Albums/EPs

ALBUM: Canvas – Worry

Release Date: October 6th 2017
Label: Basick Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearecanvasuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearecanvasuk

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The post-hardcore genre has a new contender in the form of Bedfordshire quintet, Canvas. The band have toured up and down the country countless times and across Europe, booking their own shows in the most DIY way possible. Unfortunately, during this time, there has been a fair few line-up changes that have unsettled the band and their audiences. Inconsistent music releases have been a hindrance also. So, when the band announced their debut full-length, ‘Worry’, it’s no surprise that it was met with both excitement and a tinge of apprehension.

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ALBUM: Speak The Truth… Even If Your Voice Shakes – Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You

Release Date: November 17th 2017
Label: Bad Timing Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/speakthetruthca
Twitter: www.twitter.com/speakthetruthca

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California based super group Speak The Truth… Even If Your Voice Shakes was founded by Senses Fail vocalist Buddy Nielsen and ex-Finch members Alex Linares (guitar), Daniel Wonacroft (guitar), and Alex Pappas (drums) back in the spring of last year. The band offered a first taste of this new venture with the release of their debut single ‘Crash My Car’ in the Autumn. Now, almost a year on, Speak The Truth are back with their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You’.

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ALBUM: Ghost Atlas – All Is In Sync And There Is Nothing Left To Sing About

Release Date: November 17th 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ghostatlasofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jessethomascash

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Alabama metalcore outfit ERRA have been generating a lot of buzz for themselves over the years, touring with the likes of Northlane and August Burns Red, and releasing their critically acclaimed album ‘Dirt’ on Sumerian Records last year. All that’s not enough for singer and guitarist Jesse Cash, however, who has undertaken an ambitious solo side-project, Ghost Atlas. Having released two EPs under this alias, Cash is now back with his debut full-length, the impressively titled ‘All Is In Sync And There Is Nothing Left To Sing About’.

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EP: Valliers – Lost In Familiarity

Release Date: November 17th 2017
Label: Dream Atlantic Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/valliersuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/valliersuk

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Debut EPs like Valliers‘Lost In Familiarity’ are a rarity. Yet, this is as clear a reminder as you could wish for of just how good underground bands can be. The London four-piece are starting their music careers very strongly with this EP being a great marker to build off.

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ALBUM: Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band

Release Date: November 17th 2017
Label: Reprise Records
Website: www.greenday.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenday
Twitter: www.twitter.com/greenday

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Green Day have well and truly earned their title as one of the founders of the pop-punk genre. Since their formation back in 1986, when Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt were just fourteen years old, they’ve gone on to become both arena and stadium veterans and have released twelve studio albums along the way.

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ALBUM: Phoenix Calling – Our Last Hearts

Release Date: November 17th 2017
Label: The Fort
Website: www.phoenixcalling.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/phoenixcalling
Twitter: www.twitter.com/phoenix_calling

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Two years following their highly acclaimed debut album, ‘Forget Your Ghosts’, Cambridge based alt rockers Phoenix Calling are back with their sophomore full-length effort, ‘Our Lost Hearts’. Since the release of their debut in 2015, the band have gathered serious media attention with their catchy sound and vocals.

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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: Quicksand – Interiors

Release Date: November 10th 2017
Label: Epitaph Records
Website: www.quicksandnyc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/quicksandnyc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/quicksandnyc

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After 22 years, there is another Quicksand album. ‘Interiors’ is the New Yorkers’ follow-up to 1995’s ‘Manic Compression’. This being my first Quicksand listen (I was 4 years old at the time they last breached the surface of the music industry, my ears attuned to only the finest pop music, unknowingly awaiting the ascent of Steps and S Club 7), it’s easy to disentangle oneself from decades of anticipation that must’ve plagued more venerable enthusiasts of the genre, and take it on the merits of what is, rather than what was.

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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: 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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