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Bailer release lyric video for “Crawl Back”

Irish hardcore act Bailer have released a lyric video for “Crawl Back”, the band’s new single. The track is the first new material since Feb 2018’s self-titled EP.

Have a watch below – and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates.



Edward in Venice (Melodic Hardcore, Italy) Stream Video for “High Tide” from New EP, “Empathy”

Italian melodic hardcore merchants Edward in Venice have a new EP in the works and to get fans in the mood, they’ve been good enough to shoot a video for its lead single. The track chosen is called “High Tide” and you can check it out below.

The band’s vocalist, Filo Greganti, had the following to say about “High Tide”:

We consider ‘High Tide’ to be one of the catchiest and one of the slowest Edward In Venice songs, so it’s going to have a new impact on the listeners. ‘High Tide’ came together easily; we wrote it quickly and it just worked.

The full EP is titled Empathy and features the guitar work of new member to the group Ivan Maioli. Helping Edward in Venice with the release will be the UK’s hard-working Lockjaw Records. Greganti went on to elaborate on the recording process for Empathy:

There was no deadline for ‘Empathy’. There was no rush, which permitted us to perfect every single little thing in the music, artwork and videos, with the support of Lockjaw Records.

The new collection of tunes is the first from Edward in Venice since their 2015 EP, Howler. You can pick it up via Lockjaw Records from April 26 and pre-orders are live now.



Black Flag tour dates around the world for the rest of the year…

Black Flag have detailed where they’ll be headed for the rest of the year. Tours take in US, UK and Japan. Dates are below.

The band are currently in the studio recording material for their upcoming eighth studio album. The last studio album they released was What the…. in 2013.



Polar release video for new single “Adore” ahead of new album

Guildford, UK hardcore exports Polar are to release their fourth album, Nova, on April 5th via Arising Empire. Ahead of the album, the band have released a video for “Adore”.

Album pre-orders are up now. The band also play around Europe to promote the album. Watch the video and check out the dates below.



Album Review – Terror – “Total Retaliation”

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Terror, the LA stalwarts of hardcore, came swinging back with their latest album Total Retaliation. Released back in September, 2018 via Pure Noise, the album deserves a listen from any hardcore fan. And if you listened back when it came out, I’m here to tell you why you should be spinning it again.

The album starts incredibly strong with “This World Never Wanted Me,” a hard rejection of conformity and a triumphant yell of “Thank god this world never wanted me.” Terror do that classic hardcore sound perfectly, encapsulating a genre and exploding out with blistering beatdowns.

The album starts on rejecting the world that doesn’t want them, and keeps a solid concept of a rebellion against humanity. Keeping the basics of hardcore themes, Terror actualize this in an interesting and direct way with describing the world itself as what has become stained and overbearing. But in that they still find retaliation in their determined and anger fueled delivery. Terror have a lot to say on the album, and run through a host of subjects they feel are tearing society apart. In doing so they keep with their central concept, and also manage to use some great wordplay to get across their message clearly but not resort to hamfisted cliche. Tackling issues from authority to religion, Total Retaliation pulls no punches.

On the sonic side of things, of course Terror kills it, heavy rolling drums, deep and always on point bass, and some interesting guitar work which expands but never strays too far from their core sound. Total Retaliation even has a rap interlude, perhaps inspired by the interludes that 90s hip-hop frequently featured though arguably less jokey. There’s something to be said about the comparison between hip-hop and punk music, born from different situations but finding a similar place in rebellion and community. But after just a moment the track is over, and we dive right back into brilliant hardcore with “Spirit of Sacrifice.”

With Total Retaliation the band hasn’t found any massive new ground in their music, but instead have this chaos-controlled feeling with their mastery of the hardcore sound. Always able to flow through vocal inflections and able to so perfectly build a sound that brings anyone right into that local venue feeling the electricity run from the band through the crowd, Terror still remain an important voice in the genre. Terror bring the intensity and determined message only the finest in hardcore can produce, and Total Retaliation is a must listen for fans of the genre.

You can listen to the album below.



Insect Radio (Hardcore, Greece) Stream Single “Heretic’s Fork”

Greek progressive hardcore band Insect Radio are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is titled “Heretic’s Fork” and is the first new music from the four-piece since their 2015 album, We Are Trouble.

You can check out “Heretic’s Fork” below.



Defeater detail new self-titled album

Massachusetts-based hardcore band Defeater release their self-titled fifth album on May 10th, via Epitaph Records. The album, their first in four years, includes recent single “Mother’s Son“. Pre-orders are up now.

