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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2014 announced


New England Metal & Hardcore Festival have announced their initial line-up for 2014. The festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17-19. Bands playing include All That Remains, Iced Earth, Slapshot, Cruel Hand, Twitching Tongues, Reign Supreme and more. It will also be the last East Coast performance from Bleeding Through.

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Agnostic Front Celebrate Hardcore Pride


When Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret calls modern “hardcore” bands up on the carpet for degrading and bastardizing the genre, you don’t look at him as a grumpy old scenester. You snap to attention. Accredit it to over two decades of proud loyalty to the scene he and Agnostic Front helped create. After all, if there were no AF, you surely wouldn’t be rockin’ out to Hatebreed and their throngs of clones today. That frustration is the focal point of the band’s forthcoming full-length Another Voice. With tracks such as “Hardcore! (The Definition)” and “Pride, Faith, Respect,” Miret heralds the… Read more »

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FOXCULT Launches Intergalactic-Inspired ‘THE AMETHYST DRIFT’ EP


FOXCULT, Seattle’s premier “stargaze” act, is back with their new EP, THE AMETHYST DRIFT via Adventure Cat Records. Additionally, the post-hardcore artists delivered their new single and visuals for “NGC 3603.” Previously, the act dropped narrative-driven tracks “GEMINI 4” featuring Tom Weaver of Casey, “ASTRAL GALLERY” featuring Michael Skaggs of Outline In Color, and “WORMHOLE.” If you want to follow the musical story timeline as intended, “NGC 3603” takes place in between “WORMHOLE” and “GEMINI 4.” Read more: Dark Divine Shares Punishing New Single, “Digital Numb” “But if only you could leave yourself behind/Recalling a mirage kept deep inside/The splendor… Read more »

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FEVER 333 Finds A “HIGHER POWER” On New Single


Preceded by their punchy, poignant single, “NEW WEST ORDER,” FEVER 333 returns today with a new single and accompanying music video for “HIGHER POWER.” “There are no diamonds to be produced without pressure,” says vocalist Jason Butler. “No lessons to learn without trials.” He continues, “’HIGHER POWER’ revolves around these ideas and reveres the beauty in the adversity-induced magic performed by marginalized communities. To exist in a world that challenges your very existence every day to some degree is one of the most magical acts I have ever witnessed. Here is my 2:43 soundtrack offering to that act.” Naturally, the… Read more »

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Common Sage Taps Thursday Musicians For Track, “Edin”


New York City’s post-hardcore quartet Common Sage is having a massive year. After recently signing to Equal Vision Records, the act teamed up Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly and guitarist Steve Pedulla to craft the urgent punk-tinged “Edin” and its accompanying black and white music video. The track perfectly unites sonics from the genre legends and tomorrow’s alternative stars. “Edin” is just one of three songs set to appear on Common Sage‘s forthcoming EP, Nostos | Algos, which is due out on July 24. Check out the new Common Sage and Thursday collab for “Edin” below. “Edin” Lyrics: Salt on your… Read more »

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Movements Are “Afraid To Die” On New Single/Video


Following the success of their recently released full-length RUCKUS! in late 2023, Movements have unveiled their new candid single, “Afraid To Die.” The new track arrives with an accompanying music video in which the band are seen running away from death through a series of dreams. “With “Afraid to Die,’ we were able to take the energy that was in RUCKUS! and fine-tune it by exploring different realms of what this band can be and what our music can sound like, and I think we did a good job of that with this song,” vocalist Patrick Miranda shares. “Sonically, it’s… Read more »

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11 Up-And-Coming Artists That Every AFI Fan Should Be Listening To


Despite all the territory they’ve covered in their near-thirty tenure, AFI retains an impressively conspicuous identity. It’s the Tim Burton condition in which, despite rejecting the confines of any categorical genre with each new release, they have an innate flair that renders them instantly recognizable. But that’s not to say that they exist outside the realm of reasonable comparison. We scoured the alternative underground to prove that point. And while we can’t promise the recreation of that first magical moment you first heard Sing The Sorrow, we did pluck a handful of new music recommendations from the AFI ethos.  Representing… Read more »

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FEVER 333 Launches “NEW WEST ORDER” & Reveals Massive Tour


FEVER 333 announced a massive UK, Europe, and North America tour in tandem with the release of a new single and music video for “NEW WEST ORDER.” The Welcome To Tha Function tour kicks off on October 17 in Los Angeles and wraps up on December 6 at London’s Electric Brixton. ZULU is set to support on all U.S. dates and HUE, Move, Bucki Sugar, and CLIQUE will appear on select dates. Jason Butler says of the new single, “There is an intersectional hotbed where the hood and hardcore meet. For pimps and punks alike to enjoy and celebrate their… Read more »

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House Of Protection “Learn To Forget” On New Single & Music Video


Following the release of their major label debut, “It’s Supposed To Hurt,” House Of Protection is back with a new track, “Learn To Forget,” via Red Bull Records. Guitarist Stephen Harrison and drummer Aric Improta (ex-FEVER 333 musicians) “knew it wasn’t going to be easy to start again from scratch, but that phrase became our ethos. Starting again was the whole point of this [project].” “Learn To Forget” comes out of the gate swinging with supercharged hardcore sonics and screams and a euphoria-inducing chorus with soaring vocals. Improta and Harrison strike the perfect balance of classic hardcore and modern rock with help from producer… Read more »

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Protest The Hero Drops ‘Volition’ Anniversary Tour Dates With ’68


Protest The Hero announced a 10th-anniversary tour in celebration of their record Volition, featuring fan-favorite track “Clarity.” For fans of the 2013 record, the technical metal act is playing the entire record from beginning to end. The anniversary shows begin on August 1 at Detroit’s St. Andrews Hall and wraps up on October at London Music Hall in London, Ontario. Excitingly, hardcore duo ’68 will bring their “back pocket[s] full of riffs” on the road for all dates. Additionally, Greyhaven and Kaonashi will open on select shows, too. Protest The Hero shared on social media, “If Volition is ten years… Read more »

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