THE BANNER PREMIERES NEW SONG ‘SEND ME DOWN’ ON REVOLVER

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The Banner have teamed with Revolver Magazine to present their newest single and video, “Send Me Down,” off the upcoming third album, Greying, out December 9th on Good Fight Music.

 

Just in time for Halloween, the industrial-powered lament of “Send Me Down” shows off the New Jersey band’s full range, from somber to venomous. Hear “Send Me Down” via a video clip created by The Banner frontman JSS and Old Wounds drummer Brandon Gallagher, now streaming exclusively at Revolver, here.

 

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The Banner arrived with a bang in the early ’00s, forcing dark theatrics into metallic hardcore. Ahead of their time, The Banner helped pave the way for the massive resurgence of goth influence within the scene, witnessed today all over the map, from Warped Tour kings like Motionless in White, to critics’ darlings like Iceage.

 

The Banner’s third full-length, and first in over six years, Greying was engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Body Count) and Randy Leboeuf. Out December 9th on Good Fight Music (the same team behind Ferret Music, the label that released the band’s first two albums), Greying shows The Banner to be feral, hungry, and pushing the genre forward yet again.

 

The Banner, live:

 

Nov 14 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House w/ Sheer Terror
Feb 15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ E-Town Concrete, Vision of Disorder, Indecision, Suburban Scum

Shadowy metallic hardcore antiheroes

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EXTINCTION A.D. ADDED TO DESPISED ICON SHOW

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Extinction A.D. has been added to the Despised Icon reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Dec. 21st! Two stages, a shitload of bands. Main stage features Lorna Shore, Extinction A.D., The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The Red Chord and Despised Icon. Doors open at 6pm, tickets are on sale now!

 

XAD will hit the road in November on a run of dates up and down the East Coast. The dates are:

 

11/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Muzik 4 Life
11/15 Greensboro, NC – Suckfest
11/16 Columbia, SC – Foxfield
11/17 New Port Richey, FL – Goat House
11/18 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/19 Birmingham, AL – 1612 11th Pl
11/20 Covington, KY – Legends
11/21 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
11/22 York, PA – The Depot

 

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LIKE MONROE DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE HILLS”

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LIKE MONROE DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE HILLS”
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THINGS WE THINK, BUT NEVER SPEAK OUT 10/14/14

 

Houston rock act LIKE MONROE has debuted a brand new music video for their single “The Hills” today, exclusively at Alternative Press. Directed by Aaron Marsh (OF MICE AND MEN), this happens to be the band’s debut music video release. “Working with Aaron was a no brainer,” says guitarist Chris Deckard. “He was an easy choice! He was present during the writing process and has been a part of this project since the very beginning.”

 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH “THE HILLS” VIDEO

 
The single comes from the band’s upcoming debut full length, Things We Think, But Never Speak, due out this Tuesday, October 14th via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. Drew Fulk, known for his work with Motionless In White & Upon a Burning Body, was tapped to produce the effort. The video for “The Hills” comes not long after the band released their last single from the new LP, “Roswell.” Click here to listen.

 

 

Both “Roswell” and “The Hills” are now available via iTunes Instant Gratification for those who pre-order the album. You can also purchase each single separately here and here. Drew Fulk, known for his work with Motionless In White & Upon a Burning Body, was tapped to produce the effort. LIKE MONROE just wrapped up a successful string of dates with Eyes Set To Kill and plan to get back on the road soon.

 

 

Vocalist Ty Johnson concludes, “We are really excited about this video, We hope that everyone else enjoys it just as much as we do.”

 

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WITHIN THE RUINS PREMIERE 2ND MUSIC VIDEO

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WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted a brand new music video for their latest single “Calling Card,” exclusively via BLOODYDISGUSTING.COM. Directed by long time veteran director Kevin J. Custer, the video is a drastic departure from what most metal videos look like these days. “This is a perfect representation of the concept of our new album Phenomena,” says vocalist Tim Goergen.

 

WATCH THE CALLING CARD VIDEO HERE

 

The video depicts Goergen as the main character in a comic book, a running theme throughout the band’s latest release. He continues, “Comics and metal go hand in hand and we are beyond stoked on how this video came out! Definitely the most fun we’ve had on set for a music video.” This video is a followup to the fiery “Gods Amongst Men” video that was released a few months ago. Watch that here.

 
The band just announced a string of dates throughout Canada and the U.S. with Texas in July, starting in November. But first, the band is headed out in support of Born of Osiris and Thy Art Is Murder on the Tomorrow We Die Alive tour starting October 10th. Click here for all tour dates.

 

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The new tour dates finds the band in peak form and fresh off the success of their latest album Phenomena which was released on July 22, 2014 via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. The LP is the fourth album we’ve seen from the Massachusetts metal act. Revolver Magazine states, “Picking up where last year’s breakthrough, ‘Elite,‘ left off, this Massachusetts band delivers crushing death-core that takes chances.” Metal Injection calls the new album “a well refined album with more surprises than one would expect.”

