As human beings it’s often said we are the product of our genes and our influences. So Under The Influence takes a bands eye view of the albums and artists that they love and draw influence from in creating their own works. A number of surprises have appeared from bands who you might have thought
Pasadena California Metalcore quartet Carried Weight have returned with their second single in a month entitled “Scum” and no, it’s not a Napalm Death cover either! The new cut is mixed by Austin Coupe and mastered by Ty Acord, though it’s not clear whether that is DJ Scout, a former member of Issues turner Producer.
We’re going to be honest. The debut EP from Issues got our attention after the collapse of Woe Is Me. Their debut album had something of a style shift into Nu-Metal territory but is still enjoyable and they lost us after that. However taking Lotus Eater out on their “Beautiful Oblivion” tour got our attention
2020 maybe a trio of months away but it hasn’t stopped tour announcements from a number of US bands. Dallas Texas Hybrid Theorists Polyphia blend Tech-Metal with Hip-Hop, Jazz and R&B influences to create… A Tech-Metal version of early career Issues? Here are their February tour dates… 8th Dublin, The Grand Social 9th Belfast, The Empire
It’s been a little while but Carried Weight have launched their own YouTube channel with a brand new single entitled “ADP”, an abbreviation of “A Distorted Perspective”. It has a guest appearance from Issues guitarist AJ Rebollo which is something of a surprise move for the Pasadena California Metalcore band.
Are we the only ones who think that Beartooth recording and releasing an EP of reimagined acoustic songs with a country twist isn’t that great a surprise? Issues did it to name but one and we suspect that before too long Wage War will follow suit. So here is the making of featurette about “The
It’s been clear for a while that Glaswegian Gloom wrecking ball Lotus Eater think that creativity is key and they will literally play shows with anyone and everyone who so much as looks at them twice. The surprise is that they’ve been picked up by Issues as main support for their “Beautiful Oblivion” European Tour
The rise of the guest appearance. 90% of the time it will be in the form of a guest vocal that is a single verse but from time to time there will be something more. It’s often a chance for a younger band to get into the fanbase of a more established crew or simply
Surprisingly featuring guest guitar work from AJ Rebollo of Atlanta Georgia Metalcore infused R&B crew Issues, Japanese Metallers Crystal Lake have released a music video for “Aeon”! The song is taken from the bands new album “Helix” which is available on import from Japan as of today but will see release in the rest of the
In December 2016 Birmingham Tech-Metallers Oceans Ate Alaska announced the departure of original frontman James Harrison alongside the news that they were going into the studio to record a new album. It wasn’t until 1st February, with the album completed, that they announced their new vocalist as James Noakes, formerly of Derby Metalcore quintet Laguna Sunrise,