The New Fury vs. The Pariah: an interview for the ages

After the successful kick-off with their 2016 EP ‘Divided by Choice’ on Redfield Records, melodic hardcore band THE PARIAH are ready to take the European scene by storm with their debut album and their outstanding live performance. Whether as support for, at a festival, or as a headliner, The PARIAH have shared the stage with bands such as NAPOLEON, HUNDREDTH, CAPSIZE, LANDSCAPES, SHAI HULUD, CANVAS and POLAR. It’s pretty safe to say that THE PARIAH have never played a show where they didn’t attract some new fans. Paired up technical finesse and a detailed yet not too polished production, on “NO TRUTH” THE PARIAH know how to underline their uniqueness. ‘No Truth’ is released on September 28 on Redfield Records and Silent Cult in the UK. Be sure to give the guys a like on Facebook and preorder ‘No Truth’ here!

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Post-hardcore band Capsize releases new song, “Fragile”

California’s melodic post-hardcore band Capsize have released a music video for their new single, “Fragile”. Produced by Matt Good (From First To Last), the song is the band’s first to follow up on their Equal Vision Records 2016 full-length A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me, which saw the band have their most successful tour cycle to date.

“This song talks about being mentally exhausted and emotionally defeated by something or someone, hitting breaking points, but not being able to let go or give up on it,” says vocalist Daniel Wand. “For me the main sentiment is trying to understand my own gut feelings that generate my own persistence & reflecting on pushing through rough times to continue to chase an idea, no matter if it seems practical or regardless of any outside opinion.”

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Capsize raises an important, burning music industry question – is the album format dead?

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It’s a question most people have thought of. Since the revenue from album sales isn’t enough anymore for almost any band, musicians have gone to great lengths to keep the dream alive – from driving for Uber, to teaching music lessons, to even using Patreon to bring funds in. Musicians are nothing if not crafty.

California post-hardcore band Capsize have experienced these waters. Once an independent band, Capsize rose through the ranks to release multiple EPs, got signed to Equal Vision Records, and have released 2 full-lengths on the label as well. This success has landed them on multiple opening and support slots with the likes of Ice Nine Kills, and many other notable bands. But even a band like them, who are fairly successful all things considered, has to wonder whether the album format really works – or if a succession of singles is a better idea.

What do you think?

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