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Watch SPEED Absolute Crush It At 'This Is Hardcore 23' + 'Sound & Fury 24'

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High-quality, multi-cam footage of SPEED crushing it at not just one, but two of the most infamous hardcore festivals on the planet This Is Hardcore and Sound & Fury has landed on YouTube, giving newcomers the chance to experience the rare energy of a SPEED live show.

Watch GWAR Reinvent 'I'm Just Ken' As 'We're Just GWAR'

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GWAR have reworked Ryan Gosling's emo rock ballad I'm Just Ken from the Barbie movie, performing We're Just GWAR, for AV Club. The first guests to take up the challenge of performing an unexpected cover for the relaunch of the pop-culture publication's iconic cover series Undercover (think triple j's Like A Version, but in the USA), GWAR went all-in on the segment, penning new self-referential lyrics to the song and beefing up the instrumentation with some shock rock chops. As for why the band agreed to the challenge, it seems it came down to vocalist BL0thr's longstanding love for Ryan Gosling. 

Interview - Diving Right In With Josh Wills Of Story Of The Year

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Story Of The Year are headed out to Australia next month to honour the 20th anniversary of their iconic debut full-length Page Avenue. Joined on the road by Senses Fail (celebrating 20 years of Let It Enfold You) and returning local heroes Behind Crimson Eyes, the tour promises to be a celebration of all that was great about the post-hardcore in the early-mid '00s. 

Ahead of the St.Louis superstar's arrival down under, we caught up for a nostalgic chat with drummer Josh Wills, reflecting on the band's strong connection with Australian audiences, the enduring legacy of Page Avenue and the friendship at the core of their ongoing success. 

Coheed And Cambria & Periphery To Headline 2024 Monolith Festival

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Coheed and Cambria (USA) and Periphery (USA) are set to headline the 2024 edition of the Australian prog festival Monolith. The prog giants will be joined by Leprous (NOR), Intervals (CAN) and Novelists (FRA) when the single-stage festival hits Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in November. Locals Silver Fang will also feature in Brisbane and Melbourne. Workshops, panels, market stalls and DJs will be added to further enhance the festival experience for Australian prog fans, turning the venues into a progtopia. 

In Hearts Wake: Five Key Influences Behind 'Incarnation'

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In Hearts Wake will release their sixth full-length Incarnation on Friday 12 July via UNFD. Incarnation sees the Byron Bay metalcore monsters continuing to evolve the scope of both their sound and their vision. Ahead of Incarnation's arrival, we caught up with vocalist Jake Taylor, who filled us in on the five key influences that led to the creation of the record. It's an eclectic list incorporating everything from Tarot to video games to pop culture emperors, Boston hardcore bands and real-world reflections. 

Watch Metallica Play 'Am I Evil' with Diamond Head's Brian Tatler

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Metallica have released professionally shot footage of their performance of Am I Evil at Tons of Rock Festival in Oslo, Norway.
The performance saw them join forces with one of the men who wrote the iconic metal tune, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler to the absolute delight of both the band and the audience.

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