Great Falls Drop New Video for “Trap Feeding” and Get Ready for Tour Dates with Botch

Seattle post-metal sludge trio, Great Falls – featuring members/ex-members of Kiss It Goodbye, Undertow, Playing Enemy, Bastard Feast, Gaytheist, and more – have just premiered a new video for “Trap Feeding.” It is the second track on the band’s latest LP, Objects Without Pain, which was released in 2023 via NeurosisNeurot Recordings. Head into the article below for the new video, live listings with Botch, and more.
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Botch Add Last Shows in Seattle to Final Tour

Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band, Botch, have announced their last ever reunion shows in Seattle. Originally formed in 1993, and becoming one of the most influential bands during a pivotal shift in heavy music, they will play two final back-to-back events in the city in June. This follows what will be their last EU/UK and Australian tours. Head into the article below for more details.

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Botch Book Last EU/UK Tour Dates for 2024 – Final EP Re-issue Coming Soon

Following a headline slot at this year’s Hellfest and two club shows in June 2023, legendary Tacoma mathcore band, Botch, have decided to assemble one last European tour – their first since 2000. The reunited band recently saw reissues of the albums We Are the Romans, America Nervoso, and soon An Anthology of Dead Ends on vinyl. Head into the article below to find out more.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blame Kandinsky – Eclectic Ruiner

Hailing from Athens, Blame Kandinsky style themselves as the Greek lovechild of Botch and The Dillinger Escape Plan, and dropped their debut album Spotting Elegance back in 2017, before hitting some high-profile tours around Europe including a support slot with Cavalera Conspiracy.

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Botch Shares Their First New Song in 20 Years – “One Twenty Two”

Legendary post-hardcore band Botch has released a brand new single, the first new music since their break-up in 2022 following the community
An Anthology of Dead Ends EP
(Hydra Head). “One Twenty Two” is streaming now on all DSPs! The band has remained cryptic and has shared no other news on social media. Check it out now!

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Is Botch Teasing a Reunion?

Legendary post-Hardcore band Botch may be teasing a reunion. Bassist Brian Cook, also of Russian Circles, shared a photo on his Instagram account sharing a rehearsal room and the caption: Hung out with some friends from high school today”. After releasing two seminal genre-defining albums, The band has been largely inactive since playing their last show on 2006, only to release a live album and repeatedly sharing that the band would “never reunite” on many occasions. The band has been active on Facebook of late, honoring the anniversary of the farewell show. Following their retirement members went on to join Russian Circles, Minus the Bear, Narrows, Roy, Russian Circles, and These Arms Are Snakes. Botch was an early peer of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, and along with other similar bands, and was an influence on a countless number of today’s bands. We’ll monitor this situation as it develops.

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Propaganda (Pelagic Records) is the first full length I’ve gotten my hands on from Belgian exports, BEAR. In description to their sound I see lots of online chatter about it being labeled as Progressive Hardcore which to me sounds very appealing as it conjures up thought of Botch or early Between the Buried and Me. And while there are moments of zonked out Prog on Propaganda, I’d say it was akin to Groove Metal even though I’ve never been particularly jazzed about that as a genre moniker. Continue reading

Employed To Serve – Eternal Forward Motion

With a new label, their own album release shows, and more touring and festival slots than seemingly physically possible, Employed To Serve have grabbed 2019 by the throat and they will not let go until the whole world knows their name. Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm Records) is the most apt album title for this band right now as they steamroll through the competition, uncompromising in their sound, there seems to be no slowing down for Woking’ s heaviest export.Continue reading