Wrap Your Head Around Dying Fetus’ Brand New Video
17th May 2017, 18:18
Posted by Tristan

Having already premiered their debut single “Fixated on Devastation“, Dying Fetus have shown that their new hand, Wrong One To Fuck With, is still able to reside amongst the top of their releases. Now the band bring their second track into the Metal world with a delightfully deranged twist.

John Frum’s A Stirring In The Noos – Theoretical Death Metal
16th May 2017, 14:04
Posted by Tristan

For those thinking that Death Metal is consistent with the stereotype of the hulking Metalhead who says “Brutal” after every syllable, wears baggy camo pants and drinks until he passes out, this is for you. Welcome John Frum, with a combined resume the band consist of members from The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless and John Zorn to name a few. Like Gorguts, progenitors of the theoretical movement making Death Metal some of the most complex music to mould your cranium around, John Frum don’t only exhibit their technical capability but bring a unique, psychedelic element of the spiritual into the equation, a stirring in the noos if you will.

AFI Make Their London Live Resurgence
15th May 2017, 07:00
Posted by Chris

It was never going to be an easy gig for A Fire Inside (“AFI”) as they performed tonight in London to a mostly sold-out Deftones show at Alexandra Palace in North London. The Californian alternative rockers were playing their first show in London since 2010’s Crash Love Tour in support of their January 2017 self-titled release (also known as the ‘Blood’ album).

The Haunted Are No Longer Ghosts As We Sit Down With Marco Aro
11th May 2017, 11:03
Posted by Tristan

As infamous saying goes, “Expect the unexpected”. Sharing this sentiment throughout their time as a band, The Haunted, a Swedish export of the highest calibre, have always had a a hint of turning things on their head. Now in the cold light of day that is 2017 their situation is very much different to their mid 00’s status. The reality of being in a band in 2017 is often perhaps not quite as glamorous as one might think. However, it does teach you a helpful life lesson to understand the sheer amount of work the hallowed “Roadie” goes through night after night. On the final night of their tour with Swedish demigods Meshuggah, The Haunted’s Marco Aro was able to spare a little bit of time to answer some questions about the band and their brand new album.

Steven Wilson Announces To The Bone
9th May 2017, 10:54
Posted by Tristan

 The enigmatic genius that is Steven Wilson has finally broken the silence surrounding his brand new fifth album. Titled To The Bone the record is set for an August 18th release and the first via Caroline International. Well at least he gave everyone else a chance at Album of the year.

Full of Hell : Trumpeting Ecstacy And Championing Suffering
5th May 2017, 10:25
Posted by Tristan

To the untrained ear, Full of Hell would be all the ingredients necessary to put together the most unlistenable of songs. At first glance the band might sound like a run of the mill Grindcore band, yet as the filth thickens, there is actually an indelible amount of variety in this noisey foursome. Having pumped out split EP’s until the cows come home at last, we’re treated to a feature length of their unbridled cacophony.

Temperance, Evyltyde & Metaprism Unleash The Female-Fronted Fury
2nd May 2017, 19:47
Posted by Chris

Some of Europe’s lesser known bands descend upon the North London urban jungle to define what the next generation of female-fronted metal has to offer, and it’s pretty damn good.

Take a Walk Through The “Never” And Join Decapitated In The Anticult
28th April 2017, 08:13
Posted by Tristan

One of the most exciting bands to have ever come out of Poland. At The young age of sixteen, Decapitated unveiled Winds of Creation. A record that even by today’s standards is held up in incredibly high regard. Being plagued with all manner of setbacks, some far more impactful than others, tenacity has been the band’s mantra throughout their career and today they have announced a brand new chapter in the form of new album Anticult. 

Ten Years Later – Dimmu Borgir And In Sorte Diaboli
25th April 2017, 10:10
Posted by Tristan

Celebrating the milestone that is a ten year anniversary, Dimmu Borgir’s In Sorte Diaboli turned ten on April 23rd. A landmark album for the band and vicious statement of Black Metal intent, join me as I look back at the record ten years on. 

Proponents For Change – Allegaeon Lift The Lid On The Real Life Of Touring
21st April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

The hardships of being a band are all too familiar a story in the world of Metal. Almost expected to bare the brunt of it, young bands find it incredibly hard not only to to tour but to actually be able to make a living in the modern day. Making the idea of “breaking through” an ideal that can sometimes not even be a possibility. Thinking laterally, one Tim Charles of Ne Obliviscaris may have the answer all bands are searching for. Hailing from Australia and on the indie label Season of Mist the band were suffering the financial woes of being a band in 2016 / 2017. Launching the idea of Patreon, Charles thought up the idea of a true engagement with fans. Understanding their needs and the band’s both parties work together in ensuring both coexist peacefully. However before that the band have returned from their most recent of travels. 

