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TRACK-BY-TRACK: The One Hundred – Chaos + Bliss

No doubt you’ve heard the rumblings of London nu-metal/grime crossover band The One Hundred from their brilliant debut EP, ‘Subculture’, or their outings at Sonisphere, Download, Reading & Leeds, and even a support slot with Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper.

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FEATURE: Dearly Beloved’s Top 5 Duos!

Canadian garage-punk two-piece Dearly Beloved are channelling old school rock n’ roll through their punk aesthetic and their 2016 record ‘Admission’ showcased how their fuzzy style gives them an edge over their peers. Before the band hit the road with Bash & Pop for a few UK dates, we caught up with Rob Higgins from the band who talked us through his five favourite duos throughout the years and picked a real mixed bag of genres.

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GETTING INTO: Basick Records, As Chosen By A Trust Unclean

Basick Records are consistently and relentlessly throwing some of the best in heavy, heavy and heavy music at us as the likes of Bury Tomorrow, Monuments and FellSilent have all been on the books at one stage and are now harbouring the talents of Create To Inspire, The Arusha Accord and Misery Signals. Now you can add A Trust Unclean to the list as they’ve just released their debut deathcore mini-album ‘Parturition’ and are looking to reciprocate the creative accolades their predecessors have accomplished. The guys in the Bicester tech death metal five piece each picked out their favourite record from Basick Records over the years to invite us to learn more about the label and the bands they’ve showcased.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Create To Inspire – Sickness

Still riding the melodic hardcore success wave since their excellent EP ‘Halfway Home’, Essex boys Create To Inspire have just released their debut full-length record, ‘Sickness’. The aggressive yet emotional innovation on the record is sure to see the band reach heights they’ve never seen, so we wanted to get acquainted with the record early doors. Sean and Dan filled us in with the story behind each song in this new track-by-track guide.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Artificial Language – The Observer

California prog rockers Artificial Language have just released their ambitious debut record ‘The Observer’ that nods to peers such as Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me. Anthemic choruses and technical riffs make this one for the tech metal lovers but the concept story behind the record is enough to intrigue any music fans:

“The Observer is a narrator from the album that looks over various events. Throughout these events he peers into people’s lives through the first and third person. While observing the narrator becomes increasingly frustrated and confused by humanity and the emotions that drive their actions. As the album progresses he starts to understand humanity and understand the feelings and perspectives of the people he’s observing.”

Take a trip through the record with Artificial Language‘s track-by-track guide to their debut release.

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FEATURE: One Love Manchester proves how vital and important music is!

Normally, we very rarely cover pop acts and performances, with us generally sticking to the areas of rock, punk, and metal and anything that may fall into those genre classifications. But, due to the nature of the event, what it symbolises, and why it came to be, we felt it necessary to write a little something about last night’s One Love Manchester event.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Death Remains

London metalcore mob Death Remains are back with their brand new record ‘Destroy/Rebuild’ and have brought with them a whole load of inspirations; everything from August Burns Red to Killswitch Engage is covered and even the likes of Korn and Deftones are thrown in. But don’t listen to us – we got each member of the band to pick just one record that inspired them into the band they are today.

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Alex Terrible (Slaughter To Prevail)

Just over a month ago, British/Russian deathcore mob Slaughter To Prevail released their debut full-length record, ‘Misery Sermon’, as they look to continue the work they started on their acclaimed EP, ‘Chapters Of Misery’. Vocalist Alex Terrible (or, Alex Shikolai) has been a somewhat controversial figure in death metal over the last few years, and the frontman has his own unique style as portrayed in his own tutorial videos.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Rival Bones – Rival Bones

The rise of the eclectic and loud two-piece has seen Death From Above 1979 and Royal Blood find huge success but our attention has shifted to Merseyside newcomers Rival Bones. Full of massive riffs compiling everything from heavy metal to stoner rock and a whole load of balls, the Liverpool duo are ready to be the next band to leave music lovers saying “I can’t believe two of them can make that much noise”. To complete the introductions, we got the band to put together a commentary of each track for their debut self-titled EP in our track-by-track rundown.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Loathe – The Cold Sun

Last year, enigmatic outfit Loathe were the first band to put out a release via the SharpTone Records imprint with the re-issue of their debut EP, ‘Prepare Consume Proceed’, which, over the coming months, managed to build an almost cult following for the band nice and early in their careers. Their blend of crushing metal verging at times into djent territory with the odd subtle sprinkling of electronics and some ambiguous dark concepts proved to be a winning formula.

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