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by Andrew Sacher

Code Orange

We are code orange. We are code orange kids. If a word being moved around shakes you up....get off board now.

Out with the old. In with the new. No mercy. [via Facebook]

It looks like Code Orange Kids have all grown up, because they've just announced their new album, I Am King, and it's set to come out under the name Code Orange. (So far this sounds better than when the Beach Boys contemplated going as just "Beach.") The new record was recorded and engineered by Converge's Kurt Ballou and it will be out on September 2 via Deathwish. No music is out from it yet, but check out the album artwork and tracklist below.

Code Orange were supposed to play Cambridge's Deathwish Fest in July, but dropped off. They don't have any plans to play NYC at the moment, but they do have a short tour with Killswitch Engage and Ringworm around the time all three bands play Philly's This Is Hardcore that stops by the NYC-area on July 20 at The Loft in Poughkeepsie. Maybe seeing Code Orange and Ringworm in Poughkeepsie with Killswitch (and After the Burial) isn't your ideal way of seeing them, but if you're planning on making the trip up there, you can get tix. All dates are listed below.

As we recently mentioned, Adventures (whose lineup includes 3/4 of Code Orange), signed to Run for Cover who will put out a split with Pity Sex on the label in the near future. They just wrapped up a tour with Seaheaven and Foxing that we caught in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall (pics).

Meanwhile, the great Ringworm will be in NYC this Saturday (6/7) at Europa on their tour with Eyehategod and Enabler. Tickets for that show, which also features Shitkill, are still available.

All Code Orange dates are listed, with the album art and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Code Orange Kids no longer "kids," announce new LP, touring with Ringworm & Killswitch Engage around This is Hardcore"

By Ian Chainey

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Eyehategod

Future tour mates Eyehategod and Enabler are currently streaming their new albums in full. Both bands -- along with the raging Ringworm who beat both to the full stream punch by a few months -- will embark on an extensive run through the Eastern half of the US following their appearances at Maryland Deathfest.

For NOLA sludge legends Eyehategod, the eponymous outing that's set to drop on May 27 via Housecore Records (preorder) marks their first album in 14 years and final with drummer Joey LaCaze who passed away in 2013. The Pitchfork-housed stream gets going straight from the gate, setting the pace with "Agitation! Propaganda!" and never letting up over the next ten tracks. For a band known to jam, often riding stretched out riffs and feedback whip-cracks, Eyehategod is rather free of fat. Only two songs eclipse the four minute mark, showcasing a lean, poisoned idea of punk-esque focus.

And that snarl makes Enabler a great fit as a bill companion. The Milwaukee trio's Fin Absolue Du Monde, also due out on May 27 by way of the Compound (preorder), crustily rumbles while dark melodies crash below the tumult. The LP, streaming below, follows two 2013 EPs and continues on with the group's synthesis of Swedish rolling core and the unholy buzz of Clevo killers such as the classic, you guessed it, Ringworm.

Which is why this is a neat-ass tour. There's a definite sonic through-line connecting all three bands, even if they would appear to clash on paper. Of course, the true unifier is everyone's endless stage energy. All of the above have a knack for making shows explode into cathartic releases of pent up fury. From the May 28 Atlanta, Georgia kick-off to the June 25 Pensacola, Florida finale, the troika of terror will certainly lay all stops to waste. It hits NYC on June 7 at Europa with Shitkill and lands in Chicago a few days later. Tickets for the NYC show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the Enabler LP stream, plus song streams from Eyehategod and Ringworm, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod & Enabler streaming new albums, kicking off tour with Ringworm soon"

by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Rumors of an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour in support of the former's upcoming self-titled album (their first in almost 15 years) have been floating around for a few days now, but it's now officially been announced. The three bands will take to the road in North America from late May through late June, shortly after EHG complete a brief run of West Coast and festival dates.

The tour will hit NYC on 6/7 at Europa -- not my first choice for venue, but this lineup will destroy no matter what the surroundings. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but will be available at this link soon. All dates are listed below.

