Before tumblr and your ability to be all knowing punk geniuses because of the Internet , KSE and Unearth came up in the hardcore scene. Stayed on floors , played DIY punk shows in punk venues and made their way . They weren’t instantly accepted by metal people and in a very punk way carved their own niche in the American metal scene.
Despite their ascension their friendships and ties to hardcore were lifelong and forged before these bands were founded.
I’m proud to have them play This Is Hardcore - if you’re too cool stay home.
But don’t tell me what is hardcore when you’re opinion is based in horseshit you read online, where as I’ve been supporting these guys since their first shows.
Anonymous said: did you know that Killswitch Engage is a metalcore band? and not, they're not a DIY band neither.
To anyone complaining about Killswitch (or Unearth for that matter) not being hardcore…the irony here is that you obviously were not around 10+ years ago when they came up in hardcore(we were booking those bands back then all the time), and bands of their ilk were the norm in the scene. They transcended it, got some success, but never changed. Good for them. We’re beyond stoked to have them. Don’t care? Neither do we. Leave early or stand outside and post on instagram like a “real” hardcore kid.
Hahaha. STFU and get stoked for KSE. I know I’ll be.
Did you know they played DIY punk venues before you were cool and punk on tumblr