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THECITYISOURS- ‘COMA’

With the loss of previous singer Sam Stolliday, it can only be imagined that British metalcore outfit THECITYISOURS find themselves in harsh new territory, both emotionally and musically, as they attempt to navigate the murky waters of a sophomore record. It’s not an easy feat under so →

Thursday 21 October 2021

Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’

It’s been a long, long time since we last got a full length album from Buffalo hardcore legends Every Time I Die – five years to be exact – but that wait is finally over. After sharing their first taste of new music towards the end of a →

Don Broco – ‘Amazing Things’

Every Don Broco album has seemed to improve on the last. The Japanese term “kaizen” describes perpetual development for the better and this perfectly denotes the band’s journey since their inception back in 2008. ‘Amazing Things’ doesn’t just follow suit and continue the trend, it shatters all →

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Dooms Children – ‘Dooms Children’

More commonly known for his raspy vocals as Alexisonfire’s rhythm guitarist and leading from the front of Gallows’ post-Frank Carter evolution, Wade MacNeil is getting a little more experimental with his new project Dooms Children. The group’s debut self-titled LP is a deeply personal and emotional record in which →

Death Blooms – ‘Life is Pain’

Leading the next generation of the heaviest bands of Britain’s counter culture, gloomsters Death Blooms have burst onto the scene with an accessible mix of nu metal and pure hatred on their debut album, cheerfully titled ‘Life is Pain’ (they are from Liverpool after all). Having already been bestowed →

GALLERY: Bring Me The Horizon @ PRYZM, Kingston

LIVE: Bring Me The Horizon @ PRYZM, Kingston

Independent record stores are fast becoming the lifeblood of physical music media, with unique variants only being available at certain stores, exclusive shows and signings and, in more recent times, hosting online Q&A sessions. Tonight sees one of the biggest bands in the country take to the stage twice →

Friday 15 October 2021

Brightr & Tim Holehouse – ‘Brightr Vs. Tim Holehouse’

Split EPs have long since been embedded in independent music. For the bands and artists involved, it allows them to work together while simultaneously pushing each other to their respective fanbase. In short, you’re getting two for the price of one. Despite fans’ listening habits gradually moving towards →

Twelve Foot Ninja – ‘Vengeance’

Nobody said keeping a low profile as an abnormally large assassin would be easy, but for Melbourne rockers and multimedia artists Twelve Foot Ninja, their newest record is hard to ignore. ‘Vengeance’ sees the group pull out some of the most unique styles and sounds in their →

Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood’

Listener beware, you’re in for a scare. At least, that’s what Ice Nine Kills would hope for you with ‘The Silver Scream 2’. Like the original TSS, ‘Welcome To Horrorwood’ sees frontman Spencer Charnas and co. lead us through a cavalcade of horror-themed tracks, each an homage →

Thursday 14 October 2021

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – ‘Sticky’

At what point do you stop talking about Frank Carter’s previous ventures pre-Rattlesnakes? After three records they are headlining bigger festivals and playing to bigger crowds than Pure Love and Gallows ever did combined. That isn’t to diminish the achievements of either band, but you do feel →

Tuesday 12 October 2021

GALLERY: Long Live Ant Allen @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

LIVE: Long Live Ant Allen @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

In May 2021, Dead Harts drummer and Skull & Bones Boys Club founder Ant Allen passed away following a history of mental illness and addiction. Due to pandemic-related restrictions in place at the time, his funeral attendance had to be limited, and as Ant was a popular lad, this →

Monday 11 October 2021

Noah Gundersen – ‘A Pillar Of Salt’

The declaration of “This city was built on the back of a spirit I don’t feel anymore” makes for a rather grim outlook at first glance but ‘A Pillar Of Salt’ isn’t intentionally morose, at least that’s not what it’s trying for. Instead, the fifth album from →

Malrun – ‘Pandemonium’

There’s a lot to get loud about these days. Whether you’re angry over the state of the world, or something more personal, there’s never been a better time to stick on something aggressive and deafening to offer a cathartic release. Somewhere between old school power metal, modern →

Friday 08 October 2021

GALLERY: While She Sleeps @ The Underworld, Camden

LIVE: While She Sleeps / Loathe @ Underworld, London

Picture the scene; it’s Friday night, you’re in London, you’re on your way to a completely sold out Underworld and you’re about to see one of this country’s finest metalcore bands, While She Sleeps. Six months ago you’d have pinched yourself and woken up from your dream, resuming →

GALLERY: Skindred, Raging Speedhorn, Death Blooms @ O2 Academy, Leeds

LIVE: Skindred @ The Roundhouse, London

As the lights dropped and the oh so familiar riff of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ began, the energy palpably shifted. With each guttural shout of “thunder” from the crowd, the sense of anticipation and excitement grew. Finally strolling onto stage to a typically atypical remix of the ‘Imperial March’ →

blanket – ‘Modern Escapism’

On their 2018 debut full-length, ‘How To Let Go’, North West outfit blanket provided their own take on cinematic post-rock that ebbed and flowed with grace. Through crafting a majestic set of songs, the Blackpool based group lived up to the potential of their debut EP – 2017’s →

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