Enabler also play NYC sooner when their tour with Cop Problem hits Grand Victory on 4/19 (tix).

In the meantime, stream both of EHG's recently-released singles and check out their full set of announced dates below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod touring w/ Ringworm and Enabler (dates)"

This Is Hardcore

This Is Hardcore returns to Philly's Electric Factory from July 24-27 and as usual it's got a great lineup spanning generations of hardcore including Converge, Title Fight, Madball, Blacklisted, Bl'ast, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Noisem, Power Trip, Incendiary, Full of Hell, Crowbar, Coke Bust, Ringworm and many more. Tickets for the festival go on sale April 12 via the festival's website.

Full lineup, with a playlist of all bands playing and the announcement video, below...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2014 lineup announced (Converge, Title Fight, Blacklisted, Madball, Incendiary, Code Orange Kids & more)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Agalloch at MHOW in August 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)

We are still recovering from SXSW (it was a blast, and we know you don't feel bad for us) but did manage to post photos of our Invisible Oranges showcase featuring Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne, and Venemous Maximus. Check 'em out, and let us know if you went in the comments.

Despite the aforementioned SXSW hangover there were plenty of heavy happenings this week, which turned out to be a great week for new music. Black/grey metal kings Agalloch streamed a new song, "Celestial Effigy" off of their forthcoming album The Serpent & The Sphere, which is due out on May 19 on Profound Lore. After 2010's blistering Marrow of the Spirit, "Celestial Effigy" takes a step back towards an earlier Agalloch sound -- it has a similar lilt to "Hallways of Enchanted Ebony" at times. Give it a listen over at Pitchfork.

It happened late last week so it didn't make our HLD, but Tom G. Warrior's (Celtic Frost) Triptykon dropped two absurdly awesome and heavy tracks on everyone without any warning. Give them a listen below, and give a listen to another new Triptykon track that the band recently performed live. Triptykon's new album Melana Chasmata is out on April 15.

We premiered new Sargeist over at Invisible Oranges -- it's filthy, necro sounding black metal of the highest caliber. Look for Sargeist and the related, also Finnish bands Behexen and One Tail, One Head at the loaded Martyrdoom Fest at Saint Vitus from June 27 through July 1. Tickets are still available.

Metallica played a new song, "Lords of Summer," live in Colombia at the beginning of the week, and a couple of days later, a "Garage Demo" version of the song was posted to Youtube. Give it a listen it below.

As usual, there are a few good shows to check out this weekend. Tonight (3/21) at Saint Vitus, loud as hell creeps The Body play with Theologian and Couch Slut , and on Sunday (3/23) NOLA sludge masters Thou invade Vitus with support from black metal acts Anicon and Vorde and the punked-out Skelptarsis. Tickets to both shows are on sale. Over at The Acheron on Saturday (3/22), Swedish old-school death crew Obliteration will level the place with help from Fantom Warior, Flesh Temple and Iron Force. Tickets are on sale.

For a little further down the line, Florida sludge trio Floor announced a tour that will land at Saint Vitus on 5/5. Floor also streamed another song from their upcoming album Oblation, due out on April 29. For all upcoming heaviness, visit the NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Deafheaven front man George Clarke announced he created a record label called All Black Recording Company that will focus on underground releases. The first release will be Oakland d-beat/metal band Black Monolith's debut LP.

Over at Invisible Oranges, we ran down all the metal that came out this week worth buying, reviewed the new Coffinworm album, and talked to Ringworm on the Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio show, during which we also gave away tickets to the Children of Bodom / Halo of Blood North American Tour stops in Charlotte, NC and Silver Springs, MD.

