HARM’S WAY Streaming New LP Rust In Full


Chicago metallic hardcore heavyweights Harm’s Way are streaming their long-awaited LP, Rust, in full ahead of its March 10th release date. Check out the stream below, pre-order Rust digitally and on CD or vinyl via Deathwish Inc. here and check out the band on tour, details below!

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HARM’S WAY Release Music Video For “Amongst The Rust”


Chicago, IL metallic hardcore unit Harm’s Way have released a music video for the track “Amongst The Rust”, the group’s second released single off of their long-awaited upcoming third LP, Rust, due out March 10th via Deathwish Inc. In support of their imminent record, Harm’s Way have been touring on a nonstop cycle since January and have recently announced an upcoming North American tour with supporting Code Orange with Eternal Sleep and a European run reaching the UK and Germany. Stream “Amongst The Rust” below along with details for all dates for Harm’s Way’s touring cycle and pre-order Rust digitally, on CD and vinyl here via Deathwish Inc.
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HARM’S WAY Streaming New Track “Law Of The Land”

rustWho’s ready to get their face crushed before a new episode of The Flash airs? This dude! Harm’s Way released a radical new track titled “Law Of The Land” earlier today and it is seriously one of the most vicious songs I’ve ever heard from this band. I’ve loved Harm’s Way for a long while now, but I cannot wait to hear this new LP. Check out the new track below and pre-order Rust via Deathwish Inc. hereContinue reading


coe orangeHoly hell. When you bring three fantastic hardcore bands together for a tour, no matter how long or short, you’re going to have a good time. Code Orange, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep have announced a killer tour this March that is a must see. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of ANY of these shows, be sure to show up or get crushed. Also, Harm’s Way will be releasing their new Rust 7″ before the tour. Check out the dates below.      Continue reading

HARMS WAY Announce New Album “Rust”

Chicago’s Harms Way have announced the release of their new full length record and follow up to 2013’s Blinded EP. The new record will bear the title Rust and will see a release through Deathwish on March 10th. The new 10-track effort was recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, etc), mixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below along with a stream of Blinded.

The band will also be embarking on an extensive world tour early next year. The official tour dates can be found after the break as well.

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Deathwish-IncDeathwish, Inc. will take it’s DW Fest to Europe next year and the line-up in unbelievable. Converge, Trap Them, Harm’s Way and Young And In The Way will all tour the European market and I hate you all for it. I mean, holy shit. That is a hell of a tour package and I would kill to check out. I love all of those bands and it angers me that I can’t see them. For any of your Euro readers however, check out the dates after the jump.      Continue reading

Harm’s Way Announce Studio Time For New Album


Chicago, IL metallic hardcore act Harm’s Way are set to begin studio sessions tomorrow for their as-of-yet untitled upcoming ten-track third LP, due out early 2015 via Deathwish Inc. The newly effort will see the band returning to record with Andy Nelson of Bricktop Studios with mastering duties to be handled by Kurt Ballou of Godcity Studios.

Harm’s Way most recently released their Blinded EP on Deathwish Inc. in 2013, the first release with the label since their contract signing earlier that year.


HARM’S WAY Announce West Coast Fall Tour

994226_10151754377401469_1480845260_nThis upcoming September, Harm’s Way will be heading out west in support of their most recent EP, Blinded, along with grindcore peers, Dead In The Dirt, and dark hardcore allies, Homewrecker. The band has announced that the tour is the first out of a run of U.S. dates in support of the new record. Peep the full tour details above and a music video for “Mind Control”, a track off of Blinded, out now on Deathwish Inc., below.

