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Interview: Within The Ruins – Joe Cocchi dissects “Halfway Human”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:16 PM (PST)

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Within The Ruins have earned their place as one of the most talented bands in progressive metalcore. Hard working, driven to grow and quite popular, in other ways they deserve more. You might think that due to the more complex nature of some of their material that some people have favored more run of the mill bands, and you’d probably have a point. Still, the refusal of WTR to bow down to the expectations of more mundane concerns and paradigms has made them worth following and a more rewarding band for die-hards to believe in.

The Westfield, MA band remain cerebral and capable of clobbering a crowd on new album Halfway Human (Pre-order bundles HERE!), a testament to the pleasures and perils of the modern metal musician. As our site has grown it has been cool to see WTR still in the mix and growing as well, and so it was a good time interviewing extremely talented guitarist Joe Cocchi.

Read it BELOW.

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The Contortionist and Monuments epic tour news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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The Contortionist will hit the road yet again this spring in continued support of their latest release. Monuments, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves will serve as support through the end of April. “Over the months of touring behind Language, we would imagine an ideal lineup and the same names kept coming up,” says keyboardist Eric Guenther. “We always get psyched on tours with huge variety and dynamic shifts through every band.”

“The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since ‘Language’ came out. We can’t wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S.”

Dates BELOW.

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The Contortionist reveal new video, Deluxe LP and Four Tracks

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM (PST)

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The Contortionist have released a “Rediscovered” version of their most recent LP, Language. The new version contains four re-worked tracks recorded and engineered by John Douglass and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. The rediscovered tracks are accompanied by four all new music videos for the same tracks.

The video for “The Parable” is premiering today exclusively via Prog Magazine HERE. “We are very excited to finally share this rerelease of Language with everyone!,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We wanted to sit down with the songs that we’ve spent the last 14 months playing around the world, and give people a chance to see them in a new light. It’s been a pleasure getting a chance to rediscover these tracks and we hope everyone enjoys!”

Directed by Erez Bader, these four videos are by far the most intimate depiction of the band to date. The band previously released two videos from the Language LP for the tracks “Language I: Intuition” and “Primordial Sound,” both directed by Corey Norman.

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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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Music Video: The Contortionist – Language I: Intuition”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:42 PM (PST)

The_Contortionist_-_LanguageIndiana prog-corers (new sub genre anyone?) The Contortionist have just dropped a video for their new song “Language I: Intuition”.  It’s a pretty mellow song overall but definitely not bad if this is what you’re into.  I personally like some of their recorded stuff, and although I bought a shirt, I’ve been pretty underwhelmed both times I’ve seen them live.  Not to say they aren’t good live by any means, as they were very talented,  it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting at the time.

You can see the video by clicking right here.

The song comes from The Contortionist’s forthcoming album Language which should be out September 16 via Good Fight/E-One. This will be their third studio album and the first to feature new singer Mike Lessard (Last Chance To Reason).  Lessard had this to say about the video:

“Very pleased to share this video! It was a very special process for me to be able to capture some of the natural beauty of where I call home, the place that was a large part of my lyrical inspiration for the album. It was also a pleasure being able to work with Corey Norman and the Bonfire Films crew. We hope everyone enjoys!”

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Within The Ruins post fittingly titled “Gods Amongst Men”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM (PST)

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Within The Ruins continue to make some of the spazziest, heaviest and actually exciting metalcore around. One of the best bands on the scene. they put many “peers” to shame. The drive and vision of Within The Ruins shows exponential growth with each album (though I am still really partial to Invade). The guitar work on this new single “Gods Amongst Men” alone is fucking stellar and will shock you at times. Crazy textures, amazing solo sections and some wacky sci-fi sounds atop some accessible mega mosh parts and some tech wizardry…this tune is a great indicator of the show stopping Phenomena they are about to drop on July 22nd. Between this, the new Origin tune and watching with guilty pleasure as Eva Green screwed an invisible devil on Penny Dreadful‘s 5th episode, it has been a nice day.

Click here to enter the ruins.This song is nuts.

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Within The Ruins announce 4th album “Phenomena” details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM (PST)

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New England veterans WITHIN THE RUINS have announced the release of their fourth LP, PHENOMENA out July 22, 2014. The new effort will be the followup to the highly successful Elite full length released early last year. Elite was well received, Decibel Magazine called their sound “brutal yet harmonious, two traits few bands nowadays can handle simultaneously.” Metal Hammer plainly stated, “Precise, brutal and bursting with great songs, this fucking rips.” 

“We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breath this album. It was by far the most in depth we’ve ever gone in the writing process. ” says guitarist Joe Cocchi. Within the Ruins recently posted an exclusive studio report with Gear Gods that sheds more light on the blood, sweat and tears the band has poured into this release. Cocchi continues, “Since the inception of this band our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We’re beyond stoked for people to hear this one.

