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‘Sonic Unrest’ at Reading’s Reverb

On March 31st, Reading’s Reverb was the very first stop of The Sonic Unrest Pt 2 tour. Featuring Periphery, The Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred, it was sure to be a varied bill.

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Exclusive: Norma Jean Interview

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As a part of their “Wrongdoers Tour” Norma Jean stopped by Allentown’s Crocodile Rock Cafe. The band recently put out Wrongdoers (Razor and Tie Records) and their set offered up a heavy dose of that record.  A few old favorites were represented, much to the delight of an enthusiastic audience.  With three (relatively) new members in the band, Norma Jean seems to have learned a few lessons from all of their work in the past and seem to be on their way toward an intriguing future.

Openers The Greenery nearly stole the show.  They emerged wearing ski masks and offered up an intense set that created a host of new fans.  KEN Mode wasn’t quite as fortunate as they had to fight their way through some of the venue’s sound issues.

J.J. and Josh ‘The Radio Pirate’ had the pleasure of speaking to singer Cory Brandon Putnam about the making of Wrongdoers, working with a drastically overhauled lineup, collaboration, art, overcoming theft and what to expect from the future.

Concert: Final Line-up Announced For Sacrifest

Sacrifest  2013 - Final

The final line-up to the already impressive roster for the first annual Sacrifest has been announced. The two day, all-ages celebration of “aggressive music” taking place in Allentown, PA’s Catch 22 Nightclub will be:

DAY 1 – Saturday, October 19th:

The Banner(NJ)
Shai Hulud FLA)
Swamps(MA)
Octaves (MD)
Steel Nation (PA)
Old Wounds (NJ)
Outer Heaven (PA)
Ghost X Ship (NY)
Rat Trap (MA)
Back and Forth (NJ)
Sicker Than Most (NJ)
96 (NJ)
Life Without (PA)
Cavities (PA)
Day In Day Out (NJ)
Manners (CT)
Manbeast (PA)
Lost World (PA)
Stranglehold (CT)

DAY 2 – Sunday October 20th:

Vanna (MA)
Alpha & Omega (CA)
Betrayal (CA)
Rock Bottom (PA)
The Greenery (CA)
Lorna Shore (NJ)
Break Away (VA)
Spirit Animal (VA)
Death Grip (PA)
Weighed In The Balance (NJ)
Sunning (NY)
Single Me Out (PA)
High Water (PA)
From Dead To Worse (PA)
Restless Streets (NY)
Benchpress (PA)
Castors Hollow (PA)
Absit (NJ)
Beneath The King (PA)

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/467341

$25 two day pass (online only)
$15 single day pass (online)
$20 at the door

Concert: The First Annual ‘SACRIFEST’

Sacrifest - 2013

Allentown, PA base booking and design collective, INSRGNT[ARTS], has announced the lineup and dates for its first ever all-ages hardcore & metal fest – SACRIFEST 2013. The first lineup announcement includes: The BANNER (NJ), SHAI HULUD (FLA), THE GREENERY (CA), ALPHA & OMEGA(CA), VANNA (MA),BETRAYAL (CA), STEEL NATION (PA), SWAMPS (MA) and many more. The festival will take place on October 19th & 20th at the Catch 22 Nightclub on 333 Hamilton ST, Allentown, PA.

Single and two day festival passes will go on sale to the general public on September 5th at 5pm (EST) via TICKETFLY.COM.

The two day festival lineup includes The Banner, Shai Hullud, The Greenery, Alpha & Omega, Vanna, Betrayal, Octaves, Steel Nation, Swamps, Day In Day Out, Spirit Animal, Back And Forth along with Pennsylvania & regional favorites. More bands will be announced on September 15th.