• Heart Support Interview

    Heart Support is a raw and authentic community where no music fan has to struggle alone. We had the chance to chat with founder, Jake Luhrs, and executive director, Ben Sledge. We learned how they got started and what they strive to accomplish.   1. Heart Support 101: Give us the lowdown in 2-3 sentences. Heart Support...

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  • Hardcore Holiday Sweaters: Honorable Mentions

    It seems there’s an awesome holiday sweater for everything now, and the scene is definitely not excluded. Now we can still wear band merch no matter how cold it gets. Go check out the Winter 2015 issue of Blacklist’s zine for our Top 10 Favorite Hardcore Holiday Sweaters, and see our honorable mentions below.   Black Veil Brides:...

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  • Mind Of A Wolf

    “Problems with self-esteem. Menial, boring job. Emotionally insecure. Passive-aggressive. Probably leads fairly dull existence. Grooming not a strong priority. Lacks inner resources. Group conformist. Non-thinking. Not into ideas. Insecure follower.” These are all terms taken from tobacco industry files that have been used to describe different groups of potential customers for their addictive, deadly products. Our scene is about pulling together and running like the...

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  • Spotify vs Apple Music

    As many of you know, Apple Music offered a free three-month trial when it first launched in July. We’ve had some time to see if Apple Music has managed to challenge Spotify, the music-streaming giant. I took the liberty of trying out both Spotify and Apple Music for you guys. Here are my thoughts. If...

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  • Should YouTubers be on Warped Tour?

    YouTubers are quickly becoming a standard within the scene. They often provide an inside look into the the music industry that is much more fun and relaxed than other forms of media coverage. Fans, especially teens, have become so enamored with YouTubers to the point that YouTubers are “acts” in and of themselves. Most people...

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Pieces of the Past

Pieces of the Past is a 5-piece metalcore band that has been aurally assaulting Albuquerque, NM since December. The band is comprised of two brothers, three cousins, two ex-members of a previous band, at least one video game enthusiast and 5 friends (don’t want to do the math? See below). Despite Pieces of the Past