Hell on Earth Tour 2023
Unearth is a metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. Rooted in the metalcore scene, Unearth developed into an uncompromising metal band. The intensity and musicality on their second album “The Oncoming Storm” (2004) made for an excellent metalcore album, but “Watchers of Rule” (2014) was a bit of a gamechanger for them. It became an album where they expanded their horizons somewhat without abandoning their basic formula altogether. The pounding riffs, classic dual guitar work, raw vocals and unbridled energy took Unearth’s music to the next level.
Their most recent work nevertheless revisits the sound of their early days to make more impact in a live setting, and they certainly succeeded. ‘Extinction’ (2018) is a collection of mosh-worthy tracks that grab you by the throat. Get ready for a career-spanning set from one of the metalcore scene’s leading lights. They became known during the first wave of metalcore and almost a quarter century later, their music still stands the test of time.
Misery Index takes their name from the economic indicator that expresses the economic situation of the weekday man in relation to the current unemployment rate. It is also the name of the latest album by Florida death grind meisters Assück, who cites Misery Index as their inspiration. Misery Index, formed in early 21st century Baltimore, is a death metal group that incorporates hardcore punk and grindcore elements into their music. Their lyrics are anti-establishment and dissect the ills of modern society.
Their debut ‘Retaliate’ (2003) is as aggressive as you would expect from ex-Dying Fetus members Jason Netherton (bass/vocals) and Sparky Voyles (guitar). A collection of 10 banging tracks delivers ferocity from start to finish without unnecessary frills. Extensive touring and a widely acclaimed, more diverse second album (“Discordia,” 2006) helped cement their reputation in the extreme metal scene. Several critically acclaimed albums followed such as 2014’s ‘The Killing Gods’ with its more intricate and melodic approach. Their new album ‘Complete Control’ is scheduled for release in May 2022 and features nine pandemic-spawned tracks that lean heavily on the band’s enduring brutal hardcore and grindcore influences.
YEAR OF THE KNIFE
The straight-edge hardcore of Year Of The Knife is aggressive to the bone as befits a good collective in the genre. Year Of The Knife delivers a stunner of a debut with Internal Incarceration. The necessary interest had already been claimed after the release of three convincing EPs that were later released as a compilation under the name Ultimate Aggression. Build an outer shell around your home and be warned, for the thirteen tracks will not leave a shred of your tok and will make the joints vibrate out of your masonry.