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blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic lane

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least 2006.  With five studio albums and seven EPs under his belt (or should that be pelt?), releasing his latest extended play, misery lake, Aug. 13, this year finds blackbear riding high […]

We Came As Romans release "Black Hole" ahead of 'To Plant A Seed' tour

We Came As Romans have released a new video for their latest single “Black Hole.” The new track also features Caleb Shomo of Beartooth. Additionally, the band will be hitting the road for their To Plant A Seed anniversary tour. Along the way, they will be joined by the Devil Wears Prada, Dayseeker and Hollow […]

11 artists who are influenced by Joey Jordison’s legendary drumming

Do you remember the first time you saw Joey Jordison mastering the art of drumming upside down? Of course you do; that moment is seared in our minds. The sheer talent and innovation of the name behind the rise of Slipknot, Murderdolls, Vimic, Scar The Martyr and Sinsaenum can never be underestimated. This week, we […]

We Came As Romans share new sci-fi-inspired video for “Darkbloom”—watch

We Came As Romans have shared a sci-fi-inspired video for their new song, “Darkbloom.” The visual follows the band performing in a mysterious, gloomy corner of space that exhibits signs of some kind of extraterrestrial consciousness.   “Darkbloom” is a powerful track, full of thunderous bass, propulsive riffs and jagged synths. The gritty vocals of Dave […]

20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level

Post-hardcore is especially rich in concept albums. Perhaps that’s because the immense vocal palette—from tender crooning to raw screaming—lends itself to expressing emotions. The music similarly matches. Sure, metalcore can deliver crushing breakdowns, but it rarely gets as intimate as this companion genre. There’s also the fact that the high-pitched singing elicits desperation so often […]

20 scene albums from 2009 that dominated your iPod playlists

In 2009, Myspace was beginning to disintegrate, and scene bands were growing less and less popular. Despite their distinct capabilities of genre-blending emo, pop punk, metalcore, neon pop, electronica and more, the scene started to die and was aching for a rebirth. As the year progressed, new bands emerged, and seasoned musicians cultivated their craft […]

These 10 metalcore bands used electronics to make things even heavier

Metalcore has always been about the pursuit of extremity. Furious tempos, warp-speed guitar shredding and painful throat-shearing were the hallmarks of the sound. But in the later part of the 2000s and throughout the following decade, the game changed a bit. The shredders started listening to dubstep or maybe their honeys took them to Electric […]

These 12 forgotten metalcore tracks once ruled over your playlists

With COVID-19 decimating live music and shows this year, it’s only natural for us to wax nostalgic.  As long as we can listen to shredding solos, blast beats and singers imitating velociraptors, everything would be fine. Not this year, though. Instead, we’re going to remind you about 12 forgotten metalcore tracks that ruled the damned […]

Discover 50 unsigned bands from every state in the US

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

We Came As Romans move ‘To Plant A Seed’ anniversary tour to 2021

Just like so many other tours, We Came As Romans were forced to postpone their 2020 To Plant A Seed anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the band have revealed the new rescheduled dates for 2021 with The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Dayseeker. Read more: The Satanic Temple wants new Mississippi flag […]

Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish and more sign petition to save independent venues

Business owners and employees across the world have been navigating the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has put many out of work. Venues are no different as shows have been canceled and postponed since March. Now, with 90% of independent venues fearing they’ll never reopen if the shutdown continues past 6 months, artists […]

16 band shirts you can buy to support the Black Lives Matter movement

When musicians started seeing the protests and tragedies happening in these past weeks following the murder of George Floyd, they answered the call to help fundraise for Black Lives Matter organizations.  Over the weekend, bands such as Every Time I Die, the Devil Wears Prada and Stick To Your Guns opened their merch store and […]

10 metalcore bands who normalized electronic influences in the 2000s

During the 2000s and early 2010s, a surge of electronic influences found their way into metalcore as EDM became the biggest genre in music at the time. Warped Tour was flooded with synths and neon skinny jeans instead of mohawks and stick-and-poke tattoos as the flavor of the day became electronicore bands. While it’s tapered […]

Inkcarceration Festival is officially canceling its 2020 event

Inkcarceration Festival is officially canceling its 2020 event due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The festival was set to run July 10-12 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, but they’re revealing dates for next year’s event right now. Read more: Hear the first song from Machine Gun Kelly’s pop-punk album The festival’s lineup included […]

40 pop-punk albums from the 2000s that’ll make you grab your old Chucks

Pop punk began to rapidly gain traction in the early 2000s, landing impressive spots on mainstream charts that propelled the success of the genre today. This transformative period uncovered legendary bands who produced albums that have stood the test of time. While it’s apparent that pop punk began a definitive era 20 years ago, it’s […]

We Came As Romans reschedule ‘To Plant A Seed’ anniversary tour

We Came As Romans were one of the many tours impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that has lead to social distancing, capacity restrictions and postponed events. The band have already announced the rescheduled dates just days after letting fans know they were in the works with all previously purchased tickets being honored. WCAR kicked off […]

Coronavirus: Concerts, tours, festivals and more cancellation tracker

The coronavirus is having a massive impact on the entertainment industry, and as the pandemic continues to grow, more events are either canceling or postponing. With every industry from music, film, sports and more being affected by the spread of the virus, we’re keeping track of which events are being called off. Check back for […]

Top 50 metal songs from the past 20 years

Metal has come a long way across the past two decades. From breaking away from the ’90s nü-metal boom into the new wave of American heavy metal and the shift to metalcore, deathcore and hardcore taking over once that scene started to fizzle out, there have been a ton of developments from bands both old […]

10 metal bands who drastically changed their sound successfully

Changing up your sound as a band can be really hit or miss with how the results turn out. Some acts have seen huge success from doing so, while others have been completely trashed by not only their fanbase but the music community as a whole. Still, bands making a big adjustment to their sound […]

10 most brutal breakdowns turning 10 in 2020

In 2020, a ton of incredible albums are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, and with that said, we’re looking back on some of the best breakdowns from 2010. Whether it was from a track on a debut record or a breakout hit, 2010 had many heavy songs worth revisiting as they celebrate a decade of existence. […]
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