Forming for a project at ArcTanGent in 2018, the members of Pijn & Conjurer have unleashed one of the best surprise releases of the year. Described by ArcTanGent organiser, James Scarlett, as “like Baroness playing Pink Floyd,” 'Curse These Metal Hands' combines driving riffs and gang vocals with moments of crushing power and peaceful reflection.
It's been a whirlwind journey for UK metallers Conjurer, who have been non-stop since the release of their debut album 'Mire'. From countless festival appearances to their debut US tour, awards nominations and endless praise of their first full-length, the band have been going from strength to strength - and this is just the beginning. We recently caught up with bassist Conor Marshall, who was kind enough to sit down with us at 2000trees, to talk about their success so far, their project with label mates Pijn and more.
Now in its sixth year, StrangeForms is a celebration of all things math-rock, post-rock and post-hardcore, from the legends of these alternative rock sub-genres, to new bands looking to make a name for themselves. 2018 was a landmark year for the Leeds-based festival, as it moved across the city to a larger venue at the Brudenell Social Club; evidence of the event’s growing popularity and ambition. After a successful debut year in its new home, allowing for its largest audience yet, StrangeForms is back for another instalment at the Brudenell.
This winter, Holy Roar have taken it upon themselves to get you in the Christmas spirit by creating their own advent calendar, set to showcase the very best in blistering noise. If you needed the introduction, we’ve put together the must-hear tracks compiled from Holy Roar Record’s releases of 2017 to get you fired up ahead of the ’12 Bands Of Christmas’, which will be hitting the Old Blue Last in London from 30th November.