Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival! New bands added include Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian, Violent Magic Orchestra, Caspian, Déluge, Frog Leap, and Hexis. the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.
Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Wall Of Jericho, The Arson Project, The Contortionist, Vampilla, and Skeletal Remains to join the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.
Hardcore legends Sick Of It All and the reactivated Walls Of Jericho will take part in the 2019 EMP Persistence Tour, early next year. More bands to be announced soon, but all initial dates are now available. Continue reading
Hard to believe that’s it’s been 8 years since The American Dream. Not the American Dream you’re thinking of. I wouldn’t know anything of that as I share a house with way too many roommates and pinch pennies for booze money at the end of the week.
Sagging economy jokes aside, it has been nearly a decade since we heard any new music from Walls of Jericho. And while the Michiganders have been busy starting families and with other musical endeavors, they apparently haven’t lost an ounce of the fury that brought them notoriety in the mid aughts. One Obama presidency later and Walls of Jericho are still spitting venom on latest album No One Can Save You from Yourself (Napalm).
With the exception of album bookend ‘Probably Will’ that venom is still potent. And ‘Probably Will’ is a well put together song, but its clean vocals and orchestral arrangements just don’t gel well with the rest of this sulfuric set.
But allow me to clarify to both naysayer and cautious devotee alike; Walls of Jericho are not on a mission to reinvent themselves. Much to my heart’s delight, frontwoman Candace Kucsulain still has those varnish peeling vocals. If you were expecting a post-hardcore or tech makeover then this album is not for you. That said, if you enjoyed With Devils Amongst Us All and All Hail the Dead then you’ll be dancing to your hearts content on tracks like ‘Relentless’ and ‘Cutbird.’ ‘Damage Done’ follows suit as it switches from gradual pummel to short Slayer blitzes. ‘Reign Supreme’ as a title may seem like an easy hardcore wink and nod, but its suffocating groove will kill any cynicism.
It’ll be easy for the dismissive and jaded to file No One Can Save You from Yourself as derivative. But to do so would be to disregard quality work from a band who’ve long paid their dues. And if we’re going to adopt that philosophy then we might as well expect musical metamorphoses from Ringworm or Integrity. Who wants that?
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Lots of suggestive drama surrounding the Soundwave Festival in Australia as headliner Bring Me The Horizon tweeted that they were not 100 percent confirmed to play the event as originally reported, as the fest is scheduled to begin in January 23-26, 2016.
To anyone hoping to see us @soundwavefest we are awaiting some requested info & hope to 100% confirm our involvement this week. Hang tight.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) December 13, 2015
Event coordinator AJ Maddah responded to distressed fans with this response:
Have just spoken to BMTH agent & manager. We’re working on their concerns/requests.
— AJ (@iamnotshouting) December 14, 2015
Prior to the Bring Me The Horizon episode, Aussie punkers Frenzal Rhomb posted an odd Facebook status over their drummer Gordy Forman’s recovery since he broke his arm in a botched stage diving attempt at a gig this past July.
Lastly, Relient K, Walls Of Jericho and Darkc3ll were added to the growing lineup. Stay tuned for further updates.
Metallic hardcore merchants Walls of Jericho are striding down to the path to releasing their fifth album, their first for seven years, with the announcement they have signed to prolific and respected label Napalm Records.
The metalcore outfit had recently confirmed the end of their self-imposed hiatus are currently working on new music to be released later in the year.
Drummer Dustin Schoenhofer on signing with Napalm Records:
“All of us in WALLS OF JERICHO are proud and very excited to have signed with Napalm Records and are looking forward to finally finding the right partnership to release our new music with. We would like to thank both Napalm and all our Fans and Family for being so patient with us these past seven years since our last release cause its long overdue.”