*** The Official HXC Music Thread ***
- 08-21-2007, 06:20 PM
Yeah come to think of it I don't think I have a Trustkill release that's less then 5 years old, like I said I have fallen out of enjoying the music lately. Sad to hear they aren't the label they used to be.
Yes I remember Hatebreed, do you remember Jasta 14? It was Jamie Jastrezemski's band before Hatebreed, I loved them, they were one of those bands I could count on to show up for any show no matter where it was or what the weather. Then I have this strange memory of Jamie promoting/producing/managing (I don't remember) a band called Channel...I have a red vinyl 7" somewhere....however time has slipped the memory away from me, I have no idea what Jamie had to do with Channel or why he gave me the record, all I know is that by the time I listened to it (it was awesome) and wanted to book them, the band had broken up. Maybe you know that piece of the puzzle.
Oh I could just sit here and think for hours about all kinds of crazy stuff...I really appreciate being able to just throw all this stuff out there.
May I ask where you heard about Overcast from? I am thinking you must have been right around me, I have a memory of the band I was in touring with Overcast and I think we were at the King's Head Inn in Virginia (which is the farthest we had ever toured, that's how I remember...but of course that was nothing for Overcast), and I remember both bands got that horrible silent treatment. The "unknown band syndrome" as my brother called it. Nobody knew who we were and we finished our sets, grabbed our money, and hit the road. Really awkward feeling, we even played PA and MD and stuff and had people know us. So that makes me think Overcast wasn't as widely-spread as I think they deserved to be.
- 08-22-2007, 12:36 PM
Nah, I never Heard Jamie's previous band.
Most of the bands I heard was from my friend, or the fact I read the Very Distro mag front to back...Man I think that thing had 30+ releases per page.
Sometimes you look at the record label and you already know what they sound like. Other times I would just take chances...Thanks goodness for the Internet now...
You can actually hear a lot of bands before you pick up their release.
08-23-2007, 12:36 AM
methusaleh, do you mind saying who in KSE and shadows fall you are friends with? just curious cause i am a huge kse fan, although i have to agree with xjsynx in that i like blood has been shed a little better.
another good one is dilinger escape plan, i have listened to a lot of them lately, a lot of all that remains too, although those two aren't really just hardcore
08-23-2007, 12:56 AM
08-23-2007, 07:34 AM
warnerve-- Mike from KSE and Brian from Shadows Fall, I grew up with them both in lovely central Massachusetts, they were in a band called Overcast which I believe was THE best hardcore/metal band in history, period! I just found their MySpace page so check it out if you want to hear some of the songs:
I used to run a record label that was going to do an Overcast record, then I got deployed with the Army. When Overcast broke up I was asked to be part of KSE (yes, there never was a name change contrary to popular belief) by Mike but I declined because the practice space was in the opposite direction of where I was going to school at the time (already an hour commute!). This can all be verified through Mike, I have no reason to make up stories. I spent many many long hours of my life devoted to the success of Overcast both live and in the studio, and I wished nothing but success upon KSE when Mike started the band.
PM me if you think you know me, I'd be absolutely ecstatic to network with people from the past. I'm sure this last post must narrow it down if you do know me....
08-23-2007, 11:18 AM
There are a lot of different HXC styles, but genrally what I classify HXC is HXC kids playing music. So somewhere down the line band or band memers are associated with the hxc scene.
All That Remains is fronted by the old Shadows Fall singer, which was started by ex-Overcast memebers, etc...
I am not big fan of DEP though; however, I might listen to it now and say not bad. Did you hear the cover EP they did? They covered a Justin Timberlake song. Good stuff. Something about HXC covers I love.
Evergreen Terrace does this a lot too.
1. Sponge - "Plow"
2. Tears For Fears - "Mad World"
3. Michael Sembello - "Maniac"
4. The Offspring - "The Kids Aren't Alright
5. Hum - "Stars"
6. U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
7. Operation Ivy - "Knowledge"
8. Smashing Pumpkins -" Zero"
9. NOFX - "Dying Degree"
10. "Brave Reality" (Evergreen Terrace original)(Poison "Every Rose Has Its Thorn") (Featuring a cover of Drowning Pool's "Bodies")(Spongebob Cover) – 6:26
They usually have covers on most of their albums. Like Heavy Number One...
