Usually when I think of “melodic hardcore” I think of every band that I have ever heard that is some bush-league screamo band that doesn’t even come close to being a hardcore band. So what comes to mind when I think of melodic hardcore or post hardcore? How about bands like Quicksand, Fugazi, maybe 1.6 Band (look them up, you won’t be disappointed). So, when I heard With Increase, I was excited cause these young guys have some how figured out what a billion crappy screamo/metalcore bands have failed to figure out….how to actually play melodic hardcore. I was lucky to catch these guys live at Cornerstone 2011 and they play with an intensity level that is sure to get you moving and pumped. Check out the interview we did with the guys from With Increase, if you have the chance, hang with them and see them play, they are super cool dudes.
BAND: With Increase
MUSIC STYLE: Melodic/Post Hardcore (done right fool)
HOME TOWN: Tampa, FL
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Q: With Increase has been around for a while, how far does the band go back and how did it get its start?
Travis – With Increase started in 2008 as a not very good tough guy mosh band that Paul, Justin and I started while we were in high school. We’ve been through several line up changes, stylistic changes, and a name change to get to what With Increase is now.
Justin – Doug our bassist joined early 2009 and our newest addition to the band
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Seems like Cornerstone 2011 was quick this year. HXCChristian.com had a tent this year located next to the Legacy Stage. Micah who runs the Legacy Stage reached out to us and asked if we could team up. Of course we said yes. So we were right in the middle of all the action. This year we had our great DIY Gatorade, gave our free stickers, and other freebies. We also did our annual spaghetti dinner on Thursday night. We cooked 36 pounds of spaghetti and made 7 gallons of sauce for our event. Every year, we are happy to serve hungry mouths at Cornerstone. We do what we do because 1. The Lord tells us to serve our fellow Christians, and 2. We love the Christian hardcore scene, its people, and the bands. What a better way to express our thanks and support than by feeding as many folks as we can. And a special thanks to everyone who felt moved to give a donation, no matter how small or large, this helps keep us going, so thank you!
There were so many great bands playing this year, in particular, Blood & Ink records did a B&I family and friends day at the Solace Stage (which spanned two different days). What was cool about this show is that it included such great B&I bands as Venia, Jawbone, Friends, Dependency, Thin Ice, Ironwill, Thirtyseven, Divide The Sea, and Debtor, but also bands including Cool Cough (side project of the guys
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Cornerstone has come and gone. Even though it was almost a whole week, it feels like it went by quickly, and there is never enough time in the day to catch all the shows you would like to go and see. And, when you running your own “Generator Tent” it is even harder. I was there to see shows, tape them, talk to the bands, and to meet people and tell them about the site. Not to mention meet a lot of great people that already know about the site and post on the forum.
Doug (one of the contributors at HXCChristian.com) did a pre-show in Campbellsville, KY the Sunday before Cornerstone. I drove 9 hours to get to Campbellsville, it was an easy trip. The show was awesome. Doug is working with the University to put on show for all the kids and peeps in the area. Apparently, like most small towns, there isn’t a whole lot to do there, so putting on shows is a great way to blow off steam and stay out of trouble. The lineup was Restore the Roar (Doug’s band), Debtor (Philly hardcore), Worker (Tennessee hardcore), Dead Icons (Lexington hardcore), and The Showdown (Metal). I was really impressed with Debtor and Worker (Debtor is a Christian band, Worker is not although their message is positive, and the dudes in the band are really cool). It was a fun show, and I was glad that HXCChristian.com could be part of it. After the show, RJ (HXCChristian.com
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