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August 29, 2010

We now have a new home on the internet so please go and check it out. From now on all updates, interviews, reviews, columns and other new features will be posted on that site so bookmark it and make sure to check it out from time to time. Lots of great stuff going on here and be on the look out for new noise #2!!!



July 27, 2010

From The Limit Records:
Born To Expire’s Soothsayer came to this earth already in 2008, but was kept under the radar, because of some members being busy with their other band Forfeit. But now is the time to get this out on some good old slab of vinyl, because the truth is that this is too good to be unnoticed. The first pressing will be 500 pieces, of which a limited amount of 100 will come on black vinyl. You can pre-order that now in our store. Also you can listen to 2 songs on our website.

Because we couldn’t write it better ourselves, here’s what Aversionline wrote about Born To Expire:

“Soothsayer is the absolutely badass debut EP from Auburn, NY’s Born to Expire, and I have to assume they’re named after the Leeway album, which is always a good sign – even if they don’t sound like Leeway! Expect crushing metallic hardcore that spices up the traditional power chord rhythms and chugging midpaced breaks with some dense, sludge-laden grooves and cold, crawling dissonance.

The recording on this thing is heavy as shit, too. I’ve never heard basslines this effectively loud before in my life! I swear the bass must be mixed dead even with the guitars, if not a touch louder. And I love it! I hope they maintain that balance on all of their future recordings, ’cause it makes the riffs – which are already superfuckin’ meaty – hit even harder.

The overall feel of this stuff kind of reminds me of the mighty Dead City, which is also always a good sign. According to the dude from the band who sent me the EP, their new material is hinting at a little more of a Crowbar influence, which could be really cool hearing how those types of runs already seep into these tracks. Hell, there are moments herein that damn near touch on doom metal vibes, so… who knows how far they’ll take such elements down the road? Whatever the case, this is a killer start, and I’m really looking forward to hearing more.” – Aversionline (

Click Here to Pre-Order the EP at the Limit Records
Also we may or may not be releasing this EP over in the states, we will see how it goes and hopefully have some ore info about that up on here soon as well

Back On The Wagon!!!

June 1, 2010

Update 7/8/10

Still putting together the final touches on the zine. Might have a few more interviews added to this next issue and I have been finishing up a lot of reviews as of late. Expect to see some posted up here in a few days, lots of great records out since the last time I posted especially the new Bitter End, Black Breath, Tigers Jaw, Dead End Path, and 108 records and a whole slew of others. Once all of that is settled I will start putting together the layout, hopefully that doesn’t take nearly as long as last time, hopefully I can find someone better equipped and knowledgeable in photoshop than I am but we will see. But anyways expect some reviews up here in a few days and be sure to check out the new Bitter End record “Guilty As Charged”it has my vote for best HC record of the year!

– Pat, newnoise|zine


Update 6/1/10

Its been a busy past few months and I have not been able to really update this site with new reviews and interviews as much as i’ve been wanting to. But now that all of that is behind there is nothing else to do but move forward. With that said,  the next issue of New Noise will be ready to be sent out to the printery by the end of June. All of the content is written, just working on getting the layout complete as well as a cover design. Expect a lot more content with this next issue, and there will be no previews of any of the interviews on this site like I did before. If you want to read the interviews, buy the magazine and when they are all sold out I will post some content.

The issue will feature as follows:

Interviews with:
(The Promise, Another Victim, Santa Sangre, Terror, Etc…)


+ Reviews, Columns, and a Tour Journal from Europe

I will post the cover up here in a few weeks as soon as I get everything finalized. After this next issue is out expect a major revamp on the New Noise Blog. The plan is to completlely redesign the site to be simplistic and more focused on the content than anything else. From here on out it will be strictly reviews, interviews and columns as well from time to time, and thats it. Also, will also be the new host for the site so be sure to bookmark it and keep and eye out for it in the next month or two. Thats it for now, the next update will be with pre-ordering info and a cover design!

-Pat, newnoise|zine

*if you want your Demo/EP/LP or CD reviewed contact us and we will set something up.

Upcoming Releases: Cruel Hand “Lock & Key” Out July 27th via Bridge 9

May 3, 2010

Poised to be one of the hardest records of 2010, Lock & Key is Cruel Hand’s third full-length (second album for Bridge Nine) and will be available on July 27th, 2010! Full of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a nice mix of Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal, Obituary, etc., and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. Lock and Key was recorded last month in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what Cruel Hand is capable of both lyrically and musically.

