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Interview with Dwid Hellion from INTEGRITY; Systems Overload remix available 11/29, with ’95 lineup reunion at A389 X Anniversary Bash

Cleveland, Ohio metalcore legends Integrity cannot be stopped. Dwid Hellion, the band’s dark creative force and sole original member, is one of the most elusive characters the underground has ever produced. As a kid going to shows in the 90’s, there were plenty of stories floating around about Integrity’s brutal performances, and the controversial nature […]

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Interview with Brendon Flynn from Freya; Releasing Paragon of the Crucible this month! @freyaband

Syracuse, NY metal band Freya have had quite an interesting career for themselves thus far, one that has taken them across musical genres and found them experimenting with a wide range of sonic possibilities. Though the band has had a few lineup changes over the years, but none are stronger than this current incarnation, and […]

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Interview with Andrew Kline from STRIFE; Witness A Rebirth in stores NOW! @strife_la

Los Angeles, California 5-piece hardcore band Strife is currently on the road. First here in Syracuse, NY (for the first time in a long time) to play the final show at Westcott Community, and they’ll be heading to Albany, NY tomorrow and Reading, PA to tear up the stage at this year’s installment of East Coast […]

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Interview with Phil from Taproot; Played Gift in its entirety 6/27; More touring to come! @followtaproot

Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Taproot, now entering their 16th year of existence (!), were recently out for a short run of tour dates, and the quartet will found themselves in a few East Coast cities, including a stop in Syracuse, NY on June 27th. Most widely recognized for their 2002 smash hit, “Poem,” Taproot have continued to […]

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Interview with Karl Buechner from @EarthCrisis; Playing #Syracuse TONIGHT 7/13 @victoryrecords

Attention 90’s Hardcore kids… Ready for a windmill to the face? Earth Crisis’ groundbreaking EP, Firestorm, is 20 years old. Nuts, right?! In a move that changed the shape of hardcore music as we may (or may not have) known it, the Syracuse, NY based five-piece, along with several of their contemporaries, offered a much […]

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EARTH CRISIS “FIRESTORM” 20th Anniversary Shows! @victoryrecords #syracuse #sxe #vegan #hardcore

Earth Crisis’ seminal EP, Firestorm,  is one of the heaviest and most influential recordings in hardcore history, and it just turned 20 years old. Anyone remember where they were when they first heard it? Me… School band in 10th grade. To celebrate, the band will be performing the EP in its entirety during a very […]

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Album Review: Streetlight Manifesto “The Hands That Thieve,” out 4/30 on @victoryrecords

Streetlight Manifesto is dropping a new record… For real this time. It isn’t like the group ever had plans of not releasing their 5th album, The Hands That Thieve, but am I wrong when I say it seemed like the damn thing would never come out? 5 years? Yeesh! Anywho, after much anxiety and anticipation, […]

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Interview with THE TOSSERS; Celebrating 20 years with new album “The Emerald City” on @victoryrecords @thetossers

Chicago, Illinois’ long-running Irish Folk/Punk sextet THE TOSSERS are about to hit a benchmark of musical creation. With an incredible 20 years of recording and touring experience under their belt, no one can argue the staying power and dedication to their craft that The Tossers put on display every time they release a record and […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Nick Jett from TERROR @terrorhardcore @victoryrecords @nickgodie

What do you call a drummer that breaks up with his girlfriend?
 Homeless. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T FUCKING EXIST (with exception for The Beatles.)  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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Interview with Martin Stewart from TERROR; Playing Buffalo 2/26 and Albany 2/27 with H20! @terrorhardcore @backtracknyhc @victoryrecords

Los Angeles, California’s Terror are what hardcore is all about. If you follow the style at all, you know EXACTLY who this group is. If you claim to dig hardcore music and don’t know who they are, you’re living in a cave (and should probably stay there.)

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Interview with Dave from Sister Sin; On tour supporting “Now and Forever” on Victory Records @sistersin @victoryrecords

Gothenburg, Sweden quartet Sister Sin singer Liv has one wish for her fans: “”We want to make you all bang your head, spit your beer and leave the gig with a big smile and a good wry neck!” I can dig that. Can you?

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Interview with Nathan Zorn from FALL CITY FALL; New album “Victus” out now on Victory Records! @victoryrecords @fallcityfall

Calgary hardcore quintet FALL CITY FALL are entering 2013 on a very strong note! Having just dropped their new record, Victus, on Victory Records, the 5-piece is hoping to spread their musical sound to a whole new wave of fans in the coming months, and this record may just be the one to do it […]

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Interview with Phil Cross from CONTINENTS; New record “Idle Hands” out on Victory Records NOW! @wearecontinents @victoryrecords

UK’s Continents are ready to leave their own. The South Wales quintet has just released their debut record, Idle Hands, on underground mainstay Victory Records, and will undoubtedly be supporting the release in spades during the upcoming year.

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Review of CONTINENTS’ IDLE HANDS LP; Out TODAY (like right now) on Victory Records! @victoryrecords @wearecontinents

Here’s another one by resident reviewer/percussive snot pounder, Lord Covey. IDLE HANDS drops TODAY 1/22/13 and will be wherever you find the rest of our Victory Records favorites… Go cop it, take a listen, and judge for yourself! Who listens to drummers, anyway? 🙂 Continents – Idle Hands (Victory Records) On their Victory Records debut, UK’s Continents takes territory popularized […]

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Review of FALL CITY FALL’s Victus album; Dropping 1/22/13 on Victory Records

Here’s one from Lord Covey before he hit the road with Shai Hulud. VICTUS is dropping on 1/22 via Victory Records, so cop it when it hits, or go pre-order it NOW for special deals and packages. Kudos, Calgary! Fall City Fall – Victus (Victory Records) The first full-length album from Calgary-based Fall City Fall, Victus, is billed by Victory Records […]

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