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Moving Mountains and Prawn stream split 7″

Moving Mountains and Prawn recently announced they would be releasing a new split 7″, and now they have made it available for streaming. You can give the split a listen below.

The 7″ is set to release on November 27th through Triple Crown Records, and the bands will support it on a short run of shows with Moneen. Head over here to pre-order the split.

Lyric Video: Silver Snakes – “Raindance”

Los Angeles post-hardcore band Silver Snakes have release a lyric video for their song ”Raindance”, which you can watch below.

“Raindance” is taken from Silver Snakes’ upcoming album Saboteur, which will be released on February 5th, 2016 via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) and is available for pre-order here.

Fine Fine Titans release “Renaissance” today on CI Records

Michigan female-fronted post-hardcore group  Fine Fine Titans released their album Renaissance today on CI Records.  You can check it out here.

Fine Fine Titans most recently released Omega, an EP which came out in 2014.

Silver Snakes announce new album, new tour dates, stream new song

A lot of news coming out of the Silver Snakes camp today.  The band is planning to release their new album Saboteur on February 5th via Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez’s Evil Ink Records. You can get your first taste of the album in the form of the song “Raindance” here.

In addition to the album announcement, the band will also be hitting the road next year with Coheed & Cambria and Glassjaw.  You can check all the dates and locations below.

Silver Snakes’ latest album Year of the Snake was released on March 4th, 2014 through Bridge Nine Records. It serves as a follow-up to the band’s 2011 album Pictures of a Floating World.

The Rodeo Idiot Engine (French Hardcore) stream new song “Carrying Icons”

The self-described “blackened screamo violence” band The Rodeo Idiot Engine are streaming a new song off their upcoming third studio album Malaise.

Give “Carrying Icons” a listen here.

Malaise is due out on November 23rd via Throatruiner Records.  It will serve as a follow up to their 2013 release, Consequences.

Finch release acoustic album titled “Steel, Wood, and Whiskey”

California post-hardcore group Finch have released a new acoustic album titled Steel, Wood, and Whiskey, featuring new versions of their back catalogue. You can pick it up for a “pay-what-you-want” download right here and check out “What It Is To Burn,” along with the full track listing, below!

The band’s latest album, Back To Oblivion, came out in September 2014 via Razor & Tie Records.

Secrets premieres music video for “Rise Up” off upcoming album “Everything That Got Us Here”

San Diego post-hardcore/screamo band Secrets have a new full album coming out, titled “Everything That Got Us Here”. They’ve also just premiered a new music video “Rise Up”, which you can check out below.

The album is due out December 11th on Rise Records/Velocity Records. You can check out the cover art to the left and the track list here. You can also pre-order the album here.

“Everything That Got Us Here” will be Secrets’ first release since replacing former singer Aaron Melzer with new frontman Wade Walters.

Moving Mountains announce tour dates with Moneen and Prawn

New York post-hardcore outfit Moving Mountains will be playing a short series of shows with Moneen and Prawn. Check out the dates and locations below.

Moving Mountains and Prawn will be releasing a 7″ split on November 27, which will feature two tracks from each band. It’s being released by Triple Crown Records and can currently be per-ordered on their website.

Album Review: Deafheaven – “New Bermuda”

Deafheaven‘s previous album, Sunbather,was beautifully traumatic. Honest and psychological. Cerebral. Intense. And whether you like it or not, much more black metal than shoegaze. New Bermuda is just as visceral and deep and ends up being its own beast. I didn’t think could surpass Sunbather but Deafheaven manage once more to take the dread, the expectation and the uplifting power they have… and churn out something much more darker, much more metal-entrenched and something filled with a resounding rage which we wish we as humans could channel. It strikes off any fears of complacency and is the perfect rebuttal to haters with its metal spirit. In short, it fucking exceeds everything you hoped it’d be.

“Brought To The Water” is a well-established opener, thrashing about with a frantic urgency. This is black metal at its finest, make no mistake, and as vocalist George Clarke shrieks to set the album’s pace, let’s just say get some gauze for your ears. The aggressive and heaven-tearing noise quickly spirals into beautiful melodies which is a big aspect of the band they continue to use so well. The softer parts are piano keys that really ride the dream pop wave but is the ideal funnel into “Luna” which is one of their more guitar-intricate jams.

The mid-tempo centerpiece “Baby Blue” has a hypnotic and very much so, a contemplative vibe of self-reflection that evokes what Metallica accomplished music-wise in their career. The riffage jams a la Hetfield and company’s style and is a lovely mirage painted against Deafheaven’s usual gloom and doom backdrop. Languid yet provocative. “Gifts For The Earth” helps bookend things and follows suit in a dramatic build to a melodic climax that feels more alternative than anything else. But as usual, it emulates a wall of sound which few can copy. And that originates from Sunbather. Deafheaven explore a lot here and this place of discovery exposes their roots as well as how they view the future landscape in terms of subverting genre within genre. Their genuine expression shows that in terms of black metal, they’re unafraid and willing to venture into the unknown. As New Bermuda indicates, they can take this newfound isolation and make something glorious from it. Prep yourself for this album. This is one of the most profound rock experiences you’ll have this year.

