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Tom Alderson
Tom Alderson

Following the beating of Tom Alderson, allegedly by Heavy Chains' Ian Adams and Suburban Scum's Ryan "Karebear" Taylor, Suburban Scum dropped off NJ's Back to School Jam and Karebear stepped down as a co-promoter. Now, Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival dropped the band too. Festival organizers write:

Suburban Scum will not be playing the festival. As we have posted several times already, please donate what you can to Tom. We have him in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery.
Suburban Scum also posted a statement on the situation:
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Tom Alderson, his family, and his friends at this time. Although it is clear that little can change the trauma this situation has caused Tom, the people close to him, and the community at large, we would like to extend our support to Tom and his recovery. We do not condone senseless violence in our community. We are all a part of this scene because we feel passionate about this music and this culture. It is a place for people who don't fit in to feel at home and it deeply saddens us that this situation has possibly changed that for some people.

The bottom line is this should not have happened. We can only hope that people who know Suburban Scum as a whole, know the people we are and that we are not the people we have been painted out to be in this situation.
Please click on the link below to help with Tom's recovery.

Jeremy, Paul, Shawn & Dayn

Note that Karebear's name is not signed. Commenters on their Facebook are theorizing that he is no longer in the band, but no details on exactly why they issued the statement without him have been released.

Lambgoat also points out that at Suburban Scum's Massachusetts show on Saturday (8/1), Karebear discussed the situation and said, "The fact of the matter is, without saying too much, I'm a fucking man, and I've never in my entire life had to fucking jump someone to prove myself. And people are gonna talk. And people are gonna rally up. And everyone's gonna say something. The people that know anything are the people involved, and eventually if it comes cool, I'm letting you know on behalf of Suburban Scum, on behalf of these four guys I fucking love from the bottom of my heart, I've never fucking jumped a man in my entire life, and that's a fucking fact." You can watch that video below.

In related news, Weekend Nachos also dropped off Back to School Jam. They say, "While we appreciate that there will be additional money going to Tom and his family, we are still not comfortable being on the lineup with everything that has happened recently, and will therefore not be playing the show."

In other related news, Malfunction replaced Heavy Chains on the 'Life & Death Tour' with Bane, Turnstle, Backtrack and more.

If you'd like to donate to Tom Alderson's recovery, you can do so at this GoFundMe campaign.

Continue reading "Suburban Scum make statement on Tom Alderson beating, dropped from Today's Mixtape Festival"

Back to School Jam

Following an alleged altercation at a recent This Is Hardcore aftershow, Tom Alderson (drummer of the band Crosscheck) was hospitalized after being severely beaten. Tom's friend Jordan McKinney (of the band Drown) posted a statement on Twitter which accuses Heavy Chains' Ian Adams and Suburban Scum's Ryan "Karebear" Taylor of committing the assault. Here's an excerpt of the story:

Sunday, July 26th Drown/Crosscheck were at the Voltage Lounge setting up to play an after show for 'This Is Hardcore. After Crosscheck was done soundchecking two people walked up to Tom asking to talk to him. Ian from Heavy Chains and Karebear from Suburan Scum.

They walked up to Tom asking to have a chat with him and even stated "we aren't going to hurt him, just talk" and proceeded into the side room of the Voltage Lounge. They wanted to confront him about an incident that happened earlier that day between Tom and Ian in the pit. During the Forced Order set that day, while moshing, Ian claimed that Tom had hit him after a confrontation with Ian trying to headbutt him, Tom walked away assuming it was nothing. It's a risk you take and can easily avoid being at these shows.

Throughout the rest of the day, Tom never heard anything else about the incident. Until Ian and Karebear approached him. So after taking him into the room, not even a minute later, Tom was struck by Ian and then was beaten and stomped on until they decided to walk away and leave. Yes, there are also people who witnessed this.

Karebear has admitted to a source (that we are choosing to keep anonymous) that he open hand slapped Tom before Ian attacked him, knocked him unconscious and then Ian continued to brutally hit and stomp Tom.

Karebear stood by and let this happen to Tom. He hit him for no reason at all. Tom was left there as these two people walked away like nothing happened. That is when I was told what happened and ran inside.

