Metalcore

Five Hardcore Releases From 2017 You Shouldn’t Miss

November 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

With so many killer metal releases this year, you may have overlooked these 5 hardcore records that deserve a spot in your regular rotation.

Why You Should Give the New Trivium Album a Chance

October 20, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

If the glorious new track, “Betrayer” is any indication, Trivium’s new album should be a chance for metalheads to revisit Florida’s metal heroes.

Track Premiere: Kublai Khan – ‘B.C.’

September 28, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch a new video from metalcore bruisers Kublai Khan now!

Track Premiere: Zao – ‘The Host Has Bared Its Teeth’

September 25, 2017 Vince Bellino

Metalcore legends Zao sense danger on new song “The Host Has Bared Its Teeth.”

Full EP Stream – Vatican – “Ache of Eternity”

August 21, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the flattening new EP from hardcore heavyweights Vatican NOW before its release on Friday.

Integrity’s Dwid Hellion On New Album, ‘Howling…’

July 12, 2017 Neill Jameson

Integrity‘s Dwid Hellion on his creative process, new album Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume and the blues. 

Q&A: Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach On ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ & Killswitch Engage Beer

May 4, 2017 Vince Bellino

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach talks to Decibel about the fifteen-year anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing and Killswitch’s new beer collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. 

Chatting With the Doc: The New Wave of American Heavy Metal

March 31, 2017 J. Andrew Zalucky

A nice fireside chat about metal, hardcore, the early-to-mid 2000s, and the future of extreme music.

Zao

December 19, 2016 Shawn Macomber

The Well-Intentioned Virus
Shaking off the slumber
dB rating: 8/10

Freya

October 17, 2016 Shawn Macomber

Grim
Goddess of fertility and riffs
dB rating: 8/10

Norma Jean Get Different on Polar Similar

August 25, 2016 Greg Pratt

Metalcore forward-thinkers Norma Jean always have something new up their sleeve, a trend that continues on Polar Similar.

Knocked Loose premiere behind-the-scenes look at new album, ‘Laugh Tracks’

August 4, 2016 Vince Bellino

Knocked Loose is on a roll right now, touring with The Acacia Strain, waiting to hit the United States and Europe with Stick to Your Guns and Expire and putting out a full-length album, Laugh Tracks, on September 16. Go behind the scenes of the new album in this new video.

Red Chord Guitarist “Gunface” On Recording for Sesame Street

July 13, 2016 Shawn Macomber

Mike “Gunface” McKenzie — the perception-scrambling metal visionary hitherto best know as the guitarist of The Red Chord guitarist and mastermind behind Stomach Earth — recently recorded a song for Sesame Street entitled “6 Steps to Potty Training.”

Eternal Sleep’s “Straw Man” the Real Deal for Metalcore

May 13, 2016 Albert Mudrian

I Love the Mid-’90s. If you have a similar soft spot for “metallic hardcore” don’t sleep on Eternal Sleep.  

See A Little Light: Exclusive Darkness Divided Stream!

August 18, 2014 Shawn Macomber

To co-opt/augment Riki Rachtman’s old Headbanger’s Ball sign-off, on Written in Blood Darkness Divided has one foot in the metalcore gutter, one fist in the Between the Buried and Me/Devin Townsend-y gold. And for those who don’t reflexively hate the former, the latter will be a very welcome development indeed. Anyway, here’s your chance to…

Demon Hunter Goes Extreme, Track By Track

March 18, 2014 Shawn Macomber

Looks like it’s time to storm the gates of Hell again, kids. That’s right. Demon Hunter returns today with Extremist, an aptly-titled album that raises all of the various and sundry elements of the band’s burly signature sound to new maximal intensities before melding the whole shebang into a more cohesive, focused whole than ever…

Soundtrack to Your Insomnia

December 18, 2012 Shawn Macomber

“I’ve got a problem with bands that come from an area but don’t reflect where they’re from,” While She Sleeps vocalist Lawrence Taylor says toward the end of the press release accompanying This is the Six, the UK band’s latest hypercharged slab of frenetic metalcore. “I know a lot of bands that will sing with…