Month: July 2022

Live Review: Radar Festival 2022 Day #2 (Saturday)!

The second of three at the Casino Night Club in Guildford for Radar Festival is a big one with bigger crowds and slush puppy style pints of frozen Pimm’s on offer as well as a plethora of bands bringing riffs in plentiful supply from 13:00 to the midnight hour to keep us entertained. We predict

Review: “Necromantic” by Draconian Reign

Purveyors or Dark Symphonic Deathcore from the cold heart of Nottingham, Draconian Reign have been making waves since they announced themselves on an unsuspecting World in March 2020 with the artwork their debut EP “Necromantic”, painted by Chris Cold. The quintet cite inspiration from genre pioneers Carnifex and Lorna Shore and in the four months

The Black Map #220: Ashenspire from Glasgow!

“‘Hostile Architecture is a sonic exploration of the ways that subjects under late capitalism are constrained and set in motion via the various structures that uphold stratification and oppression in urban contexts. It is inspired by brutalist, postmodern and utilitarian architectural structures that are found throughout post-industrial cities, hauntological in nature, being designed to provide

NEWS: Elimination declare war on false icons!

Spillers of the blood of titans Elimination have returned with an intense slab of Thrash Metal that shines a blinding light on the subjects of false idols and the influence the media has on people in “Icon Of Despair” to follow the success of the 2021 album “Echoes Of The Abyss”. Formed in 2007 and having shared

NEWS: Brightburn fear small spaces?

Texas independent Metalcore quartet Brightburn who have opened for bands including Signs of the Swarm, Goatwhore and Upon A Burning Body since their inception in 2019 have dropped a new single titled “Claustrophobia“. One recorded, mixed and mastered by Marcus Scoggins it is accompanied by a music video directed by Chris Honetso of Rek Media

NEWS: Fox Lake join forces with Paleface for “Gaslight”!

As their debut 2020 album “Silence & Violence” surpasses the 1 million Spotify streams milestone, Denver Colorado Hardcore Hip-Hop act Fox Lake have premiered a new single called “Gaslight” that finds them joined by Marc Zelli from Swiss Deathcore brutes Paleface. The cut as been paired with previous single “Dog Eat Dog” to an EP

Documentary: KnotFest discuss the legacy of Joey Jordison!

It doesn’t seem possible but it has been a year since the tragic passing of Joey Jordison, a multi instrumentalist and supreme talent known for his work in Slipknot, Murderdolls, VIMIC, Scar the Martyr, Sinsaenum and a whole lot more. Sitting down to discuss his legcary are Daniel Dekay, Ryan J. Downey, Alicia Atout and

NEWS: The Nights Of Malice return!

Mixed and Mastered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Rivers Of Nihil, Lorna Shore), writers of the “Sonnets of Ruin” New Jersey Deathcore collective Nights Of Malice have returned for a third round knock out with a third single for 2022 in “Hollow Faith“. This one follows “No Quarter Given” and “Void Bearer”

NEWS: Gallia share the “Euphoria”!

Belgian Symphonic Metallers Gallia have unveiled a new cut from their 3 years in the making cinematic styled new album “Obscura” with Scott Rudd (Opeth, Emmure, Attila) directed music video for “Euphoria“. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Yarne Heylen at Project Zero Studio (When Plagues Collide, Carnation, Destroy Humanity) the album will drop on

Review: “Spectre” by Stick To Your Guns

The highly anticipated return of the highly influential Orange County California Hardcore Punk quintet Stick To Your Guns with their first new album in five years is also one that carries with it a little bit of trepidation. For this reviewer as a long time fan of the band, 2010’s “The Hope Division” has remained