I walk onto the stage to see Tom lying on the ground lifeless, bleeding out of multiple places on his head and choking on his own breathing. After holding Tom for awhile waiting on paramedics, Tom went into shock and proceeded to throw up and lose control in my arms.

This is all something Tom's girlfriend and his closest friends had to watch as they could do nothing due to the actions of two people abusing force on someone that did not know what was going on. Drown and Crosscheck did not play the show that night because both bands spend the night in the hospital waiting on the closest thing we could have to an update on our friend.

We didn't know if he would even make it. Tom was sedated and had breathing tubes inserted. He was administered major pain medication for the multiple facial fractures found through CAT scan. If he even sneezes or moves the bones in a certain way, he will have to undergo facial surgery. He suffered a very severe concussion which has caused him memory loss, and loss of cognitive skills.

He's had to and continues to relearn basic things again like eat/talking/walking.

Ian, Karebear, Heavy Chains and Suburban Scum are all being quiet about the situation, but, Karebear tweeted, "The Internet is mind blowing. If it's said out loud and someone can read it, then it must be true. Fucking disgusts me." Karebear also had a tweet up that said something about never jumping anyone in his life, but that tweet is now deleted. He was also a co-promoter of NJ's upcoming Back to School Jam (9/12), but has since stepped down. A statement announcing it claims, "It's important to state that Karebear did not jump anybody - and him stepping down is by no means an admission of any kind from his behalf but is out of respect for all involved." Suburban Scum has also dropped off the show, and now Back to School Jam is doubling as a benefit for Tom Alderson. All the proceeds will be donated to him. A GoFundMe campaign was set up in his honor too. You can read the full statement below.

Another band playing Back to School Jam, Code Orange, tweeted support for Tom, and once Karebear stepped down from the show, they added: "We told you things would be right or we wouldn't be involved. See you at back to school jam." Headliners Trapped Under Ice (their first show in two years) have also shown support for Tom. The show is now sold out, but some tickets will available at doors.

Heavy Chains, who appear to have deleted their Facebook, have yet to comment on the matter, but they've been removed from the upcoming Life & Death Tour with Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack and others. Backtrack posted the official statement from the tour promoters:

After careful consideration Heavy Chains will no longer be on the Life & Death Tour 2015. The number one priority for this tour is to provide a fun and safe environment for everyone at our shows, we have no further comment regarding the situation. Full dates are below, replacements will be announced soon.
Read the full statement from Back to School Jam, and the rest of Jordan McKinney's statement on Tom's story, below...

Continue reading "Heavy Chains & Suburban Scum members allegedly beat and hospitalized Crosscheck's drummer; Back to School Jam is now a benefit for him"


Detroit hardcore band Freedom are following 2014's Pay the Price with USA Hardcore this October via Triple B Records. The album's first single is "Military Issue" which premieres below. Album artwork below too.

Freedom are beginning a tour this weekend with LA's great Fury, leading up to both bands' appearances at Berserktown II. It stops near NYC for a Long Island show on Wednesday (7/29) at Amityville Music Hall with Intent, Provider, Impact and Hangman. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed on the flyer below.

The band will also be close to NYC for the 2015 Back to School Jam which happens at Howell, NJ's GameChanger World on September 12 with Trapped Under Ice (ending a two-year hiatus), Code Orange, Incendiary, 100 Demons, Suburban Scum, Weekend Nachos, Naysayer, Rude Awakening, Lifeless, Give, Blind Justice, Eternal Sleep and Manipulate. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/28) at noon. Flyer below.

Continue reading "Freedom releasing 'USA Hardcore,' touring w/ Fury, playing NJ's 2015 Back to School Jam w/ Trapped Under Ice & more"

Today's Mixtape Festival

Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival, happening August 15-16 at the Emporium in Patchogue, recently expanded its lineup and announced single day lineups. Saturday is really the day to go, with recent additions Kill Your Idols and Crime In Stereo joining the previously announced The Movielife, Iron Chic, Incendiary and more that day. Plus, Andrew WK plays the afterparty on Saturday which you can get into with a Saturday pass. The various ticket options are on sale now. Updated flyer above.

Ahead of that fest, you can catch Crime In Stereo and Incendiary together in NYC, at Saint Vitus on July 3 with Royal Psalms opening. Tickets for that are on sale now.

