Vein are, simply put, one of the biggest risers from the underground hardcore and metal scenes right now. Their debut album Errorzone made its way to the top of several 2018 AOTY lists (including ours!), and the Closed Casket Activities band have already toured with the likes of Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive, just to name a few. Now, the band is headlining their own tour this fall – with plenty of excellent special guests, too.
While there’s sadly a plethora of formerly interesting bands now attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator via lazy songwriting and lack of inspiration, there’s plenty of exciting acts that are rising from their local scenes to tour with known quantities. Some, like Knocked Loose, seemingly did so overnight – while others, like Code Orange, took more of a slow burning route to get nominated for Grammy awards.
No matter which way you slice it, if you’re a fan of hardcore, metalcore, grindcore, or really any heavy music subgenre, there’s plenty of exciting acts coming around. On this first edition of Notes From Underground, we’re bringing you the best the underground has to offer. Strap yourselves in and discover something new today.
There’s a new and exciting wave of bands rising up from the Euro and UK underground scenes right now. Devoid of pretension or posturing and delivering only honest emotion, rising acts like Casey, Loathe, Holding Absence, and now Manchester’s Parting Gift are doing new and exciting things in the music scene.
Line up : Code Orange / Nicole Dollanganger / Twitching Tongues / Vein
Location : Chicago, IL
Venue : Bottomlounge
Date : June 28th, 2018