The Slam Dunk Festival 2021 line-up had been one that heavy music fans had been waiting for what seemed like eternity. Since its original announcement for Slam Dunk 2020, the line-up had gone through many changes and has somehow managed to stay absolutely brilliant. It really was a day in the diary not to be missed.
Back in 2020, they’ve wowed everyone with 'Holy Roller' and this year they’ll amaze everyone yet again. At long last, the debut album by Spiritbox is about to hit the shelves (and streaming services), and we can safely say that the wait has been well and worth it. 'Eternal Blue' is an utter masterpiece, worthy of every album of the year title that it will, undoubtedly, receive by the time 2021 leaves us.
British metal has lot of wonderful bands who are not dinosaurs, bands who are hungry to succeed and create excellent music. At this time, Employed To Serve might just be conquering them all with their fourth studio album.
Mastiff are a band that demand your attention. Hell, they outright deserve it at this point and frankly you deserve to give them your time, because this album will undoubtedly affect you one way or another. This is bleak, this is grim and this is bloody outstanding.
With this show originally scheduled for March 2020, fans had to wait a little bit longer than planned to see the power pairing of genre-blending BLOXX and Scottish power rock outfit Twin Atlantic at Bournemouth’s Old Fire Station. But it's true, good things do come to those who wait.
The UK’s biggest party was welcomed back to Bramham Park on the 26th - 28th August 2021. This year Leeds festival had sold-out in record time, and had been sold-out for months, so to say people were hyped would be the understatement of the year.
Fresh off the back of their third UK appearance across the Reading and Leeds Festival weekend, the 80’s retro-esque dynamic duo from another time and universe that is I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME took to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town to bring a little bit of razzmatazz and pizzazz to the people of London town and the fantastical two piece did not disappoint on this sold-out headliner.
Leprous' Aphelion preview live stream was the perfect way to kickstart this new chapter of the band, giving everyone a chance to hear the stellar new output from the quintet, two days before anyone else.
A turnstile is a very uninteresting thing in and of itself. It lets people into events, stadiums and venues. There isn’t really much else to say about such a thing. The namesake band are anything but. On third album 'GLOW ON', Turnstile expand their sound even further than before, like a successful restaurateur taking over a neglected high street unit. Can the band go even further than the already expansive 'Time and Space'?
'Aphelion' is yet another brilliant release by Norwegian prog masters Leprous. Its songs constantly build themselves up and evolve, while retaining their individual sound and identity, and manage to never sound exactly the same as one another. This is a testament of a band that, in spite of a pandemic, is still on top of its game, and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon.