This month one of the hardest sounding tours of the year brings itself to the UK, beginning in London at ULU. Knocked Loose bring a package stacked with heavy hitting sounds in support of their stunning album A Different Shade Of Blue, but have they left themselves open to being upstaged by their incredible supporting package?
Alabama hardcore quartet Gideon decide to party like its 1999, with a new album that goes for a paddle in the nu-metal end of the musical swimming pool. Does this new direction herald bigger things for the band?
The workhorses that are Palm Reader are back with their third full length album, looking to build upon the already firm foundations that they have made from themselves in British heavy music. ‘Braille’ looks to be the perfect record for a metal/hardcore fan who is looking for something with a little more depth and thought involved, and Palm Reader have more of that than most of the other acts in the game right now.
Having been making waves in their native Sweden and across Europe over the last three years, Gothenburg's OAK have returned with their follow-up to their 2014 self-titled record.
It's always heartening to hear new music that's completely original, a blend of existing styles put together beautifully in a way that doesn't sound quite like any of them. Brighton's Earth Moves, on their debut LP 'The Truth in Our Bodies', have done just that.
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man's debut album, Colossal Velocity, could quite possibly be over by the time you read the band's name out loud. Clocking in at a little over 21 minutes, this is a no-frills, bare bones punk outing.
Following the Palindromes EP in 2013, post-hardcore outfit Masts return to release their debut album Adversaries. The Cardiff based four piece return with a slicker mix of their melodic pop-punk and hardcore instrumentation.
What's most surprising Irish metallic hardcore sorts BAILER is that they've only been a band for the better part of the year. This is surprising because of how talented, polished and accomplished Shaped by the Landscape, the band's debut EP, sounds.
Yorkshire’s technical hardcore outfit The Colour Line have released their eagerly anticipated EP The Long Awaited Seal of Disapproval. The record is 5 frantic tracks with a running time of 14 minutes. Whilst they’ve built a credible reputation with their live performances, this release would suggest they have a lot to offer, but a lot to learn.
John Coffey have a rare gift shared only with a few deserving bands of their ilk: the ability to take a sturdy hardcore punk foundation, and build on it with slab upon slab of badass groove. While the Dutch quintet have been grafting away in their native Utrecht for nearly 15 years, it finally seems like their gargantuan structure is beginning to tower above a wider international audience; here's what we thought of their latest EP, 'A House For Thee'.