Premiere: New Jersey metalcore band Empty Vessel take it to the next level with new song “Mouthbreather” – listen

Empty Vessel is a New Jersey new arrival in the scene, and a force to be reckoned with. The metalcore upcomers have recently premiered their landmark new track “Mouthbreather” through Chugcore, and it sure does pack a punch. Mouthbreathers features the one and only Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King which helps compliment the song in such a dynamic value. Empty Vessel was founded in 2018 with their first single release “Fallout”. In 2019, Empty Vessels unleashed their first EP, and for the first time, showcasing a unique, heavy style incorporated within metalcore. Empty Vessel is a promising breath of fresh, heavy metalcore air. Hear for yourself below!

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This Day In Music History: May 14th, 2007 – Linkin Park releases the polarizing ‘Minutes To Midnight’

When it took Linkin Park over 4 years to release the follow-up to 2003’s Meteora, there were plenty of questions surrounding it, to be sure. Would the band follow the coattails of many of their nu-metal era peers and release a similar album? Would Linkin Park shift gears completely and streamline their sound to a more mainstream audience? Those questions were answered on May 14th, 2007, when Linkin Park released Minutes To Midnight.

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Influential metalcore band Misery Signals detail new album, release first new song in seven years, “The Tempest”

One of the most influential and revered metalcore bands of the last decade+, Misery Signals will make their long-awaited return in 2020 with the independent, self-funded release of their fourth album, Ultraviolet, on August 7th. The upcoming record marks their first full-length release in seven years, and first with founding vocalist Jesse Zaraska since their 2004 debut, Of Malice and the Magnum Heart.
After a week of videos teasing their revival, the band has officially revealed details today for the new album, including the release date, album art, tracklisting and their highly anticipated first new single “The Tempest.” Pre-order the record now and watch the video for the song now at the links below.

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A tribute to the depressive side of post-hardcore in the 2010s

The past ten years decade were a hallmark decade for the metal scene. Picking up a mic and letting emotions out was as accessible as ever, and the post-hardcore genre was booming in many facets. Some bands chose to hone in on the grips of life, with desperate, bleak lyricism and instrumentation that was austere and somber.

One of the earliest examples is the oft-forgotten Decoder (later re-branded as Lead Hands.) With a dreamy presentation, the group, comprised of like-minded members from Of Machines, Oceana, and more came together to deliver an impressive self-titled LP under Rise Records in 2011. This album touched upon the ill-effects of addiction, happiness being out of reach, and the struggle of “Holding On,” solace was in short supply, their music sounding like an ethereal nightmare thanks to the unique backgrounds of each member. Similarly, A Hope For Home emphasized the delicate, deliberate slow pace in their 2011 effort In Abstraction.

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