, a comic-convention or a destination music festival, people are spun out a little from the last few days of action. Industry folks, (most of) the photographers and the vendors were a lot more relaxed on day 3 with the lighter crowd. I chatted with Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Act of Defiance) about his new venture, Manshark Entertainment. It was cool catching up with him and other people from the scene I usually see at these things. At the same time you have to give it to the staff of a venue that has seen an endless stream of people come in and go out in a weekend, metal fans from all walks, and still have them keep their shit together, and do a great job. I gotta give it up to the staff of the Palladium for the work they put in keeping everything moving and everyone safe.

Exalt, by Meg Loyal Photography

Exalt, by Meg Loyal Photography

Sunday is traditionally the “hardcore” day at NEMHCF and the the early bands brought that vibe. There were some killer early performances on Sunday from the likes of the more hardcore bands such as Oath, Living Laser, and Ghost X Ship, the nu-metal stylee-o of Gift Giver, and the phenomenal performance of Lorna Shore. They had their own crew of fans repping New Jersey in the house and I even saw some WSOU shirts on a few people that got me open! Also of note was a killer showing from New York’s Brick By Brick, now fronted by Ray Mazzola (Full Blown Chaos), for a sick set of ignorant (in the best way possible) hardcore and metal. Their set truly was a moshfest!

Brick By Brick, by Meg Loyal Photography

Brick By Brick, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

Later in the day following excellent performances from Sworn In, Vanna, The Color Morale and Cruel Hand on the small stage, Motionless in White took the stage as the final band of the weekend. Putting on a show that an amazing visual spectacle, stellar goth rock showmanship, the band owned the night. Their fans, many I met whom waited all day and checked out all of the bands before them, fell rewarded by a captivating show. The fans sang every word, jumped up and down when Chris Motionless said to jump, and generally yelled fuck you at all the appropriate moments, two middle fingers to the sky. It was a fitting close to a fun weekend. See ya next year Metalfest!

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

Motionless In White, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

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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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Beyond Dishonor Releasing Generation EP, Upcoming Shows

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New Jersey Metal band Beyond Dishonor will be releasing their new EP Generation on April 14, 2015. It was produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red). Stream “ED209 vs. the Staircase” below.

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Their music draws from pop culture tied into movies, television and gaming has been referenced in their songs and have attracted their fanbase. “ED209 vs The Staircase” (RoboCop) and “What Clayton Bigsby Doesn’t Know” (Chapelle Show) were referenced on 2011’s Travesty.

Watch the Mitch Martinez (LetLive, Norma Jean) directed “Heisenberg” music video below.

Watch the “Heisenberg” Drum Cam Video below.

Beyond Dishonor Tour Dates:

Apr 10: Tandy’s Top Shelf – Concord, NH
Apr 11: Sammy’s Patio – Revere, MA
Apr 12: Trog – Allentown, PA (w/ Young Graves)
Apr 14: Shepard Space – Catonsville, MD (w/ Phinehas)
Apr 15: Immanuel’s – Silver Spring, MD (w/ My Ticket Home, Phinehas, Shai Hulud, and Mouth For The South)
Apr 16: Liberty Skate Park – Lynchburg, VA (w/ My Ticket Home, Shai Hulud, and Mouth For The South)
Apr 18: Championships Bar and Grill – Trenton, NJ (CD Release Show)
Apr 19: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ Every Passing Dream and Invoker)
Apr 20: California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY (w/ My Ticket Home and A Wake In Providence)
Apr 21: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (w/ A Wake In Providence)
Apr 22: The Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA (w/ The Color Morale, Slaves, Vanna, and Favorite Weapon)
Apr 24: The Foundry – Cleveland, OH (w/ Along Came A Spider)
Apr 25: Launch Music Conference – Lancaster, PA
Apr 26: Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ (w/ Along Came A Spider)

