Thursday, March 29, 2012

BIOHAZARD – To Return To Europe For Summer Festivals

After devastating stages internationally including the renowned Persistence tour around Europe as well as the Soundwave festival in Australia, New York hardcore legends BIOHAZARD have announced their return to Europe for a run of summer festivals!

THE ALLIGATORS "Time's Up, You're Dead" out now

Here a short press release from B9 records about the THE ALLIGATORS debut through Peabody, MA based label.

We are so excited that Time's Up, You're Dead from The Alligators is finally available! We're all huge fans of the members' current and past bands (um, hello Agnostic Front and Insted) and it's been an absolute pleasure to work with them on this release.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ON STAGE page up now

Hey we have a new feature up.
Looking for shows in your area? go and check out our ON STAGE page now!


Monday, March 26, 2012


Here the latest videos from two hot Italian bands. One from Melodic hardcorers WHALES ISLAND, from Palermo, who have a 7"  "Chronicles of pretenders"  out now and another from Roma's oldschoolers PAYBACK who released their sixth album "Usque Ad Finem" through Indelirium records -the review of the album went up last saturday so go and check that out too.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

WAR OF AGES "Reedemer" Lyric video

A lyric video is up now for the new War Of Ages song "Redeemer", from their upcoming album "Return To Life", out April 24.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Salad Days - The documentary

I've missed the teaser no#1 but what I watched here looks killer. Can't wait for watching the full documentary on the 80's Washington DC hardcore punk scene.

New reviews up

The review post is still the most read but it's about time to give you the chance to read our opinion on some new stuff which was still getting dust on our desks. Here you go PAYBACK, CRITICAL POINT, XCURRAHEEX. Have fun...

PAYBACK Usque Ad Finem (CD) 

Despite being out of hand for bigger hardcore bands touring Europe, Roma has always boasted a lively hardcore punk scene that it's really a big influence on foreigners perception of what today made in Italy HC is made of.

Friday, March 23, 2012

B9 & TERROR Announce Retrospective Live CD/DVD/LP Release "No Regrets, No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days", Available April 24th

No Regrets, No Shame: The Bridge Nine Days release captures modern hardcore band TERROR in their beginning stages with never-before-seen interviews and performances from one of their most popular albums, Lowest of the Low. Filmed back in January of 2003, TERROR performed at the Showcase Theater in Corona, CA and the footage was captured by then-new filmmaker Ian McFarland (now of the established Killswitch Productions).

Hot new bands page updated

Hey, we have a new band up. Orebro's punk rockers SUBWASTE. Go and check it out now!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

STRIFE Italian gig cancelled and updates on their Euro tour schedule

Some of you may have gotten this news straight off facebook but LA hardcore powerhouse STRIFE postponed their forthcoming European tour.
In Italy the guys were booked to play at Leonkavallo on 20 June but the date has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AS I LAY DYING to return to European stages in June! Recording new album in April!

AS I LAY DYING ended 2011, the year of their tenth anniversary as a band, with an extremely successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US.

AS I LAY DYING are currently writing their fifth album and are preparing to enter the studio this April.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dutch hardcore-punk veterans TECH 9 join GSR music

Here the official word from GSR HQ:

"Yes. It's a fact; Tech 9 just signed a deal for their brand new record with GSR Music.
"Bite the Bullet", featuring 14 brand new tracks and one cover, will be released late September 2012. An exact store date for the CD, limited LP and Digital will be announced in April"


Reunited GOOD RIDDANCE to play shows in Europe

After announcing their decision to reunite to play some shows, Santa Cruz punk-hardcore legend, GOOD RIDDANCE are confirmed to play some fastivals in Europe as well.
Below the dates already confirmed:

04/29/12 Meerhout, Belgium Groezrock Festival
08/02/12 Viveiro, Spain Resurrections Festival
08/03/12 Viveiro, Spain Resurrections Festival

Saturday, March 17, 2012

KYLESA – A kaleidoscopic trip into heavy music

Right outta the deep south of USA, Savannah, Georgia, comes this combo which I have to say isn't yet so known in Italy but who has been growing a solid fanbase in Europe thanks to many tours and summer festival appearances the five-some lined-up during their long career since band's inception in 2001.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Facedown records is very excited to announce the title and release date for the new War of Ages album, "Return To Life". The fifth record for Pennsylvania based Christian metalcorers.

"Return To Life" was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios (Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed), and is the band's finest accomplishment to date. Releasing on April 24, "Return To Life" features some of War of Ages' most personal material, and continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous.

Final Prayer release new album "I Am Not Afraid" in May 2012 on Let it Burn Records

European Hardcore's pack leader FINAL PRAYER will release their new album "I Am Not Afraid" on Let it Burn Records on May 25, 2012.

Chris (Let it Burn CEO) comments: "I am absolutely stoked to have Final Prayer officially back on Let it Burn Records. Infact they never really 'left' the label. Both the cooperation and the friendship easily outlasted their short 'excursion' in 2009. Since releasing the band's debut album in 2006 I had known that Let it Burn Records and Final Prayer is a perfect match and I am tremendously looking forward to releasing and promoting the band's new album which is spinning on my computer in this very moment."

