Tag: The Black Map

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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