FORCED ORDER To Release New Album “Vanished Crusade”, Stream New Track

[photo by Kiabad Meza]

Southern California hardcore outfit Forced Order have announced the release of their debut full-length record and follow-up to their Retribution 7″ release. The album will bear the title Vanished Crusade and will be released on August 7 via Revelation Records. Produced by Taylor Young (Xibalba, etc), Vanished Crusade will feature 14 new tracks fans of Integrity and Ringworm will be enamored with. The album’s artwork and track listing can be viewed after the break.

Revolver recently premiered the album’s blistering opening track, “New Forms”, for your streaming enjoyment as well.

Forced Order will also be joining Bane, Terror, Turnstile, Backtrack and Heavy Chains on tour this summer. Those dates can be found after the break.

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EVERY TIME I DIE Announce U.S. Tour

Every Time I Die have officially announced their new U.S. headlining run in support of their most recent effort, From Parts Unknown. The band will be joined by the likes of The Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack. Those dates, as well as Every Time I Die’s video for “Decayin’ With the Boys”, can be seen below.

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Lost In Life: BACKTRACK Streaming New Album


New York hardcore outfit Backtrack are currently streaming their new ripper of a record, Lost In Life, exclusively over at AbsolutePunk. Blast this shit through some good speakers, room mosh, and then do it for real at one of their record release dates and/or future dates on Comeback Kid’s headlining North American tour. Pre-orders as well as limited package deals are still available at

Backtrack Record Release Show Dates:

  • 1/11 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Alpha & Omega, Take Offense, Downpresser and Violent Situation @ Aladdin Jrs in Pomona, CA
  • 1/12 – Backtrack (Rec Release Show), Twitching Tongues, Take Offense, New Brigade and Plead The Fifth @ Oakland Metro in Oakland, CA

COMEBACK KID Announce North American Tour

Canadian hardcore outfit Comeback Kid are preparing to release their fifth full length album, Die Knowing, early next year through Victory Records. In the meantime, the band have announced an extensive North American tour that will commence in the middle of February. Support for the tour will come from the likes of To The Wind, Downpresser, Backtrack and Xibalba. You can check out the tour schedule after the break.

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BACKTRACK Sign To B9 Records



Plans for Backtrack’s forthcoming LP, teased “in progress” through the group’s Twitter sometime last March, have been laid out in full. The New York hardcore outfit have officially signed to Bridge 9 Records with plans for the release of their sophomore full length sometime early 2014. This latest effort sees them returning to record with premiere hardcore engineer Nick Jett(Terror), who worked with the band on their excellent debut 2011 Reaper Records LP, Darker Half. In the meantime, Backtrack are poised to close out 2013 on The Anonymous Tour alongside Stray From The Path, Gideon, No Bragging Rights and Rescuer in October. Check out the full tour details as well as a stream of Darker Half below. Follow Backtrack via their official Facebook for updates.  Continue reading



New York hardcore group Backtrack have recently announced dates for an August West Coast tour alongside Southern California slayers, Soul Search, and up and coming act, Criminal Instinct. Peep the full tour circuit above and check out some select album streams from each group below. Continue reading

BACKTRACK Kick Off European Tour/Album Update


New York hardcore group, Backtrack, kick off their UK/European tour today, running now through early May and including dates alongside Comeback Kid and Trapped Under Ice. In addition, Backtrack have recently tweeted that their as-of-yet untitled sophomore follow-up to 2011’s Darker Half is currently finishing up.




Hot off the trails of their debut full length, Love Is Love//Return To Dust , the Pennsylvanian hardcore maniacs in Code Orange Kids are poised to support Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror and New York hardcore veterans H2O along with the groovy New York Backtrack for a full 29 date tour across the U.S. The legendary Bane as well as Maine-based metallic hardcore act Cruel Hand are expected to guest on select dates. Peep the full details below.  Continue reading

BACKTRACK Release Video For “Erase The Rat”

Dogs, beer, stagedives, super soakers, Jurtice, you’ve just walked into a hardcore video! Reaper Records hardcore heavyweights Backtrack’s video for “Erase The Rat” to be exact.  Debuting earlier today exclusively via GlueHC, “Erase The Rat” comes off of Backtrack’s debut album, Darker Half, arguably one of my favorite releases of that year and one of my favorite albums, period. Stream the awesome video for “Erase The Rat” above and be sure to check out the dates for Backtrack’s upcoming Fall US Tour with the almighty Xibalba and the very brutal Harness below. Continue reading

The Extermination Compilation Review

A millennial ago in internet time(circa August 2011), a record label by the name of Flatspot Records announced that the Fall of that fateful year would befall the release of the label’s own homage to all the great hardcore compilations of the past, The Extermination Compilation. Consisting of five hardcore heavyweights of this day and age(Backtrack, Turnstile, King Nine, Soul Search, and Suburban Scum), this compilation was to be a legendary release. Trailers were released. Tracks were teased. Adult entertainment was hired as face placards for the satiable product. But this was not to be. With each passing month came another update of “It’s almost done”. The fire of hope waned as its last embers lay fueled by the lowly gas of promised test presses and problems at the printing plant. 2012 came. School ended. No Extermination Compilation. Eventually, I along with hypothetical others forgot about it. Anticipation of the compilation receded to a dark and undisturbed part of the mind, a place of unexpectancy. Come the afternoon of late July, that part of the mind opened as I saw in my usually empty mailbox, the holy grail of it all, The Extermination Compilation. I’ve listened. If the saying “Good things come to those who wait” doesn’t apply here, I don’t know what else does. Continue reading

Frostbitten World: COLD WORLD Prepping For Tour In May & June

Intense hardcore outfit Cold World are getting ready to hit the road in May and June with Backtrack, Dead End Path and Expire. I’m not really familiar with the other bands on this bill but I know Cold World and I’m pretty sure this will be an interesting show. Check out the press release and a Cold World track below.