The Movielife also curated the upcoming iDobi Meltdown Festival happening at NJ's Starland Ballroom on June 26 & 27. Night 1 has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers; and night 2 has The Movielife, Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend and Timeshares. Tickets for both nights are still available. The Movielife were also recently announced for Riot Fest Chicago.

Kill Your Idols were last seen in NYC opening one of the H2O 20th anniversary shows at Saint Vitus in May. Watch a few videos from that below (by Dave Stambach). H2O recently announced two NYC shows with Rancid (tickets).

Continue reading "Kill Your Idols & more added to LI's Today's Mixtape Festival; Crime In Stereo & Incendiary playing NYC beforehand"

photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)

Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife have been reunited for a bit now, but they haven't actually played the Island in over 13 years. That will change this summer when they headline the Today's Mixtape Festival happening August 15 - 16 at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY. Also on the bill is Incendiary, Iron Chic, a Saturday night afterparty with Andrew WK and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below.

That's the second upcoming NYC-area appearance for The Movielife, who also have the iDobi Meltdown Festival in NJ which they curated. They play day 2 (6/27) with Balance & Composure, Make Do And Mend, and Timeshares; and day 1 (6/26) has Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers.

Iron Chic have other shows around here too. They play the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour on 5/23, the new Riis Park Beach Bazaar series of free shows in the Rockaways on 5/30, and them and Timeshares open for Gin Blossoms on Long Island on 7/10.

Today's Mixtape Festival full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "The Movielife, Incendiary, Iron Chic, Andrew WK & more playing Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival (lineup)"


Gavin [Van Vlack]: Everything is very instantaneous now, and you can access almost anything with the flick of a finger. Not to sound pretentious, but there's a craftsmanship that goes into songwriting and the performance, and that's what separated Burn from other bands. We crafted our songs differently than other people did theirs. Everything; from the way we dressed, to even our social conscience was just our own.

Chaka [Malik]: Plus hardcore itself just lets you express emotions and feeling that otherwise maybe aren't safe to display or even access.

Gavin: This whole thing is a catharsis; for the band and those coming to the show. For someone, this is going to be their first Burn show...maybe their first hardcore show, and I don't want to let them down.

Chaka: I want whoever's there to have something to remember...something to take away. With the other bands playing, I'll partake on the other side of that window. It's a transaction for everybody. [Noisey]

Back in February, NYC hardcore festival Black N' Blue Bowl (happening 5/16-17 at Webster Hall) announced what was supposedly the full 2015 lineup, but it turns out one more band was added: Revelation Records vets Burn.

Burn put out their now-classic self-titled EP on Rev back in 1990, then split a few years later before regrouping to release its followup, Cleanse, in 2001 on Equal Vision. The following year they put out their previously-unreleased 1992 demo Last Great Sea on Revelation, and soon after disbanded once again. Now original vocalist Chaka Malik (also of Orange 9mm) and guitarist Gavin Van Vlack (also of the previously-reunited Absolution, as well as The Big Collapse, Die 116 and Pry) teamed up with bassist Manuel Carrero (who played on Cleanse) and drummer Durijah Lang -- who are both current Glassjaw members -- to reunite for Black N' Blue Bowl. According to the Noisey interview quoted above, they're not sure if this will be their only show back or not, so catch them while you can.

Burn play the Sunday (5/17) with Crumbsuckers, Sick Of It All, Dave Smalley and more. The Saturday (5/16) lineup has Madball, Earth Crisis, The Regulators (mems Bad Brains, Cro-Mags) and more. Tickets for each day, and 2-day passes, are still available.

Updated BNB poster, with a stream of 1990's Burn EP, below...

Continue reading "Revelation Records vets Burn reuniting for Black N' Blue Bowl (with Glassjaw's rhythm section)"

This Is Hardcore 2015

This year marks the 10th edition of Philadelphia's annual This Is Hardcore festival, and the lineup is stacked as usual. From July 23-26 the festival brings hardcore to Philly including the Danzig-less Misfits playing the Danzig-written Earth A.D. in its entirety, The Exploited's first US show in over a decade, the newly-reunited Chokehold, American Nightmare, The Suicide File, Cro-Mags, H2O, Snapcase, Slapshot, Nails, Code Orange, Defeater, Power Trip (who just played our SXSW party), Bane (apparently making their last TIHC appearance ever), and many more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale Friday (4/3) at noon, including 4-day passes, 3-day weekend passes and single day passes. Day-by-day lineups are coming later this week, and afterparties at Underground Arts, Voltage Lounge and KungFu Necktie are TBA.

Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2015 lineup (The Exploited, Chokehold, The Suicide File, American Nightmare, Snapcase, Slapshot, more)"


The previously-mentioned annual NYC hardcore festival Black N' Blue Bowl takes place on May 16 & 17 at Webster Hall this year, and now the complete lineup and ticket info has been revealed. The Regulators (aka Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know of Bad Brains and John Joseph and Mackie Jayson of Cro-Mags), The Wilding Incident (featuring Lord Ezec on vocals, Jimmy Williams of Maximum Penalty on drums and Sacha Jenkins on guitar), and Earth Crisis join a lineup that already included Crumbsuckers, Madball, Sick of It All, The Rival Mob, Dave Smalley (playing Dag Nasty, ALL, and Down By Law songs), and more. Full lineup below and on the flyer above.

Two-day passes are on sale HERE, and you can get single day passes for Saturday HERE and Sunday HERE. You can also purchase tickets in person from NYHC Tattoos (127 Stanton St), Generation Records (210 Thompson St), and Lotus Tattoos (291 W Main St).

The Regulators last played NYC in September at Bowery Electric (that time just as "Regulator"). Watch a video from that show, with the updated BNBB lineup, below...

Continue reading "Black N' Blue Bowl announces full lineup, tix on sale (Earth Crisis, the Bad Brains/Cro-Mags band & more added)"


Like New York City contemporaries such as Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags, the Crumbsuckers were one of the original purveyors of 1980s crossover: the bridging of metal and hardcore that temporarily united the two divergent tribes of metalheads and punks into one bloody unified mosh pit. Getting their start in 1983, the band were soon an integral part of New York's Lower East Side-based hardcore scene, cutting their teeth at the legendary dive A7 before moving on to CBGB's famed Sunday matinees, as they and the movement gained strength. [Allmusic]
Long Island crossover thrash vets The Crumbsuckers last reunited for their 20th anniversary in 2006, and they'll be regrouping yet again for this year's Black N' Blue Bowl, the annual NYC hardcore fest happening May 16 and 17 at Webster Hall.

Since we last spoke, more bands were added to BNB Bowl, including Candiria, Madball, Dave Smalley (performing Dag Nasty, Down By Law and All Songs), The Rival Mob, Fury of Five, Devil In Me and Booze & Glory. They join other previously-announced bands such as Sick Of It All (who also play NateFest). Ticket info still TBA. Updated lineup below.

In related news, Richmond, VA's United Blood Fest was announced for March 27 & 28, the weekend after NateFest. It happens at The Canal Club with Judge and Breakdown (who both played BNB Bowl 2013), plus Code Orange, Cold World, Terror, Rotting Out, Give, God's Hate, Heavy Chains and more. Full lineup below. Breakdown's only other announced show at the moment is opening night 1 of No Warning's reunion shows in NJ.

Continue reading "Crumbsuckers reuniting again for Black & Blue Bowl (which added more bands); United Blood Fest lineup announced"


As previously mentioned, Nate Gluck of NJ hardcore mainstays Ensign is sadly battling cancer, and now Ensign have teamed up with a handful of other hardcore bands to put on NateFest in his honor, on March 21 & 22 at a TBA New Jersey venue.

The lineup includes long-running NYHC legends Sick of It All, as well as recently back-in-action NY veterans such as Kill Your Idols, Indecision, and Killing Time. There's also a handful of regrouped NJ vets including Endeavor, Mouthpiece, NORA, and two of Nate Gluck's other bands Strength 691 and For the Love Of.

There will also be a few long-running NJ bands who never went away like Ensign themselves, None More Black, Shai Hulud and Bigwig, reunited Canadians Grade (who just played with Ensign), and newer NJ bands Old Wounds and Stag Party.

Lastly, two particularly interesting bands on the lineup are the reunited Purpose (pre-Thursday/Saves the Day) and 45 Revolutions, whose lineup includes vocalist Mike Ferraro of Judge, bassist Arthur Smilios of Gorilla Biscuits, guitarist Charlie (Moose) Garriga of CIV, and drummer Vinny Hooliganz. They played Santos last month. Watch a video below.

