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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Releases: Blood and Ashes (2004), Blood Brothers (2006), God’s Fury (2008) and A Tribute to Gang Starr(2009), My Brother’s Keeper (2011)
Label: Babygrande Records
From the city of brotherly love , comes a battle ram of flows set to murder on point any haters doubting this duos cred. Outerspace is a collaboration of two emcess known as Planetary and Crypt the Warchild. Well accustomed to this hip hop game, this duo has been crafting its unique delivery ever since their first release, 2004′s “Blood and Ashes.” Battle styled flows with a sprinkle of social commentary and personal experience match to diverse head-bobbing beats that could easily be the soundtrack to a war or a motivating force. Having been featured in many Jedi Mind Tricks tracks among many other lucrative Independent Hip-Hop artists, Outerspace is slowly but surely gobbling up every ounce of hype that they rightfully deserve. With 3 releases under their belt (Blood and Ashes, God’s Fury and Blood Brothers) as well as an amazing Gang Starr tribute album dubbed “A Tribute to Gang Starr,” there is no telling what these cats can’t do. Check these guys out and pick up their releases as you will be very impressed with top notch production and a gritty yet easily palatable delivery.
Hometown: Bay Area California
Releases: The Will To Survive, Built On Struggle (2011)
Follow Them On: Myspace
Coming straight out representing Cali is a wrecking ball of sound known as Lionheart. These boys have been across the world and back spreading an aggressive onslaught of fast hardcore which evokes the type of energy that bands like Hatebreed and Madball crafted their legacy on. With one release out and dozens and dozens of tours under their belt, if one thing is certain, it’s that these fellas are coming for the crown and deserve every ounce of praise and respect that’s been given. This is hard music with a proud middle finger to the world, get into it!
Band: Thick as Blood
Hometown: Viper City, FL
Releases: Moment of Truth (2007) and Embrace (2009)
Label: Eulogy Recordings
Since 2004, these boys have been working their asses off to put FL back on the map. No strangers to the road, Thick as Blood has already toured the U.S with the big boys (Madball, Sworn Enemy, Terror) and has just released their second album on Eulogy Records titled “Embrace.”Their sound can best be described as a ruthless blend of moshy hardcore, a little tinge of metal and a surprising melodic edge that produces some of the catchiest, no holds barred jams the Sunshine state has ever seen. TAB is currently gearing up for a tour in support of “Embrace” so instead of waiting for them to come to your town, go pick up their CD and prepare to be blown away!
Hometown: Naples, FL
Releases: America’s Most Haunted (2010), Decomposing Normality (2009) and Welcome to Hell (2008)
Other than a wealthy retirement city, Naples FL is not really known for much. Lurking beneath the surface though is one of the fiercest metal core bands the world is about to get decked with. Having spent the last few years crafting their unrellenting sound and touring the greater US, King Conquer recently released their first full length titled “America’s Most Haunted” on Mediaskare records. Pummeling double bass and breakneck speed brutality gives way to crushing breakdowns and deafening vocals littered with social commentary not for the sheepish of hearts. Having known the band for years I can vouch for these guys dedication to their craft. Be sure to catch them on the road and PICK UP “America’s Most Haunted.”
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Releases: Making the Most (2010)
In a scene drenched in negativity and self loathing comes a breath of fresh Canadian air by the name of Uplift. This powerhouse of melodic hardcore makes no qualms about its positive message and are one of the up and coming forerunners carrying the Canadian hardcore flag. The boys bring a flavor akin to bands like With Honor and Comeback Kid which is the type of sound I truly miss! With plans to tour most of 2011 and release more material in their downtime, you best believe that this is one band you will be hearing more about in the very near future!
Hometown: Paris, France
Releases: Far Beyond Our Depth
Love and endless romance are two expressions one thinks of when the name Paris comes to mind. Little do they know that in the underbelly of this facade is a force of brutality that’s about to put this city on the map of the hardcore world! One listen to Providence and you get it, which is what I love about this band. There are no frills, just straight up heavy as hell hardcore with a disdain for modern culture and a fighting spirit. Themes of social/ political commentary are spit between crushing low end guitars and enough mosh to keep the show looking like the battle scene from Brave heart. Formed in 2005 and having built a solid foundation in Europe, the boys have set their eyes across seas and are about to embark on their second US tour with Through This Defiance. With a recently released full-length and a split with Chicago’s King Of Clubz coming soon, don’t sleep on these jams, they will tear you apart!
Artist: Pay No Respect
Hometown: Medway, United Kingdom
Releases: Fear Profits No Man