Understanding In The Passing Light of Day With Daniel Gildenlow
17th May 2017, 11:43
Posted by Tristan

Mainstays in the Progressive category, Pain of Salvation have been somewhat absent from the Prog arena for a while, however 2017 has broken their temporary silence with the release of their brand new album In The Passing Light of Day. As with almost Pain of Salvation records, there lies a concept. Particularly close to home, the new album aims to convey the emotions that are allied with the idea of acceptance of your own mortality.

Electric Ballroom Could Just About Stand The Wrath of Napalm Death
16th May 2017, 09:56
Posted by Tristan

Known for being one of the most sonically destructive forces in Metal, Napalm Death are among the fiercest of the elite. Originators of Grind, their melting pot of Punk sensibility, relentless Power Violence and political outrage have been components that even the finest acts will never truly echo to the magnitude of Napalm Death. Despite it being two years since their eighteenth studio release Apex Predator – Easy Meat, its only now that we are seeing the Birmingham bunch dominate on their own headline tour. With the work ethic of the most tenacious of work horses, pushing fifty, the band are admirable for their commitment to their fans, none more so than Shane Embury, a man who is not only doing one, not two but three performances every night on the bill! Hard to know when to go for a break with a bill as stacked is this the Electric Ballroom was in for more than just a treat.

The Night Flight Orchestra – The Most Eighties Band Yet?
12th May 2017, 16:05
Posted by Tristan

Few eras will ever truly match the creative magnitude that was seen in the eighties. The golden days of creative enlightenment, coming off the back of the seventies and building a sound altogether entirely new and different itself. Not lending itself only to music however, all throughout the creative world there were milestones being made in the art of self expression. Though a fledgeling genre, through the nurture of the eighties, Sci-Fi for example was just one of the many other sectors that was in bloom. In a time before the idea of image often transcended the actual composition of a song itself, before the advent of MTV music used to be simple. Wanting to echo these traits the Swedish Super power, made up of members of Soilwork, Arch Enemy among others join us as we take a look into the eighties with an exclusive video.

Enjoy Tuesday The Sky On A Wednesday
10th May 2017, 10:42
Posted by Tristan

Not all days of the mid week have to be bad as Tuesday The Sky serenade us with their brand new single, “Today The Sky“.

A Metal Haven : Heavy Ritual Records
8th May 2017, 10:40
Posted by Tristan

It’s no secret that the resurgence of vinyl is taking names, this is all well and good but what about the more niche online market? For the fans who aren’t content with just bog standard black LP’s, the fans hunting for that elusive colour, for the band you might not have seen anywhere else. Well let me introduce to Heavy Ritual Records! 

Motionless In White Take The Graveyard Shift On New Album
4th May 2017, 12:25
Posted by Tristan

It’s widely known that 12:00am is the witching hour, however what might well be less understood is 3:33am, The Devils Hour. Creatures of the night it’s understandable that Motionless In White would be more apt working in early hours of the day than us humans. Announcing that their brand new album would be titled Graveyard Shift, the band released their first example of new music in the form of “570” as well as the new announcement of their signing to major label Roadrunner Records. 

It’s Time To Get Wasted Once Again
2nd May 2017, 15:53
Posted by Tristan

They’ve been partying, they’ve been massively aggressive. Now, after their small stint in space, The Waste are back five years on to kick some ass. Here’s why it’s going to be brilliant. 

2017 And Some Of The Best So Far
26th April 2017, 10:30
Posted by Tristan

Despite it only being April, there have been some absolutely staggeringly good releases so far. I thought that it might be pertinent to show just what kind of calibre of releases we have been treated to in the first four months of the year and its an absolute white wash across the board of talent.

Gaze Into Ghost Bath’s Starmourner – Potentially The Strangest Record You’ll Hear This Year
25th April 2017, 09:58
Posted by Tristan

An emerging trend in the circle of Black Metal, strangely enough has been the inclusion of major keys mixed with the traditional style of Black Metal. Giving rise to the likes of Deafheaven, Black Anvil and now Ghost Bath. Showing their cards after a long time coming following their debut Moonbather, the band have come together to present you with what could well be the strangest record I have heard this year.