Vocalist Chris Linkovich said, “Lock & Key is definitely not a ‘Prying Eyes Part 2’. It’s not just a progression either, we feel like this is our defining release. We weren’t scared to bring all of our influences to the table, no matter what the genre of music. We spent a lot more time with guitar sounds, a lot of layering and melody and other second guitar work. As far as lyrics, I reached my goal of working with a lot of different subject matters and also using a little bit of melody with different vocal patterns and delivery. The record is ill and we listen to it every day.”

Since the release of Cruel Hand’s Bridge Nine debut, Prying Eyes, in 2008, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in the hardcore world. Cruel Hand has shared the stage with bands like Have Heart, Bane, Terror, Death Before Dishonor, and more, and will continue to tour the globe non-stop in support of Lock & Key. Stay tuned to for details, tour announcements, and more to be announced soon!

May 26 Ceremony, Cruel Hand
Osaka, Japan @ King Cobra
May 27 Ceremony, Cruel Hand
Nagoya, Japan @ Zion
May 28 Ceremony, Cruel Hand
Tokyo Kichijoji, Japan @ Warp
May 29 Ceremony, Cruel Hand
Chiba Minamikashiwa, Japan @ Drunkard’s Stadium
May 30 Ceremony, Cruel Hand
Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan @ ACB Hall
Jul 23 Cruel Hand
Leuven, Belgium @ JH Sojo
Jul 24 Cruel Hand
Koln, Germany @ Positive Records Birthday @ Essigfabrik
Jul 25 Cruel Hand
Rockycany, Czech Republic @ Fluff Fest
Jul 26 Cruel Hand
Wien, Austria @ Shelter
Jul 27 Cruel Hand
Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
Jul 28 Cruel Hand
Vicenza, Italy @ Jack Hole
Jul 29 Cruel Hand
Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk
Jul 30 Cruel Hand
Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
Jul 31 Cruel Hand
Stockholm, Sweden @ Anti Fest
Aug 01 Cruel Hand
Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Aug 02 Cruel Hand
Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte
Aug 03 Cruel Hand
Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi
Aug 04 Cruel Hand
Dessau, Germany @ Panic Room
Aug 05 Cruel Hand
TBA, Germany @ TBA
Aug 06 Cruel Hand
Leisnig, Germany @ Sucks’n’Summer
Aug 07 Cruel Hand
Fredericia, Denmark @ Fredericia Hardcore Festival
Aug 09 Cruel Hand
Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Eddies Rock Club
Aug 10 Cruel Hand
Manchester, United Kingdom @ Moho Live
Aug 11 Cruel Hand
Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Capitol
Aug 12 Cruel Hand
London, United Kingdom @ Purple Turtle
Aug 13 Cruel Hand
Ieper, Belgium @ Ieperfest


April 28, 2010

Polar Bear Club’s first video off of the 2009 release Chasing Hamburg has been unveiled for the first time on MySpace Music today! Directed by Thomas Colella, the video for “Living Saints” is a conceptual piece in the same vein as Peter Gabriel’s 1986 “Sledgehammer” video phenomenon. Complete with animation, never-before-seen visual effects, and one of the best singles of the year, it’s safe to say Polar Bear Club and Colella have created a video unlike anything expected, and we know you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The video premiere for “Living Saints” is live on MySpace right now! See for yourself what all the hype is about by visiting

Since the release of Chasing Hamburg, Polar Bear Club has been keeping busy showcasing new material live all over the world. Today, Polar Bear Club is pleased to announce a headlining summer tour with support from Moving Mountains, label-mates Lemuria, and Living With Lions. The tour starts June 10th in New York and takes Polar Bear Club across the nation to California in just two short weeks. With not a day to spare, the guys of Polar Bear Club will join up with Warped Tour on June 24th in San Diego and continue trekking across the states until the middle of July. Polar Bear Club’s summer tour plans and venue information can be found below. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news to come surrounding the band that has The Punk Site boldly stating, ‘If this is the future of punk rock, we’re in good hands.”

