Posts Tagged ‘Hardcore’


Blessthefall were another great band to check out on the Moving On Tour. This was the first time for us catching them perform live and they were incredible. The crowd at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco were definitely ready to heavy it up by the time Blessthefall hit the stage. From the second they hit the stage, the intense wave of crowd surfers began. It was like a sea of legs in the air and sweat flying across the venue.

They kicked ass and I am already looking forward to the next time they return to San Francisco.  The energy these guys bring out is unreal and they had the crowd under their spell. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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You can catch Blessthefall out on the remaining dates of The Moving On Tour.

  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s

Make sure to pick up their latest album, Hollow Bodies on iTunes and check out the video for the title track here:

Visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Cruel Hand have just a few more dates remaining out on tour with Real Friends, Neck Deep and Have Mercy which should wrap up on November 29th in Cleveland, Ohio.  Cruel Hand have just announced dates for their headline tour set to start on January 6th, 2015 in Montreal.  The tour will feature Angel Dust and The Beautiful Ones as support. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday at noon PST. Check the tour dates below:

  • 1/6/15 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
  • 1/7/15 Toronto, ON @ Parts And Labour
  • 1/8/15 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
  • 1/9/15 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
  • 1/10/15 Chicago, Il @ Beat Kitchen
  • 1/11/15 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
  • 1/12/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
  • 1/13/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 1/15/15 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
  • 1/16/15 Eugene, OR @ Boreal
  • 1/17/15 Oakland, CA @ Metro Sideroom w/ Chains
  • 1/18/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Chains
  • 1/19/15 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground w/ Chains
  • 1/20/15 El Paso, TX @ Electric Banana
  • 1/21/15 Dallas, TX @ The Door Sidestage
  • 1/22/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7
  • 1/23/15 Houston, TX @ Walters
  • 1/24/15 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • 1/25/15 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar w/ Frameworks
  • 1/26/15 Lake Worth, FL @ Propagandha w/ Frameworks
  • 1/27/15 Tampa, Fl @ Epic Problem w/ Frameworks
  • 1/28/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 1/29/15 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • 1/30/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
  • 1/31/15 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Early Show)
  • 1/31/15 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall (Late Show)

Check out their video for Monument Square People here:

The song is feature off their latest album, The Negatives which was released in September through Hopeless Records. You can purchase the album on iTunes here:   or through MerchNow here:

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Post hardcore band Polar have released their music video for Bloodlines. “Bloodlines’ really means a lot to me,” proclaims vocalist Adam “Woody” Woodford. “Lyrically, it comes from a hard time for me and my family. I won’t name names, but it turns out that one of the family members was stealing from another and then they became very hostile towards my side of the family and that’s where the line ‘living with a death wish’ comes from. On a more positive note, it’s one of my favourite tunes to play live, so come down and party with us on the BWP tour in December – we can’t wait!” Check out the video here: 

The song is off their North American debut album, Shadowed By Vultures. Polar are currently out on tour in Europe with Close Your Eyes. Check the dates below and see if you are able to make it out to one of their shows.

11/10  Prague, CZ – Chapeau Rouge*
11/11  Wroclaw, PL – Ciemna Strona Miasta*
11/12  Dessau, DE – Beat Club*
11/14  Chemnitz, DE – AJZ Talschock*
11/15         Saarbrucken, DE – The Garage*
11/16         Goes, NL – Cafe de Pompe*
12/15         Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach %
12/16   Norwich, UK – Epic Studios %
12/17   London, UK – Borderline %
12/18   Sheffield, UK – Corporation %
12/19         Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks %
12/20   Manchester, UK – Sound Control %
12/21   Southampton, UK – Joiners %
*  w/ Close Your Eyes
% w/ Brutality Will Prevail

Make sure to visit t heir social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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Earlier this week we braved the 3+ hour traffic to Sacramento and did get there in time to catch Palisades hit the stage at the Assembly Music Hall. This was our first time at the new Assembly, but it was great to see that it is under the same ownership/management as our fave Sacramento stop, Ace of Spades. The staff was exceptional and the venue set up is ideal for a crowd to feel the energy from the stage.

Palisades definitely delivered on the energy! They got the crowd engaged and ready to rage. The intimate atmosphere really allowed for the crowd to feed off the artist’s vibe. There was no one left standing still when Palisades took the stage. Their music brings the perfect fusion of EDM and Post-hardcore an inviting style that appealed to all. One drawback is the extremely dark venue and the little to no lighting which even at 6400 iso, it was tough to catch any good shots. Check out the photos from their set:

Palisades have a couple more dates on the Not Your American Idols Tour as well as many more dates. Check the list below:

Oct. 24 EL Corazon Seattle, WA
Oct 25 The Shredder Boise, ID
Oct 26 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 27 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 29 The End Nashville, TN
Oct 30 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Oct 31 The Pike Room Pontiac, MI
Nov 01 Mojoes Joliet, IL
Nov 02 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Nov 03 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 03 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Dec 04 Nelligan Hall Louisville, KY
Dec 05 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 06 California Brew Haus Rochester, NY
Dec 07 Heirloom Arts Theatre Danbury, CT
Dec 08 Stanhope House Stanhope, NJ
Dec 09 The Shop at Newgrounds York, PA
Dec 11 Club Absinthe Hamilton, Canada
Dec 13 The Kalkaska Kalkaska, MI


