Sty

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

Thunder – Dopamine

I’ve always had a soft spot for Thunder. From the days when a friend and myself followed them on their Back Street Symphony tour and hanging out after gigs, to saying our farewells at the Town & Country Club where in just a couple of weeks time, Thunder would shake …

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Inaugural Bay-Fest details announced!!

The welsh Seaside town of Colwyn bay will welcome a plethora of bands this Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend as it hosts it’s very first ‘Bay-Fest‘. The event is the brainchild of Chris Price-White, Mark Simcock, Jay Wilson, Steve Rastin, Zoe Ann Rogers and Colwyn Bay Council, and the aim is …

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Dreamer to release new album

Indonesian Gothic Metal act Dreamer is set to release their second album “Tahta Hitam” (The Black Throne) on March 25th, 2022. The album contains 10 songs of solid yet harmonic blends of Heavy Metal, Power Metal, to Death Metal. The forthcoming album will be released by Indonesian label Cerberus Productions …

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Above All announce new music

Essex-based metallic hardcore outfit Above All have announced ‘Disarm The Gods’, their upcoming three track EP – and the first new music they’ve released in over two decades – on March 25th. Above All formed in Essex in the 1990’s with an agenda to combine the best musical elements of …

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Sudden Death announce new line-up

Alessandro Formichi (from Coexistence and Haphazard) has officially joined Rome’s Brutal Death Metal band Sudden Death as drummer. Alessandro played during the bands live stream in September and also live in Rome during the same month. He is already working tirelessly on the band’s live setlist as well as their …

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Iselder to release ‘Metel Du Gwir Cymreig’

Don’t panic people. PlanetMosh have not been hacked!!! The title to Iselder‘s upcoming album is indeed spelt in welsh. Luckily for us I’m fluent in the beautiful language and it translates to ‘Proper Welsh Black Metal ‘, or ‘True Welsh Black Metal ‘, whichever way you want to slice it. …

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CYPHONISM announce new album “Cosmic Voidance”

The second album of the Wolfsburg-based death metallers Cyphonism will be titled “Cosmic Voidance” and will be released on May 13th via Black Sunset/MDD! You can expect unconditional Death Metal with heavy grooves and a dense atmosphere. The included 10 bone-crushing neck breakers should strain the neck muscles of every …

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New album from Mors Principium Est on the way

For Liberate the Unborn Inhumanity, vocalist Ville Viljanan brought together the original line-up, guitar players and MORS PRINCIPIUM EST co-founders Jori Haukio and Jarko Kokkoo, as well as bass player Teemu Heinola rejoining the band. Together with new drummer Marko Tommila, the new old line-up radiates the power of a …

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Maines release new single

Welsh punk band Maines have released a new single. The Conwy outfit hit us with ‘Ascendance ‘, which can be viewed on the video link above. Links: Bandcamp / Facebook

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The Soap Girls – New album & Single on the way!!

South Africa’s Soap Girls return in April with a new album titled ‘In My Skin ‘. Single ‘Breathe ’ will be the first release to feature from the album. It’s a Romper stomper of pure, dynamic, rock n roll! This uncompromising style/attitude & the excessive, debauched live shows, earn a …

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Chemicide release new album

Chemicide‘s new album, “Common Sense ” was released yesterday through RipRide Records and distributed by MVD. The band started back in 2011 releasing their 1st EP titled Radioactive Annihilation. In April 2015 the band releases their first full-length “Episodes of Insanity” digitally through Bandcamp and shortly after, the album is …

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Wormrot announce new album

Singaporean grindcore trio WORMROT have returned with news of a brand new studio album, ‘Hiss ‘, and a punchy music video for the first single, “Behind Closed Doors “. With almost six years having passed since the band’s previous album, ‘Voices ‘, WORMROT have endured through a period of burnout, …

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Napalm Death live stream edging closer

Napalm Death’s inaugural live stream will be broadcast this Friday at 9pm (UK). The show will be filmed at The Underworld in London and is a first for the band in terms of streams. It’s not something the band wanted to do in the height off lockdown, as Barney explained …

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Napalm Death Interview

Our Sty had the honour of chatting with legendary Napalm Death vocalist Barney ahead of their gig at Buckley Tivoli recently. Check out this great conversation with one of the most modest and down to earth people you could wish to meet, together with some live footage from the night. …

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Napalm Death, Buckley Tivoli – 12/03/22

1989 was the last time I witnessed a Napalm Death show live. Strangely enough it was Barney’s first gig for them at Manchester’s International 2. I spoke to Barney briefly about that night before tonight’s gig and he described that night as a disaster, but it was good enough for …

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Crapsons – Songs To Make A Brew To

Birkenhead ball-bags Crapsons return with a new release which can only be described as a release by Crapsons. I ain’t joking. There’s no other words to describe it. Take ‘Award Winning Porridge ‘ for example. Just when you feel the song is getting somewhere it ends, and makes you think….eh?? …

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Napalm Death – Mini album on the way

  UK grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have recently announced a new mini album ‘Resentment is Always Seismic – a final throw of Throes’, out February 11th, 2022 via Century Media Records. This is an extension of their previous release ‘Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism’, and contains bonus …

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50 Year Storm to release ‘Grace’

50 Year Storm are set to release their next single ‘Grace’ this Christmas Eve. Grace nods to 90’s grunge, a beefy, no holds barred, high energy riff fest with soaring Chris Cornell-like vocals and thunderous drums. 50 Year Storm return with a fresh, raw sound, dropping the synths for this …

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Of Mice & Men – Echo

Adorned with yet another beautifully crafted front cover, OM&M return after two years with their seventh album and it’s an absolute humpdinger. Now let’s get something out into the open before we start. Most of you who know me will know my base genre, and I will admit now that …

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