Triptykon and Metallica streams below. Anything else?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Agalloch, Tryptykon, Sargeist, Metallica, SXSW pics, this weekend's shows ++ more"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Sorority Noise - Rory Shield (MP3)

Sorority Noise

Sorority Noise, who you may have just caught on tour with Special Explosion, Teen Suicide, and Alex G, will follow 2013's Young Luck EP with their first full length, Forgettable, on May 13. It comes out in the US jointly via Evan Weiss' (Into It. Over It.) Storm Chasers and Derrick Shanholtzer's (TWIABP) Broken World Media, and will get a European release via Dog Knight (Nai Harvest, Playlounge). The record's first single, "Rory Shield," recalls the '90s power pop emo of bands like The Promise Ring and Knapsack, and that can be downloaded for free above or streamed below. Album artwork and tracklist below too.

The Connecticut band has a show in their hometown on Wednesday (3/26), which is the CT stop of the Solids / Pachangacha tour. After that, they'll play a few other Northeast dates with related band Old Gray and NJ emo noodlers Prawn, including the Property of Zack-presented pre-show to the Mixtape Festival. That show takes place at Amityville Music Hall (3/28) and also includes Slingshot Dakota, Cryptodira and Petal Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the Mixtape Festival also takes place on Long Island from March 29-30 at 89 North and includes Bane, Ringworm, Pentimento, Koji, Counterparts and more (tickets).

All Sorority Noise dates are listed, with the song stream, LP artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Sorority Noise releasing an LP, playing shows w/ Old Gray and Prawn including Mixtape Festival pre-show (dates & MP3)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Ringworm at The Acheron in March 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ringworm

As mentioned, Cleveland metallic hardcore greats Ringworm are releasing their new LP Hammer of the Witch on March 18. It's a ferocious album--here's a bit of what we had to say about it over on Invisible Oranges:

Ringworm's latest, Hammer Of The Witch (Relapse Records), is an aural-back-alley-street-fight of a record; 13 tracks, not a single fuck given. The recording mix is perfect, with both guitars matched evenly against a machine-precision rhythm section. Vocal institution Human Furnace is still full of piss and vinegar, as song titles like "Leave Your Skin At The Door" and "One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die..." can attest. Blast beats and wailing solos interweave with brutal riffs, elevating the songs from basic hardcore workouts to something even more sinister. Even if you hear an obvious lead-up to a breakdown, it still hits like a sledgehammer each time. Too many bands of this style try to write songs around breakdowns instead of the other way around, and it keeps a lot of them lumped together in the generic hardcore bin.
Listen to how the Cleveland originals continue to tear it up below.

You can catch an interview with Ringworm on the Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio show on March 18, Hammer of the Witch's release date. Tune in to guide to metal at SXSW for more info and all you need to know about metal down in Austin this year.

Ringworm will also be embarking on a tour with Death Before Dishonor at the end of the month. It doesn't hit NYC but will be nearby for a Long Island show at 89 North on March 30. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed, with the stream of Hammer of the Witch, below...

Continue reading "Ringworm streaming new album, touring after SXSW (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis and Zach Pollack

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Kurt Vile

South by Southwest. Maybe you've heard of it. Anyway, it starts in about a week, turning Austin, TX into one giant cacophonous concert where you can't swing a free canvas tote bag full of complimentary energy drinks without hitting a musician vying for your attention. It's actually pretty fun -- apart from the wasted spring breakers everywhere -- but it can be overwhelming. In an effort to help, we've already highlighted metal at SXSW and given you 10 NYC artists that we think are worth seeing, and here's a list of 50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW from all over the world (a few cross over from those other two lists). More than a few are playing one of BV's many events in Austin this week -- and if you're going, do stop by.

We know most people are NOT going to SXSW (and if you're in that group, you may be sick of hearing about it already), but many of these acts are touring around the US on either side of SXSW so it's maybe worth a gander too. We've also got a handy Rdio playlist with a song from each artist.

An embedded version of that playlist, plus our list of 50 artists we wanna see at SXSW (in alphabetical order), below...

