Albums/EPs

ALBUM: Evanescence – Synthesis

Release Date: November 10th 2017
Label: BMG
Website: www.evanescence.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evanescence
Twitter: www.twitter.com/evanescence

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Arkansas based rockers Evanescence first formed back in 1995, and released their highly acclaimed debut full-length album ‘Fallen’ back in 2003, which, alongside the injection of their lead single ‘Bring Me To Life’ onto mainstream radio catapulted them into supernova stardom. Since this, they’ve become one of the most recognised rock bands to date. Flash forward fourteen years later, and Evanescence are back with their first studio album since 2011, ‘Synthesis’, which also marks the band’s first offering since parting ways with Wind-Up Records.

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ALBUM: Polaris – The Mortal Coil

Release Date: November 3rd 2017
Label: SharpTone Records
Website: www.polarisaus.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/polarisaus
Twitter: www.twitter.com/polarisaus

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Sydney’s Polaris are the latest in a long line of Australian bands to make their mark on metalcore. Having released two EPs on Aussie label Resist Records and toured with heavyweights Parkway Drive, the five-piece have been pulling out all the stops to make a name for themselves in their home country.

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ALBUM: ROAM – Great Heights & Nosedives

Release Date: October 13th 2017
Label: Hopeless Records
Website: www.roam.uk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/roamuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/roamse

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2017 is shaping up to be a powerhouse year for pop-punk releases, with the likes of Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck proving that they’re set to take charge of the scene and newer breakthrough bands including The Gospel Youth and Grayscale making their mark with impressive debuts.

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ALBUM: The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

Release Date: October 13th 2017
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Website: www.thefrontbottoms.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefrontbottoms
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thefrontbottoms

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New Jersey based indie duo The Front Bottoms rose to critical acclaim back in 2010 with their self-titled debut album, a release that provided a winning combination of both comical and emotional lyricism. 2017 sees the band entering the tenth year of their career and, along with it, the release of their sixth full-length album, ‘Going Grey’. Since signing to Fueled By Ramen in 2015, electronic elements have become a more significant part of the band’s repertoire, and ‘Going Grey’ certainly extends the band’s experimentation with their sound further than before.

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ALBUM: Gold Key – Hello Phantom

Release Date: October 27th 2017
Label: Venn Records
Website: www.goldkeymusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/goldkeymusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/goldkeyband

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For a band that consists of members from Blackhole, Gallows, SikTh, and Spycatcher, it’s fair to say that there’s a lot to be expected of Gold Key‘s debut album, so, you’ll be happy to hear that ‘Hello Phantom’ doesn’t disappoint.

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EP: Emarosa – 131 – Reimagined

Release Date: September 15th 2017
Label: Hopeless Records
Website: www.emarosa.us
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emarosa
Twitter: www.twitter.com/emarosa

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It took quite some time for everything to settle down, but it’s safe to say that after the departure of Jonny Craig and the arrival of Bradley Walden, Emarosa are now in a stable situation, through which they’ve rebuilt and started to regain momentum. Last year’s ‘131’, the band’s fourth full-length, was a very well received sophomore offering for Walden, and, as he and the band did with their last record ‘Versus’, they’ve a reworked a handful of its cuts to deliver a short EP, ‘131 – Reimagined’.

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ALBUM: Stick To Your Guns – True View

Release Date: October 13th 2017
Label: Pure Noise Records
Website: www.sticktoyourguns.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stygoc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stygoc

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Orange County hardcore punks Stick To Your Guns bring all the heaviness and excitement that you’d expect from the genre, but have the star power of band leader and vocalist Jesse Barnett that takes the band to a level above their peers. Their UK presence has even seen Stick To Your Guns take the leap from sweaty club domination to sold out academies during their recent outing with Architects and Parkway Drive.

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ALBUM: Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Release Date: October 27th 2017
Label: Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Website: www.weezer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/weezer
Twitter: www.twitter.com/weezer

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Weezer have been around for so long that they’re basically stitched into the fabric of the universe. They’ve partied with Hugh Heffner in their video for their 2005 hit ‘Beverley Hills’, and have outlasted some bands that that cite them as a key inspiration. So, the fact that their eleventh album, ‘Pacific Daydream’, is a pop-heavy, meandering, and ultimately toothless effort won’t trouble them a bit.

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ALBUM: We Came As Romans – Cold Like War

Release Date: October 20th 2017
Label: SharpTone Records
Website: www.coldlikewar.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wecameasromans
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wecameasromans

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Michigan’s We Came As Romans have so far enjoyed what would surely be considered a successful career by anyone’s standards. Having been a band in one way, shape or form since 2005, the band have released five full-length albums to date, as well as touring with some of the biggest names in metalcore, including Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, and Of Mice & Men, to name but a few.

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ALBUM: Skarlett Riot – Regenerate

Release Date: October 27th 2017
Label: Despotz Records
Website: www.skarlettriot.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/skarlettriot
Twitter: www.twitter.com/skarlettriot

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Scunthorpe’s Skarlett Riot have been making quite a name for themselves since forming back in 2010. The four piece, consisting of vocalist Skarlett, guitarist Danny Oglesby, bassist Martin Shepherd, and drummer Luke Oglesby, have recently signed to Swedish music label, Despotz Records, and have slowly grown into one of the UK’s most promising hard rock outfits.

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