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.
Concept albums are fast becoming some of the hottest Metal property on the market. Often needing flamboyant dressage with details ranging from costumes with the way into props, the air of the theatrical is more than just a force to be reckoned with. Having toured the US extensively together last year, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren being their haunting theatre to a more European of audiences but will Horror outweigh Drama?
In the modern age technology is able to conjure a plethora of smoke and mirrors surrounding a band. Forsaking emotion for the sake of technicality or gimmicks, the performance itself is changing. Releasing their fourth album over a career spanning twenty two years Ignite are seasoned in the schooling of Hardcore. Ten years after the now eponymous Our Darkest Days, the band release A War Against You. Proving critics and fans alike that ten years has done nothing but fuel their fire on record we now get to see just how devastating a live performance the band can be.
Having released their album From Parts Unknown last year, we have seen fleeting appearances from the band at various supporting slots in ol Blighty, so it gives me great pleasure to tell you that we now have a full UK tour coming our way.
After re-recording their classic album No Place For Disgrace we saw the classic thrash act Flotsam And Jetsam grace the halls of our proud Underworld once again.
After the events that transpired two years ago, we welcome a new breed of metal. Borne from the fruits of As I Lay Dying‘s arduous labour Wovenwar are comprised of 4/5ths AILD, joined by singer Shane Blay from Oh, Sleeper the band have been defiant in the face of adversity. Given a rebirth from the pigeonholed As I Lay Dying sound the band are able to be their own entity entirely. The good thing about seeing a band in their infancy is that you know all the material! Having released their debut album Wovenwar this is arguably the band’s first time to prove themselves to us UK fans.