Melodic post hardcore act TOUCHE AMORE announce new EP called “Live On BBC Radio 1: Vol “, to be released on September 15th via Epitaph Records (pre-order here). Listen to the live version of ‘Palm Dreams” below.
At the end of a recent six week European/UK tour, we stopped at the BBC Studios in London to play and broadcast a live session of songs from our most recent album, “Stage Four”. Those songs originally aired March 12th, 2017 on “The Rock Show” with Daniel P. Carter on BBC Radio 1. Since the release of our sophomore LP “Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me”, we have had the honor and privilege of returning to BBC for each album cycle. This third installment of the “Live on BBC Radio 1” series will be available on 7” vinyl as well as all digital outlets on September 15th 2017. Preorder the 7” on split pink/clear vinyl, limited to just 300, with an exclusive embroidered t-shirt only available with the 7” and get FREE SHIPPING.
NYHC legends BURN premiere the full stream of their new record Do or Die, their first new full-length in 16 years, engineered by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Kvelertak, Nails, Code Orange) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth).
GO HERE to listen.
Italian vegan straight edge metalcore / metallic hardcore act TO ASHES release new EP called “The Refusal To Accept” on Bound By Modern Age Records and Animals X Kingdom. The record draws from what’s best in the spirit of the 90s and adds a modern powerful cut that’s raging, violent and somehow perfectly uncontrollable. What a power plant. Give it a listen right here!
Introduced through a brief feature in early July this year, Polish emotive screamo / post hardcore beast LØVTE (members of DESZCZ, MOJAPOŁOWA and ASTRID LINDGREN) has revealed the full stream of its stunning debut record “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of communication”, a vicious mixture of many influences, spiced up with exploding production and truly powerful arrangements.
Polish hardcore punk powerhouse BRIGHT LIGHT (we covered their debut EP in 2014) have dropped 2 new tunes from their upcoming 5-track 7”, slated for a November 4th release via Youth 2 Youth Records, who offered the following commentary:
These folks went under the radar for some time, though now, they’re fully back in the game. Bright Light strikes again with 5 new songs on a 7” that will make you 2-step in your bedroom when no one’s looking. Did you dig In My Eyes? Focus on the Light True Colors makes you stoked every time you put it on? Dudes and dudettes, you won’t be disappointed with Bright Light. Silesian boys prove it one more time – PLHC is something not to be ashamed of. Check out the 2 upcoming songs from “Break it out” EP.
Providence raw, incompromising, brusing d-beat hardcore punks DISAVOW (not to be confused with the Swedish band that we ‘ve recently featured) premiered a new 3-track EP called XXVII! Listen below and go here to check out out late 2016 interview and learn more about their band and Rhode Island music scene.
The Swedish DISAVOW, on the other hand, are streaming 2 new tracks from their new seven inch vinyl, to be released on September 26th through Epidemic Records.
Newark, Delaware’s metalcore / metallic straight edge hardcore act YEAR OF THE KNIFE return with a new, nihilistic 3 track promo EP, their first new music since tlast year’s Overgrowth EP, released in mid May 2016 via Harvcore Records.
Israeli post hardcore band ZAGA ZAGA (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this year) published their entire discography for free download on Bandcamp!
Metallic hardcore legends INTEGRITY release new video for their song “Burning Beneath the Devils Cross”, coming from their new record Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume, out now on CD/2xLP/Deluxe 3xLP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records.
80s post hardcore / punk veterans greats HÜSKER DÜ offer a new box set titled Savage Young Dü, to be released in November via Numero Group. It features the band’s entire catalogue from 1979 – 1982, 47 unreleased tracks, all remastered from the original analog format, and a bunch of worthy rarities and add-ons. Visit the pre-order link to get more details.
Catch the band’s singer/guitarist Bob Mould live at his upcoming West Coast mini tur in October:
Oct 07 Cal Jam San Bernardino, CA
Oct 20 Doug Fir Lounge (Solo Electric) Portland, OR
Oct 21 The Crocodile (Solo Electric) Seattle, WA
Oct 22 Rickshaw Theatre (Solo Electric) Vancouver, Canada
Toronto screamo act FRAERA re-release new 2-track EP called “every mistake i’ve made haunts me when i wake” (May 2017) on Emocat Records, “echoes from a time before tight pants when Alexisonfire was the shit; filtered through a lens of modern frustrations and punk sensibilities.”:
Polish melodic, atmospheric black / death metal act IN TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE release new video for their track “As Future Evaporates”, taken from new album “Vanitas”, scheduled for a September 22nd release via Arachnophobia Records.
“The video was shot amidst the woods and lakes of the Western Pomerania region, where I come from. The solitude and total silence of this place enabled us to capture the mood of the song accurately. The video conveys the leitmotif of our entire new album – that death accompanies our whole lives. We encounter it at different stages and its growing awareness should drive us to make the most out of the time we were given. Sadly, few have enough guts to aim at something more than barely surviving.”
Catch the band live at:
September 9 – Summer Dying Loud @Aleksandrów Łódzki
September 26 – Kraków @ ZetPeTe w/Immolation, Azarath, Melechesh
September 27 – Wrocław @ Pralnia w/Immolation, Azarath, Melechesh
September 28 – Gdynia @ Ucho w/Immolation, Azarath, Melechesh
September 29 – Warszawa @ Proxima w/Immolation, Azarath, Melechesh
October 7 – Poznań @ U Bazyla “Vanitas” release show
October 14 – Black Waves Fest, Jarocin @ Spichlerz Polskiego Rocka
Alt rap / hardcore crossover / “Trapcore” pack BACKSIDE release new video for their song “Wave”. Watch below and check out their previous video by clicking the band’s name.
