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From Friday 29 March 2019

Brutus – ‘Nest’

“A nest is a safe environment created in order to protect the people you love.” So say Brutus in their description of new album ‘Nest’, the band’s second full length release that “takes you to that moment where you feel like all of the things you’ve built are crumbling

Thursday 09 November 2017

LIVE: Svalbard / The Tidal Sleep / Maths / Fall of Minerva / Earth Moves @ Birthdays

Tonight’s eclectic evening of bands, sponsored by Holy Roar Records and delivered through Justine Jones of Employed To Serve, whips up a tasty menu of acts that personify the hard work required to be successful in the scene. It is a an absolute tour-de-force, and showcases the very best

Friday 11 August 2017

LIVE: Milk Teeth / Employed To Serve / Wallflower @ The Borderline, London

This tour is a real breath of fresh air for the scene. It provides punters with the rarity of a diverse lineup: rock, pop punk, and intense technical hardcore all in one night. All the bands are from our fair shores, and it works incredibly well. Wallflower are quite something

Monday 31 July 2017

LIVE: Tramlines Fringe Festival – Sheffield

Tramlines festival in Sheffield is a multi venue music festival displaying the best in pretty much every genre going, with the Saturday lineup giving punters the option of All Saints on one stage or Oathbreaker on another. Sadly our pass didn’t allow us entry to watch All Saints, so

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Energy – ‘Under The Mask’

Energy are making a wave in the goth punk scene right now. After a blistering performance supporting Creeper in London, they certainly set our radar flashing. The start to their latest EP, ‘Under The Mask’ starts like a mix of Avenged Sevenfold meets AFI, the mysterious keys sections providing an

Stray From The Path take no prisoners with their latest single ‘Goodnight Alt-Right’

Stray from the Path’s message is no more unforgiving than it’s ever been, but right now with the way the world is heading, it feels so much more needed – to have that voice in the scene that doesn’t let you forget. “If you preach hate, expect hate” as

Sunday 16 July 2017

Decapitated – ‘Anticult’

‘Anticult’ opens as you would expect a Decapitated record to open – with a haunting lick and the promise of a tirade of punishment. But the subsequent stylisation and effects pedals used show a new direction for one of extreme metal’s greatest ever bands. The build up to the drop and

Thursday 15 June 2017

CHON – ‘Homey’

If you could bottle CHON, it would taste like beach side cocktails and feel like warm sun sliding down your throat. With ‘Homey’, CHON have developed on their first album ‘Grow’ substantially, both in terms of aural soundscapes and delivery. The album has allowed the band to reach out to

Monday 29 May 2017

LIVE: Black Peaks / Press To Meco / Acoda @ Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

Tonight’s line-up brings together Black Peaks and Press to Meco for only the second time, after a reversal of the line-up back in Glasgow in 2015. It is a line-up that immediately excites and the addition of relatively unknown Acoda makes this the perfect night for fans of math-inspired

Thursday 18 May 2017

Employed To Serve – ‘The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’

The first morsels of this release, ‘I Spend My Day (Wishing Them Away)’ and ‘Good For Nothing’ indicate the album would be intense, but the real feel is further off the chart than anyone could have expected. Employed To Serve have dished up an album that at its peak,