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Live: Dope, Anti-Clone, Killus – Islington Academy, London

Killus are mad. Donning coloured eye contacts, what can only be described as ‘Joker’ makeup and tongues tangling out, it’s fair to say this band provide an energy to a show. At one point; the lead singer was in the photo pit and straddled me. It’s been two days; I don’t think he’s going to call me. The blood make ...

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Review: Dope – Blood Money Part 1

This latest album by DOPE still has a familiar feel reaching back to their previous work. Lyrically the songs haven’t become anymore intricate but then you don’t listen to DOPE for the complexity of the lyrics, searching for hidden meanings or to ignite your intellect and that is absolutely acceptable. You know exactly what you’re getting with this band; a ...

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Live! Orange Goblin, Sub 89, Reading

Orange Goblin are a new take on old school heavy metal bands, such as Motorhead, Mountain and Black Sabbath. The four Londoners formed in the mid-nineties and since then have toured the world with their classic, heavy-riffed metal with such veterans as Dio, Clutch and Alice Cooper. We were lucky enough to go see them perform on the opening night of ...

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Review: SHVPES – Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair

The sheer energy exhumed by this latest instalment by SHVPES gives you a very good understanding of what it would be like to see them live. You can imagine the Birmingham boys jumping all over the stage, commanding the bouncing crowds with ease as you’re sat at home naturally bobbing your head along to this eleven track debut album. That ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Save The Lost Boys premiere new track ‘Bad Names’

Ohio punk quartet Save The Lost Boys have just dropped new track ‘Bad Names’, from upcoming album Temptress. Recently signed to Victory Records, the band are currently embarking on a mammoth US tour ahead of the album’s release on 15th July. Vocalist Lee Weiss describes ‘Bad Names‘ as “the track that captures all the emotion that comes with a bad breakup. It’s ...

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Review: Blink-182 – California

Twenty-one years since the release of their debut album, ‘Cheshire Cat’, a lot has happened in the Blink-182 camp within recent years. With 2011’s Neighbourhoods showcasing a more ‘mature’ sound for the trio known for their dick jokes and music video nudity, many listeners were pretty torn on the release. The problem is, when you hit an age where you’re ...

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Good Charlotte announce UK dates

Good Charlotte have announced a series of UK dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham this summer around their appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals. Joining the pop punk icons, support comes in the form of a stellar roster of up and coming bands – Waterparks, Big Jesus and ROAM (Birmingham only). Dates are as follows: Wed 24th Aug – Glasgow, O2 Academy Thu ...

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Beartooth announce December UK Tour

If you managed to catch the mighty Beartooth unleash their hardcore assault on the moshpits of Download Festival’s main stage this year, you won’t want to miss their just-announced UK Dates in December. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods nominees (Best Breakthrough category) will be giving fans a taste of latest album, Agressive, available now on Red Bull Records. Support comes from Boston ...

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Islander debut new video for ‘Bad Guy’

This week, heavy rockers Islander debut their second track from upcoming album Power Under Control – their first release with former Avenged Sevenfold drummer Arin Ilejay. Vocalist Mikey Carvajal explains: “’Bad Guy’ is a song about speaking the truth, telling someone something that they need to hear even though it may not be what that person wants to hear.” The first track ...

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