Agnostic Front release their 12th studio album, Get Loud, via Nuclear Blast on November 8th. Following the recent release of first single “Spray Painted Walls“, the band have uploaded a video discussing the album title and ideas behind the record.
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Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:47 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 5:31 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Boston hardcore-punks Ramallah are streaming the first song off their upcoming album. “The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll” also happens to be the title track to the October 4th release. The new album will feature eight new tracks and will be released through Sailors Grave Records.
Check out the new song below.
This is the first new release for Ramallah since the 2016 single “The Truth…It’s Colder Than A Morgue Slab And Harder Than A Coffin Nail.”
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 3:38 PM (PST) by Carson Winter
Hardcore, for me, has always been relegated to the sidelines. I like hardcore just fine, and every once in a while I find something that truly resonates with me—but for the most part, hardcore is something I revisit a couple of times a year and them subsequently move on from. It’s powerful, adrenaline-pumping stuff, but I never really got the culture surrounding it, so I’ve always stayed at arm’s length, despite my dalliances. Knocked Loose are the sort of genre darlings that make waves big enough that even melodic punk folks like myself get to feel the ripple. Based on the buzz of the hivemind, these guys are huge and I should be paying attention; they’re bringing something to hardcore that is new, or they’re performing it with the intensity turned up a couple of notches. Maybe. I don’t know. I listen to Tragedy and Comeback Kid four times a year, so I have no idea what, if any of that, is true. But I do know their new album is A Different Shade of Blue, and that despite being somewhat unfamiliar with the tropes of the heavier side of the genre (continually thinking: isn’t hardcore supposed to sound like Minor Threat?), the music comes off as powerful, venomous stuff.
If I were to outline Knocked Loose’s sound I’d describe it as a focused cacophony. It’s wild and unhinged, noisy and loud—but with a strong sense of rhythmic hooks, both in their vocal lines and riffage. The songs are full of forward momentum and righteous rage, with jaw-dropping breakdowns (see: “Belleville”) that play with dissonance as much as melody. Not to say that Knocked Loose is a melodic hardcore band per se, but they know how to write a song and make it memorable, even in such an absurdly heavy, beatdown-influenced arena.
Which is all the more impressive considering the rather narrow sonic range of the genre. Still, Knocked Loose manage to knock out chugger after chugger, swapping from groovy headbangers to high note dissonance to metallic riffing—all while maintaining the singular identities of their songs. “In the Walls” features all of these and more, all led by the throat-shredding scream of vocalist Bryan Garris, who may be the X-factor that propelled Knocked Loose to the top in the first place. Throughout the album, his vocals are unmistakably passionate. There’s been a shift in heavier genres in the last couple years that have strived to make screaming as sustainable and healthy as possible—the influence of vocal coaches and vocalists who want a career that lasts longer than a season. It’s a commendable drive—ultimately, no one should destroy their body for the sake of kids being able to hit each other in a pit—but oftentimes, the end result is a crisp, articulate noise devoid of the volatility of the noise it mimics. I don’t know if Garris is screaming healthily or not, but I do know that it sounds like he means every word that’s coming out of his mouth. And in hardcore, where authenticity is a currency, selling that intensity to your audience is paramount.
A Different Shade of Blue is a sophomore album. And as a hardcore meerkat who pops out of his burrow just enough to know Code Orange Kids is now just Code Orange, I’m experiencing Knocked Loose for the very first time. What I’ve seen and heard is a band of incredible energy, playing heavy-ass music, and executing it with underrated creativity. Knocked Loose may not be the poet-bards of hardcore, but they’re not trying to be. This is a band trying to be nasty heavy—and shit, man, what can I say? They succeed.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:21 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Atlanta-based thrash punks Forsaken Profits are allowing fans to stream their entire new album, “Destroy The Evidence”. The effort features 16 raging tracks and you can check it out in full below. You’ll also find a few tour dates listed too. The band are heading out on their fifth road trip of 2019 next month.
The previous release from Forsaken Profits was the 2018 EP, Forsaken Pleasures.
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
Happy Friday, gang!
Dying Scene are stoked to bring you some brand new music from English hardcore vets The Restarts! The East London-based trio has got a brand new LP, Uprising, due out on Pirates Press Records on October 25th. BUT because they love you, the Pirates are bringing you the debut single, “Black Dog,” today!
