While She Sleeps Get Even Louder with “Silence Speaks” ft. Oli Sykes

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UK metal band While She Sleeps broke out big time when they released their 2015 full-length, Brainwashed. By the sound of their recently released music videos for new album You Are We – due out April 27th via Sharptone Records – WSS are about to get even bigger. The band’s newest single, “Silence Speaks,” carries the band’s heartfelt yet extremely aggressive style to new peaks. It also features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, which is arguably the best thing Sykes has done for metal since Sempiternal. Check out the new music video for this roaring single and don’t forget to check out some of the band’s other videos from their upcoming album, You Are We.

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A Look Into the Life of Betraying The Martyrs Frontman Aaron Matts

“I don’t think this story has ever been told!”

We recently wrote to France’s Betraying The Martyrs as they tour Europe and we got some inside info from frontman Aaron Matts. In this interview we touch upon all kinds of wonderful things, such as their new album, The Resilient, European cuisine and using steaming water to burn someone’s skin off. Fun, right?

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The End Is Here Tour Hits The Fillmore at Philly

It’s still early in 2017, but The End Is Here Tour may very well be the biggest tour of the year. Giants in the scene like Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White and Issues play to crowds of thousands with stage production that would rival the best Hollywood sets. And on a massive tour like this, openers Dangerkids and Dead Girls Academy start each show off with a bang. Check out the insane spectacle at Philly’s The Fillmore with these incredible shots.

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Dangerkids Drummer Katie Cole Talks Band’s Reemergence, ‘Blacklist’

Anyone who fell in love with Dangerkids and their debut full-length Collapse has been waiting a long time for this. Finally, since the release of the Ohio band’s 2014 record three years ago, we have a sophomore album! The highly anticipated Blacklist brings Dangerkids back with renewed vigor and is certain to satisfy those who have been biting their fingers. Drummer Katie Cole is just as relieved that the record is finally out to the public and sheds some light on what the reason was for the delay.

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NEED-TO-KNOW: One Last Shot Premiere Single “Leather & Fangs”

Photo Credit: Theo Martins

If you’re a sucker (like we are) for horror, screamo and punk, you’ve got to check out One Last Shot. The Syracuse, NY band have just released a gothic styled music video for their brand new single, “Leather & Fangs.” The song comes to you off of their upcoming full-length, The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends, which is to be released on March 31st, 2017. If you’re nostalgic for the glory days of screamo, when watching “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” on FUSE was an everyday ritual and the band Aiden was taking over, you’re guaranteed to have fun with One Last Shot.

READ MORE: “Aiden, Wil Francis, Thank You And See You In Hell”

RECORD REVIEW: Betraying The Martyrs ‘The Resilient’

France upgraded bread to the baguette, manual decapitations to the more efficient guillotine, and now in a delicious twist for our ears, Paris gives us the a new record from Betraying The Martyrs.

The Resilient is a fresh take on an existing genre. The band’s third studio album is a twelve-track amalgamation of several “-core” and metal subgenres; metalcore, deathcore and symphonic metal are just some of the ingredients. It is a well thought out inquisition into our purpose in life without feeling weak or overdone. It calls out cowards that harm, kill and take advantage of the innocent while forcing listeners to question their actions (or inactions). Aside from resilient, the record is existential and nostalgic.

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Record Review: Lorna Shore ‘Flesh Coffin’

What’s Lorna Shore? Black metal not from Norway you say? Technical black metal deathcore? From New Jersey? And it’s actually good?

The answer to all of those questions is simply “yes.” Lorna Shore have been around for a few years. Building on the strength of their first album, Psalms, they have crafted a fast-paced, brutal and philosophical full-length that should surely propel them to the forefront of the genres they dabble in. Flesh Coffin, which arrives officially on February 17th, 2017, is a foray into the mysteries of death and life and what they mean. “Denounce The Light” forces you to wonder how far you would go to keep living once your time has passed. “the//watcher” suggests your life is not your own. Throughout the album, the bass drums and relentless shrieking often drown out the inquisitive lyrics and render them nearly unintelligible, but that is par for the course with heavier music.

You can feel the heat from the burning churches when Flesh Coffin comes on. Lorna Shore’s black metal side is on display in this release. The technical, progressive and deathcore elements show through as well, making the album fun, brutal and potentially overwhelming. It is an album to look forward to and listen to repeatedly as every playthrough will offer you a new perspective.

Four Star Rating

by David Marulanda

Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In, My Enemies & I and BackWordz Announce Tour

On their way to the annual So What?! festival, Like Moths To Flames will be headlining a March tour run. They’re going to tour with bands you won’t want to miss: Sworn In, My Enemies & I,  Cover Your Tracks and BackWordz. You can find tickets to this killer show here! Also, check out the show flyer and some music videos from the bands below!

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Ghost Key Vocalist Austin O’Brien Opens Up About Depression With New Record

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Fortunately, mental health issues like depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are getting more awareness. More people are opening up about their struggles and trying to get rid of the stigma that depression isn’t a serious clinical problem. Ghost Key vocalist Austin O’Brien is one of those people. With the band’s new record, If I Don’t Make It, coming out on February 17th via InVogue Records, he finally shares his own story.  

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Hollow Bones “I Watched the Snow Fall and Bury Your Bones”

From their record Lionheart comes Hollow Bones‘s music video for the track “I Watched the Snow Fall and Bury Your Bones.” The New York melodic hardcore band use stark silhouettes overlayed with a snowy forest for this atmospheric song. In a track-by-track of the record that the band did with us, the members revealed that not only is it one of their absolute favorite tracks on the record, but the title also comes from the extremely popular Game Of Thrones.

READ MORE: Hollow Bones’s Sharon Malfesi Talks Hardcore Community, LGBT & New Record ‘Lionheart’

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