The internet is finally on at my new location, so expect more updates as of today. sorry for the inconvenience.
8:33 AM Author: SAHartline
Four Year Strong recently released a new full length entitled "Explains it All." The new album consists of covers from some of the band members favorite songs from the 90's. Many times when a band does a cover, it ends up sounding the same as the original but with a different vocalist. This is not the case for any of the songs off of "Explains It All." Four Year Strong did a great job at taking these well known 90's hits and converting them into melodic hardcore songs of their own. Some of the songs featured on the the album are Spiderwebs by No Doubt, Semi-charmed Kind of Life by Third Eye Blind and Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days. "Explains It All" can be found at any record shop or on Itunes. Four Year Strong is also currently on tour and will be playing the Glasshouse in Pomona, on August 20 with Set Your Goals. For more info on the band click here.
7:20 PM Author: SAHartline
The Used have finished recording their next album and have a release date set for Sept. 1. The new release is entitled "Artwork" and marks their fourth full length studio album since there formation in 2001. "Artwork" will feature 11 new tracks, with the first track "Blood on my Hands" being the first single. As a promotion for the new release, the used is offering a special limited edition pre-order bundle. The bundle features a special edition version of "Artwork" that comes with a bonus DVD and a 20 page booklet. Also included in the bundle is a poster signed by the band, a t-shirt that is only available through the pre-order and a digital download of two b-side songs. The bundle is limited to 3,000, cost $34.99 plus shipping and is only available here. For more info on The Used click here.
5:40 PM Author: SAHartline
Punk rock group, Set Your Goals has a new full length out entitled "This Will Be the Death of Us." There sophomore album which hit stores last Tuesday, is their debut release from their new label Epitaph Records. The Record features twelve new tracks of in your face melodic hardcore with guest vocals from other faces in the scene such as Hayley Williams of Paramore and Vinnie Caruana of I Am the Avalanche. "This Will Be the Death of Us" can be found in all major music stores as well as on Itunes. Set Your Goals is also currently on tour in support of the new album. They will be playing The Glasshouse in Pomona on Thursday, August 20 with Four Years Strong. The show is not sold out yet, Tickets can be purchased at The Glasshouse Record store for $17.
10:14 AM Author: SAHartline
Metalcore group, August Burns Red released their latest record on July 14. The album is entitled "Constellations." August Burns Red has been touring America throughout the summer in support of this latest release with opening acts from Enter Shikari and BlesstheFall. Today August Burns Red is doing a promotion with The Glasshouse Record store. The first 100 people to purchase "Constellations" will receive a wristband that allows them to meet the band. The meet and greet will be held at the Glasshouse Record Store at 2 PM today. The Glasshouse Record store is located two doors down from the venue. August Burns Red will also be playing an encore show tonight at the same venue for $17.
10:42 AM Author: SAHartline
Metalcore band Killswitch Engage released their fifth full-length album on June 30. The new record entitled "Killswitch Engage," takes a step away from the fast and heavy sound heard in their 2006 release "As Daylight Dies" and moves towards a more melodic metalcore feel, somewhat reminiscent of songs such as "My Curse" and "The End of Heartache." The new album features 11 new tracks and also comes in a special edition version that contains five extra songs. The first official single is the second track of the album, "Starting Over." A video for the song has already been shot and released for circulation. "Starting Over" was a good choice because it encompasses the overall sound of the new record and gives cautious buyers a good taste of what is in store for them. With each release from their 2004 debut album with a new front man to their much anticipated 2009 release, Killswitchs growth is very apparent. They are a band that is open to trying new things and refuses to stay frozen in the same exact sound that got them big. Killswitch is currently touring alongside Marilyn Manson and Slayer on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. To pick up a copy of the new album and see when they will be playing again click here.