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 Betraying The Martyrs new record The Resilient  more than proves they are here to stay and should not be underestimated. We spoke a few months back with vocalist Aaron Matts about the Paris, France based Sumerian rockers latest, what goes into songwriting and more.

 

This interview was originally published weeks ago with a different intro but was lost in the malware issue we had that wiped about a year of site content. I had enough of it backed up that I was able to rebuild it for the fans of this young, bright metalcore act and for readers who maybe even missed it the first time.
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For this generation a lot of self-esteem comes from the phone or a picture like on Instagram. A Facebook comment. Since we didn’t have that when I was a kid we would talk about bands, shows, ideas. So I try to get back to that with my daughter or my circle of friends. – Jamey Jasta.

It’s always a pleasure to interview Hatebreed as one of the most consistently heavy, scowling bands in the world are actually some of the most down to Earth and grateful dudes in the business. Hatebreed are a band whose (cough) perseverance makes me never believe haters or doubters in my own life who say things can’t be
accomplished, the worm-tongue types or divider who will whisper negative mantras or lazy couch warriors who give up too soon for want of trying rather than take a hard
fucking look at why they are such losers.

New album The Concrete Confessional proves this unkillable band never settle for living in the past or resting on their laurels. It is a barrage of meaningful and
impactful tunes that will earn more praise and respect from anyone worth a shit. There are some bad ass pre-order packages up HERE.

Album deets from the press release:

The Concrete Confessional was recorded in Connecticut, produced by long-time collaborator Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel), and mixed by Josh Wilbur(Lamb of God, Megadeth). Artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer). The new music is crushing and heavy with provocative lyrics that touch upon a number of topics that have become front-and-center in today’s New Normal: the rise of terrorism, police brutality, moral decay, greed and betrayal, increased divisiveness, and the fading promise of the American Dream, potently covered on the track “A.D.”

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Candace Kucsulain has been an underdog, a hardcore heroine, a mom, a fighter
and much more. Her band Walls Of Jericho are true veterans of the metalcore
scene, trench fighters who have done a lot over the years until a recent near
decade break between albums.

One listen to Napalm Release No One Can Save You From Yourself will not only
knock the dust from your skull but you’ll be really thankful the Detroit
natives are back to shitkick some sense into the current crop. Through and
through this album is a fierce winner, full of engaging topics, inspiring
motivational lyrics, ballistic breakdowns and crowd friendly chants that don’t
suck. Prepare to get very fired up.

It was great to talk to Candace about her career, her beliefs and how this
time it was very cool having everyone in the band contribute something to the
lyrical hardcore cookpot.

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Killswitch release “Cut Me Loose” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM (PST)

killswitch-engage-incarnate-250x250At the end of the day Killswitch Engage are on top because regardless of whoever is at the mic the band simply have better songs than most of their peers. New tune “Cut Me Loose” continues this tradition with some awesome performances and varied sounds from the whole band.

One thing that is cool about Incarnate‘s tracks we have heard so far is that it doesn’t sound like the band tried to make Disarm The Descent or Alive And Just Breathing pt. 2 with Jesse. That would be a mistake as those records are great on their own.

Still, the new stuff fits well within KSE’s very well established vibe.

There is even a beautiful reservoir shot  at the end that looks like where I grew up in Upstate, NY and kind of sets a tone for holding strength when set against the raging near deathcore heavy hardcore clang of the end riff.

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The Word Alive release new video for “Sellout”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:19 AM (PST)

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A lot of bands over the years from Stray From The Path to GnR to RATM have had videos with civil unrest in them. Even more bands have had performance videos to the point where many acts hate making them. It is a testament to the passion The Word Alive bring to the table that they are able to combine both and make it work, if also reminding how sad it is there is still unrest in the world . Will humans get their shit together someday?

See “Sellout” Below.

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Metalcore trench fighters Walls Of Jericho have a new song perfect for relentlessly moshing or relentlessly never giving up and weight lifting, etc. Which might sound patronizing except it is awesome and will make you want to get jacked and defeat all your demons. That is always a good thing in this dumb world of morons.

Their new record is called No One Can Save You From Yourself, due out on March 25 on Napalm.

According to vocalist Candace Kucsulain, “This is dedicated to my brother Larry Kucsulain who lost his battle to cancer this day last year.” 

My dad also died of Cancer about this time last year, so #fuckcancer and three cheers to WoJ. They slew when I saw them open for Life Of Agony recently.

This band is kicking ass hard again lately and we are lucky because they have always been a guiding light for inspiration and acceptance in the scene. Plus, they always bring the mosh and have done their time in the underground with pride instead of whining.

Bullet For My Valentine release “Worthless” Video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:27 PM (PST)

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Watch the new hard rocker with metal flourish “Worthless” from Bullet For My Valentine from new album Venom HERE. These guys have worked very hard and held it together for the scene over the years. Support!

