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Twenty years ago, I remarked that if you went to a concert and didn't have bruises the next day, you didn't have a good time. I don't experience shows the same way now, but my former words live on in the crowd at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. From massive circle pits to stage and even PA diving, many on the floor surely awoke on Saturday with lumpy, bluish marks on their bodies. Whether it's grindcore, power violence, crossover, hardcore or just plain ole' punk rock, Austin has an affinity for punk-related bands. So when Transmission Events and Red Bull brought in Municipal Waste and Power Trip for a mesely $3 (with RSVP, without the show was $10), you could expect nothing less than a packed house of rowdy punks a metal heads. More...
Having been on the road relentlessly all year, Texas crossover outfit Power Trip continues to announce new live actions, with another round of tour dates now confirmed for the months ahead.
Power Trip's latest wave of shows will begin mid-May, as the band is now confirmed to take part in the annual Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, California on May 17th. The following day the band will find itself on the opposite end of the country to rip it up at the 2014 installment of the Black N' Blue Bowl in Brooklyn, New York.
June and July will see Power Trip invading Calgary, Alberta's five-day Sled Island Music Festival as well as This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional appearances all the way into September have also been confirmed, and more shows will continually be added to the band's upcoming itinerary. More...
Just For Fun
Steve Goldbloom, a reporter for PBS, is shown being throttled in the pit during a live broadcast at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase at SXSW held at Mohawk. When the news caster goes live for a report, this reporter can't quite find his balance to give the scoop. He makes the mistake of trying to do something other than smash into other metal heads during this performance by a thrashing mad, Power Trip band. Watch the video embedded below. More...
South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...
The full two-day itinerary for the massive tenth installment of A389 Recordings' annual label Bash in Baltimore, Maryland is now finalized, as the stellar gathering is now just over one month away. Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the Bash will see A389 turning a decade old, with the massive melee to be held on January 17th and 18th, 2014.
The newest and final show of the two-day massacre has just been confirmed, with the declaration of a second Sideshow, confirmed to lead off the festivities Thursday, January 16th. The newly locked gig will showcase Pharaoh, Occultist, Ampallang Infection, Frightened Teeth (Members of Frightener and Pulling Teeth playing Frightener songs) and headliners, Ringworm.
The full lineup and running order for both days can be found below, including exclusive performances from All Out War, Infest and Haymaker, a one-time Bloodlet reunion set, the exclusive one time performance from Intergrity's "Systems Overload" lineup -- the first in over twenty years -- Full Of Hell, Noisem, Empire Of Rats, Iron Reagan, Power Trip, Ilsa Weekend Nachos, and more.
Thursday, January 16th @ Sidebar Tavern:
Ringworm / Frightened Teeth / Pharaoh / Occultist / Ampallang Infection
Friday, January 17th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Infest / Haymaker / In Cold Blood / Full Of Hell / Iron Reagan / Sex Prisoner / Jarhead Fertilizer
Saturday, January, 18th @ Sidebar Tavern [Matinee]:
Ilsa / Like Rats / Sick/Tired / Sokushinbutsu
Saturday, January 18th @ Baltimore Soundstage:
Integrity / All Out War / Bloodlet / Weekend Nachos / Noisem / Power Trip / Pick Your Side / Homewrecker / Empire Of Rats More...
After the release of "Manifest Decimation" and following a North American tour with Terror, Texas crossover squad Power Trip will headline Houston's annual Fallcore Fest alongside Die Young, Will To Live, Ivy League and a pile of others this Saturday, December 7th.
Just a week later Power Trip heads out to Colorado for the first Denver Black Sky gathering on December 14th, joining the pulverizing lineup of Dying Fetus, Ghoul, Exhumed, Skinless, Mammoth Grinder, Weekend Nachos, Iron Reagan, Primitive Man and others at the all-day barrage.
From there Power Trip plows through the Southeastern states with new shows in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Alabama through December 23rd, touring with Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan and Windhand throughout the trek. Catch the band live:
12/07/2013 Walter's - Houston, TX @ Fallcore Festival
12/14/2013 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO @ Denver Black Sky Festival
12/15/2013 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/16/2013 Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/17/2013 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/18/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan
12/19/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan
12/20/2013 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan
12/21/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL w/ Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan
12/22/2013 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Mammoth Grinder
12/23/2013 The Forge - Birmingham, AL w/ Mammoth Grinder
1/15/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
1/16/2014 The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, MA
1/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
1/18/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD @ A389 X Bash
Texas powerhouse crossover outfit Power Trip has been confirmed to take part in a new hardcore tour this Fall.
Beginning October 4th, Power Trip will provide support for LA hardcore kingpins Terror on a North American headlining tour, the trek to forge a brutal clockwise path in North America all month. Throughout the trek additional acts including Fucked Up, Counterparts, Vehement Serenade and more will provide additional support, including Code Orange Kids on the majority of the dates.
The following press release was also issued about the band: "Surging with a modernized translation of the works of mandatory crossover pioneers Nuclear Assault, the Cro-Mags and Leeway, Manifest Decimation hurtles Power Trip's 'steel, speed and destruction' ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. With nearly thirty-five minutes of thrashing violence, recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, Manifest Decimation wages war on all in its earshot, much like the Power Trip name has become synonymous with in the wake of their rabid live shows."
See Power Trip live on these dates: More...
Terror's Canadian hardcore label-mates Counterparts have been added to the second leg of the tour with Power Trip and Code Orange Kids.