 


 

WELCOME NASTY TO THE FAMILY

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NASTY: Good Fight Music announces North American release of Belgians’ next album

 

Fresh off the release of Old Wounds‘ new EP, Death Projection, and the signing of The Banner, Good Fight Music announces it will team up with Belgian band Nasty for the North American release of its next album.

 

Formed a decade ago in La Calamine, Belgium, Nasty has released four albums to date and has toured the world exhaustively, playing almost every country in Europe, as well as the US, Brazil, Japan, China and South Korea. In the past year alone, Nasty has toured with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Strife, Madball, Deez Nuts, and more.

 

Nasty’s fifth album, as yet untitled, will be released in North America on Good Fight Music in 2015. Expect unrepentant breakdowns and Belgian-accented mosh incitements.

 

Stream “Lying When They Love Us,” a track off the album, here.

 

Watch the video, here.

 

Good Fight founder Carl Severson states: “Good Fight was born out of the hardcore scene and we embrace that. There are a number of young bands with a fresh take on hardcore right now and Nasty really stood out to us. After their recent European tour with Terror, we’d heard they were great dudes as well. We are lucky to have the opportunity to work with them.”

 

Nasty frontman Matthi adds: “We are very happy to have Good Fight as our new home and partner for North America. We are already feeling at home.”

WELCOME THE BANNER TO THE FAMILY

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Good Fight Music welcomes The Banner to its family.

 

One of the standouts of New Jersey’s hardcore history, The Banner injected morbid, gothic vibes into metallic hardcore in the early ’00s – along with bands like Ink and Dagger, The Banner turned a whole new generation onto a tradition set forth by The Misfits in the ’80s.

 

Now, well over a decade since its formation, The Banner returns, vital as ever, ready to push hardcore forward once again.

 

The connection between The Banner and Good Fight Music runs deep: Good Fight boss Carl Severson released The Banner’s previous two albums – 2005′s Each Breath Haunted and 2008′s Frailty – on his former label, Ferret Music.

 

Good Fight will release The Banner’s fourth full-length album, Greying, in the upcoming months. The band’s first album in more than five years, Greying was produced by Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Poison the Well), also producer of 2008′s Frailty.

 

With the final touches now being put on Greying, The Banner reveals one new song off the album: “Crippling Despair.” Stream the track here.

 

“Crippling Despair” gives a glimpse at what’s to come: ripping hardcore punk, cloaked in blackened bludgeon and mournful atmosphere.

 

The Banner founder and frontman JSS states: “Greying is a mix of Each Breath Haunted’s darkness and Frailty’s heaviness. To bring you this album we mobilized the same team that brought you Frailty: producer Will Putney and label boss Carl Severson. Greying is very much a continuation of everything we built in the last decade, pushing everything forward to create the best music we’ve ever made.”

 

Now, with an entirely new legion of young hardcore bands flourishing in its shadow – bands like Good Fight labelmates Old Wounds, for example – The Banner is back.

 

Stand by for more details about Greying, coming up on Good Fight Music, and look out for The Banner – now consisting of founder/frontman JSS, guitarist Garrett Defalco, bassist Steve Tanis, and drummer Jake Blochinger – on tour soon.

OLD WOUNDS – DEATH PROJECTION RELEASED TODAY

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OLD WOUNDS: Death Projection EP out today on Good Fight Music, streaming in full via Alternative Press; band tears up North America on Invisible Oranges tour

 

Old Wounds‘ new EP, Death Projection, is out today on Good Fight Music.

 

Alternative Press is now streaming the entire EP, right here.

 

Death Projection was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Modern Life Is War). As drummer Brandon Gallagher states, “It’s definitely more metal influences than any of our other material, and we all think it’s our best.”

 

A recent review on Pitchfork paints Death Projection with these words: “Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene… Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge’s Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo… It’s a furious – and meticulous – piece of work.”

 

The Death Projection EP is now available from Good Fight Music, along with various merch options, here.

 

The New Jersey crew is currently in the midst of the Invisible Oranges-sponsored “Death Projection Tour” with Exalt, and will hit the road again later this fall with Vices. All tourdates, here.

 

“Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene… Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge’s Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo… It’s a furious – and meticulous – piece of work.” –Pitchfork

 

“This young New Jersey trio play metallic hardcore… which tips its hat to acts like Turmoil, Disembodied, and Buried Alive.” –Guitar World

 

 

“Old Wounds are making a name for themselves the old-fashioned way: getting in people’s faces and freaking them out with punked-out metal core.” –Alternative Press

 

 

 

“Youthful frantic hardcore sounds with churning metallic guitars… These guys are bringing ’90s metallic hardcore back, taking influence from groups such as Turmoil and Indecision, and snowballing into a bigger piece of a new generation of hardcore.” –Mass Appeal

 

“Nasty, vitriolic post-hardcore.” –MetalSucks

 

 

“A metalcore wallop that succeeds at being catchy and furious…” –Cvlt Nation

 

 

 

 


 

OLD WOUNDS STREAMING NEW SONG

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Pitchfork is now streaming Old Wounds’ newest single, “Bloodpact,” off the Jersey boys’ new EP, Death Projection, out next week on Good Fight Music.

