Where We Are Now, The Sun Sets Here for Vanna
For over a decade, Boston’s Vanna have been creating aggressive music for us to sing along and swing our fists to. Vanna has helped me get through some tough times and made others great. They will remain a part of my life through their music that I will continue to listen to even after they’ve closed the curtains.
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If you’re like us, you were introduced to Indiana’s Church Tongue when a video of the band setting their guitarist (Chris Sawicki) on fire went viral last year. The act was one of the most insane displays of punk we’ve ever seen, and now the band are here to deliver a new record to shake the hardcore scene. Church Tongue guitarist Nicko Calderon took some time to talk to us about the upcoming record, Heart Failure, and why they started setting people on fire in the first place.
Continue reading INTERVIEW: Church Tongue Talk New Record ‘Heart Failure,’ Setting People On Fire
Lately, we’ve been wondering what our favorite characters would listen to if they weren’t off saving the world, destroying it, or doing whatever it is they do that makes us love them. So we’re kicking off a new, imaginative series of articles. First, here’s what we think Frodo would have on his Hobbit playlist if he were rockin’ out on his journey.
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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!
Continue reading LIVE SHOTS: Warped Tour 2016 @ Holmdel, NJ
Vanna returns with All Hell, a heart-wrenching, hateful, 10 track roller coaster of an album. It’s dark and depressing, oozing with melancholy and despair, but at it’s core, beneath a crust of loathing and abhorrence, is a delicate bubble of hope and courage. The entire record demands you to stand up for yourself because no one is going to do it for you.
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The second episode of HXC Magazine‘s Cellar Door Sessions podcast is here and this time we talk about the records that changed it all. The key records that shaped our music tastes and who we are today. Not only do we talk about blasts from the past, but we name a few contemporary records that you definitely need to check out right now! If you like Whitechapel, Senses Fail, Get Scared, Hundredth, Vanna, Beartooth, Taking Back Sunday and more, listen to this episode of The Cellar Door Sessions ~creeaaaakk~.
Vanna have just premiered the music video for their new song “Pretty Grim” off the upcoming album All Hell, to be released via Pure Noise Records July 8th. The video follows a young man dressed to the nines in all black who turns out to be Death himself. The video definitely adheres to the name of the song, as yours truly Davey Muise appears to be on Death’s list by the end. Check out the video, pre-order the record, and be sure to catch Vanna on Warped Tour this summer!
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Staten Island’s very own To Live As Wolves know how to deliver both an emotional and gritty performance with their new EP, Breakneck Road. Many different melodic hardcore and metalcore influences seep through the headbanging riffs and engaging melodies throughout the EP and the songs flow in a very organic way. In a genre where many bands attempt to mix all of their favorite styles and churn out music that sounds rather black and white, Breakneck Road is full of depth that is natural and well-crafted.
Continue reading EP REVIEW: To Live As Wolves – ‘Breakneck Road’
When someone like Davey Muise, the vocalist of Boston hardcore band Vanna, takes a chance on a band, you have to figure they’re worth paying attention to. Meet To Live As Wolves, a post-hardcore band out of Staten Island who are bringing back that melodic but still heavy emo-influenced sound. They’re set to release their new EP tomorrow, Breakneck Road, and it’s definitely one you need to hear. But before you do, get some insider info from TLAW vocalist Brandon Roman right here!
Continue reading INTERVIEW: Brandon Roman (To Live As Wolves) Talks New EP ‘Breakneck Road,’ Working with Davey Muise