Blue Swan Records band Eidola released their new record To Speak, To Listen a few weeks ago and if you’re a post-hardcore or prog metal fan you need to check the record out. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #11 on Hard Rock, so it’s safe to say it’s worth listening to. They’ve got an experimental vibe but they take care not to neglect their heavy side. If you like what you hear, they will be on tour with The Ongoing Concept later this summer.
Terror, one of the most well known and respected hardcore bands around, have released their new EP The Walls Will Fall and it quite literally crushes. Though it is only five songs – including a cover of Madball‘s “Step To You” – the EP emits just as much energy and passion as any of their full-lengths.
What makes The Walls Will Fall such a great addition to Terror’s discography is that it is both more accessible than their earlier material while also being as hard as ever. Because it is just an EP, it is a breath of fresh air and just enough for Terror fans to get their fix. This length works for them extremely well, bringing out the best of old school hardcore: quick, brutal and to the point.
“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?
“The first thing that comes to mind is how un-metal this background music is,” chef, restauranteur, and metal label founder Chris Santos starts. We’re sitting with him in the curtained off gold lounge in the basement of Vandal, a Bowery must-visit restaurant for the hungry art lover, as Justin Timberlake plays over the PA.
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.
I Prevail have released yet another single off of their upcoming record Lifelines, and they say it’s one of the album’s heaviest. The track, “Come And Get It,” comes after the release of their last single “Stuck In Your Head.” Of the new song, the Fearless Records band had this to say:
“”Come And Get It” is one of our heavier songs off Lifelines. This song is a response to all the keyboard warriors and other people out there that run their mouth and question the legitimacy of our band. Bring your hate, bring your judgement, bring your criticisms. Just know that nothing is going to change what we’re doing. We’re doing what we love and worked hard for and nothing and no one is going to take that away from us.” – Eric Vanlerberghe (co-vocalist)
I Prevail’s response to the people who make digs at their band can be found in the lyrics of the breakdown: “This is an invitation/ to get the fuck out if you can’t take it.”
As the name implies, Deathgrip is almost exclusively about mortality, anguish, fear and terror – and it’s a grand time. The chilling intro sets the tone for what is a sheer mosh-fest conducted by the reaper himself for the whole length of the album.
Australian metalcore has really taken off these past few years. The Amity Affliction, Parkway Drive, and many more have made the sound a valuable export. Meet Tom Kiely (vocals) of Patient Sixty-Seven, an up and coming band from Perth, Australia who have a downright damaging single, “Callous,” out right now!
The rambunctious, poetic, bouncy, and melodic Brits in Enter Shikari accomplished their mission to take us on a musical journey as we moved through highs and lows, covering a wide spectrum of emotion. From “Constellations” to “Mothership,” “The Paddington Frisk,” and an assortment of tracks from The Mindsweep, their electronic, energetic entertainment included a trumpeting Reynolds, a crowdsurfing amp with Rory Clewlow standing on it while playing, and Rory Clewlow walking across the VIP over the bar and into the stairs and seating in the back of the venue, amongst other shenanigans. Their live performance is guaranteed to keep you off your feet. Enter Shikari can make you move whether you want to or not.