You can pick up their current release Outcasts which was released last year. They are also featured on the Punk Goes Pop Vol 6 which their cover of Pharrell William’s Happy. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Tuesday night we made our way to Sacramento to cover the Not Your American Idols Tour in Sacramento at the Assembly Music Hall. The crowd was ready and the bands definitely were there to deliver incredible sets. Youth In Revolt from New Jersey was one of the bands that I was looking forward to catching live. They were awesome with energy that filled the stage and poured into the crowd. They delivered an intense dose of hardcore to the Sacramento crowd. You couldn’t keep yourself contained as you would get amped watching the fierce jumping of the bassist and guitarists. Every member of the band holds an incredible stage presence and they got the crowd off their feet and captivated them from start to finish. Definitely one of the stand out bands of the night and I am already looking forward to seeing them again! Check out the photos from Rockin Ryan of their set:

There are still several dates left on the tour and if you can, make sure to see them.

10/23 – Portland, OR – Branx
10/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/25 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/27 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/29 – Nashville, TN – The End
10/30 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
10/31 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
11/01 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/02 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Youth in Revolt are also featured on Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 with their cover of Lourde’s Royals. You can also pick up their new EP, Love is a Liar’s Game on iTunes here. With tracks like There For You and When It’s Over, your ears will thank me!  Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Band Members:

  • True Arahill: Vocals    @itsTrueA
  • Kenny Torres: Vocals/Bass    @Kennyinrevolt
  • George Shrouder: Guitar   @gshroud
  • Alex Ramos: Guitar  @Alexyir
  • Scott Baker: Drums  @scotty_revolt

heart of a coward

Are you ready to take a bit heavier tonight? Well, here you go! Check out this great new music video by Heart of a Coward for their song, Distance. The song features a guest appearance of SIKTH vocalist Justin Hill and it does a great job of bringing their melodic vocals fused with their heavy sound. It is a fierce track that will fuel you with adrenaline. Check it out here:

Jamie Graham (vocals) on the song and video: We’ve been really excited to reveal this video, especially with the Sikth tour coming up and having Justin as a part of the video too! It’s by far the most melodic on our record so something a little different...”  Heart of a Coward are just about finished up with a tour with ATTILA and will be setting right out on a UK tour supporting SIKTH. Check the dates below:

  • 29.10.2014 (UK) Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
  • 30.10.2014 (UK) Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
  • 31.10.2014 (UK) Plymouth – White Rabbit
  • 01.11.2014 (UK) Bristol – Fleece
  • 03.11.2014 (UK) Liverpool – Academy
  • 04.11.2014 (UK) Leeds – Cockpit
  • 05.11.2014 (UK) Glasgow – Garage
  • 07.11.2014 (UK) Newcastle – Academy 2
  • 08.11.2014 (UK) Manchester – Academy 2
  • 09.11.2014 (UK) Birmingham – Academy 2
  • 10.11.2014 (UK) Norwich – Waterfront
  • 11.11.2014 (UK) Brighton – Concorde 2
  • 12.11.2014 (UK) London – Koko

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Memphis May Fire have been quite busy touring in support of their new album, Unconditional. There is no stopping these guys and we are glad to see them coming to perform at this year’s Aftershock Festival. One thing is for sure, get ready for an incredible set. Memphis May Fire are adrenaline fueled and when they hit the stage, they bring it at a 150%. Vocalist, Matty Mullins completely takes control of the crowd and has everyone engaged from the start. These guys have great stage presence and it will be awesome to see them take over at Aftershock.

Band Members: 

  • Matty Mullins: Vocals
  • Kellen McGregor: Lead Guitar
  • Jake Garland: Drums
  • Anthony Sepe: Guitar
  • Cory Elder: Bass

Current Music: Unconditional out on Rise Records and available on iTunes here:

Song to Check Out: Beneath the Skin off Unconditional and another favorite is Alive In The Lights off Challenger

Video to check out: Beneath The Skin 

If you aren’t able to make it out to Aftershock, make sure you catch Memphis May Fire as they set out on their fall tour co-headlining with Yellowcard and Emarosa as support. The tour is set to kick off on October 16th and finish up on November 16th in San Francisco. YES! You know where Music Junkie Press will be on November 16th!

We’ve recently become great friends with the guys in Yellowcard and mutually decided to give our fans the opportunity to experience a tour like no other this Fall.”, said Matty Mullins. “Too many bands tour within a singular genre with similar sounding peers, which doesn’t offer much excitement. Our collective decision with Yellowcard to diversify and break this mold has us more excited than we’ve ever been to hit the road and share the love with all the fans. See you in October/November!



