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Found Missing? – Now I’m Awake (single)

Merely a year since forming, Colchester based quartet Found Missing? have certainly found their groove with their latest single ‘Now I’m Awake’, currently available to stream and download on all major platforms. First impression I got was of early Deftones but with more prominent bass guitar lines and you’re halfway …

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Underking – The Throne (single)

Underking returns chomping at the bit with The Throne, a teeth-gnashing single that highlights the more melodic side to them but it’s powerful enough to keep the headbangers busy! All music and lyrics come from head honcho Maxwell Jeffries. Vocals are delivered with angst that the subject matter deserves, musically …

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Small Town Saviours – No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes (single)

Lockdown lethargy is kicked up the arse by the latest single release of ‘No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes’ from the Newbury based nutters, Small Town Saviours. They don’t mess around here, just plug in and let rip with some 24 carat, unrelenting rock and roll delivered with a …

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Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)

Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)   They’re back! Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans are back with all guns blazing on upcoming single Rip It Out and they certainly do which makes it bode well for an upcoming studio album to. The single is …

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Avarus – In Disbelief (single)

Avarus – In Disbelief Avarus new single In Disbelief is free to stream from Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer now! A bombastic blast of modern metal. I first saw Avarus at a festival at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool a couple of years ago, they played …

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The Senton Bombs – Blue Sunset (single)

“Punks not dead” scream out The Senton Bombs with Blue Sunset, their second manic single of 2020. Released on Regolith Records, it will be available on all digital outlets from June 1st. They crank it up by showing off their heavier side as they pummel us for an unrelenting three …

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Capra – Self Titled

Violent fun with a vital message – a succinct summary of fresh faces Capra from Lafayette, southern Louisiana. With only two releases under their belt, they’ve already made waves in their immediate surroundings, and it’s clear why. Their metallic hardcore twist is infectious, bursting with creativity and vigor as though …

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The Abyss Stares Back – Split EP

The Abyss Stares Back Split EP brings together three underground acts from Birminghams Punk scene: Twelve Twelve, SUE and The Butters Aliens. Each band was tasked with writing a song within the theme of Cosmic Horror, resulting in three unique interpretations that will have your feet stamping and your blood …

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Gypsy’s Kiss – Heat Crazed Vole : Re-Tailed EP

  Gypsy’s Kiss are back! Who you may ask? But a fair few Iron Maiden fans will know of them. Formed in late 1973 by lead vocalist/guitarist David Smith and Steve Harris on bass guitar (yes, that Steve Harris), they were known then as Influence but changed their name in …

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Spidervayne – Sundance (single)

On May 1st 2020, Essex based metallers Spidervayne release their latest single ‘Sundance’ via Roulette Records and digitally distributed by Cargo Distribution. It’s a great appetizer for a forthcoming studio album as it eases in on laid back guitar lines and a haunting vocal drawl. The lyrics are very thought …

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Burnt Out Wreck – Positive (single)

For sheer ballistic riffing, the This Is Hell album from Burnt Out Wreck released in November 2019 rocked on all levels. Fast forward to 2020 and they’ve just released ‘Positive’, the second single taken from it. It’s one of the more laid back tracks on the album but the grooves …

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Ty Morn – Compliments Of The Wolf (single)

  Ty Morn, described by founder member Aron Biale as “A golden age metal project with worldwide guest musicians” have released a brand new single ‘Compliments Of The Wolf’ from the curiously titled forthcoming studio album Last Villain Testament. From the off it blazes a trail of proto power metal …

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Sam Millar – Radio Gouda EP

He’s back! Proving that his debut EP Holy Sass in 2019 was no flash in the pan, Sam Millar bounces back with his latest EP Radio Gouda, due for release on June 5th 2020. It could not have come at a better time with gigs postponed/cancelled as brief opener ‘Radio …

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Second Cities – Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman) (single)

Oceans

Second Cities – Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman) (single) Describing them themselves as melodic hardcore, Birmingham based Second Cities release a new single on April 20th 2020, curiously titled ‘Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman)’. An accompanying video of them playing it in their various houses during lockdown highlight their frustration of cancelled/postpones …

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Cadence Noir – A Reckless Endeavour EP

  Self proclaimed Gothic Folk ‘N’ Rollers Cadence Noir return from the wilderness to defy us with their eccentricities courtesy of the latest musings on new EP A Reckless Endeavour. Even by their ludicrously over the top standards, opener ‘Weighing Owls’ is a jiggingly jiggy jig as Emma Bennett on …

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The Senton Bombs – Be What You Want (single)

This is just what we need in these troubled times, a brand new single from the Blackpool beach boys, The Senton Bombs! It’s available on all digital suppliers for 99p on April 20th, 2020, ‘Be What You Want’. A quote from frontman Joey Class of “Time to rockdown in lockdown” …

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Malevolence – The Other Side

Sheffield shredders Malevolence return with another (few and far between) release. But if the quality of their releases is governed by time in between them, then please keep that as it is. This is a superb release. ‘Reign Of Suffering ‘ was the band’s full length debut in 2013, followed …

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Hammerheart – Distant Skies (single) (featuring Blaze Bayley)

Hammerheart

Hammerheart – Distant Skies (single) (featuring Blaze Bayley) Hammerheart, formed in 1994 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia have released Distant Skies as a single from their upcoming album Beyond The Farthest Point. It’s a seven minute chest beating adrenaline rush of heavy metal and very Iron Maiden influenced, so the  obvious …

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Devils Henchmen – Built By Hate (EP)

Devils Henchmen

Devils Henchmen – Built By Hate (EP) Before I had even heard anything by Liverpool based trio the Devils Henchmen, I saw them play at a festival in Wakefield and talking to them after their set I was astonished by their playing and songwriting at the age of 14. Fast …

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Bad Touch – I Get High (single)

Bad Touch

Bad Touch – I Get High (single) Welcome back Bad Touch and what a return with a new single called ‘I Get High‘ taken from the forthcoming album Kiss The Sky. They tap into a winning formula of feisty funk-rock as tight but loose riffs writhe like snakes over a …

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