Thursday, June 26, 2014


X-STATE RIDE Self Titled (CD)

by marcs77

You look at the cover artwork, inner photos (picturing views of NYC) and listen to the fast angry punk hardcore contaminated with ample doses of fine melody and metal prowess and perhaps find yourself thinking X-STATE RIDE is a band hailing from the U.S.A. How could you be more wrong?
X-STATE RIDE is a 100% Italian outfit, around since 2001 and with other two lengthy works under their belt, and with this third self-titled outing they're back to prove, if necessary, that the lesson of the likes of Propagandhi, Strung Out, Belvedere or RKL taught to the hardcore punk scene won't be easily watered down, and particularly that burning need to speak out and take a socio-political stand the Canadians never hold them back to make it a staple of their delivery.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DOMINATION joins Innerstrength records

This one is about the latest act that joined the Innerstrength records ranks...

Innerstrength Records is pleased to announce the addition of San Jose, CA based DOMINATION for the release of "Bonded by Misery".
Forming in 2010 the band has completed several tours of the US with the likes of No Zodiac, Lionheart, Havenside, CDC, Merauder and others. They also did a tour of Japan with Loyal To The Grave.

The band has a previous release "Realty is Hell" on West Coast Worldwide Records. They have completed work on "Bonded by Misery" and are set to record at Castle Ultimate for a October release.

Domination comments on this achievement: so we would like to announce that we have joined the Innerstrength Records family! We will be releasing our new EP, "Bonded By Misery" with them in October of this year. We are excited to be a part of a label with such talented bands and some of our friends. Lots of new things are in the works! DHC 2014

A demo track "Poisoned Minds" is available here Domination - "Poisoned Minds" *NEW SONG*

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

REWARD's 'Painted Desperation' EP out now on Mutant League Records; Band Premiering New Video

You'll never feel too old to listen to some sounds...

Philly punk/emo rock outfit REWARD released their new
EP "Painted Desperation" today via Chicago-based Mutant League Records.

The band's new music video for the track "Hooked" (the closing track of the 5-song EP) is also premiering today. 

The video was was directed by Dan Centrone (Balance and Composure, Mayday Parade) and can be viewed here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ONLY CRIME are back to Europe to tour "Persuance"

"Persuance" is the title of the new full-length album ONLY CRIME released last May via Rise records.
The band featuring Good Riddance singer Russ Rankin, Bane guitarist Aaron Dalbec and drummer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, All, Black Flag) has taken some seven years to get the follow up to their previous effort "Virulence" see the light of the day and now announces that they will be touring Europe on this record in July sharing the stage with Austria's Astpai.
So it's just a matter of days and you guys'll get your chance to catch them up on stage.

The tours kicks off on July the 6th in Scotland to end in Poland on 20th July 2014.

Follows the list of the dates confirmed:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

MISERY SIGNALS Malice X, 10 year anniversary tour feat. original line-up

A piece of news USA's MISERY SIGNALS followers will be happy to file under the "good news" folder. It's still unknown whether the pioneers of the more angular, complex yet melodic metalcore will be following up the US tour with an Euro stint. Let's keep fingers crossed...

Milwaukee metal band Misery Signals created quite a frenzy last week when they announced via social media that they would be hitting the road with their original line-up to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut album Of Malice and The Magnum Heart.

Watch the Tour Teaser Video here:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

DESOLATED sign with Siege Of Amida / Century Media Records

UK hardcore heavyweights DESOLATED have inked a multiple album deal with Siege Of Amida / Century
Media Records for the world excluding the USA.

The band’s official statement for the signing went as follows:

'It's rad to have a label that actually understands what we want to do when it comes to our next record; I like the people that run it and support what they are doing. Our new record will be out next year via Century/Siege and it will be the heaviest record we have ever done. Peace and love' Richy - Desolated

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THOSE WHO FEAR new album "Death Sentence" out on June 24, 2014

Facedown records' bruisers THOSE WHO FEAR will be dropping their sophomore full-length record "Death Sentence" in a few days, on June the 24th.
The new album follows-up to last year's "Unholy Anger" and Facedown press dudes introduce it with the following words:

Those Who Fear are back with their sophomore album “Death Sentence”, and the follow-up to 2013’s “Unholy Anger” is more furious than ever. After exploring the darker side of faith and ideology on their debut full length, Those Who Fear have allowed themselves to give voice to weighty personal and societal issues on “Death Sentence”. The new album bursts forth with a more aggressive interpretation of the east coast hardcore sound we’ve come to expect from TWF, while offering a new musical range thanks to the addition of new drummer Jacob Wilder and the return of engineer Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome.

