The Graviators – Motherload

The Graviators – Motherload

Swedish quartet The Graviators probably first came to notice after they were plucked from obscurity to support St Vitus on their 2010 tour after only a year in existence. You can kind of see why they got the gig as they share a similar DNA in their gloopy and gloomy chugging. The band’s sound harkens back […]

By Chris Ball
April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Wildhearts, The Von Hertzen Brothers & Hey! Hello! @ Manchester Academy – April 10, 2014

The Wildhearts, The Von Hertzen Brothers & Hey! Hello! @ Manchester Academy – April 10, 2014

A year after the ‘Earth vs’ anniversary shows, The Wildhearts returned to the stage for a much anticipated tour giving the fans a chance to hear some of the more obscure tracks from the past twenty years. And as with any tour that they do, the support acts were enough to guarantee a healthy crowd […]

By Steve Fallows
April 23, 2014 | 6 Comments

Wovenwar Release New Track

Wovenwar Release New Track

Wovenwar have release the first song, ‘All Rise,’ from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The band, consisting of former members of As I Lay Dying and Oh Sleeper’s vocalist Shane Blay have released the first track from their new album. Wovenwar new album has been scheduled to be released on Metal Blade Records during the summer […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 23, 2014 | Comments

The Dead XIII – Creatures of the Night

The Dead XIII – Creatures of the Night

You may not have heard of The Dead XIII and one look at their ghoulish image may give you the idea that you already know what they’re going to sound like, and if truth be told, yes, they do take a lot of inspiration from the likes of Misfits and Murderdolls with a bit of […]

By Chris Ward
April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark

Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark

Whilst not newcomers to the British scene, London based thrashers Savage Messiah have been making waves for themselves in recent months. Off the back of their recent tour as main support to groove legends Soulfly the four piece have released their second album called “The Fateful Dark,” which is the bands first album released through […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

Talanas – Asylum

Talanas – Asylum

“Asylum” is a stripped back, nuanced and capivating series of songs from British progressive metal outfit, the strangely undervalued Talanas. Talanas’s last record, the excellent “The Waspkeeper,” was an unerring statement of intent- it was dynamic death metal of the finest order- intelligent, rich with ideas and compelling listening from start to finish. Comparisons with Ackercoke and […]

By Mat Davies
April 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

DevilDriver, Sylosis & Bleed From Within @ Manchester Academy 2 – April 9, 2014

DevilDriver, Sylosis & Bleed From Within @ Manchester Academy 2 – April 9, 2014

DevilDriver return to these shores for another bout of circle pits and chaos in support of their most recent album ‘Winter Kills’, but first the small matter of the opening bands. It has only been a few months since I last saw Bleed From Within and they did well on a tour where they were […]

By Steve Fallows
April 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

Mastodon Stream New Track

Mastodon Stream New Track

Masters of Riffage Mastodon are streaming the first track to come from their upcoming album. ‘High Road’ is the first track to come from the bands upcoming sixth album “Once More Around The Sun”. Mastodon will return to the UK later this year at the Sonisphere festival joining the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon

Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon

This EP is the sixth in the Ontario outfit’s occasional ongoing celebration of the Chinese zodiac. Made up of one new original song and two covers, this is the bands usual surprising blend of brilliant invention and brutality. The self-penned title track “Year of the Dragon” is a fitting match for this most ‘metal’ sounding […]

By Chris Ball
April 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Whitechapel – Our Endless War

Whitechapel – Our Endless War

If you Google deathcore bands, the first name that comes up is Whitechapel. There is a good reason why. Besides being named after the district in East London where Jack the Ripper did his dirty work, their three guitar attack, twisted lyrics, and the extraordinary vocals of Phil Bozeman make them a force to be […]

By Wade Reitz
April 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Ahead of the release of the upcoming ‘Ruining Lives’ record, Prong hit the road for a 23 date European tour, which included a few dates in the UK. European act Klogr opened the show and proved a decent choice of support, the Italian band just being a straight up metal band, matching each abrasive riff […]

By Steve Fallows
April 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

Gothenburg Death Metal legends At The Gates have released a behind the scenes video of the band in the studio. The band are currently in pre-production for their new album “At War With Reality,” their first record in 19 years since 1995′s “Slaughter Of The Soul.” At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Thrash metal legends Kreator will team up with Melodic Death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy for a European tour. The tour starts 26th November in Lyon and runs til the 22nd December including a full set of UK tour dates. Iconic Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza commented: “A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea, a Portland based doom outfit, release their new EP, “This Place is Poison” to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn this year. Eolian Empire is taking the releasing duties for this event, pressing a limited number of 12” Vinyl discs to harken the reemergence of Graves At Sea. The time around Roadburn […]

