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, Death, Letlive, Slipknot,, The Menzingers, Gojira, Opeth and Pink Floyd among others. \m/

Tom Butterworth's Articles:

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 […]

Helpless – Debt

Born from the ashes of Brotherhood of the Lake and Godsick, Helpless are an aggressively heavy entity hailing from Plymouth. This is their debut album after their demos were released as an EP by record label Holy Roar.The first thing to notice here is the progression in terms of recording quality. While the EP sounded […]

Soft Fangs – Fractures

Soft Fangs, much in the same manner as Zeal and Ardor is only a band in aural terms. This is a one man project by John Lutkevich, who described Soft Fangs as ‘just a name for the music I make’ in an interview with Independent Music News in 2016. This is the second full length […]

Marmozets @ Arts Club Liverpool

The weight of expectation must be lying very heavy on the shoulders of Marmozets. Having burst onto the scene with their magnificent debut album The Weird and Wonderful in 2014, they have been absent for nearly 2 years following Becca’s recovery from a serious knee injury. It now transpires that they have not been idle and that […]

Sleep Token – II

Sleep Token are, according to them, ‘an entity unlike any encountered before’. They are, apparently, the representatives of a deity known as Sleep. They maintain an anonymity similar to that of Ghost (before they all started taking each other to court), with strange marked masks and interviews seemingly just a vessel to convey further information […]

White Noise Radio – Cosmos

Bristol based alt-rockers White Noise Radio formed in 2014 and released their first EP last spring. This summer’s successor, Cosmos, follows a similar course melding complex riffs and rhythms with huge radio ready choruses. This EP, however, does take a more direct approach with none of the songs out staying the 6 minute mark in […]


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