My Enemies & I are the type of band that want to freak you the fuck out. With Halloween creeping ever closer, we thought it would be fun to have the band that keeps a Ouija board at their merch table (attend a live show to get the details) tell us about their favorite horror movies of all time. Check out ME&I’s top 10 Halloween must-sees right here!
The Mothership Tour landed in New York City some days ago, hitting Webster Hall with acts Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun, Good Tiger and The Contortionist. Check out these shots from that night and, if you haven’t yet, check out all of the bands’ latest releases, including DGD’s brand new record, Mothership.
If you’re like us, you were introduced to Indiana’s Church Tongue when a video of the band setting their guitarist (Chris Sawicki) on fire went viral last year. The act was one of the most insane displays of punk we’ve ever seen, and now the band are here to deliver a new record to shake the hardcore scene. Church Tongue guitarist Nicko Calderon took some time to talk to us about the upcoming record, Heart Failure, and why they started setting people on fire in the first place.
Every Time I Die’s eighth full-length, Low Teens, can be described as the perfect summation of their career. The Buffalo bad boys have been crushing the metalcore/hardcore/southern rock game for well over a decade now (even if they’re one of the only bands participating in this mashup of genres). What has kept ETID alive and thriving for so long has been their ability to consistently deliver meaningful and eclectic heavy music.
The pop hit “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) has taken over the nation and even inspired a series of memes because of how viral it’s gone. New York rock band In Loving Memory just put a heavy spin on the song and it’s just as if not more addicting than the original. Check out the music video for the song below and give the rest of In Loving Memory’s discography a listen!
We got to chat with Alesana vocalist Shawn Milke on their 10-year anniversary tour celebrating their 2006 release On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax about the past, present and future of the band. Milke discusses where the band were circa 2006, the choices they made to get them where they are today, and what is in store for the next record (which is already underway).
Our second installment of our Character Development series takes us to a world of evil turtles, magical pipes and lovable, bouncy lizards. What would your favorite, mustached, red-clad Italian plumber listen to as he flattens killer shrooms and smashes bricks in his efforts to save the beautiful princess Peach?
“Brighter” is a relative term. There isn’t much brightness in To The Wind’s The Brighter View. It’s loaded with anger fueled by resentment. It’s full of self-doubt and self-loathing, but there is always a faint glimmer of hope.
Photo Credit: Josh Huff
North Carolina hardcore outfit Dwell released their latest album, Innate, via Blood & Ink Records on September 9th. We’ve teamed up with them to bring you their roaring new music video for “A Lie In Futility,” and we love it because it’s awesomely gruesome and heavy as hell.
From the band:
“‘A Lie In Futility’ is about if you believe the world is meaningless, then life will seem as if the world is crumbling and only feeds into that lie your cosmos consumes. If the world was meaningless, then the logic you used to justify your belief becomes meaningless also. The making of this video was an amazing experience and it was a pleasure working with Josh. We wanted the video itself to be somewhat dark and eerie and I think Josh [Jardim] did exactly what we were looking for. I hope everyone enjoys the video as much as we do.”
If you like what you hear, make sure to catch Dwell on tour at at least one of the following dates!
W/ Orthodox, Heavens Die and Ramses on select dates
11/10 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
11/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Take Hold Fest
11/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Take Hold Fest
11/13 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
11/14 – Milwaukee, WI – JJ’s w/ Malice At The Palace
11/15 – Lansing, IL – Royal Skateshop
11/18 – Ringold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli*
11/19 – Myrtle Beach, SC- Rockin Hard Saloon^*
The 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris affected not just the iconic French city but the globe, and not just the the ever-turbulent political sphere but the music industry as well. Since acts of terror have become an unfortunately common occurrence in our modern world, we’ve heightened security at large, international events like the Olympics and international hubs of transport such as airports. However, the tragedy that occurred at a concert at the Bataclan was tragic for more than the obvious reason. For many in the music community, like Fit For A King, it was traumatic because it attacked what is supposed to be a safe haven away from all of the horror of the world.