Author Archives: Dale Unsworth

Self-proclaimed journalist, Progressive rock enthusiast and the most American sounding person you're ever likely to meet in the North of England

‘Palace for the Insane’ establishes Shrapnel as a force to be reckoned with

Shrapnel are far from the biggest name in UK thrash metal but have been slowly gaining traction with the aid of regular touring and approval of the old school thrash outfits. With any luck, their latest record, Palace for the Insane, will give them the big push into the forefront of the metal community that they so clearly deserve. The ...

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Katatonia – City Burials

Katatonia have been prominent figures in the gothic rock scene, if you so wish to brand them as such, and their latest album City Burials is a continuation of their gloomy, prog sound. The album starts out strong with Jonas Renske’s haunting vocals as ‘Heart Set to Divide’ begins and establishes the bleak tone that continues throughout the runtime of ...

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TESTAMENT - Titans Of Creation

Testament show off their versatility and musicianship with Titans of Creation

Testament are thrash metal royalty at this point and the band have rarely misfired, especially since their triumphant comeback in 2008 and their latest record, Titans of Creation, proves to be a continuation of the streak of Album of the Year contenders that they have consistently put out over the past decade. The record starts out on a fairly standard ...

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The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder upholds strong legacy on new album, ‘Verminous’

The Black Dahlia Murder have been a significant figure in the death metal scene for almost 20 years, and have managed to put out consistently high-quality releases. Verminous is no exception. The album begins with lead single, ‘Verminous’, and sets an ominous tone with the sound of plague rats before leading into what will potentially become a live staple once ...

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He Is Legend

He Is Legend release music video for new single ‘Burn Your Rock Records’

North Carolina sludge rock band He Is Legend have released a new music video for their single ‘Burn Your Rock Records’ from their latest record White Bat. The video is available via the link below: The video features a combination of onstage footage and backstage shenanigans edited in a frenetic and highly energetic manner, Schylur Coom said of the bands ...

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Anti Flag

Anti-Flag release Difficult To Watch Video For ’20/20 Vision’

Anti-Flag, have teamed up with Indie art collective, INDECLINE, to release a thought-provoking new music video for their latest single, ’20/20 Vision’ from the album of the same name released earlier in the year. INDERCLINE is comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists and focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and ...

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Code Orange

Code Orange “Sulfur Surrounding is about your deepest relationships becoming manipulative, corrosive and eventually hopeless..”

Genre-defying Pennsylvania hardcore outfit, Code Orange, have recently released a video for the third single, ‘Sulfur Surrounding’ from their new album Underneath. The video features surreal animation created by guitarist, Shade Balderose. You can watch the video here: Drummer Jami Morgan says “Sulfur Surrounding’ is about your deepest relationships becoming manipulative, corrosive and eventually hopeless. Haunted by chemical compulsion. Fading ...

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Psychotic Waltz

Psychotic Waltz triumphs on comeback album The God-Shaped Void

Lately a number of bands have released long-awaited albums with great success, the most recent being Sacred Reich with Awakening. Long at last, Psychotic Waltz have their turn with The God-Shaped Void, which marks the end of their 23 year recording hiatus complete with their original lineup. Psychotic Waltz have never been the most widely appreciated band in the prog ...

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Christian Münzner

Christian Münzner Takes The Path Of The Hero

Christian Münzner has always been an underappreciated name in the landscape of shred despite being more versatile than some of his peers; spanning all the way from Jazz fusion themed death metal to instrumental neoclassical power metal and Path of the Hero goes on to show off his skills as a songwriter. Path of the Hero is a power metal ...

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Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to Manchester along with Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy

Ever-increasing the range of their fanbase, production value and technical prowess yet still staying true to what has helped make them an oddity in the extreme metal scene… Swedish melodic death metal outfit, Amon Amarth, bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to the Manchester Apollo along with fellow Swedes, Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy. The first to play ...

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