Polar Bear Club On Tour:

w/ Moving Mountains, Lemuria, Living With Lions:
06.10 @ Lost Horizon- Syracuse NY
06.11 @ Club Hell- Providence RI
06.12 @ Ottobar- Baltimore MD
06.13 @ The Camel- Richmond VA
06.15 @ Mad Hatter Club- Covington KY
06.17 @ Beat Kitchen- Chicago IL
06.18 @ Triple Rock Social Club- Minneapolis MN
06.19 @ The Waiting Room- Omaha NE
06.20 @ Marquis Theater- Denver CO
06.21 @ Kilby Court- Salt Lake City UT
06.23 @ Chain Reaction- Anaheim CA

On Warped Tour:
06.25 @ Pomona, CA @ Warped Tour- Pomona Fairplex
06.26 @ Mountain View, CA @ Warped Tour- Shoreline Amphitheater
06.27 @ Ventura, CA @ Warped tour- Seaside Park
06.29 @ Phoenix, AZ @ Warped Tour-Cricket Pavillion
06.30 @ Las Cruces, NM @ Warped Tour- NMSU Practice Field
07.01 @ San Antonio, TX @ Warped Tour- AT&T Center
07.02 @ Houston, TX @ Warped Tour- The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park
07.03 @ Dallas, TX @ Warped Tour- Center
07.05 @ St. Louis, MO @ Warped Tour- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07.06 @ Indianapolis, IN @ Warped Tour-Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07.07 @ Burgettstown, PA @ Warped Tour-Post Gazette Pavilion
07.08 @ Cleveland, OH @ Warped Tour- Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
07.09 @ Toronto, CA @ Warped Tour- Arrow Hall
07.10 @ Montreal, CA @ Warped tour- Parc Jean Drapeau
07.11 @ Hartford, CT @ Warped Tour- Comcast Theater
07.13 @ Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
07.14 @ Darien Center, NY @ Warped Tour- Darien Lake PAC
07.15 @ Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
07.16 @ Camden, NJ @ Warped Tour- Susquehanna Bank Center
07.17@ Uniondale, NY @ Warped Tour- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07.18 @ Oceanport, NJ @ Warped Tour- Monmouth Park Racetrack

Review /// Deftones – Diamond Eyes

April 25, 2010

Deftones – Diamond Eyes
May 2010 | Warner Brothers [9.5 /10]

Its been a rough past few years for the Deftones dealing with the sudden automobile accident involving their bass player Chi Cheng who has been suffering sever injuries for the past two years. I was very surprised when I heard that they were going to continue writing for a new record and even playing considering the most recent events but I think its truly what fueled their creativity for “Diamond Eyes”. For many Deftones fans this is the record we’ve been waiting for, and its almost as if they have started over again.

This breath of fresh air features eleven new songs that resemble the sonic qualities of their previous albums “Adrenaline” and “White Pony”. When I first listened to this record I couldn’t get through the first song without stopping it to start over again to grab a pair of headphones. There is such a unique quality about the recording that its best to listen to with a nice set of headphones so you can really capture everything that goes on. There are so many elements that are sort of hidden in the back behind all of the music (like subliminal messages, only with 8 string guitars and weird effects pedals). This recording has a very thick and heavy overall sound to it and its something the Deftones didn’t really have on their previous album (“Saturday Night Wrist”).

They do have a way of repeating the past on this record and it goes deeper than just their sound. I’m sure most people wondered who they got to fill in on bass for the recording due to Chi’s accident and the answer to that question is Sergio Vega (Quicksand). Sergio is no stranger really to the Deftones, he filled in for them back in the 90’s for a tour due to Chi being unable to perform as well as Quicksand hitting the road with them for a tour. The notable picking style of Sergio is very noticeable on this record and the bass is defiantly a driving force behind the overall “thick” sound.

The title track “Diamond Eyes” is the first song on this album and it sort of connects all of the different atmospheres into one song and brilliantly portrays what this album is about, sonically and lyrically. Ideally that is what an opening track on a record is suppose to do, but not many band pay that close attention when it comes to writing a record as a whole instead of just individual songs. There are a lot of hits that follow this and I almost feel like I would be leaving something out but some of my favorites include “CMND/CTRL”, “Prince”, “Risk”, “Beauty School”, “Rocket Skates” and “This Place is Death”; but believe me there is not one bad song on this entire release. If your a fan of their heavier material than you will find it in many of these songs and if you like the softer more melodic side to the Deftones than you will find this record to be no stranger to that either.

