Category: The Black Map

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

The Black Map #57: Snakes In The Grass from Wigan!

Heading from the Scotland to the North West of England… Six years ago, Wigan hardcore crew Snakes In The Grass created a reputation for themselves as having a high energy in your face live set that takes no prisoners and fears no man. Seemingly back from the dead, the band have let off the leash

The Black Map #56: Lashing Out from Aberdeen!

You thought that Party Cannon would be the heaviest band to feature on our Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene? You thought wrong! Labelling themselves as Wigger $lamming Beatdown and putting themselves into the same category of Northern Heavy as Osiah and Ingested are the heaviest band to grace these pages! Hailing from

The Black Map #55: Dyscarnate from Horsham!

Staying in the South and heading from London towards Brighton for today’s entry in our Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene, we head to Horsham. That’s home to Death Metal trio Dyscarnate, who will be joining Broken Teeth in supporting Hatebreed on their 25th Anniversary UK shows this summer! As an international touring

The Black Map #54: Derange from London!

Female fronted Metal bands have been on the rise of late. Not just ones with ladies demonstrating some vocal prowess with epic cleans either. Coming in from all around the Globe, Butcher Babies, Feelament, Jinjer, Devilskin and Infected Rain to name but a few, have all shone with real quality in different Metal sub-genres, showing

The Black Map #53: Griever from Bournemouth!

It’s been 3 years since Bournemouth Metalcore crew Griever dropped debut EP “Soul Searcher” and 4 years since their first headlining European tour. New single “The Sickness In Me” could well be the first from the debut album they’ve been working on for the past 18 months or so but that remains unclear. What is

The Black Map #52: Realm of Torment from Southampton!

What’s in a name? What’s in a genre or sub-genre tag? When your band label themselves as “Metalcore” in 2019 it can literally mean just about anything. So much so that often the word “Metalcore” is used to replace the word “Metal”. So your band is a five piece with a twin guitar attack and

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