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NEWS: Basement support Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes on Dec UK tour!

Ipswich based grunge tinged rockers Basement have just been drafted as the main support act for Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes during their headline tour of the UK this December to close off their 2017 in style.

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NEWS: Deaf Havana confirm UK tour for November 2017!

Following a few more weeks of festival appearances, including a special fan-voted setlist at 2000 Trees Festival, British rockers Deaf Havana have announced that they’ll be heading out on a headline UK tour of their own this November.

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LYRIC VIDEO: In This Moment – Roots

With the release of album number six, ‘Ritual’, approaching quickly, Californian metalcore outfit In This Moment have just dropped a lyric video to accompany ‘Roots’, the latest choice of single to be cut from the new record.

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NEWS: Blink-182 move Manchester Arena show to Castlefield Bowl!

After the cancellation of their originally scheduled show at Manchester Arena (which we originally reported here), which is expected to remain closed until September following last month’s tragic terrorist attack, pop-punk trio Blink-182 have now moved their show to the Castlefield Bowl.

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NEWS: Thy Art Is Murder detail new album, ‘Dear Desolation’, out August 18th 2017!

Australian devastatingly destructive death metal export Thy Art Is Murder have now lifted the veil surrounding their fourth full-length offering. The band’s new album, titled ‘Dear Desolation’, is scheduled to see a release on August 18th 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records (Worldwide)/Human Warfare (Australia/New Zealand).

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VIDEO: Holding Absence – Penance

Following their set at Download Festival earlier this month, South Wales’ emerging outfit Holding Absence have now debuted a rather cinematic video to accompany their over 6-minute long new single, ‘Penance’.

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NEWS: Cradle Of Filth detail UK/IRE tour for October/November 2017!

British extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth have just unveiled dates of a headline tour run across the UK this October and November, which will coincide with the release of the band’s twelfth full-length studio record, ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’.

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VIDEO: Currents – Apnea

Currently on the road in the US with Miss May I, Connecticut based metal outfit Currents, who are one of the latest signees to SharpTone Records, have just dropped a video to accompany their cataclysmic track, ‘Apnea’.

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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.


ION DISSONANCE – CURSED


As Chosen By Steven

I just really like how this CD sounds, everything is so gritty and low and intense. It’s so nice when you finally get a nice breakdown section after all that tension too and it’s hits so much harder than it normally would. I remember first hearing this and having no idea what to think, this stuff is all way ahead of it’s time and has served as a huge influence to me!


INTERVALS – A VOICE WITHIN


As Chosen By Mikey

I absolutely love Intervals and have done for a while, but when I heard about a record with vocals I was somewhat sceptical. However, having listened to it through, I loved it. The song writing is a little different on this CD and leaves way more space for the vocals while still keeping all the sick guitar parts intact – that taught me loads about adapting my own playing and writing!


CHIMP SPANNER – DARK AGE OF TECHNOLOGY


As Chosen By Bobby

Even though this was released way back in 2012, this remains an important part of my collection. I was absolutely blown away when I saw Chimp Spanner perform in Oxford, and I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of this on vinyl! The eclectic mix of swirling down tuned riffs, mind bending solos and electronic elements all contribute to a jaw dropping album which has a great deal of replay value and the kind of musicianship on show that could almost have you convinced that Chimp Spanner are extra terrestrial.


NAPOLEON – NEWBORN MIND


As Chosen By Noah

I love this record because it’s a fresh take on melodic hardcore. It has the perfect blend of punchy, technical drums and complex leads that lock in perfectly with the drums and rhythm guitar. Not to mention the hard-hitting vocals that are the cherry on top of this masterpiece! The writing style of this record really makes the listener feel as if the band are all working as one unit, they all follow each other, thus creating one of the tightest, most-melodic records in their genre.


DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL – BELONG=BETRAY


As Chosen By Kyle

One of my favourite things about this release is its shorter running time than your average album, Devil Sold His Soul‘s music carries such emotional weight behind it that at times there’s only so much I can listen to in one sitting and the format of this record perfectly fits for me. I love how this the band always seems to marry aggression and melody so uniquely and so well that you’re never quite sure what turn the song will take next and for me that’s always a good thing. Last but not least the vocals are always on point, there is never a questionable note sung nor a misplaced scream.


The band’s new mini-album, ‘Parturition’, is available now through Basick Records, and can be ordered from iTunes (here) or their official site (here).

You can follow the band via their official Facebook (here) and Twitter (here).

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NEWS: Counterparts detail ‘You’re Not You Anymore’, out September 22nd 2017!

Canadian metalcore/hardcore troupe Counterparts have now unveiled the details surrounding the follow-up to the band’s 2015 offering, ‘Tragedy Will Find Us’. Their fifth full-length album, ‘You’re Not You Anymore’, is scheduled for release on September 22nd 2017 via Pure Noise Records.

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