After a week off while we attended last weekends Rabidfest in Oxford, it’s time to return once again to our longest running feature, The Black Map, a weekly insight into the UK Underground Metal scene. As the headline suggests, it’s to deepest darkest Hereford that we travel, 16 miles away from the border with Wales
Despite pleading not guilty, after his exit from Lorna Shore there was a school of thought that said we might not see a return to Deathcore from CJ McCreery, who until that point had not only been the main man in Signs Of The Swarm but also a regular as clockwork guest vocal appearance maker.
Taiwanese Black Metal trio Laang have begun to pave the way to their forthcoming album “Xinteng” with a lyric video for “Dongshang“. Based in Keelung City, the concept of the band was born from horrifying experiences of what lies beyond life during a near-death experience when their frontman Yang Haitao was shot. While medically dead,
Taken from their album “Xinteng” (“Sadness” or “Loss” in Chinese) rising Taiwanese Melodic Black Metal innovators Laang (“Cold”) have released a lyric video for “My Floating Corpse”. Laang base their music on the horrifying visions seen during a near-death experience of frontman Yang Haitao while medically dead. While the subject matter of the first album