It’s been nearly a decade since Canadian post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire last released new music. In that time, the band has broken up in 2011, played a farewell tour the following year, and then reunited in 2015, continuing to play festival dates while repeatedly emphasizing that they were taking things slowly, with no immediate plans for new music. And with Dallas Green’s City and Colour project finding more success than ever, many fans have had little hope that new music would ever arrive.
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!
Midwest melodic hardcore band NANASHI have announced their debut album “The Marks You Left On Me”. With the announcement, the band have also premiered a music video for their new single “Triggered”, directed by Sam Link (Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens). Check out the new single below. Pre-orders are available for their new album in both physical and digital form. NANASHI also has some upcoming tour dates, which you can catch below as well. This is a band that you do not want to sleep on.
When I listen to hardcore (especially the melodic kind), I’m aiming to hear passion and sincerity in the band’s lyrics and music. Ultimately, I’m looking to feel something. It’s safe to say Melbourne, Australia melodic hardcore band Incentives does just that on their latest single, “Corrode”. Featuring gritty vocals that are never overbearing and a rhythm section that’s more than competent (in sections, the song really grooves), the song is a pretty good introduction to the band overall, having never heard of them before listening to the song.
If you’re a fan of Napoleon, Heart In Hand, and/or It Prevails, you’re going to want to check this out immediately. Hell, if you’re a fan of any kind of music that will make you truly feel, this will be right up your alley. Check out the song below and tell us your thoughts. It comes off their new EP, Dusk, available June 30th.