NEWS: Inside Science explain how vocalists avoid damage from screaming!

One thing that baffles many people who aren’t too familiar with the community and aspect of heavy music, and admittedly even those that are, is how vocalists can produce this gut-wrenching, throat-shredding sounding vocals for hour long (or indeed longer) sets on tours that last for weeks and months on end without causing any damage, irreversible or otherwise.

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NEWS: The Contortionist add Download Festival warm-up shows!

The Contortionist, currently on tour supporting Periphery and Destrange, have just announced a few shows in preparation for Download Festival in June.

Bad Sign have been announced as main support for the shows, with local bands filling additional support slots.

Check out the full list of dates, as well as the tour poster below:

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NEWS: Desolated call it a day; confirm final UK dates!

After a ten year long career of inciting mosh pits, walls of death, and crowd killing across the UK, Europe, and the United States, it appears that Southampton based beatdown crew Desolated will be calling it a day and bringing the band to an end.

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VIDEO: Sworn In – Don’t Look At Me

Illinois based edgy and lamenting metalcore troupe Sworn In have quickly followed up their latest single ‘Make It Hurt’ with a video for ‘Don’t Look At Me’, the second offering to be taken from the band’s soon-to-be-released third record, ‘All Smiles’.

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VIDEO: Malevolence – Wasted Breath

Sheffield based hardcore metal outfit Malevolence released their sophomore album ‘Self Supremacy’ last week, and alongside this the band have now debuted a video to accompany the track ‘Wasted Breath’ which comes straight from the LP.

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NEWS: Dan Searle (Architects) starts blog, What Gods Made For Fun!

As time passes in recent years, it seems that fear has become a more emboldened and prominent feature in almost every aspect of life, sadly becoming something that essentially acts as a driving force in our lives.

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NEWS: Slam Dunk Festival release statement following Manchester attack!

Following the tragic events that took place at the Manchester Arena earlier this week (May 22nd 2017), which saw the death of 22 concertgoers following a set by Ariana Grande, one concern that has been raised by many is the security at live events, especially large scale ones hosted in expansive indoor venues.

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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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AUDIO: The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Built This Pool (Blink-182 cover)

Connecticut based emo septet The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have reportedly finished making their third album not too long ago, and that it’s currently being mastered. But, before we get to listen to that, the band have offered up a cover of ‘Built This Pool’ by pop-punk trio Blink-182.

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EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Defences – With Might And Main (Album)

Hertfordshire based alt metal newcomers Defences have been on the touring circuit for a few years now, steadily building their fanbase and reputation. The band released their debut EP ‘Stitches In Sanity’ back in early 2014, and from that point have been performing across the UK to anyone and anywhere they can recruit more names and faces to their expanding following.

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