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It’s official: Thursday are reuniting!

Following up on yesterday’s reports, New Jersey screamo legends Thursday have officially announced that they are reuniting, and will play their first show in five years at Wrecking Ball festival at the Masquerade in Atlanta on August 13-14. More details, including the lineup and ticket sales, are available here. About the reunion show, Geoff Rickly explained:

“We said yes on Sunday because we couldn’t say no to THAT show. Literally had no plans to reunite b4.”

Other than the Wrecking Ball appearance, Thursday currently do not have plans for any more shows or new material, but we’ll keep you posted as more updates on the band surface. They released their final album No Devolucion in April 2011 through Epitaph Records, just seven months before announcing their breakup.



Thursday planning to reunite?

Long-defunct New Jersey screamo legends Thursday posted a picture of a blank black square on their Twitter account, with no other context aside from tags including members Geoff Rickly, Andrew Everding and Tom Keeley. That photo was also posted on their Facebook account, along with a photo of an old live performance.

The mentioned posts indicate that a Thursday reunion is in the works. No details have surfaced, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as new updates from the band are available.

Thursday released their final album No Devolucion in April 2011 through Epitaph Records, just seven months before announcing their breakup.



Silverstein release music video for “The Continual Condition”

Silverstein have released a music video for their new single “The Continual Condition.” The track is taken from the band’s latest album, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, and you can watch the video below.

Silverstein released I Am Alive In Everything I Touch in May 2015 through Rise Records.



A Day To Remember release music video for new single “Paranoia”

A Day to Remember just released a brand new single titled “Paranoia” last week and you can check out a music video for the tune below.

The song is the band’s first new material since 2013’s, Common Courtesy. No word on a new full album album yet from these guys but we’ll keep you posted.



Asking Alexandria release video for “Let It Sleep,” announce tour dates

U.K. screamo act Asking Alexandria has released a video for “Let It Sleep,” and you can watch it below.

“Let It Sleep” will appear on the band’s upcoming album, The Black, which is set for release on March 25th via Sumarian Records.

Asking Alexandria will head out on tour this spring with fellow Brits Bullet For My Valentine, and you can find the details for that below as well.



Alexisonfire release video for “Young Cardinals” from first live album, “Live At Copps”

Seminal Canadian screamo band Alexisonfire, as you may or may not know, are slated to release their first-ever live album. It’s called “Live At Copps,” and it’s culled from the last performance of their 2012 farewell tour. Pre-orders for the four-LP  physical release are available right here.

The physical release, which is due out on Dine Alone Records, is accompanied by a Blu-Ray of the entire performance. To whet your appetite, the band have released the performance of “Young Cardinals” from that show. Check it out right here.

Alexisonfire last released Old Crows/Young Cardinals in 2009, and called it quits two years later, followed by the aforementioned farewell tour, and then announced their reunion last March.



Music Video: Asking Alexandria – “The Black”

Asking Alexandria have released a new video for their song “The Black,” which you can check out below.

“The Black” comes from the bands upcoming album of the same name.  This will be their first new full-length album with new frontman, Denis Shaforostov, and is set to be released on March 25th.

Asking Alexandria last released “From Death Til Destiny” on August 6, 2013 via Sumarian Records, which was their last album to feature former vocalist Danny Worsnop.



Silverstein frontman releases debut solo album on Rise Records

Shane Told, frontman of the post-hardcore act Silverstein, has started a solo project called River Oaks, and his debut EP was just released on Rise Records.  You can pick up the self-titled EP here, and check out a video for the song “Let You Down” below.

After spending years singing and occasionally playing guitar for Silverstein, Told jumped into this project, playing all the instruments (guitar, bass, keys, and drums) on the River Oaks debut.

Silverstein’s last full-length release, This Is How The Wind Shifts, was released by Rise Records in 2013, and they will embark on a tour of the U.S. and Canada in February.



Senses Fail to record acoustic EP

New Jersey-based band Senses Fail have announced that they will be working on an acoustic EP coming up very soon. The band is taking requests from fans for what songs you would like to make the cut, so be sure to reach out to them and let them know what you want to hear on the EP.

This EP will come as a followup to their latest full length album “Pull The Thorns From Your Heart”, which is out now via Pure Noise Records.



Wolves At The Gate to release new album in 2016

We don’t have an awful lot to go on here from a details standpoint, but it looks like Ohio post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate are setting themselves up for another busy year. The four-piece announced today that they’ll announce a brand-new album today through their label home, Solid State Records.

The as-yet-unnamed release will be the band’s third studio album. If you’re keeping score at home, Wolves At The Gate just released an EP, “Reprise,” via Solid State last year. Their last full-length, “VxV,” came out in June 2014.



