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More Crumbsuckers reunion shows in the works?

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST)

It appears that New York crossover icons Crumbsuckers will either precede or follow up their upcoming performance at this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl, which will take place May 16-17th, 2015 at Webster Hall in New York City. Idioteq.com reports that the Crumbsuckers are booking some “exclusive” reunion shows, but did not indicate when and where they will take place.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the Crumbsuckers’ reunion come to light. The reunion lineup consists of Chris Notaro (vocals), Chuck Lenihan (guitar), Gary Meskil (bass), Adam Phillips (guitar) and Dan Richardson (drums).

The Crumbsuckers, who released only two studio albums in their initial career (1986′s Life of Dreams and 1988′s Beast on My Back), first broke up in 1989 and shortly resurfaced under the name Heavy Rain before briefly reviving the Crumbsuckers name in 1990 and again in 2006. After the Crumbsuckers’ second breakup in the early 90′s, the rhythm section of Gary Meskil and Dan Richardson went on to Pro-Pain, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with The Genitorturers.

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Live Video: Excel live in Oakland

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:45 AM (PST)

Last Saturday (January 24th), Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel performed live in Oakland for the first time in about two decades at the Metro, with support from Despise You, ACxDC and Agnostic Blunt. You can watch the performance in its entirety below.

Excel released a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image on September 30th, 2014 via Southern Lord Records. The band’s last record, Seeking Refuge, was released in 1995, and they were inactive until 2012.

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Music Video: Wovenwar – “Death to Rights”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)

Wovenwar have released a music video for their newest single “Death to Rights”. The track comes off of the band’s recently released self-titled debut album. You can check out the video here.

Wovenwar was released on August 5, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

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Texas In July cancels UK tour citing health reasons

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM (PST)

Bad news for Texas In July fans in the UK. Seems the Pennsylvania metalcore band have had to cancel their upcoming tour, citing health reasons in the TIJ camp. Here’s the official statement as it appeared on their Facebook page:

Unfortunately we are not going to be able to attend the upcoming Betraying The Martyrs Headliner due to health issues in the TIJ camp. It’s in our best interest to be local during this time so that Adam can be near his doctors that have been working with him since the inception of his complications. Our apologies are sent to all of our European fans, we will see you soon enough.
-TIJ

The band’s latest album, Bloodwork, was released last September through Equal Vision Records and was a follow up to their 2012 self-titled album.

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New Video: The Ghost Inside – “Out Of Control”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:02 PM (PST)

Two news stories from The Ghost Inside for the price of one today!

The California-based hardcore band have debuted a new video. It’s for the track “Out Of Control,” and you can check it out here.

“Out Of Control” appears on The Ghost Inside’s latest album, “Dear Youth,” which was released in November 2014 on Epitaph Records. In case you haven’t heard, or haven’t scrolled down the Dying Scene homepage yet, The Ghost Inside will be heading out on “Out Of Control Tour” with The Acacia Strain and Gideon in March. Details are here.

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The Ghost Inside announce tour with The Acacia Strain and Gideon

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:57 PM (PST)

California hardcore band The Ghost Inside is hitting the road again, and this time they’re taking The Acacia Strain and Gideon with them for the Out of Control Tour. Check out their tour dates and show poster below for more info.

The Ghost Inside’s most recent album, Dear Youth, was released in November 2014 via Epitaph Records.

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Voivod stream new song from split with At the Gates

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:47 PM (PST)

We don’t usually cover metal bands, but the legendary Canadian act Voivod have released a new song called “We Are Connected”, which is taken from the upcoming split 7″ with At the Gates. You can listen to it below or on Spotify.

The Voivod and At the Gates split is due for release on April 7th on Century Media Records.

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Album Review: Cowards – “Rise to Infamy”

Posted by Seaniam on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:52 PM (PST)

Cowards are from France and they play what is best described as metal with elements of sludge/crust and black metal. So yeh..its pretty heavy. This is the bands second long player and it comes out via Throatruiner Records on vinyl/digital in Feb 2015.

