Maths – ‘The Fires Courting The Sea’

Screamo trio Maths have always followed the “blink and you’ll miss it” mantra. On their new ‘The Fires Courting The Sea’ EP – their first release proper since 2009’s ‘Descent’ – Maths cram more brilliance into these fleeting moments than ever before. Coming in at around the ten minute mark, the six tracks on offer […]

DIVIDES – ‘Anywhere & Nowhere’

The minute some reviewers see that a band has a female vocalist, they’re falling over themselves to clamour, “Paramore, Paramore, PARAMORE!” But while Paramore are indeed an excellent act, it’s disheartening to see bands pigeonholed so quickly. In step DIVIDES, a gritty rock quintet from Glasgow. Just a year and half old, and led by vocalist Tasha Cowie, these guys have […]

LIVE: Hostage Calm / Into It. Over It @ Schubas Tavern, Chicago

Pop punk scene darlings Hostage Calm announced this fall that they would be disbanding, much to the dismay of many. Since their formation in 2007, HC have taken their fans on a journey that has been one part sonic and one part intellectual, stretching the limits of what we as listeners define as punk. From […]

LIVE: Don Broco / We Are The In Crowd / Young Guns / Bury Tomorrow / Beartooth @ The Forum, London

Each year, there is one tour that kicks off the year in style , consistently booking the next big thing. This year, Kerrang booked a 5 band bill, all very young in their band’s life cycle. Yet all 5 show that they have the potential to be that break out band. First up are Beartooth, […]

Harms Way – ‘Rust’

It would be no understatement to say that Deathwish Inc. is far and away the premier label when it comes to releasing the highest calibre of aggressive music today. Every band the label works with are trying to push the boundaries of this often restricted genre, and Chicago titans Harms Way are no exception. For […]

LIVE: Fort Hope / Dead! @ The Borderline 

Fort Hope are a band that are creating quite a storm at the moment, having gained an almighty amount of praise for their latest EP release, as well as backing from the giants at Radio 1, selling out London’s Borderline was just another check box for the band to tick. But could they live up to […]

LIVE: Papa Roach / Coldrain / The One Hundred @ Roundhouse, London

This is a slightly smaller tour than previous ones undertaken by America’s heavyweights Papa Roach, but the fact remains that they are an incredible band, both in the studio and on stage. Tonight to celebrate #ThrowbackThursday, they’ve decided to play their 2000 debut album ‘Infest’ in full. For the first time ever… Opening the proceedings […]

LIVE: The Used / Landscapes / Decade @ KOKO, London

Ever since their appearance at Download Festival last summer, Utah alternative veterans The Used have been pleasantly surprising crowds with their cobweb free performances. Despite widely reported claims of a mid-career slump, the four-piece have discarded the shackles and proved themselves to be back on form. Their resurgence has led them to the beautiful and […]

LIVE: Architects / Every Time I Die @ Motion, Bristol

Tonight Motion – an old converted skate park that usually houses big name DJs – is playing host to one of metal’s finest line ups. British metal titans Architects have managed to completely pack this huge room out, with the help of support bands Every Time I Die and Blessthefall. It’s a truly magnificent thing […]

LIVE: Takedown 2015 @ University of Southampton

Spread across various venues at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, Takedown Festival will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ventured to Leeds or Hatfield for Slam Dunk. Undoubtedly inspired by the latter, it may be easy to unfairly dismiss Takedown as its little brother. Despite perhaps not boasting the crowd pleasing heavy-hitters, Southampton’s […]

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