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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Jesse Korman (The Number 12 Looks Like You)

Back in 2010, New Jersey mathcore masters The Number 12 Looks Like You at the time seemingly performed for the very last time in their home town. That was until last year, when from the ashes they rose again, and are destined and determined to bring their flurry of genre splicing, technicality, hooks and aggression back in an absolute staggering and overwhelming force.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Abhorrent Decimation

The British death metal scene got a whole lot more exciting when Abhorrent Decimation dropped their debut record ‘Miasmic Mutation’ back in 2015 and now the band are signed to Prosthetic Records they are even more of a force to reckon with. Following the release of ‘The Pardoner’ in July, Abhorrent Decimation devastated Bloodstock Festival and assured as that they have successfully lived up to their potential. We got the guys to pick five records that inspired the band since they started making music.

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Jacob Field (The One Hundred)

Over the past few years since their inception, London quartet The One Hundred have managed to surge quite the following thanks to their ability to create some unique and captivating hybrids of genres, pooling sounds and techniques from the corners of rock, metal, hip-hop, RnB, and in turn resulting in a mongrel version of nu-metal that carried hooks, aggression, and creativity in equal measure. Now, finally with a full-length under their belt, sights are set high.

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TEN YEARS ON: Devil Sold His Soul – A Fragile Hope

Ten years seems like an awful long time ago, doesn’t it? Well, a whole decade prior to right now, British post-metal sextet Devil Sold His Soul had just been birthed from the ashes of some fallen local acts, most notably Mahumodo, and crafted and delivered their rather unique brand of atmospheric and ambient yet gruff and destructive metal unto the world, getting some reasonable attention and airplay off the back of their debut EP, ‘Darkness Prevails’.

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INTRODUCING: Fangclub

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Today, we’re looking at Irish newcomers Fangclub who are perfecting the 90s fuzzy rock sound, twinned with a grunge aesthetic for extra authenticity and attitude. The Dublin trio are ready for their debut full length release on August 4th so we took an overview of the band as a starting point for anyone looking for a new garage band to bang their head to.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Skywalker

Czech Republic/UK hardcore punk crossover merchants Skywalker are planning for the release of their brand new EP ‘Sugar House’ to showcase their brand of skate punk. The band are tour heavy and sit anywhere from playing shows with NOFX to seeing them with Madball – so take a look at the bands that Skywalker hand picked as their most influential.

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INTRODUCING: Lightscape

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Today, we’re looking at Norwich newcomers Lightscape and their brand new single ‘Live In Fear’ that shows off their credentials as a new breed of catchy UK rockers. Look at for their new EP coming this Autumn and take a butchers at our chat with the band about their beginnings and what the future holds for Lightscape.

LIGHTSCAPE

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TRIBUTE: Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

Yesterday (July 20th 2017), the tragic news broke that Chester Bennington, best known for being the frontman for Linkin Park, had been found dead from an apparent suicide from hanging. The news shook across the world, both within and outside of the rock and metal community, with condolences and tributes from all corners flooding in online.

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TEN YEARS ON: Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics

Floridian pop-punks Mayday Parade emerged back in 2005 with their debut EP, ‘Tales Told By Dead Friends’, which captured the hearts of Fearless Records who picked them up for their debut fell-length, ‘A Lesson In Romantics’. The band have continued to grow in popularity and followed it up with four records through the label, but have always nodded back to their seminal album that created excitement and love for Mayday Parade worldwide.

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FEATURE: Top 10 Things You’ll Find Faultlines Doing On Tour!

Leeds metalcore newcomers Faultlines have just released their latest single ‘Breathe’ which is their first song with a new line up featuring singer Ryan Booth and bassist Lee Horner. They’ve got a run of dates this July to get out there and show off their new material. This means they get to go on tour in their trusty van so we got the guys to give an insight into what they get up to while touring – check out Faultlines‘ top 10 things you’ll find that them doing on tour.

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