You might be forgiven for thinking with such a ridiculous name, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard were some kind of parody band, or pedallers of bog-standard doom metal. You'd be mistaken: on their sophomore album, Y Proffwyd Dwyll, MWWB have taken the doom metal format and shaken it up, incorporating airy vocals, keyboards and psychedelic rock influences.
Spectating the Tech-Fest weekend were music fans and musicians alike, and one such band we were introduced to were Schemata Theory. We managed to sit down with them for a few words about the band and their new EP.
Following the critically acclaimed debut album Memoirs of A Murderer, Flint based metal mammoths KING 810 return with their sophomore album La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God. Will their return live up to the hype which surrounded them on their debut?
Heavy, industrial-tinged rock doesn't sound like a particularly compelling musical direction in 2016, but it's the easiest way to describe Everything Is OK, the sophomore album from Yorkshire's Servers.
Relatively new to the blues rock scene are RavenEye. Made up of award winning blues guitarist Oli Brown, bassist Aaron Spiers and drummer Adam Breeze, the boys are taking their genre to a new, modern dimension. We caught up with Oli and Aaron to see what experiencing Download was like and what's next for these up and comers.
On first listen, one may assume that Wild Throne are a typical hard rock band, with the relentless loudness of the guitars and drums on display throughout their debut EP, Blood Maker. However, listen just a little closer and under the layers of heaviness there are the complex song structures and unconventional time signatures of progressive rock.
Download is the bad boy rock 'n roll festival of the UK, but this year there has been an injection of blues rock bands to funk it up. We caught up with the biggest band on the blues rock scene at the moment - LA cool cats Rival Sons - post-performance with drummer Mike Miley to chat about festivals, future plans and stealing the Prom Queen.
Brighton's Architects are one of modern metal's most reliable and consistent acts. Back with their highly anticipated album 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us' they may have returned with a familiar sound; but have they taken it to the next level?
After hitting out a mere first EP, Glaswegian tech metallers From Sorrow to Serenity have emerged ready and on the prowl with their debut full length album, Remnant of Humanity.
Black Peaks are one of the most interesting bands in post-hardcore and metal music today, and Statues is a whirlwind of different styles within and without heavy music. It will subvert any opinions one may have that heavy music has become stale, and reassure audiences that an interesting, intense, incredible band can still attain a degree of mainstream recognition in the digital age.