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20 mathcore albums that made the genre what it is today
20 mathcore albums that made the genre what it is today
Although hardcore is often considered a more simplistic style of aggressive music, bands have broken that mold by breeding offshoot subgenres with unique approaches. As the ’90s metallic hardcore movement developed, many took a more technical approach and began experimenting with every piece of their sound, leading to the entire mathcore movement. Like...
Justin Pearson of the Locust: “I’m less irritated by hardcore these days”
Justin Pearson of the Locust: “I’m less irritated by hardcore these days”
Justin Pearson makes us all look like slackers. The 40-something bassist/frontman/conceptualist has done more to mutate strains out of the hardcore movement than anybody in recent history. From his days fronting Swing Kids, fomenting electronic grind calculus maniacs the Locust (who have ended their hiatus with an appearance at the Desert Daze Festival this month), shearing his throat lining in Re
Mike Patton’s thrash band Dead Cross surprise-release new EP—listen
Mike Patton’s thrash band Dead Cross surprise-release new EP—listen
Dead Cross, the thrashy hardcore/metal supergroup from Faith No More's Mike Patton and ex-Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo, just surprise-released a new, self-titled EP—check it out below. Read more: Members of Dead Cross detained on tour The new EP contains two new tracks and a couple of remixes off the (also self-titled) 2017 debut album from the band that includes the Locus
Members of Blood Brothers, the Locust and YYYs return to Head Wound City—but not The Voice
After 10 years and a mere handful of gigs, the bright lights are once again shining in Head Wound City. The ambi-directional vehicle of former Blood Brothers members Jordan Blilie (vocals) and Cody Votolato (guitar), Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian (the original rhythm section of the Locust and Retox) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner have reconvened for maximum noise and visceral carnage.
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
Over the course of 10 years, five albums and unfathomable odometer abuse, the Blood Brothers brought a much-needed vibrancy to America’s punk, hardcore and indie-rock scenes. Vocalists Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney were shrieking jet turbines in human form, ably powered by guitarist Cody Votolato, bassist/synth op Morgan Henderson and drummer Mark Gajadhar. The ...