Continue reading "50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW"

by Doug Moore, Wyatt Marshall, Zach Pollack and Andrew Sacher

Black Tusk at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Black Tusk

SXSW may be all about catching the hippest bands--check out the SXSW schedule for a lowdown on what's going on (or browse our "SXSW" tag for some highlights) -- including three BV day parties and the BV official showcase -- but there's no shortage of metal to bang your head to, either. Our metal blog, Invisible Oranges, is putting on a showcase on Thursday, March 13 at the Quantum Lounge (303 W. 5th St.) with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man (members Converge/Cave In), Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus, and there are a number of other showcases and parties bringing heavy vibes. Here's a rundown of those events (with flyers and more details below).

TUESDAY

On Tuesday night (3/12), Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase goes down at House of Vans at Mohawk (912 Red River) with Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand and Iron Reagan outside; and Youth Code, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja inside.

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday (3/13), it's the first of four Converse x Thrasher Death Match day parties at the Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) from noon to 6 across two stages with heavy representation from Earthless and The Shrine, plus some fun non-metal like Black Lips, Trash Talk (who also play the free Thursday BV party at Red 7), Cherry Glazerr and more. Free to the public.

Stereofly is also throwing a free party at Javelina Bar (69 Rainey St) with Yautja, Primitive Man, Gnarwhal and more.

There's also a not-free Heavy Metal Parking Lot day-into-night party at The Lost Well (2421 Webberville Rd) with Wino's reformed Spirit Caravan, The Shrine, Kylesa, Lazer/Wulf, Truckfighters and more. You can get advance tickets to that one.

Wednesday night, Relapse Records (who signed Iron Reagan, who do play SXSW but not this show) throws their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St) with Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon. You can also catch Nothing for free at the Thursday BV party at Red 7 which Trash Talk is also playing.

Not far from there, Roadhouse Management / Nuclear Blast Records will be presenting their showcase inside at Red 7 (611 E. 7th St) with Orchid, Kadavar, Scropion Child, BP Fallon & the Bandits, Mothership, Sweat Lodge and The Well. (Not metal, but outside at that same venue on the same night is our BrooklynVegan showcase. And hey, there are some heavier bands like Touche Amore and Frameworks on the bill.)

Also on Wednesday night, you can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies at Remedy (209B W. 5th St) with a non-metal lineup of Sean Nicholas Savage, Audacity, Tyvek and more.

THURSDAY

Thursday (3/13), the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties continue with Windhand, Nothing and not exactly metal (not that Nothing is really metal either), but certainly loud bands Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, together PANGEA and Dirty Fences.

Then at night, it's our previously mentioned Invisible Oranges showcase at the Quantum Lounge with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus.

We do of course hope you come, but you can also catch Scale the Summit, The Ocean, Rivers of Nihil, Felix Martin, Vattnet Viskar, The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes at the Metal Injection showcase at the Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St).

FRIDAY

It's the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties again on Friday (3/14) with the recently reunited NYHC band Judge, the recently reunited '80s-era SST vets Bl'ast, plus quality newer bands like Kylesa, Power Trip, Black Tusk, Sannhet, Lecherous Gaze, Iron Reagan, Southern Lord-signed LA band Obliterations (not to be confused with Relapse-signed Norwegian band Obliteration), Youth Code and more.

During the day on Friday, New England Metal & Hardcore Fest also has a free party at G Pen Annex (corner of 6th and Red River) with Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Comeback Kid, Backtrack, Counterparts, Downpresser and more.

That night, MetalSucks puts on their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St), headlined by Animals as Leaders, and also featuring sets by After the Burial, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Mutoid Man, Whores and East of the Wall.

The last day of the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties happens on Saturday (3/15), and though there's no metal at all on this one, you can still rage to Perfect Pussy and Diarrhea Planet.

SATURDAY

Then, Saturday night, Tone Deaf Touring's showcase is at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River) with Spirit Caravan, Iron Reagan, King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Lazer/Wulf, Pilgrim and Vaporizer.