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VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; a VIP commemorative guest laminate, and more. As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military through AFTERSHOCK partner GovX. For full details about all tickets, military ticket discounts, hotel and VIP packages, visit

We hope we will be seeing you at this year’s Aftershock Festival. So stay tuned for another band we will be featuring tomorrow so you can get yourself prepped for a hell of a festival this year! Make sure to stay tuned for our complete Aftershock Festival coverage.

~ Crank it up loud, Marisol

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Band Members Twitter: 

Matty Mullins: @mattymullins
Kellen McGregor: @mmfkellen
Jake Garland: @jake_garland
Anthony Sepe: @ant_sepe
Cory Elder: @mmfcory

Last Friday when we made it out to the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, we were treated to many great bands, Breakaway Patriot, Pushing the Sun, Approaching Fiction and now the spotlight is on Petaluma band, When Earth Awakes. It was great to see that the headlining band was from Petaluma. These guys came out and gave their 150% energy, regardless of the size of the crowd, these guys were their to deliver an incredible set.

Their music brings a spotlight on this local band as a great blend of hardcore/metalcore. One of the highlights of their set was when they performed an amazing cover of One Republic’s Counting Stars. Talk about a band taking a cover and truly making their own, that is exactly what these guys do. Check out the video here:

They may be fairly new, but they are definitely one band to take notice and watch them as they embark on the rise through their musical journey. We picked up their EP at the show and it is stellar. With heavy tracks like The Human Condition and Destroy & Rebuild, you will find yourself being infected with the energy and truly awaken your senses. You can pick up the EP on their merch webstore here:

Check out photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:


When Earth Awakes is:

  • David Forster
  • Jonathan James
  • Brad Green
  • Bobby Gibbs

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. If you are in the Bay Area, make sure to keep your eyes open for more shows, you don’t want to miss them. I will try and post a video of them performing Destroy & Rebuild so stay tuned!

~ Marisol

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Metal hardcore band, Sirens & Sailors from New York are currently out on tour in Europe with To Kill Achilles and Archetype, and have endured a break in of their tour van. For any touring band, being away from home and having this happen is devastating. Now imagine it happening in another country, so far from home! Please read their recent post on their Facebook page and see how you can help:

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Ladies and Gentlemen, if you would be so kind as to please take the time to read this, it could make a gigantic difference in our lives today.

It is every bands nightmare to come back to their van and see that it has been broken into and robbed, and today that nightmare has become reality for us. To add to it, we are overseas in completely foreign territory feeling more helpless than ever.

Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our dream come true has become the exact opposite.

We have always been against starting a kick starter or any sort of band funding besides playing shows and selling merch, like any touring band should earn their keep. We have done it successfully for years now, but today we have no choice, and no other option.

If you would like to help us in any sort of way, whether it’s something as easy as sharing this post so others can see it, or if you would like to donate to help us in any amount you can, here is our PayPal information to do so:

PayPal account:

Please click “Friends & Family” so you do not get taxed for your donation.

There are really no words to describe what we are feeling at this moment, and we are so grateful for all of you and the support you have given us throughout the years. Thank you.


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We have sent over a donation to assist them with them and hope you can too, or maybe share the post or this article so it may reach others who can help. It such a horrible feeling to have been robbed, it is not only a feeling of being violated when it is your personal property like licenses, ids, etc but you feel helpless and at a complete loss. We hope and know that this strong band will rise above this and I trust that all of us and their fans can help them through this challenging time.

We have been looking forward to seeing Sirens & Sailors in October when they make a stop in Sacramento at The Assembly on October 24th with Beartooth. You can visit their Facebook page for a list of upcoming tour dates. Check out the video for their song, The Chosen One:

If you don’t already have it pick up their Skeletons CD on iTunes here or through their merch site here. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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US Tour Dates:

10/03 Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
10/05 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Upstairs)
10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
10/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
10/11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
10/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/15 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/17 Houston, TX – Walters
10/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/19 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/21 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
10/22 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
10/23 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/24 Sacramento, CA – Assembly Music Hall
10/26 Murray, UT – Murray Theater
10/28 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
10/30 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/31 Columbus, OH – The Basement


Black Tongue are known for their heavy dark deathcore style and they have just released their video for Eclipse to give you another dose of heavy! Check out the video for Eclipse here:

They are gearing up for the release of their new album Born Hanged : Falsifier [Redux] which features fully remixed and remastered, re-ordered and with brand new artwork of Falsifier and Born Hanged. Check out the track listing:

  • 1. Eclipse
  • 2. Fauxhammer
  • 3. Purgatory
  • 4. Voices
  • 5. Foreshadow
  • 6. Waste
  • 7. Ire Upon The Earth
  • 8. Interlude
  • 9. Falsifier
  • 10. Blight
  • 11. Coma (ft. Matt Jones)
  • 12. H.C.H.C.
  • 13. A Pale Procession
  • 14. Wasted [Dellux Remix] 


Black Tongue will be heading out on a UK Tour with Suicide Silence this winter and are set to release a full length debut album in the spring of 2015. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol