Here's a new punk act for you to add to your radar. Splitfist hails from Milton, Ontario and the fivesome play a an aggressive brand of punk rock that calls to mind the vocals of The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell against a slightly more pop-punky backdrop. The group's debut 2 song EP "Knuckle Dragger" is catchy as hell and if its any indication of what's to come from these guys in the future I think we're going to be hearing a lot more of these guys. But don't take my word for it, stream their new EP here where you can also download it for free.
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“Death and the Labyrinth” is taken from At the Gates’ upcoming album At War With Reality, which is their first album in 19 years, and will be released on October 28th via Century Media. The band will promote the album with a U.S. tour with Converge and Vallenfyre, which will kick off next spring.Add to My Radar
British metalcore act Bring Me the Horizon are streaming their brand new song ”Drown”. You can check it out below.
Bring Me the Horizon are scheduled to begin recording a new album early next year for a late 2015 release. It will be the follow-up to Sempiternal, which was released via Epitaph Records in April 2013.Add to My Radar
August Burns Red have announced dates for their upcoming headlining tour, dubbed the Frozen Flame Tour. Miss May I, Northlane, Erra, and an unannounced special guest will open for the band. Check out the dates below.
The band recently signed to Fearless Records and are currently preparing a new album for release sometime in 2015, likely to coincide with this tour. Their latest full-length, Rescue & Restore, was released last summer through Solid State Records.Add to My Radar
At the Gates will release At War With Reality, their first album in 19 years, on October 28th via Century Media. Converge are currently working on new material, which will be their first since 2012′s All We Love We Leave Behind. Vallenfyre released their latest album Splinters last May.Add to My Radar
August Burns Red have released a teaser for an upcoming winter headlining tour titled “The Frozen Flame Tour.” You can check it out below. This tour will most likely coincide with the release of their new album, which is slated to drop in 2015.
The band recently signed to Fearless Records and this album will mark their first release on the new label. Their latest full-length, Rescue & Restore, was released last summer through Solid State Records.Add to My Radar
Last Wednesday (October 15th), Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel played the Southern Lord Recordings Showcase event, which took place at Los Globos in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the performance in its entirety below.
Excel released a reissue of their 1987 classic debut album Split Image on September 30th on Southern Lord Records. Next Saturday (October 25th), the band will play their first South American show at the Clash Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Add to My Radar
Fearless Records has announced that they will be releasing the sixth volume of their Punk Goes Pop series on November 17, 2014. The compilation will feature the likes of August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Set It Off, State Champs, Knuckle Puck and more performing renditions of popular radio hits from the past year or so.
Fearless Records put out Punk Goes Pop Vol. 5 on November 6, 2012 although they released Punk Goes 90′s Vol. 2 earlier this year.Add to My Radar
Pennsylvania metal band War of Ages have announced the Winter Warriors tour, which will take place throughout North America during the months of November and December. You can check out the full list of dates and locations below.
War of Ages will be joined by Michigan’s Battlecross and North Carolina’s Wretched, and the bands will be paying tribute to the military with special events throughout the tour.Add to My Radar
Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach posted a video update (which you can watch below) on his official website, stating that the band has begun writing and demoing new material for their next album, which is tentatively due next year. He states:
“[We're] starting to demo, starting to get some ideas for the new record. [We're] starting to have that discussion, which is exciting. But that’ll be awhile, probably not ’till late this year, early next year when we start reviewing some of that stuff. So that’s something that’s definitely in the works.”
The band’s latest album, Disarm the Descent, was released on April 2, 2013 via Roadrunner Records.Add to My Radar
Michigan hardcore act For the Fallen Dreams have announced a December tour alongside New Jersey post-hardcore act Palisades and Queens metal group Sylar in support of the release of their latest full-length, Heavy Hearts, which was released in April via Rise Records. You can view the dates and locations for the upcoming tour on the flyer above.
Heavy Hearts marks For the Fallen Dreams’s first new material with frontman Chad Ruhlig since their 2008 debut album. It is the follow up to their 2010 album Back Burner.
Palisades’ latest album, Outcasts, was released last May, also on Rise.Add to My Radar
Slow news night here at Dying Scene Ranch. As a result, we present you this very well-done parody of the Slayer classic “Raining Blood.” It’s from a *ahem* “band” called Stayner, and it’s a song called “Raining Bleach.” Check it out below.
“Raining Blood,” as you should already know, appears on Slayer’s slayer 1986 classic, “Reign In Blood.”Add to My Radar
The band’s latest album, Bloodwork, was released earlier this month through Equal Vision Records and was a follow up to their 2012 self-titled album.Add to My Radar
Jesse Leach of longtime Killswitch Engage fame has unveiled a new alter ego. Named AliKeN, the project is billed as having darker, more demonic melodic structures than we might expect from Killswitch’s normal material. Here’s part of what Leach, sorry…AliKeN, had to say:
So here I am finally putting something out as a “solo” artist. After many years of debate and quite frankly a mix of indecision and insecurity I went and just did it! I am bearing my soul a bit on this one, but as you will see and hear it’s the darker parts of my soul. This song inspired a video that in turn inspired the song lyrics and it all just came out of me.
I was having an off day I woke up out of some dark and demonic dreams (as I am prone to have occasionally all my life, but thats another story altogether) and I had this melody in my head. I figured out the melody on my keyboard and the song just started to take a life of it’s own. I went for a long walk in the rain and shot some footage (The footage was taken in the Bronx, NY – yeah really The Bronx has wooded parts ha ha)
This song is only a portion of what I plan to do with my alter ego “AliKeN” as well as just putting music and videos out for the sheer expression and joy of making art in many forms. So I will not be bound by genre or stylistic restrictions. Love it hate it, this is the first step into my solo music.
Curious to see what this is all about? Check out the track “In The Shadows” and its corresponding video below.Add to My Radar
The song is featured on their recent self-titled album, which was released on August 5th through Sumerian Records.
Additionally, the group recently announced a string of North American East Coast tour dates with Massachusetts metalcore band Unearth. You can check out the dates and locations of the tour below.Add to My Radar