By Myron Schmidt
April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Recently Dutch female fronted metal ensemble theName signed a contract with V2 recordings, a deal will take the band to the next level. ThisIsNotAScene‘s scribe Raymond Westland had the pleasure of speaking to guitarist/main composer Silas and the ever charming front lady Hadassa about the band’s latest prospects, their new album “Unchained” and landing a […]

By Raymond Westland
April 17, 2014 | Comments

Babymetal – Babymetal

Babymetal – Babymetal

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something even more outlandish or bizarre drops by. The rock and metal genre always had its fair share of theatrical bands, but it simply doesn’t get much weirder than three very young Japanese girls dressed up as gothic school girls bringing you some of the catchiest slabs […]

By Raymond Westland
April 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

First off, it’s impossible to not compare this album to the Killswitch Engage album “Disarm The Descent” and the rest of the Howard-era discography, so I won’t waste your time by saying this is not “Disarm The Descent”. What it is however is Howard Jones returning to the scene with a punch so hard that it […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Good Hand – Atman

The Good Hand – Atman

Every now and then something really good comes creeping up from the underground and gives more established names a run for their money when it downs to songwriting, musical audacity and sheer originality. Kampen-based Dutch rock act The Good Hand are one such band…  “Atman” is the band’s second full length album. It’s not they set […]

By Raymond Westland
April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former members of metal band As I Lay Dying have formed a new band Wovenwar. The members of As I Lay Dying will be joined by Shane Blay (Oh Sleeper) on vocals, in place of the incarcerated former singer Tim Lambesis. The future of As I Lay Dying was up in the air following lead singer Tim […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 16, 2014 | Comments

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced details of their upcoming new album “IX”. The band’s ninth album will be released via Candlelight records on the 24th June and will be preceded by the single ‘On Your Way,’ which will be released online on 13th May. The reunited three piece just completed a European tour including stops at […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Graviators – Motherload
The Graviators – Motherload

Swedish quartet The Graviators probably first came to notice after they were plucked from obscurity to support St Vitus on their 2010 tour after only a year in existence. You can kind of see why they got the gig as they share a similar DNA in their gloopy and gloomy chugging. The band’s sound harkens back […]

The Wildhearts, The Von Hertzen Brothers & Hey! Hello! @ Manchester Academy – April 10, 2014
The Wildhearts, The Von Hertzen Brothers & Hey! Hello! @ Manchester Academy – April 10, 2014

A year after the ‘Earth vs’ anniversary shows, The Wildhearts returned to the stage for a much anticipated tour giving the fans a chance to hear some of the more obscure tracks from the past twenty years. And as with any tour that they do, the support acts were enough to guarantee a healthy crowd […]

Wovenwar Release New Track
Wovenwar Release New Track

Wovenwar have release the first song, ‘All Rise,’ from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The band, consisting of former members of As I Lay Dying and Oh Sleeper’s vocalist Shane Blay have released the first track from their new album. Wovenwar new album has been scheduled to be released on Metal Blade Records during the summer […]

The Dead XIII – Creatures of the Night
The Dead XIII – Creatures of the Night

You may not have heard of The Dead XIII and one look at their ghoulish image may give you the idea that you already know what they’re going to sound like, and if truth be told, yes, they do take a lot of inspiration from the likes of Misfits and Murderdolls with a bit of […]

Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark
Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark

Whilst not newcomers to the British scene, London based thrashers Savage Messiah have been making waves for themselves in recent months. Off the back of their recent tour as main support to groove legends Soulfly the four piece have released their second album called “The Fateful Dark,” which is the bands first album released through […]

Talanas – Asylum
Talanas – Asylum

“Asylum” is a stripped back, nuanced and capivating series of songs from British progressive metal outfit, the strangely undervalued Talanas. Talanas’s last record, the excellent “The Waspkeeper,” was an unerring statement of intent- it was dynamic death metal of the finest order- intelligent, rich with ideas and compelling listening from start to finish. Comparisons with Ackercoke and […]

