What’s In A Label? Middle-Man Records

When many people hear screamo nowadays, their minds tend to jump almost immediately to the Warped Tour sensation bands such as Black Veil Brides. It is a term often abused by metal fans to describe simply anything technically in the realm of "heavy" music that they deem unsuitable to be called metal or hardcore; a derogatory term that is an easy way to say "I don't like it." However, this broad, negative view of screamo could not possibly be more wrong, as it is a subgenre within extreme music that many could easily respect. It is the most abrasive, raw, emotional punk out there, yet still melodic at many points, drawing from the post-hardcore/emo sound pioneered just a few years earlier by such acts as Indian Summer, Heroin and Rites of Spring. Sadly, however, after a quick surge in popularity around the time of its inception, screamo took a slight fall from grace within the extreme music community, making it more and more difficult to find new bands that were still popping up in abundance.
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Last Friday while we were distracted by the new Between the Buried and Me song, Alt Press also debuted the new The Human Abstract music video for "Digital Veil." The combination of the two apparently drew a l... Read More...
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You want a brain teaser? Take a peek at the picture below of the band Black Veil Brides. I literally spent about a half an hour staring at the photo trying to find the girl. I still honestly don't believe th... Read More...