NEWS: American Fangs confirm sophomore album, ‘Dirty Legs’, out July 4th 2015!

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Texan outfit American Fangs have just unveiled details surrounding the impending release of their sophomore LP, ‘Dirty Legs’, out on July 4th 2015 through Best Before Records. You can find the artwork, tracklisting and a pre-order link below:

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NEWS: Eva Plays Dead detail new EP, ‘Sounds Of The Written Word’, out July 17th 2015!

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British up-and-comers Eva Plays Dead have just announced details of their forthcoming EP, titled ‘Sounds Of The Written Word’, which is scheduled for release on July 17th 2015 through SoundHub Records. You can check out the release artwork and full tracklisting below:

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VIDEO: Coal Chamber – The Bridges You Burn (Lyric)

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Returning nu-metal titans Coal Chamber have just dropped a lyric video for ‘The Bridges You Burn’, the latest cut taken from their upcoming full-length, ‘Rivals’. You can stream and watch it below:

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NEWS: Million Dead confirm ‘Harmony No Harmony’ vinyl reissue, out August 21st 2015!

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Million Dead‘s second and final full-length album, ‘Harmony No Harmony’, the band will be releasing the record on vinyl for the first time ever on August 21st 2015, exclusively via Xtra Mile Recordings. You can check out the artwork and tracklisting below:

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Of Allies – Fragments EP

Yorkshire four-piece Of Allies are a young band blazing away on the campaign trail to make themselves superstars. 11th May saw the release of second EP ‘Fragments‘ which has been welcomed with open arms among the alternative rock scene. To celebrate its release, we talked to vocalist/guitarist Rich Nichols about the meaning behind each track on ‘Fragments‘.

01.) FRAGMENTS
This song kind of came out of nowhere. I wrote the main intro riff at home on an acoustic guitar just by fiddling around really. I took that to the band and we fleshed out the rest around it. I wanted the contrast between heavy and light to be severe which I think we achieved. The lyrics, as always, came after the music although I already had a topic I wanted to write about which suited the song.

02.) 0NE19
ONE19‘ came about from wanting to write something a bit faster and hard hitting that would also be quite short. The intro and verse where again written on acoustic guitar at home and was then taken to the band. As soon as Dan (drums) started playing along to it, we all knew we had something special. We pretty much finished it during one practice but chopped and edited for about a month. The vocal part was really tricky to write as I wanted something staccato and catchy in the verse and sing along in the chorus. I think it fits in nicely with the current British rock sound and it’s a song we’re all really proud of.

03.) TEMPERS
The main riff to ‘Tempers‘ was actually one of the first things I wrote for Of Allies. It was a fun song to put together at practice because we had so many ideas on where we could take it. It was significantly heavier than anything else we where doing at the time so we didn’t include it on the first EP. It’s always been a live favourite though. Definitely some Deftones influences in this one.

04.) OLD BONES
Old Bones‘ was the first song we wrote for the ‘Fragments‘ EP. It was written at band practice and had a lot of changes made to it before we where happy. I really like the guitar interplay in the verses and the dynamics and structure of the song.

05.) CALL IT HOME
I was thinking about what sounds defined us as a band and what it was that made us sound like us. The song really only comprises of two parts; a verse and chorus. I’d been playing with delays and reverbs and played the parts to the band. They loved it and jumped on it immediately. Tom (vocals/guitar) added a great hook, Dan worked out the dynamics and Nick (bass) pulled it all together. We pretty much instinctively wrote it by going round and round jamming over it and trying different things. Once we had the parts sounding right, we structured it and played it. We where all pretty surprised we’d come up with it actually!

‘Fragments’ is out now. You can buy the album on iTunes, Google Play, or hear it on Spotify.

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NEWS: Martyr Defiled, Born Of Osiris and more confirmed for Ghostfest 2015!

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Continuing to supply of brilliant acts to this year’s line-up for their 10th anniversary, Ghostfest have confirmed another handful of acts to join the festival bill, including Martyr Defiled, Born Of Osiris, The Eyes Of A Traitor and more. You can see of the new additions listed below along with an updated line-up poster:

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NEWS: Jump On Demand Festival announced for June 26th-28th 2015!

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Independent record store Jump On Demand Records have announced that they’ll be hosting the first ever Jump On Demand Festival in Liverpool next month, which will host several up-and-coming pop-punk and alternative acts, including River Jumpers, Waster and Big Nothing, to name but a few. You can find the line-up poster and ticket info below:

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NEWS: The Amity Affliction confirm ‘Let The Ocean Take Me: Deluxe Edition’, out July 10th 2015!

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Australia’s The Amity Affliction have announced that they’ll be re-releasing their critically acclaimed LP ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ in a deluxe format on July 10th 2015 via Roadrunner Records. You can check out the artwork and revised tracklisting below, which will include two additional bonus tracks:

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NEWS: Set It Off part with bassist Austin Kerr following sexual assault allegations!

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Following multiple sexual assault allegations surfacing online over the past few days regarding Austin Kerr of Set It Off, the band have now confirmed that they have decided to part ways with the bassist, effective immediately. You can read a statement made by the band on their Facebook page below:

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VIDEO: The Kut – I Don’t Need Therapy

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Grunge girl trio The Kut have just dropped a video for ‘I Don’t Need Therapy’, the new track lifted from the band’s recently released EP, ‘Rock Paper Scissors’. You can stream and watch it below:

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