Having been around for nearly two decades, Comeback Kid have spent the entirety of their career churning out a seemingly endless stream of metal-infused hardcore punk tracks influencing countless younger bands along the way. Tonight in the DIY punk surroundings of Boston Music Room they took to the stage alongside British hybrid outfit Svalbard.
Taking on a darker concept than its ancestor, Batushka’s 'Hospodi' is a polished, well-orchestrated record. However, while it has its glorious, exciting moments, and sees more experimentation than that heard in 'Litourgiya', it is far from the immersive masterpiece it followed.
South Wales hardcore punk quartet Torchbearer have set sail on their latest EP, Against The Tide. After an active tour season and time back in the studio, how does their latest effort fare?
Tonight BABYMETAL play their first headline show in Britain in 3 years. Even more exciting is that the rumour mills are going crazy, apparently there’s a new face in the band. With the band ending the night with a huge announcement, BABYMETAL at Brixton was a night set to go down in history.
Having now jumped onto the highly esteemed label Century Media and with Sean Beavan on production duties, 3TEETH lay out their boldest manifesto yet. Can this combination give their message a bigger platform?
This year has already seen indie-rock outfit Foals release their first record of the year Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 and in support of this they have recently been out on an arena tour across the UK and Ireland. We headed to the Bournemouth date of the tour where support came from Yak to see their ferocious live show in all its glory and dance away our Wednesday night in style.
Redhook kick us off on the final day at Download and as it happens, it's their second show of the weekend, following the Aussies' Saturday lunchtime acoustic set for Carlsberg. Today, they ramp things right up on a nearly astronomical scale to a tent that's absolutely packed for 11 in the morning.
Despite the weather-related camping challenges at this year’s Download, a decent sized crowd have woken up early and amassed at the Avalanche Stage to watch Parting Gift open the stage on day two.
There are more encouraging build ups to a major UK summertime festival than an entire week of continuous, heavy rain, but for the regulars of Download Festival, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Lovingly nicknamed Drownload, it’s often plagued by inclement weather, but while clothes, bodies and campsites may be sodden before a single band has even played a note, it takes more than adverse conditions to dampen the spirits of UK metal fans.
2019 sees Taking Back Sunday celebrating 20 years as a band by embarking on a world-wide anniversary tour. We headed to the Bristol show to see them perform debut album Tell All Your Friends along with a second set of their favourite tracks from across their career.