ALBUM: Karybdis – From The Depths

ALBUM: Karybdis – From The Depths

Release Date: July 2nd, 2012
Label: Beasting Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/karybdis.band
Twitter: www.twitter.com/karybdisband

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This won’t be a review in the traditional sense. Instead, I’m highlighting an example of a dying breed of music. I’ll start with the basics: the name. Upon researching, Karybdis is the Swedish spelling and pronunciation of the Greek mythological monster, Charybdis. The reason for using the Swedish version is beyond me, seeing as the 5-piece hail from London. Maybe it’s a nod towards the Swedish death metal scene, possibly even with a sense of irony, but I highly doubt it. Secondly, the album title is chronically generic for a modern metal band.

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ALBUM: Landscapes – Life Gone Wrong

Release Date: July 2nd, 2012
Label: City Of Gold Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/landscapesuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/landscapesuk

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At first glance, Landscapes have the risk of falling into the ‘another band with a single word name playing melodic hardcore that sounds like everything else’ category. Thankfully, this couldn’t further from the truth. It’s been a while since Landscapes have released anything, their EP ‘Reminiscence’ was released in 2010. But, it would appear they’ve spent their time wisely and have really created something special with ‘Life Gone Wrong’.

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EP: Doctrines – ZE

Release Date: July 2nd, 2012
Label: Alcopop! Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/doctrinesband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/doctrines1

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Doctrines, hailing from the land of Manchester, are certainly turning heads with their debut four track EP ‘ZE’ with its 17 minutes of electric raucous… racket. Opening track ‘Climbing Yggdrasil (Everybody Loves Ray Kay)’ delivers a flavour of video game inspired twangs from the guitar that could well be the next theme music to Super Mario, and a robust outburst of yells that sound a little melodramatic. There doesn’t seem to be anything that oozes amazedness in this track, with the scratchy, shouty vocals that seem near impossible to tell if the person producing them is actually human or an estranged mythical cat/duck that wondered into the recording studio.

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ALBUM: Ginger Wildheart – 100%

Release Date: July 2nd, 2012
Label: PledgeMusic
Website: www.gingerwildheart.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewildhearts
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gingernyc

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Ant and Dec, Cheryl Cole, Sting; Newcastle has had some pretty big personalities come out of it. By far the most underrated is Ginger though, the absolute king of feel good pick-me-up anthems and frontman of the mercurial The Wildhearts. His life story is chocked full of ups and downs, but he still manages to do absolutely no wrong in a recording studio. Without a doubt one of the records of the year is ‘100%’, and you’d be a fool to not listen to it.

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NEWS: Lamb Of God frontman arrested for manslaughter!

Some shocking news has broken out that Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been arrested in Prague for allegedly committing an act of manslaughter.

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VIDEO: Gallows – Last June

Punk rockers Gallows have released the music video for their track ‘Last June’, the first single taken from their forthcoming self titled album. Check it out below:

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NEWS: Ghostfest 2012 unveil stage times!

As this year’s Ghostfest draws ever nearer, the festival organisers have unveiled the stage times for all of the bands performing over the weekend. Check them out below:

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VIDEO: Sound Of Guns – Antarctica

Liverpool’s Sound Of Guns have released their brand new music video for their track ‘Antarctica’. Check it out below:

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NEWS: Hundred Reasons and Hell Is For Heroes add extra London date to debut album shows!

After only a day since being announced, the London date for the Hundred Reasons and Hell Is For Heroes debut album shows has already sold out and so an extra date has been added. The Manchester venue has also been upgraded. New dates and venues are now as follows:

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NEWS: The Maine announce September headline UK tour!

The Maine are heading back over to the UK in September for a headline tour run, bringing support from This Century throughout. All dates of the tour are outlined below:

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