"sons of southern darkness" hailing from louisville, ky. thrashy, cursedy, dark hardcore, as well as one of the most insane frontmen in the midwest. new 7", curses, off of closed casket, is completely flawless. awesome riffs, lyrics, everything. pick it up and keep an eye on them.
take control is a straight edge band from cedar falls, iowa. the band has been around for 4 years, and done a substantial amount of touring and had a large impact on the midwest hardcore scene. alongside modern life is war, this band helped shape the iowa hardcore scene as well as its style of hardcore. band disbanded in june of 09, after a final west coast tour. download this bands stuff.
MORE TO COME
dark hardcore from STL, missouri. started in 09, and since have recorded a demo and new 7" will be released in march. since forming, EWB have played along with have heart, cruel hand, foundation, rise and fall, trap them, touche amore, and many more.
new hardhitting, "hardstyle", hardcore from milwaukee. compiled of ex members of take control, wholehearted, and barriers now bridges, expire put together a demo last fall and have since been signed to hellfish in california.
powerviolence hardcore from chicago. think youth of today meets spazz. bands earlier releases are more straight powerviolence. they pushed the envelope with their new "Unforgivable" record, by blending youth crew style hardcore and powerviolence in a very authentic and groundbreaking way. one of the most original and innovative bands in the midwest, if not hardcore altogether.
ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE
PUNISH AND DESTROY
unquestionably the most successful, semi recent, hardcore band to come from the midwest. if you listen to hardcore, chances are you probably already know all about them. if for some reason you slept on this band, they are from marshalltown, iowa, and have toured with bands such as comeback kid, bane, ignite, strike anywhere, and more. they disbanded in 2008, but are still a staple in melodic hardcore as well as the midwest music scene.
MIDNIGHT IN AMERICA
MY LOVE, MY WAY
chicago satanic straightedge. hard powerviolence. band is getting alot of national recognition, and they deserve every bit. members of convicted and weekend nachos.
HARSH DISTRACTIONS (LIVE)
BURNING FIGHT SOUNDBOARD
chicago straightedge. recently broke up. has members of harm's way among other chicago bands.
BURNING FIGHT (VIDEO LINK)
THIS IS HARDCORE (VIDEO LINK)
this band was made with ex members of waster and the hero estates. although they werent around for too long, band made a huge name for themselves and were, in my opinion, the pride of illinois. awesome band, awesome guys. toured nonstop and put their heart into it, until things fell apart in early 2010. put out a self titled 7" and soon after followed up with ghost town anthems on closed casket records.
BLACK TEETH 7"
GHOST TOWN ANTHEMS 7"
devil's pie was a metal band from peoria, illinois. not bullshit, overplayed, "metal" that passes nowadays, but real, traditional, HEAVY, metal. band broke up in 2009 and members are now in chicago band HATE.
LIVE AT REGGIES
SEVENTH CIRCLE CASSETTE
starting this blog off with waster from peoria, illinois. first hardcore band i was into, and the band that i credit being straightedge to. put out a 7" called question everything, toured a few times, and ended up putting out a 7" called failures on organzied crime before disbanding in early '09. members continue to be heavily involved in the peoria hardcore scene, and black teeth contains member(s) of waster.