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The Fest 15 announces second wave of bands (Dillinger Four, The Ergs! Reunion, BoySetsFire and more)

The second big batch of bands has been announced for The Fest 15, and it contains just as many great bands and awesome surprises as the first announcement.

Among the new bands announced are Dillinger Four, BoySetsFire, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, Mean Jeans, Big D and the Kids Table, Direct Hit!, PUP, reunion appearances by both The Ergs! and Against All Authority, the final F.Y.P. show and so many more. You can check out the full, up-to-the-minute lineup here,

Fest 15 takes place October 28-30 in, you guessed it, Gainesville, Florida.  Tickets go on sale May 20th.



Antillectual (Holland) announce new album: ENGAGE!, video and tour

Dutch skate-punkers Antillectual are clearly planning on having a busy summer in 2016 as they have announced not only a new record but a tour and video to boot.

The new album will be titled ENGAGE! and the band had the following to say about the title: “Living in a world that is coping with conflicts and crises it is time to engage! Critical times call for critical music.” If new music from one of Holland’s finest purveyors of skate-punk wasn’t enough the band have also stated that they will be joined on the record by Strike Anywhere’s Thomas Barnett and BoySetsFire’s Nathan Gray both making cameo appearances. ENGAGE! will be released in Europe through Redfield Records, in Asia through Waterslide Records and in South America through Fusa Records.

However. the good news doesn’t end there for fans of Antillectual as they have also announced a video for new single “Racist Rash”, set for release on May 23rd. A trailer for the music video can be found below and pre-orders of ENGAGE! will start on the same day.

Finally, because good things apparently come in threes, the band complete their announcement with the news that they will be hitting the road in support of their releases. A full list of Antillectual dates including festivals can also be viewed below.



Music Video: BoySetsFire – “Fall From Grace”

Boysetsfire have released a music video for their single “Fall From Grace” and you can watch it here.

“Fall From Grace” appears on Boysetsfire’s self-titled LP, which was released on September 25, 2015 via Bridge Nine Records/End Hits Records.



Album Review: Boysetsfire – “BoySetsFire”

Recently, I’ve been finding the idea of self-titled albums very interesting.  Most bands will go this route with one of their albums at some point in their career, and some may even opt for multiple eponymous releases.  Growing up, I always assumed that if an album was self-titled, it was the band’s first release, and in most cases I was right.  Maybe I just never really realized it before, but I’m starting to see more bands go the self-titled route much later in their career.  But why?  Are they trying to reinvent themselves?  Are they making a statement that this album is and will be the best representation of the band?  Am I reading too much into this?  Maybe in Boysetsfire’s case, none of the above applied to their thought process in naming the album, but I think their sixth full length album is a perfect representation of what the band is as a whole.

The music is still a mix of aggressive hardcore, somewhat experimental post-hardcore, and catchy melodic hooks.  But unlike past albums, the tone of BoySetsFire seems to be more optimistic and hopeful.  The music seems a little peppier, and the lyrics speak on overcoming hardship.  You can’t help but feel a little happy as the album is spinning.  That doesn’t mean the band doesn’t open up about the terrible things going on in the world like they always do though.

Many of the songs talk about how men have become beasts, like in “Savage Blood,” where vocalist Nathan Gray sings, “My heart beats with savage blood / and I won’t repent, for what I’ve become.”  But while themes like that are presented often, they are matched by calls for finding something better.  One example is in “Ordinary Lives”: “Is there anybody out there?  Is there any other way to survive?  We can live so much more than these ordinary lives.”

The album also matches these lyrical themes musically.  The band has plenty of heavy hitting hardcore songs, like “The Filth Is Rising,” and “Coward.”  They also bring their unique take on post-hardcore experimentation throughout, especially on “Breathe In, Bleed Out,” which is a four and a half minute journey where you really don’t know what to expect.  More than ever though, the band isn’t afraid to show their softer side.  Nathan Gray’s soaring harmonies bring out passionate and introspective feelings in songs like “Torches to Paradise” and the previously mentioned “Ordinary Lives.”  But more than those reflective moments, the album often gets downright joyful, like in the lead single “One match,” and my personal favorite “Heaven Knows.”

BoySetsFire is a great album from a band that has proven they know how to make great albums.  There are no real dull moments, though the ordering of the last few tracks can be a bit jarring.  I think it would have served the album better to switch the last two songs, but eh, what do I know.  So to pick up my question from earlier regarding self-titled albums, this seems to be as good a time as any for the band to put a stamp down and say, “this album is a perfect representation of who we are as a band.”

4.5 / 5 Stars



Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32’s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.



Boysetsfire premieres music video for “One Match”

Two weeks ahead of the release of their upcoming album Delaware post-hardcore/punk band Boysetsfire have premiered a music video for a brand new tune entitled “One Match” and you feast your eyes and ears upon it below.

