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With their debut album Congregation, Witch Fever conjure “power in rage and power in self”

Witch Fever are only just igniting. The band break down their new debut album Congregation and their goal to empower others along the way.

Comeback Kid release seventh full-length ‘Heavy Steps’—listen

Comeback Kid have released their long-awaited seventh studio album, Heavy Steps. The album is out via Nuclear Blast Records.  Heavy Steps is the band’s first release in nearly five years since their 2017 record Outsider. It finds the band treading into heavier ground sonically and upping the production value, all while retaining their signature brand […]

23 Canadian bands Silverstein's Shane Told knows will keep the scene alive

If we had to pick one band from Canada keeping the scene alive, it would have to be Silverstein. No question. The post-hardcore band show no signs of slowing down after 10 albums over the course of two full decades and have influenced countless other people to start a career in music. Here’s to 20 […]

Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and more will perform for this virtual festival

Following 2020’s cancellation due to coronavirus, 2000trees is already planning for its massive 2021 festival. In the meantime, the U.K.-based festival has found a new way to bring live music to fans. This week, 2000trees announced it is launching the virtual festival 2000screens. Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and Enter Shikari are the festival’s headliners. Alongside […]

18 hardcore and metalcore bands you probably forgot from the 2000s

Hardcore and metalcore have dominated the heavy music scene throughout many eras, from the early 2000s to the 2010s and even today. The early 2000s saw the boom of the new wave of American heavy metal and the emergence of metalcore as the primary subgenre to watch. However, hardcore bands were still laying down hard […]

Top 10 Southern hardcore bands to give a little attitude to your playlist

Hardcore bands mixing elements of rock ’n’ roll is an interesting take for the genre, but it’s clearly working for many of them as evidenced through the Southern hardcore scene. No, these bands don’t all hail from the Southern states, but by bringing in the slick and gritty elements of these rock acts, they’re injecting […]

50 rising Canadian bands by province to keep on your radar

Canada’s music scene is spread far and wide, but there are a ton of hidden gems throughout the country. From the rainy mountains of British Columbia to the far reaches of the East Coast Atlantic provinces, Canadian musicians are proving their worth while constantly being overshadowed.  Here are 50 up-and-coming Canadian bands who are showing […]

10 bands who called it quits far too early in their career

With band breakups, it isn’t always clear how influential they are or how much potential they had. Discovering a group after they’ve already broken up is often heartbreaking because you know now how great they are, but at the time, they may not have been getting enough recognition, or outside circumstances led to their disbandment.  […]

Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier cranks with bass artist Snails—watch

It’s big and loud, and you can throw shapes or your beaten body against the barricade to it. Get your temples pulsing with “Crank Bass,” the debut collaboration of bass artist SNAILS and special guest Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats. SNAILS—the moniker of Quebec DJ Frederik Durand—has been making the decks as sick and ugly […]

11 musicians reminisce about playing their first live gig

After forming a band, jamming regularly and writing songs, there comes a point when the group have to take the plunge and perform in front of a captive audience. We let members of the Bronx, Grayscale, Palaye Royale, Cancer Bats, Marmozets, Parkway Drive, Municipal Waste, Deez Nuts, PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and the […]

Slam Dunk announces third wave of bands for 2019

Slam Dunk is announcing the third wave of bands for the 2019 edition of the festival. Ten more acts who will be playing the Slam Dunk stage this May have been announced. Check out what the lineup looks like so far. Read more: 12 artists share their “ten year challenge” transformations Slam Dunk is set to make […]

14 musicians choose their favorite Disney character

You’d have to have a heart made of stone to not at least feel some mild nostalgia for Disney movies. From the classics to Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar—there are plenty of films to choose from featuring some of the most unique characters imaginable. Read more: We asked members of Cancer Bats, Frank Carter And The […]

The Wrecks announce tour and other news you might have missed today

Watch a new music video from Blood Youth—plus, don’t miss Cancer Bats on tour. Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read more: twenty one pilots announce “A Complete Diversion” one-off show The Wrecks announce headlining tour Announcing the Panic Vertigo Tour with  @Badflower & @dealcasino_. We’re very excited for this one. […]

11 vocalists spill the tea about forgetting lyrics onstage

There are songs that we know every single lyric to and can recite at any given moment. But sometimes, even the people who wrote the lyrics–or at least sing them nightly on tour–can have a total and utter mind blank while performing them live in front of a captive audience. Talk about an anxiety dream come […]

15 artists tell us about the totally epic soundtrack to their youth

Being a teenager can be the most uncomfortable stage of our lives—physically and socially at least. Most of us remember our youth more vividly than we’d care to, especially when we’re in a store, restaurant or venue and that song comes on. You know that one track in particular or maybe anything off a certain record […]

14 musicians reveal their spirit animal

Originally, the concept of having a spirit animal was derived from the Native Americans. It’s basically a breed of animal that you feel embodies your personality or perhaps one that you can relate to on a spiritual level. We asked members of Palaye Royale, Deez Nuts, While She Sleeps, Milk Teeth, Frank Carter & The […]

8 incredible rock covers of hip-hop songs

We all love a good cover song—when it’s done right. Come correct or don’t come at all, as they say. So when an artist steps out of their comfort zone by embracing a different genre entirely and then absolutely smashes it, they deserve our utmost respect. Here are eight of the best rock versions of hip-hop […]

5 TV characters who rocked

Peyton Sawyer – One Tree Hill “Every song ends, but is that any reason not to enjoy the music?” Before Myspace’s heyday, Peyton Sawyer reigned as the ultimate emo scene queen. Though just a high school cheerleader full of raging teen angst, she single-handedly ran booking duties for the nightclub Tric—securing the likes of Jimmy […]

Cancer Bats to release 'Searching For Zero' on Metal Blade in U.S.

Cancer Bats will release their fifth studio album, 'Searching for Zero,' in the U.S. on March 10 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are on sale now through both the band's online store and iTunes. Check out the track listing and artwork below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts! “We were coming out […]

12 New Songs You Need To Hear Before October 2014 Ends

Sometimes the rock world can get noisy, and we don’t just mean in decibels or fuzz. Often the signal-to-noise ratio is more noise than signal. But no worries: We read, listen to and watch everything so we can sort it for you. Here are some of our favorite new songs and videos of October 2014. […]
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