And if you've got a badge, you can check out some of the metal panels during the day, including From Riffs to Bits with James Williamson (The Stooges) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) on Friday at 12:30 PM, and Has Metal Lost Its Edge? with Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork), Chris Gigg (Woe), Emilie Friedlander (The Fader), former BrooklynVegan contributor Fred Pessaro (Noisey), and Kim Kelly (Pitchfork) on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

That's a good amount of choices of the heavy persuasion for this year's SXSW, but if you're trying to narrow down the things you want to catch, we've put together a list of 11 metal bands we're looking forward to seeing. Check out that list (in alphabetical order) and along with flyers and set times for the above-mentioned shows, below...

Continue reading "metal @ SXSW 2014 -- show previews, lineups & our top picks"

by Doug Moore

Ringworm

As we've mentioned, the IO-co-presented A389 Tenth Anniversary Bash will begin in Baltimore this Thursday (1/16) with a Ringworm set at Sidebar, along with support from Frightened Teeth, Pharaoh, Occultist, and Apalling Infection. The fest goes through Saturday and also features sets from Infest, Full of Hell, Iron Reagan, Integrity, All Out War, Bloodlet and many more. Whole-fest pass options and individual show tickets are available via A389's site.

Ringworm have also announced a March 18 release date for their upcoming album Hammer of the Witch, which you can preorder from Relapse Records here. The band will kick off a co-headlining tour in support of the album with Death Before Dishonor on March 29; no NYC date, but they'll hit Long Island at Patchogue, NY's 89 North on 3/30. Keep an eye out for tix; stream Hammer of the Witch's title track and check out the full run of dates below.

Another A389-related tidbit: classic-era metalcore stalwarts Bloodlet, who will perform a one-time reunion set in Baltimore this weekend, have unveiled a 20-year-old demo track entitled "Embrace." You can stream it below, along with the remastered version of their classic Entheogen. Both will be available as a 7" through A389 on February 7.

If that wasn't enough, the new Systems Overload-lineup Integrity song we mentioned a few weeks back, "7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch," is now streaming in full via Decibel. The same lineup will be performing at the A389 bash as well. You can stream the song below.

Check out both Bloodlet streams, the new Ringworm tune, and the full run of Ringworm dates below...

Continue reading "A389 Bash is this week; Ringworm touring, releasing a new LP; Bloodlet release 20-yr old demo; Integrity streaming new song"

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

photos by Caroline Harrison; words by Doug Moore

Pelican / Aksumite at IO CMJ @ Saint Vitus, 10/17/2013

Invisible Oranges threw two sold-out CMJ bashes last week -- the first (10/17) featured HASJ, Aksumite, Primitive Man, Ringworm, and Pelican on Thursday (10/17), while the second spotlit Pyrrhon, Phantom Glue, Wreck & Reference, Kings Destroy, Sannhet, and Pelican (again) on Friday (10/18, right after the BV day party). We also had an late-night afterparty show  on Friday featuring Flown, Aksumite, Phantom Glue, and Ramming Speed.

We've got a huge collection of pictures and video of all three shows over at Invisible Oranges. You can scope out some of the pics and vids in this post from both our official showcase and head to IO for the full collection.

More pics, and video, below...

Continue reading "Pelican, Aksumite, Ringworm, Sannhet, Kings Destroy & more played Invisible Oranges' 2-night CMJ showcase (pics, video)"

Ringworm at the Acheron in March (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ringworm

We just announced over at metal blog Invisible Oranges that the mighty Ringworm will be the aforementioned "Special Guest" on the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase on 10/17 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn with Pelican, Primitive Man, Aksumite, and HASJ. If you can't make that show, the very next night Invisible Oranges is hosting a second night at Saint Vitus (10/18) with Pelican, Sannhet, Kings Destroy, Wreck & Reference, Phantom Glue, and Pyrhhon. Or come to both. It will be a fun two nights--hope to see you there.

