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Tony Rettman celebrating new ‘Straight Edge’ book in NYC; FYA 5 announced

Tony Rettman, author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 and Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985, is releasing his new book, Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk, next week (11/14). He celebrates it in NYC tonight, with a Q&A with Scott Crawford, who directed the Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90) documentary.

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Trapped Under Ice announce new album and tour with Fury & Freedom

The new album was recorded with Arthur Rizk and Will Yip, and lead single "Do It" features Pissed Jeans singer Matt Korvette.

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This Is Hardcore 2017
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This Is Hardcore 2017 lineup (Shelter, Buried Alive, Ramallah/BFB, Madball, more)

The fest also includes Code Orange, Pulling Teeth, Disembodied, Martyr AD, H2O, Killing Time, Leeway, Murphy's Law, Earth Crisis, the reunited Racetraitor, Racetraitor/Earth Crisis/Catharsis-related supergroup SECT, and many more

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Not Dead Yet
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Not Dead Yet 2016 initial lineup (GLOSS, Turnstile, etc) ++ Lock playing NYC

Possibly North America’s premier punk/hardcore festival and the closest heir apparent to Chaos in Tejas (RIP), Not Dead Yet, returns for the 2016 year on October 13-16. Again the Toronto fest comes hard, dropping a mixed bag of everything from the buzziest band in the hardcore world to the buzziest in the punk underground...

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Nails
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Nails announce tour dates with Full of Hell & more, hate Record Store Day

SoCal hardcore/death metal monsters Nails (who the singer of Scream loves) recently announced their new album You Will Never Be One Of Us, and now they've announced a North American tour to go along with it (so much for not touring anymore)...

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TIHC 2016
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This Is Hardcore 2016 lineup (Youth of Today, Turning Point, Gorilla Biscuits, Integrity, Burn & more)

Philly's This Is Hardcore fesival returns from August 4-7 with Youth of Today and Turning Point (!) reunions (with guest vocalists paying tribute to the late Frank "Skip" Candelori), Gorilla Biscuits, Integrity, Burn, Floorpunch, Strife...

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Gregory R. Cristman
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upcoming metal shows: Taake, YAITW, Vattnet Viskar, Abigail Williams, Rivers of Nihil, Noisem, Coffins, and more

It's the holiday season, and what better way to give back than talking about a shit ton of metal. Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges is deep into top 10 season, with a number of individual writer lists posted (including one by yours truly) and still more to come...

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Freedom releasing ‘USA Hardcore,’ touring w/ Fury, playing NJ’s 2015 Back to School Jam w/ Trapped Under Ice & more

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 be...

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Royal Trux, Royal Headache, Destruction Unit, Fucked Up, The Mob, Power Trip, Sheer Mag & more added to Berserktown II

The Berserktown II festival is happening August 14-16 in Los Angeles and they have expanded their lineup quite a bit since we last posted, with some potentially exciting additions...

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Revelation Records vets Burn reuniting for Black N’ Blue Bowl (with Glassjaw’s rhythm section)

Gavin : 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...

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