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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – ’68

Today (26th March 2021) marks the release of '68's raw, energy-fuelled third album 'Give One Take One', the follow-up to their 2020 EP 'Love Is Ain't Dead'. Ahead of the release, '68 shared a very creative video for 'Bad Bite', which was hand-drawn and animated by vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin. Keen to find out more about the song and accompanying video, which took fourteen months to create, we caught up with Scogin to discuss the writing process, themes and stories from behind the scenes...
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Stepson

The time has finally arrived for melodic hardcore quintet Stepson to release their eagerly-anticipated debut album 'Help Me, Help You', after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to all of their plans in 2020. We caught up with guitarist Nick Bennett ahead of the release to discuss the band's formation, influences, ambitions and more. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Dreamshade

Dreamshade released their new album 'A Pale Blue Dot' earlier this month, inspired by US scientist Carl Sagan's famous book 'Pale Blue Dot'. Ahead of the release, the Swiss metallers teamed up with Italian singer Rose Villain for their single 'Stone Cold Digital', which explores the negative impacts of technology and social media addiction. We caught up with vocalist Kevin Calì to find out more, including the song's writing process, themes and stories from behind the scenes. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Evanescence’s The Bitter Truth

The longstanding anticipation will finally pay off, as Evanescence's first album of original music in a decade is on the horizon. The band's distinctive sound has made waves on an entire generation in the rock genre. Not only that, but the band served as a pivotal resurgence for female vocalists in rock and metal. In a recent press event, which predominantly featured frontwoman Amy Lee and Troy McLawhorn, we were given some insight into the makings of the album, which takes twists and turns for a sound that feels matured, nostalgic, and like the taste of something new.
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Witherfall

Earlier this month, dark melodic metallers Witherfall released their highly anticipated third album Curse Of Autumn. The band revealed a series of singles ahead of the album, teaming up with renowned director Zev Deans (Ghost, Chelsea Wolfe, Denzel Curry, St. Vincent) for the As I Lie Awake video. Intrigued to find out more, we caught up with vocalist/keyboardist Joseph Michael and guitarist Jake Dreyer to discuss the song's theme, stories from behind the scenes and more. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – LANDMVRKS

The time has almost arrived for French metalcore quintet LANDMVRKS to release 'Lost In The Waves', their heaviest record to date. Over the last few months, the band have offered a glimpse into their third album with a series of singles, including 'Lost In A Wave', which the band describes as "one of the darkest and deepest tracks" they've ever written. We caught up with them to discuss the song's writing process, themes and stories from behind the scenes. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…ERRA

Almost three years after their fourth full-length 'Neon', progressive metalcore outfit ERRA are back with their new self-titled record. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy-nominated duo Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, ERRA tackle depression, anxiety and desperation on the fifth studio effort, which is out later this week via UNFD. We caught up with vocalist Joseph "JT" Cavey ahead of the release, to discuss ERRA's formation, ambitions, influences and more.
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NEW NOISE: To Kill Achilles

Scottish alt-rockers To Kill Achilles are a five-piece band, who are fearless when it comes to tackling tough lyrical topics. Taking inspiration from deeply personal life experiences, the post-hardcore-meets-alternative-rock-meets-alternative-metalcore band proudly wear their hearts on their sleeves, heavily displayed in their heart wrenching second studio album, 'Something To Remember Me By'. Here's why you should check them out!
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…The Rumjacks

2021 marks a new era for Australian Celtic punks The Rumjacks, who are are back with their brand new album 'Hestia' - their first with new lead vocalist Mike Rivkees. We caught up with the band following the new release, to discuss their formation, influences, ambitions and more. 
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MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…SOM

Building friendships over years of touring, the members of SOM came together to create music that is dark yet melodic, combining atmospheric rock with hints of electronics. Ahead of their new EP 'Awake' (out tomorrow via Pelagic Records), we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Will Benoit to find out more about SOM. 
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