Power Of The Riff Festival Adds Five To West Coast Lineup; Finalizes East Coast Lineup

Usually, my summer concert schedule consists of one or two small shows alongside my long attended usual death metal/deathcore summer fest, Summer Slaughter(starting SS 2008 and including all years except SS 2011 because of its horrid lineup). While the lineup for Summer Slaughter 2012 is certainly no laughing matter, with death metal heavyweights Cannibal Corpse co-headlining alongside prog death metal act Between the Buried And Me, my tastes have considerably shifted over the past year. My usual daily listening rituals of technical death metal and progressive metal have been largely replaced by the raw sounds of powerviolence, hardcore, grindcore, and occasional rap and electronic.

As such, I have decided to eschew my annual attendance of the Summer Slaughter fest in preference to the sickly all day Southern Lord Power of the Riff Festival West(Aug. 11). Boasting an already legendary lineup of some of my favorite bands including grindcore fathers Repulsion, sludge metal gods Noothgrush and hardcore/powerviolence act DNF, POTR: W has added yet another FIVE whopping acts Continue reading

ARGONAUTS Are Coming, And They Are Leaving Jason Behind

In a recent post from The Prp, former members of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Burnt By the Sun and a member of East of the Wall are joining forces in a project they have named Argonauts. The lineup is as follows:

Vocals – Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Guitars – John Adubato (ex-Burnt By The Sun)
Bass – Brett Bamberger (East Of The Wall)
Drums – Dave Witte (Municipal Waste/ex-Burnt By The Sun

This looks like it could be very promising and it would be nice to hear Dimitri’s chaotic yells once again. I have provided links to the original post below as well as a link to their Facebook page so you can keep updated on the band when they make information available. I have also provided a song from each band in case you are unfamiliar with them.

-Lane Oliver

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