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
Pennsylvania’s hardcore activists Cold Wold have unleashed a new track titled “Hell’s Direction” which features a rap from Kool G Rap. You may think that this would be whack, but it totally works and it’s amazing. I have long loved this band and to see them add a new level to their repertoire just makes me love their music even more. You can check out the track after the jump and get ya groove on. Continue reading
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) will be releasing their new album I Am King in September and the band has unleashed a music video for the title track of the album. This video was directed by Max Moore, who has done incredible work for Young And In The Way, Harm‘s Way, Coliseum and Old Wounds, never puts out anything that can be labeled shit. Seriously, all of his videos are brilliant and “I Am King” is no exception. Check out the video after the jump and see for yourself. Continue reading
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) have announced that they will release their new album I Am King this September. As a huge fan of the band, I am beyond stoked that I will be getting some new tunes from them this year. The band has also announced why they have dropped the “kids” from their band name. You can check out the track listing for the album after the jump and read a statement from the band. Continue reading
Young And In The Way are definitely one of my favorite bands currently. Their raw, abrasive style of blackened crust is something that I find myself heavily gravitating towards and their new album When Life Comes To Death is the greatest example of how amazing this band is. YAITW have released a music video for the new track “Be My Blood” and I can honestly say I would be anything for this band. Check out the rad, Max Moore-directed video after the jump. Continue reading
West coast hardcore act Loma Prieta have just kicked off their short-but-sweet tour of the west coast with phenomenal support from Fucking Invincible. If you’re on the west coast, I seriously envy you and I hate you if you miss out on one of these sure-to-be-killer shows. Check after the jump for dates. 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.
As you should all know (and currently be celebrating), Fred Phelps, founder of the friendly, God Hates Fags family church, The Westboro Baptist Church, has died and to show their feelings, Touché Amoré have released the above t-shirt design, which should be available on their e-store later today. Good show, chaps. Approved. You can also check out the classic “WeHateFredPhelps.com” after the jump. Continue reading
Add legendary New York outfit Pro-Pain to my list of bands I thought were long gone by this point. I seriously had no idea this band was still kicking, but they apparently are and, more than that, they are preparing to release a new album pretty soon. Rad. I was really into Pro-Pain back in the day and their new tunes sound pretty good. Continue reading
Damn right! New Lows are back! New Lows are one of my favorite bands and I have been awaiting the return of their vicious brand of hardcore for a while now and it seems that my need will finally be indulged. The band will be releasing a new five-song EP soon and they have just unveiled the title track from the EP Abhorrent Endings. Check out the track after the jump. Yeeeeeeeah. Continue reading
What’s that? You have never heard of Harm Wülf? Well, that is because this is a new project by a veteran. Headed by Blacklisted front man G. Hirsch, Harm Wülf is Hirsch’s first solo outing and it is a hodgepodge of different genres from different eras in many different ways. I honestly don’t know how to describe the music that is about to flow forth from your speakers or headphones, but I will tell you that it is brilliant and mesmerizing.
There’s Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till is the title set for Harm Wülf‘s debut and it will be released by Deathwish, Inc. on 12″ vinyl and as a digital download. You can pre-order the album here. And now, I present to you, “Silk Soul,” the dissonant, emotional eruption from G. Hirsch’s Harm Wülf. Howl, baby. Continue reading
I recently praised the new Doomriders song “Dead Friends,” and I am back to polish this band off. I loved Doomriders‘ sophomore album Darkness Come Alive, as it is one of the raddest albums I’ve heard in the last few years. These dudes have recorded an album called Grand Blood which has a very similar vibe to Heavy Lies. This new record rules, regardless of what some are saying about it. If you don’t believe me, head over to Pitchfork and stream Grand Blood in its entirety. You can listen to “Dead Friends” after the jump just to pump you up. Continue reading
Some people say they prefer Doomriders‘ first album because it had more of a party-vibe to it while their second album swerved more towards “beardo metal,” but I have to disagree. I fell in love with Doomriders right as they released their second album and it is still the strongest album for me. So when I first listened to the bands new track “Dead Friends,” I fucking loved it from the start. It feel exactly like Darkness Comes Alive did when I first listened to it.
What’s that? You want to know what I mean? Click on over after the jump and let this new Doomriders song seep into your earholes. Continue reading