Tag: The Black Map

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 #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 #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 #32: No Great Loss from Belfast!

Continuing our journey across The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene, we head across the pond to Belfast. The capital city of Northern Ireland was in 1800 a major port. By 1888, it was one of the largest ports in Europe specialising in Linen production, Tabacco processing and rope making and ship building.

The Black Map #31: Parting Gift from Manchester!

Having arrived on the scene in 2017 and released just 5 tracks, Mancunian Metallers Parting Gift have put fuel on their fire and signed with United Talent Management. Having already played a myriad of shows including support slots with the likes of Loathe, Cove, Modern Error and Arcane Roots, the band have been lined up to

The Black Map #30: Sworn Amongst from Kingston Upon Hull!

Heading 154 miles North of London to Kingston Upon Hull, we continue our journey across the Black Map of the UK Metal scene. Hull is famous for being quite the sporting hotbed with Rugby, Football and even Ice Hockey teams creating a fine cultural heritage. Also the home of pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle and