From January, 2015

DEFY ALL REASON Bad Blood

A driving dry-throated resonance dominates the tumescent temerity of this wonderfully rocky Wrexham track… Thrilling Southern-tinged hard rock with enough super-excited guitars and pumped-up, colossal vocals to make your head bubble before climax…

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MEAXIC On Instinct

The voice is aggressive, guttural … and mauling. Intriguing prog-metal delivered with passionate, masculine voice, breathtaking guitar-work — and an arrangement so fascinating that it will shake your curiosity-nerve fibres into action…

FURIAN Not Who We Think They Are

We have been following the Liverpool Hard Rock/Post-Hardcore outfit Furian for a while now. So we welcome their stunning new EP. “We Aren’t Who We Are” will be available from the 6th February 2015 (details below) – we had an early listen: Track One roars in: “I Told You So” has a riff that has…

WESTERN SAND Dark Horse

The headbanging and incendiary guitars vie for attention with grizzled and almost mutilated vocals – creating a highly flammable mix of excitement and passion… This is so pumped and horny you will need to sit down afterwards for a little rest !

THE QEMISTS to support Korn

Brighton based Drum and Bass / Rock Fusion act The Qemists have been confirmed as main support on the upcoming Korn European tour. The Qemists are just about to drop the first single from their upcoming and eagerly anticipated new album ‘Warrior Sound’ which features guest appearances from Hacktivist, Ghetts and Crossfaith. The band will…

RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH Dates

Rabid Bitch of the North are a three piece heavy metal band from Belfast Northern Ireland – very much inspired by traditional heavy metal bands and associate themselves with the NWOBHM. RBotN will be supporting Swedish heavy metal titans Portrait on their upcoming tour. 31st Jan – Dublin – Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar…

ANTI FLAG News and UK Date

@SpinefarmUK has announced the signing of Pittsburgh’s incendiary punk rock iconoclasts @anti_flag who will release the band’s tenth full-length. Anti-Flag have served as a constant voice of and agent for change by advocating peace and human rights through their tireless work with and support of organizations such as Amnesty International, ACLU, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, Rainforest…

PROFANE AND THE SACRED

Chapter 1 : A Long Time Coming ALBUM REVIEW Cargo Records –  Release date: 23 February 2015 This is what our noble Scriba Pontificus had to say about this new release: I hate benches. These cursed items evoke in my mind all the things that I hated  most about school. Lab benches and work benches. God,…

WHITECHAPEL – Progression Tour 2015

American extreme metal giants Whitechapel are finally coming back to Europe… The Knoxville, TN outfit will join the Progression Tour and the Impercion Festivals in spring of 2015. Good friendly violent fun is totally guaranteed. Whitechapel comments: “We’re very excited to come back to Europe for the Impericon Festivals and Progression Tour 2015. We’ll be…