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Ramallah (hardcore) streaming new song “The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll”

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.”



Album Review: Knocked Loose – “A Different Shade of Blue”

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. 

 

4.5/5



Staredown (Germany, Hardcore) release video for “Bow Down”

German hardcore quintet Staredown have released a video for “Bow Down”. The track is from their new album Choose Life, out September 20th on Dead Serious Records.

Have a watch below.



Forsaken Profits (Trash Punk, GA) Stream New Album “Destroy The Evidence”

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.



DS Exclusive: The Restarts debut “Black Dog” from upcoming album, “Uprising”

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!

The Restarts’ recent split with SUBHUMANS was released recently via Pirates Press; get yours here. While you’re at it, pre-save “Black Dog” right here!



Stray From The Path (hardcore, NY) announce new album “Internal Atomics” and tour, debut new single “Kickback”

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.



Guilt Trip (Hardcore, UK) release video for “River Of Lies”

Manchester, UK hardcore band Guilt Trip have a released a video for the title track of their new album River Of Lies. It’s out now on BDHW Records.

Have a watch below.



Hellbent (Toronto HC) stream music video, “King”

(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!



Montreal hardcore band Kennedy stream new music video for title-track off upcoming album, “Blood and Soil”

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. 



Refused and Thrice announce UK/EU tour dates

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.



Counterparts detail new album “Nothing Left To Love”

Counterparts have announced a new LP, Nothing Left To Love, is to be released on November 1st via Pure Noise. The band have marked the announced by releasing advance single “Wings Of Nightmares”.

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.



School Drugs (Hardcore, NJ) Stream “Nervous Eyes” From Forthcoming Album “Modern Medicine”

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.



Truth And Its Burden (hardcore) release lyric video for “Surfacing”

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.



Dead Fucking Serious release video for “Magaman”

Eugene, OR hardcore trio Dead Fucking Serious have released a video for “Magaman”, taken from their recent album, Peril, which came out back in July via Take 92 Music/Crushkill Recordings.

You can check out the video below.



DS Exclusive: Doc Hammer stream “Vamparty Diaries” off upcoming LP, “Neon Devil”

Calling all party punks! You’re invited to a vamparty, which is kind of like a van-party with less sucking… or MORE! I don’t know, but Dying Scene is ON THE FUCKING GUEST LIST, and we’re thrilled to be taking all out readers along to crash this sucker with us. Figuratively, of course, we’re actually almost never on the guest list for anything. Remember that, and make sure and tip your bartenders and hook up your neighborhood volunteer punk rock journalists every time ya’ get the chance.

Doc Hammer is a hardcore rock and roll five-piece led by front-man Josh Ravin who is “all about letting loose and letting go.” For fans of Dillinger Escape Plan, the band claims they are “equal parts party/ equal parts metal for the people.” They will be releasing their first full length album, Neon Devil, on Paper + Plastick Records Sept. 1, which should then be available on all the regular streaming platforms. Dying Scene is stoked to bring you the early release of Doc Hammer’s newest single off  Neon Devil titled “Vamparty Diaries”, today.

“As veterans of the music industry, the dudes of Doc Hammer are no strangers to the scene, evidenced by the grit and sense of determination felt in all their songs. Their driving guitar riffs and catchy, anthem-like hooks create a harmonious blend of hardcore and rock n’ roll. With live shows notorious for their energy and spirit, Doc Hammer is setting a new standard for rock n’ roll. Be it jumping into and playing inside the crowd or crawling around and hanging from the rafters, Doc Hammer is all about stirring it up and starting the party.” (EPK)

Following the release of Neon Devil,  Doc Hammer will be embarking on an eleven-date tour along the west coast (U.S.) before returning to their San Diego home where they can be found tapping kegs and Magic The Gathering cards (apparently) for the forseeable furture. Check out that tour schedule and stream “Vamparty Diaries” below.