“One Match”, the first single from the upcoming self-titled album, is perhaps the most unforgettable tune since the band’s hit “rookie” and despite the track’s accessibility, its lovingly crafted details show that the band has the talent to take a huge step forward in terms of songwriting on their sixth album.

“Boysetsfire” is slated for release on September 25th via Bridge Nine Records/End Hits Records.



BoySetsFire releases lyric video for “Savage Blood”

Delaware post-hardcore band Boysetsfire have released a lyric video for their brand-new track, “Savage Blood,” and you can watch it below.

The band’s self-titled album will be released on September 25th via Bridge Nine Records/End Hits Records.



Boysetsfire announce self-titled album; premiere new song “Cutting Room Floor”

Delaware post-hardcore group Boysetsfire have announced that they will release their upcoming self-titled album on September 25th through Bridge Nine Records/End Hits Records. Check out the cover art to the left and the tracklisting below.

According to vocalist Nathan Gray, “(t)his album has quickly become one of my favorites we’ve ever done, and I am dying to get it out there. In albums past, we’ve talked a lot about all the terrible things going on in this world, and this time, we’ve focused a lot on sort of overcoming all of that. It’s a much more positive vibe. Musically, there are some incredible, huge sounds on this album. It’s very much us.”

That band has also premiered a track from the album, titled “Cutting Room Floor.” Listen to it here.

Boysetsfire last released While A Nation Sleeps in 2013, also through Bridge Nine Records. Pre-order the new album here (it will not get a wide retail release until November 20th).



Boysetsfire to release “The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years” on vinyl in the US for the first time

Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire have just announced that they will be releasing their acclaimed fourth studio album, The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years, on vinyl in the US – the first time that a vinyl copy of this release has even been launched in the States. The vinyl is slated for release on January 13th, 2015 via Bridge Nine Records.

The Misery Index was originally released in 2006 on Equal Vision Records. If your brain is a little rusty and you can’t remember what tracks are included on this album, you can find them listed below.

Boysetsfire’s latest release was While a Nation Sleeps, launched by Bridge Nine in June 2013. It was their first new album since their reunion.



Boysetsfire to cover Miley Cyrus for upcoming benefit split

Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire will be releasing a benefit split with Kmpfsprt to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The bands will contribute one song each, with Boysetsfire announcing that their half of the split will be a cover of the Miley Cyrus song “Wrecking Ball”. The split will be released on January 20, 2015. Meanwhile, you can pre-order it right here.

Boysetsfire released While a Nation Sleeps, their first album since their reunion, on June 11, 2013 via Bridge Nine Records.



Boysetsfire announces “After The Eulogy” tour

Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire have announced a slate of shows celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band. They will play their album, “After The Eulogy” in it’s entirety at each show.

You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

While a Nation Sleeps was released this week via Bridge Nine Records,



Free Download: Bridge 9 and Peta2 team up for ‘Music for Monkeys’ compilation

The folks at Bridge 9 Records have teamed up with peta2 Germany to put out a compilation titled Music for Monkeys. Featuring tracks from current Bridge 9 artists such as Defeater, Iron Chic, Backtrack, Lemuria, Test of Time, BoySetsFire, and more, the compilation stands to raise money to take a stand against animal torture, although it is also being offered as a name-your-price download.

You can stream or download the compilation below



Funeral For A Friend streams cover of “Rookie” by BoySetsFire

Welsh post-hardcore group Funeral For A Friend is now streaming a new cover of the BoySetsFire track “Rookie” and you can check it out below. On the cover, the band commented:

We all love “Rookie,” it’s probably the most recognizable BSF song and we figured because of its connection with people that we should give it a shot…It was so much fun to play; it’s such an anthem.

The song will be featured on Funeral For A Friend’s upcoming split with Boy Sets Fire, which will be released on May 13th via No Sleep Records and will serve as a follow-up to 2013’s Conduit.



Boysetsfire releases cover of Funeral for a Friend’s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations”

We told you recently that Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire and Welsh metal/punk band Funeral for a Friend have joined up to release a split 7″ covering eachother’s songs.  It’s a pretty cool concept, and you can check out one of the efforts below, as Boysetsfire covers Funeral for a Friend’s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations.”

The split will be released on No Sleep Records on May 13th.



Boysetsfire and Funeral For A Friend to release split 7-inch covering each others songs

Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire and Welsh metal/punkish band Funeral for a Friend have announced that they will be releasing a split 7-inch, on which they will be covering each others songs.  The split is set to be released on May 13th via No Sleep Records.

Boysetsfire will be covering “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations” from Funeral for a Friend’s EP Between Order and Model, while Funeral for a Friend will be covering “Rookie” from Boysetsfire’s After the Eulogy.

Boysetsfire last released “While a Nation Sleeps” on June 11, 2013 on Bridge Nine. Funeral For a Friend last released Conduit on January 28th, 2013 on Distiller Records.