ARTIST PLAYLIST: Nicole Mason of Divides!

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist! In this edition we have the immensely talented Nicole Mason of Divides....

Shield Fest II (FVK/More Than Most/Junior + more) @ Hobos, Bridgend

A very emotional night but it showed that FVK are going to go on and have plenty of success in their future ventures. A very good festival overall which organiser Adam Tibbs should give himself a pat on the back for! Now to count down the days until the next Shield Fest!

Devil You Know in first UK headline run!

It's finally happening, following several cancelled attempts at touring the UK, Devil You Know are finally performing across the UK in January 2017! The tour, fittingly named Third Time's A Charm Tour, is set to be an intimate affair with small venues. Support for the tour comes from The Westfield Massacre, Wearing Scars and Brutai.

Detours – Our Promise EP

Detours, a six-piece melodic metalcore band from Lowestoft released their debut EP earlier this week. The EP Our Promise was recorded at Foxhound studios who in the past have recorded bands like Empires Fade and City of Lights. Our Promise was in production for over a year before it was released this week; however the wait was definitely worth it.

Chelsea Grin – Self Inflicted

The album continues to display new and raw material from the band. It's definitely something that should be heard by everyone, track by track.

Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade

Whitechapel are a deathcore band that hail from Tennessee. Mark of the Blade is their sixth album. No two songs are the same and fans are either going to love it or hate it.

First Bands Announced For Breaking Bands Festival 2017!

The ever growing and ever popular Breaking Bands Festival returns for its third year next May. Housed at the fantastic Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, the Festival promises to deliver the very best emerging Metal, Punk and Rock bands to the general public.

Annisokay Release Michael Jackson Covers EP!

Now if you're thinking; "a metalcore band covering a pop track?" Yes, but who cares? It's brilliant! But lets not dwell on the past. As we all know, the seventh anniversary of Michael Jackson's death has just passed and in tribute, Annisokay have created an EP of their own twist on some of the singers iconic tracks.

Say hello to SharpTone Records and it’s incredible roster

There's a new record label in town and they are set to become a major player! SharpTone Records has just launched and are set to bring a whole load of talent from the rock scene, including many of its subgenres. Now a record label usually starts small and builds up right? Well not these guys! Already signed to the label are Miss May I, Attila, Loathe, World War Me and We Came As Romans.

Talking To Issues At Slam Dunk

Issues have just released their latest record, been on a headline UK tour and just played Slam Dunk before heading back to the US for Warped Tour. I sat down with Michael Bohn (vocals),  AJ Rebollo (guitar) and Josh Manuel (drums) for a chat about Headspace, who has a tattoo of AJ and what Tyler […]

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!

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship announce a ‘New World Order’

Leicestershire electronic metalcore quintet Cabin Boy Jumped Ship have released the video for new track New World Order. The track is taken from their recently released second EP 'Pathways'.

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.

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