Emery announce acoustic living room shows

South Carolina screamo act Emery have announced that they will be playing three intimate acoustic shows in Texas this January.  You can find out all the information on those shows here.

Emery last released a Christmas EP, We Wish You Emery Christmas.  Before that, they released You Were Never Alone in May 2015 through BadChristian and Rude Records.



Silverstein (post-hardcore) announce US tour dates

Emotional hardcore act Silverstein have announced a North American tour with Being as an Ocean and Emarosa joining them as support. A full list of the dates can be found here.

Silverstein’s last full-length release “This Is How The Wind Shifts” was released by Rise Records in 2013.



Asking Alexandria announce new album “The Black”

Asking Alexandria will be releasing “The Black”, their first new full-length album with new frontman, Denis Shaforostov, in March. Not other details but you can see the cover art to the left.

Asking Alexandria last released “From Death Til Destiny” on August 6, 2013 via Sumarian Records, and was their last album to feature former vocalist Danny Worsnop.



EP Review: Suis La Lune – “Distance / Closure”

With the internet how it is, all types of music (including every subgenre of punk and hardcore) have become easily accessible to anyone with a computer. However, it’s also made room for our music scene, and all music scenes, to be oversaturated by band after band lacking creativity. JADEDPUNKHULK put it best when he hilariously tweeted “ANY TIME YOU BLAZE TRAIL, YOU SPAWN LOTS OF BAD VERSION OF YOU BAND. ASK YOUSELF BEFORE RECORD GO TO PRESS IF IT REALLY WORTH IT.” Real screamo is one of those genres that’s never really been too commercially successful, but with the internet how it is, the chances “bad versions” of trail-blazer bands showing up get more and more likely.

Originally, I was going to write off Sias La Lune as one of those “bad version” bands, although the band has been around for a while and had successful, well-regarded records previously. A Facebook friend then posted a song from Distance / Closure on my timeline, noting this particular song (“Within”) was one of the more “epic” songs from the genre this year. I thus decided maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to cynically write Suis La Lune off, and maybe there’s something I’m missing. Thus, I give you my review of Distance / Closure.

The EP, recorded in guitarist Henning’s basement, begins with a long, soft, drawn out introduction to the opening track, “Different Perspective”. Singer/bass player Andy (the press pack only had the band members’ first names) starts to set the mood differently by screaming “How dare you go on,” between lines of a simple guitar solo, frankly making the beginning of this release a bit too cheesy for my taste. Eventually, the song evolves from this corniness to an aggressive post hardcore tune, and ends in a breakdown-y throwback to the cheesy intro, with the same solo and lyrics being repeated, but this time loud and heavy. It’s a great way to complete the track from how it started.

The second song, “Endless Cycle”, also starts off soft and ends aggressive, however it’s not as slow moving as “Different Perspectives” and keeps the listener’s attention a bit easier. Similar to the first song on the EP, it showcases the band’s ability to write technical music and tweak every part of a song to make it to distinct from all other parts, however still sound like a cohesive track. This is something I personally love about screamo music, and Suis La Lune does it well.

The EP’s third track, “Better Parts”, is possibly the best, as well as the shortest track on the entire EP. It’s the most uptempo track and easy to follow while still holding true to the band’s technicality. Personally, this was the song I heard that helped me realize how tight Suiz La Lune is as a band and musicians. They are on the same page as each other and don’t play as sloppy as the wider majority of screamo bands I’ve seen do.

The final track, “Within”, is the longest track on the release, running almost twelve minutes. It has heavy parts, it has soft parts, and it ends all atomsphere-ish to add to the mood of the EP. While I personally believe things like this are overdone, I appreciate the variety this track (and all the tracks) bring to the release. And possibly to my discredit, other people (like my Facebook friend) seem to find this song pretty unique and contributing something good to the genre that is screamo, post hardcore, or whatever else you want to call it.

Overall, Distance / Closure is a really great release. It sounds raw production-wise which is always good, because it brings out the talent of the band all that much more by making you listen more closely. Apart from a few cheesy moments, it’s a solid piece of work from a good band, and if you’re really into screamo then you may find something special. For people who are a bit less invested in their screamo or post hardcore, I would say check this out, but it’s not necessarily as accessible as genre leaders like Loma Prietta or older Pianos Become the Teeth.

For this Distance / Closure, I’m giving Suis La Lune a 4 out of 5 and I’m excited to hear what this band’s next full-length sounds like.



Before Their Eyes stream new album, “Midwest Modesty”

Ohio screamo act Before Their Eyes just released their new album, Midwest Modesty, on  inVogue Records today.  You can stream it in its entirety below.

Midwest Modesty is the band’s 5th studio album.