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Not to be confused with Electrocore or Freeform hardcore.

Electronicore (also known as synthcore and trancecore) describes a stylistic fusion of metalcore[1] with electronic music, specifically electronica. Notable artists of this genre have originated from the United Kingdom,[2][3] the United States,[4][5] Australia,[6] Canada,[7] France,[8] Hong Kong[9] and Japan.[10]


Sumerian Records noted in the late 2000s that "there has been a surplus of electronica/hardcore music as of late."[11] Attack Attack! is often recognized as the primary American contributor of the style.[12] I See Stars debut album, 3-D, was popular "amongst the synthcore scene."[13] Enter Shikari is an electronicore band that began in 1999, adding their last member and transforming to "Enter Shikari" from "Hybryd" in early 2003, in St Albans, England.[14] The group has received international radio airplay and a substantial number of musical awards, from Kerrang!, NME, Rock Sound Magazine and BT Digital Awards.[15][16][17] They express a relationship with electronic music genres such as trance and have been referred to as the "kings of trancecore."[18] Their second album, titled Common Dreads, was released in June 2009 and debuted on the UK Albums Chart at 16.[19] We Butter The Bread With Butter is another electronicore band, from Lübben (Spreewald), Germany, that has released four albums and one EP since 2008.

The compilation Punk Goes Pop 4, one of many albums in the Punk Goes... series, "features some of the hottest pop songs in music today being performed by various metalcore, post-hardcore and electronicore artists."[20] Altsounds, an independent music journal, noted that there has been a "sudden rise in the amount of bands combining electronic and metal styles of music." The article noted that many of the bands who created cover songs for Punk Goes Pop 4 incorporated characteristics of electronicore, specifically referencing I See Stars and Woe, Is Me.


Electronicore is characterized by typical post-hardcore instrumentation, metalcore-influenced breakdowns, heavy use of sequencers and synthesizers, auto-tuned singing, and screamed vocals.[21][22][7] The genre often features dynamic transitions from soft electronica ballads to intense metalcore passages. However, the degree to which metalcore characteristics are incorporated may vary. In addition to electronica, the fusion may involve a variety of other electronic music genres, including techno,[2][3] trance,[18] dubstep,[13] electro,[23] and dance.[7][8]

List of artists[edit]

Enter Shikari's guitarist Rory Clewlow playing in 2012 in VOLT festival, Sopron in Hungary.

Related musical styles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Heaney, George. "Ghost Town – The After Party". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 October 2015. most electronicore is essentially metalcore with some synths tacked on for good measure 
  2. ^ a b c Freeman, Phil. "Asking Alexandria - Reckless & Relentless". AltPress.com. Alternative Press. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Freeman, Phil. "Stand Up and Scream". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "I See Stars - Biography". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Sky Eats Airplane - Biography". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Capture the Crown - Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Heaney, Gregory. "Abandon All Ships - Biography". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Candi H, Altsounds Punk Goes Pop - Vol. Album Review
  9. ^ "BLΛK - Bitetone". Bitetone Magazine. Bitetone. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Crossfaith - Apocalyze Album Review". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "I See Stars on Sumerian Records". Sumerian Records. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/albums/index.php?album_id=9795
  13. ^ a b c Pio, Gabriel (Staff member). "I See Stars - The End of the World Party". TheNewReview.net. Archived from the original on February 23, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b James Birtles, The Mancunion Album: Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour Archived February 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Kerrang! Awards 2006 Blog: Best British Newcomer". Kerrang.typepad.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  16. ^ Mike Diver. "NME Awards: winners in full". 
  17. ^ "Muse win BT Digital Music Award". 
  18. ^ a b c "Enter Shikari: "Kings of Trancecore"". PureGrainAudio. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  19. ^ "Radio 1 - The Official Chart with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  20. ^ Punk Goes Pop A Fourth Time, New Installment Is Out Now
  21. ^ "I See Stars News – I See Stars – 3D Review". Artists.letssingit.com. August 18, 2009. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  22. ^ a b Duffy, Grace (Staff member). "REVIEW: I SEE STARS – END OF THE WORLD PARTY". Under the Gun Reviews. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  23. ^ Carino, Paula. "Common Dreads". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  24. ^ Arsonists Get All the Girls - Portals Sputnikmusic Review
  25. ^ Hidden, Chris. "ATTACK ATTACK! - ATTACK ATTACK!". Rock Sound Magazine. Rock Sound. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
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  35. ^ Wright (2010-12-09). "Subgenre(s) of the Week: Nintendocore (feat. Holiday Pop)". The Quest. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  36. ^ Gail, Leor (14 July 2009). "Scrunk happens: We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  37. ^ Interview with J. Amaretto of DHR, WAX Magazine, issue 5, 1995. Included in liner notes of Digital Hardcore Recordings, Harder Than the Rest!!! compilation CD.
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