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Slam Dunk 2015: Impericon Stage

Your ultimate guide to this year's festival

Here's everything you need to know about Slam Dunk 2015's Impericon stage, headlined by The Bronx...

Watching The Bronx perform live, in any environment, is akin to setting off a firework inside a submarine – expect absolute carnage. We’re envious of anyone out who’s never seen them live before because as with all the best thrills, nothing beats the first time. Our ultimate tip, if you’ve never seen The Bronx or Mariachi El Bronx before, is make sure you watch them both. The phrase “mind blown” is reserved for such occasions. 

**Gallows back-to-back with The Bronx? Holy harcore, Batman! If anyone manages to walk out of that double onslaught of musical bedlam unscathed, it’ll be a miracle. Gallows have always been great live, whether it’s with Frank Carter or Wade McNeil at the front instigating all the chaos, but right now their sonic attack seems unstoppable.

**Sick Of It All roadie Toby Morse founded H20 back in 1994 and he’s been adding – albeit sporadically – to the ongoing legacy of NYHC ever since. If you’re interested in the roots of hardcore music, H20 are a key gateway band between founding acts like Sick Of It All and Madball and the bands that emerged on Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords during the 90s. Plus, they’ve got killer Bad Religion-esque vocal harmonies and they rule! 

**Canadian hardcore punks Comeback Kid are the embodiment of hardcore music. They’ve been slogging away over the years and touring relentlessly, relying on a passion for the genre and the word of mouth of their diehard fans to help spread their name far and wide beyond their home city of Winnipeg. But don’t call it a comeback! They've been keeping it real for over a decade now, ignoring the rise and fall of musical trends and staying true to the scene that spawned them.

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