Grind crust punks HERIDA PROFUNDA and powerviolent hardcore pack HELLO BASTARDS streaming their new split on Bandcamp through N.I.C. Records (co-released by WOOAAARGH, Deviance, 783 punx, Hecatombe Records, and premiered through IDIOTEQ earlier this Summer)
Oakland’s blazing d-beat hardcore punks ISOTOPE premiere new raging EP called Wake Up Screaming.
Bluesy metal legend DANZIG releases new video for ‘Last Ride’, coming from his first new album in 7 years called Black Laden Crown, released back in May 2017. Listen beliw and catch him live with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and MUTOID MAN on a short US run, kicking off tomorrow!
09/07 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
09/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/09 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
09/11 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
09/12 Lewiston, KY – Artpark Amphitheater
09/14 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
QUICKSAND announce European tour for this November! The tour will kick off a few days after they release “Interiors”, their first album in 22 years. Out November 10, pre-order available now at quicksandnyc.com. GO HERE to listen to their new music.
Legendary anarcho-punk documentary The Day The Country Died will be screened in China thanks to the collaboration between 3 DIY labels DiTai 敵台, Real Deal and Dizine 地誌. The movie chronicles the history of the anarcho punk, crust punk and DIY culture of the late 70s and early 80s. The event will feature a workshop will be narrated by the vocalists of hardcore bands DISANXIAN and D-CRASH, who delivered 2 great records earlier this year. [via UniteAsia.org]
The event will take place at 正午酒館 venue on September 17, 2017.
hate5six videographer release live videos documenting the recent TRAPPED UNDER ICE and DEPARTED show at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA on August 27, 2017:
German heavy hardcore act WORLD NEGATION (interviewed for IDIOTEQ last year) are aboout to release a new 7” called Born Broken. The record is slated for an October 14th release via Demons Run Amok Entertainment. Pre-orders are up now!
World Negation came to life in 2013 in Saarlouis/Germany and play Heavy Hardcore with a big influence of 90ies New York style. Meaning two things: Agression and anger.
Tuned down guitars, groovy basslines, straight to the face drums and pissed off vocals. If you are looking for compromise, World Negation is the wrong band for you.
All members played in bands of various styles in heavy music. This influence gives the sound of World Negation this little extra and makes them unique.
The new EP “Born Broken” features 4 tracks of pure Hardcore. No chance for boredom!
UK hardcore band RENOUNCED re-release their captivating record ‘Theories Of Despair’ on Holy Roar Records. The reissue is available to preorder now on LP/CD along with exclusive hoodies, long sleeves and shirts. Shipping on or around 3rd November. The record was originally released by Carry The Weight Records (RIP) & Good Life Recordings.
Melodic emotive hardcore punks 365 DNI premiere new song “Gorące Serca”, coming fromm the band’s new EP of the same name, to be released on September 15, 2017 via DIY Koło Records! The band will be hitting the road ewith oour good buddies APORIA later this month. Play the energizing, passionate track below and scroll down to see more details on the tour.
15.09 – [PL] Ciechanó[email protected] Kultury Zgrzyt + Gars + Schröttersburg
16.09 – [PL] Katowice@??? + Gars
17.09 – [SK] Koš[email protected]
18.09 – [HU] [email protected] + BoobStorm
19.09 – [RO] [email protected] Infokiosk
20.09 – [RO] [email protected]
21.09 – [SRB] Belgrad (NEED HELP)
22.09 – [BiH] Banja [email protected] Incel (???)
23.09 – [HRV] [email protected]
24.09 – [HRV] Zagreb (NEED HELP)
25.09 – [SLO] Ljubljana (NEED HELP)
26.09 – [SLO] Novo [email protected] Dom
27.09 – [IT] [email protected] Bar
28.09 – [CZ] [email protected]
29.09 – [CZ] Orlová@Futra
30.09 – [PL] Złotó[email protected] – One Way Fest vol.6
Scottish DIY Punk Benefit Festival called Book Yer Ane Fest XI / HARDCORE AGAINST IMMISERATIO has been announced for December 3rd at Abertay Student Centre, Conroy’s Basement and Deacon Brodie’s in Dundee, Scotland! Book Yer Ane Fest is a three-day celebration of DIY punk music and culture that aims to be a positive force whilst raising money and awareness for and supporting the great work of many great people and organisations within our community. Started as an all-dayer in a Perth pub in 2008, the evolution of Book Yer Ane Fest continues in 2017 as we prepare to welcome 50+ local, national and international artists tp Dundee to perform across three venues in the heart of the city over the first weekend of December. Grab your tickets here and go here to get more details.
Bands announced so far: BIRD LAW, CAVALCADES, CHERYM (NI), CHRIS SNELGROVE (CAN), DARKO (ENG), THE EDDIES, EMPTY LUNGS (NI), FAT GOTH, FLATFOOT 56 (USA), KADDISH, KAPIL SESHASAYEE, LOST AVENUE, LOST LOVE, LOU MCLEAN, MUPPET MULE, NO MATTER (NI), NOSEBLEED (ENG), PMX, THEE RAG’N’BONE MAN, THE SPOOK SCHOOL, SWORDMASTER, TONGUE TRAP, UNIFORMS, WARSHY/
British death metallers VENOM PRISON released a new music video for their song The Exquisite Taste Of Selfishness, taken from their debut record Animus.
