Crown The Empire have come a long way in a short time. Touring with acts like Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, and Like Moths To Flames, it’s no surprise the young band from Dallas has risen through the ranks. idobi writer Alex Rudisill was able to catch up with guitarist and founding member Benn Suede at the Philadelphia date of their current tour on the inner workings of the band and what lies ahead.
Not many hardcore bands, let alone any band, can say they’ve been around for nearly 20 years with no hiatus, but Bane can. This year the band will be releasing their final album Don’t Wait Up, on Equal Vision Records and plan to make 2015 their last year as a band. idobi writer Alexa Gallo sat down with singer Aaron Bedard at Today’s Mixtape Festival to talk the band’s legacy, upcoming album, and the changes that have occurred in the hardcore community over the years.
An outspoken and instantly recognizable voice, letlive. frontman Jason Butler is reigniting the fire of modern punk rock with the band’s unequivocal message to the masses. One of music’s most unmistakably charismatic frontmen, the band has been tearing up stages across the country all year on Warped Tour and alongside bands like Every Time I Die and Bring Me The Horizon. idobi writers Alex Rudisill and Alexa Gallo spent some time with Jason at their appearance at South By So What?! to discuss the current state of music as well as his personal musical background.
idobi editor Eleanor Grace caught up with La Dispute frontman Jordan Dreyer at the Toronto stop of the band’s North American tour for an in-depth chat about everything that went into their new record Rooms of the House, how they challenged themselves creatively this time around, and what they’ve learned over the past almost ten years of being a band.
idobi writer Alexa Gallo sat down with Chad Moses from To Write Love On Her Arms at South By So What to find out more about the organization, expand on their Fears vs. Dreams campaign, and how you can get involved.
Canada’s most formidable hardcore band, Comeback Kid have been around the block quite a few times. The band is taking over 2014 with the newly released Die Knowing and a whole mess of touring planned for the rest of the year. idobi writer Alex Rudisill sat down with vocalist Andrew Neufeld to discuss the band’s roots, the next generation, and traveling the world.
idobi writer Alex Rudisill caught up with vocalists Dave Stephens and Kyle Pavone to talk about approaching the ten-year milestone, how their writing style changed on their most recent record, their relentless work ethic, and much more.
Having recently wrapped up Memphis May Fire’s Unconditional Tour, veterans A Skylit Drive are back and better than ever. Their newest record Rise is the most successful release in both the band’s and label Tragic Hero Records’ history. Vocalist Michael Jagmin sat down with idobi writer Alex Rudisill as the tour came to a close to discuss the band’s latest endeavors.
Metalcore legends August Burns Red are truly a force to be reckoned with. Their latest release, Rescue & Restore, pushed the band’s boundaries to whole new level to create an essential part of any metal fan’s catalogue. idobi writer Alex Rudisill spoke with vocalist Jake Luhrs on how the band progressed while writing their latest masterpiece.
idobi writer Alexa Gallo had the chance to catch up with Jake Mcelfresh aka Front Porch Step at the Long Island stop of the Acoustic Basement Tour in late February. The two discussed the release of his album Aware, persevering as an acoustic act, and the will to explore other music endeavors.
idobi senior writer Catherine Yi caught up with Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. to discuss his current headlining tour, being on TV, experimenting on the new album, and more.
idobi senior writer Catherine Yi caught up with indie pop band Gentlemen Hall to discuss opening for Third Eye Blind, having a flute player in the band, and how their hipster credibility held up in Brooklyn.
Having recently wrapped up a tour with Every Time I Die and letlive, Pittsburgh’s Code Orange Kids are returning to the studio to record one of 2014’s most anticipated albums. idobi Howl writer Alex Rudisill spoke with the band’s drummer/vocalist Jami Morgan about where the hardcore group is heading next.
2013 was an insane year for Northlane. They released their sophomore album, Singularity, in March in their home country of Australia and in November here in the states to glorifying reviews. idobi writer Alex Rudisill caught up with bassist Alex Milovic to discuss the band’s current happenings.