One of my favorite covers though is by xThrowdownx and is Baby Gots Back.
08-23-2007, 11:21 AM
Speaking of all these old bands remind me of Disembodied, Dead Guy, Kiss It Goodbye, Floor Punch, Shutdown, Brothers Keeper, etc...One band just triggers another for strange reasons sometimes...
08-23-2007, 05:06 PM
Catherine is a new No-Cal metalcore band on Rise Records, which are an upcoming label in the scene.
Catherine has had comparison from AILD, Atreyu, and Underoath.
wiki:Catherine is a Metalcore band from Sacramento, California. They are currently signed to Rise Records. On December 23, 2006, the band officially announced that Bryan Lemasters was asked to leave Catherine. Their then merch guy Nick Bradwell stepped in. Catherine started writing their next album April 16, 2006 and it was released on August 7, 2007. They will be recording for 2 weeks in Portland Oregon then leaving for tour traveling the U.S. The band is looking forward to releasing this next album, an album that they feel will be a musical break through, combining their trade mark breakdown, intelligent guitar riffs with an occasional vocal harmony...along with the growls. Guitarists Jesse Alejandrez and Robert Tobin are a recognized young (18) local talent that has caused a stir in the music industry of their hometown. As of Thursday, July 12, 2007, bassist Paul Vicory was replaced by 17 year old Steve Barboza, formerly guitarist of fellow Sacramento band Tear Down December.
Rumor Has It: Astaroth Has Stolen Your Eyes
RISE043 - Aug 8, 2006
2. Party On The Interstate
5. Is It Tomorrow Yet?
*not actual video, but great song with a great movie
6. The Beggar
7. Reach For The Sky
8. Evil Man, Dead Man
9. Tom The Overlord
10. Denigration Makes John Doe Angry
RISE050 - Jul 31, 2007
1. First Take
2. The Naturals
4. Light Brite
5. Dear Elizabeth
7. Though Art A Villain
8. Let's Pretend Like It's 1910
9. To Be Specific
10. Praise The Night Time
08-23-2007, 06:28 PM
xDisciplex later changing to xDisciplex A.D. is some hard hitting HXC from Erie, PA.
Fronted by Dave Quiggle, who is responsible for a lot of the art work in hardcore.
As far as I know xDisciplex is no longer together. Dave and other members went on to Jesus Wept who play more of a straight forward (old school) approach then the hard hitting in your face style of xDisciplex.
Other side projects of xDisciplex members include the band Shockwave.
OG Release: 1996
5. Scarred Hands
6. Held Accountable
1. Trial By Fire
3. Shoot Our Wounded
Imitation Of Love
1. See Me Through
2. Set To Destroy
3. Candy Apple
5. Heart Strings Broken
6. Refuge And Strength
10. Final Sunset
GoodLife & GoodFellow Records
No Blood, No Alter Now
1. Pray Your Gods
2. So Send I You
3. River Of Life
4. Falling Down
5. Death Of Death
7. Two Faced
Triple Crown Records
2. Told You So
4. All Or Nothing
5. Christ Shaped Vacuum
6. Fight To The Death
7. Little Big Man
8. Open Heart Surgery
9. Age Of Reason
10. My Own Way
11. Trial By Fire
1. Two Faced
2. Age Of Reason
4. Candy Apple
5. Heart Strings Broken
6. Trial By Fire
8. Shoot Our Wounded
15. Scarred Hands
16. Held Accountable
17. Vital Indecision
*Eighteen tracks from the kings of Erie, Pennsylvania hardcore. Includes tracks from the "Scarab" 7", "Lantern" EP, various compilations, cover songs, and live material; plus a 16 page full color booklet with over 50 pictures and the full history of the band!