While so many young bands are joining the metallic hardcore cause, Venom Prison have left that pack in favour of something heavier and even more destructive. The uncontrollable rage that surges through their debut album is the milk that feeds the sick and twisted ensemble who work in tandem to create such a hellish racket, the demon spawn would flee in agony. The hyper-tempo drums and thrash-influenced riffing grow and swell like a rotting carcass, but its Larissa Stupar’s formidable, bloodcurdling roar that separates Venom Prison from their peers. Sounding like it would punch you in the neck just to see if you’d drop, Animus is a revved up piece of horrific beauty, allowing you to satiate yourself on the very worst of society. Lyrical topics range from rape revenge to the End Times, and when the angels do finally fall from the sky this will be what caused it. Hellish and violent from start to finish, it’s hard to believe this is the band’s debut album. Just imagine how pissed off they’ll be for the follow-up. – Terrorizer
British noise rock bands MUMS and IRK are hitting European rooads later this month. See the details below.
Mums (formerly Mothers, formerly Aeroplane Flies High) are a noise-rock trio from Widnes, UK. The band recently released their stunning and uncompromising debut LP ‘Land Of Giants’ on the iconic Superstar Destroyer Records, which brings to mind the sonic stable of Part Chimp, the awkward structures of The Breeders and the heaviosity of Melvins. Having just finished a tour with cult psych-rockers TRAAMS, Mums have also performed at Raw Power Festival (Loop, Faust) and Wrong Festival (Bo Ningen, Blacklisters).
Irk (for fans of The Jesus Lizard / Daughters / Meshuggah) are a bass, drums and vocal noise rock trio from Leeds, UK, who have played with the likes of Pissed Jeans, Liturgy and Dope Body. Since releasing their debut ‘Bread and Honey’ EP in 2014, Irk have played over 80 shows across the UK and Europe and released a split EP with the London-based band Wren (Holy Roar Records). Irk are currently working on a debut full-length to be released in 2018, and have been confirmed to play this year’s ArcTanGent Festival alongside the likes of Converge, Explosions In The Sky, Boris and many more.
Silesia, Poland’s old school hardcore punks YOU BETTER RUN release new video for their track “Simple Lad”, coming from their new record,a follow up to their latest 2015 self-titled offering.
West Virginia’s heavy sludge metallers LEFT BEHIND premiere new video for their new track “Tough Love”, coming from their new album Blessed By The Burn, slated for an October 27th release through Unbeaten Records. The band is is touring with KUBLAI KHAN this fall – see the details below.
9.6.17 — Mesa, AZ — The Underground
9.7.17 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
9.8.17 — Camarillo, CA — Rock City Studios
9.9.17 — Bakersfield, CA — B Ryders
9.10.17 — Henderson, NV — Eagle Aerie Hall
9.12.17 — Portland, OR — Analog Theater
9.13.17 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
9.15.17 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Loading Dock
9.16.17 — Denver, CO — Moon Room
9.17.17 — Merriam, KS — Aftershock
9.18.17 — St. Louis, MO — Fubar
9.20.17 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen
9.21.17 — Indianapolis, IN — Hoosier Dome
9.22.17 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness
9.23.17 — Kent, OH — The Outpost
9.24.17 — Erie, PA — Basement Transmissions
9.26.17 — Waterford, N.Y. — Chrome
9.27.17 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground
9.28.17 — Freehold, NJ — GameChanger World
9.29.17 — Brooklyn, NY — The Knitting Factory
9.30.17 — Gaithersburg, MD — Raw Ink Live
10.1.17 — Richmond, VA — The Canal Club
10.3.17 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
10.4.17 — Atlanta, GA — Drunken Unicorn
10.5.17 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
10.6.17 — Orlando, FL — Backbooth
10.7.17 — Jacksonville, FL — Nighthawks
10.9.17 — Little Rock, AR — The Building
10.11.17 — San Antonio, TX — Jack’s Patio Bar
10.12.17 — Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
Melodic metalcore act ARCHITECTS premiere new single “Doomsday”, a track started by the band’s guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away from cancer in 2016:
Pop punk rockers NEW FOUND GLORY premiere new video for their song ‘The Sound Of Two Voices’, takien from their record ‘Makes Me Sick’, out now on Hopeless Records.
Ontario emotive alt rockers HEAVY HEARTS stream new tracks; new EP “On A Chain” to be released in late October via n a Chain” New Damage Records and Failure By Design Records!
Post metal act UFOMAMMUT shared “Babel,” the opening track from their upcoming eighth studio album, 8 – set for September 22nd release via Neurot Recordings.
About the new song “Babel” the members of UFOMAMMUT offer,
“The track is based on Babel as Babylon, a biblical myth that explains why we all speak different languages. After the great flood, a united humanity speaking a single language reunite in Babylon and they built a tower to reach heaven. God, as usual, scattered all the people around the world giving them different languages…The tower of Babel represents the perfection that goes against God. And that’s why the title of our new album resounds in 100 different ways.”
