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

156/Silence – Narrative

Pittsburgh metalcore band 156/Silence are back with this follow-up to last year’s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath ‘ EP, and it’s a cracker. The first thing that hits you within this album is its intensity. Evident straight from the off in ‘A Past Embrace ‘. You feel like you’re on the …

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Torn Fabriks – Impera – Album Review

Once on a while an album flies towards you and smacks you mercilessly in the face. It’s just happened, thanks to this belter from Portugese thrashers Torn Fabriks. Last year the band released their debut EP ‘Mind Consumption ‘ to rave reviews and this follow up does not disappoint, especially …

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Eye Licker announce new vocalist

Manchester Hardcore/Punk unit Eye Licker last week announced that they have sadly departed with long time member and vocalist Rob. Announcing on their Facebook account it reads: “We’re really sad to say farewell to our Robert Laidlaw who has been in EL for 10 years and has found it increasingly …

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RESISTANCE Releases Skulls of My Enemy on Pure Steel Records

Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released the long-awaited new album ‘Skulls of My Enemy ‘ on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, ‘Skulls Of My Enemy ‘ offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an …

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NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR MUSICAL DESTRUCTION USA 2022 TOUR

UK grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have just announced the Campaign For Musical Destruction – USA 2022 tour. The band will be joined by Brujeria for the full run and by Cryptic Slaughter, labelmates Frozen Soul and Millions of Dead Cops for select dates. Catch NAPALM DEATH on tour starting October …

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The SoapGirls – In My Skin

South Africa’s wildest rock band The SoapGirls are back with their fourth and (probably) best album to date. Yes, I’m a little late to the party but I’m here and that’s the main thing. Lead single ‘Breathe ‘ kicks off proceedings with it’s catchy chorus and chunky verse, whilst ‘Liar …

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FIGHT THE SUN release new single “Carnival”

Aussie heavy rock band FIGHT THE SUN has just released their second single for 2022, “Carnival”, another heavy-hitting, brain-hooking, highway-rocking track to keep your craving for riffing anthems quenched. The band brings to the table a hard and heavy rock that mixes monster riffs, soaring vocals and even bigger choruses. …

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Sviet Margot releases ‘Hope In Fire’ music video & single

  “Hope In Fire” is the fourth single & video extracted from Italian alternative rockers Sviet Margot’s new album “All I Need” due to be released at the end of 2022. The song is a hymn to life, an encouragement to cultivate the fire within us to never let it …

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Onslaught kick off their 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Thrash Metal icons ONSLAUGHT celebrate their 40th anniversary with a series of Vinyl re-prints and a special Anniversary Edition of their ‘Sounds Of Violence‘ album! 2022 is a special year for British Thrash Metal force ONSLAUGHT, one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre. The group led …

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Sepultura – Buckley Tivoli – 12/06/22

When one of your favourite bands of your youth turns up at your doorstep to play an intimate gig, it’s never in doubt what the night will bring. I’d been on pins for days leading up to this gig and I was extremely lucky that I was able to witness …

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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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