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Cavalera Conspiracy, Blind era Corrosion of Conformity, etc Added To 2015 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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The Seventeenth edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has added Cavalera Conspiracy, the Blind-era Corrosion of Conformity (with Reed Mullin and Karl Agnell), Jasta (featuring Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta) on Friday, April 17, 2015; Incantation on Saturday, April 18, 2015; and Vanna, Nasty and Gift Giver on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Below is the full list of fourth wave band additions:

Friday April 17th
Cavalera Conspiracy
Corrosion Of Conformity
Jasta

April 18th
Incantation
Shattered Sun

April 19th
Vanna
Nasty
Brick By Brick
Gift Giver
Unity

Updated Lineup:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Cavalera Conspiracy
Corrosion of Conformity
Jasta
Code Orange
Overcast
On Broken Wings
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
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
Rotting Out
Death Before Dishonor
Cruel Hand
Lionheart
Nasty
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
Gift Giver
Nasty
Oath
Unity

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Vanna Guitarist Forms “Mean Hardcore Band” Brickwalker

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Vanna guitarist Nick Lambert started up a “mean hardcore band” called Brickwalker with Chuck Bouley (ex-Since The Flood) and Nevada Smith (A Loss For Words). The group debut “Open Eyes,” which was produced by Shane Frisby (Deez Nuts, The Ghost Inside) at his studio in Massachusetts, and can be heard here.

Attila, Memphis May Fire, Chelsea Grin, etc Confirmed For Never Say Never Fest 2015

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Never Say Never Festival 2015 is confirmed for March 20-21, 2015 at Las Palmas Park in Mission, TX. The lineup is still being updated, but confirmed artists include so far:

Attila
Memphis May Fire
Chelsea Grin
Against The Current
Ghost Town
Slaves
Fallujah
After The Burial
Vanna
The Color Morale
Beartooth
My Ticket Home
No Bragging Rights
Upon A Burning Body
Like Moths To Flames
Erra
Dance Gavin Dance
Fit For A King
Chiodos
Crown The Empire
Real Friends
Knuckle Puck
Capsize
Courage My Love
A Skylit Drive
Kublai Khan
Gideon
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Black Tongue
Monuments
Boris The Blade
I See Stars
The Maine
Enter Shikari
Mayday Parade

 

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Norma Jean – Vanna – Ken Mode – The Greenery: Live at TT The Bears

 

Norma Jean (6)The Greenery, hailing all the way from California, brought the Cali hardcore scene to Boston. With raw energy behind every song, Matt Lanners demanded everyone’s attention with every word he screamed. What a great way to start off a show with such a killer lineup. Following closely was the noise/sludge group KEN Mode, who have been well-respected on the strength of their recent releases. Having heard so much about this band, I was glad I was given the opportunity to review a show with them on it. The music was a bit slower than any of the other bands on the bill, but a great mix none the less. The drummer and bassist stole the show with not only being about to perform flawlessly, but the way they perform is entertaining in itself. Definitely a band worth checking out if they ever roll through your city!

Boston’s very own, Vanna took the stage with a sort of force to be reckoned with. The energy they have during the set from beginningVanna-10 to end never dropped and the crowd fed off every bit of it. Not one body was standing still. Vocalist Davey Muise was sharing the microphone with anyone who wanted to scream the lyrics with him. He jumped into the middle of the floor into the crowd and had everyone swarm around him while he spoke heart felt words to everyone in the room. They always put on a great show regardless if it’s a small intimate venue, or catering to thousands of kids every day at Warped Tour.

Ending this crazy night was Georgia’s Norma Jean. Ever since the release of Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, Norma Jean was one of those bands who perfected the metalcore genre. From the moment they took the stage to the end was a non-stop shit show. The crowd was screaming along to songs such as ‘Bastardizer’ and ‘Wrongdoers’. The venue went nuts , with people crawling on stage and jumping on top of each other to get a chance at the microphone during ‘Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste’. During the last song, vocalist Cory Brandan Putman was climbing on top of the side speakers, to jump off from, but was cut short due to the security not allowing such a move. Regardless, the show was what I expected it to be, not one disappointed face leaving the venue.

 

 

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Words and Photos by Meg Loyal of Meg Loyal Photography