We like The Armed. We like them a lot. We like how they give away free, lossless digital versions of all their music just because they want to. We love that they do this so their music can be unrestrained by anything even slightly approaching commercial concerns. We love that they sound like the angriest bits of The Dillinger Escape Plan roaring bitter fury at a tornado. We like The Armed so much that we bought extra copies of the sexy 7-inch vinyl version of their latest EP, Spreading Joy, for the express purpose of giving them away to YOU.
March 22nd, 2012
If you’ve been reading Thrash Hits for any length of time now, you’ll know we’ve got a lot of time for The Armed. In case you’re new to these parts, The Armed are DIY-as-fuck, Detroit-based, DEP-associated badasses, who put out all of their releases for free download. Well, DIY is all good, and giving away ALL your music for free is even better, but it doesn’t exactly pay the bills when it comes to recording new material. Which is why The Armed need your help.
May 18th, 2011
After reuniting to perform at Haste The Day’s final show in Indianapolis on 11 March 2011, blasts from Roadrunner Records’ past, Still Remains announced last week that the reformation is for good now. We thought it would be a good idea to talk to guitarist Jordan Whelan about what the Michigan metalcore sextet have got in store for us. We did that and he told us. Pretty simple, right?