Epitaph Records Fall Sampler Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

Epitaph Records’ fall sampler includes Pianos Become The Teeth, Joyce Manor, The Sidekicks, The Menzingers, Plague Vendor, and Desaparecidos. Stream the full thing below.

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Pianos Become The Teeth Sign To Epitaph; Unveil “Repine” From ‘Keep You’

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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Pianos Become The Teeth have officially signed to Epitaph Records. The band will be releasing Keep You on October 28th via the label. Stream a new song called “Repine” here via Noisey or below after the jump.

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Title Fight Sign To ANTI-

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 24, 2014

Title Fight have signed to ANTI- Records and are currently recording a new album with producer Will Yip. Check out an announcement below after the jump.

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Joyce Manor Stream ‘Never Hungover Again’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 13, 2014

Joyce Manor will release Never Hungover Again on July 22nd via Epitaph Records. Stream the album here and check out all upcoming tour dates below after the jump.

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Sleepwave (ex-Underøath) Sign To Epitaph Records

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 23, 2014

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Sleepwave have signed to Epitaph Records and have also announced a tour with Never More. Check out the dates below.

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Joyce Manor Release “Catalina Fight Song” From ‘Never Hungover Again’

by Zack Zarrillo - May 14, 2014

Joyce Manor have signed to Epitaph Records for the release of Never Hungover Again on July 22nd. Stream a new song called “Catalina Fight Song” here via Noisey or below after the jump.

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POZ Video Premiere: Roll The Tanks - “Toeing The Line”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 28, 2014

Roll The Tanks is one of Epitaph Records’ newest bands, and they will be releasing a new album called Broke Til Midnight on May 27th via the label. ProepertyOfZack is happy to be premiering a new music video for a song on the album, ”Toeing The Line.” Pre-order Broke Til Midnight here and watch the video below!

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A Skeptics’ Guide To Epitaph Records

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 24, 2014

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Jonah Bayer has written an article for Wondering Sound called Not Just Skate Punk: A Skeptics’ Guide to Epitaph Records that takes a deep look into Epitaph’s eclectic history. Check out the full piece here and a snippet below after the jump.

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POZ Video Premiere: Veara - “Next Stop…Everywhere”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 22, 2014

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Veara are honoring their hometown venue called Sector 7G that recently closed down in a new music video for ”Next Stop…Everywhere.” PropertyOfZack is stoked to be premiering that video today. Watch the music video and read details on the venue below after the jump!

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The Fault In Our Scene

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 21, 2014

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Punks In Vegas recently published an op-ed fueled by late-last year’s controversy over Survive This!’s misogynistic song “Pardon Me.” You can read the full article here and a snippet below after the jump.

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The Offspring’s ‘Smash’ Turns 20; Vinyl, Box Set Reissues Now Available

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 8, 2014

The Offspring’s Smash has turned 20. To celebrate the largest independent selling album of all time, the band is reissuing the release with special edition CD/vinyl/box set variants. Check out all the details below after the jump.

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This Wild Life Sign To Epitaph Records

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2014

This Wild Life have officially signed to Epitaph Records. Watch an announcement video below after the jump.

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Scream Cleaning 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 22, 2014

Epitaph Records have released Scream Cleaning 2014, a mixtape from many bands on their roster. Check out the mixtape below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2014

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by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Metalcore has hit its saturation point.  Hell, the genre has stretched so far past its saturation point that one might as well just call it Medio-Core.   However, there are always a few bright spots in the metalcore genre, including Brighton, UK’s Architects, whose unique take on the youth’s obsession with “brutality” turns all the classic metalcore tropes on their head. Lost Forever // Lost Together may not be the most groundbreaking album in the genre since Poison the Well’s The Opposite of December turned metalcore into a mainstay, but it is the album that will finally transplant their UK success to the North American market, truly making them a force to be reckoned with.

Lost Forever // Lost Together is a lesson in the use of punctuated polyrhythms and all things heavy — this album is not for those kids who pipeline Hot Topic brand metalcore into their ears like it’s heroin.  No, the latest effort by Brighton’s own Architects is an exciting amalgam of Djent, Progressive Metal, and the most blistering hardcore your ears have ever feasted upon.  Vocalist Sam Carter’s raspy and guttural screams perpetuate the album, while the absence of whiny clean vocals (a metalcore mainstay) give the album a much more mature and solemn sound.

However, Carter does not simply scream at listeners for the entirety of the album, with tracks like “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” and “Castles In The Air” truly displaying his versatility as a vocalist.  The song’s feature a mix between Carter’s clean vocals and his signature harsh screams; but as I mentioned earlier, the clean vocals aren’t whiny, drawn out, or disingenuous.  Instead, Carter’s vocals are passionate and cathartic, feeling like the breath of exhaustion one exhales after a tumultuous period of physical exertion.

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Plague Vendor Sign To Epitaph; Announce ‘Free To Eat’

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 18, 2014

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Plague Vendor have signed to Epitaph Records. The band will be releasing Free To Eat via the label on April 15th. Stream a new song called “Black Sap Scriptures” below after the jump. 

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