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Formed in 2015 by Alex James and Vlad Elkin, Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Pleasures makes clothes and accessories heavily influenced by its creators’ deep love and respect for the music they grew up listening to. And, as an extension of that, the artists, scenes and styles which that music revolved around.  Their work is consistently […]

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Get ready for 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence' and 'Worship and Tribute' sets. Continue reading…

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2000s post-hardcore songs

If you grew up in the 2000s, rocked band T-shirts almost daily and decorated your locker top to bottom with clippings of Kellin Quinn and Oli Sykes, you’re definitely a child of the post-hardcore era.  Now, post-hardcore, while being a specific genre, is a very gray area where bands such as Bring Me The Horizon […]

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The time has finally arrived. After four years, Every Time I Die are back with two heavy new songs “A Colossal Wreck” and “Desperate Pleasures.” The new songs offer the first glimpse into Every Time I Die’s forthcoming ninth studio album. Read more: See what Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi” is up to in 2020 in […]

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They say you have your entire life to create your debut album, but they’re usually pretty terrible. However, these scene acts went above and beyond the call of duty, making bona fide masterpieces from the very start. There’s hardly any filler on these records, and many of the albums mentioned here are fan favorites to […]

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Jordan Olds’ video series Two Minutes To Late Night strikes again. Every week since the pandemic first hit, Olds has been getting all-star teams of punk and metal musicians together to cover classic songs in a bunch of different genres. In recent weeks, the series has saluted the Misfits, the Replacements, and Type O Negative.

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While most people associate Nike with basketball and hip-hop culture, they’ve taken inspiration from the extreme aesthetics of punk and metal, too. Sure, the Air Jordan 1 is the most recognizable shoe due to the mass association with rappers, but the company has been linked with metal for a long time. Look at any photo […]

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From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

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In 2002, Daryl Palumbo was on a roll. His flagship band Glassjaw were making heads swivel in the scene with their double helix of post-hardcore and ’90s alt-rock. When the Long Island, New York, band signed to Warner Records, they delivered the admirable Worship And Tribute. Some label execs approached Palumbo to see if he […]

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[Photos via Glass Cloud, Volumes, Bloodbather] As protests against police brutality rage on in the United States and across the world, we’re turning to music as a way to understand our emotions. The anger and sadness that comes with looking directly at how police and society as a whole have been treating the black community […]