New Jersey alternative rock band The Front Bottoms has announced the upcoming release of their sixth studio album, Going Grey. To go with this announcement, The Front Bottoms have also released a music video for a new track Raining.
American rock band Citizen have released a music video for In the Middle of It All, the second track released off their upcoming third album As You Please.
Canadian Melodic Hardcore band Counterparts have released a third track off their upcoming album You’re Not You Anymore, titled Thieves.
Ohio Nu-Metalcore band My Ticket Home have released a new track for their long-awaited (by me anyway) album, UnReal, titled Thrush.
American Metalcore veterans Converge have surprisingly releasing a new track Under Duress from the upcoming ninth album The Dusk In Us, extremely soon after the release of their 2-track EP I Can Tell You About Pain.
British Pop-Punk upstarts Neck Deep have released a colourful music video for their new song In Bloom off their upcoming album The Peace and the Panic.
The hyped new band The Fever 333, which contains ex-letlive. vocalist Jason Butler, ex-The Chariot guitarist Stephen Harrison and Night Verse drummer Eric Improta, has release their first track We’re Coming In.
Since being taken under the wing of A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon and signing to Fearless Records in 2015, Ocala, Florida band Wage War have quickly seen themselves pick up a huge amount of buzz and fans in the metalcore scene, with a trajectory akin to Knocked Loose, who has also experienced a similar surge in popularity.
While their debut album Blueprints showed a band that knew had to play metalcore well, I personally felt they fell into a lot of the traps lots of other metalcore bands do when starting out, with an overabundance of breakdowns and a reliance on slower, clean chorus which often threatened to kill the momentum of their own tracks.
So has the release of their second album Deadweight shown that Wage Ware have focused on their strengths and trimmed the fat?
Yes and no.
Massachusetts Pop-Punk band Four Year Strong have released a new track Nice to Know from their upcoming Rarities/Unplugged album Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won’t.
Philadelphia Post-Hardcore band Circa Survive has released a music video for their new track Rites of Investiture, the second track released off their upcoming album The Amulet, which will be there sixth release.