Ringworm, whose new EP is still streaming, played a great show last night at Saint Vitus with Howl, Call of the Void and Baltimore's Noisem (who are also playing the IO co-sponsored A389 Tenth Anniversary fest). Did you go? It was a fun show start to finish--from Noisem's energetic and raucous thrash to Ringworm's gruff hardcore.

Tickets to both IO CMJ nights are still available. You can also try your luck both nights by showing up with your CMJ badge. The full lineups like this:

IO CMJ Showcases @ Saint Vitus
10/17:
Pelican
Ringworm
Primitive Man
Aksumite
HASJ

10/18
Pelican
Sannhet
Kings Destroy
Wreck & Reference
Phantom Glue
Pyrrhon

More Ringworm and Noisem tour dates below...

Continue reading "Ringworm played Saint Vitus with Noisem, added to Invisible Oranges CMJ showcase"

by Doug Moore

Ringworm (more photos by Keith Marlowe)
Ringworm

As we've mentioned recently, Cleveland metallic hardcore journeymen Ringworm will be taking their show on the road for much of October in support of their upcoming EP. That EP, Bleed, is now streaming over at Noisey. You can hear it in this post.

Bleed will come out on September 17 via Relapse Records. Preorder it here. You can also take a look at Ringworm's fall dates with Call of the Void and Howl below. Again, they'll hit Saint Vitus on October 3, with Baltimore thrashers Noisem in tow. Tickets are available now.

All dates are listed, along with the EP stream, below.

Continue reading "Ringworm streaming new EP"

Ringworm at Acheron, Jan 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Ringworm

Cleveland's Ringworm have completed a new three-song 10-inch for their new label home, Relapse Records. The effort, Bleed, will see release on September 17.

Look for the band to hit the road for a swing of dates with Howl and Call of the Void thereafter, hitting the Northeast/Midwest for shows including October 3 at Saint Vitus with death metal wunderkind Noisem. Ticketing info is on the way If you need your Ringworm fix before that, head down to Baltimore on Friday for A389 Summer Extermination) with will also feature Municipal Waste, Full of Hell, Power Trip and more. Full tour schedule and Ringworm audio is below....

Continue reading "Ringworm ready EP for Relapse, add dates with Howl and Call of the Void (including NYC w/ Noisem!)"

Integrity at MDF 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Integrity

Last week's surprising pay-what-you-want announcement for Full of Hell's mammoth Rudiments of Mutilation was a welcome surprise, but may be the start of a (very welcome) trend. A389 Records is NOW offering Integrity's brand new LP, Suicide Black Snake, for the same fan-friendly price at Bandcamp. While you're at it, catch up on the bulk of the Integrity catalog for free too via frontman Dwid Hellion. Purchase your physical copy of the LP at the merch table if you're in the EU, or via A389 Records. Tour dates are listed below.

In the meantime, A389 is gearing up for "Summer Extinction" in Baltimore, MD on August 16. Featuring a headlining appearance from Ringworm, look for Municipal Waste, Noisem, Power Trip, Full of Hell and Impalers (part of their tour with Vaaska) to all join in on the mayhem. Flyer for the show is below.

Continue reading "Integrity offering new LP as a pay-what-you-want download; A389 hosting Summer Extinction in Baltimore"

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Ceremony

As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.

Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.

You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.

Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

Continue reading "Ceremony touring with Ed Schrader's Music Beat around This is Hardcore (dates & updated schedule)"

photos by Keith Marlowe

Ringworm

Capping off a trio of BV/IO shows for the weekend (Samothrace, Torche in the days prior), Ringworm headlined Acheron on Sunday, March 3 as part of a string of dates, joined by sets from Suburban Scum and Concrete Cross.

Meanwhile, congratulations to the Cleveland hardcore veterans and BV-SXSW alums on their signing to the venerable Relapse Records. So far details on the new LP remain scarce, but when that changes we'll let you know.

More pics, plus video, from Ringworm's Acheron show are below.

