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American Standards usually center their records around social commentary, and while there is still a healthy amount of that on the Arizona band’s new record Anti-Melody, they’ve also endeavored to try something completely new for them. As tragedy after tragedy befell the band members during the writing process of this record, they realized that they couldn’t put out an honest album without being open about their personal experiences.
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It’s rare to come across such a tough, charismatic woman fronting an incredibly heavy hardcore band. While Baltimore band Sharptooth and their vocalist Lauren Kashan are a wonderfully unique find, we have to stop and consider why that is. Sharptooth are almost entirely melody-free, bearing similarities to bands like Every Time I Die and Stray From The Path, and for some reason that comes as a surprise. When people hear “female-fronted band,” they often immediately think of Paramore or even one of the many metal bands out there that are led by chicks. But in hardcore, there is a strange absence of fem that Kashan wants filled.
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She Must Burn started gaining international attention after their self-titled EP was released in 2015. Since then they’ve gotten to do things that even long established bands would kill to do. They’ve shared the stage with the legendary bands Cradle of Filth, Carnifex, Fallujah and more. The UK band very recently released their debut full-length, Grimoire, and by the sound of the record and what bassist Frank Korsair has to say, it’s clear they are ready to dominate.
Continue reading INTERVIEW: She Must Burn foray into fantasy with new record ‘Grimoire’
“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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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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A Knocked Loose show isn’t the kind of event you enter into lightly. The Kentucky-based hardcore band have quickly become infamous in the scene for bringing out the rowdiest and most brutal crowds. After the release of their first EP Pop Culture and their recent full-length Laugh Tracks, everyone knows by now that if you go into a KL pit you should expect to get K.O.’d.
Continue reading Knocked Loose Vocalist Bryan Garris Discusses Band’s Notorious Live Show, ‘Laugh Tracks’ & More
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If there is anything better than hardcore it’s puppies, and if there is anything better than puppies it’s finding a way to help puppies that are in need. Enter Kevin Oakley, local NJ show host, fervent hardcore kid and animal rights activist. If you’re part of the New Jersey Hardcore Facebook group, you’ll know him as one of the guys who posts almost every other day. If you’re part of the local show circuit–band or fan–you’ve heard of his mission before. If not, here’s your chance to meet him and get ready for his next Mosh For Paws show on September 23rd featuring acts Suburban Scum, Maximum Penalty, The Banner, Friend Or Foe, Steel Nation, Laid 2 Rest, Jukai, and Threat 2 Society at Mexicali Live in Teaneck.
Continue reading DIEHARD PROFILE: Kevin Oakley of Mosh For Paws Goes Hard for a Cause
“Everything rebellious is in one way or another contrived. We are just fighting the good fight and trying to keep good art alive.”
The hardcore gentlemen in Matriarchs tell us a little about themselves, their music, and which other Los Angeles hardcore bands need to be heard.
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I Prevail released a brand new single yesterday called “Stuck In Your Head,” and the name definitely does it justice. The new track from the band’s upcoming record Lifelines is heavy but catchy–exactly what the band have become known for since their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” got them serious attention back in 2014. Check out the new track below and for more inside info on the band, read our Q&A with drummer Lee Runestad right here!
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This is the kind of hardcore noise punk you listen to when you want to set a trash can on fire and throw it through a window while your best friend spray paints his mohawk green and your girlfriend slams some dude’s head into a wall like “Mike” does in SLC Punk. This is HELLS from Philly and they’ve just released their EP Paradise. And this is what their guitarist Brad Wallace, who also recorded the band’s debut, had to say about it.
Continue reading HELLS Guitarist on What Pisses Him Off, The Philly Scene, ‘Paradise’ EP