From First To Last died out a few years ago when vocalist Sonny went all Skrillex on us and we all wondered if anything would become of FFTL. And then Periphery front man Spencer Sotelo joined the band as their new vocalist. I’ve been very curious as to how the music would be now and how the vocals would fit in. Well, I think it’s pretty great. The band successfully crowdfunded their new album Dead Trees and they are now streaming the albums title track. Check out “Dead Trees” with the new and improved From First To Last after the jump. Continue reading
New Hampshire screamo outfit Youth Funeral have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, See You When I See You, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track, entitled “When It Pours”, is a two-minute kick in the teeth that is raw, rambunctious, emotionally charged and often technical at times. Check out the face-melting jam for yourself at this location.
See You When I See You will be released on January 27th via Twelve Gauge Records. The EP’s track listing can be seen after the break.
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading
We’ve already heard Boysetsfire cover Funeral For A Friend‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations” and I have been sitting, waiting for FFAF‘s cover of “Rookie” by Boysetsfire. Well, just as I expected, it’s fantastic. It’s totally FFAF playing a Boysetsfire song in the style of BSF. It’s really phenomenal and I’ll happily listen to this split relentlessly for the rest of the year. Check out Funeral For A Friend‘s cover of “Rookie” below. Continue reading
Wolves At The Gate are a band that I have listened to a few times but I wouldn’t say I am extremely familiar. Well, the band will be releasing their new album VxV in June and I have just checked out the bands new track “Dust To Dust,” for which they have just released a lyric video. It’s not a horrible song whatsoever. Pretty cool. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading
Not too long ago I told you about the split 7″ that would be released featuring Funeral For A Friend and Boysetsfire covering each others songs. I am so excitebike for this split it’s unbelievable. I also stated that I wasn’t a huge fan of Boysetsfire, but the bands just released their cover of FFAF‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations” and it’s great. They totally captured the song in all it’s glory and still made it theirs. Check it out below. Continue reading
I have a soft spot deep in my heard for good screamo and also for some less than good screamo. I hold Alexisonfire and From Autumn To Ashes in high regard and I also listened to From First To Last quite bit back in the day although not nearly as much as the former two. I was interested to learn that From First To Last were coming out of hibernation and that they would not have Skrillex as their singer. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
So, I’ve listened to all of the Punk Goes… series of compilations because they are usually hilariously bad so of course when I found out they were releasing the sequel to Punk Goes ’90s, I was stoked to hear all these terrible bands cover songs I grew up on. To be honest, I was shocked that some of these covers aren’t half bad. Asking Alexandria‘s take on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer” was close to spot on for a bit as was Motionless In White‘s cover of Rammstein‘s “Du Hast.” Other songs, such as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! covering “All Star” by Smash Mouth and Falling In Reverse‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” were just laughable.
You can stream the entire compilation after the jump. Or don’t. Now I’m just waiting for the next Punk Goes Crunk or Punk Goes Pop. So much shitty music, so little time. Continue reading
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Circle Takes the Square have announced an extensive Spring U.S. tour that will focus on the Western portion of the nation. The band will play roughly 30 U.S. cities, including a spot on the Skeletal Lightning Fest in Urbana, Illinois. The band will be joined by Loma Prieta and Calculator on select dates of the tour. You can find the touring schedule, as it currently stands, after the break.
Funeral For A Friend are a band that some people can take and some can’t stand. I, for one, really dig this band and was quite pleased with last years Conduit. It’s insane that Funeral are back in the studio after releasing an album less than a year ago. Fucking rad, but insane. After the jump you can check out a statement made by the band’s vocalist Matthew Davies and peep one of my favorite tracks from Conduit. Continue reading
I can’t immediately name a band from Argentina although I am sure I know a few. It’s just not where my expertise lies in music. However, I have recently found a band from Argentina that has completely blown me away. The band is called Lost Hope and they are a post-hardcore-ish screamo-ish rad-as-fuck band that I have deeply fallen in love with.
The band boasts heavy-threaded tunes with melody and perfect execution not unlike Alexisonfire and their debut(?) release El Día Más Largo Del Año came out back in December and I haven’t stopped listening to it after finding it on Bandcamp. Check out the album after the jump and hopefully you dig it as much as I do. Continue reading
No-Cal post-hardcore act State Faults, who I fell in love with not too long ago, have just unleashed a new music video for their song “Wildfires.” This is one of my favorite tracks off of the album and it’s great to see a music video that entertains and isn’t just a whack performance video. Check it out after the jump and be sure to pick up Resonate/Desperate, out now on No Sleep Records. Continue reading
Circle Takes the Square have revealed the official dates for their forthcoming North American tour in support of their most recent effort, Decompositions: Volume One, which can be streamed after the break. The band will be supported by B. Dolan on select dates of the trek. You can view the entire schedule after the break.