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Deep Cuts: Hatebreed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM (PST)

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Make no mistake, it was truly Hatebreed who broke metalcore open wide to the younger generation. While bands like Biohazard, D.R.I. and most famously Suicidal Tendencies popularized crossover and great bands like Unearth, All Out War and, say, Earth Crisis , Chain Of Strength or even Emmure also went as heavy, only perhaps newer Suicide Silence or KSE has connected to people across the spectrum of metal and hardcore to persevere with such a focused message of “You can pull through.”

We are stoked for The Concrete Confessional and wanted to give the guys some love.

Now that Pantera is perhaps irredeemably stained for some and other people, as much as they like Slipknot, can’t get over the grown men in jumpsuits and masks thing (I personally love Slipknot), who is still here that can unite the tribes with such force? Five Finger Death Punch are too goofy or conservative for many people, despite great big riffs and groove. Thrash is cool and probably the overall most popular style of metal ever yet some people want even heavier than the Lamb Of God style hybrid. Well, guess what? We still have mighty Hatebreed. This band went from Satisfaction… days to fucking opening for KISS (at least I think Frank told me they did when I interviewed him in Poughkeepsie once for Crusher).

Anyway, Hatebreed are always powerful live. I have never been let down by one of their shows, ever. Not to mention Matt Byrne is one of the friendliest dudes and the whole band genuinely live to spread a good message and get the Led out, so to speak. Unity above the bullshit.

Fuckin’ represent with these 3 Hatebreed DEEP CUTS bangers! Remain Steadfast!

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Clover release “Exile” trailer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:34 PM (PST)

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It’s awesome to get to write about cool working class bands and remember as a blogger there is a choice behind every post. I’d much rather post something on a cool, sludgy band with hardcore connotations than another fame pandering bunch of bullshit with no heart. It is even cooler when a band has friends in it.

Clover are a rising light in the scene. They have been slugging it out for awhile and remain determined, if humble. That’s good!

They also fucking CRUSH! It’s a very original take on metalcore and groove riffs that is refreshing and bludgeoning as HELL!

Like Tiger Flowers, Womb Of Nations or Dead Empires, the Clover boys are proving the NY scene still has a lot of spark in it.

“We began writing for Exile almost immediately after putting out our first album, Vultures. Halfway through the song writing process, we had noticed a shift in our sound and decided to keep pushing that further and further. I think this record has some of the darkest sounding material we have written to date.” – Michael Guthaus (Clover)

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“Hate By Design” is here with a great lyrical message for the whole world/scene.
Watch now at www.killswitchengage.com (and see sick new merch) or below.

Incarnate – now available for pre-order.
It is unleashed 3/11/16 via Roadrunner Records.

Feelin’ Jesse’s Only Living Witness shirt in the clip. And the verse riffage is maximum kill.

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Album Review: Valleys – “Experiment One: Asylum”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Raleigh’s Valleys have crafted a well executed progressive metalcore album with Experiment One: Asylum that is almost inhumanly spot on for genre style points. Like notes in a wine, the band cycle through atmospheric or djent-guitars, high vocal melodies that strive to fit into the progressive metalcore club rather than stray too close to clean mall emo vocals, etc. At their best they are a blend between some of Veil Of Maya’s edgier passages with potential (evident in the amount of hard work that clearly went into this) future Periphery-sized ambitions. For now, Valleys lack however the more original traits that make bands like Intronaut and Wings Denied or the ferocious new After The Burial stand out more.

Much better than most metalcore by numbers and capable than many new wave of prog metal bands, but not quite ready to write their Polaris.

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Unearth announce Coast to Coast tour with Ringworm, FFAA and more

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST)

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Obviously this is going to crush and does not need much additional discussion other than…RULE!

See dates below.

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Caliban announce ‘Gravity’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:57 AM (PST)

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German metalcore stalwarts Caliban have announced Gravity, their tenth studio album.

Gravity will be released on March 25.

Check out the Gravity track listing, Caliban tour dates and the Gravity cover art here.

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To celebrate ten years of War Of Ages mighty guitar and faith charged Pride Of The Wicked, our pals at Facedown are “bringing us hope”, celebrating with limited editions of gold and clear/red color-mix vinyl, and a special edition ten-year anniversary shirt. Pre-order now! (Scheduled to ship Feb. 19)

Regardless of anyone’s religious beliefs, this is undoubtedly an awesome metalcore record with some fantastic guitar work, especially. I always have thought this band deserves to be way bigger.

“I never thought I’d be on my own/now bring me peace that shelters me…”

In other rad WoA news, the band are on a big, much deserved tour package for P.O.D., Dead Letter Circus and 10 Years are touring. Dates for this stacked package are HERE!

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After The Burial announce “Dig Deep” album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:45 PM (PST)

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Dig Deep, the latest from metallers After The Burial, will be out Feb. 19th through Sumerian.

If the cover art vibes and fact that this is their first without troubled and departed guitarist Justin Lowe doesn’t affect you a little bit, you are pretty heartless.

Tracklisting BELOW (along with the meticulously staccato and effectively energized metalcore of “Lost In The Static”.)

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