Turnstile, Backtrack, and Heavy Chains confirmed for Life And Death Tour

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The second annual premier hardcore tour, Life & Death, has announced its first batch of confirmed bands: Turnstile, Backtrack and Heavy Chains. These three bands will appear alongside two more headliners, which will be announced June 9th, throughout the duration of the four-week-long North American tour spanning throughout August. Check out the dates below.

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Author & Punisher premiere new song, “Callous And Hoof”


Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, the musically-inclined mechanical engineer who has created an intricate set of machines to replicate his unique version of doom, is streaming “Callous and Hoof” a new song from the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, Melk En Honing (June 30).

Preorders available here. New song available to stream after the jump.

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Remember when Hopesfall and Trustkill Records were on top of the world?


A big part of growing up is the music you listened to, the shows you attend, and how much of an impact a band has on you. Though I may enjoy other bands more, post-hardcore legends Hopesfall have always had a huge impact on me. Their album The Satellite Years is one of my favorite albums ever, and really had an impact on me both from a quality music and music discovery standpoint.

Here’s a live video of the band from Hellfest 2003. Remember when Trustkill Records was the biggest label around, with bands like Misery Signals, Nora, Throwdown, and Eighteen Visions? I do.

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