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ALBUM: Employed To Serve – The Warm Of A Dying Sun

Release Date: May 19th 2017
Label: Holy Roar Records
Website: www.employedtoserve.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/employedtoserve
Twitter: www.twitter.com/employedtoserve

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Woking outfit Employed To Serve‘s prior release and debut album, ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that received a much deserved 10/10 rating (here). Two years later, follow-up ‘The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’ arrives and manages the near impossible by surpassing its debut on every level.

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ALBUM: Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

Release Date: May 19th 2017
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Website: www.paparoach.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paparoach
Twitter: www.twitter.com/paparoach

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As the years go by, Papa Roach prove that they are the Primark of bands, creating a cheap knock-off of the latest trends for a quick buck. Sure, the California quartet are talented enough, but they’re now nine albums deep, and are yet to craft an honest to god original sound.

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ALBUM: While She Sleeps – You Are We

Release Date: April 21st 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.whileshesleeps.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/whileshesleeps
Twitter: www.twitter.com/whileshesleeps

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Few bands are capable of building the momentum that While She Sleeps have since their first release. The Sheffield metalcore frontrunners have improved exponentially from ‘The North Stands For Nothing’, to ‘This Is The Six’, to ‘Brainwashed’, and took the plunge to independently release their third full-length record, choosing to fund it through the increasingly popular medium of fan pledging.

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ALBUM: Paramore – After Laughter

Release Date: May 12th 2017
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Website: www.paramore.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paramore
Twitter: www.twitter.com/paramore

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Change in life, no matter how hard that may be to accept at times, is an inevitability. As we grow as people, so does almost every aspect of what makes us the person that we are. Music is absolutely no different, and, though a change in a band’s style is likely to come as part of their evolution, a distaste and resentment for such a dichotomy in a band’s career is not only needless, but ultimately redundant. One such band who’ve been subject to feedback from creating said unintentional division is Paramore.

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ALBUM: Daisyhead – In Case You Missed It

Release Date: April 28th 2017
Label: No Sleep Records
Website: www.daisyheadtn.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/daisyheadtn
Twitter: www.twitter.com/daisyheadtn

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Nashville quartet Daisyhead have had a troublesome couple of years since the release of their debut album ‘The Smallest Light’ in 2015, including a seemingly almost inevitable break-up. Despite this, the band have managed to pull themselves back together from the brink of self-destruction and release an album in 2017 that sounds like it was made for 2007, ‘In Case You Missed It’.

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ALBUM: In Hearts Wake – Ark

Release Date: May 26th 2017
Label: UNFD/Rise Records
Website: www.inheartswake.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/inheartswake
Twitter: www.twitter.com/inheartswake

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Australia has been churning out band after band that has been slaying the heavy music scene for some time now, and one of Aussie’s rising stars is In Hearts Wake. Metalcore can be a stagnant genre at times, plenty of bands merge into one faceless and bland sonic mess, however, especially with ‘Ark’, the band’s fourth album, they show that they’ve carved a real niche sound for themselves.

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EP: Borders – Diagnosed

Release Date: April 21st 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bordersbanduk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bordersbanduk

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‘Diagnosed’ is the newest EP by Lincoln based metalcore outfit, Borders. With a tracklist on the EP that only spans four songs with an approximate run time of only eighteen minutes, this a relatively short release.

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EP: Born Of Osiris – The Eternal Reign

Release Date: February 24th 2017
Label: Sumerian Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bornofosiris
Twitter: www.twitter.com/booofficial

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Bringing technical metal to the forefront, with the sound of metalcore inspired guitars and death metal inspired vocals, comes Chicago’s Born Of Osiris. With influences ranging from Killswitch Engage all the way to Meshuggah, it’s pretty easy to see where the band gets their chops from on their latest output, ‘The Eternal Reign’.

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ALBUM: Blood Command – Cult Drugs

Release Date: April 28th 2017
Label: Fysisk Format
Website: www.bloodcommand.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodcommand
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bloodcommand

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It’s been a few years now since the Blood Command crew were last sighted, when they paused briefly in their mini-hiatus to jettison their old vocalist and take on a new one. Finally, the Norwegian melodic punk band have made landfall with yet another fine record.

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LIVE: The One Hundred @ Rebellion, Manchester (13/05/2017)

Date: May 13th 2017
Venue: Rebellion, Manchester
Support: MassMatiks
Website: www.onehundredband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theonehundredband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/onehundredband

Rating:

It’s been a long time coming, around three years infact, that London lads The One Hundred put out any new music following their debut EP ‘Subculture’, which dropped way back in the summer of 2014. Since then, it seems the band have been almost consistently touring. Only now, with full-length ‘Chaos + Bliss’ on the way, have the band managed to find time to collect themselves, and head out on the first headline UK tour of their own.

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