Read my review of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV here. You can also see my photos from the show here. The first day of the 3-day festival took place on April 19th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA and featured Anthrax, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die and many more.
While the majority of New Englanders spent Friday, April 19th glued to the television watching the latest developments in the Boston bombings story, fans of heavy music from the area found refuge at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. While Boston was unprecedentedly shut down for the day, The Palladium in Worcester, MA went on with the show. Despite the uncertainty looming less than an hour away in...
We genuinely did not expect our popularity to accelerate in the way that it did after we released 'Sex and 'Chocolate' - we've been away since January so we've not really been witness to much of the developments back home. It's strange. Exciting though. We cannot wait to play for new people.
Serj Tankian (System of a Down) will release two new albums this summer via his own Serjical Strike Records. Orca, his "first true symphony," will be released on June 25th, and his collaborative jazz-infused album Jazz-iz Christ will be released on July 23th. Additional details are in the replies.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Awolnation recently released a new song titled "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT," off the soundtrack of the new video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Today, we are giving away the soundtrack for free as well as an Awolnation t-shirt - check out the song and t-shirt in the replies. To win, be the first person to correctly name the commercial that their hit single "Sail" is in.
1) Rise Against - "Sight Unseen"
2) AWOLNATION - "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT"
3) Portugal. The Man - "Evil Friends"
4) Minus The Bear - "Walk On Air"
5) Depeche Mode - "Angel"
6) Pictureplane - "Pure War"
7) The Faint - "This Is Is Is Is Pain"
8) MSTRKRFT -...
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Today we're bringing you the debut EP from rock-duo Welcome Center. Featuring previous members of The A-B Theory and St. Philistine (bothformer Self-Promotion Spotlighters), this new project is in vein of Modest Mouse/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. You can stream their new EP, Different Joys, in the replies or on their AP profile.
I caught up again with Issues while they were in Portland, OR as part of A Day To Remember's U.S. Headliner, and you can read our interview here. In the interview we talk about a "re-imagining" of the band's debut EP Black Diamonds, titled Diamond Dreams, Warped Tour, as well as potentially working with Jeremy McKinnon in the future.
"With A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, and Silverstein, I learned the most by just watching and observing how headliners conduct themselves, how they act, as well as the caliber of show that they put on. It really just shows us where we need to be as a band eventually. They've shown us great examples of how not to be just another band, but THE band - these...
The National just killed it on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," debuting an aggressive new song called "Sea of Love." Check out their performance of that song here, and a web-exclusive performance of "I Need My Girl" here. Trouble Will Find Me comes out May 21st via 4AD.