Conor (Modern Day Dads)
"My youngest, who is almost two, strictly likes heavy music. Her favorite is Amon Amarth, for some reason."
Record Collector: Justin Sitner (Unrestrained, The Dead Unknown, xStuck in the Pastx blog)
"The most I've ever paid was $100 for a test press of Morning Again's As Tradition Dies Slowly."
5 Metal Albums That Deserve Reissue Treatment, by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
The expert on all things obscure and heavy pleads a case for some out-of-print gems.
Art Spotlight: Eric Himle (Brotherhood, Expire, Bane)
"To be honest, it is hard trying to get hardcore kids to buy art prints."
Record Collector: Marc Hoogenboom (Once I Cry, GuidingLine, X-MEN, Crivits, Shelter)
"I'd rather buy vinyl than bring it to a bank nowadays."
John Connor (Dog Eat Dog)
The vocalist on his metalhead youth, becoming huge in Europe, and if he thinks Turnstile sounds like his band.
Song of the Day
Cracked, “Just One More” (2017)
New California band channels Youth of Today and Side by Side with winning results.
Photographer Spotlight: Natalie Wood, aka Wondergirl
"A friend introduced me to Terror and Hatebreed when I was, like, 13?"
Shadow of Doubt: Ex-Members of Bitter End + Hardside Crush Heads with New Track
"Alex, I'll take 'They hail from San Antonio but have a NYHC sound' for $1000, please."
Anthony Pappalardo (In My Eyes, Ten Yard Fight, Author: Radio Silence Hardcore Book)
"For me, I was the typical kid who loved Star Wars and KISS, as well as whatever superhero shit was on."
Record Collector: Brandon Leja, aka xslowdeathx
eBay bidding wars will be the death of him.
Record Collector: Andrew Orlando (Black Army Jacket, Hope Collapse, Milhouse, Reservoir Records, Disnihil)
$500 for a copy of Nervous Breakdown? No problem.
The Last Stand, This Is Real (Irish Voodoo Records, 2017)
Brooklyn outfit keep their hardcore lean and mean.
Life’s Blood: Born Out of Chaos, Doomed to Failure
Jason O'Toole, Adam Nathanson, Neil Burke, and Sean Murphy died for your sins in 1988 AD Hardcore.
5 Lyrical Influences You Wouldn't Expect for Sounds of Loss, by Adam Easterling (Orthodox)
The Nashville sXe band's new album is a beast.
Jonah Jenkins (Only Living Witness, Raw Radar War, Miltown, Milligram)
"I got into punk rock by watching Night Flight because of the music videos and underground films."
Record Collector: Nick Woj (Cold World, Consolation Prize, Nervous Juvenile, Pegasus)
Hip-hop, punk, soul, grime, and GISM.