Seemingly a man in huge demand, Converge guitarist and well-known producer Kurt Ballou may have just let slip over the weekend that he’s also working with Buffalo’s own Every Time I Die on their upcoming album.
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When it comes to modern hardcore group, it’s hard to find a band more powerful than Every Time I Die. Generally, when they hit the road for a headlining trek, they bring along stellar support, and their latest North American headlining tour was no exception. Bringing along Letlive and Code Orange Kids in tow, Every Time I Die delivered a straight month’s worth of MOSH to ring in the holiday season. Regularly contributing photographer Maclyn Bean attended the tour’s stop in Asbury Park, NJ to capture the show, and you can view the photos below.
Code Orange Kids
Every Time I Die
For original high resolution images and more from the photographer, visit Maclyn Bean Photography on Flickr.
I haven’t even had time get over how good Ex-Lives was and there’s already rumblings of new material from the Every Time I Die camp. Regardless, the band recently unveiled a new track, by the name of ‘Thirst‘, at a show in Los Angeles early last week as the intro to ‘A Wild, Shameless Plain‘ and naturally it has made it’s way to the net — it’s not the best quality ever, but it’s enough to get your bearings and realise that ‘Thirst‘ is another on of the those minute-and-a-bit ragers, like ‘Holy Book Of Dilemma‘ or ‘After One Quarter Of A Revolution‘, that they do so well.
I’ve been late to the letlive. party despite many folks around me going nuts over them. Hardcore isn’t exactly the genre for me anyway save for crust bands, but I finally gave the group a chance with their latest single ‘Banshee (Ghost Fame)’ and was floored. Since then, I’ve heard the group described as progressive hardcore, which isn’t far off the mark. I sort of see them as a mix between Rage Against The Machine, Glassjaw, and Every Time I Die. Make of that what you will, but it truly rocks.
The surprisingly so-so All Stars Tour now has tour dates! The trek — featuring Every Time I Die, Veil of Maya, iwrestledabearonce, and more — will run through July and August. Special guests Volumes will be performing July 26th-August 11th and Structures will appear July 19th-25th and August 12th-17th. Here are the dates:
I tend to think of these yearly summer package tours that Sumerian Records and the Pantheon Agency put on as falling on a certain spectrum. One one end you have Summer Slaughter, meant for fans of more extreme music which has now branched out to appeal to prog fans. On the other end All Stars Tour appeals to more hardcore/scene fans — think a selection of bands that you could see on the heavier end of Warped. I tend to align myself with Summer Slaughter Tour and avoid All Stars like the plague, but this year’s All Stars tour has at least three bands I’d LOVE to see!
When it comes to a lineup that includes the likes of Every Time I Die and The Acacia Strain, it should go without saying; YOU’RE MOSHING. Resident curly fro Maclyn Bean hit up his local stop at Union Transfer in Philadelphia to shoot the show (also featuring Hundredth) in case you couldn’t make it yourself, so live vicariously and mosh at your desk (imagination!) while checking out the photos below:
Coilguns are one of those perfectly hidden secrets in the metal underground, so consider this an olive branch — this is your chance to get acquainted with them. Comprised of a large portion of The Ocean (yeah, seriously!), Coilguns take art-y angular hardcore and intensify the energy in a way that only members of that aforementioned German collective could and, their debut, Commuters is the imagining of exactly that. Metal.de has a full stream of the album, the article may entirely in German, but thankfully soundcloud players are a universal language so get stuck in.
Fans of The Chariot and early days Every Time I Die will find qualities to latch onto here and there, but the main difference being that Coilguns aren’t afraid to slow things down to a funeral march and explore the sparser tempos of post-metal as in the 11 minute long ‘Commuters Part 2‘ or the brooding album closer ‘Earthians‘. But if you don’t have time to fit in a whole album today, at the very least, lend your lug-holes to the minute and half bruiser of ‘Plug-In Citizen‘ — you’d be hard pushed to find another track so instantly satisfying this year.
If you want a visual accompaniment to the track however, there’s an in-studio performance video after the jump!
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If you’re like myself, then you love you some hardcore music. Everything from The Chariot and Every Time I Die to Terror and Converge, when the feedback kicks in and the sound turns up, your blood gets pumping and all you want to do is mosh. I saw Intronaut on Sunday (interview coming soon!), and there was one of two opening bands that go by the name of Carnivores At Grace. They play a mix of hardcore and sludge, and it works really well. This trio of dudes really go hard with their music, and while watching them live I couldn’t help thinking to myself, “Wow. These guys are really freaking good.”
They have an album out right now on their Bandcamp page, and at six bucks, you really can’t go wrong. It also doesn’t hurt that their record was produced by Jamie King, who has worked with Between the Buried and Me and Last Chance To Reason. So go follow them on Facebook and download their album, because you would seriously be missing out if you didn’t.