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Taken are back with their first EP in 14 years and their first video ever (watch)

Cali melodic hardcore band Taken broke up in 2004 (and members formed Mikoto and Circa Survive) and they went on to inspire Touche Amore, Counterparts, and several other bands. Now they're back with their first new music in 14 years...

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Montebello Rockfest 2018 lineup (Weezer, Prophets of Rage, Jimmy Eat World, Rancid, more)

The Canadian fest also includes Tenacious D, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Propagandhi, Venom, Cannibal Corpse, Henry Rollins, and tons more.

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Snapcase playing hometown one-off with Counterparts

Influential metalcore greats Snapcase's shows are few and far between these days, and they tend to stick to one-offs in their home state of New York and festivals (like The Fest, which they played in October). The Buffalo band are playing a hometown show in January...

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

Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival, happening August 15-16 at the Emporium in Patchogue, recently expanded its lineup and announced single day l...

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

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 ye...

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My Iron Lung releasing an album, touring w/ Counterparts and Hundreth (dates & new video)

My Iron Lung may share a name with one of the best Radiohead songs, but don't expect post-everything art rock from these guys. Their new record, Relief, comes out on July 8 via Pure Noise, and it's an album of speaker-shredding post-hardcore...

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Chain of Strength playing more US reunion shows before Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest (dates & lineup)

Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics)...

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

DOWNLOAD: Sorority Noise - Rory Shield (MP3)

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...

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metal @ SXSW 2014 — show previews, lineups & our top picks

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

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...

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

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...

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