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Download Festival - 2016 Review

Download Festival - 2016 Review

This year's Download festival turned out to be a very wet weekend with constant downpours and thunderstorms throughout the three days, but what would 'Drownload' festival be without a little bit of rain? Thick with...

Review posted on 17th June 2016

Download Festival 2016 Preview

Download Festival 2016 Preview

This year the festival boasts a stellar line-up with Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden all headlining respectively. But that's not all. With Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, Disturbed, Nightwish and many other bands taking to the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th June 2016

The Qemists - Warrior Sound Album Review

The Qemists - Warrior Sound Album Review

Intertwining rock and electronic music is not quite the sin that it once was, with prolific albums and influences coming from the likes of Enter Shikari, The Prodigy and Modestep. The Qemists were very much...

Review posted on 22nd April 2016

Hands Like Houses - Dissonants Album Review

Hands Like Houses - Dissonants Album Review

Hands Like Houses are no strangers to writing exceptionally good albums and their latest album Dissonants is no exception. The band, from Canberra, Australia, released a few juicy tracks before the album was even released,...

Review posted on 11th April 2016

The Algorithm - Brute Force Album Review

The Algorithm - Brute Force Album Review

If thunderous and evolutionary music mashup is what you're after then The Algorithm's highly anticipated album Brute Force is exactly what you've been looking for. Set to be released on April 1st, the roaring 10...

Review posted on 4th April 2016

Oliver Heldens - Interview

Oliver Heldens - Interview

Every once in a while you come across a brand new talent and rare musical pioneer like the young Dutch DJ/producer Oliver Heldens who really stands out from the crowd with his distinctive sound. Oliver...

Interview posted on 16th March 2016

Tonight Alive - Limitless Album Review

Tonight Alive - Limitless Album Review

Tonight Alive are back after the success of their 2013 album The Other Side set out with their newest album Limitless which was released March 4th. The album is a completely stripped down and rebuilt...

Review posted on 9th March 2016

Enter Shikari - Alexandra Palace 27 February 2016 Live Review

Enter Shikari - Alexandra Palace 27 February 2016 Live Review

The Alexandra Palace stands tall and grand with incredible views of London's skyline. This prestigious London venue has been host to many music acts throughout the years, but on Saturday night, it prepared for one...

Review posted on 3rd March 2016

Ron Pope and The Nighthawks - Self Titled Album Review

Ron Pope and The Nighthawks - Self Titled Album Review

Sometimes straddling the lines between genres can be the downfall of artists, but in Ron Pope and the Nighthawks' case, blurring the lines between country and pop works in his favour. The NYC singer-songwriter, who...

Review posted on 25th February 2016

Slipknot - Alexandra Palace 9 February 2016 Live Review

Slipknot - Alexandra Palace 9 February 2016 Live Review

As we awaited the circus of the nine-masked men that make up Slipknot, the thundering bassline of David Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes' fittingly powered around the Alexandra Palace; a stout reminder that the theatrical tendencies...

Review posted on 12th February 2016

Danimal Cannon - Lunaria Album Review

Danimal Cannon - Lunaria Album Review

Do you remember that time when you used to play your Gameboy and the electronic music when you would get into a battle that really got you pumped? Well imagine a whole album of electronic...

Review posted on 5th February 2016

Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor Album Review

Panic! At The Disco - Death Of A Bachelor Album Review

Panic! At The Disco have had a huge line-up change over the last few years and with Brendon Urie now being the only remaining original member, a brand new album was always going to pick...

Review posted on 29th January 2016

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep:Hospitalised Album Review

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep:Hospitalised Album Review

After the success of Enter Shikari’s latest album release The Mindsweep you’d have thought that they couldn’t do any more to such a brilliant album. But we were wrong.With the announcement of The Mindsweep: Hospitalised,...

Review posted on 9th December 2015

Modestep 2015 Interview

Modestep 2015 Interview

It's been a busy year for Modestep. Having released their second album London Road earlier this year and hitting some of the major festivals including Download and Reading & Leeds, they have now just finished...

Interview posted on 9th December 2015

Modestep - Electric Brixton Live Review

Modestep - Electric Brixton Live Review

Modestep have had a busy year, with the release of their new album London Road plus performances at some of the biggest UK festivals including both Download and Reading & Leeds. This time, they have...

Review posted on 4th December 2015

Motion City Soundtrack - Panic Stations Album Review

Motion City Soundtrack - Panic Stations Album Review

If you're a pop-punk fan, then there's no doubt that you'll have heard of Motion City Soundtrack. With a career that has spanned nearly two decades, these pop-punk masters released their sixth studio album Panic...

