Backtrack, Harm's Way, Expire, Suburban Scum, Downpresser, Bitter End

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Backtrack

Harm's Way

Expire

Suburban Scum

Downpresser

Bitter End

Iron Mind, Will to Die

Thursday, July 10, 2014

4:00 pm

Sons of Hermann Hall

Dallas, TX

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Harm's Way
Chicago, IL hardcore/metal band. Think in the vain of Merauder, Integrity and Machine Head.
Expire
Mid-Western heaviness combining the groove of NYHC and west coast styled fast parts, a band that would have felt right at home during the 07/08 California explosion that brought us Violation, Downpresser, Creatures, etc. New 7 inch out soon on Six Feet Under Records.
Suburban Scum
"New Jersey has been bringing quality hardcore for years. From bands like Fury Of Five to Floorpunch, Jersey has produced all kinds of hardcore. Personally, I've always been a fan of the harder bands from the Garden State, like Fury Of Five, NJ Bloodline, One 4 One, Shattered Realm and E Town Concrete. At times things get over the top, but the intensity and toughness of the areas bands has been hard to match. Suburban Scum take the intensity Jersey has become known for and back it up with some well written hardcore songs on "Internal War".

Right off the bat the Trapped Under Ice comparison comes to mind in the tone and song structure of Suburban Scum. Fortunately, these are all welcomed similarities as I am also a fan of TUI.
"Count My Blessings" starts the EP off with a burst of NYHC inspired riffing and tempo. Ryan's vocals furiously match the power of the music and his vocal patterns impress. A couple minutes into this EP and you know moshing will be a must when seeing Suburban Scum live. "Self Loathing" comes in at track three and starts with some ballsy bass and is my early favorite track on "Internal War". The lower guest vocals on this track are also a nice contrast to Ryan's mid range scream and give the track a good Biohazard feel.

"Internal War" and "Hollow Bones" fly by quickly but don't go unnoticed. They are just surrounded by two very strong tracks in "Self Loathing" and "Blind To Life" that they sound feel like a lull in the EP. Rounding out the EP is the cleverly titled "Suburban Discipline". I'm a sucker for anything Biohazard related and once bought a T-shirt from the band Seventh Star just because it was a Biohazard rip-off that said Suburban Discipline on the back. Needless to say, I think this song kills it. Ryan's vocals get a hell of a lot quicker on this track to the point of almost rapping, but still managing to not get ridiculous or sound like E Town. He's just very quick with his words which fits perfectly over the faster parts of the song.

I was excited to hear this band on record after seeing them live a couple of weeks ago and "Internal War" does not disappoint. The production sounds just right for a hardcore record and even the artwork is cool. I am very much looking forward to seeing these guys live again and hopefully picking up a physical copy of this CD. Don't sleep on these guys."


We are in the process of writing an LP. Split with Incendiary coming out soon on Mayfly Records.
Downpresser
"Six tracks of down-tuned, head cracking, thick skulled hardcore in the vein of early Merauder or any other band that you wouldn't be surprised supporting thick hair braids, bandannas, and stomach tattoos. Age of Ignorance toes the "Slayer-line," an imaginary line in which a band straddles being a hardcore band or a metal act. However, Downpresser are thankfully fast enough to keep hardcore kids happy, but also have enough blistering solos to have even the most inept air guitar player swinging a mean imaginary axe. In a hardcore world filled to the brim with crappy "deathcore" bands singing about rape and partying, it's good to see bands like Downpresser keeping metallic hardcore, well, hardcore." - Age of Ignorance review, http://www.scenepointblank.com/, December 2009
Bitter End
Bitter End are an intense hardcore band from San Antonio, Texas, influenced by the metallic New York Hardcore bands of the late 80's and early 90's. With their exhaustive touring and their debut 7"EP "Mind In Chains", they established themselves as a brute force in the hardcore community. Refining their mid-tempo power displayed in their previous release, Bitter End took it to the next level with their debut album, "Climate of Fear". Tight production accentuated song after song, creating a controlled chaos few bands could ever achieve. They soon after followed this album with a three song "Self Titled" 7"EP. A release that displayed a band evolving and refining their technical ability and song writing power.

2010 brings us "Guilty As Charged", the pummeling new album from Bitter End. With all the makings of a contemporary hardcore classic, "Guilty As Charged" bruises and batters with dynamic riffing, potent vocals/lyrics, and bone shaking breakdowns. Songs like "Unjust" and the title track "Guilty As Charged" showcase this hybrid brand of hard hitting thrash and hardcore. A tried and tested formula that Bitter End not only embrace, but continue to improve upon in their own vicious way
Will to Die
Strangled By Death's Embrace

True Desolation out now on Bad Ground Records
Venue Information:
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm St
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://sonsofhermann.com/