Migrate Music Review: Voice Of Ruin

Voice of Ruin is a metalcore/ deathcore band from Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this year they released their debut, self titled LP on Heimathome Records. Upon first listening I noticed a number of things: the record is fast, it’s fairly intense, there are lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs, lots of chugs and lots of bass drops. Being that these things are the quintessential elements of deathcore, we then have to see if these elements are utilized in a way that makes the album stand out as a cohesive work and that it brings something to the table that is worth listening to. And, I think that the album definitely does just that. It may use a lot of the older elements of deathcore to the table, but it mixes them with elements more in line with metalcore and brings with it a certain level of melody and groove that can be missing in most contemporary deathcore. I think fans of both genres could enjoy this band and that the musicians are definitely talented. I hope to hear new stuff from them in the future and I’m excited to see how they will grow as musicians. For fans of Despised Icon, Suicide Silence, etc.

You can listen to their music here: reverbnation.com/voiceofruin

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/voiceofruin


Article by Tommy Hemmer


Run For Cover Records To Release New 7″ From ‘Hot Rod Circuit’

Run For Cover Records is proud to announce that they will be issuing a new 7″ EP from the legendary Hot Rod Circuit alongside the band’s new November US tour dates.  The EP will include the new HRC song “Forgive Me” (which is currently available on iTunes), another brand new song and a cover of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out.”  The EP will be a limited pressing of 1000 copies and will be available from the band at shows on the upcoming tour and via the label’s web store at www.runforcoverrecords.com.


A limited number of tickets have been held for Hot Rod Circuit fans and will be available through an exclusive Ducat King presale that begins Thursday, September 1, at 12 PM local time at hotrodcircuit.ducatking.com. So get them while you can!


Hot Rod Circuit reunion lineup:

Andy Jackson – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

Casey Prestwood – Lead Guitar

Jason Russell – Bass and Vocals

Mike Poorman – Drums


Tour Dates:

Nov 4           West Hollywood, CA                   Troubadour

Nov 5           San Francisco, CA             Bottom Of The Hill

Nov 15         Chicago, IL                      The Bottom Lounge

Nov 16         Cleveland Heights, OH       Grog Shop

Nov 17         Hoboken, NJ                    Maxwell’s

Nov 18         Philadelphia, PA                Theatre of Living Arts

Nov 19         Brooklyn, NY                    Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 20         Cambridge, MA                 Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub


Facebook em’ here: facebook.com/HotRodCircuitOfficial

You can tweet HRC here: twitter.com/HotRodCircuit





Article by Matthew Dickson


Wolves in the Throne Room are coming to Cincy

Wolves in the Throne Room are playing at the Mockbee in Cincinnati, Ohio this Saturday (September 3, 2011) for ten dollars. The show starts at 9 PM and will feature the bands Thou, Cloud Rat and Beneath Oblivion. Wolves in the Throne Room are a legendary Death Metal Band. If you’ve never heard them before, this is your chance to check them out. They always put on a good show and they feature members from Dystopia and other notable bands. See you there!

BTW…those downloads up there are free!


Article by Tommy Hemmer


Pentimento Hits The Road This Fall On Sept 22nd!

Buffalo, NY melodic punks, Pentimento have announced plans for a fall run of dates that will kick off September 22, in Scotia, NY. The 13-city trek, dubbed the PentimenTour, will wrap up in Edinboro, PA on October 5th.

Pentimento’s latest EP, Wrecked, is out now on Seattle’s Panic Records. 


September 22nd Scotia, NY @ JWATTS

September 23rd Cambridge, MA @ Democracy Center

September 24th Long Island, NY @ Broadway Bar

September 25th New York, NY @ Party XPO

September 26th Philadelphia, PA @ House Show

September 27th Richmond, VA @ The Hospital

September 29th Barnesville, OH @ The Lakeview House

September 30th Altoona, PA @ Altoona Masonic Temple

October 1st Natrona, PA @ Scumbags

October 2nd Columbus, OH @ Carabar

October 3rd Flint, Michigan @ Woobie’s

October 4th Ashtabula, OH @ West End Art Space

October 5th Edinboro, PA @ Edinboro C.C 

Check them out across the web here:






Now we leave you with a live performance of Pentimento‘s song Maybe, Just Maybe. AND GO CHECK THESE GUYS OUT WHILE THEY ARE ON TOUR!


Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Remembers: Usurp Synapse

Usurp Synapse is by all means my all time favorite band. if you were to ask me why, I probably couldn’t even accurately articulate into words an appropriate answer. They’re from Lafayette, Indiana and only performed together from 1999-2000. In 2003 they released a discography titled Disinformation Fix. The album came with two CD’s and archived the bands many releases beginning with their most recent and ending with their oldest. It is amazing how much you can hear the band evolve over those two short years. The album contains 61 songs. The band was known for their interesting marketing habits and the quick, spazzy songs, which combines elements of grindcore drumming and frantic high-pitched guitar work. Most of their stuff is out of print aside from the discography. In 2008 they released their final material for free on the band’s myspace page. This short EP consisted of two songs broken down into movements and was called A Vile Contamina.

watch live footage:


Article by Tommy Hemmer

Listen: Legacy – Barriers

Legacy – Barriers

Native Ohio band Legacy has begun streaming their latest single Barriers. The new song is off of their upcoming demo. So what do you think of Legacy now with all their new members?

Check out their tourdates below:

Sep 04Scores Fun CenterPainesville, OH RSVP

 Sep 16Mac’s BarLansing, MITicketsRSVP 

Sep 17The Rock RoomSouth Barrington, IL RSVP

Sep 23American Legion HallMinford, OH RSVP 

Oct 02Frankies Inner CityToledo, OH RSVP 

Oct 07Cains AshesHouston, TX RSVP

 Oct 08The Spot w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyTyler, TX RSVP 

Oct 09White Rabbit w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoySan Antonio, TX RSVP

 Oct 11Alabama Music Depot W/A Bullet For Pretty Boy, The Great Commission, The Air I BreatheMobile, AL RSVP

 Oct 12Transitions Art Gallery w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyTampa, FL RSVP 

Oct 13The Speakeasy w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyLake Worth, FL RSVP 

Oct 14The 567 w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyMacon, GA RSVP 

Oct 15Warehouse Venue w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyChattanooga, TN RSVP

 Oct 16The 7 Venue w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyDouglasville, GA RSVP 

Oct 18Porter Memorial Baptist w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyLexington, KY RSVP 

Oct 19Mote Park w/ A Bullet For Pretty BoyPiqua, OHTicketsRSVP

Article by Matthew Dickson

Plug In Stereo Announces Three Shows With Never Shout Never; Tweet For A Track campaign launched for Mixtape Vol. 2

Portland-based singer songwriter Trevor Dahl aka Plug In Stereo has announced three shows with Never Shout Never next month. Also joining the band on the bill will be A Rocket To The Moon, Fake Problems, and Carter Hulsey (who toured with PIS earlier this year). 

All tour dates can be found on Plug In Stereo’s official website (http://www.pluginstereo.com) and below.

09/22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall *

09/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

09/27 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *

 * with Never Shout Never, A Rocket To The Moon, Fake Problems, Carter Hulsey

Along with that, PIS has launched a Tweet For A Track campaign for their free EP, Mixtape Vol. 2. Every week, a new track will be posted and fans can download each song in exchange for one tweet or Facebook post. Last week’s post included his cover of Lil Wayne’s “How To Love.” Today, Trevor’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Mean” was posted. Check them both out below and be on the lookout for the next two tracks. 

 “How To Love” linkhttp://bit.ly/ndncDr

“Mean” Link: http://bit.ly/mVP1Ox     

Trevor also hosted Hits Bound on Sirius XM Hits 1 this past weekend. Here is a video of the Trevor Dahl playing “Plans” live in their studios:

The band’s debut full-length Nothing To Something was released earlier this year. The album includes the hit “Oh Darling” (featuring Cady Groves). “Oh Darling” will be featured on SiriusXM all week.

Get “Oh Darling” on iTunes by clicking HERE

You can stream Nothing To Something on Purevolume HERE

So check out Plug In Stereo on the web: http://pluginstereomusic.tumblr.com/

Facebook em’: http://www.facebook.com/pluginstereo

and tweet him: https://twitter.com/#!/pluginstereo

Article by Matthew Dickson