Continue reading "Ringworm played Acheron (pics, video), sign to Relapse"

Opium Morals art
Seven Sisters of Sleep

Just when you thought it was safe, California's Seven Sisters of Sleep have returned with Opium Morals, the band's new LP due via A389 Records on March 20. Sludge, doom, hardcore and blasts all pepper this mammoth release, and you can stream two tracks from the LP below including "Orphans" which is making its debut here.

In addition, SSoS will share a Record Store Day split 7" with DC doom steamroller Ilsa. Details are sketchy thus far, but look for that alongside Ilsa's The Maggots Are Getting Hungry limited 12", a reissue of Ringworm's 1991 demo, and Like Rats' self-titled 7" on RSD13 (April 20). Also, Ilsa is scheduled to play the upcoming Damaged City Fest.

Speaking of Ringworm, just a quick a reminder that the band is on tour soon and hits NYC as part of a BV/IO production. Tickets are still available.

So far Seven Sisters of Sleep has only one tour date on the way, On February 7 in LA at Blue Star with Fuck The Facts, Final Draft, and Buried At Birth. Until more surface, prep for Opium Morals below.

Continue reading "Seven Sisters of Sleep believe in 'Opium Morals' (track debut)"

Ringworm at BV/Power of The Riff SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Ringworm

As discussed at Invisible Oranges, Ringworm will hit the road for a string of dates in March, including a stop in NYC to take on The Acheron on March 3rd. There the band will join Suburban Scum and Concrete Cross for a BV/Invisible Oranges event. Tickets are on sale.

When these dates wrap up, the band will begin recording their new LP, the follow up to 2011's Scars. So far no word as to a home or any other details for the LP.

by Fred Pessaro //BBG

Integrity at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro //BBG)
Integrity

Integrity have scheduled a three-date, mostly East Coast jaunt that will include a stop in Connecticut, Boston and Cleveland. Look for Dwid and co to take on The El N Gee in New London, CT on October 26 alongside appearances from Ringworm and The IG! Fits. Tickets are on sale. Integrity is also scheduled to appear at the now-sold-out A389 Anniversary in January.

In other early Victory Records band news (sorry if that sounds like a dirty word), Strife have reunited and will play a pair of shows outside of NYC, including stops at The El N Gee on 11/30 with Supertouch, Death Before Dishonor and more, as well as 12/1 in Philadelphia at The Barbary with Down To Nothing, Mother of Mercy, Suburban Scum, Dead End Path and more. The shows are in celebration of Strife's Witness a Rebirth, the band's new LP due on 6131 Records.

All Integrity dates and video of their full set at the same venue last year is below.

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Pulling Teeth's final show at A389 anniversary (more by BBG)
Pulling Teeth

A389 Records have dropped their annual mixtape sampler, a ridiculous and borderline obnoxious 52-track extravaganza featuring multiple new or unreleased songs from the likes of Masakari, Mighty Sphincter, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Ilsa, Homewrecker, and many many more in addition to contributions from names like Integrity, Ringworm, Pulling Teeth, Gehenna, Full of Hell, and many many more. Download your copy here for FREE.

Pulling Teeth's contribution to the sampler is a cover of Rorschach's classic "Lightning Strikes Twice" from their flexi of the same name (available here). Reminder: Rorschach plays Maryland Deathfest and the now sold-out Le Poisson Rouge show in the coming week.

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Negative Approach at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Negative Approach

This is Hardcore returns to Philadelphia, PA for four days in August at Union Transfer (on 8/9) and Electric Factory (8/10 - 8/12). Both shows will have no barricades for you headwalkers/divers and in the case of Electric Factory, the venue will actually construct a stage in front of their usual stage (!) to get around the existing barricade. Now thats dedication/brutality.

As for the lineup, as usual the cast of hooligans gracing the stages of TIHC are a cast of notables, including Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Gorilla Biscuits, Breakdown, Blacklisted, Killing Time, Nails, Ringworm, Gehenna and many many more. Full lineup is below and tickets go on sale on May 17th at noon.

