When it comes to modern metal bands, there aren’t too many frontmen who can overtake AVATAR’s Johannes Eckerström, both in terms of energy and stage presence, as well as vocal range. With the launch of their new album, 'Hunter Gatherer', quickly approaching, we caught up with the Swedish singer to talk about their new material, how it sounds compared to their previous work, and about other things, including Disney, Ennio Morricone, and Swedish indie pop.
The new Broadside album, 'Into the Raging Sea', promises to be a collection of songs which will keep you strapped in for a while, but it unfortunately falls short, thanks to said (underwhelming) tracks, which sound either upbeat, or slow and introspective - nothing in between.
'Project Regeneration Vol. 1' is an album plagued by some less-than-memorable songs, which sadly outnumber the good ones. Though it initially promised to bear Wayne Static’s final performances, the listeners only get half of them, with the rest to be released in the future as Volume 2, a move which only winds up hurting the quality of what will likely be Static-X’s swansong.
After what is sure to be one of their most successful tours ever, supporting Canadian mastermind Devin Townsend, Haken return with a new studio offering, in the form of 'Virus'. Recorded in secret this new album serves as a follow-up to 2018’s Vector, with the events taking place twenty years afterwards. So, shall we return to Mountview Institute?
When it comes to bands that change their sound with every release, Enter Shikari are among those who do it best. Their latest full-length, 'Nothing is True & Everything is Possible', comes as a perfect mix of their past five albums, while also laying down some new sounds, effectively paving way for the future. We caught up with frontman Rou Reynolds to talk about their new record, as well as his meditation livestreams and the upcoming online Five4Five Fest, which Enter Shikari are set to headline.
Since forming at the start of the millennium, Silverstein have been at the forefront of the emo scene. However, the band have slowly started to shift to more of a post-hardcore sound on their recent albums, most apparent on their tenth offering 'A Beautiful Place to Drown'. We caught up with lead singer Shane Told to discuss their new record, the band's 20th anniversary, his Lead Singer Syndrome podcast and more.
While far from being an objectively bad album, 'Afterburner' ends up suffering from some less than memorable songs, which hinder this otherwise great, and quite experimental, ninth Dance Gavin Dance record.
By revisiting sounds from their back catalogue and fusing them together with novel motifs and soundscapes, Enter Shikari have managed to piece together an album that is ambitious, eclectic, and quintessential Shikari: 'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible'.
'HUMAN. :II: NATURE.' might prove to be the Finns’ most progressive release to date - it definitely is the most symphonic. To some, the discrepancy between the two “Human” and “Nature” parts may seem like a let down or a disappointment, while to others it may be just what they had been waiting for from Nightwish.
Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? A lot of them are trying to adapt, and use technology to help raise funds, and keep their music in your mind while you’re stuck inside. And since you are stuck inside, why not tune into some of these innovative live streams? Here’s some ways you can help...