HARM’S WAY Debut New Video “Mind Control”/Announce Pre-Orders

Artwork for Blinded by Florian Bertmer

Artwork for Blinded by Florian Bertmer

After nearly two years of silence, Harm’s Way have debuted a video for a new track entitled “Mind Control”, off of their upcoming EP, Blinded. Directed by Max Moore Films, “Mind Control” provides a cryptic visual counterpart to a devastating new slice of the group’s menacing signature brand of metallic hardcore. Stream the video for “Mind Control” below and pre-order Blinded in Vinyl or CD format via Deathwish Inc. here. Check out an interview I recently did with guitarist Bo Lueders here, where we go into some of the background behind Blinded, touring in Europe and more.  Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Bo Lueders of HARM’S WAY

Based out of Chicago, IL, Harm’s Way are one of the hardest hitting and original bands in contemporary hardcore today. Initially surged with a powerviolence bite, the Chicago group eventually took a turn towards caustic metallic hardcore infused with the spirit of Merauder, Machinehead and 90s death metal, even stepping into industrial territory on their acclaimed 2011 sophomore LP, Isolation. The group’s relative silence since then has recently been broken with this year’s March announcement of the group’s signing to Deathwish Inc. along with the announcement of a new EP for the group, Blinded. I recently checked in with lead guitarist Bo Lueders to talk about Blinded, touring in Europe, growth beyond the scene, Wolfnote, Bo’s new pop punk group, and more. Check it all out after the jump. 


Photo Credits to Danielle Parsons (http://dressingcold.tumblr.com/)

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HARM’S WAY Detail New EP “Blinded”


Aside from a few tours, Chicago, Illinois hardcore group Harm’s Way have been relatively quiet since the release of 2011’s devastating Isolation. That silence has been broken. The recently Deathwish-signed group will have a new EP entitled “Blinded” out soon. Recorded at Bricktop Studios with engineer Andy Nelson(Weekend Nachos), Blinded features five tracks of what are said to be the band’s heaviest and most exploratory material yet. The full track listing as well as album artwork, by the mighty Florian Bertmer(Converge, Pig Destroyer, etc.) can be viewed below with release date and pre-order info soon to follow. In the meantime, mark your calenders for Harm’s Way on their upcoming European Summer tour with peers Twitching Tongues and I Exist, dates below.  Continue reading

Best Of 2012: Musicians Best Of Lists Part V

2012yearWe here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of Weekend Nachos and Harm’s Way were jamming to this year.

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BITTER THOUGHTS Self-Titled Demo Review

If there’s anything to be said, it’s that the Chicago hardcore scene is one of strength, progress, and growth. Off the bat, some of my favorite bands hail from Chicago: Weekend Nachos, Spine, Harm’s Way and now…Bitter Thoughts. While the band’s sophomore demo has been lying in wait in my music library for about a couple months, the moment I listened to the demo,I realized that I had not only opened one can of whoop-ass, but a whole pack.  Continue reading

SPINE To Release Debut 7″

Boasting members of hardcore heavyweights Weekend Nachos and Harm’s Way, Kansas City/Chicago hardcore group, Spine, are set to release their debut 7″, Subhuman, in September via Bad Teeth Recordings. Subhuman will run six brand spanking new tracks, one of which can be expected July 13th via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse free hardcore comp Casa De Diversion Volume III. I absolutely loved their Running Out Demo and its raw production, punching riffs, and tortured vocals. Expect pre-orders late July. In the meantime, stream/download the demo below.

Casa De Diversion Vol. III Preview: SNAKES “Confined”

As a metalhead of eleven years, I came to the hardcore scene pretty late and among the worst of “hardcore” contemporaries. Seas of “hardcore” kids recommending Winds of Plague and Emmure flooded the corners of every streets. One-eyed creatures seeped out of every crevice. I was horrified by this genre…this “hardcore” entity…and I vowed to walk away from its crab-dancing keyboard laden grasps forever. About a year ago, a stream on Metalsucks for a certain band called Harm’s Way brought me back on the right track towards hardcore. My revived interest in hardcore and endless google searches in turn brought me towards Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, a site that has since become my primary nexus and hub for REAL hardcore.

On July 13th, Toxicbreed’s Funhouse return to crush false impressions of hardcore once more. The third volume of Toxicbreed’s completely free and crushing hardcore compilation, Casa De Diversion, will be released. And as a bonus, a track by the excellent hardcore/powerviolence/sludge band Snakes has been released to tease the compilation. Anyhow, whether you listen to hardcore or not(DO IT), mark your calenders for July 13th and check out everything on Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. Support real hardcore. Death to crab-dancing and one eyed monsters.

Also, shoutouts to Snakes for their excellent hardcore record, Please Kill Me Now, which can be streamed below and downloaded for free. FREE.