The one difference between “Diamond Eyes” compared to the rest of their catalog is that these songs carry a lot more emotion with them and I’m sure a lot of that has to deal with what the band has been going through the past two years. This album is proof of how they dealt with the situation and they really ended up creating a masterpiece that captures the beauty and emotion as well as anger and frustration that all of them have been going through. This is with out a doubt a “Deftones” album and I really think they set their standards high for when it comes time to hit the studio again in the future.

Track Listing:
1. Diamond Eyes
2. Royal
4. You’ve Seen the Butcher
5. Beauty School
6. Prince
7. Rocket Skates
8. Sextape
9. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

Lemuria Signs To Bridge 9 Records

April 19, 2010

Lemuria’s sweet sounding post-punk with pop sensibilities is unlike anything out there right now and for that reason, along with the band’s stellar and hard-working track record, is why Bridge Nine Records is excited to welcome them to the roster. Label owner Chris Wrenn said, “It’s important for us to have a diverse roster of artists and we feel like Lemuria compliments a lot of our other bands while standing strong on their own accord. We’ve had Get Better in rotation in the office here for a while and after adding two hardcore bands to our roster, Mother of Mercy and Foundation, we decided to change it up a bit and sign Lemuria. I think our roster really mirrors our collective musical tastes and it’s always exciting to expand on the types of music we release.”

Formed in the summer of 2004, Buffalo’s Lemuria has garnered quite a bit of attention thus far in their career. The band has released a myriad of splits and 7″s (drummer Alex Kerns runs the label Art Of The Underground) and one full-length LP, Get Better, on Asian Man Records in 2008 that called the best debut full-length of the year. This July, Lemuria will hit the studio with producer J Robbins at the Magpie Cage in Baltimore, MD (Hey Mercedes, The Promise Ring, Jawbreaker) to record their yet-to-be-titled Bridge Nine debut. Drummer Alex Kerns said, “We are so proud to announce that Bridge Nine will be releasing our second full-length album. B9 is a family of great bands and great people and we are honored to be welcomed aboard. We can’t wait to get started recording this July with J Robbins from Jawbox right after we wrap up a full US tour.”

Stay tuned to for an exciting Lemuria tour announcement soon and for more information on the band’s recording sessions. If you’re a fan of bands like Superchunk, Discount, and Rainer Maria, there’s no way you won’t love Lemuria. Check them out at now.

Apr 23 2010 6:00P
The Trocadero w/ Screeching Weasel SOLD OUT! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 24 2010 9:00P
O’Briens Coram, New York
Apr 25 2010 5:00P
20 Cliff St. Oneonta, New York
May 15 2010 1:00P
Rad Fest w/ Leatherface Wilmington, North Carolina
May 16 2010 7:00P
warehouse 8b Jacksonville, Florida
May 17 2010 8:00P
HOOPS Orlando, Florida
May 18 2010 8:00P
Sweat Records Miami, Florida
May 19 2010 7:00P
Transitions Art Gallery Tampa, Florida
May 20 2010 7:00P
The Farside Collective Tallahassee, Florida
May 21 2010 7:00P
Cat Cave Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia
May 22 2010 7:00P
Edge Frat Asheville, North Carolina
May 23 2010 7:00P
Legitimate Busiiness Greensboro, North Carolina
Jun 3 2010 9:30P
Court Tavern New Brunswick, New Jersey
Jun 4 2010 8:00P
Death By Audio Brooklyn, New York
Jun 5 2010 6:00P
The Fucking Discovery Zone New Haven, Connecticut
Jun 6 2010 8:00P
Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 7 2010 7:00P
Slaughterhouse 5 Dover, New Hampshire
Jun 24 2010 8:00P
Back to the Grind Riverside, California
Jun 25 2010 6:00P
Echo Curio Los Angeles, California
Jun 26 2010 6:00P
The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Jun 27 2010 6:00P
Plea For Peace Center Stockton, California
Jun 28 2010 6:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Jun 29 2010 8:00P
Sue’s Java Cafe Redding, California
Jun 30 2010 6:00P
The Artistery Portland, Oregon
Jul 1 2010 7:00P
Black Lodge Seattle, Washington
Jul 2 2010 7:00P
The Alabama House Bellingham, Washington
Jul 3 2010 6:00P
The Filling Station Bozeman, Montana
Jul 9 2010 7:00P
718 Highland Dixon, Illinois
Jul 10 2010 5:00P
Macs Bar Lansing, Michigan
Jul 17 2010 2:00P
Berea Fest Berea, Ohio