Heading from London to Manchester for some Northern Hate, it’s the turn of 6 piece Beatdown Hardcore crew Malign to take their place on our Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene! As you might expect, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Gassed Up and MTXS over the past 12 months but also perhaps less so Perth quintet Make Them Suffer and Chamber Of Malice! Not bad for a band who dropped their debut EP “Stand Your Ground” at the end of August. No 36 Crazyfists puns here. Blending downtempo grooves, Grime, Deathcore and Hardcore vocals with influences that clearly range from the sublime to the ridiculously unexpected, Malign come recommended by us. If you’re looking at a lineup with them on the undercard then you’re not only in for a good time but the bands after them are going to need to pull out all the stops not to get blown out of the water like a ship getting hot by a submarine torpedo!