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Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In, My Enemies & I and BackWordz Announce Tour

On their way to the annual So What?! festival, Like Moths To Flames will be headlining a March tour run. They’re going to tour with bands you won’t want to miss: Sworn In, My Enemies & I,  Cover Your Tracks and BackWordz. You can find tickets to this killer show here! Also, check out the show flyer and some music videos from the bands below!

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I Hate Our Freedom (Members Of Boysetsfire & Pilot To Gunner) To Play Brooklyn For First Time In Two Years

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Shannon

I Hate Our Freedom have announced they will play Terra Firma in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday December 17th. The show is IHOF’s first in over two years and the punk display will feature bands Airstream Futures and Pulling Punches as well. Brooklyn’s IHOF is made of members who are well-versed in the post-hardcore scene: Joseph Grillo (ex-GARRISON) Justin Scurti (PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, ex-MILHOUSE), Scott Padden (PILOT TO GUNNER) and Matt Krupanski (ex-BOYSETSFIRE).

PHOTO GALLERY: PULLING PUNCHES PLAY HXC MAG’S SUMMER HOUSE SHOW 2016

Whether you’re an old fan or if you’ve never heard them before but are in the NYC area, do yourself a favor and pop in. You’ll get a taste of punk, post-hardcore and emo from the U.S.’s major cities, from NYC to Philly to Chicago. Buy your tickets here and check out each band’s latest and upcoming releases (below)!

I Hate Our FreedomThis Year’s Best Disaster (I Surrender Records, 2012)

Airstream Futures – NEW album coming in 2017 (Stay tuned!)

Pulling PunchesThe Old Colors Are Dead (Creep Records, 2016)

 

 

LIVE SHOTS: Sumerian Records 10 Year Anniversary Tour Hits NYC

Sumerian Records are celebrating their 10th anniversary by putting on a legendary tour called 10 Years In The Black. Headlining the tour is Asking Alexandria, which is huge for the reason that this is the first tour in which original vocalist Danny Worsnop is reunited with the band (Danny’s departure was announced in January of 2015). This tour had support from Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and Bad Omens, who are all signed to the label as well.

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‘We Have No Heroes’: Punk, Hardcore, Positivity In Our Time Of Unrest

There are select moments in history when the entire world is engaged in one singular conversation. We are living in one of those moments.

I showed up at Boontunes, a music venue/record shop in Boonton, NJ on Saturday night November the 12th, 2016, one night after I had engaged in a love rally that marched from Washington Square Park to Trump Tower in New York City. It was just supposed to be another night on the local band circuit, hanging with friends, doing my job as a journalist, and supporting the vinyl release of local hardcore act Hell Mary. What I got was so much more.

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In Loving Memory Cover “Closer” by The Chainsmokers

The pop hit “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) has taken over the nation and even inspired a series of memes because of how viral it’s gone. New York rock band In Loving Memory just put a heavy spin on the song and it’s just as if not more addicting than the original. Check out the music video for the song below and give the rest of In Loving Memory’s discography a listen!

EXCLUSIVE: Dwell Premiere New Music Video For “A Lie In Futility”

Photo Credit: Josh Huff

North Carolina hardcore outfit Dwell released their latest album, Innate, via Blood & Ink Records on September 9th.  We’ve teamed up with them to bring you their roaring new music video for “A Lie In Futility,” and we love it because it’s awesomely gruesome and heavy as hell.

From the band:

“‘A Lie In Futility’ is about if you believe the world is meaningless, then life will seem as if the world is crumbling and only feeds into that lie your cosmos consumes. If the world was meaningless, then the logic you used to justify your belief becomes meaningless also. The making of this video was an amazing experience and it was a pleasure working with Josh. We wanted the video itself to be somewhat dark and eerie and I think Josh [Jardim] did exactly what we were looking for. I hope everyone enjoys the video as much as we do.”

If you like what you hear, make sure to catch Dwell on tour at at least one of the following dates!

TOUR DATES

W/ Orthodox, Heavens Die and Ramses on select dates

11/10 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness

11/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Take Hold Fest

11/12 –  Grand Rapids, MI – Take Hold Fest

11/13 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary

11/14 – Milwaukee, WI – JJ’s w/ Malice At The Palace

11/15 – Lansing, IL – Royal Skateshop

11/18 – Ringold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli*

11/19 – Myrtle Beach, SC- Rockin Hard Saloon^*

*w/ Ramses
^ No Orthodox

I Prevail Release New Single “Come And Get It”

I Prevail have released yet another single off of their upcoming record Lifelines, and they say it’s one of the album’s heaviest. The track, “Come And Get It,” comes after the release of their last single “Stuck In Your Head.” Of the new song, the Fearless Records band had this to say:

“”Come And Get It” is one of our heavier songs off Lifelines. This song is a response to all the keyboard warriors and other people out there that run their mouth and question the legitimacy of our band. Bring your hate, bring your judgement, bring your criticisms. Just know that nothing is going to change what we’re doing. We’re doing what we love and worked hard for and nothing and no one is going to take that away from us.” – Eric Vanlerberghe (co-vocalist)

I Prevail’s response to the people who make digs at their band can be found in the lyrics of the breakdown: “This is an invitation/ to get the fuck out if you can’t take it.”

We Came As Romans Release New Single “Wasted Age”

We Came As Romans have released their first single since their self-titled record and it gets back to the heavier WCAR many fans missed the last time around. While it’s still got Kyle Pavone’s clean vocals thrown in and is not the heaviest track of their career, it endeavors to set the tone for the next, as yet unannounced, record.

In our last interview with We Came As Romans, the band admitted that there were things that they tried with their most recent record that did not end up being successful and they were eager to return to their roots. The new song, “Wasted Age,” is the first that the band have released on new label Sharptone Records and without drummer Eric Choi.

The band had this to say about the new song:

“When we got together and wrote ‘Wasted Age,’ we realized it was a snapshot of what we‘ve been through and are still going through as a band,” WCAR said about the song. “We are eager to play this every night on the Unbreakable Tour with Parkway Drive. This one is for our fans who continue to support us. Thank you.”

And of Choi’s departure:

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 10 years we’ve spent with Eric in this band and the countless memories we’ve made together. He is an extremely talented musician and a great person, but life happens andwe‘re all torn in different ways as we grow older. Eric has chose to pursue a different future than we have, and as someone we respect and deeply care for,we need to allow him to live his life. The band will continue on and Eric will be successful in whatever he chooses to do and we only wish him the best.”

EXCLUSIVE: Acaedia Premiere New Single “Risktaker”

Photo Credit: Andres Aponte (AndyOceans Photography)

Miami-based metalcore band Acaedia have partnered with us to bring you their newest single, “Risktaker”! Following their previous EP, Dawning, “Risktaker” is a standalone single to keep fans hyped as they work on writing a new EP for 2017. The new song was mixed and mastered by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Wage War, Neck Deep), and if this is the first you’re hearing of these guys, you’ll definitely want to hear more after this. You can also watch their music video for “Rotten” here.

Who Do You Want To See Play Our Next House Show?

Yes, we already have our eyes set on the next one! While we do have a few bands in mind that we have yet to announce or 100% confirm, we also want to hear from you! If you’re coming out to an HXC Magazine house show, who do you want to see? Hit us up in the comments or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts with suggestions! We don’t have a date yet, but we’re always on the lookout for great bands to bring to the family. It’s never too soon to put your two cents in. Continue reading Who Do You Want To See Play Our Next House Show?