Power Trip is part of said lineup, and reminder, the band will hit Acheron on May 15th as part of a string of East Coast dates. All tour dates are below.

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A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).

Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.

Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".

Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).

If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).

More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?

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photos by Greg Cristman, additional photos by BBG

BrooklynVegan/Power of The Riff/Thrasher Official SXSW Showcase

Directly after the mayhem that was our Deathmatch event at Scoot Inn on 3/16 (first set of pictures HERE; more on the way) BrooklynVegan & Power of The Riff/Thrasher took over the Austin venue for an official SXSW showcase. The night portion was headlined by Black Breath (an exclusive SXSW appearance) and featured appearances from Ringworm, All Pigs Must Die, Narrows (who also played the bridge show), KEN Mode, Enabler and Young and In The Way. The overall brutal vibe of the day continued into the night with ripping performances from top to bottom, circle-pitting, and hardcore scream-a-longs.

Young and In The Way's "American Blackened Crust" opened the showcase a bit past 8PM, drawing from black metal in both tendency to blast as well as in symbolism, ferocity and costuming (see the inverted cross of bones). Young and In The Way may be a relatively young band, but they are wise beyond their years in creating dark atmosphere to accompany their taut and razor sharp odes to negativity.

Following YAITW was Enabler, a Milwaukee band that contains members of Harlots and Fall Out Boy (no shit). They draw from the melodic d-beat of bands like Tragedy in their take on crusty hardcore. The band are preparing a new LP All Hail the Void for release in May, so look out for that and make sure to catch them on the road soon.

KEN Mode played only two shows in Austin this year, and thankfully our showcase was one of those. The band's noise-rock meets hardcore aesthetic has always been great, but now with a more stable bass player (Andrew LaCour) it seems that the band has hit its stride on the live stage. LaCour's animated stage antics work well for the band too, adding to the wide-eyed maniacal glances that guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson throws to the audience over his microphone.

On paper, Narrows is a fantastic sounding band; members of Botch, Unbroken, and more collide to form a hardcore supergroup. Thankfully, the reality is as indelible as the concept.... in fact better. Since I saw them kill it at Cake Shop close to two years ago, Narrows have gelled into an entity all its own, a thought cemented with their latest and highly-reccomended release on Deathwish, Painted (out now). As a live band they are similarly amazing; is there anything as pleasing to a hardcore kid as screaming into a microphone along with Dave Verellen?

All Pigs Must Die is similar in concept to Narrows, a "supergroup" comprised of the jaw-dropping sticksman Ben Koller (Converge), the raspy throat of the energetic Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), guitarist Adam Wentworth (The Red Chord, Bloodhorse) and bassist Matt Woods (American Nightmare, Bloodhorse). While any band with Ben Koller is worth a look just for his jaw-dropping skills behind the kit, APMD rise above that with songwriting and a live show that is similarly impressive in its intensity. Scoot Inn was no exception; these guys rule.

Ringworm has been around almost as long as their fellow Clevo-core natives Integrity (21 vs 24 years!), and its clear that their live show has been honed over time to a fine point. The band's thrash-y hardcore crossover incited circle pits and mosh mayhem during their set, reminding us why the band are veterans of their scene. Amazing live band, and now with Aaron of Keelhaul back in their ranks, they've never sounded better.

Batting clean-up was Black Breath, the Seattle band that fused groovy Swedish death metal with hardcore vocals and aesthetic. They opened their set with personal favorite "Black Sin", and the band's live show is as potent as their LPs. If you've never seen Black Breath then please do so right away.... word is they may be on the road in the near future. One of my major highlights of the weekend.

I'd like to thank all of the bands that killed it at Scoot Inn on 3/16, the staff at Scoot Inn for being so helpful/accomodating, my partners for this show in Power of The Riff and Thrasher, and most importantly everyone who showed up to support the show and the bands and to have a good time.

More pictures from the Friday night show at Scoot Inn is below.

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