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN open up on their decision to call it a day after a career spanning more than 20 years:
CARNIVORE CRUSHER (members of metalcore bands UNBORN, STATEMENT, FORWARD TO EDEN, CASTIGATOR), a new misanthropic oldschool Death Metal with a message about veganism, dropped a new track called Reborn From Hatre, coming from the band’s new EP of the same name, available now via Bound By Modern Age Records. For fans of: Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Coffins & Statement.
Copenhagen based punk rock act BIG MESS will release their second album ‘Try To Enjoy It’ via Indisciplinarian on September 29th. The band recently unveiled a new track and video called “Pick Ur Queen” (watch below). ‘Try To Enjoy It’ is a melodic, energetic punk rock record, which – besides its rock n’ roll setup – also shines with its colorful instrumentation born out of imagination, play and impulsive experimentation. BIG MESS has created an ambitious yet still 100 % home made record, that penetrates both brain, heart and gut with its direct melodiosity and very human impressions of a life in change.
Dead Serious Recordings has signed LONG ARMS, a new band feat. James Menefee, former vocalist of RIVER CITY HIGH (Doghouse Records, Takeover Records) and current vocalist of HIGLEY. The band will release their debut LP on November 3rd via Dead Serious and Season Of Mist (see the teaser below). For fans of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, THE MENZINGERS, JIMMY EAT WORLD.
Years before playing raw-throated rock & roll with Long Arms, James Menefee (River City High, Higley) cut his teeth as a punk rocker, forming his first band at 12 years old and touring across America while still a teenager. Those were whirlwind years, filled with the highs and lows of a life spent on the road. He played shows with his heroes. He appeared on MTV. He slept on floors, signed with a major label, and wrote songs that told the whole story. Years later, that story continues with Young Life, the third album by Long Arms. James formed the band in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, eventually cementing a four-piece lineup around lead guitarist Phil Heesen III, drummer Greg Butler, and bassist Alex Smith. Together, the musicians whipped up a sound rooted in electric guitars and vocal hooks – a sound built for open highways, car dashboards, and barroom stages. Young Life is the sharpest version of that sound, delivering a batch of songs trapped halfway bewteen the rule-breaking spirit of James’ teenage punk days and the epic sweep of electric rock & roll.
German metallized power hardcore punk unit PEACE OF MIND premiered a new video for their song “Twist of Fate”, taken from the “MMXVI” Release EP, eleased on the 28th of April via Dead Serious Recordings.
Belgian 90’s punkers STEELE JUSTICE (think KID DYNAMITE, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS) have premiered their new full album called ‘Neonlight Blues’, to be released through Bearded Punk Records on September 9th at their release party (Fuck Oud Worden Fest 3 – supporting for Jack Quinn, Brian Wahlstrom, Donald Spence & Joey Cape).
Danish blackened post hardcore / metal band HEXIS premiere new viciouss track ‘Nefarius’; new EP ‘XII’ comes out on September 29th via Moment of Collapse Records (GER), Division Records (SWZ), Truthseeker Music (UK) and Crown and Throne Ltd. (US)!
KING OF NOWHERE, a dynamic, experimental alt rock group that masterfully captures both deeply intimate and radically political emotional soundscapes, premiered a new single Pigeons, a track fuses the intimate with the heavy in a powerful exploration of the pain and anger that comes with defeat. This past year, the band has been busy recording in the studio and touring the east coast in preparation for the release of their upcoming album, Blooms Hang Heavy. This skillfully written project incorporates experimental & ambient heavy rock with unbelievably raw lyrics to explore the complexities and flaws within the American system.
To celebrate the release of King of Nowhere’s highly anticipated project, Blooms Hang Heavy, the band will be playing a release show at Sunnyvale. GO HERE to get more details.
The members of King of Nowhere originally came together in 2013 in the Western Massachusetts DIY scene and have played in various configurations over the past few years. They reunited in their current form in New York, and have since shared these songs across the northeast. Their upcoming album, Blooms Hang Heavy has been exactly one year in the making, and marks the groups first release with this lineup, as well as their move towards a heavier, more focused sound. Recorded in Vermont and New York, this project represents the group processing the disconnect of modern life and the struggle to find meaning and stability in the midst of it. Rooted in rock, their experimental sound is at moments deeply intimate, and at others outward-facing and political. Blooms Hang Heavy is out September 10th.
NYC noise rock trio UNSANE confirms more than a month of new North American tour dates for the fall months, as well as additional European tour dates, in support of their crushing eighth LP, Sterilize, which is set for release through Southern Lord on September 29th. Joining them on the road will be PLAGUE MARKS, the self-proclaimed “stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene,” a new quartet comprising members of Creepoid, Fight Amp, Ecstatic Vision, and The Powder Room. Debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship is set to drop October 27th on Minneapolis label Learning Curve Records.
Days after the release of Sterilize, UNSANE will raid Europe on a massive tour that spans more than a month, running from October 5th through November 7th, including the new Southern Lord showcase in Amsterdam on October 29th alongside Magma, Sunn O))), Okkultokrati, Wolfbrigade, Circle, Big|Brave, and Vitamin X, after which the band returns stateside and embarks on the newly-announced North American tour. Leading with the two previously-announced Brooklyn shows on November 16th and 17th, twenty-four new shows have been announced, which sees UNSANE winding clockwise around the country and into Canada, the tour ending December 19th in Philadelphia.
Providing support for UNSANE, Plaque Marks will join the tour from November 17th through December 10th, Child Bite will open from December 12th through 19th, and labelmates Big|Brave will support from December 12th through 16th, as well as the 18th, and 19th.
Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of their Wreck LP through Alternative Tentacles, UNSANE makes a vicious return with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal Scattered, Smothered, And Covered, and Occupational Hazard albums, surging with the band’s unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.
10/05/2017 Futurum – Prague, CZ
10/06/2017 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
10/07/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL
10/08/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
10/10/2017 Blä – Oslo, NO
10/11/2017 Kraken – Stockholm, SE
10/12//2017 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
10/13/2017 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
10/14/2017 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE
10/15/2017 Les 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, FR
10/16/2017 The Dome – London, UK
10/17/2017 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
10/18/2017 Le Cafe Charbon – Nevers, FR
10/19/2017 Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR w/ Burning Heads
10/20/2017 Astrolabe – Orleans, FR w/ Burning Heads
10/21/2017 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
10/23/2017 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
10/24/2017 La Razzle – Marseille, FR
10/25/2017 Circolo Magnolia – Milan, IT
10/26/2017 Benicico Live – Giavera Del Montello, IT
10/27/2017 Traffic Live Club – Rome, IT
10/28/2017 FUZZ Club – Athens, GR @ Fraternity Of Sound
10/29/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL @ Southern Lord show [info]
10/30/2017 Cinema Metropolis – Umbertide, IT
10/31/2017 Scugnizzo Liberato – Napoli, IT
11/01/2017 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
11/02/2017 Tetris Club – Trieste, IT
11/03/2017 Arena – Vienna, AU
11/04/2017 Robot – Budapest, HU
11/05/2017 Vintage Industrial Bar – Zagreb, HU
11/06/2017 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SL
11/07/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
11/16/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Buildings [info]
11/17/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Plaque Marks [info]
11/18/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Plaque Marks
11/19/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Plaque Marks
11/20/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Plaque Marks
11/21/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA w/ Plaque Marks
11/25/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/26/2017 Ridglea Lounge – Ft. Worth, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/28/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Plaque Marks
11/29/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Plaque Marks
12/02/2017 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA w/ Plaque Marks
12/04/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/05/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Plaque Marks
12/06/2017 Cobalt – Vancouver, BC w/ Plaque Marks
12/07/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/08/2017 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ Plaque Marks
12/09/2017 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Plaque Marks
12/10/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Plaque Marks
12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC w/ Child Bite
12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
Dreamy alt rockers MOSSBREAKER premiered new music video, “Between the Noise and You”, the title track off the Los Angeles trio’s latest album, Between the Noise and You, released in July on Glory Kid Ltd.
As displayed on “Between the Noise and You,” Mossbreaker makes heavy, dreamy rock, descended from ’90s alternative icons like Failure and Hum. A driving beat and fuzzed-out guitars set up vivid hooks that absolutely enthrall – melancholy yet electrifying.
In a perfect match-up, none other than Failure frontman Ken Andrews, a true pioneer of the ’90s scene, provides the guest vocals heard on the song. Rolling Stone called Failure, “one of the great unsung alterna-metal bands of the Nineties… Muscular, rhythmic, beautifully spacey rock.”
Mossbreaker frontman Gabe VanBenschoten says this about collaborating with Andrews:
“It was a dream come true to have my mentor and one of our biggest influences take part in a piece of music we’ve created. I began working for Ken in 2012, starting out as an intern at his home studio then eventually becoming Failure’s touring guitar tech. I’ve been through a lot with Ken and the guys over the past five years and I consider them family. It’s still pretty surreal to have Ken Andrews sing on our record and appear in the video.”
MOSSBREAKER embarks on a West Coast tour this week, with Sheer on most dates:
Sep 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 1 w/ Sheer
Sep 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods w/ Sheer
Sep 9 – Portland, OR @ The Alleyway Bar w/ Sheer
Sep 10 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Sheer
Sep 11 – Medford, OR @ Johnny B’s
As promised earlier this year, Swedish melodic crust d-beat punks from MYTERI are releasing their new record Ruiner through Replenish Records on 180gram white wax with black haze (limited to 200 copies), 180gram gray wax with black haze (limited to 300 copies), and 180gram black wax (limited to 500 copies)! Pre-order are up now via the label’s site.
Formed in Sweden in the winter of 2013, Myteri is a five-piece band from Gothenburg, Falköping, and Kristinehamn that combines hardcore, crust, and d-beat to create a catalyst of uncompromising vocals, unyielding melodies, and unmerciful percussion in order to inspire change. The band examines the conflict between being alive and being human while being completely conscious of the fact that mankind is the most destructive species on the planet.
Instrumental post doom act Wyatt E. release their second album Exile to Beyn Neharot, a two song, 40-minute journey into the depths of the Orient, premiered at this location and now available on Bandcamp.
French heavy hardcore pack ELEPHANTS dropped a full stream of their new record called “Abuse / Power / Fame“. Listen below and go here and here to get more details and pre-order!
Los Angeles punk rockers EMMER EFFER are set to release their debut full-length album, From The Bottom Down, via Felony Records on October 6th. The band dropped a new music video for their new jam “Two Timer”. Their songs on the album harken back to that mid-90s South Bay sound reminiscent of 98 Mute and Pennywise. Lyrically, Emmer Effer’s are a glimpse into the everyday realities that many people go through, such as death, drugs, love, politics, and friendship.
The brand new EP by Dutch melodic punk rockers SIDEWALK has been unleashed by Morning Wood Records. Listen below and go here to grab a copy.
