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ROWS ARC [2018]

Between the hands that hold pleasure and pain with equal tenderness—that is where the sound

of Rows Arc lives. That knack for unearthing beauty from life’s polarities is what propels the trio’s debut, High On The Tide.

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WAR ON WOMEN [2018]

Baltimore’s War On Women were born screaming—at the world, at the status quo, in the face of oppression. The band’s forthcoming album Capture The Flag calcifies that rage, and no one in its wake is safe. Much more than a collection of songs or sonic experiment, Capture The Flag is a call to action that cannot be ignored. 

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ALL PIGS MUST DIE [2017] 

All Pigs Must Die are far more than the sum of their parts. With a name as subtle as a sledgehammer and the sound to match, APMD’s fusion of crust punk and metal is more ferocious than ever before.

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BACKTRACK [2017]

Backtrack aren’t merely carrying the torches of their New York hardcore forbearers—they’re starting some fires of their own. An imposing force looming over the underground music scene for nearly a decade, Backtrack have cemented their name in hardcore lore one record, tour, and diatribe at a time. Four years following their combustible sophomore LP Lost In Life, Backtrack are bolting back into the spotlight with Bad To My World (November 17, Bridge Nine). 

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FOTOCRIME [2017]

Forward is the only direction we’re given—Ryan Patterson is well aware of that fact. 

After spending over a decade as the singer-guitarist of post-hardcore trio Coliseum, he knew it was time to continue moving forward—this time, alone. The year was 2015 and the band was on recess, deciding whether or not to cut and run after a dozen years together. 12 years, five albums, nearly 1,000 shows across the globe—it had all come, and soon it would be gone. 

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