War in the modern world is an ever changing entity. Though it’s sentiment remains the same, it’s means change with the times. With this in mind, Thrash Metal and all of it’s totalitarian prophecies has never been more pertinent. Leaders of the new movement of Modern Thrash the charge is led by Havok, whilst biting at their heels is Warbringer. Embarking on an extensive European tour together the two Teutonic bands bring with them support in the form of Exmortus, the Death Metal come Thrash Metal virtuosos and French Gorod.
Having just released their brand new album Jomsviking, Amon Amarth have stated their claim to being one of the solid Death Metal bands out there. Known for the solidified reputation, twenty plus year in the industry can sometimes take its creative toll. Not only that but having the added problem of their now departed drummer the band are strangely, stronger than ever. Now on their tenth album the band decide to explore their most creative side yet. As the band’s foray into the unknown, Jomsviking is the bands first attempt at a concept album. Just days before the album’s release we were lucky enough to not only catch the band at their Underworld intimate performance but to be able to share a mead or two with the bands bassist and founding member Ted Lundstrom.
Whilst the rest of the world began to collectively fund Guiness’ breweries for yet another year, among the many gig happening in Camden tonight we were transported to The Underworld. Having released their brand new flawless record King, Fleshgod Apocalypse have begun a new chapter in their symphonic story. Taking elements from the much loved Classical movement and splicing them together with Death Metal at last the band have created a palpable world to let their music thrive in and tonight a sold out Underworld will witness these new kings save for one queen in concerto.
Forging a creative path that many would hardly conceive in a lifetime Textures have announced their return this year. Releasing their brand new album Phenotype this month the band embarked on their Oceans Collide tour. Currently performing all over Europe, Textures brought their brand new show comprising material from their early beginnings in Polars right up until their conceptual tour de force Phenotype to London for one night only.
Celebrating the life of an underdog, Carnifex embarked on their triumphant Decade of Despair tour. Performing all over Europe the band devised a special anniversary set spanning their entire career from classic bangers to newer material. Being lucky enough to catch the band on their London date at The Underworld we spoke to the delightful Scott Lewis. Having always sensed that the band were the undisputed kings of Deathcore we delve into just how they have manage to get to where they are now in their ten year career and with the band set to enter the studio in spring this year, Lewis lets us in on what to expect from the brand new album set for a summer release this year.
Ten years on and Carnifex return to London to celebrate their ten year anniversary. Entitled the Decade of Despair tour the band have become a hallmark in the world of Deathcore and tonight will prove that they have definitely earned their stripes. With a new album set for a spring release next year the band are ushering in a new era of Carnifex. However before we can get to the meat and potatoes we welcome some fantastic support romight.