Blackened thrash metal from deep within Southern Ohio. Formed in 2009 in Laurelville, OH by Jacob and Luke Shively, Dismemberment formed a solid lineup in 2010 with the addition of JD Henderly on bass and Taylor Emerine on drums. The group recorded their first release, The Condemned EP, in the winter of 2010 at Paper Tiger Studios in Columbus, OH and released it independently on March 13th, 2011.
The Brigade is a four piece metalcore band from Austin Texas that began in 2009 as idea and has since grown into a full on force to deal with. Pooling their influences ranging from late 90s metalcore to chaos metal and southern hardcore, The Brigade’s sound has become one that is distinctly theirs, and increasingly hard to categorize or pin down. Their music is passionate, hard, and unpredictable.
Hailing from various parts of New Brunswick, Dischord proudly voices the concerns for the next generations. Having a cynical social awareness towards the status-quo, they are bound to express nothing but the truth in order to denounce the true evils of our world.
The idea behind Ära Krâ's (or Aera Kra) self-recorded and self-released debut album Ferne Tage was to write a catchy record that follows a musically straight line and tells a story that can be interpreted in many different ways. The group's main goal was to focus one's attention to nothing less than the music itself. This is the main reason why the band refuses to mention their names and origins as well as not having their faces shown in band photos.
All Shall Perish are like the Oakland Raiders, the football team from where the band resides; full of bad asses and if you’re a hater expect to get a ton of shit from their diehard fans, if not the rims of your car stolen. With people like Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Rob Flynn (Machine Head) citing the band as favorites, it’s only a matter a time before the franchise known as All Shall Perish starts to fill sports arenas themselves.
Set It Free is a 5-piece rock band from Brick, New Jersey who formed in 2010. The band recorded their first self-titled EP at Trax East Studio with Engineer Eric Rachel. This laid the foundation of their popularity with their local fans. The band is noted for their blend of uplifting pop/rock melodies and high energetic live performances. The band’s name, Set It Free, refers to the mindset of living everyday with freedom and a positive outlook in life.
The Dangerous Summer is an Indie/rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland. The group formed during the summer of 2006 and quickly wrote their first EP, There Is No Such Thing as Science, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records. They signed with Hopeless Records in April 2007, within 8 months of starting the band during their senior year of high school.
Blackwater James has been called "straight up, invigorating, American hard rock", a "band of swagger", and "blazing a rock n’ roll revival", and they live up to every word on their sophomore release EP aptly titled VOL 1. with the hit single "Blackheart".
My Amends is a 5-piece South Florida-based hard rock band with a signature hard-driving, intensely-emotional sound and brutally honest lyrics that have established them as a credible music force. Since their inception in late 2008, My Amends have laid the groundwork to becoming one of the most intriguing bands in their genre and are proving they have only just begun to scratch the surface.
Founded on raw energy, sweat, and a bit of blood, the sound of The Baketones project has been lingering in receptive ears since the post-medieval industrial caveman era. Playing their little Baketone hearts out, seeking their own spot in this crazy world, the band continues on with more garage-banging tunes that can spark up many a fire.
Wretched from the remnants of Obsidian Reign in 2008 and recast into Hero's Last Rite, the band has quickly become a towering pillar in the New Brunswick metal community. Hero's Last Rite takes rein of the classic thrash and death metal sound and instills their own voice into it. The new 11 song album Inevitable is the End was recorded at Dan Rogers' Needlenose Studios, in Fredericton, N.B.
Hopeless Records is excited to welcome the newest members of the family, Philadelphia’s own, The Wonder Years. Made up of vocalist Soupy Campbell, guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, bassist Josh Martin, drummer Mike Kennedy and keyboardist/guitarist Nick Steinborn, The Wonder Years are just six dudes here to bring you some pop-punk straight from the Keystone state.
Cholera is a progressive death metal project hailing from Ottawa, Canada. The band currently consists of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (guitars, drums, vocals, keyboards, piano, cello, oud) and Matthew Buller (fretted and fretless basses, additional vocals). Their debut EP, Enslaved Humanity, was written during late 2007-2008 and recorded during mid 2008 at The Gallery Studios in Ottawa, at which time both band members were only 16 years old.
New Orleans, Louisiana band MyNameIsJohnMichael is looking forward to an active 2011, playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest, all the while wrapping up their sophomore album, produced by Raymond Richards (producer on Local Natives “Gorilla Manor”), to be released later this year.
LoNero is one of those rare bands that stray away from trends and the beaten path. They are four musicians that got together to create a new genre of instrumental rock, Guitarcore, a genre all their own.
Born in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) in 1981, bass player Alberto Rigoni in 1998 founded, together with drummer Enrico Buttol, a well-known progressive-metal cover band, Ascra, performing mainly songs by Dream Theater. In 2003 he joined the emerging band Twinspirits, led by Daniele Liverani (Genius Rock Opera, Khymera, ex-Empty Tremor).
The Perms' 5th album is special. In an industry where bands are lucky to last past their first single, this group has stood the test of time and continued to find success in creating stick-in-your-head songs. Their friendship and shared passion for making music that matters has been the motivation that drives this band forward.
When Damion Suomi (Sue-me) stands before you on a slightly elevated stage you will find yourself wondering where exactly you heard the songs before that night, there is just something familiar about them; like they have always been inside you, but you never heard them actually sung before. Damion takes the stage as a nomad who just found his home again and will fight to stay in it as long as possible, empty and half empty beer bottles will surround him like a protective fence.
Acclaimed musician, producer and misfit singer-songwriter Jim Bianco reached out to his loyal fan base to fund his third full-length album. The result is Loudmouth, out on April 5th. Bianco, well-known for his live performance, has toured with artists such as Imogen Heap, Butch Walker, Concrete Blonde and Loudon Wainwright III.
Down From Up is an American hard rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Guitarists Andy Wood and Matt Brewster, along with drummer Andy Campbell, started the band in 2004 while playing in a cover band together. Although several other members have come and gone since then, the one thing that remains constant is the band's commitment to musicianship. However, it was the 2010 addition of Jordan Beach as lead vocalist that brought it all together.