Check out the band’s European tour dates (and album track listing) below.



Black Flag announce UK run, working on new album

Black Flag have announced a set of autumn UK shows with support from Total Chaos.

The band are currently in the studio recording material for their upcoming eighth studio album. The last studio album they released was ‘What the….’ in 2013.

Black Flag begin their UK tour at London’s Electric Ballroom on October 7th and finish in Manchester on October 13th.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 6 here. Dates can be seen below.



Fury (Hardcore, CA) announce new album, stream new song

California hardcore act Fury have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Failed Entertainment, on May 3rd via Run For Cover Records.

To give you a taste of what the new album will sound like, the band is streaming the first song, “Angels Over Berlin.”  You can give it a listen below, as well as check out the bands’ upcoming tour dates.

Fury last released the 2017 Promo EP in September 2017.



Terror confirmed as support for Converge European/UK dates

LA hardcore veterans Terror have been confirmed as tour support for Converge in Europe/UK this summer. You can see the dates below.

The band recently released their seventh studio album Total Retaliation through Nuclear Blast Records.



Cokie The Clown (NOFX’s Fat Mike) announces debut album and releases new song

Cokie The Clown, the alter ego of NOFX’s Fat Mike, will release his debut album “You’re Welcome” through Fat Wreck on April 26th. The album is an exploration of “his deepest regrets, fears, and experiences” consisting of ten tracks with Travis Barker on drums and Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) behind the desk.

The first track to be released from the album is “Punk Rock Saved My Life”, which is streaming now and can be checked out using the player below. Get the full low down on the release over at the Fat Wreck website.



Frontside (Hardcore, CA) stream new song “Society’s View”

California hardcore act Frontside are streaming their new song “Society’s View,” which is the title track off their latest EP that was released on February 9th via Safe Inside Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Frontside last released Live At The Charleston in January 2018.



Brick By Brick release video for “Bar Is Open”

Albany, NY, hardcore outfit Brick By Brick have released a new music video for “Bar Is Open”. The track is taken from their seventh album, Hive Mentality, out now on Upstate Records. Various merch options are available now from the label store.

Have a watch of the video below.



Short/Fast/Loud: Abolitionist – “A New Militance”

Here at Dying Scene, we’ve been talking a lot behind the scenes about how to maximize our content—not only covering more, but covering better. We’ll be making some changes to our output in the coming months, and the end goal will be to provide our writers with more opportunities to write in-depth reviews, editorials, and interviews. Part of this is adapting our review format—there is simply too much out there to cover and full-length reviews just aren’t time effective. That doesn’t mean we’re getting rid of longform reviews (we’d rather die), only that when we do them, we’ll be investing more in them and treating them as we would a feature. For the rest, we want to cover the multitude of bands that are working hard out there but might get squashed under the great wheel of the album submissions game. Short-form reviews—as short and loud as punk itself—will be a way for us to cover more while still providing honest, dependable feedback. Let us know what you think of the new format, we plan to roll out capsule reviews as they accumulate from here on out.

Political punks Abolitionist are back with A New Militance, an eight song album that is neither LP or EP, but inhabiting a weird Twilight Zone all its own. Personally, I prefer this in-between format—it’s a reflection of punk itself, refusing arbitrary rules and following the muse. A New Militance continues Abolitionists’ post-hardcore-ish punk rock with a little more emphasis on the post- this time around. This results in meatier leads throughout, such as that on the metallic and stomping “RED.” The changes are welcome additions, but personally, I think A New Militance would be an even stronger album taking their influences further. This is a band of chugging claustrophobia, but with the taste of something new, it makes one wonder what they could do with sparser, airier, more subtle instrumentation.

But, that being said, A New Militance is a good listen. In the long tradition of Abolitionist concept albums, this one focuses on a worldwide feminist uprising. Mid-album banger “ACTUALLY” begins with the line (an ode to mansplaining), “Actually… just shut the fuck up.” Righteous, cathartic, and maybe just a little funny—Abolitionist are still as scrappy, interesting, and devoutly political as ever.

Check out: “PINK,” “ACTUALLY,” “NOPE”



American War Machine stream new song “Unholy War”

American War Machine, featuring members of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, and Intent To Injure, are streaming their new song “Unholy War,” which is the title track from their upcoming album that is set to be released on April 12th via Bridge Nine.

You can give it a listen below.

American War Machine last released Prey Drive in October 2017.