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Five Minutes With

MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Rusty Eye

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. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Young Culture

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. 
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Hybrid Theory: A Look Back on Linkin Park’s Debut Opus, 20 Years Later

“It starts with one”. Those four words, accompanied by the iconic keyboard intro, make up what is arguably one of the greatest and most well-known moments in metal since the turn of the millennium. Joined by three other singles, 'In The End' helped in making 'Hybrid Theory' the legendary debut album we know it is today.
Deep Cuts

MUSIC FEATURE: Deep Cuts – The Killers (Part 2)

Glamorous indie-rock and rollers The Killers are one of the twenty-first centuries biggest and best American rock bands. Now nearly two decades down the line, the Las Vegas get-up continues to prove their status of dominance to this very day, from the 80’s style indie synth-pop found on debut album 'Hot Fuss' to the matured Americana rock of recent record 'Imploding The Mirage'. In celebration of their sixth studio LP’s release, we've taken a deep dive into some of The Killers' best non-single tracks as part of our Deep Cuts series - read on to find out Katie Conway-Flood’s second round of picks from the band's blistering back-catalogue. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Venom Prison

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. 
Behind The Noise

MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – BLANKS

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...
Behind The Noise

MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – CATALAN!

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. 
Interviews

MUSIC INTERVIEW: The Front Bottoms

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... 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Blackout Problems

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. 
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