4.5 / 5

Crown the Empire’s “The Resistance: Deluxe Edition” released today via Rise Records

Texas hardcore act Crown The Empire has just released The Resistance:  Deluxe Edition, which is a re-vamping of their 2014 release, The Resistance.  The new version includes 4 additional new tracks and all-new packaging.

Vocalist Andy Leo had this to say about the new release:

“The new songs on the deluxe edition of The Resistance are about closure. So much has changed over the last few years, and up until this point, I think we’ve been searching for who we were as artists…As we bring The Resistance to an end, we hope these songs excite you for what is to come.”

You can pick up the new album digitally via  iTunes, and hard copies can be found at MerchNow.

Desaparecidos cancel remainder of US tour

Omaha group Desaparecidos have abruptly canceled the rest of their current US tour, including shows planned for FEST and Pre-FEST.

The band announced Conor Oberst (also of Bright Eyes) became very sick in Jacksonville, forcing them to cancel the rest of the tour. See the full statement from the band, including a list of affected shows, below.

Desaparecidos released a new album, Payola, in June via Epitaph Records. It was the band’s first full-length release in 13 years, following up on their 2002 debut, Read Music/Speak Spanish.

Album Review: Boysetsfire – “BoySetsFire”

Recently, I’ve been finding the idea of self-titled albums very interesting.  Most bands will go this route with one of their albums at some point in their career, and some may even opt for multiple eponymous releases.  Growing up, I always assumed that if an album was self-titled, it was the band’s first release, and in most cases I was right.  Maybe I just never really realized it before, but I’m starting to see more bands go the self-titled route much later in their career.  But why?  Are they trying to reinvent themselves?  Are they making a statement that this album is and will be the best representation of the band?  Am I reading too much into this?  Maybe in Boysetsfire’s case, none of the above applied to their thought process in naming the album, but I think their sixth full length album is a perfect representation of what the band is as a whole.

The music is still a mix of aggressive hardcore, somewhat experimental post-hardcore, and catchy melodic hooks.  But unlike past albums, the tone of BoySetsFire seems to be more optimistic and hopeful.  The music seems a little peppier, and the lyrics speak on overcoming hardship.  You can’t help but feel a little happy as the album is spinning.  That doesn’t mean the band doesn’t open up about the terrible things going on in the world like they always do though.

Many of the songs talk about how men have become beasts, like in “Savage Blood,” where vocalist Nathan Gray sings, “My heart beats with savage blood / and I won’t repent, for what I’ve become.”  But while themes like that are presented often, they are matched by calls for finding something better.  One example is in “Ordinary Lives”: “Is there anybody out there?  Is there any other way to survive?  We can live so much more than these ordinary lives.”

The album also matches these lyrical themes musically.  The band has plenty of heavy hitting hardcore songs, like “The Filth Is Rising,” and “Coward.”  They also bring their unique take on post-hardcore experimentation throughout, especially on “Breathe In, Bleed Out,” which is a four and a half minute journey where you really don’t know what to expect.  More than ever though, the band isn’t afraid to show their softer side.  Nathan Gray’s soaring harmonies bring out passionate and introspective feelings in songs like “Torches to Paradise” and the previously mentioned “Ordinary Lives.”  But more than those reflective moments, the album often gets downright joyful, like in the lead single “One match,” and my personal favorite “Heaven Knows.”

BoySetsFire is a great album from a band that has proven they know how to make great albums.  There are no real dull moments, though the ordering of the last few tracks can be a bit jarring.  I think it would have served the album better to switch the last two songs, but eh, what do I know.  So to pick up my question from earlier regarding self-titled albums, this seems to be as good a time as any for the band to put a stamp down and say, “this album is a perfect representation of who we are as a band.”

4.5 / 5 Stars

GODDAMNIT signs with Jump Start Records, announce new LP and tour dates

Phillidelphia Hardcore act GODDAMNIT have just signed with Jump Start Records. The band has also announced that they will be releasing the new LP “I’ll Never Be The Same” some time in 2016. Finally, they’ve also released a series of tour dates, that will take them from the south up the east coast over the course of October and Novemeber. Check the dates out below.

Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32′s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

Goddamnit announce East Coast tour dates

Philadelphia post-hardcore band Goddamnit will be hitting the road this week on a string of dates that will take them down to their appearance at Fest and back via the scenic route that is places like Nashville and Columbus, Ohio. Check out the full rundown of dates below.

Goddamnit’s debut full length, How To Take The Burn, was released back in 2014 on Creep Records. Their sophomore album is due out on Jump Start Records next year!