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From Saturday 19 October 2019

Waterparks – ‘Fandom’

Everyone’s favourite capital letter enthusiasts Waterparks are back with a slab of electronic emo pop, because apparently no-one told them that genre peaked when 3OH!3 convinced Katy Perry to run through a fountain in 2008. ‘Fandom’ is the band’s third album and sees them attempt to blend a myriad

Thursday 10 October 2019

Toronto Blessings – ‘Asleep’

You probably wouldn’t peg Barnsley as a hotbed of great alternative music, but over the years it has birthed crusty noise in the form of Errander, filthy hardcore riffs from Cavorts, and good old-fashioned rock and roll from G.U. Medicine. All very different bands, but all pretty much made

Thursday 03 October 2019

LIVE: Rivers of Nihil / Black Crown Initiate / MØL / Orbit Culture @ Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

It’s a cold, wet, dreary Sunday night in Birmingham, and yet Mama Roux’s is packed right to the back with eager metalheads ready to be pummelled by tonight’s four-band touring lineup. Orbit Culture make short work of getting the crowd warmed up, with their tight, technical metal going over

Monday 30 September 2019

Car Bomb – ‘Mordial’

What do you get if you combine the mechanical churn of Meshuggah, the transcendent groove of Deftones, and the unhinged volatility of The Dillinger Escape Plan, then add a load of machine noises and PEW PEW PEW laser sounds over the top? Well, chances are you’ll get an unlistenable

Monday 23 September 2019

Body Hound – ‘No Moon’

Strap yourselves in, because this new release from Body Hound, Sheffield’s premier instrumental progressive math rock lunatics, is a wild ride. ‘No Moon’ starts innocuously enough; opener ‘Stargazer’ is a criminally short treat of celestial synthwave, but from ‘Spectrum’ onward the listener is barraged with heavy, unpredictable grooves and

Thursday 19 September 2019

Cult Of Luna – ‘A Dawn To Fear’

For those of you who are already fans of post-metal, Cult Of Luna need no introduction. The Swedish sextet have been making their sprawling noise since the late 90s and are yet to release an album that isn’t innovative and challenging in its own way. Their impact and influence

Monday 19 August 2019

2000trees: Every Time I Die

Wednesday 07 August 2019

Russian Circles – ‘Blood Year’

Russian Circles appeared on the post-rock/metal scene in 2006 with their superb debut ‘Enter’ and the genre-bending power-trio have been making ambitious, challenging and innovative instrumental music ever since. You’d maybe wonder how fresh a sound can be created by just three people, with zero vocals, 13 years into

Thursday 01 August 2019

Throes – ‘In the Hands of an Angry God’

Holy Roar Records have always had their finger on the pulse when it comes to the best underground bands in the UK, but recently they’ve flexed their reach across the pond and shown that they’re not restricted by geographical borders. Last year we had the sublime Portrayal Of Guilt

Tuesday 09 July 2019

He Is Legend – ‘White Bat’

When He Is Legend arrived on the scene in the early 2000s, they were a bit of an anomaly. Their immediate peers in bands like Every Time I Die and Norma Jean were still sticking to their own brand of angular metalcore, and hadn’t yet started experimenting with other