The band just wrapped up dates supporting Whitechapel and Carnifex, highlighted by a knockout performance at the 2014 NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL. 

Within The Ruins just announced a headlining string of dates with LORNA SHORE and will supporting MORBID ANGEL, THE FACELESS, GOATWHORE and more on this year’s SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. For all tour dates, click here.

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this-or-the-apocalypse-logoPennsylvania metalcore band This or the Apocalypse have released a video for their new song “Damaged Goods.”

You can listen to the song here.

This or the Apocalypse’s last album was released in September of 2012 and was titled Dead Years which was released via eOne.

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Music Video: Dark Sermon’s “Hounds”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM (PST)

Dark-Sermon-In-TonguesFlorida death metal band Dark Sermon released their new album In Tongues yesterday via Good Fight Music. Surrounding this release, the band has also released the music video for their song “Hounds” which is on the new album. The video is directed by Kevin J. Custer. You can check out the video right here.

The album was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios with Eyal Levi who is best known for his work with The Contortionist, Whitechapel and Job For A Cowboy.

The band will be touring all Spring with Abiotic after some hometown CD release shows starting this weekend. They will also appear at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Dark-Sermon-In-TonguesTampa metal band Dark Sermon have released the single “Imperfect Contrition” off of their upcoming album In Tongues. The album is set for release on April 12th via Good Fight Music.

You can see the video here.

Frontman Johnny Crowder commented the following on the album:
“The lyrics tell the story of a man who can no longer live with himself, A man whose future has been shrouded by his sinful past. All he can do is beg for forgiveness from God, who has witnessed every wrong move he has made.”

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Within The Ruins announce a bunch of spring tour dates

Posted by GageT on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:37 AM (PST)

within-the-ruins-eliteWithin The Ruins have announced a new batch of Spring tour dates in support of their new record, Elite, due out next week on eOne/Good Fight Music. Last week, the band announced they’d be supporting Chelsea Grin and Attila on the Sick Tour II. Today, the band announced they’ll then be heading out with label-mates The Contortionist as part of the Good Fight Tour along with I Declare War, Reflections, and City In The Sea. Soon after that, the Road To Metal Fest tour kicks off with the band supporting After The Burial. All those dates can be found here.

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This Or The Apocalypse launches Indegogo Campaign, plans to blow up their old van

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM (PST)

this-or-the-apocalypse-dead-years-coverPennsylvania metalcore band This Or The Apocalypse have recently had more trouble with their van. The band has launched an Indegogo Campaign today to try to stay on the road. Click here to view the campaign and support the band.

The band issued a full statement in which they talk about their troubles with their van and that it’s non-repairable. They also state that they plan to blow up the old van in a music video for their song “Americans.” Click here to read the full statement.

The band is currently between tours supporting their recently released album Dead Years.

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Dark Sermon announce debut album “In Tongues”

Posted by GageT on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM (PST)

Dark-Sermon-In-TonguesTampa death metal band Dark Sermon have announced that their debut full-length “In Tongues” will be released March 26th via eOne/Good Fight Music.

Vocalist Johnny Crowder said of the record:

“We have worked tirelessly for the better part of two years to bring you our debut full length. If you’re looking for something fast, dark, ominous and heavy as hell itself, this record is for you.”

 The band is currently on tour in Canada with Aegaeon.

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Within The Ruins stream new song: “Feeding Frenzy”

Posted by GageT on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM (PST)

within-the-ruins-eliteAs they prepare to release their new record Elite on Feburary 26th on eOne/Good Fight Music, New England deathcore titans Within The Ruins have just put up a new track, “Feeding Frenzy.” You can watch the lyric video here.

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Music Video: This Or The Apocalypse – “Hate The Ones You Love”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:23 AM (PST)

Pennsylvania metalcore band This Or The Apocalypse have released a music video for the single “Hate The Ones You Love.”  The track comes from their recent third full length album Dead Years which is out now via E1.  The video was directed by David Brodsky of Brooklyn’s MyGoodEye Music Visuals (The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation)

To check the video out click here.

This Or The apocalypse frontman Rick Armellino had this to say about the video:

“‘Hate the Ones You Love’ was the first complete track that we knew would end up on ‘Dead Years’ and it helped frame the rest of the album. The lyrics themselves are about how often I find myself mistrusting or even disliking people who remind me of myself, and what it’s like to try and remain trusted to those you love when you can’t accept who you are. Writing a script around the lyrical themes and acting for the first time seemed risky but the final product really matches what we are trying to do. Brodsky is an artist; I can’t describe how cool it was working with him. Hope you guys dig it!”

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