Venue, ticket info, and even more bands for NateFest TBA. Meanwhile donate some money to help cover Nate's medical bills at the GoFundMe page.

There's a few other chances to catch some of the NateFest bands in the area too. Sick of It All play Black N' Blue Bowl in NYC, Shai Hulud play Coco66 (3/19) right before NateFest (tickets), and Indecision open for NJ vets E-Town Concrete in their home state on Valentine's Day at Starland Ballroom. That show is also with LI vets VOD, plus The Banner, Suburban Scum (also playing BNB Bowl) and Razorblade Handgrenade (tickets).

Check out a few videos of some of the bands playing NateFest below...

Continue reading "Nate from Ensign being honored w/ NateFest: Sick of it All, 45 Revolutions, Kill Your Idols, Mouthpiece, None More Black, and many more"

photo: The Red Chord at Public Assembly in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Red Chord

As discussed, the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival is returning to Worcester, MA from April 17-19, and since we last spoke more acts have been announced. Code Orange, The Atlas Moth, The Red Chord, Rivers of Nihil, Suburban Scum, Rude Awakening, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out, God's Hate and more were added to the lineup that already included Testament, Between the Buried and Me, Exodus, Nails, Nuclear Assault and more. Tickets are still availble.

Full list of new additions and updated lineup below...

Continue reading "New England Hardcore & Metal Festival adds The Red Chord, Code Orange, The Atlas Moth & more to lineup"

Photo: Sick of It All @ FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Annual NYC hardcore fest Black N' Blue Bowl is returning in 2015 on May 16 and 17 at Webster Hall, and the initial lineup is announced. It includes NYHC veterans Sick of It All, as well as Turnstile, Agents of Man, Wisdom In Chains, Suburban Scum, Heavy Chains, Mizery, 100 Demons, Bitter End, Crumbsuckers, Expire, Freedom, King Nine and Rude Awakening. More bands will be announced Wednesday (1/7), so stay tuned for that and ticket info.

Sick of It All also play Punk Rock Bowling this year. Watch a video of their recent NJ show and check out the flyer for the initial BNB lineup below...

Continue reading "Black N' Blue Bowl 2015 initial lineup, dates, venue"

No Warning

As discussed, Ben Cook's pre-Fucked Up band No Warning is playing their first North American show in ten years on April 10 at GameChangerWorld in Howell, NJ. That's since sold out, but the band have added a second date happening a day later at the same venue. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/3) at noon and the full lineup will be announced then too.

The full lineup for night 1 includes Breakdown (the '87 lineup), Foundation, Think I Care, Suburban Scum and King Nine. Updated night 1 flyer below...

Continue reading "No Warning sold out North American reunion show, add 2nd date; Breakdown's '87 lineup opening night 1"

by Ian Chainey

Agnostic Front at Power of the Riff, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

After saving This is Hardcore Fest by filling in, Agnostic Front sit atop the first round of announced bands at East Coast Tsunami Fest 2014. The initial lineup posted on Stereokiller not only includes the NYHCers, but bands such as Ignite, Sick of it All, Cro-Mags, and. . . Obituary. Makes sense when you think about it. Anyway, the fest takes place on September 26 through September 28 at Reverb in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ticket information will be announced soon. Full lineup below.

Agnostic Front and many other hardcore bands, including Bad Brains, Gorilla Biscuits, Bold, Born Against, Judge, Misfits, Murphy's Law, Quicksand, Rorschach, Sheer Terror, Sick of It All, Youth of Today and still more, have also been interviewed for the new book NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 that's coming out on Bazillion Points in November. The Tony Rettman-authored oral history takes on the formative decade and apparently goes pretty deep. According to Bazillion:

Tony Rettman's ambitious oral history captures ten years of struggle, including the scene's regional rivalries with D.C. and Boston, the birth of moshing, the clash and coming to terms of hardcore and heavy metal, the straightedge movement, and the unlikely influence of Krishna consciousness.
That thing must be longer than John Joseph's resume.

Full East Coast Tsunami Fest lineup, along with classic Agnostic Front (plus Sick of it All and Gorilla Biscuits) live footage, below...

