Whether they use Marshall stacks, MAC Cosmetics or a combination of both, AFI want to leave a permanent mark on contemporary rock.
Tristan Staddon discovers their master plan.
THE ORAL HISTORY OF SHAI HULUD
Sure, today it may be common for hardcore bands to mix genres with all the grace of a meth cooker, but Shai Hulud’s wild metalcore hybrid-and internal dysfunction-was the flashpoint for many of them.
21 & UNDER
For our 21st birthday this month, we’re kicking back at the bar with some of our favorite band members who’ve also recently hit legal age. But mostly, we’re just handing out fake IDs to the even younger bands we’re predicting big things for later.
Forget chasing safety: Underoath’s new album is so hard that law-enforcement officials should consider insulating their bulletproof vests with it.
Chris Carrabba turned to the internet to find out what kind of new album he was making. Then, he just laughed at the rumors and followed his heart-to Jamaica?
MURDER BY DEATH
While most of us would rather avoid the rings of Hell, MBD studied them to create the most captivating album of their career.
As a member of Glassjaw, Daryl Palumbo made you bang your head. With Head A, he’s after your heart-and your dance moves.
Britain’s finest post-everything quartet are ready to conquer America, but they’re not going
to write crap songs to make it happen.
NIGHTMARE OF YOU
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction-and ex-Movielifer Brandon Reilly learned that firsthand when he broke with his punk past to form this dancefloor-dominating new group.
In this exclusive interview, Kyle Ryan gets face time with Chicago’s brightest hardcore band to discuss their upcoming album, track by track.
THE BOUNCING SOULS
AP follows New Jersey’s punk diplomats for a quick trip around the Pacific Rim before
the release of their explosive seventh album. Fortunately, no volcanoes were harmed in the process.