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Straight Line Stitch – Transparency EP Review

Female fronted American Heavy Metal band return with new EP, ‘Transparency’ following their 2014 self-titled EP, no doubt to wet our appetites while we wait for the upcoming full length release they are working on!...

‘Out Of The Shadows’ acts as a prologue which is eerie, atmospheric and sets the scene and flows effortlessly into, ‘Dark Matter’ which packs a punch with its fast driven hooks, superb sincere clean melodic vocals paired with divergent insane screamed vocals from Alexis, doing what she does best! This is a definite highlight, which has the ratio of melodic and metal nailed! The instruments compliment her vocals wonderfully and help add extra intrigue and depth..

‘Out Of Body’ opens on a soothing intro, which shows their softer side in contrast. This has tonnes of passion and heartfelt vocals, aided by the ambient and intricate layered instruments. Although this is mellower it still asserts itself strongly, just as much as when they are throwing everything heavy and angr…

MAMMOTHFEST ANNOUNCES STAGE SPLITS AND MORE BANDS!!

MAMMOTHFEST GETS BOLD and ANNOUNCES STAGE LINE UPS with YET MORE BANDS!

MAMMOTHFEST have managed to bring back an exceptional band ONCE A WOLF from the dead along with the additions of SEETHING AKIRA, METAPRISM, LAST DAYS OF ROME and INEO to the main event in 2015.


As well as the mighty ONSLAUGHT we are proud to welcome LAST DAYS OF ROME to the event. With obliterating Meshuggah style riffs, off kilt time signatures and poly rhythms there is no better way to start MAMMOTHFEST 2015 than by fucking with your heads:




INEO are a 4 piece instrumental band with a strong likeness to Animals as Leaders but with their own unique styles that recently kept new fans locked in with blistering performances on their recent MAMMOTHFEST South coast tour. Arriving early is recommended to see them and all the other bands and cement your place in this small (destined to be sold out soon) up close and personal show with FEED THE RHINO who are also confirmed for Reading and Leeds festival MAIN STAGE no l…

Klogr - 'Make Your Stand' EP Review

Italian Alternative metal quartet Klogr return with follow up to their album, 'Black Snow' with new EP, 'Make Your Stand'..

The EP kicks off with, 'Breaking Down' which hits hard from the off with it's thrash inspired instruments, interesting dynamic time signatures and Rusty's varied powerful vocals, which are both demanding and melodic. Rusty's vocals perfectly compliment the changeable flow of the complex structure of emotions exhibited through the instruments, which are well executed and demonstrate the bands collective talent and unity!

Next we have the title track, 'Make Your Stand' which features endless intelligible and bouncy guitar work keeping things energetic and memorable. Rusty again shows off his vocal capabilities, going from stand out clean melodic to fierce growls, which adds extra depth and emphasis. To see us out we are graced with more impressive guitar work accompanied by mean grunts and pounding drums, all making for…

Breakout Festival's First Announcement‏!!

- Breakout Festival returns to Brighton Racecourse on Saturday, 26th September -

The first wave of artists for this years Breakout Festival have been announced and it’s heavy! Ready to scream down the shores of Brighton are:

Sikth

Martyr Defiled

Black Tongue

TRC

Dead Harts


So metal and rock fans strap yourselves in, because Breakout Festival is back, and is about to take you on one hell of a ride! With early bird tickets sold out in the first day on sale, smashing last year records, second release tickets are guaranteed to go quick so get them while you can! Tickets are available via the official ticketing partners: Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/1P5uJSS, Gigantic http://bit.ly/1HZQ680

Keep an eye out for the second wave of bands coming next month!

Aspiring musicians will again have a unique opportunity to share the stages with Sikth, Martyr Defiled and many more, with the headliners choice award and a public vote. Applications are open until 1st June, visit http://bit.ly/1K9lCQn to apply…

Amaranthe Reveal New Video for ‘Digital World’‏

Amaranthe Reveal New Video for ‘Digital World’

http://www.vevo.com/watch/FIUV71500012





Amaranthe’s ‘Digital World’ follows ‘Drop Dead Cynical’, the supremely catchy first single from current album, ‘Massive Addictive’; ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ has broken the doors open for the band on a worldwide scale, gaining the best international radio airplay of their career.



