Rise Records have announced the signing of “Alive Like Me”. The Eugene, Oregon based band has released their first single “Start Again” on iTunes and Youtube, and their debut album, which will be mixed by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Paramore) will be out early Summer 2014.
Minor Crisis premieres the first single Stomp The Page, from the upcoming full-length album ‘Temple’ which will be available for pre-order on February 18, 2014. Regarding the single and its concept, Chris Fincher (vocals/guitar) says this; “Bob Dylan said that he once saw a black tree branch that never quit bleeding, a bunch of men in a room with blood still on their hammers, ten thousand men who spoke but said nothing and ten thousand whispers while no one was listening. There is a dark side to us all that can’t be contained when we engrave our soul onto a piece of wood, a piece of paper, an instrument or on our own minds. Basically, we all look at our hands at one time or another and ask the question; who am I, and what have I done?”
Words: Emily Coulter
If someone told you to listen to a grime/metal cross over band what would your opinion be? You’d probably think it would be terrible but Hacktivist prove that wrong.
It’s a sure thing that you’ve heard the name Hacktivist making it’s rounds in the UK music scene. The 5 piece grime/metal cross over from Milton Keynes have been hitting up venues all around the country with their fresh sound and exciting stage performances.
Covering ”Niggas In Paris” in their own special British way and releasing hits such as ”Elevate” and ”Cold Shoulders” this band are going to be huge next year
We catch the guys halfway through their UK tour to ask about the new album, tour life and what you can expect next year.
Words: Makky Hall
This is something that I think Modern Metal has been missing for a couple of years, that is the angst and passion in the songs that I felt that bands like DevilDriver and Five Finger Death Punch had been missing in recent releases.
What a way to open an album, with a riff that would perk up the ears of Chimaira fans and vocals that switch between what sounds like Phil Anselmo in the verse to a Miles Kennedy like chorus, a nice mix of heavy and epicness. Next track just makes things heavier, and slightly eratic, reminding you a little of Static-X, but even heavier than that.
Words: Makky Hall
Who says hardcore can’t be fun? Whoever said that was either lying or Down To Nothing flat out ignored them, this is possibly the most upbeat hardcore release I have ever heard, and definitely up there as one of the best hardcore releases of 2013.
Los Angeles based Rotting Out are proud to announce a Spring headline run in the EU/UK which includes a debut festival appearance at this years Groezrock in Belgium.
Lots of bands my call LA their home, but few truly represent the city like Rotting Out. With members hailing from some of the more notorious parts of the storied streets everyone thinks of when they hear “LA,” it’s no wonder their music expresses that grit so rarely captured this perfectly. Raised on the sounds of local heroes Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise, yet fully indebted to the thriving Southern California hardcore scene, Rotting Out have continually created some of the most energetic and captivating punk / hardcore being played today.
Full dates are below:
30.04.14 Germany Frankfurt Elfer
01.05.14 Austria Wien Arena
02.05.14 Germany Lichtenstein JZ Riot
03.05.14 Belgium Meerhout Groezrock
04.05.14 UK Sheffield Broomhall Centre
05.05.14 UK London Borderline
London based Whales In Cubicles have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’, recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Peace, Kasabian, The Temper Trap, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys, Editors). The album is out 10th February 2014 on CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. with lead single ‘All The Pretty Flowers’, out the previous week.
Since releasing the debut single ‘We Never Win’ in 2012, Whales in Cubicles carved out a distinctive niche within the UK music scene, creating complex but often minimalist soundscapes that owe more to 90s alternative rock than psychedelia. With strong support from The Fly, Q Magazine, The Independent, Artrocker, Clash and major attention from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, XFM and Amazing Radio they’re building up quite the momentum.
Oslo’s WOLVES LIKE US announce their triumphant return with their new album Black Soul Choir, the follow-up to the 2011 debut Late Love. Widely acclaimed across Europe and Scandinavia for their urgent post-hardcore fuelled alternative rock / punk, the band have spent the past two years touring, writing and recording and are now ready to launch their new, ambitious work.