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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Century Media Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/spineshank
Twitter: www.twitter.com/spineshankband

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With nu-metal a rather maligned genre nowadays, it’s difficult to be any degree of excited when a band re-emerges to assumedly pedal a sound that has dated so assuredly. In the case of Spineshank, one may be pleasantly surprised with ‘Anger Denial Acceptance’, the outfit’s first release since 2003, with a peppering of modern aggression seeing a resurgence which marks more than a simple reminisence of aged glories.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beararmsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/beararmsuk

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Big on UK post-hardcore? Adherent to the alternative rock scene that has slowly been emerging of recent? Look no further, ‘New Skin’ released by Glasgow/Kinross based outfit Bear Arms may just be the answer to your metaphorical prayers.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Artery Recordings
Website: www.chelseagrinmetal.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chelseagrinmetal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chelseagrinut

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Splinter did it for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Professor Xavier did it for the X-Men and now Jason Richardson has done it with Chelsea Grin. The band were nothing before, but the ex-Born Of Osiris guitarist has somehow managed to turn Chelsea Grin from being pretty piss poor into a band that’s actually relevant in the deathcore scene. ‘Evolve’ may only be five tracks long, but those five tracks are some of the best you will hear this year.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Megaforce Records
Website: www.litband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/litlounge
Twitter: www.twitter.com/litbandofficial

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Many bands have ups and downs across their career, but for most of them the downs consist of arguments between members, disputes with record labels and other problems that can steadily be resolved. California rock outfit Lit however weren’t so lucky, but have finally returned with their first full-length record since 2004 having sadly lost their drummer Allen Shellenberger to cancer in 2009. Whilst this has obviously had an effect on their music, across the new album they still manage to maintain a catchy rock sound reminiscent of previous big-hitters, such as ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ that helped them become known.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Epitaph
Website: www.theghostinside.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theghostinside
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theghostinside

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Never far shy of giving scene forerunners Parkway Drive a run for their money in terms of elephantian heavy, breakdown laden metalcore, California’s The Ghost Inside undeniably have a knack for making the listener want to plough their fist through a wall. Yet, with ‘Get What You Give’, the band’s third full-length release, this trademark stomp and bounce has been counterbalanced by a eleviated sense of melody which will inevitably see purists scoff, but which can only prove to further spearhead the band’s soaring popularity

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Victory Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dr.aculaband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/draculabandny

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Growing up can sometimes be dull. You have to get a job, get a house, pay bills and generally have mundane responsibilities. However, with growing up comes maturity (for the most part) and Dr. Acula certainly have learnt this. Still branding themselves as ‘party metal’, by no means are they toning things down, they’re simply executing the deathcore vibe in a more astute, intellectual way and it’s paying off indefinitely.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Rise Records
Website: www.sleepingwithsirens.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sleepingwithsirensband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/swstheband

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Following the release of last year’s sophomore full-length ‘Let’s Cheers To This’, post-hardcore outfit Sleeping With Sirens have almost quite literally sky rocketed up the popularity ladder. Bringing with them near anthemic choruses that can loop around your head for days after, all with a little rough edge from time-to-time, it was this combined with frontman Kellin Quinn‘s impressive vocal range that helped to create their success.

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June 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 19th, 2012
Label: Uprising Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/broadwayband

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Florida based quartet Broadway have followed up their debut ‘Kingdoms’ with their latest offering, ‘Gentlemen’s Brawl’. It;s a record that’s difficult to place into any one genre and it is this variety that makes the band so compelling to listen to and keeps the record in the listener’s memory. The word ‘brawl’ in the title is a nice touch, considering how tremendously fitting it is for the riotous 40 minutes that unfolds.

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June 18th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Label: Adventures In Gramophone
Website: www.dukespecial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dukespecial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dukespecial

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Northern Ireland is home to a number of rocks finest musicians; Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, The Undertones and, of course, the more recently added to the scene, The Answer. But there’s another talented musician lurking within the mists of the beautiful land of Belfast, and he goes under the name of Duke Special, or otherwise known by his formal name, Peter Wilson.

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June 18th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecallingcard
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“I swear we’ll be unstoppable” is what Welsh frontman Benj promises in opening track ‘The New Kings Of This Town’ and it’s undeniable that the five piece pop-punk band have their future firmly in the palm of their hands. ‘Everything You’re Not’ is an album that paints an optimistic picture for the outfit from South Wales; it’s punchy, catchy and completely radio friendly. So, it’s not completely original, no, but that doesn’t mean that the band don’t have the talent to deserve all their glory.

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June 18th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Label: Best Before Records
Website: www.thechapmanfamilyisnotacult.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thechapmanfamily
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After undergoing a number of changes since their last release, The Chapman Family have released their new EP ‘Cruel Brittania’, with only two of their original members remaining. The EP’s central idea revolves around the English way of living, echoing a political but melodic sound through the new five songs. Even the song titles call out the British culture, not to mention the EP’s title.

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June 18th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Label: Poison Tree Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/inrem.music
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Bedfordshire seems to be hiding a factory churning out up and coming rock bands, with In Remission the latest one to hit the radar. Their second release, entitled ‘The Great & Shallow’ showcases six tracks from the band. In Remission take influence from bands such as Underoath, A Day To Remember and Lostprophets, all of which play a small part in how the band sound at present.

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