Kublai Khan are a band that I found out about at the exact same time I learned about Vanna. I got the same vibe off of the former band and I really enjoyed their music. The band is currently promoting their new album New Strength, which will be released next month. Kublai Khan are currently streaming their new track “Life For A Life” which features guest vocals by Bury Your Dead‘s Mat Bruso. Check out the track below. Sickkk. Continue reading
Back in December of 2013 I premiered a track for a band that, at the time, was new to me. The band is a vicious hardcore act out of Seattle and they were prepping the release of their album A Dim Lit Place. That band is Mercy Ties, who I love and now they are promoting their upcoming album Proper Corruption. You can pre-order the new album here, but that’s not all I want to tell you. Because I love you folks, I am happy to premiere Mercy Ties new music video for their song “Analysis Of A Smile”! This song kills and the video is rad. Check it out below! Continue reading
French hardcore outfit Birds In Row have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Personal War, at Alternative Press. The new track is titled “O’Dear” and it barrels forth with driving, melodic hardcore that is as blistering as it is emotive. Stream the three-minute stunner at this location.
Personal War will be released on October 30 via Deathwish, Inc. Pre-order here.
Additionally, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with WAITC on October 30. That release can be picked up here.
Carved Up are one of those extremely rad bands that I want more and more of. Noisy post-hardcore bands are something that I adore and Carved Up are all up on that shit. The band will release Matador in November and the shit is sounding amazing. They have just unleashed a powerhouse of a song titled “We Built Riff City” and it cruuuuushes. Check out a stream of the song below. Continue reading
Iron Reagan released The Tyranny Of Will last year and the band has just released their latest music video. The video is for their song “Rat Shit,” which rules and it’s a pretty rad video. Iron Reagan put together some interesting videos and this might be my favorite. You can check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Shai Hulud are legendary. ‘Nuff said. The band will soon release their new EP Just Can’t Hate Enough X 2 – Plus Other Hate Songs, which is a collection of original songs and covers. Said EP hosts a cover of Propagandhi‘s “Hate, Myth, Muscle, Etiquette,” of which you can hear right now! The cover pairs Shai Hulud with Stick To Your Guns front man Jesse Barnett and it’s pretty sick. Stream it over on AltPress right now. You can check the track list below. Continue reading
Islander, a band I started digging last year, will be joining Korn on their twentieth anniversary tour coming up, but so far there hasn’t been any news about a new record for the band. Luckily, it doesn’t take that kind of news for Islander to put out some music. The band is currently streaming a new track titled “Wake Up!” that is pretty cool. I’m not digging it as much as I was anything on Violence & Destruction, but it’s cool nonetheless. Check it out below. Continue reading
Hundredth released their new album Free earlier this year and the band has released a new music video for their track “Break Free” and you can check it out below. It’s a really cool video that was shot while the band was on The Warped Tour this past summer. I love Hundredth and their their energy. Check out “Break Free” below. Continue reading
Brooklyn’s own White Widows Pact will unload the full contents of their new album in October but if you can’t hold off, the band is currently streaming a new track titled “Thirteen Years Of War.” Man, this band kills and True Will is going to be fantastic. Check out this new track below and be sure to have White Widows Pact marked down for your year end list. Continue reading
One of my most anticipated albums of the year comes from
French San Franciscan hardcore act Loma Prieta. The band will be releasing Self Portrait early next month and if you, like me, can’t wait to hear the fuzzy raw hardcore action, have I got some news for you! Loma Prieta is currently streaming their new album in full and you can hear the whole thing after the jump. Check it!
[Editors Note: I’m an idiot. Loma Prieta is not from France. That is all.] Continue reading
Nebraskan metallic hardcore outfit Purgatory have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Gospel of War, at Lambgoat. Titled “Death Toll”, the new track features a bombardment of earth-shattering, chugging riffs and violent grooves. Check out the track after the break.
Gospel of War will be released this fall on Escapist Records.
I’m one of the folks who loved Atreyu back in the day, but I fell out of touch with them after The Curse. Well, when the band made a comeback and released their latest album Long Live, I decided to check it out and I am proud to say that I loved the album. It’s a strong collection of tracks that has a little new and a little old Atreyu. Well, one of the slower songs on the album “Do You Know Who You Are?” now has an accompanying music video and it’s pretty cool. Check out the video below. Continue reading
Driftoff, which is comprised of members of Junius, City Of Ships and Rosetta, was destined to make good music. I am absolutely blown away by the massive sounds that this band has created. It’s got a little bit of everything and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. Lane recently posted about one of the bands new tracks and I’m here to tell you about another. The latest track is titled “Dying Light” and it is the first song off of the bands debut, four-song EP Modern Fear. Check it out below. Continue reading
Noise-laden hardcore heavy hitters Nervous will release their new EP Duration And Delusion next month and the band has just unloaded the albums opener “The Future.” This track is heavy, it’s grooving and it rules. You can stream the track below and be sure to take it all in. It’s siiiick. Continue reading
AND THIS IS WHY TODAY RULES. You guys know how much I love Alexisonfire. I was distraught when the band called it quits back in 2011, but today brought wonderful tidings. The band recently played at Riot Fest in Toronto and while on stage, they announced their return. You can see the transcription of what Wade MacNeil had to say on stage as well as some fan-filmed footage of the incident below. OH, SO MUCH AWESOME. Continue reading