Continue reading "Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Cro-Mags & more playing East Coast Tsunami Fest; NYHC book coming"

By Ian Chainey

The Mongoloids

If you're going to go out, go out with a blowout. New Jersey straight-edgers the Mongoloids are living that axiom with their last show. They'll be featured at Back to School Jam 2014 held at GameChanger World in Howell, New Jersey on August 23. And, as long as you're not allergic to camo shorts, X'd up hands, and breakdowns, the bill is absurdly stacked: Foundation, Death Threat, Bitter End, the fresh off of Black n' Blue Bowl Incendiary, and a ton more. Advanced tickets, with some early bird savings, are available now.

The Mongoloids are wrapping up a near ten year career that has seen the band tour with some of punk's finest -- Agnostic Front, The Cro-Mags, Terror, H2O, Sick Of It All, etc. -- as well as releasing splits with bands like Kids Like Us and Broken Teeth. Their discography includes three LPs, the last of which, Mongo Life, was released in 2013. Before they check out, the crew will do one last loop of the Eastern/Midwestern United States in late May through June.

In fact, a few of the Back to School Jam bands have a slate interesting engagements lined up. For instance, Death Threat, Incendiary, and Suburban Scum will be at This is Hardcore and Foundation will be on the outrageous bill of Judge, H2O, and Blacklisted in Chicago this June.

The list of all Mongoloids tour dates, the Back to School Jam lineup, and streams aplenty for your quiet office cubicle moshing needs appear below...

Continue reading "The Mongoloids breaking up, touring before big NJ hardcore show w/ Foundation, Death Threat, Incendiary, many more"

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)"

photos by Caroline Harrison; video by UnartigNYC

Power Trip @ Saint Vitus - 1/15/14
Power Trip

Things really got in full swing when Jersey hardcore act Suburban Scum took the stage, as every element of an East Coast hardcore band that you have come to expect, including (but not limited to) triggered breakdowns, yelled vocals, and the practically mandatory head-nodding of every swaying audience member couldn't help but put a smile on my face. As one friend told me as we watched: "This is almost TOO ignorant!" But really, what's wrong with that?

By the time Power Trip took the stage, things were definitely hyphy, and after a short intro they immediately ripped into a few tracks from their destructive first full length, Manifest Decimation. Broken guitar strings did give the set a few occasions of unneeded pause (Riley Gale should up his stage banter game), but once they found a rhythm, this set slid by all too fast.

Up-and-coming Texan crossover revivalists Power Trip brought their tour to NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/15), which they managed to sell out at the door thanks to help from Suburban Scum's NJ moshcore, Manipulate, and White Widows Pact. The above quote is an excerpt from our review over at Invisible Oranges, where you can also check out some pictures of the show. More pictures, and a video of Power Trip's set are in this post.

They continue below...

Continue reading "Power Trip, Suburban Scum, Manipulate & White Widows Pact played Saint Vitus (pics & video)"

by Andrew Sacher

Power Trip at Acheron in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Power Trip

Dallas hardcore/thrash band Power Trip had a very busy 2013, doing a ton of touring and releasing their great Manifest Decimation album, which paired Kill 'Em All solos with venomous hardcore. They're now about to head back on the road with an East Coast tour that kicks off this week.

As discussed, the tour begins in NYC at Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/15) with Suburban Scum, White Widows Pact and Manipulate. Tickets for that show are still available. Then the band makes its way around other Northeast cities before hitting the Invisible Oranges-sponsored A389 10th Anniversary Bash, which goes down in Baltimore from Thursday through Saturday. They play the Saturday (1/18) on the Baltimore Soundstage with Integrity, All Out War, Bloodlet, Weekend Nachos, Noisem and others. Tickets for just that day/stage are still available, as are whole-fest pass and other options via A389's site.

All dates are listed, along with a stream of Manifest Decimation, below...

Continue reading "Power Trip kicking off tour, playing Saint Vitus & A389 Bash this week (updated dates & streams)"

By Doug Moore

Inquisition at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

We've already mentioned that the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will return in 2014 from April 17-19 at the Worcester Palladium. The festival has added some notable (and varied) bands to the lineup: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain. It's pretty hard to imagine super-serious black metal bands like Inquisition and 1349 sharing the stage with derpy deathcore like The Acacia Strain, but that's the age we live in. The backstage conversations between those bands will probably be golden.