Triple Crown Records
TC041 - Mar 18, 2003
1. New Defiance
3. The Mission
4. Lick Your Wounds
5. Die Humanity
6. Sons Of Liberty
7. Break The Curse
8. God Save Me
9. New Life
10. Total Mobilization For Total War
11. The Revelation
FR032 - May 20, 2003
1. Blood Feud
2. Last Straw
3. One Voice For Counterrevolution
ASM03 - Jul 1, 2003
1. Blood Fued
2. One Voice For Counterrevolution
4. Held Accountable
5. Respect Past Due
6. Pray Your Gods
7. So Send I You
8. River Of Life
9. Falling Down
10. Death Of Death
12. Two Faced
13. See Me Through
14. Set To Destroy
15. Candy Apple
17. Refuge And Strength
18. Heart Strings Broken
22. Final Sunset
08-23-2007, 06:51 PM
xjysnx man you are putting me on music overload! I can't wait to sit down and listen to some of these bands you've shared with us here!
Brother's Keeper, wow I remember them!
Intent to Injure
Ten Yard Fight
Side By Side
08-24-2007, 10:33 AM
Yeah, this is why I started this thread. Didn't know if I would talking to myself though
There is not too many people I know who listen to HXC.
Good ol Youth Crew HXC
Ten Yard Fight was pretty solid, didn't listen too much to the other bands. I don't recall a few of them....
08-24-2007, 11:36 AM
Parkway Drive are a metalcore band from down under that have a very heavy and brutal sound. As I recall they are part of the Aussie SXE sound in Australia.
After pulling some info on Parkway Drive they will have a new release in October, which sounds even tighter than before.
wiki:Parkway Drive are a metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. As of 2005, Parkway Drive has released an EP, entitled Don't Close Your Eyes, two split CDs, and a full-length album, Killing with a Smile.
Parkway Drive formed in the summer of 2003, and not long after, released a split EP with Adelaide I Killed The Prom Queen (Disbanded). Later that year, the band also made an appearance on the Byron Bay Hardcore compilation What We've Built, preceded by their debut EP, Don't Close Your Eyes.
In May 2005, the band headed to the USA to record their debut album with renowned metal producer, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (who is responsible for acclaimed releases from the likes of Unearth, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, and From Autumn To Ashes) at Zing Studio in Massachusetts.
Since the release of Don't Close Your Eyes, Parkway Drive have rapidly accumulated a loyal fanbase Australia-wide, courtesy of support slots for international acts including Hatebreed, In Flames, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Alexisonfire, and performances at Metal for the Brain 2005 and Australia's Hardcore 2005. They have built quite a strong reputation within the music industry, this led to their signing with Epitaph record labels.
In June 2006, the band was signed to Epitaph Records, which released Killing with a Smile in the United States during August of that year.
In late May 2006, second bass player Shaun Cash left the band for personal reasons with the full support of the rest of the members. The band soon found a replacement in their "merch guy" and long-time friend, Jia "Pipey" O'Connor. Now a permanent part of the line-up, he played with them for the rest of their first international tour in the UK and Europe, and later dates in the United States.
In October 2006, they were billed as the Australian contingent on the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, playing alongside Anti-Flag, Underoath, Thursday, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday and Saosin. As of November and December 2006 they are to appear at the Homebake Festival, Sound Fest, Resist Records' tour, Soundwave Festival and Gravity G Festival before returning to the UK and Europe.
On 3 March 2007, they played a new song, The Siren's Song, to a crowd at the venue Underworld in Camden, hinting that it may feature on a future album. A video of the band performing the song on their recent Japan tour can be found here: 
They have been added to the U.S. Vans Warped Tour so far they are the only Australian band at the punk fest.
Confirmation that the band are hitting the studio in May for recording a new release has been announced. Once again Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage is said to be the producer of their 2nd album "Horizons".
