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Iona Grove (melodic hardcore) release music video for “Redwoods”

Denver melodic hardcore band Iona Grove have released a new music video for their song “Redwoods,” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s new EP Breathe, which was released in January. Head over to their Bandcamp page to give it a listen.



Burning Down Alaska release music video for “Clockwork”

German melodic hardcore act Burning Down Alaska have released a new music video for their track “Clockwork,” and you can check it out below.

The song is off the group’s debut EP Values & Virtues, which was released in March 2015 through Redfield Records.



Music Video: Running Like Lions – “Rose Mystique”

Brazilian melodic hardcore band Running Like Lions released a video for their song “Rose Mystique” which comes from their upcoming 4-way split Azimute (Rallye, Running Like Lions, Horace Green & Plastic Fire).

Check it out below.

Azimute is set to be released later this year through Burning London Records.



Ghost Key stream new EP “The Things I Am Not”

Illinois based melodic hardcore act Ghost Key are streaming their new EP The Things I Am Not.

Give it a listen below.

The Things I Am Not was released today, June 30th, through No Sleep Records.



Worthwhile release music video “Relentless,” announce summer US tour

San Francisco melodic hardcore group Worthwhile are now debuting a music for for their new song, “Relentless” and you can check it out below as well as a list of US summer tour dates.

The track comes off the band’s upcoming Hopeless Records debut, Old World Harm, which is due out July 17th. You can preorder the album right here.



Being As An Ocean releases music video for “Little Richie” off upcoming self-titled album

Melodic hardcore band Being As An Ocean are getting ready to release their third album next month (July 3rd), and have just released a new music video for their song “Little Richie”.

Have a look at the music video below.

The 10-track self-titled album will be a follow up to last year’s “How We Both Wondrously Perish”.



Ruin stream new song “In Honesty”

Canadian melodic hardcore act Ruin are streaming their new song “In Honesty”. You can check it out below.

“In Honesty” is taken from Ruin’s upcoming release Catharsis. No release date has been set, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.



Music Video: Holding Absence – “Immerse”

Welsh melodic hardcore act Holding Absence have premiered a music video for their song “Immerse”.

You can watch the video for “Immerse” below.



Music Video: Northern Blues – “Regret/Oceans Apart”

Danish melodic-hardcore outfit Northern Blues have premiered a music video for their song ”Regret/Oceans Apart”. You can watch the video below.

“Regret/Oceans Apart” is Northern Blues’ brand new single, which will be released tomorrow. The band last released the EP Nowhere last March.



Tripsitter (melodic hardcore) release video for “Progress”

Austrian melodic hardcore band TripSitter have a new video out for the song “Progress,” and you can check it out below.  The video flashes between shots of the band, some creepy time-lapse photography, and landscape shots of what I can only guess are the Austrian Alps.

“Progress” can be found on Tripsitter’s most recent EP, Metamorphose, which came out this week on the Dreambound label.



Daybreak streams “Solitary” off upcoming full length “Question. Everything”

Australian punks, Daybreak, recently announced their Arrest Records debut Question. Everything.

You can stream the first single, “Solitary”, below.

Question. Everything is slated for an August 3rd release.



Dead Neck announces South American tour with Hundredth and Ignite

UK melodic hardcore act Dead Neck have announced a South American tour with hardcore act Hundredth and Ignite.

You can check out the dates below.

Dead Neck released their self-titled EP last year.



Crown (hardcore) release new EP for free download

UK hardcore group Crown have just released their new EP “I See the Worst in People and the Devil in Me,” for ‘name your price’ download via Hidden Hime Records, and you can check it out below.



Music Video: Entitlements – “Leave Me Be” (feat. Jack Nelligan of Hindsight)

Australian melodic hardcore act Entitlements have premiered a music video for their song ”Leave Me Be”, which features Jack Nelligan from Hindsight. You can watch the video below.

“Leave Me Be” is taken from Entitlements’ latest EP The Change in Me, which was released today via Dreambound, and is available for streaming on their Bandcamp page.



Album Review: After the Fall – “Dedication”

I can hem and haw for hours about the stagnation of punk rock due to its skate punk fueled commercial heights. It’s hard to love a genre that seems hellbent on oversaturating itself every seven years. For every NOFX, Strung Out, or Lagwagon there’s an army of abandoned Facebook pages for local bands that could play the chords but not write the songs. There’s exceptions, and when new blood comes with new ideas in tow, it can be thrilling.

I approached Dedication with some reluctance, but the tragic backstory pulled me into a first listen. The album is a tribute to founding member Brian Peters who lost his battle with cancer in October of 2013. It’s heavy stuff and After the Fall don’t shy away from the subject matter. They don’t treat it as marketing fodder to bring in new listeners, inevitably excited about a chance to wallow perversely in another’s grief; they never disengage from their theme and they examine it thoroughly through every angle. Dedication sounds like an album written in a dark time and its focused nature quells cynical concerns that it’s anything but a labor of love.

After the Fall craft Dedication as a punk rock jog through the stages of grief. “Reflection” makes good on its name with plain spoken reflection that comes across as painfully sincere. After the Fall is a melodic hardcore band, and where flowery metaphors fail, a loud and heartfelt “we’ll miss you so fucking much” does just fine.

Dedication really comes through as a meta-meditation of punk rock as an expressive medium. Hearing how After the Fall use punk as a method of coping with tragedy, along with how they use the genre’s hallmarks as a color pallette to put their feelings to canvas is pretty fascinating. Half minute songs are structural to hardcore, and here they use it on “Condolences,” as a simple shout out to the suffering felt by Brian Peters’ parents. The song is short, but feels necessary. It’s one of the ten, but it gives the impression of a mind shattered by grief acknowledging that Peters’ passing was felt beyond the voices on the album.

“Twenty Nine” is a poignant and angry song. Lyrics like, “it’s so fucked up this is the end for you, I’m still in denial of the truth” juxtapose to the jarringly unsentimental: “close your eyes and go to sleep forever, you will never wake up again.” It illustrates perfectly the rage that becomes intertwined with sadness, becoming so twisted that it can’t help but be aimed at the ones you love, no matter the intentions. The line is also an interesting usage of the irreverence that pumps the blood through punk rock’s veins (as previously stated, the two layers of appreciation on Dedication are fascinating). There’s a war being fought in those words, between the artform and the very real pain of loss.

Dedication sits heavy on the chest no matter how many times you’ve listened to it. For a lot of us, punk rock is all we know, and we know it inside and out. We know the bands, the chords, and the words may as well be tattooed on our tongues. But, we forget that it’s a tool as much as an art. It empowers us with a way to react. Dedication is ten songs of beautiful reaction.

5/5