Over the span of 20+ years, Connecticut metalcore/hardcore veterans Hatebreed have always embodied and channeled the spirit of overcoming obstacles and belief in yourself better than almost any band out there. 7 full-lengths, multiple Warped Tour stints, and even a cover album paying tribute to their musical heroes is just about all you can ask for from a band that’s been around as long as Hatebreed has. And given how good they still are (2016’s The Concrete Confessional was another rock solid release in their catalogue), Hatebreed’s music is more relevant than ever.
I recently talked to bassist Chris Beattie in July about the band’s history, playing to new crowds, and even the 20th anniversary of their landmark debut, Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire. Perhaps the band is plotting something special surrounding the album? Find out below. (Editor’s note: the celebration of the aforementioned album appears to be confirmed on The PRP as well.)
Three years only after their debut album, Wishful Thinking, British pop-punk’s rising stars Neck Deep are back again with their third record, The Peace and the Panic (TPATP). This is a much-anticipated release, as their previous one (Life’s Not Out To Get You, 2015) has been met with both critical and commercial success. Since then, the band’s been touring the world with State Champs, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil or earlier this year with A Day To Remember. So we can legitimately say that TPATP is awaited by a fair amount of fans around the world.
After a first day that has kept all its promises, Hellfest opens up its gates for the 60.000 of us on this Saturday morning. And today, again, we have quite a big program, as we’re seeing acts such as Suicidal Tendencies, Comeback Kid, Soilwork, Frank Carter, and on the first Main Stage, we will have the honor to witness what could be described as a Hard Rock All-Star Game : The Dead Daisies, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, Ugly Kid Joe, Steel Panther, Airbourne and Aerosmith.
Metallica’s “Worldwired” headlining tour may be coming to a close, but as successful as the tour has been (with massive crowds coming out every single night), I doubt anything tops what just happened when the tour stopped in Vancouver last night. Case in point, the person in a wheelchair that was assisted by fellow metalheads to be able to crowdsurf.
Metal has a way of uniting fans of all races and creeds, and I don’t think there’s anything better than the pics below. Like Avenged Sevenfold tweeted, “Don’t ever let anyone or anything hold you back.”