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Set It Off streams new song “Tomorrow”

Pop-punk act Set It Off  has released a new single today titled “Tomorrow”. The track features guest vocals from Jason Lancaster (of Go Radio) and will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Duality. You can listen to the song here.

Set It Off will release Duality on October 14, 2014 via Equal Vision Records.

Texas in July announce tour of the UK

Pennsylvania metalcore band Texas In July have announced a February tour of the UK with support from Betraying the Martyrs. You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band’s latest album, Bloodwork, was released earlier this month through Equal Vision Records and was a follow up to their 2012 self-titled album.

Capsize stream debut full length album “The Angst In My Veins”

San Diego melodic hardcore act Capsize are now streaming their upcoming debut album “The Angst In My Veins” in full and you can listen to it here. “The Angst In My Veins” is set for release on September 30th through Equal Vision Records.

Capsize has a plethora of upcoming tour dates throughout the US and Europe, and you can check those out below.

Album Review: Capsize – “The Angst In My Veins”

Capsize are a band out of San Diego, CA releasing their debut full length album ‘The Angst In My Veins’ through Equal Vision on September 30 (US) and Impericon Records in October (EU/UK).

Capsize deliver a pretty standard take on the modern melodic punk-hardcore sound and do it with confidence. The opening track ‘Linger’ does well to sum up the record based on the various styles and methods employed across the 10 tracks on offer: you get fast bits that break into half time grooves. Those in turn step up the pace into mid-paced melodic rock sections plus or minus a riff..and then it repeats the formula. Tracks range from 2-4 minutes long and maintain the furious energy of depressed/angry hardcore most of the way through.

There’s no re-inventing the wheel here, it will straight up appeal to fans of the genre/scene and is unlikely to bring new followers over the fence. What has been achieved here, if nothing new, is a very solid level of production courtesy of Jay Maas. Not all of his work is this shiny, so hats off to the band and the engineer for bringing some big sounds to the game. It sounds great up loud!

Guitars are huge, thick and very cool to begin with but… they’re the same sound almost the whole time. Bass is typically buried and only really audible when performing runs that differ from the tidal wave of high-gain guitars. Drumming is hella tight, be it due to the performance or the editing, the energy is really high on account of the performance and of course the sounds are spot-on perfect. Vocals are delivered in the as-per-usual hoarse/screamed manner familiar to fans of other bands in this genre i.e. Shai Hulud, Burning Bright, Napoleon etc Without a lyric sheet it’s hard to determine just what the songs are about and the message behind them but the overall sentiment of hurt/reflection/passion comes across just fine. There’s no clean singing or auto-tuned harmonies like many others in the genre play with, this is much more aggressive and true to form.

Highlight of the album (for me) occurs halfway through title track #3 ‘The Angst In My Veins’ where there’s a great example of the bands use of dynamics. The guitars pull back the gain after a really punchy and intense mid section, the drums get a more roomy sound and the tom-fills thump away and suddenly there’s some space. Vocals are a little more reverby and distant before the song explodes back into its fuller aggressive self and ends on a real high. The feedback and guitar noise at the end is also a nice touch. This principal of ‘build & release’ really works well and is not used enough on the record but it’s fair to say that when it is done right, these are the standout moments.

Such is the case on track 6 ‘Tension’ after a blistering first half the band really pull it back for a bit of ambiance and mood to build up with a slow and heavy post-hardcore-ish outro featuring guest vocals from Andreas Malm of Sweden’s ‘No Omega’. Its very dramatic and from that point on.. I feel like it cant improve much beyond this! The blend of melodic and aggressive hardcore on display here ..whether slower paced or a high octane speed.. has hit the peak!

From this point on however .. listener fatigue sets in and the second half of the record sounds too similar to what’s come before. It may simply be that this material, for all there is to enjoy about it, might be best served in bite sized chunks rather than all in one helping.

Overall it’s worth a look in if you are a fan of this style and I can imagine the real impact of these songs would be felt in a live setting. Capsize definitely come across as confident musicians and mature writers armed with one tough sounding record. This album wont set them apart to the average listener but will probably find a welcome spot on many iPods right along with Comeback Kid, Counterparts, and other bands starting with ‘C’.

3.5/5 Stars

Set It Off release new song “N.M.E.”

Pop punk outfit Set It Off have just released a new song “N.M.E.” off their upcoming album ‘Duality.” Check it out below.

