Everyone who has a deep appreciation for the healing power of music will get on board with a few bands from their area and latch on, hard. For me, one of those bands is Bloodlined Calligraphy. I have a deep love for the past and present incarnations of the band. I used to watch them in Ypsilanti at Mr. Muggs and The Elbow Room and Woodruffs and various spots all over Michigan. In the 2000s this band was my Michigan hardcore heroes...Read More
"WHAT THE FUCK SOMEONE THREW A BRICK INTO MY TV!"
Oh, this takes me back to a simpler time. When I still drank, smoked shittier weed, and still partied like I was dying before 30. 2008 Was definitely a weird year. At this point in time, I'm over a year out of doing narcotics and smelling the roses of post-raver life as a dropout burnout drunk and a wonderfully treated regular at my local watering hole. This was the end of those times and was leading into a darker period emotionally, what I can say is before shit got dark again, it was a gigantic party similar to this. In a little ass town with a bunch of pothead drunks getting wild to stupid music. It wasn't even close to this video's party, but it was a hell of a time. That's what these TBT's are all about. A look back into what life was through the music of that time period. Deal with it homey, I'm a soft bastard. Dead to Fall hasn't put out a record since but if this is their fucking Swan Song, then fuck yeah man. This shit still rips and the video is one of my favorites to this day!Read More
Eighteen Visions are back and they signed to Rise Records with a newly formed lineup and some brutal production. Joining James, Keith, and Trevor, is one of our favorites in all of hardcore, Josh James of Stick To Your Guns and Formerly of Evergreen Terrace and Casey Jones. He to me signals the seriousness of the rest of the band. Josh tends to be brought in and gives an element that always seems to be what that band is missing.
I am stoked to hear the rest of the record and am down as fuck with this new video for "Oath". 18V and crew enlisted Mick Kenney to produce the record and one of the songs "Live Again" has been confirmed to be written about their friend and a member of 18 Visions Mick Morris who passed away from a heart condition in 2013. The money is definitely still on the table baby and I think Mick would love this new tune. Check out the video below.Read More
Fucking intense, evil, dark as fuck, and of course, brutal. Carnifex laid waste to the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan and I had front row for them to melt my face clear off. From the depths of hell Scott, Buddah and crew ripped the crowd apart with their brand of deathcore that sent chills down my spine. I am so fucking stoked to see them this summer.
Carnifex is also one of the heavier bands to grace the stage at this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Check out the gallery below and give them some love on their links too.Read More