Final Prayer about reuniting with Let it Burn Records: "After some very busy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Italian hardcore stallions STRENGTH APPROACH return with a new release out through GSR music on CD format and on DRA vinyl.
Here the official press-word:
"Looking back at the 15 years of Strength Approach's history, it's clear the band couldn't choose a better title than "With Or Without You" for its new full length coming out this spring on DRA entertainment in Europe. With countless tours all over Europe, USA, Japan and Australia, sharing stages with bands such as Cro-Mags, H2O, Sick Of It All and Madball among others, several EPs and full-lengths, there's no doubt the band lives and breathes hardcore. This release is in fact the proof the band has crushed all odds faced during the years, are here to stay and have settled themselves as a true legend of Italian hardcore, succeeding in their goal when they joined forces: to bring some freshness into a stagnant local hardcore scene and spread their music all over the globe. Since 1996 and throughout the years to follow, the band has never slowed down and in 2012 they're willing to step their game to a brand new level, with a revisited line-up and a much more aggressive sound. "With Or Without You" will be a new chapter in the band history.
Keep your eyes open and support the real hardcore..."

And catch 'em on one of the final dates of the MAZINE REBELLION TOUR with MADBALL, H2O, DEEZ NUTS, FIRST BLOOD and DEVIL IN ME:

13.03. Lindau - Club Vaudeville (Germany)
14.03. Prague - Meet Factory (Czech Republic)
15.03. Leipzig - Conne Island (Germany)
16.03. Antwerp - Trix Zaal (Belgium)
17.03. Essen - Weststadt Halle (Germany)
18.03. Paris - La Machine (France)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A THEORY OF JUSTICE - Lodi hardcore

Lodi, North Italy isn't a town much known for its musical scene, be this due to the relative closeness to a bigger city like Milan with its tons of clubs, squats or to Lodi's posh-wanna be rich feel in the air of town's downtown but this environment doesn't stop some young people to claim their spaces and try and build in a D.I.Y. way something alternative to the usual dull pub-disco routine. A THORY OF JUSTICE hails from Lodi and is a modern hardcore combo made up by a bunch young and passionate friends that released their debut full-length effort “Athena” last November.

Friday, March 9, 2012

WISDOM IN CHAINS new clip will premiere on 21 March

WISDOM IN CHAINS annouces that on 21 March they will premiere the clip of the song "Ghost Of A Buddy" taken off their latest effort "The Missing Links", their 4th record, out through I Scream records later this month.

A short teaser is up at their youtube channel

You can also check out a new song through


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cock Sparrer / Rancid split 7"

S.Francisco based Pirates Press records will be releasing an exclusive 7" wax to celebrate the 20th and 40th anniversaries of these two famed bands.
The label announces that the vinyl will be available only at two San Francisco shows on 23 and 24 March @ Warfield. Only 1000pcs available in red wax so if you're there go and check out the show and grab your copy. At the moment it's not clear whether the bands will play shows in Europe. Stay tuned that we'll let you know in case this happens.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WHALES ISLAND's new video up this week!

Wondering what a bunch of southern Italy dudes do in the snow? Go and check out the video teaser of "Opening Words" off "The Cronicle Of Pretenders" -latest 7" out for the Palermo based melodicore combo WHALES ISLAND.

Here the link to watch the teaser now:

pic by Stefano Marotta Photographer

Saturday, March 3, 2012

H2O Euro Tour w/ Madball Starts Next Week!

H2O will be heading out to Europe next week supporting Madball for a week and a half of dates alongside Deez Nuts. 

Get ready to hear H2O songs new & old - including some covers off of Don't Forget Your Roots!

H2O w/ Madball, Deez Nuts
07/03 Netherlands Hengelo @ Metropol
08/03 Germany Hamburg @ Knust
09/03 Germany Berlin @ SO36
10/03 Austria Wien @ Arena
11/03 Germany München @ Backstage
12/03 Switzerland Solothun @ Kofmehl
13/03 Germany Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
14/03 Czech Republic Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
15/03 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
16/03 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
17/03 Germany Essen @ Weststadt Halle
18/03 France Paris @ La Machine

Friday, March 2, 2012


It's now available on bandcamp the brand new EP by Upward called Pushed Aside. We decided to put it on free download from now, but later this month we'll release also a tape version. Wolfpack Records and Stick Together Records are going to print them soon, in time for our mini tour from March 22nd to the 25th (MORE NEWS ABOUT IT SOON).
Take a listen and download it here

È finalmente disponibile per intero su bandcamp il nuovo EP degli Upward intitolato Pushed Aside. Abbiamo deciso di metterlo fin da subito scaricabile, ma più tardi, questo mese, sarà possibile anche acquistarlo in formato cassetta. Wolfpack Records e Stick Together Records infatti le stamperanno a brevissimo, anche in vista del nostro mini tour dal 22 al 25 Marzo (PRESTO NUOVE NEWS A RIGUARDO)

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