DevilDriver, Sylosis & Bleed From Within @ Manchester Academy 2 – April 9, 2014
DevilDriver, Sylosis & Bleed From Within @ Manchester Academy 2 – April 9, 2014

DevilDriver return to these shores for another bout of circle pits and chaos in support of their most recent album ‘Winter Kills’, but first the small matter of the opening bands. It has only been a few months since I last saw Bleed From Within and they did well on a tour where they were […]

Mastodon Stream New Track
Mastodon Stream New Track

Masters of Riffage Mastodon are streaming the first track to come from their upcoming album. ‘High Road’ is the first track to come from the bands upcoming sixth album “Once More Around The Sun”. Mastodon will return to the UK later this year at the Sonisphere festival joining the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy […]

Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon
Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon

This EP is the sixth in the Ontario outfit’s occasional ongoing celebration of the Chinese zodiac. Made up of one new original song and two covers, this is the bands usual surprising blend of brilliant invention and brutality. The self-penned title track “Year of the Dragon” is a fitting match for this most ‘metal’ sounding […]

Whitechapel – Our Endless War
Whitechapel – Our Endless War

If you Google deathcore bands, the first name that comes up is Whitechapel. There is a good reason why. Besides being named after the district in East London where Jack the Ripper did his dirty work, their three guitar attack, twisted lyrics, and the extraordinary vocals of Phil Bozeman make them a force to be […]

Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014
Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Ahead of the release of the upcoming ‘Ruining Lives’ record, Prong hit the road for a 23 date European tour, which included a few dates in the UK. European act Klogr opened the show and proved a decent choice of support, the Italian band just being a straight up metal band, matching each abrasive riff […]

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video
At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

Gothenburg Death Metal legends At The Gates have released a behind the scenes video of the band in the studio. The band are currently in pre-production for their new album “At War With Reality,” their first record in 19 years since 1995′s “Slaughter Of The Soul.” At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the […]

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour
Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Thrash metal legends Kreator will team up with Melodic Death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy for a European tour. The tour starts 26th November in Lyon and runs til the 22nd December including a full set of UK tour dates. Iconic Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza commented: “A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact […]

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison
Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea, a Portland based doom outfit, release their new EP, “This Place is Poison” to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn this year. Eolian Empire is taking the releasing duties for this event, pressing a limited number of 12” Vinyl discs to harken the reemergence of Graves At Sea. The time around Roadburn […]

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene
Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Recently Dutch female fronted metal ensemble theName signed a contract with V2 recordings, a deal will take the band to the next level. ThisIsNotAScene‘s scribe Raymond Westland had the pleasure of speaking to guitarist/main composer Silas and the ever charming front lady Hadassa about the band’s latest prospects, their new album “Unchained” and landing a […]

Babymetal – Babymetal
Babymetal – Babymetal

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something even more outlandish or bizarre drops by. The rock and metal genre always had its fair share of theatrical bands, but it simply doesn’t get much weirder than three very young Japanese girls dressed up as gothic school girls bringing you some of the catchiest slabs […]

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction
Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

First off, it’s impossible to not compare this album to the Killswitch Engage album “Disarm The Descent” and the rest of the Howard-era discography, so I won’t waste your time by saying this is not “Disarm The Descent”. What it is however is Howard Jones returning to the scene with a punch so hard that it […]

The Good Hand – Atman
The Good Hand – Atman

Every now and then something really good comes creeping up from the underground and gives more established names a run for their money when it downs to songwriting, musical audacity and sheer originality. Kampen-based Dutch rock act The Good Hand are one such band…  “Atman” is the band’s second full length album. It’s not they set […]

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band
Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former members of metal band As I Lay Dying have formed a new band Wovenwar. The members of As I Lay Dying will be joined by Shane Blay (Oh Sleeper) on vocals, in place of the incarcerated former singer Tim Lambesis. The future of As I Lay Dying was up in the air following lead singer Tim […]

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details
Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced details of their upcoming new album “IX”. The band’s ninth album will be released via Candlelight records on the 24th June and will be preceded by the single ‘On Your Way,’ which will be released online on 13th May. The reunited three piece just completed a European tour including stops at […]

Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack

Your University Challenge Starter for 10 question is: which band do Lionize sound like? They are signed to Clutch‘s record label, they are co-produced by Jean Paul Gaster, Clutch‘s drummer and they have a support slot on the forthcoming tour of, err, Clutch. Yes, no prize for not really having to guess at all but Maryland’s Lionize […]

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