Fans happily get Knocked Loose in Nashville

The year was 1998, and I remember my friends got me a ticket for my birthday to see a brand new band taking the Northeast Hardcore scene by storm. The band was Hatebreed, and prior to this show, my only experience with live heavy metal was the comparatively tame hair metal band Poison. This night […]

We talked music with Orlando metal band, Kill the Sound

Here we go, female-fronted heavy metal band Kill The Sound from Orlando, Florida is rising and delivering some of the darkest, and brutal metal. I was scouring the web and fell upon this metal collective and was amazed to see a powerhouse female dominated group. The band’s relentless push into this maddening metal industry has […]

Rising Artist Spotlight: Advents

Metalcore is one of the most common subgenres of heavy metal and it’s arguably the most popular. Combining the best elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, metalcore is brimming with aggressive breakdowns and mosh inducing hooks. Advents, a rising metalcore band from the outskirts of NYC are working tirelessly to ensure they bring innovation […]

Outbreak Festival 2022: Day Three

The third and final day of Outbreak Fest was the attendee-proclaimed “Cali Day” of the festival. Seven of the bands — roughly a third of the artists to take the stage that day — originated from California. Of the seven California-based bands, three of them — Ceremony, Deafheaven and Touché Amoré — played the final […]

Outbreak Festival 2022: Day One

Excitement was high for the 10 Year Anniversary celebration of Outbreak Fest! Fans flocked to Bowlers Exhibition Center in Manchester to experience the largest hardcore music festival in the United Kingdom.  It was a repeated sentiment that this particular edition of the festival was one worth coming out for. Not only was this a massive […]