Category: The Black Map

The Black Map #51: Break Fifty from Guildford!

A Nu-Metal band with Hardcore influences hailing from Guildford in leafy Surrey, Break Fifty are a band on the rise. Formerly known as “Hace” before a number of line-up changes, the band is now a quartet comprising drummer David Everad, bassist Matt Tudor-Price, guitarist Ollie Green and vocalist Hugo Knight. Given the average age of

The Black Map #50: Confronted from Chichester!

…with members from Chichester and nearby Worthing, Confronted are a Metallic Hardcore sound that crosses over Metal, Thrash and Hardcore to create a sound based on the influences of Hatebreed, The Chariot and Pantera. They’re a band well known on the underground circuit for their chaotic live show, featuring flying guitars, amplifier leaping, thrown drums

The Black Map #49: Gassed Up from Preston!

Continuing our journey across The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene, we head to Preston Lancashire. Known as an industrial heart land half way between Glasgow and London, the city is know for being the birth place of England Cricketer Andrew Flintoff, having been home to one of the US founding fathers Benjamin

The Black Map #48: Diabolus from Andover!

It’s been a couple of years since Diabolus dropped EP “Feast”, littered with Technical guitar work with elements of Slam and Hardcore wrapped up with the odd Kerry King inspired solo. However, the Hampshire Blackened Deathcore crew have had a tough time since. Despite single “Cannibal of Siberia” getting the band plenty of attention and

The Black Map #47: We Struck Gold from Bristol!

2018 was a big year for Melodic Hardcore quartet We Stuck Gold. Debut full length done and dusted and music videos shot ready to go, the band took the stage with the likes of Martyr Defiled, Borders, Carrier and Dead Hands to play a few shows. Their mission statement a simple one. Get the Mosh out going,

The Black Map #46: Asleep At The Helm from Bolton!

Tracking their drums at Bury College and rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of a number of Manchester and Bolton based bands, Asleep At The Helm are a quinet of seasoned musicians who wasted no time in recording and releasing the debut full length “Dissonance” in December having started out as a band in

The Black Map #45: Old Wharf from Wolverhampton!

Wolverhampton, a city named after Wulfrun, who founded the town in 985 and musically famous for being home to Slade and Babylon Zoo amongst others is in the heart of the Midlands. It’s the place that you can well expect a Beatdown Deathcore crew to hail from. And you would be right. Old Wharf are

The Black Map #44: Wasted Life from Stoke on Trent!

There have been bands that have suffered naysayers and then there are Wasted Life. A Hardcore Punk band from Stoke on Trent who have been on the scene for nearly a decade with a trio of albums, the latest of which “World War Zero” is soaked in the blood, sweat and tears that went into creating

The Black Map #43: Wovenlung from Northampton!

Northampton is without a doubt a place where Metal resides. It’s the home of Metalcore quintet Wovenlung. Having shared stages with Shields and Secrets in 2018, the band will be joining Wars and Immerse early in 2019. Having taken a break after the release of the bands debut EP “Fractured”, they returned with new vocalist

The Black Map #42: Kodama from St. Albans!

The city of St. Albans is about 20 miles outside of London in Hertfordshire. It’s foundations come from the Iron Age settlement of Verulamium, Celtic for “settlement over or by the marsh” and it takes its name from St. Alban himself. Although his resting place is believed to be on the outskirts of the current city,