Suburban Scum Ink Deal


Closed Casket Activities has roped in Suburban Scum, signing the group to a new deal. The label will release the band’s full-length debut sometime this summer. An exact release date is being worked out. Tracking for their inaugural offering was overseen by producer Will Putney. The band will tour next month with Expire and Rotting […]

New England Metal And Hardcore Fest Lineup Grows

The Red Chord

More bands have been added to the lineup for this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Most notably, the organizers have enlisted the reunited Red Chord to play the Palladium this coming April. The fest is set for April 17 through April 19. Also joining the bill are Suburban Scum and Lorna Shore. The […]

Black N’ Blue Bowl Bolsters Lineup

Sick Of It All

The lineup for the Black N’ Blue Bowl continues to expand like my waistline. The 2015 installment, set for Webster Hall in New York May 16 and May 17, already had some big names to get asses through the door. But the latest additions include native New Yorkers Sick Of It All, which will certainly […]

Vision Of Disorder, Obituary Tapped For East Coast Tsunami Fest

Vision of Disorder

The initial lineup for this year’s East Coast Tsunami Fest has been unveiled. The event will be taking place at the Reverb in Reading, Pennsylvania, from September 26 through September 28. Obituary, Hoods, and Vision of Disorder will be playing the fest, as will Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All. A Pennsylvania-based Pantera cover […]

Lineup For This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Announced

Killswitch Engage

The lineup has been announced for This Is Hardcore Fest 2014, set to take place July 24 through July 27 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Of note is the fact that Turmoil, Downset, Mushmouth, All Else Failed, and Fury of Five are playing the event. I may need to go to this. Tickets go […]

Xibalba, Suburban Scum Releasing Split LP


This isn’t something that happens much. Sure, split 7-inches are the norm. Even split EPs. But split LPs? That’s rare, bro. But Xibalba and Suburban Scum are releasing one anyways, as a 12-inch vinyl outing. The LP will hit streets on May 13 through Closed Casket Activities. Totaling over 23 minutes, this will be Xibalba’s […]

Black N’ Blue Bowl Announced; Hatebreed, Agnostic Front Performing


The lineup for this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl has been announced. Set for The Well in Brooklyn, it will go down May 17 and May 18. Here’s the lineup for each day. It’s going to be a humdinger of a good time. I think I will definitely be attending this year. I’m sure Zeena […]

First Spate Of Bands Announced For New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go...

Get pumped, New England. Your annual metal festival will be the business, as it is pretty much every year, thanks to the bookers who get all of metal’s best to Worcester, Massachusetts, each spring. This year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will go down April 17 through April 19, and boast the likes of […]

Guest Column: Hardcore Lives By 96 Guitarist Pat DeFrancisci

Guest Column

So, we get offers all the time from people wanting to write guest columns, and most, we turn down. If we let everyone write for us, the columns we do have wouldn’t be as special. But when 96’s people reached out, asking if guitarist Pat DeFrancisci could pen something for us, we agreed. 96 are […]

Terror, Goatwhore Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

"Hey cookie, I dropped my pencil"

They might as well just release the entire lineup already. It’s not like the bill doesn’t already fucking rule. You think adding Terror’s going to get some kid to go, “Wait one hot fucking second! I wasn’t sold until this Terror announcement. Fuck it, I’ll go.” At this point, people are either going or not […]