Articles about Metal
Chatting To Cane Hill
Slam Dunk festival made history for Cane Hill, with it being the New Orleans metallers first UK shows. We sat down with frontman Elijah Witt and guitarist James Barnett to chat about their new album, that video for True Love, their favourite thing about the UK and how James is Beyonce.
Impericon Never Say Die tour lineup announcement
Avocado Booking have announced their heaviest lineup for 2016’s mammoth Impericon Never Say Die Tour! Just announced are Thy Art is Murder, Carniflex and Fallujah. They join the already announced Whitechapel, Obey the Brave, Make Them Suffer and Polar.
Kerrang! Awards winners
Thursday June 9 saw some of rock and metal’s finest come together for the 2016 Kerrang! Awards. Hosted at the Troxy in London by The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins and Skindred’s Benji Webbe and saw the likes of No Devotion, Asking Alexandria, Creeper and more honoured before a first for the awards with a live show featuring two of the winners, Asking Alexandria and A Day to Remember picking up best British band and best international band respectively.
Carcer City announce UK headline tour
UK progressive metal outfit Carcer City have announced a UK wide headline tour. Support for the run comes from Loathe.
Slam Dunk 2016 Review – Part One
Slam Dunk festival celebrated its tenth birthday this year with a monster party! With a diverse line-up including Panic! At the Disco, Of Mice & Men, Hellions, Blood Youth, As It Is, Yellowcard and many more, it was one not to be missed! Four writers (including myself at the Midlands) attended over the course of the weekend and give their views below!
Lacuna Coil – Delirium
Over the years Lacuna Coil have really developed their talents, and Delirium is their heaviest to date. However, the change in line up could have been a factor in the musical change but it could also be that they are still growing as people and artists and want to try other forms.
FALLEN TO FLUX TAKE ON THE A-Z QUESTIONNAIRE CHALLENGE
The rockers took on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge and you can read their answers here…
Black Crown Initiate to join Sumerian Alliance tour
Pennsylvania prog metallers Black Crown Initiate are set to hit the UK and mainland Europe this September/October. The tour also consists of Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and Volumes.
Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Architects, are a five piece hardcore band from Brighton, formed over a decade ago back in 2004, the band have now finally released their epic seventh album, ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.’ And if you’re a big fan of their previous album, ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together’ then you’ll definitely be a fan of this eleven track killer.
Upload Festival 2016
Before I start my review I would like to say that the UK needs more festivals like this one. It is rare that you will see such a great line up on a festival bill, especially one that has some of the best unsigned / DIY bands in the UK, so with anticipated excitement I took the long drive down to Wakefield for the first ever Upload Festival at Warehouse23.
Meet your new favourite supergroup: Sinsaenum
Ever wondered what drummer Joey Jordison got up to after leaving Slipknot? Well he’s been continuing in music with VIMIC and has now teamed up with former Dragonforce virtuoso bassist Frédéric Leclercq to create supergroup Sinsaenum!
Asking Alexandria unveil ‘Here I Am’ video
Asking Alexandria are set to make a return to the UK with an appearance at the Kerrang Awards and have revealed a brand new video for Here I Am. As with the band’s previous releases, the video contains a poignant message and delves deeper into recently released album The Black.
Spotlight on: South Wales
South Wales has long been known to supply some of the best rock and metal acts with the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, The Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend and Bullet For My Valentine being the major exports. While Wales celebrates the success of these bands, they would not exist had it not been for the underground music scene providing platforms and exposure. So what does South Wales have to offer? Let’s have a little look!
For I Am King – ‘Daemons’ | Album
I really would struggle to pick a favourite song, but highlights have to be Interlude, Hades, We Must Obey, and Breathe The Fire; but every song on the 10-track album packs a punch and had me headbanging in my tiny university room.