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

NAYSAYER Release Video For “Infiltrator”


Richmond, VA hardcore outfit Naysayer have released a video for the track “Infiltrator” off of their 2011 debut LP, Laid To Rest. Despite the track’s oldness, it’s good to see that the group is not dead. Hopefully, their on and off tour schedule and here and there updates signal imminent material. Peep the David Wood(Down To Nothing, Terror) directed video below which includes live shot and behind the scenes footage from the group’s 2012 European tour with Terror and Brutality Will Prevail.



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.



LA hardcore veterans Terror have recently debuted the video for the title track of their upcoming LP, Live By The Code. The song as usual is standard solid Terror output: riff-heavy, mosh-worthy hardcore laced with metallic tendencies while the video is a live-shot black and white scenario full of stage dives, gang vocals, and cool slow motion moments. Live By The Code comes out April 9th via Victory Records and Reaper Records(you should pick up Turnstile’s upcoming EP, Step 2 Rhythm too!). Peep the video below.  Continue reading

TRAPPED UNDER ICE To Undergo Indefinite Hiatus



Baltimore, MD hardcore group Trapped Under Ice are poised to enter a lengthy and indefinite hiatus beginning August 2013, but not before ripping their fans a new one with a slew of tourdates including a California weekend, a string of tour dates in the UK, and a culminating run through Joe Hardcore’s legendary Philadelphia-based This Is Hardcore festival. I’ll definitely be heading out to one or all of the California dates if possible. Check out the band’s full statement as well as the full tour circuit details after the jump. Photo credits to Give It All Photography. Continue reading

TURNSTILE Debut New Video “Canned Heat”



Baltimore, MD’s grooviest metallic hardcore act, Turnstile, have just debuted a video for “Canned Heat”, a new track we last saw the group performing live at Florida’s Bringin’ It Back For The Kids Fest 2: Electric Boogaloo. Strewn together with pro-shot live footage from that very show, we are now treated to a mastered and complete version of the track…along with news that Turnstile will be releasing a new EP/LP/?? possibly entitled Step 2 Rhythm through Reaper Records this year. Metallic hardcore release of the year? I’d put my money on it. Stream “Canned Heat” below. Continue reading

TERROR To Premiere New Track “Hard Lessons” On BNB Takeover Right Around Fucking Now


The Black N Blue Takeover (hosted Tuesdays 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on East Village Radio) are set to debut the new track “Hard Lessons” by L.A. hardcore heavyweights, Terror, sometime around now. Alongside, Rhode Island hardcorers Reason To Fight are also checked in and will be streaming some tracks off of their upcoming LP, Dedicated To Nothing. There will also be giveaway packages by Reaper Records. TUNE IN FUCKING NOW HERE and be sure to pre-order Terror’s new EP here.

TERROR Launch Pre-Orders For Upcoming Single


Serving as the precursor to their upcoming full length, Live By The Code, “Hard Lessons” is the latest single being put out by Los Angeles hardcore veterans, Terror, through premiere hardcore label, Reaper Records. Stream a live video of “Hard Lessons” below(thanks to YouTube user, MyWifeHateCod) and pre-order the record in its various packages, here. Continue reading

TURNSTILE Debut New Track “Canned Heat”

Back at the devastatingly brutal Florida based Bringin’ It Back For The Kids Fest 2: Electric Boogaloo last week, the grooviest band in contemporary hardcore, Turnstile, ended up debuting a new song entitled “Canned Heat”. While the current discography for the group has been short(a demo, a 7″, and a spot on the excellent Extermination Compilation), every piece of work has been a pure slice of fried gold. Shredtastic, groovy, and all out fun, Turnstile’s relation in the hardcore world mirrors that of Bloodbath’s in the death metal world. Both bands contain members of prominent acts within their respective scenes(Turnstile with Trapped Under Ice, Mindset and Bloodbath with Opeth, Katatonia) and both bands I wish were more active than their more popular counterparts. Yes, I like Bloodbath more than Opeth and Katatonia. Anyhow, enough rambling, check out the live shot video for “Canned Heat” and a track from Turnstile’s 7″ EP Pressure To Succeed(Reaper Records,pick up here) below. Mosh on. 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

TRAPPED UNDER ICE Look Like They Have A Lot Of Fun

I mean, just watch the video. These dudes look like they are having a hell of a time doing what they’re doing. Am I right? Everyone is grinning like they stole something at some point in this video. Other than that, it’s a pretty standard video for a hardcore band. I haven’t had a lot of past experience with Trapped Under Ice, so I can’t really judge this song. It’s pretty good, I suppose. Anyway, check out the video below and tell us what you think.