As the saying goes, good things really do come in three’s! Now on our third day at Bloodstock Festival, we woke up bright and early to check out even more of some of the premier talent to come from all over the world at this gathering of grungers, this congregation of Metallers and what better way to kick things off this morning that the haunting stylings of Ghost Bath.
Slowly but surely expanding their scope over the years Impericon have become a force to be reckoned with, returning once again to London the carnival of Hardcore horrors arrives for yet another year of breakdowns and blast beats. Fronted this year by Hatebreed with their imminent release of the new ripped The Concrete Confessional arriving next week however before the imperious perror acne of our Hardcore underdogs we had some new blood to sink our teeth into.
Relationships are indeed a strange affair coming in all sorts of sizes. Easily the most important opinion out there, fans truly are the back bone to a band. Having had a home from home in the UK since their inception Trivium have always been our Florida heroes. Releasing their excellent album Silence In The Snow has seen the band headline festivals and perform in major player venues yet as yet another example of interaction with their fans the band have opted to forget sell out capital dates and visit our more colloquial of Metalheads. Taking a trip up Norwich we went to see just what the band had in store…
Climbing the ranks quickly in the world of Modern Metal , Heart Of A Coward are among the best going today. Releasing their previous album Severance and embarking on an intense touring schedule it has been the band grow bigger and bigger, to accomplish what many bands will not have accomplished in their life time. Now on album number three with a Download performance on the main stage under their belt, we were lucky enough to speak to singer and true gent Jamie Graham surrounding their brand new release. Speaking of the album’s overall themes, what the future holds for the boys in Heart Of A Coward and some of the singers biggest influences, all the while U.S. both being painfuly British. Enjoy!
Themes can be integral to an album, aiding in the listeners understanding of the true nature of the material. Perhaps enriching the listen along with creating a more complete picture. With their previous effort Severance, Heart Of A Coward created a fracture. Centering around the theme of finality Severance was the removal of a gangrenous infection metaphorical or otherwise. Now we see the fracture spread and structure weaken until spearheading with full force into Deliverance.
If you might have heard recently Heart Of A Coward will be releasing their eagerly anticipated brand new album this October. Revealing the album artwork along with the track listing we become one more step closer to the official record itself.
Poised to release their brand new album later this year Heart Of A Coward have been growing from strength to strength. With their previous release, the Danny Dyer loving Severance, reaching out to fans all over the world it has seen the band grow exponentially. At Tech Fest since it’s infancy the band have slowly been climbing up the musical food chain, leading to their absolutely incredible performance at Saturday’s headliner slot complete with an appearance of the Sweetness Owl! Before that however we were lucky enough to be able to speak to both the delightful Carl Ayers and Vishal Khetia about the new album, what it means to be head lining this year’s festival and how they have come to have such an extensive fanbase!
Recovering from the initial wave of fantastic bands that performed the day before, we dusted off our proverbial shoulders and got ready to get right back at it. Today we would see the likes of instrumental mastery, a true set of firsts and the arrival of what can only be known as “The Sweetness Owl“…
Festival season is once again upon us and with the arrival of this weekend we see some of the premier Technical Metal hitting the UK. Featuring various bands from all over the world coming together for the special three day weekender, Friday’s head liner Betraying The Martyrs, Saturday’s smasher Heart Of A Coward and finalising Sunday Decapitated.