May 1, 2015


The Week in Hardcore: H2O, Refused, xDeathstarx and More

Todd Pollock/Bridge Nine Records
Todd Pollock/Bridge Nine Records

Melodic posi-hardcore vets H2O have announced another slate of 20th anniversary shows. Kicking off on June 12 in San Francisco, the celebratory run will also feature Cruel Hand on all dates. Formed in New York City before relocating to L.A., H2O have released seven studio albums to date. Signed to Bridge Nine Records, band will release their next album later in 2015. Head here to see all of H20's tour dates and dive into their video for "What Happened" below:

Refused performed three new songs during their show at the Orionteatern in Stockholm, Sweden on April 25. The influential hardcore combo opened their set with their recently released "Elektra" single, and also premiered two new tracks: "Françafrique" and "Dawkins Christ." The show also marked the debut of Mattias Bärjed, the band's new touring guitarist. Bärjed is a member of Swedish rock 'n' rollers the Soundtrack of Our Lives. Watch Refused's Stockholm live set here:

xDeathstarx just premiered their video for "Generation," the Christian straight edge band's first new track in eight years. The group formed in 2002 in Redlands, California and released three albums before splitting up in 2009. Several members of the band went on to form the metal act Sleeping Giant. xDeathstarx will be one of the featured performers at this year's Facedown Fest, which will take place on Saturday, May 16. X up your fists and then soak in the video for "Generation" which we've conveniently embedded below:

More news:

There's an excellent new interview with Judge guitarist John Porcelly where he talks about the band's return which also includes the fourth and final chapter of There Will Be Quiet, the documentary on the seminal hardcore band. (Noisey)

Florida wrecking machine Axis premiered the first single from their forthcoming debut album, Show Your Greed. (Alternative Press)

Coliseum released a video for "Sunlight in a Snowstorm" from their forthcoming Anxiety's Kiss album. (Deathwish Inc.)

After nearly five years away from playing shows, The Warriors have announced two live appearances for late June in Bakersfield and Camarillo in their home state of California. (Lambgoat)

Ceremony just released an interesting video for "Your Life in France," a cut from their The L-Shaped Man album which arrives in stores on May 19. (YouTube)