Category: The Black Map

The Black Map #67: Cognizance from Leeds!

Keeping us in the North of England and taking us to Leeds and the home of a band for whom playing live is as rare as rocking horse s***. Having taken to the stage at the 2018 incarnation of UK Tech-Fest, Cognizance have exactly zero shows lined up for the arrival of their upcoming new

The Black Map #66: Exemption from Huddersfield!

Heading from Corby Northamptonshire to Huddersfield as our Black Map of the UK Metal Underground scene passes retirement age and starts to grow old disgracefully, it’s time for some Metallic Hardcore. Having supported Judiciary and Vamachara at Temple of Boom in Leeds in May, Exemption are playing shows off the back of their second EP

The Black Map #65: Sharkteeth Grinder from Corby!

Heading to Castle Fest in September, DIY Mathcore trio Sharkteeth Grinder have added Blackened elements to their sound and are know for their chaotic live shows. It’s no wonder when they cite their influences as being Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot and Norma Jean that their raw uncontrolled energy and sanity questioning stage antics would

The Black Map #64: Weaponry from Reading!

Who said a band had to be made up of friends? Who said the members of a band have to be in the same age bracket? Someone said you can chose your friends but you can’t choose your family. They’d be right on that score. So a with a father and son axe wielding duo

The Black Map #63: Frantic State from Leicester!

Heading from Blackpool to the Midlands and Leicester, it’s time to introduce Frantic State! Managing to pull together the London and New York City Hardcore styles while crossing over into Thrash, the quartet are working on their sophomore EP “Peace In Our Time” which will be coming soon to a headset near you via Guillotine

The Black Map #62: Daybreaker from Blackpool!

Heading from Oxford to Lancashire and Sunny Blackpool it’s time to seek out some crossover Hardcore action with Daybreaker! Having been Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Matt Mcloughlin of Sektor Music, the quartet dropped their self titled EP last summer having created their own Groove Metal and Hardcore blend when they started out in

The Black Map #61: Keepsake from Oxford!

Heading from Manchester to Oxford it’s time to bring a debut single from a band formed just this year to The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene. Complete with a mixing and mastering job from Henrik Udd (I Killed The Prom Queen, Counting Days, Architects) and featuring a guest appearance from Alex Tovell

The Black Map #60: Grief from Manchester!

Having released their debut single “Dormant” as recently as mid-March and sharing stages with Modern Error and Lotus Eater in Stoke-on-Trent and Leicester in June are a quintet known as Grief. Describing themselves as five pieces of a shattered mirror and exceeding 130,000 YouTube streams for that single, the band have returned with second single

The Black Map #59: Strike Back from Stroud!

Stroud in Gloucestershire has a lot to be famous for. It’s a market town on the center of the five valleys and the birthplace of the Organic Food movement. It’s no surprise that it’s therefore home to the first British all organic cafe. More importantly it’s the home place of the Fringe Festival which sees

The Black Map #58: Broken Down from Sheffield!

The Steel City is famous for a lot of things. But strictly in Metal terms, While She Sleeps and Malevolence are now not only UK household names but growing in Global reputation. Crawling out from their shadows are Beatdown Hardcore crew Broken Down whose upcoming EP “Path of Terror” holds much promise. Not least because killer