Seventh Star have just announced a reunion appearance at the January 9 Brick City Nerd & Art Festival in Ocala, FL. Here’s a statement from the band:
“After playing our last show in Ukraine in 2008, we really couldn’t imagine ever playing another show again. But you know how these things go with hardcore bands. We’ll be ignoring our responsibilities of careers and children for a night to play a reunion show in our hometown. We’re returning with “Brood of Vipers” era line-up and will be playing jams from every record. This is for the fans, friends, and anyone whoever supported us when we were touring. See you in the pit.” – Seventh Star
Ten years ago, Maryland straight edge hardcore band xLooking Forwardx totally killed it with their Facedown debut album “The Path We Tread.” The angry old-school hardcore anthems are still some of our favorite songs, and as vocalist Justin Chaillou finds out sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same.
I’ve heard people describe an album as a sort of time capsule of the lives of the people who wrote it; or at least I think I’ve heard someone say that because I couldn’t possibly have thought of that on my own. So I’m going to approach this look back at “The Path We Tread” from that perspective and examine how things may or my not have not changed for me in the ten years since its release. As for how things have changed, I am currently writing this from a home that my wife and I own, with my two-year-old son sleeping upstairs read more »
No Innocent Victim have been a SoCal hardcore staple for almost two decades. Their last album “To Burn Again,” is a sort of open letter to the Christian hardcore scene. Vocalist Jason Moody explains.
Corey [Edelman, guitarist] was over at my house. We were hanging out and as it always does, the topic turned to music. We can’t help it. As we talked about our experiences as band mates and with other bands, we both agreed that No Innocent Victim was different. Not that we were such outstanding people, but just the fact that together we took our mission seriously.
Being behind the scenes a lot, we’d see read more »
Ten years ago today, Inked In Blood released the unique “Lay Waste the Poets,” an album that Decibel Magazine called “traditional hardcore, from back when screaming came with the purpose of spurring on change.”
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You can catch Mouth of the South on the road one final time this month. They’ll be out with Creations during November playing MOTS songs live for the last time. Next year they become Rival Choir and release “I Believe, Help My Unbelief.” You can read more about Rival Choir at www.rivalchoir.com.
Rival Choir will be releasing their new album “I Believe, Help My Unbelief,” early next year. Rival Choir is a continuation of Mouth of the South. With their newest direction as a band both musical and missional, the new name fully encompasses their new inclination and sound.
Mouth of the South become Rival Choir and will be releasing their album early in 2016. Find out more at www.rivalchoir.com.
The Deal’s Rick Remender takes us back to a time when old-school punk and hardcore still ruled the SoCal scene.
The Deal was still a fledgling band when we went in to record Yesterday, Today and Forever. Being backed by a label was an entirely new experience for all of us. We had just heard of Facedown Records a few months before. Tom and I had come across a CD vendor at Knott’s Berry Farm on New Year’s Eve 1999 read more »
My Epic has released two new merch designs and we want to wear them every day. Get yours at their webstore.
Attalus “Into the Sea” vinyl is finally here and it’s beautiful. Thanks to everyone who waited so long for this to get pressed, we think it was worth the wait. Orders are shipping now, and you can still pick one up while they last at MerchNow.