Cowards material features blasts of fast discordant metal with howling screams and are just as comfortable slowing it right down, getting really low and gutteral. There are more than a few exceptionally meaty ‘chug-chug-chug’ moments and other sections where the guitars just drone on notes too. Basically Cowards are a band that play at two extremes and rarely anywhere between them. It’s dark and relentless music that might tire a few listeners after only a few songs though.

The opening track “Shame Among Shame” is a 6 minute epic full of contrasting metal/sludge/doom stuff and is loaded with noise, feedback and bigger-than-big guitars. It’s got a little bit of everything that you’ll hear throughout the rest of the album.

Track #4 “Beyond My Hands” plays with some great string bends in its beginning and creates a dark kind of ambiance before the vocals and rhythm kicks in. Album highlight in my opinion.

Track #7 “Anything But The High Road” is an unexpectedly short track with a haunting field recording (media sample?) of a woman talking at the start for a few seconds and then the group storms back in for full effect with the established hugeness and aggression.

There are definitely some interesting idea’s at play throughout the 10 tracks and it feels very consistent and blends together well. The vocals are more like howls and screams which will either do it for you… or they won’t. It suits this stuff because you don’t exactly sing along to it and the lyrics are completely indecipherable from the performance, but it could have been made more interesting, whether that’s through better use of tones, technique, or even other vocals?

The mix is uncompromising and raw. Clearly some serious effort goes into making something sound so huge and yet out of control at the same time. The artwork though.. I dont like. Anytime violence is depicted against a woman, I feel like we’re crossing a line that is getting easier and easier to cross. It’s unacceptable in this social and political climate… or is that just an Australian thing? Yes it is stark, confronting and uncomfortable to look at (in a sense sort of fitting for the music) but it’s my opinion that it’s a poor choice. There should be zero tolerance for that with respect to women and it’s a shame that no one stopped it or urged the band to use a different image.

2.5 / 5

Wovenwar announce tour with In Flames and All That Remains

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM (PST)

SoCal based Wovenwar (ex-As I Lay Dying; Oh, Sleeper) may be in the middle of a huge tour with Periphery, but they have just announced that after this tour they will tour as support for metal-icons In Flames and metalcore act All That Remains. Check out the dates for the “Charming America” tour below.

The band also plan on releasing a music video for their song “Death To Rights” in the coming weeks.

Wovenwar released their debut self-titled album this past August through Metal Blade Records.

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Between the Buried and Me begin work on new album

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PST)

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have started to work on their next album, which will happen to be their eighth full length album. Between the Buried and Me front-man Tommy Rogers had this to say about the new album:

I’m very proud to say that we are now recording a brand new BTBAM record. We have really pushed and challenged ourselves more than ever with this material. It is a perfect representation of where we stand as musicians and as people. This is our voice in the current age of music. Evolution is a must. We now enter the coma and we will see you on the other side… hopefully.

We’ll keep you posted as updated become available.

The band’s most recent album The Parallax II: Future Sequence was released in October 9, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

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Corrosion of Conformity announce reunion tour with Pepper Keenan

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM (PST)

Punk/metal legends Corrosion of Conformity have announced their first tour with onetime guitarist and vocalist Pepper Keenan back in the band. They will play six shows in the UK in March, and you can find the dates and locations below.

Corrosion of Conformity recently announced plans to hit the studio this month to begin work on a new album with Keenan for the first time since 2005′s In the Arms of God. Due to commitments with his other band Down, Keenan did not participate in the band’s 2010 reunion, which lasted for two albums (2012′s Corrosion of Conformity and last year’s IX) and one EP (Megalodon, also released in 2012).

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The Ghost Inside part ways with guitarist Aaron Brooks

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM (PST)

California hardcore band The Ghost Inside have officially just parted ways with guitarist Aaron Brooks. The following is the statement released by the band on the news:

The Ghost Inside is parting ways with guitar player Aaron Brooks. The band wishes him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life. 

You can catch TGI on tour all of 2015 - www.theghostinside.com

Brooks has not released any personal comment on the development.

Their most recent album, Dear Youth, was released in November 2014 via Epitaph Records.

