SAYREVILLE, NJ – Crowds flooded into New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Wednesday, May 10th to see the highly anticipated We Will Detonate Tour, headlined by Pierce The Veil and Sum 41, with support from Emarosa and Chapel.
We decided to see what all the hullabaloo with podcasts was about so we launched our own! Welcome to the very first episode of The Cellar Door Sessions. In our premiere episode, we talk about the first shows we ever saw and what bands you need to go see soon! Hesitation Wounds, The White Noise, My Enemies & I, and Follow My Lead are just some of the bands that we discuss with this one. So listen to us rant and hit us back with your opinions and your show experiences!
A lot has been happening these past several days in the heavy music scene, so instead of doing a hundred individual posts we’re just going to sum up some of the highlights from this week. Let us know what you’re most stoked on or what caught you most by surprise!
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By now the story is legend: The newest Pierce The Veil record, Misadventures, took several years and several thousand miles of traveling the country for Vic Fuentes to finish. After delaying the release of the record time and time again, it’s finally here, and thankfully it was worth the wait and the Kerouac-esque drama.
Cinco de Mayo is a lot like St. Patty’s Day–a holiday co-opted by Americans as an excuse to drink and wear fun hats. But if you’re going to partake in the festivities, you might as well have a few fun tunes to rock out to. Here are five tracks to help you kick off your margarita and sombrero parties.
In case you were having a good day, we made you a playlist to mess that up. We’ve assembled a list of ten songs to compliment those rainy April days, or for whenever you’re just feeling plain sad. (Which, given our target demographic, is probably decently often.) Check out these emotional tunes and don’t forget to smile! Or cry. Whichever.
Yes, it’s true! The illusive fourth Pierce The Veil album, Misadventures, is finally coming out on May 13th, and you can check out the newest single from it right here.
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of 10 Things You Do Pre-Show, from freaking out over buying your ticket to rocketing through the ceiling like Family Guy’s Peter Griffin when you’ve had one too many energy drinks. But just as important as your pre-show rituals are your post-show ones. That’s what this list is for. Let us see if we can pinpoint exactly what goes down after you and your friends leave the venue.
1. Immediately begin repeating the phrase “That was fucking awesome.”
2. Head to the merch table and buy all the things.
3. Whether it’s those 99cent Iced Teas or some Gatorade, you get your hydration on like you’ve spent a week in the Sahara.
4. Make your way to the same IHOP, McDonalds or Denny’s you’ve been going to post-show for the last five years.
5. Run into people from the show you just came from at said IHOP, McDonalds or Denny’s.
6. Instagram, Instagram, Instagram.
7. Compare notes about the bands you saw.
8. Start obsessively researching that one opening band that was surprisingly awesome.
9. Fall in love with this new band and vow to see them next time they tour. You’re gonna be the reason they make it big.
10. Collapse. You’ve earned it.
It’s been three years since San Diego natives Pierce The Veil released their monumental album, Collide With The Sky. Fans have been waiting eagerly for the post-hardcore band’s fourth album to drop ever since–an album that was supposed to be ready to go come spring 2015. After months of pushing back deadlines, PTV have released their first new single, “The Divine Zero,” via Fearless Records.
After a successful last album, finding ways to make exciting new material can be difficult. (Perhaps this is why fans have been kept waiting.) That in mind, “The Divine Zero” does have a lot in common with the sound of the band’s previous record. What elevates the track, however, are the dark and exhilarating bridges; the first at the 2-minute mark and the second that fades into the outro. It’s the trademark pop-infused post-hardcore we’re used to with a slightly more menacing flare.