It has been confirmed by the Kill Your Stereo eZine that the new album will be released on the 6th of October and will be called "Horizons". On the 15th of August 2007 Winston did an interview on Australia's Triple J Radio station in which he previewed a track off of the album 'Horizons'. The track is called 'Boneyards'. this track can also be heard on there myspace page
* Winston McCall - Vocals
* Ben Gordon - Drums
* Jeff Ling - Guitar
* Luke Kilpatrick - Guitar
* Jia "Pipey" O'Connor - Bass
* Brett "Steegy" Versteeg - Bass
* Shaun Cash - Bass
* Tom Jagels - Guitar
2003 - Split EP with I Killed The Prom Queen
3. I Watched
4. Swallowing Razorblades
2003, Reissue 2006
2. Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em
3. Dead Dreams
4. Flesh, Bone and Weakness
5. The Cruise
6. You're Over
7. Looks Like Yoda
8. Don't Close Your Eyes
Killing With A Smile
EPI824 - Oct 10, 2006
1. Gimme A D
2. Anasasis (Xenophontis)
4. Romance Is Dead
5. Guns For Show, Knives For A Pro
7. Picture Perfect, Pathetic
8. It's Hard To Speak Without A Tongue
10. Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em
11. A Cold Day In Hell
02. The Sirens' Song
03. Feed Them To The Pigs
05. Five Months
07. Idols And Anchors
08. Moments In Oblivion
09. Breaking Point
10. Dead Man's Chest
08-24-2007, 02:11 PM
Bury Your Dead
BYD started out on Eulogy records and now signed with Victory.
BYD plays Moshcore, which delivers heavy breakdowns for beatdowns in the pit....
wiki:Bury Your Dead (sometimes abbreviated to BYD) is a five-piece moshcore band that hails from Worcester, Massachusetts. They are currently playing with Suicide Silence on their headline "Don't Call It A Comeback Tour" and are scheduled to play New England Metal Fest 2007.
In January 2007, vocalist Mat Bruso left the band, wanting to focus on "more important things like going back to school to become a teacher". Soon after in March 2007, Michael Crafter, former vocalist for I Killed the Prom Queen and Carpathian, briefly took over vocal duties for part of the "Don't Call It A Comeback Tour", only to leave during the tour to return to Australia due to homesickness. And now, due to Crafter leaving while on tour, Bury Your Dead have quickly appointed Myke Terry of Cassius to perform vocals.
Howard Jones, vocalist of Killswitch Engage, manages Bury Your Dead.
* Brendan "Slim" MacDonald (guitar)
* Eric Ellis (guitar)
* Aaron Patrick (bass)
* Mark Castillo (drums)
* Myke Terry (vocals)
* Michael Crafter (vocals)
* Mat Bruso (vocals)
* Joe Krewko (vocals)
* Mike Nunez (vocals)
* Jay Crowe (guitar)
* Rich Casey (bass)
* Chris Sansone (drums) - Now drums for The Breathing Process
* Dan O'Connor (guitar) - Now vocals/guitar in Four Year Strong
*Jesse Viens (guitar) (appeared on first demo, never played live)
*Mark Hundley (vocals) (appeared alongside Joe Krewko on first demo, never played live)
You Had Me At Hello
ER57 - May 24, 2005
1. Sunday's Best
2. Tuesday Night Fever
3. Dragged Out and Shot
4. So ****ing Blues
5. Burn Baby Burn
6. 33 RPM
7. Cammo Is My favorite Color
8. 69 Times a Charn
9. Ten Minutes Romance
10. Mosh n' Roll
Cover Your Tracks
VIC234 - Oct 19, 2003
1. Top Gun
2. Vanilla Sky
3. Mission: Impossible
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Magnolia [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrOW8saRmP8"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
6. The Outsiders
7. Mission: Impossible 2
8. The Color Of Money [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IDEYD1gBAg"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
9. Risky Business
11. All The Right Moves
12. Losin' It
VIC280 - Jul 19, 2005
1. Top Gun [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=warD4-2JhYk"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
2. Vanilla Sky
3. Mission Impossible
5. Sunday's Best
7. The Color Of Money
8. 30 RPM
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10. Camo Is My Favorite Color
12. Losin' It
Beauty And The Breakdown
VIC300 - Jul 11, 2006
1. House Of Straw [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2PqSlg-gcQ"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
2. A Glass Slipper
3. The Poison Apple
4. Twelfth Stroke Of Midnight
5. Trail Of Crumbs
6. A Wishing Well
7. Let Down Your Hair
8. Mirror, Mirror...
9. Second Star To The Right
10. The Enchanted Rose
11. House Of Brick
*Videos in red because Victory doesn't allow videos to be embedded.