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Twin Cities mosh purveyors, In Defence, have just wrapped up the recording process of the act’s fourth full-length for unveiling by mid-2015, and being the road hounds they are, have already booked a full Southern US tour in advance of its release.

With a pile of independent splits, EPs and singles, compilation appearances, and three previous LPs already on the slab, the fourth In Defence LP – the follow-up to their 2011-released Profane Existence full-length, “Party Lines And Politics” – was recorded in recent weeks at Signaturetone Studios in Minneapolis, with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust handling mixing and producing duties. Additional details on the album, including its title, release date and label destination, will be announced in early 2015 amidst heavy bouts of touring.

While no additional details on the upcoming album are available as of yet, In Defence will be taking their “Fuck that shit; circle pit!” mentality to the Southern half of the US on a nearly month-long tour, running from February 1st through the 24th. The full itinerary is below with the final clubs being locked down as this info hits the airwaves. Stand by for much more on In Defence in the coming days.

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Album Review: Hierophant – “Peste”

Posted by Seaniam on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM (PST)

Here’s what you need to know about Hierophant: They are from Italy, this is their 2nd full length and it is heavy.

The opening track, “Inganno”, sums up a lot of what you will hear across the enormous 10 tracks to follow. It explodes with distorted vocals (which are in-decipherable), blast beats and massive guitars. The band quickly shift to a familiar double time pace and the onslaught continues with deep dark chords and more growling. A brief metallic-hardcore breakdown drops towards the end slowing things down a bit and the whole track is over in under a couple of minutes with a little feedback leading into the next song. Repeat formula x 9.

To genre-cast this material I’d put it firmly in the dark-hardcore/crust category. Typical trademarks of the genre include punk/double time drums and blasts, low-tuned guitars and heavy chord driven arrangements instead of riffs and leads. It’s powerful, angry and dramatic.

Starting with track #5 the album begins to feature some more doom-metal inspired material which brings a welcome break to the intense and much faster first half of the record. The contrast between Hierophant when they are at their furious best and the restrained slower moments like this one shows that the band have a firm grasp on dynamics and how to fill the space without cluttering it.

The second half of the record is punctuated with these slower parts amongst blistering fast breaks and blast beats. One over arching criticism of the record would be how all the songs seem to be written in the same key and revolve heavily around the same chords. Although many of the tracks are brief and certainly pack a quite punch, the differences between them start to become less noticeable. Just a little more variety or even perhaps some different sounds would have broken it up a little more.

Overall this is a really solid album and one that fits within the genre perfectly and no doubt already lives on fans iPods already. Well done to Bridge 9 for sticking with the band for a second time around. This style isn’t exactly huge just yet, amongst the numerous other clicks and sub-genres within hardcore, but it is brutal and unrelenting. With a little more imagination this could be the sound of things to come as Europe continues to churn out these terrifyingly heavy and original crust/dark-hardcore bands!

3.5 / 5 Stars

Crumbsuckers to reunite for next year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM (PST)

New York crossover icons Crumbsuckers have announced that they will reunite for at least one performance at next year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl, which will take place May 16-17th, 2015 at Webster Hall in New York City. Crumbsuckers bassist and founding member Gary Meskil comments:

“It’s so true! We are thrilled and fortunate to be able to reunite Crumbsuckers for Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015! The last time we hit the stage together was for a full house at B.B. King’s (New York City) in 2006, and in 2015 we plan for another strong showing and to represent the band in true form once again!”

It is currently not clear if the Black N’ Blue Bowl show will be a one-off, or the Crumbsuckers plan to release new material, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on their reunion come to light.

The Crumbsuckers, who released only two studio albums in their initial career (1986′s Life of Dreams and 1988′s Beast on My Back), first broke up in 1989 and shortly resurfaced under the name Heavy Rain before briefly reviving the Crumbsuckers name in 1990 and again in 2006. After the Crumbsuckers’ second breakup in the early 90′s, the rhythm section of Gary Meskil and Dan Richardson went on to Pro-Pain, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with The Genitorturers.

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