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Issue 30 of Stencil Mag - Main Feature Atreyu - Exclusive From The Studio Interview!

So for the new Stencil Mag I got to interview guitarist, Dan Jacobs of Atreyu whilst in the studio in an exclusive! Read the awesome interview to find out about the upcoming album! I also review Sleeping With Sirens, We Are Harlot, Palm Reader, Ionia & Mindead! Check this all out plus all the other great content here:

Matthew Heller - 'Tragedy Town' EP Review

Singer-songwriter, Matthew Heller from Oregon captures his many talents and influences wonderfully on new EP, ‘Tragedy Town, which considering it only consists of four songs is quite impressive... Opener, ‘Ray Gun’ hits quickly and hard with its catchy old school sound tinged with elements of indie rock, with gritty angsty vocals and rebellious instruments, all presented and arranged in an effective and memorable flash! Title song, ‘Tragedy Town’ opens on muddy guitars with a bleak feel, aided by the slow and clean vocals presented using interesting rhythms, melodies and chord structures - ‘tragedy’ will stick with you even with its short presence! ‘No Army’ has a brilliant country acoustic intro and shows off the most diversity with folk inspired instruments mixing acoustic and electric guitars to create a wonderful fast paced folk concoction, with its use of string instruments adding more depth and layers to the many explorations of Matthew’s sounds! He may not have

Palm Reader announcement: 5 shows 1 Day

  5 Shows/ 1 Day Whether it be with the music they write or the way they perform live, Palm Reader have always pushed themselves to their physical limits. This morning's announcement follows in that very way, with the band celebrating the launch of their second album, Beside The Ones We Love , by setting themselves the unfathomable task of playing 5 shows in one day ...  ... A host of special guests complete a thrilling line-up, showcasing some of the most pioneering and exciting bands in UK Hardcore. Here are the details: Monday May 4th (Bank holiday)   Show 1 - The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch 14.00 - *Secret Headliner* 13.15 - Let's Talk Daggers 12.30 - Palm Reader 12pm - Doors   Show 2 - The Black Heart, Camden 14.30 - Palm Reader 13.45 - Exes 13.00 - Ohhms 12.30 - Doors Show 3 - The Windmill, Brixton 16.30 - Palm Reader 15.45 - TBA 15.00 - We Never Learned To Live 14.30 - Doors Show 4 - The Cricketers, Kingston 21.30 - Headliner TBA 20


ATREYU REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR "SO OTHERS MAY LIVE" SONG TO BE FEATURED ON RECORD STORE DAY SEVEN INCH Atreyu, one of the most prominent bands of the '00s American metal scene, exited a period of self-imposed dormancy in 2014 to the delight of fans. They played several shows. They released a brand new song, "So Others May Live," which became an instant social media trending topic. The song touched on an important topical issue—what veterans who serve their country feel and experience upon returning home from duty. The song's heartfelt subject was matched by its musical heft. Now, the So Cal band has revealed the video for the song. Watch it here: In addition to this adrenalized live video, which proves that Atreyu have not lost a step since returning to action and that they are as vital and vibrant as they ever were, the band will participate in Record Store Day, which is Saturday, April 18. Th

Upcoming Talent! - A Higher Demise Interview

As we are still early in to the new year, every one is on the look at for hot new bands to discover, and A Higher Demise, a young Metalcore/Post Hardcore five piece from South East should definitely be on your list of bands to get in too. I asked the band about their success so far, being early in to their career and what they have planned for the future! Your latest EP, ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ has been well received by press and fans alike, how does this make you feel? Fantastic, of course! It’s great to see people showing an interest and responding positively to it. Mostly I think people have begun to believe in us off the back of the EP and that’s probably the best part. We’ve been so busy since its release we sometimes forget that it’s only been out six months, and prior to that we had no press, radio plays or activity to speak of. How did you come up with the title for your current EP, what is the story behind it? While we were writing the EP we had no pro


MAMMOTHFEST TV - The Mammothfest team have been working round the clock to deliver new ways of promoting the metal bands that come through their doors, and you know what, there is no better way than in a monthly 30 minute TV show! With music and video reviews, interviews, ONSLAUGHTS , "THIS IS THE SOUND OF VIOLENCE VIDEO" and live performance from Brighton thrash legends KING LEVIATHAN and more, there is no doubt about the potential of this project and for a very first ever TV show the results are simply staggering! The Mammothfest team urge every one to watch this and share the link to spread the word. Watch the Carnage here:  Stephen Dickson, the Mammothfest director commented : “We are having to be so creative about how we promote our brand, events and bands and with the demise of the young ones and a lack of any regular decent metal performances on Jools holland or any other TV shows we thought we would step up and make it happen. Not just that, we are