Wristmeetrazor explore catch-22 metaphor in “Anemic (The Same Six Words)”

Metalcore four-piece Wristmeetrazor have shared the new video for “Anemic (The Same Six Words)” ahead of their upcoming album, Replica Of A Strange Love. Premiering exclusively with Alternative Press, the raging song is an emotional commentary on how pointless it is to accept circumstances as they are. Inspired by the toxicity of modern social media, […]

Monument Of A Memory explore new sound in "Seeking Somewhere"—watch

Monument Of A Memory are experimenting with a new sound in the video for their latest single, “Seeking Somewhere.” Singing about broken promises and shattered hearts, vocalist/drummer Dylan Newhouse also put his love of fashion to use for the extravagant visual. The blood, romance and longing depicted in the video all add to the song’s […]

Afterlife ignite their rage in cathartic "Burn It Down" video—watch

Metalcore group Afterlife are redefining the genre with the release of their new single “Burn It Down.” The four-piece took the lyrics of their new song “Burn It Down” literally in the fire-filled video for the track. In the video, vocalist Tyler Levenson pours tanks of gasoline on the ground before lighting a match to […]

40 new artists you need to hear in April

Everyone loves to jam out to their favorite artists and classic hits, but let’s not forget about all the fresh talent constantly popping up around the world. From pop and indie to punk and post-hardcore, there’s always a new name in music waiting to be heard.  We know there’s a lot of faces to sift […]

Power Trip and Obituary pay tribute to Riley Gale in powerful performance

Back in August, Power Trip frontman Riley Gale tragically passed away at the age of 34. Now, members of Power Trip and Obituary have come together to honor Gale with a powerful performance of “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe).” This marks the first time Power Trip guitarists Nick Stewart and Blake Ibanez, drummer Chris […]

12 artists who got their names from other alternative songs

For as long as music has existed, artists have been inspiring other artists. Right here within our own beloved scene, we’ve witnessed many examples of newer-era bands drawing inspiration from the OGs. What’s especially endearing is that not only have bands influenced each other in terms of musical style; they’ve also taken from the lyrics […]

10 women vocalists who brought a unique sound to 2000s alternative

“Not all bands fronted by women sound like Paramore” is beginning to become a pretty popular adage in the alternative music scene. It’s not that drawing a likeness to Hayley Williams isn’t a compliment—it may be one of the highest. But consistent comparisons to the most iconic woman-led group to emerge from the 2000s totally overlook […]

23 post-hardcore tracks that definitely ruled your iPods in the 2000s

The Venn diagram comprising many punk and metal offshoots got pretty messy in the 2000s. Post-hardcore crews were regularly lumped in with metalcore, screamo, emo and a plethora of hybrid acts, often sounding comparable and touring together. The biggest of those spectacles was something called Warped Tour.  Yet, there’s no doubting their sway. These subgenres […]

Former Underoath guitarist Corey Steger has died in a car accident

Former Underoath guitarist Corey Steger died in a car accident Wednesday. On Thursday night, ex-Underoath vocalist Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster) confirmed the news on social media. From 1998 until his departure in 2001, Steger was the lead/rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for Underoath. Read more: All Time Low are up to […]

Ice Nine Kills unveil first look at eerie graphic novel ‘Inked In Blood’

Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas is a serious horror movie obsessive. The singer fell in love with fright movies at an early age. Over the years, he’s become well-versed in the classics and the deep cuts alike. As a result, INK draws major influences from the genre. The band is immersed in the gruesome […]

10 trans women musicians who are changing the world of punk rock

The punk community has notably provided refuge for society’s outcasts since its early foundations in the 1970s. Unfortunately, representation has been historically lacking across the scene, especially when it comes to LGBTQIA+ participation. While queer musicians as a whole seem to exist as a minority in punk rock, transgender artists are a glaring rarity. But don’t think that […]

Void Of Vision reimagine “Splinter” with Loathe’s Kadeem France–listen

Void Of Vision have shared a reimagined single featuring Loathe’s Kadeem France with the announcement that they’ll be re-releasing their 2019 album, Hyperdaze, March 5. Hyperdaze (Redux) will see many featured artists appear with the Australian metalcore group on their newly reimagined songs.  The final pre-album single “Splinter” has the band teaming up with France […]

Hollow Front release new animated video for collab with FFAK’s Ryan Kirby

Metalcore band Hollow Front shared a new anime-style video for their song “Falling Apart.” The new cut features Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby and acts as the band’s commentary on modern society. The black-and-white music video shows what happens when humanity greedily destroys the world. It depicts those on top thriving on the rest of […]

10 albums from the 2000s that have no skippable tracks

There’s no shortage of perfect alternative songs from the 2000s. But can the same thing really be said about albums? You know what we’re talking about. It’s why we often opted to spend our $10 iTunes gift cards on assorted singles rather than full records. After all, why take up any fraction of that precious […]

10 unsigned pop-punk bands you’ll wish you had discovered sooner

Pop punk‘s not dead. Do we have to say it again? Though the genre’s mostly fallen out of the mainstream spotlight, there are still a number of new bands who are making their contributions. And thanks to the rise of streaming platforms, they don’t need to be signed to a major label to gain traction. […]

10 bands that ultimately morphed into the ones we know today

We know how to exhaust the discographies of our favorite bands, going back to their early foundations. But how often do we follow their journeys back to where they really started? Prior to achieving career success, many now-iconic artists started somewhere else entirely. Often, we’re so removed from these preceding outfits that we don’t even […]

10 new bands founded by scene icons that you might not have heard of

We may be a good decade out from the height of the scene heyday, but that doesn’t mean our favorite artists are anywhere past their prime. In fact, a good number of them have been extending their talents by forming new bands and side projects. Unless they’re getting broad recognition like Simple Creatures, however, these […]

24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back

Being in a band ain’t easy. You’ve got many creative personalities in a massive tug of war. Oh yeah, then you have to live with each other and those decisions on the road for months on end. Lineup changes aren’t uncommon, though a vocalist switch-up has the possibility to be the most debilitating. Some bands […]

10 artists who started in one genre and then completely dominated another

All hail the genre-benders! Seriously, it’s one thing to be successful in a single genre, but to change things up and continue to excel? That’s the mark of a legend. Admittedly, most artists go through some form of sonic progression over the course of their careers. But how many can you name that distinctly embody […]

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 […]
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