US weird rockers PRIMUS are sharing a new track from their forthcoming album, “The Desaturating Seven“, the band’s 9th album offering and their first record of original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and first album of original material with drummer Tim Alexander since 1995’s Tales from the Punchbowl. ATO Records have scheduled a September 29th release date for the album, which drew inspiration from the 1970s children’s book, ‘The Rainbow Goblins‘. Check out the new track Scheme and previously released The Seven below.
PRIMUS on tour:
10/20 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
10/21 Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn
10/22 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
10/24 Nashville, TN – War Memorial
10/25 Richmond, VA – The National
10/27 Albany, NY – Palace Theater
10/28 Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch
10/29 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/02 Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
11/03 Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater
11/04 Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater
11/07 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/10 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel
11/11 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/13 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
12/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Space rockers ANGELS & AIRWAVES release lyric video for the acoustic version of their classic song The Adventure, coming from We Don’t Need To Whisper, Acoustic EP, a special four-song EP that celebrates the band’s 2006 debut album, available at this location.
Norwegian melodic skate punk rockers FREEDUMB release new single “Let It Slide”. Listen below and scroll down to see their local shows in September.
Melodic hardcore band STICK TO YOUR GUNS are streaming a new song from their sixth full-length album, “True View“. Listen to “Married To The Noise“ below.
EARTH CRISIS, INFEST, CHAIN OOF STRENGTH, CODE ORANGE, and more are playing FYA FEST in January! Full list of bands include: Abuse Of Power, Bind, Candy, Cradle To Grave, Dead Heat, Deaf To Reason, Detain, Division Of Mind, Ecostrike, Fire and Ice, Firm Standing Law, Forced order, Freedom, Harms Way, Jesus Piece, Jukai, Line of Sight, Magnitude, Mindforce, Nosebleed, Red Death, Resistance Wire, Sandman, Secondsight, Step 4 Change, Substance, Three Knee Deep, Trail of lies, Vein, Wild side, and Year of the Knife.
Melodic post hardcore band COUNTERPARTS release new single ‘Swim Beneath My Skin’, taken from their new record ‘You’re Not You Anymore’ scheduled for release September 22th through Pure Noise Records.
The band’s vocalist Brendan Murphy commented:
“Swim Beneath My Skin’ is a song about how we allow ourselves to be so vulnerable it feels like another human being is literally making their way through your body. It’s often terrifying but for me, it’s necessary.”
Counterparts’ gripping new album “You’re Not You Anymore” is the band’s most turbulent record to date. The album features 11 vicious tracks, like “Swim Beneath My Skin,” “No Servant of Mine” and “Bouquet,” that blend the lines between hardcore and metal.
No Idea Records unveiled the full stream of the 2011 split between CHEAP GIRLS and Buffalo pop punk rock act LEMURIA! Meanwhile, LEMURIA unveiled a “Secret LP,” which are songs “you’ve never seen or heard before.” The 10-song effort can be grabbed via this location.
A number of scientific researchers from Harvard did an interesting study on how brain connectivity reflects human aesthetic responses to music.
Humans uniquely appreciate aesthetics, experiencing pleasurable responses to complex stimuli that confer no clear intrinsic value for survival. However, substantial variability exists in the frequency and specificity of aesthetic responses. While pleasure from aesthetics is attributed to the neural circuitry for reward, what accounts for individual differences in aesthetic reward sensitivity remains unclear. Using a combination of survey data, behavioral and psychophysiological measures and diffusion tensor imaging, we found that white matter connectivity between sensory processing areas in the superior temporal gyrus and emotional and social processing areas in the insula and medial prefrontal cortex explains individual differences in reward sensitivity to music. Our findings provide the first evidence for a neural basis of individual differences in sensory access to the reward system, and suggest that social–emotional communication through the auditory channel may offer an evolutionary basis for music making as an aesthetically rewarding function in humans.
GO HERE to read the full study.
PROPHETS OF RAGE release new song called “Strength In Numbers”; self-titled full-length album comes out on September 15th:
“In Stereo”, the split release from punk rocker PETER118 (interviewed for IDIOTEQ last year) and NO LOST CAUSE has been co-released by Thumper Punk Records and In Presence Records. The record features six songs of high energy, positive punk rock, available for your listening pleasure below.
Melodic hardcore / metalcore band STRAY FROM THE PATH release new video for their song “Only Death Is Real”, coming from their new record of the same name, to be released in 2 days, on September 8th and available for pre-order at this location. Watch and listen below and scroll down to see their upcoming dates.
STRAY FROM THE PATH live:
9/14 – Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi
9/15 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
9/16 – Kitchener, ON @ KOI Fest
9/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
9/19 – Kingston, ON @ Overtime
9/20 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
9/23 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
9/27 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle
9/30 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/5 – London, UK @ Underworld
10/6 – Leeds, UK Key Club
10/7 – Glasgow, UK @ G2
10/8 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
10/9 – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
10/10 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
10/11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
10/12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
10/13 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Club Cann
10/14 – Nürnberg, Germany @ Hirsch
10/15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
10/16 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
10/17 – München, Germany @ Feierwerk
10/19 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
10/20 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Cafe
10/21 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
New York / California (now instrumental) post rock band NIGHT VERSES have parted their ways with vocalist Douglas Robinson. The band will enter the studio later this month with producer Will Putney to begin tracking their third album. See the official word below and check out a cool video of the band rehearsing for the new record.
