Pro-Pain - The Final Revolution (SPV/Steamhammer)

A surprisingly effective hangover cure...
Release Date: 
24 Nov 2013 - 11:30pm

It seems barely believable that Pro-Pain, erstwhile standard bearers for samey-sounding metal/hardcore crossover tedium, are still releasing albums twenty one years after I first s

Close Your Eyes - Line in the Sand (Victory Records)

Step aside everything else released by Victory this year, you only need to listen to this

Close Your Eyes are, by no means, an unknown quantity in the melodic hardcore scene.

Eidola: New EP Available Gratis

Or feel free to make a donation...

Bay Area, California hardcore mob Eidola have released their blistering new EP Ends Of The Spectrum via Bandcamp, with a "pay what you like" download option.

Terror's Scott Vogel: Living by the Code

The veteran hardcore warhorse tells us a bit about his hardcore way of life...

This bloody muzak is killing me. And the bloody people in the phone conferencing centres always trick me by telling me they are about to put me on ‘silent hold’ before connecting my call.

Cabin Fever: Hearing Voices

EP launch this Friday...

Home grown melodic hardcore band Cabin Fever have released their debut EP Voices, propelling the eager Perth band deeper into the Australian hardcore scene.

These Hearts - Yours To Take (Victory Records/Rocket)

Old punk has his horizons broadened by young pups... hallelujah!
Release Date: 
8 Jul 2013 - 11:30pm

Christian pop punk! My God (sorry), if ever there was a genre tailor made NOT to fit into the Metal as Fuck remit then there it is in all its cassocked, Vans-wearing glory…

The Amity Afflication Australian Tour

Who's Grinning?

Over the last ten years, The Amity Affliction have become one of Australia’s most respected and best loved bands.

Shai Hulud: Back on the Road Again

As if talking to MaF editor Scott Adams at the Melbourne Soundwave wasn't enough... 2013 just keeps geting better for Shai Hulud!

After completing an extremely successful tour of Europe supporting Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, hardcore legends Shai Hulud have returned to the sta

Call Of The Void - Dragged Down A Dead End Path (Relapse Records)

Nimble Genre Jumping...
Release Date: 
1 Mar 2013 - 12:30am

I think the full title for this album should be Dragged Down A Dead End Path and Beaten With A Piece of Lead Pipe, such is the level of madness delivered on Call Of The Void''s (pr

The future's bright for Continents, as they talk touring, writing and their plans for the rest of 2013.

Finding ourselves in their dressing room, Maf and Continents sit and talk past, present and future for the upcoming South Wales quintet.

With their compatriots and UK tour support act When We Were Wolves providing some lovely background music from downstairs at The Barfly, the lads from Continents give an impro