Here’s what Kieran Plunkett, who mans bass and vocal duties for The Restarts, has to say about the song:
“The song Black Dog touches on the awareness of mental health and how it has been stigmatised. We all know people (some quite near and dear to us) who struggle with depression or other forms of mental health. With a little understanding people (who suffer manic depression and bipolar disorder) can quite easily live productive lives. It is the stigmatisation and shame that worsens the illness and increases likelihood of suicide. We have lost friends over the years to suicide and conversely know others who manage to cope with it. So the more we understand it the better chance we have to fight this.”
The term “Black Dog” was coined by the English writer Samuel Johnson and later popularised by Winston Churchill. Here’s a video explaining that analogy.
Check out The Restarts’ “Black Dog” below!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 3:42 PM (PST) by Will Malkus
Stray From The Path, one of the most enduring bands in Long Island hardcore, have announced their ninth full-length album, Internal Atomics, out November 1 via UNFD. Internal Atomics is ten tracks fueled by the same politically-charged passion and furious energy that have kept Stray From The Path going strong for almost two decades. Through this album they hope to provide both a release and a call to action for listeners, aiming to mobilize them against apathy, corruption, and the misplaced priorities of past generations. To that end they’re debuting “Kickback”, a single off the forthcoming album that features Counterparts‘ Brendan Murphy on vocals.
“Counterparts have been brothers to us for nearly a decade. We came up together, and we support each other in our careers,” said Stray From The Path of the collaboration. “We’re lucky to be able to have Brendan feature on our new song ‘Kickback’ and do our first tour on our new albums together. We also got to do some stupid/fun stuff with Counterparts making a mystery cover 7” and offer it with both of our albums and tickets to our tour together.”
To celebrate both bands’ new releases, Stray From The Path and Counterparts will be embarking on a North American tour together in October, immediately followed by a solo tour across the U.K. and Europe for Stray From The Path. Listen to “Kickback” and check out the tour dates below.
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 4:33 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:13 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
(FFO: Converge,Trash Talk) Toronto based hardcore act Hellbent has just released a new penguin-filled music video for the song “King” off their recently released 7″, Dead Off The Floor, available here from Pink Lemonade Records (North America) and Angry and Hungry Records. (Europe) Stream “King” and check out Hellbent’s upcoming tour dates below. Also, for fans of Pup – included is a bonus video which earned Hellbent a finalist position in the recent “Free at Last” Cover Contest. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 4:06 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Canadian hardcore act, Kennedy are back with a new studio release called Blood and Soil due out sometime this coming fall. It will be the band’s first of such since their 2015 debut full-length The Guilty Poor which is available for streaming on their bandcamp page. In that time the band has toured Canada relentlessly, from DIY basement shows to maxed out theaters opening for the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan and Norma Jean, among others.
Kennedy has just released the music video to the title-track, “Blood and Soil” which highlights class struggle, and recent (yet persistent) aggressions from those traitors to the working-person, the boys in blue. Art and video direction were handled by Nick Pegg of Hashtag Hope with the help of one Joe O’Connor. “Blood and Soil” was produced by Felix Crawford-Legault, recorded and mixed by Ben Evans at Burning Room Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audio Siege Mastering Studio.
Please enjoy the video for “Blood and Soil” below, and for those of you celebrating Labor Day, please remember the blood, sweat and tears of those who battled and died before us.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 12:45 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Swedish hardcore/noise punk icons Refused and California’s Thrice have announced some upcoming UK and Europe co-headlining tour dates. They will also be joined in the UK by Gouge Away, and in Europe by Petrol Girls. You can check out all of the dates and locations below.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:16 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can check the track out – and see the track listing – below. The album is follow up to 2017’s full length You’re Not You.
Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:43 AM (PST) by rick delaney
New Jersey-based self-confessed pill crunchers School Drugs are allowing fans to stream a track from their forthcoming album, Modern Medicine. The preview of the new record is called “Nervous Eyes” and you can check it out below.
The previous release from the five-piece was the 2018 EP, Relative Suffering.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2:11 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
South African hardcore act Truth And Its Burden are streaming the lyric video for their new single “Surfacing,” which was released on August 8th.
You can check it out below.
Truth And Its Burden last released I Labour in July 2017.
Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can check out the video below.