Led Zeppelin has finally won their long-running copyright lawsuit over their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven.” The original lawsuit was filed in 2014 with claims that the band stole the guitar-led introduction from the song, “Taurus,” by Spirit. After multiple trials, a jury found that Zeppelin did not infringe on the copyright of the instrumental in “Stairway to Heaven.” Although this lawsuit ruled in favor … Continue reading Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Comes to an End
Recently, Pittsburgh-based hardcore act Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) were cited as the “future of heavy music” by Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor. They’ve taken full form of that statement over the past few months in the buildup to their highly-anticipated album Underneath. Fans got a taste of the direction Code Orange had in mind for this album with the groundbreaking singles, “Underneath,” “Sulfur … Continue reading LAST ONES LEFT: Code Orange Brings The Show to You TONIGHT
When we think of early rock and roll, we immediately conjure up pictures of Elvis swinging his hips on The Ed Sullivan Show or Bill Haley performing “Rock Around the Clock” for the first time. However, many overlook the abundance of African-American artists that were the true pioneers of rock and roll as we know it. We all know that rock and roll’s origins derive … Continue reading Black History Rock: A Celebration of African-American Rockstars
Print pub ain’t dead and neither is hardcore. Life and Death Brigade (LDB) Fest is one of the top notch hardcore festivals in America, bringing acts like Inclination, No Option, Life’s Question, Terror, and many others in a two day frenzy at Riot Skatepark in Louisville, KY. The preshow takes place on February 6th, with the 7th and the 8th holding the headline lineups. Don’t … Continue reading LBD Preshow adds Atlanta’s Strangle You
Top albums of the decade, you ask? Let’s get right to it. 1. Danger Days 2. Common Courtesy 3. Youth 4. The Greatest Generation 5. Peripheral Vision 6. The Finer Things 7. As You Please 8. Everybody is Going to Heaven 9. Disgusting 10. Endgame 11. The Flood 12. I am Alive in Everything I Touch 13. Separation 14. California 15. Hebrews 16. No Closer … Continue reading Top 25 Countdown: Twenty Teens Edition
Citizen has remained pretty low key throughout 2019 with no new album release and a minimal touring schedule.The band even took seven months off to focus on writing new songs after a few small tours overseas opening for The Story So Far and Turnstile. When the band announced their break, fans were worried that it would be a long time before we got to hear … Continue reading New Citizen Album on the Horizon
Here we are at the conclusion of 2019 with a terrific year in the scene ready to be wrapped up for a highly anticipated 2019. I’ve been buzzing for this album all year. Which album, you ask? Nothing Left. If you didn’t know, this band is an elite tandem built of members from some of the scene’s legends, including For Today, A Bullet For Pretty … Continue reading Nothing Left Closes 2019 in Brutal Fashion
Looking deeper into The Wall, Pink Floyd’s monumental concept album that turns 40 in 2019. Continue reading Celebrating 40 Years of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
Warped Tour provided a platform for many bands to share their music with the world and establish themselves as artists, but it was also a place for sexual predators and band members who were accused of sexual assault, grooming and harassment to reside in. The consistent allegations over the final years of Warped is what made artists not want to participate in the tour at … Continue reading Warped Elitism: The Beloved Tour’s Toxicity
You may remember our previous article about Our Last Night’s album Let Light Overcome in February but that’s not all they had planned for 2019! They’re back now with a new album, Overcome the Darkness. These albums are a two-part record which I think is a very interesting idea. It has probably been done before but I cannot remember that happening anytime recently. Overcome the … Continue reading Overcome the Darkness with Our Last Night
What a Halloween! A band that played a big part of shaping my musical tastes is getting back together. I’m talking about none other than the legendary My Chemical Romance! MCR will be playing a reunion show at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles California on December 20. MCR had a sudden end in 2012 leaving fans in shock and while each of the … Continue reading Breaking News! MCR Is Back!
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your party playlist. Don’t force your guests into listening to Thriller on repeat for the evening and play these bone-chilling rock songs instead. 15. Remedy- Seether This song is not necessarily Halloween related, but it is just as sinister. Between the lyrics about death and the lead singer’s jagged vocals, Remedy is sure to … Continue reading 15 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist
2 days! That’s how long you have to wait for the new Norma Jean album All Hail. The album will be released everywhere October 25. The four singles that are out right now, “[Mind over Mind]”, “Safety Last”, “Landslide Defeater” and “/with_errors”, are as heavy hitting as ever. I didn’t expect anything less from the metalcore legends! Norma Jean are pioneers in the metalcore genre … Continue reading After this album all are going to hail Norma Jean!
In a highly anticipated release weekend, October’s first did not disappoint. Issues follows up Headspace with Beautiful Oblivion, a project that has either gained traction or been a swing and a miss with the fans. Kublai Khan TX builds off of the enormous campaign that was Nomad with Absolute. Plus, another new act has emerged on the scene and is loaded with potential. Read more … Continue reading Issues, Kublai Khan TX, & Just Like Heaven Kick Off October
Earlier this year, We Came As Romans announced that they were working on a new album. This would be their first since the death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year. While this album will have a different sound without Pavone, he will still play a big part in the music. “He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou (Cotton), our guitarist, a … Continue reading Get Ready For Some New We Came As Romans!
