Category: The Black Map

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,

The Black Map #41: Krysthla from Wellingborough!

A large market town 11 miles from Northampton, Wellingborough was established in the Anglo-Saxon period with the name “Wendelingburgh” as a place surrounded by five wells. Appearing on the towns coat of arms, Redwell, Witche’s Well, Lady’s Well, Hemmingwell and Whytewell each have a place in the towns history. In 1959, the residents awoke to

The Black Map #40: Black Tongue from Hull!

The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene reaches week 40 as we head from Leeds to Hull and Downtempo Doom crew Black Tongue. The quartet call their style “Doomcore” and have previously been signed to Century Media though there are distinct elements of Black Metal, Death Metal, Deathcore and Doom in their crushingly heavy

The Black Map #39: Higher Power from Leeds!

Continuing our journey across The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene, we head North to Leeds. When you’ve got an alternative rock scene with bands like Dinosaur Pile Up, Kaiser Chiefs & The Sisters of Mercy, you have to do something to stand out from the crowd. That’s something Leeds Harcore quintet Higher

The Black Map #38: Acres from Portsmouth!

Heading from Scotland to the South Coast and Portmouth this week, it’s time to melow things out a bit. Having kicked off a huge European run with Silent Planet and Comrades just last night, we thought it was time gave Portsmouth Cathartic Post-hardcore quintet Acres a place on The Black Map of the UK Underground

The Black Map #37: Lashing out from Aberdeen!

Continuing our journey across the black map of the UK Underground Metal Scene, we head from Corby back to Scotland and Aberdeen. The third largest city in Scotland by population and home to a World famous University and for being the place where Rockstar North created Grand Theft Auto. Aberdonian musicians include Annie Lennox and Emeli

The Black Map #36: Reaper X from Corby!

Recorded in the Domesday Book on 1086 as “Corbei”, Corby in Northamptonshire is a place of Danish roots. It’s Viking heritage is recognized with the emblem of the Raven however a large percentage of people with Scottish and Irish roots also points to it’s cultural diversity. Famed for its steel industry until the early 1980s,

The Black Map #35: Party Cannon from Dunfermline!

Created by a series of Unfortunate Events in the summer of 2010, a quintet fusing  Brutal Death Metal and Party Slam was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Eight years on and their EP “Perverse Party Platter” maybe a year old but that hasn’t stopped Party Cannon appearing in support of Suffocation and playing dates in the