You can read a lengthy statement on the record below.
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can read a lengthy statement on the record below.
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:13 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Vultures will be the band’s first release since 2013’s Burner. Go here to pre-order the 12″ EP.
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:17 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Aussie melodic hardcore group Anchors are streaming their self-titled EP in full. Give it a listen below and if you like it, make sure you buy a copy because all proceeds are to be given to Sea Shepherd Australia – a worthy cause indeed.
Anchors is the first release from the four-piece since the 2012 record Lost at the Bottom of the World.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:40 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
After some social media teasers, Oakland melodic punk band Heartsounds has officially announced that they will begin work on a new full-length album, their first in 4 years. You can check out the view from Heartsounds’ recent practice and keep track of album updates here.
Heartsounds expects to release the new album in April. It will be their first release since 2013’s Internal Eyes, which came out on the Creator-Destructor Records label.
California’s Seahaven have released a new song titled “Find A Way.” The track will be released on the band’s upcoming album, which should be out in 2017.
Seahaven also announced that 50% of the all of the sales from the single (and their new T-shirt) made in the first week will be donated to a nonprofit group called Equality Florida to help out with the aftermath of the recent shootings in Orlando, Florida. You can find the song below, and purchase the T-shirt here.
Seahaven last released Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only in 2014.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
The metalhead punks over at Creator-Destructor Records strike again as they have announced plans to release a split between crusty metal punks Early Graves and hardcore metal act Ringworm. The split will include one original song and one cover from each band. Early Graves cover “Into The Crypts of Rays” by Celtic Frost” and Ringworm covers “Iron Fist” by Motorhead.
You can listen to the two original songs below. The split is set to be released on April 29th, 2016.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:41 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“Old Pain” is a follow-up to 2015’s “Yes It Is”, the band’s debut full-length co-released through a handful of labels including yours truly, Dying Scene Records.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM (PST) by jaystone
Southern California punks Western Settings are the latest signing to the vaunted lineup at Creator-Destructor Records. What’s more? The foursome announced plans to release a new EP entitled “Old Pain,” which was produced by the mighty Chicken from Dead To Me. What’s even more? The first track from that EP, “The Phenomenon,” is now available for your streaming pleasure. Check it out here, dudes.
Old Pain, slated for release on April 29th via La Escalara Records (digital & CD) and Creator-Destructor Records (10″ vinyl) and is a follow-up to 2015′s “Yes It Is”, the band’s debut full-length co-released through a handful of labels including yours truly, Dying Scene Records.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
California thrash metal/punk act Wilderness Dream have announced a run of tour dates that will take them through California and Nevada in November and December. You can check out the full list of dates and locations below.
Wilderness Dream is a new project started by Ben Murray and Trey Derbes (vocalist/guitarist and drummer, respectively) of Californian melodic punk band Heartsounds with Ryan Hansen (Light This City) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End). They released their self-titled EP on July 14th through Murray’s Creator Destructor Records.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3:44 PM (PST) by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky
Ben Murray and Trey Derbes (vocalist/guitarist and drummer, respectively) of Californian melodic punk band Heartsounds have formed a new thrash metal project with Ryan Hansen (Light This City) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) called Wilderness Dream. This band is a far departure from Heartsounds, and seems more of a fun project for the guys instead of a serious band. The band have just released their debut self-titled digitally, which can be streamed in its entirety below. A physical copy will be available soon.
Ben Murray on the band: “Trey and I have started a new band with our friends Ryan Hansen (who played in Light This City with Laura and I) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) on bass. It is called WILDERNESS DREAM. It’s very different from Heartsounds, but you can hear some of HS in this too, I’d imagine. Regardless, it’s fast and pissed and only requires 14 minutes of your time.”
Wilderness Dream released their self-titled EP today, July 14th, through Murray’s Creator Destructor Records and can be purchased here. A vinyl of the album will be released on October 13, and can be pre-ordered here.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM (PST) by vivalalexy
East Bay punk act Heartsounds have announced a series of spring tour dates spanning the US and Canada. They will be playing with multiple groups including The Swellers, Counterpunch, and After The Fall, you can get more information on that below.