08-24-2007, 04:08 PM
I Killed the Prom Queen
Another down under SXE band, but their inability to keep a vocalist leaves IKTPQ broken up...
Corny name, but the music is heavy and in your face.
wiki:I Killed the Prom Queen was a Metalcore band from Adelaide, South Australia.
The band toured in the USA with Caliban, Evergreen Terrace, It Dies Today and Lamb Of God along with Silverstein and Bleeding Through. I Killed The Prom Queen's most recent, and last, record, Music for The Recently Deceased (released July 31, 2006), was produced by Swedish producer Fredrik Nordstrom, who former credits include Dimmu Borgir, Darkest Hour, At the Gates and In Flames. The record is a display of Australian metal/metalcore, merging with the so-called "Gothenburg sound". Blunt Magazine's reviewer James Cotterell gave the record 10/10.
In 2006, vocalist Michael Crafter and Guitarist Morgan Wright left the band, to go on to join Carpathian, and then in Michael Crafter's case US band Bury Your Dead. His final recording with IKTPQ was the "Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You" EP. Although he and Morgan had recorded the vocals and in Morgan's case written the music for Music For The Recently Deceased, it was decided that the vocal contributions would be taken off the unreleased album and were replaced by those of a new vocalist. Ed Butcher from British band The Hunt For Ida Wave was recruited and added his own lyrics. After this the band took on a slightly different sound.
On January 31, 2007 Butcher flew back to his home town in the UK. In a statement released later by the band it was announced that he was suffering from a severe case of homesickness, and that he was to be no longer a part of the group. Ed has since joined UK metal band, Eternal Lord.
Tyrone from Mourning Tide temporarily filled the vocalist position during Japanese tour dates, and Colin Jeffs (of Bendigo band Heavens Lost) Filled In On The European Tour With British Band Bring Me The Horizon. However, on April 7, 2007 I Killed the Prom Queen announced their break up, citing both an inability to find a new vocalist and guitarist Jona Weinhofen's departure for Orange County metalcore band Bleeding Through. A final Australian tour has been promised. Fans are hoping that for the last Australian tour former vocalist Michael Crafter will be on vocals[this source's reliability may need verification], but this has yet to be announced.
* Jona Weinhofen - Guitar (part of final line-up)
* Kevin Cameron - Guitar (part of final line-up)
* Sean Kennedy - Bass (part of final line-up)
* JJ Peters - Drums (part of final line-up)
* Ed Butcher - Vocals (2006-2007)
* Michael Crafter - Vocals (2001-2006)
* Lee Stacey - Vocals On Choose To Love Live Or Die EP (along with Crafter)
* Mitchell Long - Guitar
* Leaton Rose - Bass
* Colin Jeffs - Vocals (European Tour 2007)
* Tyrone Ross - Vocals (Japanese Tour)
* Justin Hart - Guitar (Now in Rose Manor)
