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Poison Idea announce hiatus; cancel tour

Shortly after the release of Confuse & Conquer, Portland hardcore veterans Poison Idea have announced an indefinite hiatus. The band states health issues, personal matters, and “some unfortunate band behavior” as reasons for the break. Check back for more details as they become available.

In the mean time, you can stream the new album in it’s entirety below, as well as read a statement from the band.

Confuse & Conquer was released on April 7th via Southern Lord Records. It serves as a follow up to 2006′s Latest Will and Testament.

Cross Me added to Bridge Nine lineup

Milwaukee hardcore group Cross Me have joined the Bridge Nine Records roster.

The group had this to say about the signing:

“With signing to Bridge Nine, we see the opportunity to push ourselves harder on every level,” the band said about the partnership, “musically and with touring. And we couldn’t be more excited for it.”

Cross Me is currently working on a new EP and will be recording it later this year.

Introducing Emotional Hardcore Act: Vacant (free album download)

If you just can’t get enough of emotional hardcore acts in the vein of Touche Amore, La Dispute and Defeater, I’ve got a new band for you to add to your radar.  Montreal’s Vacant just put out their debut release “When It Rains” and you can stream it below.

If you dig what you hear you can download the release for free on bandcamp.

M.O.D. call it quits

Crossover thrash legends M.O.D. have announced that they have split up for the third time in their career, and cancelled their plans to tour later this year. The reason they are splitting up is because frontman Billy Milano chose not to release any M.O.D. albums or take the band on tour again in order to concentrate on his private life. The band explains:

“As true and dedicated musicians that we are, MOD was one of our huge inspirations and by a lucky shot, we got in the band. For any great, good reason that a light shined our way…that was MOD. We apologize to the fans, to everyone who’s been waiting on us on the road. Billy has denied MOD and without MOD, we can’t go on. We wish Billy our gratitude for all the great times we’ve spent with the band. We look further down the road for bigger and better things. We wish Billy the best. 
Signed, The Band…”

M.O.D. previously broke up in 1997 and again in 2008. Their last studio album, Busted, Broke and American, was released in 2007, and nearly a year ago, they released a new song for free called “Hermano”.

Refused stream new track “Françafrique”

Swedish hardcore punks Refused are streaming a new song called ”Françafrique,” and you can check it out here.

“Françafrique” comes from the bands upcoming album Freedom, which is set to be released on June 30th via Epitaph Records.  Freedom marks Refused’s first new material since their seminal 1998 album, The Shape Of Punk To Come.

Every Time I Die to headline Common Vision Tour 2015 with Real Friends, Counterparts, and more

New York hardcore maniacs Every Time I Die have announced that they will be headlining the 2015 Common Vision Tour, which will also include Real Friends, Counterparts, Gnarwolves, Brigades, and Gatherers.

You can check out the full list of dates and locations below.

New Heart (hardcore) stream new EP “Time Is Running Out”

Indianapolis hardcore act New Heart are currently streaming their new EP Time Is Running Out in its entirety.

Give it a listen below.

Time Is Running Out was released today, May 26th, on Blood & Ink Records.

New Hardcore Band Alert: Sonic Poison (members Casualties, Sheer Terror, etc)

If you’re into hardcore bands like Sheer Terror, The Casualties, Deathcycle, Disnihil and Concrete Cross then we’ve got a tasty new band for you to check out.  Sonic Poison contains members of all the aforementioned bands and on June 22nd they’ll be releasing their self-titled debut through Lifeline Records (pre-order here).  You can stream the releases first single “Another Day Of Misery” right here.


D.R.I. to tour the Midwest this fall

After they wrap up their upcoming European tour, crossover icons D.R.I. will embark on a Midwestern U.S. tour in September and October. Prior that, they will be playing four shows in Colorado. The dates and locations are below.

D.R.I.’s last full-length studio album, Full Speed Ahead, was released in 1995. The band is expected to release a new EP later this year.

Misgiver announces east coast tour

New York hardcore band Misgiver has announced a string of east coast tour dates. You can check them out below.

The band last released Loathing April 21st via We Are Triumphant Records.

Album Review: Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’

Everything dies. This is what makes Life splendidly yet painfully gorgeous.

