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.
With the release of their debut full-length, Megosh has earned themselves a spot amongst the top post-hardcore players. Apostasy is utterly enchanting and impossible to resist. The record starts off on an electrifying note with “Checkerboards & Cigarettes” and only increases its bold sense of creativity from there. “Desparada” is a track we challenge you to rid from your brain after just one play while “Carrying Fire” is one that will reach into the very ventricles of your heart. Apostasy deserves your attention, and it will command it.
RIYL: Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Coheed & Cambria
The storytellers in Famous Last Words used their love of the classic sci-fi TV show “The Twilight Zone” to help guide the writing of their latest record, The Incubus. So naturally, we had to poke their brains about which episodes of the iconic series made the most impact on them. Check out vocalist JT Tollas’s top 10 picks below! Do you see a correlation between these and The Incubus?
Do you remember and love “The Twilight Zone” too? Let us know what your favorite moments are in the comments!
With a sound that’s reminiscent of Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds, fans of more progressive sounding music will definitely find something to like and possibly fall in love with about Hail The Sun‘s new record Culture Scars.
Something You Whisper have premiered a music video for their new track “Scream My Name” which will be on the upcoming deluxe edition of the Beautiful Sins EP, out July 15th. This live performance video takes place in one of those awesome venues where there’s graffiti covering just about every square inch of the walls, which gives an awesome visual backdrop. You can get the new single here.
Based on the tracks that Capsize have released from their upcoming album so far, A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me looks like it’s set to be one of the best releases of 2016. Their latest track, “Tear Me Apart,” features Brendan Murphy from Counterparts and comes with an accompanying, black and white performance video that takes place in a kind of glowing nowhere. It features more clean vocals and more melody than even their last single, “I Think It’s Best We Don’t Talk Anymore.” Don’t worry, though, it still keeps the heaviness and it’s as real as ever. Watch the video below and see what frontman Daniel Wand had to say about the new song here.
The second episode of HXC Magazine‘s Cellar Door Sessions podcast is here and this time we talk about the records that changed it all. The key records that shaped our music tastes and who we are today. Not only do we talk about blasts from the past, but we name a few contemporary records that you definitely need to check out right now! If you like Whitechapel, Senses Fail, Get Scared, Hundredth, Vanna, Beartooth, Taking Back Sunday and more, listen to this episode of The Cellar Door Sessions ~creeaaaakk~.
We decided to see what all the hullabaloo with podcasts was about so we launched our own! Welcome to the very first episode of The Cellar Door Sessions. In our premiere episode, we talk about the first shows we ever saw and what bands you need to go see soon! Hesitation Wounds, The White Noise, My Enemies & I, and Follow My Lead are just some of the bands that we discuss with this one. So listen to us rant and hit us back with your opinions and your show experiences!
Stick To Your Guns vocalist Jesse Barnett’s other project, Trade Wind, are coming out with their debut full-length on July 15th. The record, You Make Everything Disappear, will be released through Graphic Nature Records/Equal Vision Records and is currently available for pre-order. The full-length follows up the band’s 2014 EP, Suffer Just To Believe, and will feature the track “I Hope I Don’t Wake Up,” for which they’ve just premiered the music video below. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of the album!
The Amity Affliction are back with a new video for “I Bring The Weather With Me,” a single off their upcoming record This Could Be Heartbreak. The new album will be released August 12 and you can pick up your pre-order here!