Watch here the lyric video for the song "Bruised"

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mask The Wretch is now part of the Autumn + Colour family, LP out on June 24, 2014

Autumn + Colour recently announced the signing of Atlanta, Georgia based metallic hardcore mob MASK THE WRETCH...

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Mask The Wretch is now part of the Autumn + Colour family. The band is bringing quality music to promote self respect, strength, loyalty, heart and passion. The music scene could use a little more of this! Their brand of metal/hardcore is unique. The Atlanta band is setting the bar higher for others to follow after. We will be releasing their full-length called ‘Age of Deception’ on June 24, 2014.

Listen to the the first self-titled single from the release, this is only a taste of what’s to come...

TRUE LIE signs to To React Records

To React records recently signed modern metal TRUE LIE from Foligno, Italy who have their debut full-
length album out for digital download on June 22 and phisically on June 30, 2014.
The album is entitled "A The First Glare Of A Colder Sky" and will be featuring 8 tracks.
The foursome already completed the shooting of a video clip for the song "As the Dawn Broke" that will be up soon at and

The band commented on their signing and the forthcoming album:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

REMOVER is the newest addition to the Indelirium rec. family

Indelirium records has recently announced what their latest addition to their lively, evergrowing and varied
roster is.
The five-some band named themselves REMOVER and are from Milano, Italy.
Indelirium instroduces them as follows:

As they say, “If it’s too loud, you’re too old…” that could be why Remover, a group of international veterans in the punk/hardcore/rock scene, keeps singing hard with the volume all the way up.
For fans of a 90′s sound reaching back to the basics.
The entire Remover line up has been playing show’s since the 90′s in acts such as but not limited to: A Faded Glory, Detroit, For I Am Blind.

Listen her to this youtube audio clip for the demo version of the song "Steal The Weaves"

Sunday, June 8, 2014

WOLVES AT THE GATES to release new record on June the 10th 2014

A bit of news from Solid State records camp and a new release out in couple of days...

WOLVES AT THE GATE returns, preparing to release their sophomore effort "VxV" (pronounced "Five by Five") on June 10th, 2014.
"VxV" features innovative songwriting that Wolves At The Gate fans have come to expect, complete with searing guitars and soaring vocals from the Ohio-based post-hardcore outfit. VxV was produced and mixed by Will Putney (For Today, Chiodos, Like Moths to Flames) at the Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ, The band will be touring throughout the summer and fall in support of "VxV", hitting summer festivals along the way.

"VxV really came together in an unexpected way" says singer and guitarist Steve Cobucci.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

LAG WAGON are in the studio recording the new album

During an interview we did in the Summer 2012 San Francisco's skate-melodic-punk icons LAG WAGON left us stating, among the laughs, that whether the world was not gonna end in December 21th that year (remember the Mayan prophecy, right?) there would be a new album coming out in 2013.
Well, the World didn't end and 2013 drew to a close too but beside some rumours circulating the net and interviews statements the thing has remained on a  "work-in-progress" mode, nothing more.
But if you go  check out these days Lag Wagon official fb page you'll learn the five-piece finished with the writing of the material and is currently holed up in the Blasting Room Ft. Collins, CO studio with the duo Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at the helm.

Friday, June 6, 2014

FOUR YEAR STRONG premiere new song off "Go Down In History"

A new release from Pure Noise records camp...

Revered melodic-hardcore four-piece Four Year Strong is preparing to takeover the mainstage at Vans Warped Tour this summer, and in anticipation the band has surprised fans today with a new track called “Tread Lightly” from their upcoming EP, Go Down In History, which is due out on July 22nd via Pure Noise Records.

“Tread Lightly” is currently streaming at