Post-hardcore polymath Jamie Lenman’s career has taken some very interesting turns since his departure from Reuben. After a five year break from music, his first solo album Muscle Memory was a double album filled half with delicate country/folk and half with abrasive, harsh hardcore. Now, he returns with another full length, Devolver, an album whose singles started to be released ...Read More »
Another fantastic and historical year of Download Festival has sadly been and gone. It’s a bit like the rock and metal Christmas in a way. Think...
Cult of Luna is a Swedish post-metal band from Umeå. They formed from the remnants of the hardcore punk band called Eclipse in 1998. Cult of Luna’s so...
Levi Meyers, Bill Ferguson, Wallace Huffman, Marlow Deiter and Lowell Winters formed XUL in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, following in the footste...
These Are The Good Old Days is the debut album by indie-rockers The Finest Hour. The press release accompanying the tracks extolled the quality of thi...
A Devil’s Din confess to being influenced by late sixties psychedelic music and early seventies prog. A band ripe for those currently imbibing on such...
Another day, another up and coming British band trying to elbow their way past the competition on a quest to rise to the upper echelons of the nationa...
1978 was a strange time in music in the UK we had ABBA, The Bee Gees and Boney M releasing top selling albums keeping the ‘Disco’ feel ali...
Slithering from the oft-neglected Australian metal underground comes Deadspace’s debut album. This independently released depressive black metal recor...
False Idol is Veil Of Maya’s first album since 2015’s Matriarch, an album which elevated their already considerable status in the world of tech metal. With the addition of versatile vocalist Lukas Magyar, they created a vibrant, neon world in which twisting riffs and huge choruses sat side by side and complemented each other perfectly. What this did serve to ...Read More »
The Islington Academy queue on Saturday night was dressed in spooky outfits, horror make-up, crazy wigs and fake blood as Wednesday 13 landed in the UK for a trio of shows this October in support of ‘Condolences’, following a North American tour. After Manchester and Glasgow, fans couldn’t wait for them to come and play in the capital which is ...Read More »
Circus of the insane; congregation of the maggots; this could only be Slipknot. On 5th December 2015, after 16 long years since their debut self-title dropped, the nine finally reached Mexico City as they historically play Knotfest the only way they know how: by tearing the country’s capitol a new fucking ‘Knot hole.Read More »
Miami based alternative rock four-piece Lochness Monster released their debut album Fables at the beginning of this year, which really puts it into perspective 10 months down the line. Looking over the other releases 2017 has to offer, there’s some potential to be had here but ultimately misses the mark.Read More »
The folk rock outfit Blackmore’s Night, which is spearheaded by the talented Candice Night and the living legend that is Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), has been quite prolific and productive ever since its inception back in 1997. Countless albums and releases have seen the light of day since then, but the actual quality of the music has wavered a ...Read More »
Antipope are a band from Finland who, in their early days, were full-on death metal, and they once described their music as being an energetic amalgam of heavy metal and black metal, but with prog overtones. Since that time, however, they’ve begun to absorb other elements into their music, and they now incorporate other assorted styles from right across the ...Read More »
Referred to as the most controversial band of all time and the most important Death Metal band of all time, Buffalo Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse return seemingly out of nowhere with their 14th studio album Red Before Black. The key word to describe Cannibal Corpse is consistent, they are a band that have released quality content over the three ...Read More »
Black metal is a genre often ridiculed by many in the metal community. It’s unsurprising, really, considering that a vast majority of musicians in the genre resemble what would happen if you set Gene Simmons on fire. But for every group of melting KISS rejects, there’s a band that truly elevates past the cliches associated with the scene, and becomes ...Read More »
Samarkind are a new band featuring frontman David P. Byrne (note the ‘P’; it’s not that one from Talking Heads) who, according to the press release, was part of “successful hard rock band Assassin” and a “featured vocalist in the movie Trick or Treat”. Assassin, like Mr Byrne hail from Dublin and as far as I can make out had ...Read More »