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Death Blooms – You Are Filth

According to other people, Death Blooms are a big thing for the UK hardcore scene, so the release of their new EP 'You Are Filth' is an important point for the band. Having only 4 songs, however, means they have to deliver the goods. And they do, but theres a few bads in there too.

New Years Day – Unbreakable

New New Years Day record 'Unbreakable' comes after a dissatisfied band scrapped a tonne of songs and set out to write a new batch, all ready to explode and show both the band's anger and pride. Costello wanted to go somewhere different, and she has.

Dream State, Parting Gift and As Sirens Fall @ The Key Club, Leeds

Sometimes you can judge what a show is going to be like by the crowd. Dream State at the Key Club in Leeds was one of those shows.

Set It Off at The Garage (London)

Will went down for a pre-Easter treat as Set It Off took to the Garage in London as part of their UK tour.

Enterprise Earth- Luciferous

American extreme metal outfit Enterprise Earth are back with their third LP, Luciferous. The band, formed in 2014 by two ex members of Infant Annihilator and Takeover, started out with their debut EP XXIII and debut LP Patient Ø with their latest full length coming last year in the form of Embodiment. Luciferous is described by vocalist, Dan Watson, as the band's "strongest, most mature release to date" which sets expectations high to say the least.

Sworn Amongst – Reclamation

Sworn Amongst have been a name in the UK metalcore scene for a decade and a half and have made themselves known over these years playing with many huge acts, festivals and kept a loyal fan base from their work.

The Royal – Deathwatch

Metalcore. It has gone from an inventive melding of metal and hardcore to a term that loosely defines an incredibly large amount of mediocre modern metal and very few stand out bands. The Royal do not plumb the depths that have been well explored by so many bands since the turn of the century, but neither do they have the incredible invention and song-writing of bands like Killswitch Engage or Parkway Drive.

Raketkanon – RKTKN #3

Belgian band Raketkanon continue their bizarre, intriguing art rock with their third album RKTKN #3. Even as an art rock album, this record is hard to pigeon hole. It carries influence from synth driven rock/pop, industrial music and even straight up noise rock. I suppose at its heart it’s a dark twisted synth rock record, but the odd time signatures and outlandish hooks create a sound that’s as confusing as it is addictive.

The Brave – Aura

Aussie quintet The Brave are on form with their second full-length release Aura, like pick'n'mix you are anticipating what the next song is going to offer.

Dave Hause – Kick

Dave Hause’s new record ‘Kick’ is simply ten songs about being strong, understanding that we all struggle and kicking back against the things that kick you when you’re down. But underneath the lyrical meaning, what we actually have here is an album that’s actually very, very good. And I’ll explain why.

Busted with support from The XCERTS and Young Brando @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Seventeen years on from their inception, Busted are still going strong as they head to Cardiff on the mid-point of the Half Way There tour! Support comes from The XCERTS and Young Brando. There is a mix to the crowd as we wait for doors to open, with teeny-boppers covered in glitter and young adults and mothers reminiscing about the good old days of when Busted first came about.

TEMPEL – Tempel

Norwegian metallers TEMPEL have released their debut self titled album.

Ex Hex – It’s Real

"With simple riffs and beats, that are both effective and offer catchy positive vibes, it is hard not to bop a little to the driven power rock belters provided on this release"

Normandie, Led By Lanterns and Sun Arcana @ Dingwalls, London

Will Pearce went and saw Normandie at Dingwalls in London, a band he last saw four years ago when they supported the now defunct Yellowcard. Here is what he thought of the show...

Deaf Havana, The LaFontaines and Hot Milk @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

Having only gotten into Deaf Havana after their latest record 'Rituals', but certainly liking what I heard, I jumped at the chance to check out their live show with my friend. With two other, very different bands on the bill as well, I knew it'd be an interesting night.

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