vein release "The Killing Womb" ahead of sophomore album (previously known as Vein) have announced their new album, This World Is Going To Ruin You. They celebrated the news by dropping a music video with their lead single, “The Killing Womb.” Read more: 10 underrated metalcore albums that deserve another listen “The Killing Womb” is a ferocious example of’s dark style of […]

10 bands who are reimagining everything you know about shoegaze

How come everybody’s talking about shoegaze again? Well, there’s hardly any other genre that embodies the spirit of and the need for escapism and distraction so perfectly. A new kind of reality demands new kinds of shoegaze. And it’s not quite the shoegaze as we know it. These bands and artists are changing what shoegaze […]

Here are 10 underrated albums every metalcore fan needs to hear

Every musical genre has room for expansion, evolution and possibility. Admittedly, metalcore has taken a lot of hits as of late. The accusations levied include everything from “boring” to “redundant” to “unnecessary.” Well, we could say the same thing about oh-so-heartfelt singer-songwriters and EDM producers. But we’re not. Because this APTV rundown discusses the underrated […]

10 underrated metalcore albums that deserve another listen

These modern metalcore albums from the 2010s are all very different. They rework influences from progressive, alternative metal, hardcore punk, several branches of death metal and even shoegaze. Some were overshadowed by the success of other albums from these same artists and others were simply overlooked due to the sheer volume of music coming out. […]

Code Orange, ETID, Creeper and more are auctioning rare merch for BLM

Numerous bands including Every Time I Die, Code Orange, Turnstile, Vein and Creeper are auctioning and raffling rare merch items with all proceeds going towards the Black Lives Matter movement. The items are being auctioned with all bands donating proceeds to Act Blue which is an organization splitting funds evenly between numerous bail funds, activist organizations and more. Read More: FEVER […]

Musicians call out Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan over insensitive BLM post

Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan shared a GIF on Twitter over the weekend that appeared to mock Black Lives Matter, and fans and fellow metal musicians are not standing for it. The GIF read “BLAL BLAH BLAH BLAH” in large black letters reminiscent of the same font used by the movement. His caption simply read […]

AP&R Playlist: Midwestern metalcore, beachy indie pop and emo Tinder tunes

You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one concise list. Scroll below and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more! In return, we want to hear your favorite. Let us know which […]

11 essential nü-metal metalcore bands to have on your playlist

As metalcore took over as the most prominent subgenre within metal, the new wave of bands became increasingly younger, and now nü metal is the new nostalgia. Instead of bands looking to the ’80s and early ’90s for influence, late ’90s and early 2000s rap metal has become the old-school influence for metalcore bands as […]

JUMEX journeys through Japan, anime inspo and his debut EP

Teen angst emerged, and it seemed like the world was suddenly falling apart in all directions for Mark Kiessling. In times of unspeakable distress, fear and despair, Kiessling found his getaway in Chicago’s drug culture and fell into a rut of addiction and depression. In need of a fresh start, he abandoned his vices and […]

Knocked Loose, Code Orange play late-night gig after festival set rain-out

Knocked Loose, Code Orange and Vein were all a part of the Chicago Open Air festival lineup that was set to take place this weekend. The festival ended up raining out the three band’s sets. The groups, along with Harm’s Way, joined forces and gave people a 6 hour notice of an indoor gig they […]

Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive announce more tour support

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive made our day by announcing a massive co-headlining run deemed the Collapse The World tour earlier this week. At the time of the first announcement, the two bands revealed After The Burial would be opening, but now another act has joined the roster. Read more: What are Poppy and Marilyn Manson up to? […]

The 50 best albums of 2018

Do you have any idea how many records are released in any given year? That’s OK, neither do we. We do know that there are thousands of records that come out every year, from manufactured pop stars to local church choirs, and all of them are hoping to get your attention. So through all the […]

Papa Roach announce tour dates and other news you might have missed today

Mike Shinoda announced a European tour for next year—plus, don’t miss a new music video from Stone Sour. Check out the news you might have missed today below! 1. Papa Roach announce U.K. 2019 tour We’re doing a proper UK tour for our new album ???????? ???????? and we’re bringing our friends in @nothingmorerock too! […]

Greta Van Fleet release new song and other news you might have missed today

Hollywood Undead announce new tour—plus, don’t miss Bayside’s reimagined acoustic song “Howard.” Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read More: Good Charlotte remove Moose Blood as support for upcoming tour 1. Ottawa release new single Cleveland’s indie-rock band Ottawa released their new song “Friends,” which is their last track in a […]

Every Time I Die announce 'Celebrating 20 Years of Bullshit' U.S. tour

Every Time I Die are celebrating their 20th anniversary by going on a massive U.S. headliner this winter. Check out all the dates and cities below! Read more: ETID’s Keith Buckley to Trump supports and bigots: “my band doesn’t need you” Every Time I Die are embarking on the 20 Years of Bullshit tour in November and […]

Living With Lions sign with No Sleep Records and other news you might have missed today

[Photo by: Living With Lions/Facebook, Polyphia/Travis Poston] Watch a new music video from Polyphia—plus, don’t miss Vein on tour with Code Orange and Twitching Tongues. Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read more: State Champs drop lively new single “Mine Is Gold”—listen 1. Living With Lions sign with No Sleep Records […]

ETID launch auction to curl with your fave bands for a good cause

Every Time I Die's ‘Tid The Season holiday show is already an epic affair, and they're making it even cooler—and helping a seriously important cause while they're at it. Read more: ETID’s epic holiday show will have music, wrestling, ice skating and more Curling For A Cure auctions give you the chance to curl with your fave […]

Girl loses four teeth in mosh pit, is super chill about it

[Photo by: Twitter] At this year’s Sound And Fury music festival, which took place June 9 and 10, one fan lost four teeth and broke her jaw during Vein’s set, and her response—as well as the band’s support—has been phenomenal. Mary Reily has been going to shows for years now, and she tells Alternative Press […]