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From Thursday 14 March 2019

Blaqk Audio – ‘Only Things We Love’

When AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget last donned the mask of their synthpop alter-ego Blaqk Audio, it continued a trend that had manifested in recent AFI work. The 2016 LP ‘Material’ built on the dark motifs which flowed through the incredibly bleak AFI record ‘Burials’,

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Black Flag announce UK tour

Legendary hardcore punks Black Flag have announced a string of autumn UK shows with support from Total Chaos. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California in 1976 by guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, they have been the persistent presence in punk and hardcore for a generation. Their iconic

Sunday 24 February 2019

Masked Intruder – ‘III’

Masked Intruder are back and that pesky Officer Bradford is still hot on their trail. They are continuing to do what they love the most – robbing banks and crooning to the figure of their unrequited love. They are the lovable losers that will spend hard time

Wednesday 20 February 2019

LIVE: Black Peaks / Phoxjaw @ The Parish, Huddersfield

There are moments during tonight’s performance when a barn behind a pub in a humble, quiet Yorkshire town could be confused with Wembley Arena. Black Peaks’ intensity, note-perfect songs and sheer volume bring the aura of a stadium show into the confines of a room that holds

Friday 01 February 2019

LIVE: Cancer Bats @ Rebellion, Manchester

The UK is in the icy chokehold of Old Man Winter as the streets of Manchester are engulfed in a slight dusting of snow, and there’s a light drizzle in the air. The winter weather is causing chaos across the country with trains cancelled, schools closed, roads

Tuesday 29 January 2019

LIVE: Cloud Nothings / Chew Magna @ Band on the Wall, Manchester

In the brief moment of calm in the relentless, fraught energy, Dylan Baldi speaks of his day wandering the frosty streets of Manchester prior to the show. With a stomach struggling to adjust to the nuances of English cuisine, Baldi seems downbeat and eager to fill his

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Seven bands added to Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival has announced the latest raft of bands set to play the spring bash. Metalcore legends Atreyu will be making their Slam Dunk debut and are joined by The Word Alive and Pagan. Other bands confirmed for the May bank holiday festivals include Real Friends, Seaway, WSTR and Milk

Monday 14 January 2019

Slam Dunk Festival Impericon Stage line-up revealed

Slam Dunk Festival has revealed the line-up of its Impericon Stage. The previously announced Glassjaw will top the bill while the latest additions of The Bronx, Cancer Bats and Angel Du$t will perform alongside Gallows, Turnstile and Knocked Loose. The organisers confirmed that it is the first of two heavy stages

Tuesday 11 December 2018

AFI – ‘The Missing Man’

The release of 2017’s self-titled, or ‘The Blood Album’, was heralded as the comeback critics and fans had been waiting for from AFI. It was a return to the post-hardcore sound that began with ‘Sing the Sorrow’ and coursed through ‘Decemberunderground’, and it felt like a band

Monday 10 December 2018

Taking Back Sunday announce UK & European tour

Taking Back Sunday have announced a number of UK and European shows as part of their 20th anniversary worldwide tour. The band will hit the road in June starting in Birmingham on 13 June and ending at Download Festival in Madrid on 28-30 June. To celebrate