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I was never into The Devil Wears Prada early in their career. I couldn’t get past the hokey or long song titles that weren’t as interesting as Shai Hulud or Gigan song names. I have to say that since becoming a fan of easy-core new school classic Homesick by A Day To Remember which featured some Prada guest vox and then meeting them a few years back at Mayhem Fest and finding out they were chill dudes, I changed my tune. It helped though that ever since Prada signed with Roadrunner they’ve become more mature and just a better band in almost every way. Actually, Dead Throne was the bomb too. Plus, they really do slam live. I’ve been a fan of pretty much every song they’ve released since and the new one is no exception. Bump this! Awesome tune for early summer’s arrival.

Check out “South Of The City” BELOW.

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On The American Dream Died, Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret -even so many years into the classic NYHC band’s tenure- has delivered maybe his most vocally succinct set of lyrics on an album ever. The focus of the energized social blast’s recalls the band’s early lightning rod heyday as well as more recent forays into melodic, working class punk. And fret not…crossover fans need only listen to the rampage of “Test Of Time” to hear the metal influence that landed the band props from Kirk Hammett of Metallica on his Fear Festival this year.

It was great to talk to Miret about the record, on current events like “Police Violence”, real patriotism, welfare, Edward Snowden and how NY is the “Greatest city in the world, but it just don’t feel the same”. Plus MUCH more. “There’s no justice/it’s just us”!

Read it BELOW.

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TGIGF: Listen to a lot of All Out War today for Jesus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:36 AM (PST)

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In celebration of not so Good Friday we’re posting All Out War‘s For Those Who Were Crucified for no good reason other than it rules (and I mean, those Slayer riffs with the early metalcore…still so fuckin heavy)!

Did I mention the Long-running New York-based hardcore/metal stalwarts will also release Dying Gods this year? Yes, my homie Mike Score continues to lead the assault the band started in 1991 on the ears of the sheeple. Pure crossover of the illest kind, metallic and angry as hell but educated in history.

From the press release:

Now nearing the band’s two-and-a-half decade mark, ALL OUT WAR proves that age has only refined the band’s killing capabilities on Dying Gods, a brand new EP which the band is about to unleash upon humanity early this Summer. Dying Gods sees the band return to the sound of For Those Who Were Crucified, and just like that timelessly brutal album, Dying Gods was engineered and produced by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Turmoil, Buried Alive, Suicide Silence) at West West Side Studios in New Windsor, New York. The record sees the band bringing five decimating new original tracks and covers of two iconic underground anthems.

Tour dates and music to get pumped to below.

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Poughkeepsie, NY shook as Suicide Silence and Emmure packed the house and cracked concrete for the Stronger Than Faith Tour. The rowdy show featured adrenalized performances met with major enthusiasm from the mixed age crowd (though full of young fans primarily). Frankie from Emmure was still suffering throat problems and sat this one out, seeming really bummed as he told the near capacity crowd he couldn’t sing their set. I thought it was the guy who fronts Emmure’s NYC buddies Sylar who filled in at first but was told a bit later it was the controversial bands tour manager stepping in. The crowd supported wholeheartedly and people were flipping out and singing along nonetheless.

I honestly heard several people say it was the best show they’d ever gone to there. While it was a good show it didn’t come near the balcony kamikaze jumper insanity of Soulfly/Incubus over a decade ago or some of the nutsballz Gwar, Hatebreed or All Out War shows I’ve seen there over the many years I’ve been attending concerts at the theater.

But yeah, it was a fired up night for metalcore fans. Openers Fit For An Autopsy had the heaviest set besides Suicide Silence (who seriously brought in this first time I got to witness them live since Mitch died). FFAA were clearly hungry and delivered a death heavy performance with particularly satisfying bass fluidity from Shane Slade.

I was most excited probably to see Within The Ruins who have one of the best guitarists in metal. They recently survived a snowy van crash and Tim Goergen still had his arm in a sling when off stage. The Westfield, MA band didn’t dissapoint though, bringing Dillinger-worthy technical madness to the masses.

Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida really owned the night, though. Hermida told a heckler that “if you want to see All Shall Perish go to an All Shall Perish show”, his new band bearing down with crushing forward momentum as the pit swelled.

Catharina Christiana and Matt Slater provided photos. 

For the live shots see BELOW.

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In anticipation of Earth Crisis‘ next record THE DISCIPLINE out this year via the good folks at Bullet Tooth , a few of their friends and biggest fans got together to speak about what the band and music means to them. 20 years after their debut album Destroy The Machines was released, Davey Havok (AFI), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Toby Morse (H2O), Dan Smith (LA Ink), Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me), Peter Young (ALF), and Joel Capolongo (Sea Shepard) discuss those songs, the messages, and the impact Earth Crisis has had on their lives and the straight edge and animal rights movements worldwide. Watch it BELOW.

This is a great reminder of how music can still have important social impact.

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The Devil Wears Prada’s Chris Rubey leaves the band

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada have announced a new contract with Rise Records but have lost a founding member:

“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.

“In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.”

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Mouth Of The South’s new video released for “Good Intentions”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:33 AM (PST)

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Mouth Of The South, one of the newer bands on Christian label Facedown Records, have revealed a video for “Good Intentions” from their label debut Struggle Well. The song shows a man gripped in self doubt and loathing who is slowly eroded by dark thoughts that manifest physically. The song is pretty heavy as far as this style of rock n roll/punk influenced metal core goes, without dipping too far into the loose bowels breakdown terrain.

