Month: September 2018

NEWS: Countless Skies tour dates!

Herefordshire Melodic Death Metal quartet Countless Skies have announced their upcoming tour dates including Brighton’s Doomsday Fest V next June! Having released single “Tempest” in June, the band are looking to record a new album and asking for fans help with a vast array of merch on sale here. February will also see the band

Review: “Juracan” EP by The Arusha Accord!

Rewind back to the start of summer 2017. Reading Tech-Metallers The Arusha Accord announced their return some 8 years after the release of debut full length “The Echo Verses” with a triumphant sold out show at Reading’s Sub89. The band then played the main stage at UK Tech-Fest and dropping singles “Vultures” and “Blackend Heart”.

NEWS: Bleach tour dates!

Having released their debut EP “Disconnect” on Friday, Manchester Hardcore crew Bleach have announced a quintet of northern live dates in the coming month including a December one dayer in Lincoln. Perhaps surprisingly, neither Borders or Reclaimer are on the bill… October with Harmed and Centuries 3rd Leeds, Temple of Boom 4th Manchester, Star And Garter

Review: “Disconnect” EP by Bleach!

Manchester Hardcore Quartet Bleach have had the pleasure of having their debut EP Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by none other than Loathe guitarist Erik Bickerstaffe. It’s not often that a band in Loathe’s position would have the opportunity to put their name behind another band in this way, with labels and management often pulling the

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

Bootleg: Angra in California!

Brazilian Power Metallers Angra led by Rafael Bittencourt took their World Tour for 2018 to The Holy Diver in Sacramento California on 28th September. Here’s the full set, Pro-Shot by Iron Serbian for your viewing pleasure! Releasing 8 albums and 5 EPs since 1991, they have a plentiful back catalogue to plunder if you like

NEWS: Unearth demonstrate their skills with “Survivalist”!

Having played the final incarnation of Vans Warped Tour this summer, Unearth cemented their return with the release of new single “Incinerate”. The Metalcore scene veterans had confirmed a new album would be releasing this year and now it’s official. 23rd Nov will see “Extinction(s)” appear via Century Media! To add to that, the Boston

NEWS: Slayer classic Remastered!

Slayer are allegedly calling it a day before too long and so Ahdy Khairat has brought their classic “Angel of Death” up to date with a modern Mastering and Mixing job. Why not? In a week where ancient footage of Kerry King jamming with Dimebag Darrell appeared on line, it seems fitting.  

Spotlight: Metal Hammer go with 50 of the Best…

Listmania is back again with Metal Hammer posting their list of “The 50 Best Riffs Ever”. The format is an interesting one with current Metal Scene musicians talking about each pick. There are more than a few surprises in the Subgenre and generation spanning list which sees the likes of Progressive Tech-Metal pioneers SikTh alongside

Bootleg: “A New Level” from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals!

Continuing their “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” tour with King Parrot, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals played their version of “A New Level” by Pantera during their set at the Diamond Pub in Louisville Kentucky on 23rd September. The album itself is out now via Housecore Records. No Superjoint Ritual songs in the