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Team Member: Tom Butterworth

Hi, I'm Tom Butterworth, based in Liverpool. My music taste ranges from Nails to Creeper to Marmozets to Black Peaks to Mastodon and beyond and between!

Tom Butterworth's Articles:

All That Remains – Victim of the New Disease

This is never going to be seen as just another album, it’s the final recorded output of an excellent musician, and a master of his instrument. RIP Oli Herbert.

Live Review: Pagan @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

"The technical proficiency on display from the band members is also incredible, from the drumming to the excellent guitar work of both four and six string varieties. The set is of course made up solely of songs from the outstanding debut album Black Wash, and they come across just as well if not better in the live environment".

All Them Witches – ATW

In these days of streaming and, God forbid, stealing albums, it is very common for bands to leave a long gap between each piece of their recorded output, because touring is what puts food on the table and money in the pockets. These circumstances then, make it even more commendable that a band like All […]

Stillbirth – Annihilation of Mankind

We are lucky enough to live in an era in which heavy music is being redefined. Bands like Conjurer, Employed To Serve and Venom Prison are completely changing the sound of British metal and hardcore by combining a myriad of influences, each building it up to something that sounds completely fresh and vital. Meanwhile, Deafheaven, […]

Trophy Eyes – The American Dream

Two years since their last full length release, Trophy Eyes are back with The American Dream, and the Australian pop punk crew have returned with one of the strongest collections of songs the genre has seen for many years. Clocking in at just shy of 40 minutes, they have trimmed all the fat off of […]

MAYPINE -Bend/Break EP Review

Bend/Break is the new EP from Brighton based pop punks MAYPINE. Having released their debut EP in 2017, they have returned with this new offering. The guitar lines and thick textures of the instrumental passages are probably the most memorable thing about this release. When it comes to pop punk, there is a lot of […]

Dividium – T.H.R.E.E

Hull-based metallers Dividium have released their brand new EP, T.H.R.E.E. Having formed in 2013, this is the bands first EP after two full length releases. Things kick off with the awkwardly titled Send Nudes: clean guitar notes peel out, occasionally accompanied by slabs of distortion that eventually give way to a djent-esque riff and the […]

Awooga – Conduit

Having released their debut EP, Alpha in 2016, Awooga have returned with their debut full length in the form of Conduit. Coming from the diverse musical backdrop that is Sheffield, it is perhaps unsurprising to hear many different components in their sound;  they describe themselves as fusing together psych, prog, stoner rock and shoegaze. The […]

Five Finger Death Punch – And Justice For None

It has been three years since the last album from everyone’s favourite Disturbed/Stone Sour/Pantera hybrid, which by Five Finger Death Punch‘s standards is virtually an eternity. That time has been filled with record label law suits and on stage meltdowns that have led to lead singer Ivan Moody leaving the band, rejoining and then, several […]

Boss Keloid – Melted On The Inch

Melted on The Inch is the third studio album from British stoner rockers Boss Keloid, and their first to be put out on Holy Roar Records. Although it comprises only 6 tracks, none of them are less than 6 minutes so the album is not as dramatically short as it may initially appear. The first […]

TesseracT – Sonder

It has been 3 years since the great white hope of British tech metal, TesseracT, released their last album Polaris. Now, they have returned with Sonder. By progressive metals expansive standards, this is a short affair clocking in at just shy of 37 minutes but they pack a huge amount into such a short run […]

Bleed From Within – Era

It has been 5 years since Bleed From Within’s last full length release, 2013’s Uprising, but the Scottish metal quintet have returned with 5th album Era. Opening track Clarity sets out the stall early, providing a template of what is to come: fast punching riffs, pummeling drums and choruses that are desperate to be roared […]

Napalm Death – Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs

Napalm Death. The name is synonymous with violent extremity,with pushing the boundaries. For over 30 years,they have been producing wildly aggressive blasts, regularly defying the law of diminishing returns that should come with an aging band of their genre. This latest release is a compilation of B-Sides and rarities ranging from 2004 to 2016.  So, […]

Milk Teeth w/Nervus & Fangclub @ Buyers Club Liverpool

There doesn’t seem to be a month go by when Milk Teeth don’t announce a new series of live dates. Whether it’s trekking around the UK in support of last years marvelous Be Kind and Go Away EPs or going round the USA with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth have to be one of the hardest […]

Calligram announce spring tour!

Blackened hardcore band Calligram are heading out on tour in the Spring, including a select few UK dates! Although they call London home, the band members hail from across the globe, including Italy and Brazil. Following the incredibly well received Askesis at the end of last year, the band are embarking on a serious of […]

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