Review: “Ceremony” by Ruina

February saw the debut EP from Bedfordshire Metallic Hardcore act Ruina, a project masterminded by Harvey Lake, whom some may know as the bassist in Oxford Hardcore Punks MSRY but is in fact a Multi instrumentalist in his own right. That being said while the songs on “Nemesis” were written and recorded by Lake, Ruina are

NEWS: Severed Tongues would like a “Clean Slate”!

Oxfordshire DJentlemen Severed Tongues have unleashed a debut single entitled “Clean Slate” complete with music video. Produced by Lee Albrecht, it confirms that the quintet who made their live bow with MSRY and Tether in November 2019 at The Library in Oxford have what it takes to be at Tech-Fest. All we can say is

Under The Influence #46: Ruina on “Venom” by Bullet For My Valentine!

After the mixed bag of “Temper Temper“, Welsh Metallers Bullet For My Valentine had expressed the desire to return to something heavier with their 2015 fifth studio album “Venom“. The departure of bassist Jay James prior to the recording left guitarist and vocalist Matt Tuck to play the bass parts, despite James replacement Jamie Mathias

NEWS: Ruina get “Grounded”!

Having only just released their debut EP “Nemesis“, and as promised via social media, Ruina have done a mic drop and walk away with new single “Grounded“. You can pick up a copy here along with other merchandise and if you want to find out a little bit more, feel free to check out the

NEWS: Homelands premier new song “Disassociation”!

Formed in 2017, East Anglia melodic hardcore quintet Homelands have made a solid start to their collective music careers. Smashing a pair of EPs out of the park in less than a year in 2018, their April debut “Hurt People Hurt People” saw the impressive “Origins” get a reaction video on the FYM Reacts YouTube

Exclusive Interview: Harvey Lake from Ruina on “Nemesis” and more!

After our heads got turned when we heard pre-release single “Sickness Forever” we decided to check out and subsequently review the debut EP from Ruina. That goes by the name “Nemesis” and follows the stand alone single “Bad Faith” from last year. As they’re just starting out and don’t have the longest of Bios, we

Bootleg: “Hail Destroyer” from Cancer Bats!

So Oxford Hardcore Punks and HUGE Cancer Bats fans MSRY went on hiatus a couple weeks back, much to our disbelief. Their trio of EPs had each been a step up from the last and frankly we thought they were on the verge of greatness. Hopefully they’ll be back before we know it. They covered

Bootleg: Stray From The Path in Lakewood Ohio!

Is it possible to choose between “Subliminal Criminals” “Death Is Only Real” and “Internal Atomics” as to which is better? in 2019, MSRY frontman Kial Churcher picked the first of that trio for our Under The Influence series and he made some damn fine points on why he loves that record. For us, “Internal Atomics”

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

Review: “Fracture/Decompose” by Cutting Teeth

Leeds quartet Cutting Teeth aka James Thurlby, Jono Roberts, Nathan Euington and Adam Jones have been making waves of late with single “Diathesis” hitting 13k worth of YouTube streams in a month at the time this review was written. They come from a city with a number of emerging talents and follow hot on the