Review posted on 20th November 2015

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Porchester Hall, London 9 November Live Review

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Porchester Hall, London 9 November Live Review

It's been a long-awaited return for Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra. With the announcement of a brand new album full of original material (the first in nearly 15 years) Alone in the Universe, it was...

Review posted on 16th November 2015

Mayday Parade - Black Lines Album Review

Mayday Parade - Black Lines Album Review

Mayday Parade are known for their big, emotional outputs and started to get a name for themselves with their continuous release of heartstring-tugging ballads and sing-a-longs. It seemed like the band had a winning formula...

Review posted on 19th October 2015

Zebrahead - Walk The Plank Album Review

Zebrahead - Walk The Plank Album Review

Zebrahead are veterans of the pop-punk scene and they just don't seem to tire with age. With their twelfth full-length album release 'Walk The Plank', the band show how they can still create music that...

Review posted on 14th October 2015

Bullet For My Valentine - Venom Album Review

Bullet For My Valentine - Venom Album Review

When your last two albums have received a poor reception and you find yourself making your way down festival line-ups when you're used to performing high on the bill, what do you do? You go...

Review posted on 23rd September 2015

Download Festival 2015 Review

Download Festival 2015 Review

One of Europe's best rock and metal festivals returned to its home at Donnington Park last weekend and it's safe to say, once again, that Download smashed it. With a range of bands from Kiss,...

Review posted on 22nd June 2015

The Zombie Apocalypse Hits London During 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards

The Zombie Apocalypse Hits London During 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards

As the zombie apocalypse took over the Relentless Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, many acts stumbled away with an award or two in tow. In true rock fashion, the black carpet was laid awaiting the arrival...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th June 2015

Slipknot Set To Raise The Proverbial Roof At Download Festival 2015

Slipknot Set To Raise The Proverbial Roof At Download Festival 2015

Download festival sponsored by Zippo is now approaching its twelfth year and it keeps on going from strength to strength, and this year is looking to be the biggest and best to date. The festival...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd June 2015

Slam Dunk - The Forum, Hertfordshire - May 24th 2015 Live Review

Slam Dunk - The Forum, Hertfordshire - May 24th 2015 Live Review

It was all smiles at this year's Slam Dunk festival and, despite the rain, the Desperados and beer was flowing and the crowds were bouncing non-stop to 2015's incredible line-up. As more and more bands...

Review posted on 26th May 2015

All Time Low - Future Hearts Album Review

All Time Low - Future Hearts Album Review

Baltimore rockers All Time Low topped the pop-punk charts once again with their new album 'Future Hearts'. The band have developed a more mature sound over the years that is also accompanied by poppier music,...

Review posted on 23rd April 2015

While She Sleeps - Brainwashed Album Review

While She Sleeps - Brainwashed Album Review

It's been a tough few years for While She Sleeps after the band's fighting form following their initial breakthrough was halted as Lawrence Taylor had to undergo career saving surgery on his vocal chords and...

Review posted on 23rd March 2015

Falling In Reverse - Just Like You Album Review

Falling In Reverse - Just Like You Album Review

After the controversial 2013 album 'Fashionably Late' turned a lot of people away from Falling In Reverse, the band are back with their new album 'Just Like You', which sees them reverting back to the...

Review posted on 5th March 2015

Of Mice And Men - Restoring Force: Full Circle Album Review

Of Mice And Men - Restoring Force: Full Circle Album Review

After releasing 'Restoring Force' in January last year, Of Mice & Men are back with a deluxe version, 'Restoring Force: Full Circle', that provides four additional songs including an acoustic version of 'Feels Like Forever'.The...

Review posted on 3rd March 2015

The Grubby Mitts - What The World Needs Now Is Album Review

The Grubby Mitts - What The World Needs Now Is Album Review

Acclaimed artist Andy Holden has teamed up with four others to form The Grubby Mitts - a band that is known for blurring the lines between art and music. With the use of toy and...

Review posted on 18th February 2015

All Time Low - Plus You Me At Six Headline Tour - O2 Arena, London - February 14th 2015 Live Review

All Time Low - Plus You Me At Six Headline Tour - O2 Arena, London - February 14th 2015 Live Review

This super band mash-up tour was one of the highlights of 2015 so far. After being announced in August following their performances at Reading Festival last year, the two bands, along with support act Walk...

Review posted on 18th February 2015

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