Wage War, DED and Thornhill at the Key Club in Leeds was hands down the heaviest gig I’ve put my name down for. That being said, I concluded it was an experience I had to have.
Let's not beat about the bush here, The St Pierre Snake Invasion have one of those band names you just don't take seriously, like Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. The fact is, Chunk and most other bands who have made it anywhere despite having a ridiculous name can back themselves up with good music. With the new record from The St Pierre Snake Invasion, however, the question lies not in the name, but in the music.
It's now less than a month until Download Festival 2019! We scour through the bands in a two part series of our ones to watch! First up, I (deputy editor Lizi) take you through 10 of the artists I'm most looking forward to seeing
Kurokuma's new EP 'Sheffield's Best Metal Bands Vol. 1' sounds, from the title, like a compilation of local acts. It is, in fact, a 4 track EP of psychedelic, doom sludge. Whatever that means, I'm just quoting the press packet if I'm being honest.
Lotus Eater's new EP 'Social Hazard' is a 7 track fast paced angry extravaganza of biblical proportion. The song lengths are consistently short, which works far better for this metalcore outfit, especially from the point of view of someone who doesn't listen to the genre. And that's not because it's over fast. It's because it actually makes it feel accessible rather than overpowering. After reviewing I expected to find myself in a cold sweat, but in actual fact, I was only slightly too warm.
Climate of Fear are an emerging talent from the UK who offer a new take on melodic death metal. The five piece have began to create quite a reputation for themselves combining a plethora of genres that ebb and flow between metal, beatdown and hardcore - forming a full arsenal of riffs, punishing vocals and ear shattering meltdowns.
Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the upcoming talent across the world! Up next, we have Bristol's melodic hardcorers Backroads!
UK hardcore powerhouse, Napoleon are back at it again. The bands new record, Epiphany, is out on November 2nd. The record follows the groups 2016 debut, Newborn Mind. Epiphany packs some serious punch into its 10 tracks, proving to be a 43 minute romp of power, passion and most importantly, grooves! Napoleon are often pegged […]
Dayshifter have released their new single Common Ground through Famined Records! The melodic hardcorers says of the new single; “The lyrics from ‘Common Ground’ essentially makes this song a ‘Serpent Eyes Part 2’. This track takes a much harsher approach to a difficult situation, bringing someones true feelings into light; essentially a confrontational outpour directed towards the person […]
Neon Lights have released the first single off their upcoming EP Your Colours (October 19). The single is titled Neon Lights and you can check it out here! Mike, the band’s vocalist has spoken about the inspiration behind the new single. “Essentially, this was about a particular night where we all went out as a band and I […]
Glasgow post-hardcorers Tenements released their new EP What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger on August 31st. We spoke to the band to discuss the EP Are you looking forward to the release of your new EP ‘What Hasn’t Killed You Is Only Getting Stronger’? Absolutely! We had set up a gofundme to help finance a part […]
Following the success of UK Tech-Fest this year, TECHABILITATION 2018 has been announced! It will be held on 11th November at The New Cross Inn, London. Uneven Structure will be joined by The Hirsch Effekt, Sumer, Perception, The Cartographer, Dividium, From Her Ashes, Jonny Turner, Brink of Extinction and Altitudes for what will be an insane night! Advance tickets are only £15 for […]
Former members of Hang The Bastard have come back fighting with their new 3-piece project URNE and a 4 track EP titled ‘The Mountain Of Gold’ – Which is an instrumental focus piece of work. Opening with a lengthy instrumental in Dust Atlantis of hardcore-riffage the introduction to vocals at the 2 minute mark penetrate […]
When bands split, this can make way for new and improved formations as New Graves show! The melodic hardcorers feature former members of High Hopes and When We Were Wolves and while they have only released one single, show a lot of promise! That single is their debut effort Empty Lungs, which you can check out below; Drummer Daryl […]