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  • Cave In

    published December 8, 2005

    In the past 10 years, Cave In has made itself a household name among hardcore, indie and metal fans. The Boston band became the king of split... More >>

  • Molten Rock

    published December 1, 2005

    Brooding hardcore fans with blue bandannas in their back pockets rub shoulders with longhaired death-metal men and skinny, fashionable... More >>

  • Children of Bodom

    published November 24, 2005

    Those who say metal is all screaming and no melody clearly have never heard Children of Bodom, the Finnish five-piece that just released its fifth... More >>

  • Vaux

    published November 10, 2005

    When Vaux released its first album, There Must Be Some Way to Stop Them, on Volcom Recordings in 2003, we could sense something was... More >>

  • Mourning Maxwell

    published October 27, 2005

    Power chords, catchy riffs and introspective lyrics make the six tracks on Mourning Maxwell's latest effort ready for modern-rock radio. Maybe... More >>

  • Bury Your Dead

    published October 27, 2005

    Bury Your Dead is one of those New England hardcore bands that always puts on an energetic live show and gets the crowd to dance up a storm. So... More >>

  • Nintendo Fusion Tour

    published October 20, 2005

    Boys Night Out and Fall Out Boy may be on the Nintendo Fusion Tour, but don't let the monikers of these poppy emo bands fool you -- they're still... More >>

  • Mindless Self Indulgence

    published September 29, 2005

    Mindless Self Indulgence hates you. Don't worry, the band will still make out with you -- but only after attempts at setting you on fire and maybe... More >>

  • Watch Them Die

    published September 29, 2005

    The five members of Oakland's Watch Them Die eat metalcore bands for breakfast -- their sound is that ferocious. They look tough, too -- two of... More >>

  • Through the Eyes of the Dead

    published September 22, 2005

    Through the Eyes of the Dead will sneak up from behind to snap its enemy's neck. The South Carolina band blends ominous growling with sweet... More >>

  • Kris Johnson Benefit Show

    published September 15, 2005

    On July 27, Kris Johnson -- one of the founders of Bad Stain Records -- was leaving O'Brien's (35th Avenue and Northern) when he was approached by... More >>

  • Against Me!

    published September 15, 2005

    Against Me! never ceases to amaze. Searching for a Former Clarity has songs for everyone, while still being the album longtime fans would... More >>

  • Between the Buried and Me

    published September 15, 2005

    Between the Buried and Me has solidified its technical metal sound with its new disc, Alaska. It starts off with thick bass lines and... More >>

  • Before Braille

    published September 8, 2005

    Tired of Not Being Away From Here has the same signature style as other Before Braille records -- powerful rock with gut-wrenching lyrics... More >>

  • 32 Leaves

    published September 8, 2005

    While not unique, the songs on 32 Leaves' Welcome to the Fall would be ideal sandwiched between 3 Doors Down and Dark New Day on mainstream... More >>

  • Motive

    published August 25, 2005

    If Phoenix band Motive has an actual motive, it's having a good time, and that means booze, metal, sex, and -- wait, did we say booze? Plus, these... More >>

  • Hotel Arizona

    published August 25, 2005

    SAT 8/27Club Freedom's been closed for more than a year now, but that doesn't mean there's nowhere in Phoenix for renowned DJs to drop... More >>

  • Ozzfest 2005

    published August 18, 2005

    Want to get more out of Ozzfest than watching Ozzy stumble around on stage? If so, the place to be is the second stage, where you'll find the... More >>

  • Every Time I Die

    published August 18, 2005

    Every Time I Die isn't a hardcore band -- at least, it isn't anymore. On Gutter Phenomenon, the Buffalo band adopts a much more... More >>

  • The Number 12 Looks Like You

    published August 18, 2005

    Can you imagine The Knack as a death metal band? We didn't think so, either, until we heard The Number 12 Looks Like You's cover of the late '70s... More >>

  • A Wilhelm Scream

    published August 11, 2005

    A Wilhelm Scream may win the award for best song titles this year. Here are the top three: "The Kids Can Eat a Bag of Dicks," a quick... More >>

  • The Red Chord

    published August 11, 2005

    The Red Chord must be familiar with European theater; the Boston band took its name from a German play in which a schizophrenic man slits his... More >>

  • A Perfect Murder

    published August 4, 2005

    A Perfect Murder isn't the same band it was two years ago. Back then, the Montreal group was likely to get tapped to open for Eighteen Visions. It... More >>

  • The Soviettes

    published August 4, 2005

    No matter which members of Minnesota's The Soviettes are belting out the lyrics, they yell their brash vocals with a sense of urgency. Maybe it's... More >>

  • CKY

    published August 4, 2005

    Apparently, no one told CKY it's dangerous to hate on your boss. Or maybe someone did and CKY just doesn't give a fuck. Either way, that's just... More >>

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