Do Denmark's very-hyped, babyfaced post-punks Iceage represent The Shape of Punk to Come? That slogan was coined by Refused -- another set of Scandinavian agitators, this time from hardcore-obsessed Sweden -- as the title for a 1998 opus-collage of the various rock music microhistories. Of course, ... More >>
You've probably never heard of of the Massachusetts trio Mindwalk Blvd. But, if like the rest of the world, you spend way too much of your cubicle time over at YouTube, you may have already seen one third of the band. Three years ago, the mother of drummer Tyler Hudson uploaded a montage of old home ... More >>
From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.
You know a band from your city is awesome when one of my favorite people in music, Greg Puciato of the Dillinger Escape Plan, has to ask about them or shout them out every time he's in town. So it goes with Miami's own Poison the Well, the decade-plus-running metal-ish, hardcore-ish, straight-up cru ... More >>
Our must-see picks for this year's edition.
It's more Manilow than morbid.
Dillinger Escape Plan are sort of like a band of vikings, blazing through a town in a maelstrom of chaos that leave the feeble shivering in a puddle of their own secretions. Think noise, destruction, flames -- literally, frontman Greg Puciato has been known to shoot fireballs from the stage between ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT CrossFade mixes it up Photo by Bill Sitzmann Last year, Omaha’s Cursive challenged its fans to remix the single, “Bad Sects,” from the Happy Hollow LP. The winning entry earned the flipside on the 12” single, which is finally available this week. Have a listen to the “ ... More >>
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Hip-hop dominates the charts but the resurgence in modern music is propelled by its subgenres
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
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