Heartsounds most recently released Internal Eyes on October 15, 2013 through Creator-Destructor Records.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM (PST) by jaystone
Seems like just yesterday that Western Massachusetts’ The Stereo State initially called it quits, but in actuality, they played their last shows after Fest in Gainesville just over a year ago. As fate would have it, the band apparently got the itch to play together again, because this cold-as-hell Hump Day afternoon brings with it word that The Stereo State are back!
The band announced today, via their Facebook page, that they’re writing and recording their second full length. The band went on to sate that the “new material will be reminiscent of their signature blend of 90’s skate punk and mid tempo melodic hardcore, but will also showcase newer lyrical and musical influences that have made an impact on their personal lives.” No tour dates are planned at this point, as the band will be busy working on new material. Stay tuned!
The Stereo State’s last album, “Crossing Canyons,” was released in 2012 on Creator Destructor Records.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM (PST) by Seaniam
Anchors are a 5 piece melodic punk band from Melbourne, Australia. They play fast and passionate punk rock in the vein of bands like Wilhelm Scream, Heartsounds & Strung Out blending fast guitar work, melodic chord progressions and break neck speeds with screamed and sung vocal work.
The bands DIY work ethic, seemingly endless touring schedule and passionate fan base has catapulted them into the forefront of what Australia has to offer the punk/hardcore scene. This is not to ignore the impressive body of work consisting of 2 full lengths and 2 shorter EP\’s released over just the past 3-4 years..more than a lot of bands produce in their entire lifespan these days.
The bands most recent work is their 2nd full length album ‘Lost At The Bottom Of The World’, 12 tracks covering just over 30 minutes which dropped right at the turn of 2012/2013. It’s available through the band online and on vinyl via Creator-Destructor Records.
It is in many ways as much a follow up to their debut ‘Bad Ju Ju’ as it is a companion piece. You don’t need to familiarize yourself with the artists earlier work to appreciate this album by any means, but it sure does enhance the experience as a listener when the band re-visits particular idea’s, even lyrical themes and content introduced on the previous album. A kind of coda if you can imagine that across two albums.
The opening one-two punch of ‘Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy / Break Classic’ sets up an amazingly balanced record. The tempo shifts, breakdown/build ups and furious energy show great diversity ..and you can have that on a punk record when the band his armed with more than one idea about how to approach the material. The band uses the momentum of duelling guitars shredding over double-time drums and then slams on the breaks and enters a build up that takes the song to a whole new level. There’s more than a few surprises throughout the record like this and fortunately they usually drop just before you get too tired of the punk thing.
The production is spot on for a band of this caliber. Guitars are typically massive and tight, no too much compression and loads of high end gain as you’d expect! Drums are crystal clear, up front and dead-centre too. The performance embodies all the efficiency and showman ship of someone who has toured long enough to know what\’s going to be replicable on a night-after night basis without loosing finesse and style. Brett\’s singing style lends itself well to this sort of punk music, not dissimilar to an early Rise Against’s Tim McIlraith. There are occasional gang vocals and backing screams/yells which amplify the already high energy and hook driven choruses.
The band will be heading to the US as part of this years Fest lineup and taking in a bunch of dates across the country. Do not miss the chance to see one of our best and brightest whilst they are there and if you are not lucky enough to be able to get to a show, check out the album at one of the links below.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Heartsounds’ latest album Internal Eyes was released on October 15, 2013 throughCreator-Destructor Records. Anchors released their latest album Lost at the Bottom of the World in 2012, and began writing new music earlier this year.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
East Bay punk act Heartsounds have released the music video for their song “A Total Separation of Self.”
You can check it out below.
Heartsounds’ latest album Internal Eyes was released on October 15th, 2013 through Creator-Destructor Records.
Checking my email is one of my least favorite parts of my daily routine. Half of my inbox is spam and the other half is spam about boner pills. Sifting through the Dying Scene inbox, on the other hand, is awesome. Sure, we get a lot of junk sent our way, but there always seems to be a diamond in the rough. Cook Bag is one of those diamonds. They sent us a link to their new single "June 4th", and a few seconds into my first listen I knew this melodic punk band from Boston was something special. There's something so familiar about their sound, but I can't put my finger on it. I highly recommend checking out the track on bandcamp (it's free to download as well).