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Siege reuniting, announce show with Infest & Dropdead

The legendary and incredibly influential hardcore/grind band Siege have been broken up for some time, but they're billed to play at least one show this year. No word yet on who's in the band -- original vocalist Kevin Mahoney and his replacement Seth Putnam both passed away in 2011 -- but the show happens in July in Providence with Infest, Dropdead, and more.

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Infest playing NYC twice in November (1 w/ Citizens Arrest)

Hardcore legends Infest, who helped pioneer powerviolence, are reunited and played their first NYC shows ever last year. Shows have still been few and far between, but they're booked for Maryland Deathfest 2016 and now they have another NYC show coming...

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Not Dead Yet 2015 lineup: Title Fight, Power Trip, Red Death, Alex G, Foundation, Nervosas (whose new LP is streaming)

Not to be confused with California's inaugural it's Not Dead Fest, Toronto's annual Not Dead Yet fest returns in 2015 from October...

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hardcore/punk roundup: Boston Strangler, Glue, Hank Wood, Crime In Stereo, Backtrack, Madball, Sheer Terror & more

Boston Strangler at Acheron in 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)

As is generally the case, there's a whole bunch of cool hardcore/punk shows in NYC in the coming months...

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Damaged City 2014 lineup (Infest, Los Crudos, Priests, Boston Strangler, Rival Mob, Coke Bust & more)

Infest in Miami, 2013 (more by Kris Alan Carter)

The lineup and details for this year's Damaged City Fest in Washington, DC have been announced...

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Toronto’s Not Dead Yet fest announces partial ’13 line-up (Limp Wrist, Boston Strangler, Left for Dead, Mind Eraser & more)

Martin of Crudos/Limp Wrist at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

One of the most stellar lineups of hardcore/punk on this side of Chaos in Tejas is Not Dead Yet, a collection of four days of shows on 11/14 - 11/17/13 at various venues throughout Toronto...

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Magic Circle released stellar debut (stream it), playing NYC

Radigan with Magic Circle at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Magic Circle's lyrics communicate depression via loneliness, betrayal, death, and suffering, but Brendan Radigan's as likely to lash out as lament when he sings them...

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The Year in Heavy (Fred Pessaro // BBG’s favorite metal, punk & other records of 2012)

One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan...

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Boston Strangler played Acheron with Perdition, Crazy Spirit, Waste Management & Prisoner Abuse (pics)

Punk, in its many incarnations, ruled supreme at Acheron on 10/27, when Beantown throwback hardcore heroes Boston Strangler played with Burning Spirits-influenced NYC favorites Perdition, crusty-punk from Crazy Spirit, and killer sets from Waste Management and Prisoner Abuse...

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Evillive (Boston Strangler, Death Side + more)

Boston Strangler at LPR, May 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)

Celebrate Hardcore Gig Volume 200 with a blowout bash at Acheron on 10/27! Boston hardcore greats Boston Strangler will team with Perdition, Waste Management, Crazy Spirit and Prisoner Abuse to celebrate the milestone as part of an all ages event on 10/27...

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