Sty

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

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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Smogg – Entertaining Evil – Part 1

One man Manchester mutha Smogg returns with the first part of a double header entitled ‘Entertaining Evil ‘, and it’s brutal. As soon as opener ‘Sulphur-Exhaled ‘ begins you’re battered with speed, ferocious drumming and Pantera style riffage. It’s relentless. It’s unforgiving, and ‘Damned In Exile ‘ holds no mercy …

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Thirteenth Sign – The Ashes Of A Treacherous Silence

They’ve been around a while have these guys. Since 2006 in fact, when their first EP ‘Oracles Of Armargeddon ‘ announced itself. One EP and three full length albums since that debut release, comes latest offering ‘The Ashes Of A Treacherous Silence ‘. Inspired by Queensryche‘s classic concept album ‘Operation …

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Sander Cohen – Channelling Hank

This first EP from UK quartet Sander Cohen, is short, sharp, and straight to the point……and bloody good as well. Take a mixture of Nirvana and possibly Mudhoney and you have Sander Cohen. Opener ‘F**k You And Everything You Stand For ‘ is full of heavy guitars and screaming vocals …

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Dropdead – Dropdead

Dropdead finally present their long awaited third album in an incredible thirty year career.The band state on Bandcamp: “Musically, this album is a bit different from previous recordings, style-wise and vocally, with the latter being delivered so the words have an impact more so than just raw screaming.With 23 songs …

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Crapsons – Clotheslined By A Nun

Well, well, well. Wirral’s finest junk punk wailers return with a brand spanking new EP. With acclaimed singles ‘You Don’t Know When You’re Going to Die ‘ and ‘Who’ll Babysit the Goths? ‘ included here, the duo back these hits up with new single ‘Clotheslined By A Nun ‘(the first …

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Elimination – Of Gods & Beasts

This is a relatively short EP from Suffolk metallers Elimination. However I feel a little sold short here as the Amazon version contains three live tracks which I haven’t received!! Nevertheless the three I have received are indeed welcomed with open arms in what is a bloody enjoyable EP. Formed …

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KING CREATURE announce 2nd album details and release ‘Wisdom Told’

Cornish rockers King Creature have announced their second album ‘Set The World On Fire ‘. Recorded with the help of John Cornfield (Supergrass, Muse) and Mike Exeter (Cradle of Filth, Black Sabbath), King Creature pieced their sophomore album together throughout lockdown. Using a converted garage and a lot of determination, …

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