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Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Hardcore has gone through countless stylistic changes since its inception and has inspired a variety of movements within music. Whether it’s the early veterans of the genre such as Black Flag or later acts who spawned metalcore and heavier subgenres by branching off hardcore such as Converge, these pioneers have been repeatedly used as an influence for the structure of certain movements—and their
Kurt Ballou (Converge, Godcity Studios) teaching mixing fixes for audio engineers
Kurt Ballou (Converge, Godcity Studios) teaching mixing fixes for audio engineers
Converge guitarist and Godcity Studios founder Kurt Ballou will crank out another CreativeLive audio production tutorial this Tuesday, November 24—this one is being called Fix it in the Mix. The premise will be to "explore organic approaches to recovering and enhancing the natural tones from original performances without replacing drums with samples and re-amping guitars." Aspiring engin
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown You know what happened when Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou was enlisted to produce the new Every Time I Die album? Pure sweaty, spitting, bleeding bliss rained down upon the scene—and it was good. On From Parts Unknown, Ballou has captured a band of MVPs, pushing drummer Ryan Leger up into the mix for maximum propulsion, and steering guitarists Jordan Buckley an
Black Breath – Sentenced To Life
Black Breath – Sentenced To Life
Black Breath Sentenced To Life Alongside labelmates Nails and All Pigs Must Die, Seattle’s Black Breath have been doing a fine job of keeping the spirit and sound of crust punk alive and well in recent years. With 2010’s Heavy Breathing, they took the fuzzy clamor, sneering obnoxiousness and hardcore attitude of Discharge or Hellbastard and infused it with flavors of thrash and Iron Monkey-esque