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A Farewell To Vanna

Where We Are Now, The Sun Sets Here for Vanna

For over a decade, Boston’s Vanna have been creating aggressive music for us to sing along and swing our fists to. Vanna has helped me get through some tough times and made others great. They will remain a part of my life through their music that I will continue to listen to even after they’ve closed the curtains.

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Make Them Suffer Release New Music Video “Fireworks”

Make Them Suffer are truly incredible songwriters and “Fireworks” proves that point. The song, off the band’s new record Worlds Apart which comes out July 28 on Rise Records, masterfully blends heavy vocals and eerie guitars with beautiful melodies. This leads to a sense of calm and acceptance while at the same time revealing a type of suffering.

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NEED-TO-KNOW: The Nearly Deads

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If you’re looking for some new punk jams with strong female vocals, it’s time you check out The Nearly Deads. The Nashville band recently released a new six song EP, Revenge! Of The Nearly Deads, and it sounds exactly like the album cover looks. It mixes the dark edge of destruction with a little bit of fun. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find one of these songs on the radio, but they certainly don’t leave out the beloved bite of punk rock. This EP is where self-empowerment meets wrath, and you’ve got to give it a spin.

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American Standards Get Extremely Personal With New Record ‘Anti-Melody’

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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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LIVE SHOTS: Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Emarosa, Chapel take over Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Crowds flooded into New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Wednesday, May 10th to see the highly anticipated We Will Detonate Tour, headlined by Pierce The Veil and Sum 41, with support from Emarosa and Chapel.

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RECORD REVIEW: Gideon’s ‘Cold’ is bold and emotional

Gideon have made themselves a staple in the hardcore scene during the last several years, and it’s no wonder why. With commanding vocals, charging breakdowns and emotional lyrics, this Alabama-born band have everything fans could want, which they showcase brilliantly on their new record, Cold.

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HXC Magazine To Put On One Day ‘Make A Change’ Fest

It’s show time again for us and our fans here at HXC Magazine! The world has gotten all types of screwed up in 2017 and we want to show that our music scene can make a real difference. To prove that point, we’re hosting a one-day ‘Make A Change’ Fest that will be a benefit show for the ACLU.

The show will take place in the basement of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Saturday, June 24th, featuring the bands I Hate Heroes, In Loving Memory, REPS, Zoume, Awake At Last, Pulling Punches and Hollow Bones. If you want to come and show your support for this scene and for equal rights for all, please buy your ticket here

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Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez Publishes Newest Installment of ‘Amory Wars’

First of all, happy Free Comic Book Day to all comic and graphic novel lovers out there! We don’t just love music, we appreciate all types of art forms. And what is better than combining the two?

Vocalist Claudio Sanchez of the transformative and hugely influential band Coheed & Cambria has just released his latest installment of “THE AMORY WARSGOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV.” The comic series follows the storyline that Sanchez’s band set up with their previous concept records, pulling the reader into the throws of fantasy and suspense.

So while you’re out raiding your local comic book stores for cool finds, look for the first two issues of Sanchez’s latest volume. Or, if you don’t want to make the trip, order ’em right here.

See an exclusive preview of the new issue No. 2 below!

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Sharptooth Vocalist Lauren Kashan On The Fem Voices Hardcore Needs

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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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INTERVIEW: She Must Burn foray into fantasy with new record ‘Grimoire’

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.

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