 

Pitchfork’s Zoe Camp writes: “Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene… Frontman Kevin Iavraoni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge’s Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo… It’s a furious – and meticulous – piece of work…”

 

An early champion of Old Wounds, Pitchfork cheered the band back in 2013 with these words: “Lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip… [Old Wounds] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band’s concision and power.”

 

Old Wounds begin a North American tour this week with Canada’s Exalt, presented by Invisible Oranges.

 

The ‘Wounds have also now unveiled a second fall tour, kicking off in October, which sees the band shoot down the East Coast with Floridian bloozer-bruisers Vices and includes a stop at Fest 13 in Gainesville.

 

Invisible Oranges presents: Old Wounds, Exalt
Sep 12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wunderloft
Sep 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
Sep 14 – Bellaire, OH @ Rock Hill Community Center
Sep 15 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
Sep 16 – Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
Sep 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold
Sep 18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Genesis Church
Sep 19 – Ajax, ON @ Rotilicious
Sep 20 – Kitchener, ON @ Koi Fest
Sep 22 – Montreal, QC @ il Motore
Sep 23 – Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up
Sep 24 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
Sep 25 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Pizza Place
Sep 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory
Sep 27 – New York, NY @ ABC No Rio

 

Old Wounds, Vices
Oct 24 – Centereach, NY @ Casa de Swezey
Oct 25 – Oneonta, NY @ Oneonta Punk Fest
Oct 26 – York, PA @ Skid Row
Oct 27 – Altoona, PA @ Empire
Oct 28 – Harrisonburg, PA @ The Blue Nile
Oct 29 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Muzik 4 Life
Oct 30 – Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa’s
Oct 31 – Jacksonville, FL @ Goth J’s Palace
Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL @ Fest 13
Nov 3 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s
Nov 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
Nov 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

 

Out September 16th, Death Projection is now available for pre-order from our official online store!

 


 

LIKE MONROE LP ANNOUNCED

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LIKE MONROE ANNOUNCES NEW LP
NEW SINGLE “THE HILLS” DEBUTED
COVER + TRACK LIST REVEALED
PRE ORDERS NOW LIVE!

THINGS WE THINK, BUT NEVER SPEAK, OUT 10/14/14

 

Houston rock act LIKE MONROE will release their debut LP titled Things We Think, But Never Speak on October 14, 2014 via eOne / Good Fight. The first single “The Hills” is available today via iTunes Instant Gratification for those who pre-order the album. “The Hills is one my favorite songs on the album! We are incredibly excited to show everyone what we’ve been working on,” says vocalist Ty Johnson.

 

Drew Fulk, known for his work with Motionless In White & Upon a Burning Body, was tapped to produce the effort. Johnson concludes, “It’s been a dream come true to work with the eOne/GoodFight team. They are the best at what they do. The guys and I can’t wait to hit the road on the upcoming tours!

 

LISTEN TO “THE HILLS” HERE

 

The band will be hitting the road later this week, most notably on a handful of dates with ALL THAT REMAINS followed by a full run with EYES SET TO KILL on the “Little Liar Tour.” View all dates here.

 

After a stunning performance at South By South West and Never Say Never Festivals last year, LIKE MONROE is poised to hit the road hard over the next year. Tee shirt pre order bundles are also available directly from the band found here.

 

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THE CONTORTIONIST DEBUT NEW SONG

cont With only 2 weeks remaining before the release of their highly anticipated new LP, THE CONTORTIONIST are debuting a new single called “Primordial Sound” today, exclusively through METALSUCKS.

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  “Primordial Sound” is also available as an iTunes “Instant Gratification” track. Meaning, fans who pre order Language today will get the single immediately. That’s also the case for “Language I: Intuition,” the first track the band premiered a few weeks ago. Fans who pre order Language today will receive both!   THE CONTORTIONIST recently debuted an all new music video for their latest single “Language I: Intuition” exclusively through Altpress.com. Directed by Corey Norman, this is the first music video installment from the band since they debuted the rapidly watched “Dreaming Schematics” video released in 2012.

WATCH “LANGUAGE I: INTUITION” VIDEO HERE

  An array of pre-orders are still available including bundles including shirts, vinyl and even the chance to win a 7-string guitar from Ibanez.   tracklist

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  The band will be headed out on the road in support of the release of Language on the “Escape From The Studio Tour.” The Contortionist will support PERIPHERY, bookended by headlining dates in select markets featuring Intervals and Polyphia.   74a3227c-d95e-4263-a8de-079c4caeae5a