Rock Allegiance 2018 Spotlight: KNOCKED LOOSE

Have you ever just been standing there, minding your own when someone jump kicks your teeth into your skull? That’s exactly what Knocked Loose sounds like. These riffs are so grimy and down tuned so low that the neck of the guitar might as well snap due to lack of tension. They make you want to take a bite out of the sidewalk.

Perhaps the heaviest thing that Kentucky has every produced, Knocked Loose has been cranking out filth since around 2012 with their current lineup. Lead by vocalist, Bryan Garris, Cole Crutchfield and Isaac Hale on guitars, Kevin Otten on bass and on drums, Kevin Kaine. Their metalcore/hardcore revival outfit is currently signed with Pure Noise Records, with one full length, “Laugh Tracks” that was released in the fall of 2016. It was masterfully produced by Will Putney of Fit For An Autopsy whose done work with Body Count, Every Time I Die, Thy Art is Murder, etc.

Knocked Loose is currently making their rounds on a select few dates of the last inception of Warped Tour. Their very first US headlining run was earlier this Spring, alongside Terror and Jesus Piece. This band has been turning heads in the scene ever since their LP dropped. These breakdowns are so heavy the floor nearly caves in. Vocalist Garris prefaces the “Counting Worms” breakdown by barking. This might be the best way to announce a breakdown since 2004 when Unearth called “BREAKDOWN” before it came down in “This Lying World.”

They are definitely one of the hardest bands on the 2018 lineup of Rock Allegiance and arguably one of the most important bands to check out at said festival. Do not leave your vans and dad hats at home.

Knocked Loose will be playing alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach on October 6th, in Camden, NJ.

Tickets for Rock Allegiance are on sale right here and VIP packages are still available.

IMPENDING DOOM Are Back To Their Roots With “The Sin And Doom Vol. II”

            Christian metal act Impending Doom are back to their roots with The Sin and Doom Vol. II. For over a decade, these guys have found inspiration from their faith and their Southern California thrash and deathcore influence. Straying away from the typical themes of meaningless violence and blasphemy, instead Impending Doom have created their own style of “goreship”. While playing heavy riffs and macabre melodies, reverence is the heart of the band. Examining all the sin in today’s world, Impending Doom find solace in their Christian beliefs. Challenging the metal norms, these guys stand out against metal stereotypes. The Sin and Doom Vol. II is a revisit of their early days working with Christopher Eck, producer of The Sin and Doom. Continue reading

THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN And FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Release ‘THE DEPRESSION SESSIONS’ Limited CD Digipak As Record Store Day Exclusive! [Lyric Video]

To celebrate Record Store Day on the 24th November, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will be releasing ‘The Depression Sessions’ exclusively for the first time on CD. In the winter of 2015, three bands with a common outlook on the world came together to create this collective piece of work – each with their own unique stylistic approach to aggressive music. Those three bands were Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.

Previously only available digitally and on vinyl, the experience can now be yours to own, but hurry! The pressing will be limited to 2,000 copies worldwide! This limited CD (Digipak) edition will be available exclusively at your local indie record stores in the U.S. and Canada! To find your nearest one click here. Continue reading

Review: THY ART IS MURDER – ‘Dear Desolation’ [Official Videos]

When you are talking deathcore you are talking about Thy Art Is Murder, they have been called the deathcore kings by many and with the latest release of ‘Dear Desolation’ they proved that they are worthy their throne in the deathcore scene.

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THY ART IS MURDER Release Dear Desolation Teaser Trailer!

Australian death core legends Thy Art Is Murder released the first part of a trailer for their upcoming album ‘Dear Desolation’ on the 14th of July, their full album will get out on the 18th of August via their record label Nuclear Blast. It is scary and it even has some references in it as well, check it out!

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New Music From FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY!

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One of my favorite death core bands, Fit For An Autopsy, have a split album coming out tomorrow, August 12. In anticipation of this release, they have graced us with one of the two tracks that they have recorded for the split “The Depression Sessions“, which also features tracks by The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder.

It’s a pretty killer track and sits strongly alongside the tracks already released by TAS and TAIM. If you like it, make sure to snag a copy HERE.