In related news, LA hardcore outfit Alpha & Omega (who were already on the bill) will be touring on their way to the festival starting in March, along with (various combinations of) Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Naysayer, Bent Life, Barrier, Malfunction and Will To Die. There's no NYC date, but the tour will hit Long Island on 4/15 at the Even Flow Bar & Grill (in Bay Shore). Tickets are are on sale.

Check out the full run of Alpha & Omega dates and the full lineup for NEMHF to date below.

Continue reading "New England Metal & Hardcore Fest announces more bands; Alpha & Omega touring (dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Iron Reagan at the Housecore Horror Fest (more by Trent Maxwell)

Iron Reagan, the thrashy hardcore punk band made up of Municipal Waste's Phil Hall and Tony Foresta and former Darkest Hour members Ryan Parish and Paul Burnette, will be releasing a split with Exhumed, with whom Iron Reagan just kicked off a tour. The split's due out on January 7, but you can now hear Iron Reagan's contribution "Mini Lights," which we premiered on Invisible Oranges today. It rips, of course. Give it a listen below.

Last we heard from Iron Reagan they earned 30th on Decibel's best of 2013 list with their debut full-length Worse Than Dead, but before that it was announced that Iron Reagan would be touring with GWAR and playing the Invisible Oranges sponsored A389 Tenth Anniversary Bash, the two-day Baltimore party for the label that Iron Reagan calls home. In addition to the tours with Exhumed and Gwar, Iron Reagan will fit in a couple of dates with Mammoth Grinder and Power Trip. The GWAR/Iron Reagan tour hits NYC on 12/27 at Irving Plaza (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Power Trip and Iron Reagan don't share a bill in NYC, but Power Trip will be here for their own show on January 15 at Saint Vitus with Suburban Scum and Manipulate, so there's no shortage of crossover thrash around these parts any time soon. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check Ticketfly for updates.

Listen to "Mini Lights" and check out all of Iron Reagan's and Power Trip's tour dates below...

Continue reading "Iron Reagan on tour, streaming new song; Power Trip touring too, playing Saint Vitus (dates & stream)"

by Doug Moore


The New England Metal & Hardcore Fest is returning to the Worcester Palladium from April 17 - 19, 2014 in Worcester, MA, and the initial lineup was recently announced. It includes Nails, Nile, Counterparts, All Out War, Cruel Hand, Harms Way, Suburban Scum, Naysayer, Reign Supreme, Fit For An Autopsy, Alpha & Omega, Slapshot and more. Tickets (3-day passes and individual day tickets) are on sale now. Full lineup below.

For long-running and ever-verbose American death metal institution Nile, that fest is part of their recently-announced 2014 North American tour. The tour will hit NYC at Stage 48 on April 20 (4/20) ((har har)). Tickets for that show go on sale December 14 at 10 AM. The band will play a selection of material from across their seven-album catalog, and support will be comprised of "three of the best local bands in every market." There's lots of good acts to choose from around here, so hopefully the openers won't be selected on the basis of their willingness to cooperate with pay-to-play ticketing schemes.

Check out the list of all dates and stream a tune from their 2012 album, At the Gates of Sethu, along with the initial New England Metal & Hardcore Fest lineup, below...

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Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)

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.

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photos by Keith Marlowe


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.

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

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.

photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson


Last night (12/3), reunited Cali crew Strife hit St. Vitus, supported by Supertouch, NJ's Suburban Scum and Crushed. And if you went to the concert thinking that a humid Monday evening might be mellow, you'd soon discover how wrong that assessment was. And discovery probably came in the form of a ricocheting elbow or rogue two-step.

But it wasn't just about the pit. The crowd's enthusiasm overflowed from start to finish, even people hanging on the fringes were singing along during the show. When Strife took the stage, the room exploded with cheers, applause, and some unidentified guttural noises coming from the select few already circling around in anticipation.

Their set was peppered with new material and favorites from their first two LPs like "Through and Through", "Blistered", and "To An End". And, as if they were worried there wasn't enough mosh material in there, Strife closed with Black Flag's "Rise Above," ending the night with gusto... and several blows to the head.

More pictures and video from Saint Vitus are below.

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