Ceremony have made a clean break from what you knew them to be. A new creature is born – one cribbed in beautiful woe and broody melodies on The L-Shaped Man. Their thrashy pedigree and the thunderous, harrowing nature of their older stuff is simply dead and in these ashes, a nuanced sound rises, one rife with a quiet intensity of say, New Order and Joy Division. But in all its shoegaze and mellow Brit glory, I’d have to peg Interpol as the sound that this album sticks to the most.

The ferocity of Ceremony finds itself channeled into a darker, ambient post-punk arena where love is outgrown and emerges as a distant memory. This is the heart of the story here and it’s not a subtle tale. Tracks like “The Understanding” and “Your Life In France” remonstrate this. Soothing picky guitars and lull-worthy keys create a contemplative and crooning affair that you’d do well to disconnect from the aggression in your life. After all, this is a record for broken hearts and one to pass the time by forgetting about the steel-nerves and aggressive pastures Ross Farrar once walked. His words and emotions are an open book – brooding, volatile, hurting, frustrated, pained and chomping away at his inner-fuel. You feel his energy dissipate with each note played as he gets as personal as can be, informative and macabre. The malaise, caution exercised and dark view of Farrar’s world are breathed to life with such a succinct capability that when his reality sets in, it feels as if it’s your own.

“Can You Measure The Loss?” is a line from “The Separation” and it’s tear-inducing. Dark and depressive on a record void of any light whatsoever. That’s the effect of true love shattered. There’s no relief on The L-Shaped Man. It’s bleak and exposed but in these naked moments, every ounce of catharsis comes to life. The visceral nature of the record is invigorating and it’s a dramatic shift that you don’t want to end because you’ve put aside and cast asunder any past notions of the band as you ingest a message on loss. One we’re all susceptible to. When producer, John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt) extracts the cavernous, echoey and vulnerable feel of those old Joy Division and New Order albums, tracks like “Root of the World” dim the twilight, haze your world and bring the curtains down with soft chords and a sunset melody; all styles that musically form a cinematic blanket over your eyes. A wool that you’re afraid to lift. A veil you hope would protect you from what inevitably happens. Grappling with this pain is what makes Ceremony’s fifth full-length their most thought-provoking to date. It’s a catchy and wistful musical statement I enjoyed listening to but one that I can’t imagine they enjoyed making.

Swim in it while you can. Soak it in. After all, nothing lasts forever.

4.5 / 5

Code Orange announce US and European summer tour

Pennsylvania’s Code Orange have been tapped as one of the acts for this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival. The band will be playing alongside acts such as Slayer, King Diamond, The Devil Wears Prada, and more, as well as making appearances at other shows and festivals. You can check out the list of planned dates and locations below.

Code Orange’s last release, I Am King, came out on September 2, 2014 via Deathwish Inc..

Edward In Venice (melodic hardcore) release new track “Turbobright”

Italian melodic hardcore band Edward In Venice have released a new song titled “Turbobright”, and you can give it a listen here.

The track is off the band’s sophomore album, Howler, which was just released on May 16th via No Reason Records (Italy), White Russian Records (Netherlands), Bird Attack Punk Rock Radio(US), FUSA RECORDS (Brazil), Less Talk, More Records (Canada), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Milestone Sounds (Japan).

Fans in Japan can check them out on their recently announced tour in June. View the dates and locations here.

Previous to Howler was Edward In Venice’s self-released EP, A Heart That Doesn’t Bleed, in October of 2013 and their full-length album, Muori, in 2012.

DS Exclusive Interview: Rob Lind (Ramallah, Sinners & Saints) talks music, family, and more

On Friday, we brought you the first installment of our interview with Rob Lind (if you missed it, you can read it here).  If you read it, you now know where Rob has been for the past 8 years, and what led him to take such a long hiatus in the first place.

Now, find out where his music is taking him, as he talks about the brand new split between Ramallah and Sinners & SaintsBack from the Land of Nod, which was released this past month on State Line Records.  Read the full interview below.

Sinners & Saints will be playing their first club show in 11 years on Friday, May 29th, in Cambridge, MA.  You can find more info on that here.

Turnstile announce August North American tour with Backtrack, Heavy Chains

Baltimore hardcore punks Turnstile have announced the Life & Death tour featuring New York’s Backtrack and New Jersey’s Heavy Chains. Two more headliners will be announced on June 9th. The tour will take place throughout all of August and spans the US and Canada.

Check out the full list of dates below.