“Duality” will be released October 14th through Equal Vision Records.

Brent Walsh (of I the Mighty) will release a solo album this November

I the Mighty‘s frontman Brent Walsh has a solo project in the works, and his debut effort will be released on November 10th via  Equal Vision Records.  The album will be called 7, and you can watch a little preview of it below.

Music Video: Capsize – “Pale”

San Diego melodic hardcore act Capsize have released a music video for their song “Pale”. You can watch the video below.

“Pale” comes off of Capsize’s upcoming debut album, The Angst in My Veins , which is set to be released on September 30, 2014 through Equal Vision Records.

Music Video: Texas In July – “Sweetest Poison” off new “Bloodwork” album

Today, Pennsylvania metalcore band Texas In July are releasing their newest album, “Bloodwork”, through Equal Vision Records. The band has also just released a new music video for their song, “Sweetest Poison”, which appears on the new work.

Check it out below.

“Bloodwork” is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 self-titled album. Texas In July will be touring the US in support of the release this fall.

Capsize (San Diego melodic hardcore) stream title track from upcoming album “The Angst In My Veins”

San Diego melodic hardcore act Capsize are streaming the title track from their upcoming album, “The Angst In My Veins.” The song features none other than Jay Maas from Defeater. Check it out here.

“The Angst In My Veins” (the album) is set to be released on September 30th through Equal Vision Records.

Texas in July streams upcoming album “Bloodwork”

Pennsylvania metalcore band Texas In July are streaming their upcoming album “Bloodwork” in its entirety. Check it out here.

“Bloodworkis set to be released on September 16th through Equal Vision Records.

Isles & Glaciers will re-vamp and re-release their debut album

Isles & Glaciers, the collaborative side-project of members of ChiodosPierce the Veil, and Sleeping with Sirens, are set to release The Hearts of Lonely People (Remixes) on November 11th through Equal Vision Records.

Due to the demands of their other bands, the members of Isles & Glaciers were never able to record a follow-up to Hearts.  Instead, they are offering up the original 7 songs, uniquely re-recorded for this release.

We don’t have a preview track for you, but you can find out more about the album here.

Gameface announces new 7″ vinyl release and premieres new video

SoCal rockers  Gameface are putting out a new 7″, which will be released October 7th on Equal Vision Records.  The 7″ includes a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” as well as the song “Regular Size” which you can preview in the lyric video below.

The band released a full-length album called Now is What Matters Now earlier this year after they reunited following a hiatus.

Say Anything posts “You Vandal” cover, Saves the Day posts “Belt” cover

I guess that massive tour announcement wasn’t enough excitement for one day. Say Anything and Saves the Day have also posted a new song each covering the other band. Say Anything tackles the Saves the Day classic “You Vandal”, while Saves the Day has covered Say anything’s “Belt”. Fittingly enough, the songs are taken from the respective album that the band will be playing in full on their upcoming tour.

You can check out the two songs below.

Say Anything released their sixth studio album, Hebrews, in June 2014, while Saves the Day released their self-titled album in September 2013, both through Equal Vision Records.

Say Anything, Saves the Day, Reggie & the Full Effect announce joint “Is a Real Boy”, “Through Being Cool”, and “Under the Tray” anniversary tour

Well I’ll be damned, if this isn’t just one gigantic tour announcement. Say AnythingSaves the Day, and Reggie and the Full Effect have announced that they’ll be hitting the road together this fall.

And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also been announced that Say Anything will be playing Is A Real Boy in full for its ten year anniversary. Not only that, but Saves the Day will be playing Through Being Cool in full for its 15 year anniversary. And to top it all off, Reggie and the Full Effect will be playing Under The Tray in full. If that doesn’t just sound like one hell of a night, well… you’re probably just not a fan of any of these bands.

For everyone else who is a fan, you can see if they’re coming near you by checking out the dates below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Chiodos announce lineup change

Michigan post-hardcore band Chiodos have announced that they have parted ways with drummer Derrick Frost and bassist Matt Goddard, who are being replaced by Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) and Joseph Troy (RX Bandits) respectively. The band writes:

“We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that starts on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news.  Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home. It’s been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They’ve been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us. We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We’re very excited to have them join us on this journey as we’ve always been fans of their musicianship. We can’t wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

Chiodos released their last album, Devil, on April 1st, 2014, through Razor & Tie. The band just released a music video for their song “3AM”.