An Immolation Sandwich
20th April 2017, 15:44
Posted by Tristan

Releasing their brand new album Atonement back in February, Immolation have taken even more steps to becoming one of the most volatile Death Metal forces in the world. 

Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide According To Broken Hope
17th May 2017, 10:31
Posted by Tristan

Returning from their slumber after their record Omen of Disease, Broken Hope have announced their brand new album Mutilated and Assimilated and their first track to premiere will appeal to Kurt Russel no doubt, that’s right my friends Broken Hope went full Carpenter and unleashed “Mutilated And Assimilated” to echo The Thing. 

Reaching Into Infinity…and Beyond! How Dragonforce Have Evolved On Their New Album
15th May 2017, 09:00
Posted by Chris

You’ve probably heard of Dragonforce. They are that really fast band with that song that was near impossible to conquer on Guitar Hero. While that was arguably the point that shot the band on to the mainstream, the band in the current day are seemingly wanting to do more to leave their mark in metal as the band that wrote those great songs, not just the video game band. We spoke to guitarist Herman Li and vocalist Marc Hudson about how Dragonforce have evolved on their upcoming album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity‘.

Damnation Festival Is Shaping Up To Be Something Special
12th May 2017, 14:02
Posted by Tristan

Could this years Damnation be their most eclectic yet?

Could The Black Cauldron Be The Most Metal Disney Movie Ever?
9th May 2017, 11:39
Posted by Tristan

As a Metalhead, no doubt all of you will face the day to day struggle of finding the most Metal thing. Whatever it be, any form of subgenre, we as Metalhead’s seem to have an innate want to turn it into something that will be as Metal as possible. With this in mind, I set about to find the most Metal Disney film of all time and I think I found it. 

At The Drive In’s in-ter-a-li-a Commanding Relationship Among Other Things
5th May 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

Seventeen years since their groundbreaking Relationship of Command was released, visionaries At The Drive In return at last with their brand new album in-ter-a-li-a. Reforming for a performance at California festival, come Topshop catwalk that is Coachelle back in 2012, the influential Post-Hardcore team banded together for the first time since their 2000 break up.

Oni Are The Band You Need To Deal With The Current State of the World
3rd May 2017, 18:37
Posted by Chris

As if 2016 didn’t spawn enough completely erratic political and social events, it also spawned Oni, an chaotically organised progressive metal outfit that churned out a hell of an addictive debut album. We spoke to the band to learn just how this crazy, razor-sharp sound came about.

Zeal & Ardor’s Manuel Gagneux – A Musical Tinkerer
28th April 2017, 18:23
Posted by Tristan

One of the most important scientists to have ever lived, Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple is a classic story on ingenuity. For those who might not know, Newton was sat down when all of a sudden an Apple fell from the tree and hit his head. Inspiring the idea that created what we now know in the modern day as gravity. Winding further back in humanity’s timeline to the ancient Greeks, the people proclaimed Gallileo to be stark raving mad for claiming that instead of being flat, that the earth was in fact a sphere. Not quite understanding the sheer level of intellectual ingenuity put forward people are often scared by change.

Carach Angren Want You To Meet “Charlie”
25th April 2017, 19:12
Posted by Tristan

Originality in Metal is a trait that is necessary in the modern world to be able to make it. Set to release their brand new album, the incredibly catchy, Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten, Carach Angren are gearing up for a new chapter in their morbid story. For those unfamiliar with the band, the trio have created their own niche with the telling of ghost stories in a format of Symphonic Black Metal and their latest, dude June 16th is set to be their most ferocious yet with brand new song “Charlie”.

The Devil In The Underworld : Zeal & Ardor’s Victorious Performance
24th April 2017, 09:57
Posted by Tristan

The Underworld. For the London Metalhead, there’s no doubt you’ll have frequented it’s halls. A beacon of opportunity to the young bands and a special treat for fans for some of the biggest artists in the game. Throughout its illustrious history the venue has seen all manner of music, though I doubt that it’s ever had African Slave Music meets Black Metal come through its halls. Intrigued? You should be.

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Code Orange
20th April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

Community has long been one of the mainstays of Hardcore. Known for their fierce sense of loyalty, Hardcore is no doubt one of the biggest brotherhoods out there. Rooted in the art of the traditional, bands go through what you could almost compare to initiation. Not known for its experimentation, the want for change can be an unwelcome thing. Though on the surface antagonistic, once through these hurdles you’ll be shown loyalty like no other. So what if you want to rewrite the rules? What then? 

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