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The Funeral Portrait Announce Fall Tour

Having just wrapped a run with Islander and Bad Seed Rising and a recent announcement which includes an August run with Marina City and Awake at Last, which kicks off August 11th in Spartanburg, SC (without Marina City) and will conclude August 25th in Toledo, OH.

The Funeral Portrait are excited to announce they will be hitting the road once again with heavy-hitters Social Repose and Hotel Books in October. The tour kicks off on September 30th in Brooklyn, NY at Gold Sounds and will conclude on October 28th in Knoxville, TN at Open Chord!

Tickets are available here.

Check out the tour dates below!

To keep up with The Funeral Portrait and future announcements, check out their social media below!

The Funeral Portrait: Facebook

Hardcore Outfit Turncoat Release "American Dream" Music Video

Detroit hardcore group Turncoat released a new music video this month for their most recent single "American Dream." Filmed in the manner of a 90’s era home video, the video features a compilation of footage of the band's hometown. The track comes from their 2016 Self-Titled EP (Eulogy Recordings).

Check it out below!

Guitarist, Keith Keister says of the track, “”American Dream” is groovy, fast paced, straight forward example of exactly what we're trying to convey as a band. Off our Eulogy Records debut EP, it's definitely one of my favorites live and on the recording. This video gives a simple 90s-ish home video vibe and show cases some of the places we drive by, live near or see in our everyday life in Michigan and shows us in a very raw and back to basics perspective."

Since their debut in 2014, Turncoat has been touring heavily around the US. Catch them on the road May 11th through the 21st as they prepare to release their upcoming self titled EP (Tour dates listed below), and check out their brand new music video for “American Dream.”

For more on Turncoat or what they're up to, check out their social media below!


Full Album Stream Available From Curses

West Virginia’s metalcore outfit, Curses, is now streaming their new album, entitled Chapter I: Introspect, in full!

Having just finished their Midwest run with Vesta Collide (Stay Sick Recordings), the news come as an exciting one for fans and listeners! The album is available for stream, and if you dig it, definitely consider purchasing it at one of the sites listed: MerchNow // iTunes // Google Play // Bandcamp.

Guitarist Davey Nicewander had this to say about the release, "Chapter I is a musical snapshot of a point in all of our lives where we were asking ourselves questions about who we are and what our purpose is. It means something different to each of us and we feel like the entire process of getting this album out has facilitated growth in us all. We hope that our fans can listen to this record and find a sense of home within it and, ultimately, within themselves.”

For more on Curses, check out their social media links below to stay up to date!

Curses: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Through Lucid Eyes Stream Full EP "Transient"

Perhaps a symbol of ancient alien.... metalheads?

Metalcore: not for everyone's ears. It really seems to only fit a furious mood. One synonomous with sitting in traffic on a 95 degree day with no AC. Perhaps its the lack of instrumental variation in most of those songs, or that fact that the lyrics are just inherently difficult to understand. 

As far as this genre is concerned, Through Lucid Eyes is actually pretty easy listening. The Canadian 5 piece has just streamed their new album Transient with a healthy dose of guest musicians and falsettos to add some ear piercing clarity to their slew of angry guitars. 

Despite the EP's powerful presence, it's still difficult at times to cypher the screams and pick out some familiar vernacular. However, the vocals still prove themselves to be a near perfect layer, With one of the songs featuring guest singer Jesse Cash, the lyrics end up sounding like an urgent message on top of the heavy duty breakdowns and the anxious guitar riffs. When the guest vocals come in, imagine a sound as clear as Haley Williams, but a great deal more powerful.

They say they're going for the theme of dream like alternate demension, although im not sure how dreamlike music like this can be... or what kind of dreams this music would inspire.

They've upped their game having the mastering done by Jilian Rodriguez (Parallel Focus Studios), so stream the full album below and make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Famous Last Words & The Funeral Portrait Being 'The Incubus Tour'

Revival Recordings just kicked off their latest endeavor, The Incubus Tour! The two artists kicked off The Incubus tour in Chicago, IL at the Smooth Fox and will make their way through Colorado and the North West before making their way through California, ending in Dallas, TX!

Check out the tour schedule above!

Its been a busy year for Revival Recordings with the 12-track masterful concept record by Famous Last Words entitled, The Incubus. The  album is laced with heavy guitar riffs, catchy hooks, folly, and symphonic elements, and continues their notorious story telling and theme creations!

Check out the tour dates and see if you can catch this sick line up near you!