Sty

A patriotic Welshman, and one quarter of Manchester hardcore/punk band Eye Licker.

KING CREATURE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH BLIND RIVER

Cornish rockers King Creature announce May 2021 co-headline tour alongside Blind River. The tour follows up from the release of King Creature’s sophomore record Set The World On Fire, that was released in November 2020. Having toured with the likes of Doro, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons and more, …

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Spam Javelin – The Three Chords Of The Apocalypse

Spam Javelin are like a fine wine. The older they become, the better you digest them. I wasn’t sure previous release ‘The Crack Whores Of Betws Garmon ‘ could be beaten, especially not for political anger and everyday piss-me-offs, but it has, it’s been smashed. Guitarist and vocalist Neil Crud …

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Sacred Reich – The Re-Issues

After releasing their first record in twenty three years last year in the form of ‘Awakening ‘, Arizona thrash veterans Sacred Reich will re-release their early back-catalogue on 12th February 2020. ‘Ignorance ‘, ‘Surf Nicaragua ‘ (EP) and ‘The American Way ‘ are all re-introduced in what can only be …

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Capra release video for ‘The Locust Preacher’

Hardcore / Metallers from Louisiana Capra are back with a new single ahead of their first full length album since signing to Metal Blade Records. Watch ‘The Locust Preacher’ on the video link above, ahead of full release ‘In Transmission ‘ on April 23rd this year. The album will be …

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Skam – Sound Of A Disease

Skam was formed in Sweden in 2019 as an outlet to produce ‘cathartic music’. The main motivation for this project is the release of stress and toreduce it. Lamenting the declining mental health of the world is touched upon both lyrically as well as musically. The brutality of grindcore with …

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The Black Crowes to release ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ 30th Anniversary Edition

The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n’ roll band The Black Crowes, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26, 2021, through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of …

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Vaneno – Struggle Through Absurdity

Vaneno are a Portuguese Sludge Metal band from Lisbon, formed in 2017. Born from the plot of old and new friends that wanted to jam together, the band’s sound combines strong elements of Sludge Metal with elements reminiscent of Stoner, Doom and Death. This debut four track offering is a …

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After Smoke Clears – Edification

A little late to the table due to some technical issues, but never has the phrase ‘Better Late Than Never ‘ earned it’s stripes so much. After Smoke Clears hail from London and bring us their debut album ‘Edification ‘, which oozes some great nu/groove metal tunage indeed. ‘Edification ‘ …

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King Creature Interview

Our Sty had a great chat with three quarters of King Creature on the release of their new album ‘Set the World On Fire ‘. Cornwall’s wit and broadband speed didn’t deter Sty. He may have come out battered, bruised, dazed and confused but he’ll brush himself off and go …

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50 Year Storm release ‘The Fanlight’

Cornwall alt rockers 50 Year Storm have released a new single, ‘The Fanlight ‘. About the track, the band says: “An introspective pondering of the innate desire, in all developed primates, to take curiosity and sometimes pleasure in the pain, suffering, torture and even death of others. From literary horror …

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Autopsy – Live In Chicago

Recorded at Reggie’s Rock Club on 7th March 2020, and just about squeezed in prior to the Covid lockdown (which one, I hear you ask), thrash metal legends Autopsy bring us their first official live album. With just over an hour of classis tracks from over the last thirty years …

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King Creature – Set The World On Fire

It’s been a long time coming, but Cornish crunchers Creature are finally back with their second album. Volume One was nothing short of stupendous, so this latest release is properly highly anticipated. And deservedly so. I’ll be honest, I took a gulp of unimaginable air as the opening verse to …

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Noosed – Rise

14 minutes of sheer mayhem are on offer here from Hardcore Grudge Thrashers Noosed. There’s an industrial vibe oozing from the whole of this release together with an intensity which is, err, intensified by the production, or lack of it, but in a good way. Take ‘Never Going Home ‘ …

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Noosed to release new album ‘Rise’

Exploring themes of addiction, oppression, ignorance, and police brutality NOOSED offer a blistering 14 minutes of industrial tinged Grind/Crust/Sludge through new album ‘Rise’. Formed in 2019 by Rodge (Ruairi O’Baoighill, Stonecarver, Reilig) and Mand (Rotcart), Noosed has self released two demos digitally and on cassette (S/T – 2019, She of …

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Raging Speedhorn – Hard To Kill

Now then. Ever since ‘Superscud ‘ drifted through my eyes back in 2000 I’ve been a huge fan of Raging Speedhorn, and I’ve been lucky to catch them twice in the space of seven months with both line-ups. Supporting Phil Anselmo & The Illegals in Manchester (June 2019), and then the …

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NUCLEAR launch video for new single ‘Abusados’

Nuclear present their second single off their long-awaited full-length “Murder Of Crows”. The song – entirely written in Spanish – talks about the reasons behind the Chilean social outburst and how excessive and inhuman was the response from the Chilean Government. The new track “Abusados” is being accompanied by a …

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FISTFUL OF METAL reveals cover of issue Number 1

Fistful Of Metal, the brand new heavy metal magazine, has revealed their debut cover. Featuring the inside story on the making of ’Ace Of Spades‘, MOTORHEAD lead the charge alongside the likes of HAMMERFALL, RAVEN, ARMORED SAINT, ENSLAVED, MONSTERS OF ROCK, AMARANTHE, MINDWARS, PARADISE LOST, IRON MAIDEN and many more. …

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Yersin – Guilt

I first came across Yersin the Saturday before lockdown at Blossom’s in Stockport. Blew the roof off they did. The North East grindsters are one of the most brutal bands I’ve heard in a long time. This latest offering is nothing short of fabulous. Title track and opener ‘Guilt ‘ …

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Communic release video single for ‘My Temple Of Pride’

Norway’s prog metal masters COMMUNIC release new video & single ‘My Temple Of Pride ‘. This is the first track taken from their eagerly awaited sixth album ‘Hiding From The World ‘ which will be released on 20th November. Communic are one of the household names in the European Metal scene …

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