"Blood Diamonds" is the long awaited debut from Los Angeles hardcore band Dangerous Minds. Musically forceful and lyrically steadfast about the band’s convictions, Blood Diamonds combines heavy hardcore grooves with complex metalcore stop-start rhythm structures. Dangerous Minds’ innovative brand of hardcore stands on the shoulders of Terror and Sleeping Giant, which is befitting since the band was founded by Dynasty guitarist Marcel Muniz.
Dangerous Minds features Marcel Muniz (vocals), Jeremy Tudon (guitar), Michael Massey (guitar), Alan Litrell (bass) and Danny Perez (drums).
Judgement X Day
American Straight Edge band Judgement Day from Orange County, California, delivers heavy hardcore forged with brutally honest lyrics about living life with integrity.Judgement Day unleashes a furious musical hammerstorm to wake up the listener to issues of the working class, human dignity and the plight of the oppressed.Unafraid.Unashamed.Steadfast strong.
Judgement Day's release "The Altar" features six bone-rattling, thunderous metal blasts to awaken your spirit.
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Download a copy of The Altar HERE. Physical CDs available HERE.
Kings & Daughters
If you're looking for the next big thing, this ain't it. If you're looking for something that's going to redefine a genre, you've come to the wrong place. If you're looking for someone to tell you what to believe and how to believe it, we suggest you move on. We are just two lone wolves without a wolf pack and the two best friends that anyone could have. We are Kings & Daughters.
Kings & Daughters, from Houston, Texas, features vocalist Carlos Salazar and guitarist Trent Gibson, both formerly of the band Before There Was Rosalyn.Rock & Roll with a punk rock attitude.
CD copies of THE LION EP can purchased for $5 through OnTheAttack Records webstore.
Out of the South Bay section of Los Angeles comes the debut album “Be The Change” by up-and-coming hardcore band LIV.Undeniably passionate and energetic, LIV. unleashes a sound that is both infectious and powerful. Their music delivers a message that is equal parts youthful angst and hopeful for the future.Hardcore that embodies the love, the passion, the sorrow, the anger, the pain, the struggle, and the promise of life.Be. The. Change.
Matthew Salamante – vocals Jason Diaz – bass Ace Esguerra – guitar Tony Esquivel - drums)
LIV.’s debut album “Be The Change” can be purchased in the On The Attack Records webstore.
“Explosive. Passion. Motivating. Forceful.” -4 out of 5 Stars by IndieVisionMusic
“Be the Change is not only a hard-charging, emotional hardcore album by a band looking to “change our whole generation”, it’s also a lot of fun to listen to…” – 8 out of 10 by The Metal Resource
Music video for “A Standard Issue” can be seen HERE.
Rapture is an old-school hardcore band from Los Angeles, California. Its debut album “Trials” was released by OnTheAttack Records in March 2015, and their groundbreaking follow up "Persevere" was released in August 2016. Rapture breathes fresh air back into the hardcore scene with driving beats, breakdowns and earnest lyrics reflecting the band’s Faith. Yes, the band is Christian, and they don't hide it on Trials. But, they also meet the listener half-way with their positive vibes, sing-along gang vocals, and a shared commitment to each other and the listener. Musically unique, yet standing on the shoulders of bands like Terror, Dynasty, and xLooking Forwardx.
Rapture features Richard Haro (Vocals), Garrett Gutierrez (Guitar), Tony Rangel (Drums) and Isaac Guerrera (Bass).
With unwavering commitment and passion, Revivalist hails from Abilene, Texas, with the vision and desire to see revival, not only in the hardcore and metal scenes, but in the heart of a generation that the world has turned its back on. Revivalist’s live show is unmatched in terms of energy, intensity and passion, and that hardcore spirit translated into the studio for their debut album "brother.". See their music video for the song "Vanity" (click HERE).
Amor En Tierra Ajena (Love In A Foreign Land) is the spoken word debut by Carlos Salazar (Kings & Daughters, Before There Was Rosalyn). Gripping, intense and personal tales from a man who rose up from a broken home in Honduras to fight some of his life's greatest challenges. In Amor En Tierra Ajena, Salazar shares his heart’s most euphoric moments, while it simultaneously prepares for the inevitable pain and grief of loss. Come share his poetic journey of courage, honesty, rage, and the ongoing endeavor of trying to find your place in this world.
Physical CDs available HERE. Digital downloads available HERE.
Spirit and the Bride
Spirit and the Bride from Cincinnati, Ohio, has released two incredible, spirit-filled albums on OnTheAttack Records.
Released May 30, 2017, "Dry Bones" explodes with spirit-filled, old school hardcore with both metalcore and punk influences. Each song deals with spiritual matters, from being in the Bloodline of Christ ("Bloodline"), to praying for the heavens to open ("Open Heavens"), to the epiphany of the thief on the cross. The album has a spiritual progression throughout -- one of hope, redemption and love. God provided a way for us to rid ourselves of self-hatred, and this album explores all aspects of the journey.
The band's debut album “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear” is explosive, passionate, energetic and fulfilling. All words that describe the raw sound and emotion of Spirit and the Bride on With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear, an album which truly represents melodic hardcore.
Spirit and the Bride stands for one purpose: one vision, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The music they write is original, heavy, and has a strong emphasis on worship, not condemnation. Scripture based lyrics and passionate melodies make up their unique sound. "The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17.
Spirit and the Bride features Joshua Simmons (Vocals), Josh Summerville (Guitar), Jeremiah Medley (Bass) and Adam Simmons (Drums). Follow the band on Facebook:
All sale proceeds from “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear” go to support the skateboarding ministry at the Roots of Hope ministry in Jaco, Costa Rica, run by Aaron and Bonnie Wells (https://missiongo.org/donate/missionaries/aaron-and-bonnie-wells).
Based out of Redding, California, Surpasses delivers more than just screaming over heavy guitars. Standing firm in their belief in God’s saving grace, Surpasses exists to banish the chains of religion, and to uphold the mantle of love, joy, and peace. The band’s self-titled debut album demonstrates their practice of loving God's people as our brothers and sisters with no strings attached, over music filled with fury and aggression. Surpasses is essential listening for fans of substantive metal and hardcore music.
Surpasses features Dustin Cichosz (Vox), Elliott Gregory (Guitar), Nathan Cichosz (Guitar), Elijah Kay (Bass) and Brice Logan (Drums).
“Fourth Plague” is the debut album by Los Angeles based hardcore band xDEFIANTx. Heavy, pure, straight edge hardcore with elements of beatdown and groove. xDEFIANTx features Tim Gomez (Vocals), Jojo Rodriguez (Guitar), Ric Arguera (Guitar), Randy Rios (Bass), and Nick Moreno (Drums).
The track listing for “Fourth Plague” includes:
1) Intro 2) My Only Regret 3) Letting Go 4) It's Never Enough 5) I'll Never Go Back 6) Untitled 7) Out of Line 8) Swarm