Watch it BELOW.

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The Paramedic have released a big, melodic rock video for Diary Of My Demons anchoring hard rock/balladry infused single “My Life in a Bottle”. It seems to be  song about regrets and a strained relationship. Check it out BELOW. RIYL stuff like Daughtry, Lenny Kravitz, Avenged Sevenfold.

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Unearth announce European dates plus support Arch Enemy

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:09 PM (PST)

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Arch Enemy‘s current victorious live dominance via their new line up will soon get a run for its’ money when American metalcore stalwarts Unearth, one of the most consistent and important heavy bands of the last decade or so, join up with team Alissa in Europe. This is a great package for fans to witness pure skill and reverence for intense metal on stage every night, two bands in it to win it with a long track record of giving their best to the fans.

Dates BELOW.

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Earth Crisis announce new EP release with Bullet Tooth

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PST)

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Vegan metalcore founders Earth Crisis are back with another great release, keeping their recent streak going strong!

The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band’s pioneering debut album Destroy The Machines, and two unreleased songs die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90’s.

 Founding member, guitarist and song writer Scott Crouse, commented, “We think the songs on Destroy The Machines are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn’t to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve.  We also decided to record two songs we demo’d years ago because they’re great and people need to hear them! “Behind The Mask” and “Time Of Strife” are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them.”
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War Of Ages announce headlining dates with Phineas, Death Of An Era

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:57 AM (PST)

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War of Ages will be heading out this spring for their first headlining tour of 2015. They’re teaming up with Dream Beard brand, Phinehas, and Death of An Era to bring you the Supreme Chaos US tour! New Noise Magazine is a sponsor. The tour kicks off in WoA’s hometown (Erie, PA!) and treks across the US to Pomona, CA just in time for War of Ages to play Facedown Fest.

The recent War Of Ages record Supreme Chaos is one of their finest outings and a surefire way to stay engaged with modern metal that has a point.

Check www.warofagesmetal.com for full dates. Watch an exciting tour trailer BELOW.

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Jesse Leach teases new Killswitch Game Of Thrones track “Loyalty”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PST)

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Jesse Leach of KSE keeps that PMA and got fans pumped today with a preview of new Killswitch. The lords of Metacore are part of a new Game Of Thrones mix and wrote a song for House Martell from the show and books, the southern kingdom of intrigue. You can hear the preview HERE.  It features the house motto of “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in the chorus, which honestly sound like KSE lyrics already, haha. I am huge Killswitch fan and it sounds good, though The Sword still get most points for their GoT song from Gods Of The Earth about taking the black from before HBO even had a hit.

 

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Album Review: Rise Of Doom – “Purgation”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM (PST)

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Rise Of Doom are a metalcore band somewhere between the synth and hook heavy sounds of Betraying The Martyrs and the low end breakdown gurgle of Oceano. It’s a good record and obviously they love what they do. My only real gripe is most bands doing this style don’t seem to have much regional difference no matter where they come from in the world.

Anyway, this French band have a sound sure to appeal to many scene kids worldwide who like their metalcore stuff new school + occasionally djenty, mostly mid tempo with lots of double kick and generally screamed vocals augmented with cleans. You know the style. It’s not for everybody but this band does it way better than most. I was really impressed with the professionalism and drive which is obvious in their video “Gaia”. Some real mosh worthy parts on here and if you like this style you will be sure to hit repeat on Purgation!!! Pick it up at Bandcamp HERE.

Click HERE for the full review, moshers.

Close To The Flame release video for “Breaking Through”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:33 PM (PST)

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Texas new school metalcore band Close To The Flame have recently  released a video for their break out song “Breaking Through”. This is the bands first video production and finds the guys trying to “carry on” amidst a dirty world. The young metalcore band are not going to likely please fans of classic heavy metal but are sure to fire up some of the younger crowd. Regardless of tastes, the band are working hard and their EP is up now on Itunes HERE.

Fans of Miss May I, call and response vocals ala Atreyu or just melodic younger metalcore in general should give these guys some shine.

See the video BELOW.

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Within The Ruins flip their shit: Serious van wreck, Band ok

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM (PST)

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One of my favorite modern metal bands Within The Ruins might have to change their name to Within The Wreckage after a nasty van accident. Don’t worry, the dudes are ok. The van and trailer went off an interstate in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon. While no one was hurt, their van, trailer and gear were completely destroyed. “We rolled about three times from what I can remember and landed on the median. Our van and trailer are totaled.” says guitarist Joe Cocchi.

The band had set sail from their hometown in MA on their way to California to begin a month-long tour with SUICIDE SILENCE along side label-mates FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY. Despite the near death experience and loss of gear, the band will push on and make the third show scheduled at El Corazon on Friday, February 20th in Seattle. Cocchi continues, “All I can say is that we’re happy to be alive. I don’t know how, but none of us were injured. We’re on the road touring because this is all we know and love, and we want to continue. Help us get back on our feet by picking up a shirt. Thank you all for the continued support.”

These dudes are killer live and on recording, just way more interesting than most metalcore and Joe in particular played his ass off on last years Phenomena.

More pics of the wreck, a Go Fund Me link to help them replace gear and some music are BELOW.

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