2002 Choose to Love, Live, or Die Final Prayer
2003 I Killed the Prom Queen/Parkway Drive Split CD Final Prayer
When Goodbye Means Forever
Hand Of Hope Records
HOH002 - Aug 31, 2004
2. When Goodbye Means Forever
3. To Kill Tomorrow
4. Upon A River's Sky
5. Pointed To My Heart
6. Death Certificate for a Beauty Queen
7. Roses, Post Cards and Machine Gun Kisses
8. Forgiveness is Murder
9. Portraits, Dreams and Memories
10. Are You Playing Dead?
11. My Best Wishes
Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You
Released March 7, 2005
1. Never Never Land
2. Choose To Love Live Or Die
3. You're Not Worth Saving
4. Dreams As Hearts Bleed
5. To Be Sleeping While Still Standing
6. The Paint Brush Killer
Music For The Recently Deceased
Metal Blade Records
MTLB596 - Nov 14, 2006
1. Sharks In Your Mouth
2. Say Goodbye
4. Your Shirt Would Look Better With A Columbian Neck-tie
5. The Deepest Sleep
6. Bet It All On Black
7. Headfirst From A Hangman's Noose
8. Sleepless Nights And City Lights
9. Slain Upon My Faithful Sword
10. Like Nails To A Casket
11. There Will Be No Violins When You Die
08-24-2007, 10:04 PM
methusaleh, i dont know anyone in kse or anything, i was just curious cause i am a real big fan of theirs, one of my top favorite bands
i have actually downloaded some of the old overcast stuff, i really like it a lot. brian from shadows fall is a great vocalist too, although i didn't like their latest cd as much as the last few before it
i also have heard a bunch of those evergreen terrace covers, i like the way they sound. i heard a throwdown cover of "baby got back" on the radio the other day
08-24-2007, 10:12 PM
When Overcast split up, ex-members formed KSE and Shadows Fall. Brian was the vocalist for Overcast, and then took over vocals for Shadows Fall...
08-24-2007, 10:16 PM
Evergreen Terrace is a solid band. I've been listening to them since they came out, because I am big fan of that Florida flavor.
08-24-2007, 10:29 PM
08-27-2007, 06:59 PM
08-29-2007, 02:27 AM
phil from all that remains used to sing for shadows fall before brian, i heard they wanted him to leave because he wasn't very good...dunno if that's true, it'd be weird because i think he is one of the best vocalists now
08-29-2007, 10:31 AM
Yeah that is pretty crazy. If that is true that they no longer wanted him, I wonder why? Could've been that All That Remains was Phil's side project...I guess Phil also tried out for vocalist for KSE, but they decided to go with Howard.
08-29-2007, 10:23 PM
Oddly enough when I first signed up here, the first thing I looked for was a thread about HARDCORE! Overlooked but now found, woohoo! Not on the East Coast or anything but been listening to punk and metal since I was 14 and involved with hardcore(maily just hangin out and going to shows) for over 10 years.
I'll list a few bands I like and link up to their myspace accounts.
Wisdom In Chains
Sick Of It All
Out To Win
That gives you an idea, other bands I dig are xDisciplex, NIV, JUDGE(methusaleh knows what's up!), Buried Alive, Coalesce, Reprisal, Rykers, Negative Approach, Minor Threat, Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, as well as many others but trying to keep this mainly hardcore.
08-30-2007, 04:58 PM
Nice additions bro. Out To Win/Mushmouth has been one of my favorites.
Buried Alive was another good one, but now Terror.
Coalesce is sick.
Seems like you like a lot of that European HXC. There are some good Euro bands.
08-30-2007, 10:13 PM
09-04-2007, 06:27 PM
Ghost Of A Fallen Age
Pretty goofy looking, but they bring the metal. They are formed from the now defunct Winter Solstice and Everything Falls Together. WS was a Christian metalcore band that could be compaired to Unearth. Never heard of EFT, but I will check them out.
"With inventive and catchy guitar riffs including harmonic solos and layered breakdowns to innovative growl and scream patterns, Ghost of a Fallen Age is perfect for the discerning metal fan who complains that nothing is hard or good enough."
Title: Rumors Of The Secret War
Label: Tragic Hero
Product ID: TRG 685513 CD
1. The Cold Open
2. It's The Apathy That Calls Them Here
3. Irrefutable Evidence For A Septic (3:15am)
4. The New 2007 Model Human
5. The Summit's Burn
6. Macabre Vow
7. The Cancer That Devours My Dreams, And Takes Dominion Over My Nightmares
8. A Poorly Tailored Man-Suit
9. A Critical Proposal
10. The Face Of Neglect
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