Amaranthe vocalist, Jake E, says: "‘Digital World' follows the overwhelmingly successful 'Drop Dead Cynical,’ which charted high on radio and single charts all over the world, to our massive excitement! It has even been a staple song for the Detroit Red Wings NHL games! Now we're back with what is probably our best and most well-produced video to date, and most importantly, a song that is already a fan (and band) favourite.”





Check out the brand new video for ‘Digital World’ here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/FIUV71500012







Amaranthe are now back in the US for a tour with label-mates Santa Cruz.





The album can be purcha…

King Leviathan - The Shrine EP Review

King Leviathan are a four piece thrash band from Brighton obsessed with the occult, and having only been together just over a year, they are quickly building their campaign of followers and stamping their mark into Brighton’s ever growing music scene! With their memorable brutal live shows, including performing at Brighton’s very own metal festival, Mammothfest, and the impressive accolade of being main support for Darkest Hour! This young band in both age and formation have accomplished a lot already, and they return with their follow up to their debut with new EP, ‘The Shrine’ ready to conquer..

First song, ‘Wormwood’ gets off to a blistering start with powerful striking vocals and insane guitar work. This embraces modern and classic thrash, in an melodic manner which will wiggle and rive in your mind and introduces their style and context for the EP wonderfully...

‘Born Of The Blackest Hearts’ boasts demanding vocals and colossal instrumentation, this is one dark beastly offering!…

SPINEFARM RECORDS ACTS REPRESENT AT DOWNLOAD 2015!‏

STRONG PRESENCE FOR SPINEFARM ASTISTS AT UK’S PREMIER ROCK ‘N’ METAL EVENT…



All you rockers, ready to get down ‘n’ dirty at Donington with the Download Dog can lay witness to a plethora of Spinefarm bands on a variety of stages throughout the weekend (June 12-14); start out on the Friday with our lads in DECADE, who guarantee to get you jumpin’ for joy (just don’t expect them to replace the beer that’s sure to be all over your T-shirt/ shorts/ head).

Take a quick hop-step-lunge over to the third stage and get low for the mighty KROKODIL. A too-cool-for-school, arm cross and head nod is not going to cut it here; that growl from frontman Simon Wright will penetrate your soul and resonate in the pit of your stomach! EMBRACE THOSE RIFFS AND ROCK THE FUCK OUT.

Now that you’re suitably sticky, why not head over to THE CADILLAC THREE? If you follow in the band’s footsteps, you’ll soon be a few whiskeys in, “getting your buzz on!” But hey, “they’re southern and it ain’t their fault”…

What y…

ESKIMO CALLBOY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘CRYSTALS’ ON JUNE 22ND

ESKIMO CALLBOY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘CRYSTALS’ ON JUNE 22ND

https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/baby-tumh



Eskimo Callboy have caused a proper furore since their formation in 2010; millions of views on YouTube, sold out tours, the biggest festivals in the world, crazy shows and even crazier parties, Eskimo Callboy are testament to the fact that the German music scene never ceases throw up surprises!



‘Crystals’, the third full-length album from these pop-moshers, plays host to a rather fantastic metal mash-up of NSYNC’s ‘Tearing Up My Heart’ – Yep. Really. And it’s BRILLIANT. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought Justin Timberlake would be a whole lot more successful if he’d only learnt the beauty of the breakdown?!



Set your ears to ‘FUN’ and give ‘Baby (T.U.M.H)’ a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/baby-tumh

‘Crystals’ will be released on June 22nd in the UK via Spinefarm Records.









Tracklist:

01. Pitch Blease

02. Baby (T.U.M.H.)

03. My Own Summer

04. Ki…