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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 →

Thursday 07 October 2021

GALLERY: Slam Dunk South 2021 @ Hatfield Park

GALLERY: Slam Dunk North 2021 @ Temple Newsam Leeds

Trivium – ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’

Just ten months ago, Trivium’s last effort – ‘What the Dead Men Say’ was being lauded as one of the best metal releases of 2020 in various top 20 lists. Less than a year later, many fans did not expect to have their hands on their next record ‘In →

Monday 04 October 2021

GALLERY: All Time Low, The Maine, Meet Me At The Alter @ O2 Academy Brixton, London

LIVE: All Time Low / The Maine @ O2 Academy Brixton, London

In a time where being able to experience international artists live and in the flesh still feels like something of a novelty, we couldn’t be more excited for tonight’s lineup at Brixton Academy. This beloved venue in the heart of London has seen more huge names than →

Friday 01 October 2021

LIVE: The Maine @ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

The Maine’s last visit to the UK saw them in a race against time before the pandemic put an end to the music industry as we had known it. We may not have been aware, but this tour was a farewell masked as a celebration in support →

Thursday 30 September 2021

They Fell From The Sky – ‘Decade’

Good things come to those who wait. They Fell From The Sky had their genesis way back in 2008 when, formed from an eclectic mix of artists, they worked with the intention of doing one thing: rocking hard. A demo was recorded of the song ‘Crush This World’ but →

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