Oh man, oh man, oh man. It’s that time of year again. We caught the Holmdel, NJ date of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour and had the good fortune of watching, photographing, and moshing to bands like Every Time I Die, Old Wounds, Capsize, Ice Nine Kills and more! Check out some of our shots from that hot, hot day and see you punks again next year!
Photo by Travis Shinn
Since their departure from Fearless Records, Motionless In White have left their future pretty vague. Until now, that is. The band have officially announced that they’ve inked a deal with Roadrunner Records, and to celebrate the union, they’ve released their first new single, “570.”
New tours are being announced left and right now that the summer festival season is over, and we’re excited for all of them! Freshly announced this week are:
The 25th Hour Tour with Terror, Code Orange, Take Offense and Malfunction.
The Apollo X Tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Motionless In White, Upon A Burning Body, The Word Alive and The Color Morale.
The Younger Dreams Tour with Our Last Night, Palisades, Hail The Sun and Picturesque.
Will we be seeing you at any of these shows? Let us know!
A big part of being “in and of the scene” is being invested in local music. In this interview with Zoúme, the budding New York City band take HXC Magazine on a tour of their favorite spots. From big name venues like Irving Plaza and Webster Hall to world famous punk landmark Trash & Vaudeville, we shed some light on who three of the five Zoúme members actually are. Find out which of these guys showed up to a concert in a full suit, which one wouldn’t mind being on tour with the Jonas Brothers, and which one only started eating bagels last week. (P.S. – Along the way we also run into members of other NYC bands like Sylar and Perspectives! So make sure you watch the full video.)
A lot of bands fall into the easy trap of spitting out the same brand of metalcore that’s been heard a hundred times so long as they’ve got the leather jackets to back up their image. While Evacuate The City definitely hold true to the standard metalcore sound, their EP The Catastrophe switches it up with intriguing and fresh new elements. Tried and true chord progressions are sliced through with exciting embellishments on the guitar. Jonny Craig-esque melodies and killer uncleans mix with MIW-like keyboards and dubstep-inspired synth tones. And this all mixes together in a way that somehow manages to not only be coherent, but damn fun. Evacuate The City can hold their own and then some, even making it onto the Orlando, FL date of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. And it looks like they’re just getting started.
Check out Evacuate The City’s music video for “Recollection” and stream The Catastrophe EP below. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick it up on the band’s bandcamp.
If you’re a regular show-goer, you know all of these apply to you. Don’t deny it. Just embrace it. LET’S GOOOOOO!!
1. You and your friends find out your fave band is going on tour and coming to your city.
2. You bought your tickets. OMG.
3. The show is tonight and you may or may not be freaking out.
4. Time to get fresh as fuck.
5. Throw on that leather jacket.
6. Put that eyeliner on.
7. Where did I put my ticket again?
8. Even after years of going to shows, you still don’t know where to put your wallet so it won’t fall out.
9. But you know exactly where to put your keys.
10. You down that Red Bull or Monster Energy Drink like it’s your job.
And when you finally get to the venue, your body is ready. Let’s do this.
Did we miss anything? Let us know what YOU do pre-show!
Industrial gothcore rockers, Motionless In White are known for their shocking, disturbing, and unsettling music videos. Constantly pushing the limits of your comfort zone, MIW typically focus on death, corruption, and overall unpleasantness with their visuals while keeping it all wrapped up nicely in a highly artistic and surprisingly tasteful bow. Their latest video for their second single off of Reincarnate, “Break The Cycle,” presents MIW in a more tamed light while still upholding their classic gothic aesthetic. Set in a candle-lit Victorian-era room, the band fade back and forth between playing their instruments to fighting their rather frightening-looking inner demons. The gore, the horror, and the eerie ambiance are all present, but masked in subtlety that makes them so much more alluring. Check out the video here and let us know what you think!