Review: NEW FOUND GLORY – “Mania”

Okay, folks. By this point in the game, I don’t need to tell you that I am a huge fan of cover songs and all kinds of music. For nearly three years I have been telling you this and today my love of cover songs, pop-punk and Ramones all come together. I have loved Ramones for ages now. They were my first punk band, so I hold them very high on my scale, so when bands cover Ramones songs, I can be very, very picky. Usually those covers range from meh to not bad, excluding a few good covers. And then we get to New Found Glory.     Continue reading

Watch SHAI HULUD Track Vocals In The Studio


As all of you should know by now, hardcore Shai Hulud have re-enlisted the talents of New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert to handle the vocal duties on their upcoming album, “Reach Beyond The Sun“. The band recently put the finishing touches on said album and have been teasing us with goodies ever since.

The first teases came in the form of two amazing new songs (which can be heard by going here), now the group of misanthropists have unleashed several minutes of in-studio footage. In this in-studio segment, you get to see Gilbert and band guitarist/mastermind Matt Fox work on laying down vocals and working on patterns. To view the video, continue after the jump Continue reading

Reach Beyond The Sun: SHAI HULUD Release New Track

Oh, Shai Hulud. I owe an awful lot to this band as they were one of the main acts to get me into early metalcore and hardcore. They were punishing and crushing but had real metal elements like melody and structure. They have always been one of my favorite acts and I was very excited to learn that they would be releasing a new album called Reach Beyond The Sun with founding member Chad Gilbert (of New Found Glory), who performed vocals on Shai Hulud‘s 1997 debut Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion. It’s great to see Chad back at the helm of Shai Hulud, although I know it’s not permanent.

The band has just released the title track off of their new album, which you can check out below. The track sounds great to me. It’s really melodic, but it’s good. I’m pretty excited for the full album, which will be released on February 19th via Metal Blade Records. Check out “Reach Beyond The Sun” below.     Continue reading

A New Found Glory: Chad Gilbert Gets His Own Record Label Imprint

I don’t know if this should be a WTF Moment or not but “A New Found Glory” seemed like a good (terrible) pun; but as you can see, guitarist of New Found Glory has started his own record label, Violently Happy Records. Gilbert’s new label will be an imprint of hardcore super label Bridge Nine Records. The label will be just like all traditional labels and release primarily physical media.

Violently Happy records has set Candy Hearts new EP, “The Best Ways to Disappear” as it’s first release. Candy Hearts new EP is scheduled for a Nov. 7th release date. To read the full press release, an official statement from Gilbert, and a comment from Bridge Nine owner continue after the jump.

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Second Times The Charm: SHAI HULUD Finishes Recording New Album; Chad Gilbert Of NEW FOUND GLORY Handles Vocal Duties

Who else is fucking stoked for the return of the mighty Shai Hulud?? The band has just announced that they have finished wrapping up the recording of their upcoming MetalBlade full length. There is huge buzz surrounding the new album because it marks the return of Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory on vocals and is the first time in the band’s history that they have recorded with the same singer twice.

Although it was never not announced, the band was singerless  for about a year and they were recording with Gilbert so it shouldn’t be a shocker that they got him to contribute. Both Metalblade and the band have made official statements which can be read after the jump..

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