“As of today, we (Aric, Nick, Reilly) will be continuing Night Verses as an instrumental trio. We came to this decision mutually with Douglas and believe it is the best thing for us all moving forward. We’d like to take this time to not only thank Douglas for his commitment and contributions to the band for the past 5+ years, but to also acknowledge how important he was to the foundation of the band. We’ve played hundreds of shows around the world together, and made art that we’ll be proud of forever. Thank you to our team and everyone at Equal Vision / Graphic Nature records for the continued support, and most of all, thank you for staying interested and taking the time to read this.”
Former MAN OVERBOARD lead vocalist Zac Eisenstein’s project BRIGHT GREEN have released a new five song full band EP entitled “That’s Heaven Behind Me” which is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube and anywhere else that digital music is sold or streamed. The project will be playing various dates in the United States throughout 2017 starting Sept 9th and 10th with STATE CHAMPS in Jersey City, NJ and Pittsburgh, PA. Listen to “that’s heaven behind me” here: www.brightgreenmusic.com.
Zac Eisenstein, lead vocalist for New Jersey pop-punk act Man Overboard has never been a stranger to writing a large volume of songs. Along with Man Overboard co-vocalist and co-songwriter, Nik Bruzzese the pair penned 90 songs that saw their way onto various Man Overboard releases.
When Man Overboard took a prolonged break in 2015, Zac took that time to focus his attention on something new. The product was called Bright Green and an EP of acoustic pop-punk songs called “The Highs Are Getting Lower.” While at home during 2016 and 2017 between sporadic touring, Zac took the time to toil over the sound of his new project. Never content with the status quo or recreating past projects, he created a new batch of songs and brought them to Nik Bruzzese at The Lumberyard Studios in New Jersey.
The result, the “That’s Heaven Behind Me” EP is a departure from the standard pop-punk sound fans have come to expect from Zac. It’s a sound that is not only darker but more personal than ever before. The EP reflects the change is Zac’s life from spending nine months a year on the road with Man Overboard, to a life at home and all of the changes that come with it. In the opening of ‘I Walk Away’ he sings “I won’t sink / I will float with my red apple in my mouth / Should be rotting now,” a nod to the loss of his former band but his eternal ability as a songwriter to carry on and create something new. “That’s Heaven Behind Me,” is Zac Eisenstein finding his home as Bright Green.
New dreamy acoustic solo act ANTSARECAVEMAN (Vito Pesce) premiered a new live video for his new song “Nothing”, coming from a new EP, to be detailed soon.
Some sources are reporting that ex-AS I LAY DYING vocalist Tim Lambesis are reporting that Lambesis is planning to resurrect the metalcore act! Tim was released from prison on December 17th last year after being pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of a hitman to commit murder of his wife. Meanwhile, ARCHSPIRE vocalist Oliver Rae Aleron has launched a GoFundMe for $2,000 to help him him “fight Tim Lambesis”. The campaign has been taken down. Hmm… It’s just weird after weird.
German melodic post hardcore act ALAZKA have released a new music video for their single “Ghost”, coming from their upcoming debut album, Phoenix, to be released on the 1st of September via Arising Empire & SharpTone Records.
The band commented:
“‘Ghost’ is one of our more straight forward songs. Its message is quite simple. If your past haunts you like a ghost it’s most likely because you can’t let go of it yourself. We have to take a second glance and try to embrace it to set ourselves free and move forward.”
Swedish metalcore band THE SPRING THIS AUTUMN have released the ‘What Remains EP’ on Spotify. The band formed in 2006 and recorded and released their self-titled full length debut in 2007 without any help from a record label. After a few years of playing shows in Sweden and writing new songs, the band disbanded in 2010. Early 2017 however, they reformed and on 1 September, they released the EP ‘What Remains’ on Spotify, which contains the best songs off the full length album. Soon, pre-orders for the ‘What Remains Cassette’ will be accepted, which will feature the EP plus a few previously unreleased demo tracks.
NJ rockers Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have shared the first single off of their forthcoming, summer-ending split, “Empty Passenger Seats.”
The song premiered on New Noise Magazine where the Bobby Mahoney (lead vox, guitar) shared,
“‘Empty Passenger Seats’ started as a riff/jam with my friend Dan Cohen (Creating Clementine, Hero of Me), and then I brought it to the band and we shaped it and arranged it together in a hotel room near Pittsburgh. John Shepherd whistled that little guitar lick in the chorus, and recording that bit was one of my favorite parts of the process for these new songs. We drove over night home from Richmond at the end of last summer’s tour, and that experience became the lyrics for the bridge.
This song feels like the band’s current journey in a way, and it is just a lot of fun to play. It’s loud and it kicks you in the ass. This is the first of a bunch of new singles we will be releasing and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We had a great time working with Frank Marra (Brian Fallon, Jared Hart, Dead Swords, many more) at North End Recording and we can’t wait to keep releasing the new songs.”
Originally formed for a one-off gig under the name “Seventh Son,” Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have been rocking audiences in the various New Jersey scenes since 2010. With the titular Mahoney (guitar, lead vox) serving as the group’s sole constant, the talented, fiery performer is now readying a slew of releases joined by James McIntosh (drums) Andrew Saul (guitar/backing vox) and John Shepherd (bass/backing vox).
Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son are set to close Summer ‘17 out strong with singles “Empty Passenger Seats” and “Another Deadbeat Summer” now officially on the way.
