Category: The Black Map

The Black Map #84: Shame from Bedford!

A Metalcore band established this very year, citing influences including Crystal Lake, Humanities Last Breath and Code Orange from Bedfordshire seems an unlikely choice for today’s entry in The Black Map of The UK Underground Metal Scene. But the quality of recent singles “Dead Tired” and “Corpser”, both produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Kerr

The Black Map #83: Cincinnati Bowtie from Bradford!

If you’re never heard the term from which Bradford Deathcore solo project Cincinnati Bowtie takes its name, you can enlighten yourself via the Urban Dictionary here. Quaint bassist James Birch is the man behind the helm as a multi instrumentalist with guest vocalists appearing on various tracks. Having previously released a pair of albums in 

The Black Map #82: Circle Of Reason from Southampton!

Having shared stages with literally everyone from Weaponry favourites InMe and Heart Of A Coward to of all people UB40 since their 2011 formation, Southampton natives Circle Of Reason are an Alternative quartet who have received some Underground critical acclaim. After releasing at hatful of singles and a pair of EPs they reached the milestone

The Black Map 81: Unfathomable Ruination from London!

In 12 days time London Death Metallers Unfathomable Ruination will be unveiling their third studio album “Enraged & Unbound” via Willowtip Records. The album features a pair of high profile guest appearances, first on “Occulta Violentiam” where they’re joined by Sven de Caluwé of Aborted then then on “Defy the Architect” which sees Julien Truchan

The Black Map 80: Miscreant from Nottingham!

Originally formed by vocalist Harvey Jaffrey and former From Sorrow To Serenity guitarist Kieran Smith in 2015, Nottingham quartet Miscreant dropped their debut EP “Living Death” a year later with “Bitter Regrets” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Justin Johnson of Detroit Michigan Nu-Metalcore crew Gift Giver. After line up changes and shows galore, Smith

The Black Map 79: Higher State from Birmingham!

Here’s one to look out for in the future. Higher State from Birmingham may have only existed since May 2018, played a handful of shows with the like of Belgian Metallers Thorium and Orpheus, pulled out of a show with Old Wharf and lost a founding member. So it’s been something of a roller coaster

The Black Map 78: Monasteries from Manchester!

Returning with a brand new music video for “Force Fed Apathy” from their critically acclaimed November 2018 drop “Pulmonary Failure”, Manchester Deathcore heavyweights Monasteries prove once again that they’re not done yet. The EP itself was Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Myroslav Borys at Jigsaw Audio, the very same man who handled the freshly released

The Black Map 77: Death Remains from London!

Going back to an old favourite of the UK Underground Metal Scene for this week’s entry in The Black Map, we stay in the capital and talk about the one and only Death Remains. They announced new bassist Si Sheppard in May after he’d had the trial by fire of a run of shows, as

The Black Map 77: Malign from Manchester!

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

The Black Map 76: Selfworth from London!

Taking the journey from a place that not that many folks have heard of back to London it’s time to check out Selfworth. A quintet who strive to promote a positive outlook on the World with their message and a cathartic writings, they’ve delivered three singles over the past 12 months in “Paperskin”, “Scissors To