Atlanta’s own death metal up-and-comers Sustenance have obliterated the local death metal scene with their newest track, “Goddess”. The band recently announced the anticipated release of their album Olde Gods, which drops on October 11. Hype ensued this week when “Goddess” was announced via social media, leaving Atlanta locals on edge to hear what the local favorites had to offer. Let’s dive right into the … Continue reading Sustenance Torches ATL Death Scene with “Goddess”
The legendary Swedish rock band Ghost (formerly Ghost B.C. has returned! That’s right, the award-winning band has debuted new music after a vastly successful campaign with Prequelle. It’s hard to imagine Ghost doing anything different from what they do best, which makes Seven Inches of Satanic Panic that much better musically. Music fans were pleasantly surprised with the release last Friday, the 13th (what better … Continue reading Ghost Returns With Epic Release
Turnover has returned to the scene with two new singles and the announcement of their upcoming album, Altogether. Since their debut album, Magnolia in 2013, Turnover has been placed within the emo/pop punk genre, especially with their popular, Peripheral Vision. However, their 2017 release, Good Nature and their newest singles, “Plant Sugar” and “Much After Feeling” prove otherwise. Turnover is no longer the sad … Continue reading Turnover Returns to the Scene
There’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite band live on a hot summer night but, don’t let the changing seasons keep you from the upcoming tours. After doing some research, I found there are some killer shows coming up this fall! Some of my favorite artists, and maybe yours too, are even having part of their tours together so you’ll be able to get a … Continue reading Next Round In The Concert Cycle
It’s been a long day at work and you need that soundtrack to your workout that’s going to help you finish strong. Whether it’s a long day at the office or in the classroom, you need that edge to get you going for your workout in the evening or in the early hours. Lucky for you, there are three hardcore EPS out there that will … Continue reading 3 Hardcore EPs To Change Your Workouts
SharpTone Records officially announced Kingdom of Giants as a newly-signed artist on Thursday via Instagram. The six piece metalcore group was most recently signed with inVogue Records, where they released All the Hell You’ve Got to Spare. Notably, the California-based group received a vast amount of acclaim for the album and have often been referred to as “the future of metalcore”. Once again, SharpTone has managed … Continue reading SharpTone Announces Kingdom of Giants Alongside New Single
It was a delightful start to the day, with hardcore heavyweights Counterparts and Stray From The Path dropping brand new tracks. We were lucky enough to get some new Stray a few weeks back with “Fortune Teller”, a slamming single that lived up to all of the Stray hype. While Counterparts is wrapping up the Pure Noise Tour, they also dropped hints that new things … Continue reading Stray From The Path & Counterparts New Releases + PRIVATE ROOM 2.0
VANS Presents: The Loyal To The Craft Tour featuring Josh Manuel of ISSUES! Learn New Skills, Own Your Craft, Achieve Your Dreams, Launch Your Passion SJC Drums will be hitting the road September 6 – 14th and will be hosting a drum workshop with Josh Manuel of ISSUES, including a Q&A, meet & greet, and much more! Come hang out and get some FREE goodies … Continue reading Loyal To The Craft Interview with Josh Manuel of ISSUES
After a little bit of a break from releasing new music, metalcore band Scarlett O’Hara is back and better than ever. They released their second album Welcome Back to the Brodeo last August and are soon to go on tour promoting their new album. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Logan Burns (Guitar, Vocals, High screams, Keys/Strings) about their new album, some of … Continue reading Join the Brodeo with Scarlett O’Hara
After having a rocky last few years, metalcore band AS I LAY DYING has announced the release of their seventh studio album on Sept. 20, 2019. The new album will be titled Shaped By Fire, which is also the title of their new single that they just released a video for. This will be their first album since their lead singer, Tim Lambesis, was sentenced … Continue reading They Might Be Dying But, They’re Not Dead
Last Friday, I got the opportunity to interview Zach Schwochow, the drummer for Convictions, a Christian metalcore band that I’ve written about before. They are currently on the Bloodied/Unbowed Tour with Oh, Sleeper, Famous Last Words and Empty and I was able to get in a quick conversation before their set while they were at the Brooklyn, NY stop. Convictions consists of Michael Felker on … Continue reading Up Close And Personal With Convictions
Do you like metalcore? Of course you do, you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t! The summer is almost over but there’s still time for some big shows. We touched on this in a previous article about Oh, Sleeper but we didn’t go into too much detail. For the rest of summer, Oh, Sleeper, Convictions, Famous Last Words and Empty are on the … Continue reading Don’t miss the tour of the summer!
Let’s continue on with more spotlight on the hardcore scene. To launch this series of Bands on the Rise, it’s time to dig really deep into straight edge hardcore. Bands that embody the straight edge lifestyle always carry some really cool lyrical content, and Inclination of Louisville, KY is no exception. As frontman Tyler Short puts it, Inclination is a “very straight edge” band and … Continue reading Bands On The Rise: Inclination
Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this! At 12 a.m. next Friday, July 19, punk rock legends Green Day will be releasing a new track. This announcement was made yesterday on the Kerrang! Radio show “Breakfast with Sophie K.” We don’t know the name of the track but we will keep you updated as it is released. Last December, Green Day‘s singer and … Continue reading Don’t be the next American, or wherever you live, Idiot
The latest review on “F.I.N.E.” from Too Close To Touch. Plus, major announcements from Lacuna Coil, Ghost, and our podcast development team! Continue reading Too Close To Touch and Lacuna Coil Headline New Releases + Announcements