London-based producer Abstraxion has just released a rather psychedlic looking video for his new single, ‘Moribayasa’. Check it out:
London hardcore mob Feed The Rhino have announced details regarding the release of their forthcoming album. The band’s sophomore full-length will be titled ‘The Burning Sons’, and is set for release in May 2012 through In At The Deep End Records.
More news regarding the album, such as tracklisting and artwork, will be released as it develops.
Are you bored of bands making music about politics and the current tragic state of society? If your answer is yes you might want to check out Dear Superstar, a band who sound like they should have been born into the late eighties rock metal scene; they conjure up images of boozing, womanising and getting the fuck down. Taking the best parts of both the rock and metal genres by combining devastating riffs with brain melting solos and full on cock rock vocals, Dear Superstar are dragging leather clad hair metal by the scruff of the neck into 2012, and with interesting results.
The lovely Stoke lads in up-and-coming alt rock outfit The Hiding Place have kindly offered us a free exclusive stream of their brilliant ‘EP 2′ for a limited time right here. If you’re a fan of Circa Survive, Twin Atlantic, The Xcerts and all that lot then be sure to get this in your ears, and make sure your friends get a load of it too:
With a new album on its way in a few short months, Emmure have released the first peek into their new material with this live performance music video for the record’s debut single, ‘Drug Dealer Friend’. Check it out:
Date: February 4th, 2012
Venue: White Rabbit, Plymouth
Support: Claim The Throne, Darkest Era, Huron
Plymouth appears to be the only place in the UK that isn’t snowed under, and that actually turns out to be lucky for the first date of Alestorm‘s “Useless Drunken Bastards” tour. Now on their third album of pirate themed folky power metal, they are renowned for their party atmosphere at gigs. As it is, everyone loves dressing up as a pirate for some reason, so they’ve managed to build on a niché that is always gonna be successful. Luckily, they can back it up with good song writing skills and catchy drinking anthems that are easy to sing along to. Even if every song pretty much sounds the same.
It’s that time of year again folks: Reel Big Fish are back in town. Leaving behind the warm California sun to brave the harsh British winter yet again, I hope they know that we really appreciate it. They are renowned for bringing over some amazing support bands, such as Big D And The Kids Table and Suburban Legends, so there are a lot of ska-punk fans eager to see who they brought this time around.
Date: January 31st, 2012
Venue: Castle Hotel, Manchester
Support: Richie Syrett, Greg Larkin, New Century Soul Club
So, if you don’t know who Dave McPherson is, no question about it, you should go look him up. When he’s not fronting his band InMe, he’s filling his time with touring or writing more music for his solo career. Last year, he did an almighty 163(ish) shows. Think that’s amazing? He did 189 shows the year before. So, in an ongoing quest to out-do himself, he’s squeezing in a small solo tour before embarking on a 50 date tour with InMe, as you do.
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It’s always exciting to hear a record from some fresh new faces on the scene, but when this new arrival offers little in the form of a fresh and exciting sound, it can be slightly disappointing. However, when a record as catchy as ‘Leave The Last Man Behind’ is produced, the predictability of its sound can be overlooked.
Release Date: February 4th, 2012
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When I think Switzerland, I think of Lindt chocolate, being neutral and fancy bank accounts. The last thing I think of is some brutal metal band tearing things up on the lush green hillsides of Sion. However, I, The Deceiver have been hard at work over the last few years and have worked up this angry little ball of hate in the form of their new EP, ‘The Strength’.
Let’s face it, Germany isn’t the first country on your lips when it comes to naming countries with a big export of metalcore. Even the more knowledgeable fans would struggle to name more than the big three: Heaven Shall Burn, Neaera and Caliban. Their take on metalcore is very much influenced by the gothenburg metal scene; taking more from melodic death metal than it does hardcore. Caliban have always been a champion of this style, that is until their eighth full-length, ‘I Am Nemesis’.