London-based rock trio Madre Sun, formed of brothers Matt and Eduardo Cavina and Tyson Schenker, bring an element of nostalgia on their debut EP 'The Speed Of Light', inspired by greats such as Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Alice In Chains. We caught up with Schenker to find out more, including the band's formation, their ambitions and what's next for the three-piece.
With collective influences of Iron Maiden, The Misfits and Motörhead, traditional metal trio Rusty Eye are defying expectations and boundaries by putting their own spin on the genre, evident on their brand new album 'Dissecting Shadows'. We caught up with co-vocalist/bassist Mr. Rust to find out more, including the band's formation, influences and ambitions.
Pop-rock outfit Young Culture are gearing up for the imminent release of their self-titled debut album, exploring the struggles of trying to find your way in your early 20s. Expect to find elements of hip-hop, country, hardcore and alternative rock on their upcoming full-length, blending the diverse backgrounds and styles of each member. We caught up with vocalist Alex Magnan to discuss the band's formation, influences, his first musical memory and more.
Rising death metal quintet Venom Prison have gone from strength-to-strength since they formed in 2016. With two full-length albums under their belts, which landed them global festival slots and high profile tours, the band are back with their new release 'Primeval'. Venom Prison returned to the studio in late 2019 to work on 'Primeval', to re-record, remix, and remaster old favourites from their 'Defy The Tyrant' and 'The Primal Chaos' EPs, alongside two brand new tracks. We caught up with Venom Prison guitarist Ash Gray to discuss the band's formation, his first music memory, influences and more.
Singer-songwriter BLANKS released his debut EP 'cheap sodas and ice cream kisses' in August, drawing on his love of 80s era pop and dance to deliver a summer-infused indie-pop record. Lead single 'Favorite Nightmare' was written with the input of BLANKS' Instagram following, who picked their favourite melodies and suggested lyrical topics, resulting in an upbeat exploration of, in his own words, "a relationship which had its moments, but wasn’t good for both sides." We caught up with BLANKS to find out more...
Northern Ireland's CATALAN! (the project of Ewen Friers) caught our attention with his lively mix of indie, post-rock, and post-punk on debut album 'Veritas'. Ahead of the release CATALAN! revealed the catchy 'Fortune', a fitting track that "echoes how we consume the world through social media." We caught up with Friers to find out more about 'Fortune', including the writing process, themes, the accompanying music video and more.
The Front Bottoms' new album 'In Sickness & In Flames' celebrates life, as the two-piece push forward with a positive and creative energy on the follow-up to 2017's 'Going Grey'. That said, they have openly explained that their new record is one that involves pain, when the pair went through unbelievable life changes - but creativity came to the rescue in helping them to solve their problems. We caught up with the band to find out more...
Germany's Blackout Problems are delivering an important message with their new single 'MURDERER', one that asks us to "always be peaceful and treat everybody with respect and love." The track is a powerful introduction to the band's forthcoming album 'DARK', which will be released in early 2021 via Sony Music/Music For Nations. We caught up with the band to find out more about 'MURDERER', including the writing process, themes, accompanying visuals and more.
Formed in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, rock quartet Dead Lord are back with their new album 'Surrender', ten-tracks that offer a healthy dose of nostalgia with a modern tinge. We caught up with drummer Adam Linkmark to discuss his first musical memory (or should we say, memories?), Dead Lord's influences, total world domination and more.
Last week legendary grindcore pioneers Napalm Death released their sixteenth album 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' to high acclaim, continuing to push the boundaries of heavy music with their far-reaching and multi-layered approach. In the run up to the release the band revealed a video for their hard-hitting single 'A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen', which highlights the ignorance of many against those who traverse continents in search of sanctuary. We caught up with vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway to find out more, including the writing process, themes, and behind-the-scenes stories.