Victory Records comments: "Playing tracks from their new albums, Terror and Counterparts will prove their spitting aggression translates to an unrivaled on-stage delivery that will remind you what hardcore is all about."
Catch Terror live: More...
Terror will be hitting the road with Fucked Up, Power Trip, and Code Orange Kids this fall. Starting October 4th in Mesa, AZ, watch Terror deliver hit after hit, including songs from latest album, "Live By The Code." The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
w/ All Stars Tour
8/06 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/08 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
8/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore
8/15 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
8/16 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
8/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre More...
Following previous label-based festivals in its backyard over the past few years, Baltimore-based A389 Recordings has locked down a crushing gathering for mid-August. The label comments:
"Set up to offer an alternative to the frigid annual anniversary bashes the label throws in January, yet following the same blueprint of combining label priorities with personal favorites, this killer Summer throwdown has been dubbed the A389 Summer Extinction and is set to take place at Baltimore’s Ottobar club on Friday, August 16th.
"The ruthless all-ages event will feature blazing sets from A389 label acts including local thrash warriors Noisem and infamous noise/grind henchmen Full of Hell, and special guests including Texas d-beaters Impalers, Cleveland killers and label alumni Ringworm, an exclusive fly-in performance from Texas crossover crew Power Trip, and the first area appearance from Virginia-based thrash kingpins Municipal Wate in years. Purchase early bird tickets to the event now at this location."
A page dedicated to the A389 Summer Extinction has been posted by Stereokiller including a player with tracks from all six bands streaming. Check it out right here.
The A389 Summer Extinction
8/16/2013 The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
w/ Impalers, Noisem, Full Of Hell, Power Trip, Municipal Waste, Ringworm
Having just completed a massacre of the West Coast with Southern Lord labelmates Nails and Xibalba, Dallas-based Power Trip is just returning home today as debut LP "Manifest Decimation" sees worldwide release via Southern Lord.
To warn the world of its release, today underground outlet Toxicbreed’s Funhouse hosts a stream of "Manifest Decimation." Check it out here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Surging with a modernized translation of the works of mandatory crossover pioneers Nuclear Assault, the Cro-Mags and Leeway, Manifest Decimation hurtle the band’s 'steel, speed and destruction' ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. With nearly thirty-five minutes of thrashing violence, recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, Manifest Decimation wages war on all in its earshot, much like the Power Trip name has become synonymous with in the wake of their rabid live shows." More...
Power Trip will be releasing "Manifest Decimation" this coming June 11th, 2013. The opening and title track has now been let off the chain via Pitchfork.com here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion Power Trip has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and today distributes the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation.
"Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based Power Trip caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length.
"Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Argyle, Texas, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, the eight tracks on Manifest Decimation hurtle the band’s 'steel, speed and destruction; ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. The intense album layout was created by Italian artist Paolo 'Madman' Girardi, completing this vile package for delivery via Southern Lord on June 11th, 2013."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Manifest Decimation
2. Heretic's Fork
3. Conditioned to Death
4. Murderer's Row
7. Power Trip
8. The Hammer of Doubt More...
The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.
A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.
Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'
"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."
The lineup includes: More...
AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.
Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...
The lineup for this year's installment of The Power Of The Riff West -- confirmed to take place at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex on August 11th -- expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (CA), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for a lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day.
The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: SUNN 0))), Off!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrusth, Xibalba, Despise You, Eagle Twin, Nausea, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Bio-Crisis, Hoax, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes, and Xaphan. The following press release was issued about the event:
"Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining."
Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now at this location. Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, can be purchased right here.
Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!
TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.
At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.
A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now at this location. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available at this location and Sunday tickets over here. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 offered a much different pace than the previous night. Where Friday night’s lineup played deliberate rhythms and struck chords that hung in the air like an ominous fog, Saturday’s day show at Beerland focused on speed. D-beats, blast beats, double picked chords partly characterized the crossover minded bands such as Midnight and Toxic Holocaust who packed a house of enthusiastic punks and metal heads.
Packing Beerland’s sloped construction did not take long. I arrived at the venue around opening time at 3:30 to find their small smoking area nearly full. I was not at the venue for long before their staff started turning away people. When someone left, someone entered. Once again, due to the staggering amount of attendees, the stuffiness of the club and humidity, I took numerous breaks from watching each band. More...
Dallas-based thrashers Power Trip today officially announced their induction into the Southern Lord family, confirming a multi-album with the label. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Having amassed a diehard following since their 2008 formation through their crushing live shows, as well as several compilation inclusions, demos and EPs released via Lockin’ Out, Withdrawal Records, Triple B Records and other indie labels, Power Trip channel the old-school crossover energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare.
"This weekend Power Trip will invade the sweltering Chaos In Tejas fiesta in Austin, Texas for two crushing shows, performing Saturday night alongside their allies in Toxic Holocaust and Midnight, and Sunday flanking Boston Strangler, Rival Mob and The Abused. And as previously announced, POWER TRIP will also terrorize all three Texas shows of the forthcoming Southern Lord label Summer package tour, joining now-labelmates Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/02/2012 Beerland – Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas w/ Toxic Holocaust, Midnight
6/03/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas w/ Boston Strangler, Rival Mob, The Abused
6/27/2012 Club Dada – Dallas, TX w/ Wild//Tribe, Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd, Black Breath
6/28/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Wild//Tribe, Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd, Black Breath
6/29/2012 Walters – Houston, TX w/ Wild//Tribe, Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd, Black Breath
Power Trip's forthcoming recording and live schedule will be updated in the weeks ahead.