Make Them Suffer are truly incredible songwriters and “Fireworks” proves that point. The song, off the band’s new record Worlds Apart which comes out July 28 on Rise Records, masterfully blends heavy vocals and eerie guitars with beautiful melodies. This leads to a sense of calm and acceptance while at the same time revealing a type of suffering.
It’s show time again for us and our fans here at HXC Magazine! The world has gotten all types of screwed up in 2017 and we want to show that our music scene can make a real difference. To prove that point, we’re hosting a one-day ‘Make A Change’ Fest that will be a benefit show for the ACLU.
The show will take place in the basement of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Saturday, June 24th, featuring the bands I Hate Heroes, In Loving Memory, REPS, Zoume, Awake At Last, Pulling Punches and Hollow Bones. If you want to come and show your support for this scene and for equal rights for all, please buy your ticket here.
Photo Credit: Jim Hughes
After the huge metalcore act For Today disbanded fans were disheartened – but not anymore! A new ferocious hardcore band has arrived on the scene and it features two ex-For Today members, Ryan and Brandon Leitru.
Photo Credit: Theo Martins
If you’re a sucker (like we are) for horror, screamo and punk, you’ve got to check out One Last Shot. The Syracuse, NY band have just released a gothic styled music video for their brand new single, “Leather & Fangs.” The song comes to you off of their upcoming full-length, The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends, which is to be released on March 31st, 2017. If you’re nostalgic for the glory days of screamo, when watching “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” on FUSE was an everyday ritual and the band Aiden was taking over, you’re guaranteed to have fun with One Last Shot.
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.
Get ready because this is going to be a good one. Architects have just announced that they will be touring with Counterparts, Sworn In, and Make Them Suffer beginning in July! Pre-sale tickets go up tomorrow morning and regular tickets go on sale this Friday. Get yours!
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!
Escape The Fate are buzzing right now. Why? The band have announced that their new album, Hate Me, will be available on October 30th. They’ve also announced an album tour which kicks off on October 13 in Anaheim, CA. Supporting ETF are bands A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors and Myka Relocate. Judging by the lineup, it looks like this could be one hell of a show.
But that’s not all! You can get a free download of the new Escape The Fate single, “Just A Memory,” if you sign up for their mailing list HERE.
Get your tickets to the Hate Me Tour this friday, and while you’re here, check out the tour dates and some new tarot card-inspired artwork. (*Wink, wink* Sworn In.)
This year, HXC Magazine had the pleasure of hanging out with, interviewing, and photographing the rad bands on Mayhem Fest. While we’ve still got some content coming your way from the beloved metal festival, it looks like the tour itself is at its end. Not just for the summer, but for good.
Early today it was reported that due to declining hype and ticket sales, festival co-founder John Reese has decided that Mayhem will be throwing in the towel. Are you sad to see it go? Tell us about it, and read Reese’s statement below.
Speaking of The Funeral Portrait, it looks like vocalist Lee Jennings is a little worse for wear today after having been punched out at a show by a hardcore dancer last night. Continue reading When Hardcore Dance Becomes Hardcore Jerk