CVLT NATION’s Ten Bands to Watch at Sound & Fury

Last year CVLT Nation had the pleasure of attending Sound and Fury’s return to LA, and boy, was it one hell of a good time. For those that don’t know, Sound and Fury 2017 is rapidly approaching and well, we just wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t offer you a list of bands to be sure and watch while you’re there. LET ME BE CLEAR: these bands are not for you to blow a fucking smoke break on – you’re not too cool to check out some new shit! Sorry if that was aggressive, here’s the list.

1.  GATECREEPER:

A lot of people don’t know this, but in order to obtain a position here at CVLT Nation, you have to pledge your unholy allegiance to Gatecreeper – and for good reason, they are one of the heaviest bands touring right now. Dust off that Obituary shirt you just bought on ebay and fucking ruin your neck muscles!

2. BRACEWAR

Bracewar are the undisputed Sound and Fury champions; by that I mean they’ve literally played every instalment of the fest. Fast, loud, and mean, this band takes no prisoner live and will turn the floor area of the Regent into a war zone in a matter of minutes. Don’t be the kook who misses out because you’re in your car putting on some stupid t-shirt you bought!

Footage via xmariedetx

3. ECOSTRIKE

In case you forgot, hardcore is political. Let Ecostrike put on clinic on tree spiking and eating vegan!

Footage via Mason Crawshaw

4. FREE

Pat Flynn rules. Everything he does rules. This band fucking rules.

Footage via hate5six

5. Harley Flanagan

Talk all the shit you want, but this man had a tremendous impact on hardcore and metal, not to mention he wrote almost all of the Age of Quarrel. I’d argue its worth checking out.

Footage via Jens Kupillas

6. Harness

Heavier than a bag full of hammers, Harness will make their return after a long hiatus. FFO dark hardcore with death metal roots!!

Footage via Cody Sanders

7. LOCK

Raw punk for the raw punx!!!! Seriously though, circle pit and two-step the night away for this band.

Footage via Programme HQ

8. KRIMEWATCH

At this point, you should already know that this band is absolutely killing it; however, if you are blissfully unaware of this band’s existence, it’s time to change that.

Footage via hate5six

9. TORSO

Pure fucking rage straight outta Oakland. Arguably one of the most underrated and underappreciated bands out there. SOMEONE BRING ME BACK A SHIRT OR A RECORD!!!!!

Footage via Michael Andrade

10. VEIN

Fairly new Avant-Garde hardcore that is gonna break your fucking teeth. This band is pushing the limits of what hardcore can be.

Footage via hate5six

For Ticket info and full lineup check out http://www.soundandfury.la/

 

 

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Originally from Riverside California, I now live in Flagstaff Arizona where I am graduate student at Northern Arizona University. One day I was on facebook and cvlt nation posted a status about wanting some new writers so I sent them some ideas and here I am. \m/