INTERVIEW: Dance Gavin Dance’s Matt Mingus talks Billboard #1’s, “Calentamiento Global”, and the band’s B-sides

Afterburner

Dance Gavin Dance has been the talk of the scene in 2020. With new record Afterburner being released digitally in April and physically as of the 10th, the band also recently played a digital show to ring in the physical release, to much acclaim. Today, I got the chance to interview drummer Matt Mingus, a member who’s been with the band from the start.

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Alpha Wolf draw a line in the sand with destructive new single, “Creep”

Australian metalcore band Alpha Wolf are one of the heavy music scene’s fastest rising bands, pulling no punches and laying waste to dozens of trendhopping bands that are much less talented. With the band’s sophomore album due out in September via Sharptone Records, the band has released a destructive new single, “Creep”. Give it a spin below.

“‘creep’ vents on frustrations and betrayals faced growing up attending and playing shows in the heavy music scene,” reflects vocalist Lochie Keogh. “It wasn’t long after first coming to shows I realised I was still in the same popularity contest that cast me out when I was younger.”

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Post-hardcore band Patient Sixty-Seven to release two re-recorded songs off their debut EP

In celebration of the band’s very first EP from 2015, Australia post-hardcore band Patient Sixty-Seven are preparing to release re-recorded versions of two of the songs off the band’s debut EP. Though the band have gone from strength to strength in terms of finding their sound (and a growing fanbase, too) as of late, it’s clear the band also haven’t forgotten their roots. Oh, and this isn’t the only news surrounding the band that you might want to pay attention to.

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Gulch to release debut full-length ‘Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress’ on Friday

National Gulch Day? Yeah, that’s this Friday. While the band is perhaps just as well known for their Sanrio hoodie as much as they are for their seriously destructive and violent sets at many of hardcore’s biggest festivals, Gulch have issued details on their upcoming Closed Casket Activities debut album. That record drops Friday, and while the band hasn’t so much as released a new song off it just yet, we’re definitely into surprise releases like this. After all, the band’s previous material – including 2018’s Burning Desire To Draw Last Breath – have received plenty of accolades from the underground. Impressive still is the band’s 25,000 monthly Spotify listeners, which will no doubt increase their burgeoning fanbase. Don’t miss out.

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