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Team Member: Tom Butterworth

Hi, I'm Tom Butterworth. Born and raised in Northampton, resident in Liverpool for six years now. I've been obsessive about music for over ten years. My favourite bands include Nightwish, The Beatles, Letlive, Slipknot, Pink Floyd, The Menzingers and Biffy Clyro among others. \m/

Tom Butterworth's Articles:

At The Gates unveil artwork for To Drink From The Night Itself

At The Gates, pioneers of the melo-death movement have unveiled the artwork for their brand new album To Drink From The Night Itself (which might just be the most metal title ever). After splitting up in 1996, the band reformed and released At War With Reality in 2014. Now they return with the follow up, and […]

IDestroy reveal video for new single Lemons

Bristol’s all girl riff machine IDestroy have released a single and video. The song, called Lemons, is the first track to be released from their upcoming EP Pure Joy of Life, to be released on March 9th. Having unleashed their debut EP last year and picking up positive reviews from Kerrang! and Planet Rock, they […]

Elephant Trees get us ‘Hooked’ on new single!

UK alt-rock crew Elephant Trees have returned with a new single, Hooked, available on all downloading streaming platforms! The band, hailing from Yorkshire, are following up the well received Open Up, which picked up high praise a range of outlets including Upset Magazine and BBC Introducing. All very impressive for a group who only came […]

Naked Giants announce debut album Sluff

Born from the musical hotbed of Seattle, Naked Giants formed in 2014 and have now announced debut album Sluff, which will be released on March 30th. The first single from the release, TV, is available now and displays many different aspects of rock music within its short run time. Speaking about the song and it’s […]

Clutch announce UK Tour (And tease new album!)

Maryland’s grooviest are returning to our shores! After a victorious set on the second stage at last years Download Festival, during which they premiered a new song, Clutch are returning to the UK this December (full dates below). In addition to announcing a tour, Clutch frontman Neil Fallon has also stated that the eagerly awaited […]

VISTAS announce homeland tour!

VISTAS are returning home! The scottish indie rockers have announced a string of Scottish dates in May, beginning in Aberdeen on the 9th and concluding in Edinburgh on the 13th. Also, to coincide with this announcement, last Friday the band released new single CALM! The full dates for the Scottish tour are: 9th May @ […]

Queen Kwong unveil new video

Carre Calloway, sole member of indie rock project Queen Kwong announced her second album Love Me To Death and released the first single of the same name last December. Although originally to be released this month, the album has been postponed to April 13th due to illness. “Last month I was diagnosed with a lung […]

Employed To Serve @ Rebellion, Manchester

Since the release of their debut album Greyer Than You Remember in 2015, Employed To Serve have risen to the top of the British underground hardcore scene now even at the lofty heights of being featured on Kerrang! covers which, given the nature of the abrasive and aggressive music they produce is no mean feat. […]

Slipknot – Day Of The Gusano DVD

This concert film not only provides an account of the first Knotfest held on Mexican soil, but also a first live film after the passing of Paul Gray and the acrimonious dismissal of Joey Jordison. The show was filmed in October 2015 as Slipknot brought the huge production of the Gray Chapter tour to Mexico […]

Veil Of Maya – False Idol

Chicago sons Veil Of Maya have been around for sometime now, with debut album All Things Set Aside celebrating it’s 10th anniversary last year. Their musical progression in this time has seen them transition away from deathcore into metalcore, and although the heavy vocal stylings associated with the former are present and correct across 6th […]

Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep

Satyricon have been a band for over 25 years now, during which time they have transitioned from a black metal band into more of a hybrid incorporating large elements of traditional heavy metal.  Deep Calleth Upon Deep is their ninth full length record, and for a band that plays such expansive music it was completed […]

Public Service Broadcasting @ Manchester Academy

How did a band that play ambient, soft, instrumental rock music punctuated with 20th century public service messages and film samples end up filling a venue the size of Manchester Academy? There is no logical answer to this, there have not been any hits and there is no obvious mainstream appeal to their music. But […]

Black Cat Bones – Down To The River EP

The retro rock scene is saturated beyond belief. In the last few years the bottom slots on the mainstage at Download Festival have been filled with the likes of Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, or Monster Truck or Inglorious. The glaring problem with all these bands is that, at the end of the day, they […]

I Am Giant w/ New Volume @ Rebellion Manchester

If you can rely on one thing in life, it’s terrible weather in Manchester. Just on the short walk from the station I get soaked and it’s a relief to duck into the small but welcoming Rebellion club. Main support tonight comes from South African/British alt rock trio New Volume and their catchy, hook laden […]

Beaumont – Honestly EP

In recent years, there seems to have been a surge in pop ‘rock’ bands with big sugary choruses that feel like they are begging for mainstream radio play. From the scene that brought you Five Seconds of Summer is born Beaumont, a four piece hailing from Birmingham. They seem to take the ideas of this […]

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