The single drops are the first new pieces of music from the band since the release of their third studio album, the raw, gritty Shot in the Dark, in 2016.
Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, known throughout New Jersey for their incendiary live show, has shared bills with international touring acts like The Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex and more. On August 31st, the band will celebrate the release of “Empty Passenger Seats” by headlining a major show at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ.
Look for more in advance of the release “Empty Passenger Seats” and “Another Deadbeat Summer” and be sure to follow Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son on any of their social platforms detailed below.
Exploding In Sound Records and Shea Stadium are teaming up to release EIS: Live at Shea Stadium, a collection of live performances handpicked from the DIY venue’s extensive archive of live shows. The LP + CS combine to include tracks from 24 different bands, all of whom have both played at Shea Stadium and released music on the label, both past (Porches, LVL UP, Palehound, Krill) and present (Pile, Bad History Month, Baked, Big Ups), dating as far back as 2012. Complete tracklisting for both LP and CS below.
Connecticut indie rockers OVLOV are sharing “The Valley,” captured live on June 19th, 2015 together with GoldFlakePaint magazine and below. The site shared,
“Taken from 2011’s What’s So Great About The City? EP, ‘The Valley’ is indicative of Ovlov’s hurried charm, the band ripping through the track’s two-and-a-half minutes in a flurry of noisy, gnarly guitars and Steve Hartlett’s rugged lead voice that never once pauses for breath, driving the whole thing forwards to its feisty end-point.”
After Shea was forced to close it’s doors this Spring, the venue launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with their effort to re-open. While the venue reached it’s fundraising goal in less than a day, ultimiately, their landlord decided to pull the plug on the 20 Meadow St. location. In the true spirit of DIY ethos, this record is a way not only to help raise money to help Shea find a new location, but to show the importance and the impact that these intersecting communities have had on each other. There is a tremendous amount of love and respect between these two factions, who have always worked tirelessly in the name of a thriving underground music scene in NYC and beyond.
A long time coming, this also marks the first live compilation of it’s kind (in physical format) from the venue or the label. The recordings were remixed by the venue’s founder Adam Reich, who has overseen Shea’s massive archive of show recordings from the past eight years and mastered by Mike Tucci.
Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium LP:
1. Ovlov – “The Valley” – 6.19.15
2. Pile – “Baby Boy” – 5.24.14
3. Speedy Ortiz – “Indoor Soccer” – 8.4.12
4. Baked – “Codec” – 1.28.13
5. Porches – “Count The Cash” – 9.6.13
6. LVL UP – “Cross The Sea” – 12.5.13
7. Washer – “Beansy” – 5.5.15
8. Stove – “Stupid” – 2.24.16
9. Big Ups – “Contain Myself” – 3.5.16
10. Bueno – “Eye On The Cards” – 8.26.16
11. Krill – “Foot” – 5.4.14
12. Palehound – “Drooler” – 1.26.15
13. Flagland – “Liar” – 8.2.13
14. Fat History Month – “Bad History Month” – 6.15.12
Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium CS:
1. Pile – Baby Boy – 5.25.14
2. Speedy Ortiz – Basketball – 4.28.13
3. Two Inch Astronaut – Part Of Your Scene – 1.16.15
4. Krill – Foot – 5.4.14
5. Ovlov – There’s My Dini! – 6.19.15
6. Palehound – Drooler – 1.22.15
7. Grass Is Green – Uhm Tsk – 2.23.17
8. Ex-Breathers – Open Source – 10.21.14
9. Kal Marks – Love Is A Song, Not An Answer – 8.4.13
10. Geronimo! – Mr. President – 5.9.15
11. Swings – Tiles – 1.10.15
12. J&L Defer – The Collector – 10.27.16
13. Fat History Month – Bad History Month – 7.15.12
14. Big Ups – Contain Myself – 3.5.16
15. Bueno – Eye on the Cards – 8.26.16
16. Lost Boy ? – Wasted – 8.5.14
17. Stove – Jock Dreams – 2.25.16
18. Washer – Beansy – 5.5.15
19. LVL UP – Cross The Sea – 12.5.13
20. Porches – Count The Cash – 9.16.13
21. Baked – Codec – 1.21.13
22. Bethlehem Steel – Alt Shells – 9.15.16
23. Jackal Onasis – Big Deal Party – 3.1.17
24. Leapling – Alabaster Snow – 2.29.16
25. Flagland – Liar – 8.2.13
Deathcore act SUICIDE SILENCE announce The Cleansing 10th Anniversary Tour with Upon A Burning Body, Winds of Plague, Slaughter To Prevail, and Prison. The band’s debut record was released on September 18, 2007 through Century Media Records. See the details of the upcooming trek below.
11/7 Oakland, CA @ The Complex
11/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/9 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/10 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
11/11 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
11/13 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
11/15 Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Events Center
11/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/18 Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
11/19 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
11/21 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
11/22 Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
11/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
11/25 Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
11/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
11/29 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/1 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
12/2 Rochester, NY @ German House
12/3 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
12/5 Reading, PA @ Reverb
12/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
12/7 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
12/8 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
12/9 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/10 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
12/12 Dallas, TX @ The Door w/ Winds of Plague
12/13 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger w/ Winds of Plague
12/14 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls w/ Winds of Plague
12/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red w/ Winds of Plague
12/16 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse w/ Winds of Plague
12/17 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky w/ Winds of Plague