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IN DEPTH: TRIVIUM – RISING UP

WORDS: ROBERT KENT Trivium, a key player in the modern metal movement. After being a band for close to twenty years, writing new music and keeping fans intrigued...

IN-DEPTH : KID KAPICHI – POWER TO THE PEOPLE

WORDS BY : Henry Calvert Working class culture and coastal resorts have gone hand-in-hand since the dawn of the industrial revolution. On the message of their music, their...

IN DEPTH: DIET CIG – LIGHTING UP

WORDS: MALVIKA PADIN It’s 2017, and after a sweat drenched club show on the other side of the globe from their homeland, the duo - Alex Luciano and...

An Open Letter To History By Elijah Witt Of Cane Hill

In the morning I open my eyes to a window bleeding slim rays on sunshine. They protrude my eyelids until there’s no sensation of sleep left in...

IN DEPTH: FAKE NAMES – REWRITING THE NEW WAVE

WORDS: DEC SHERRY After being approached by Brian Baker backstage at Riot Fest 2016, Dennis Lyxzén joined Fake Names, a new project Baker had with Michael Hampton and Johnny Temple. With members having been in...

Accentuate the positive / Eliminate the negative : The Hayley Williams Philosophy

WORDS: MALVIKA PADIN Through the looking glass that her own errors, Paramore’s Hayley Williams redefines herself, and the feminist outlook of the 21st century by growing with the times. It was 2005 and setting a precedent...

KULTURE: CAN’T SWIM SQUARE UP TO THE POWERS THAT BE WITH THEIR TOP 10...

In a time of political turbulence the need for anthems of solidarity are never far away. Whether this is Rage Against The Machine shutting down Wall Street in the early 2000s, or the likes...

IN DEPTH: DANCE GAVIN DANCE – THE REWRITE

WORDS:  MICHAEL WOODSWORTH It’s been a mere three months since the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has hit the world. Now, caught in what seems like an indefinite purgatory, the world is leaning on the heroic efforts...

IN DEPTH: BLIND TO FAITH – NEW HEAVY ANARCHY

WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Blind to Faith likely aren’t a familiar name for many fans of contemporary heavy music, made more surprising by the band’s longevity and consistent quality. Releasing their first full-length record in 2009,...

IN DEPTH: SILVERSTEIN – PLAYING THE LONG GAME

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON “Silverstein was just for fun,” says lead vocalist Shane Told. “I didn’t even think we were gonna play a show or release music.” Not bad for a band who are currently celebrating...

IN DEPTH: MALEVOLENCE – KEEPING THE DISTANCE

WORDS: LUCA CESCON | PHOTOS: NAT WOOD / MATT GABEL Is there anything better than releasing your brand new EP via your own label in a time where the future is uncertain? Sheffield’s very own...

KULTURE: PUNK GOES POP – A REFLECTION OF THE COVERS WE BOTH DID, AND...

It's May 1st, and unless you've been offline for decades, or never heard NSYNC's It's Gonna Be Me , well you'll know that today in some ways is the unofficial holiday for pop music. Havng been released...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE GHOST INSIDE – GET WHAT YOU GIVE

WORDS: OLIVER LINDOP Formed in 2004 and starting life as “As A Dying Dream”, the Los Angeles-based band The Ghost Inside put their stamp on the scene with their first release “Fury for the Fallen...

IN-DEPTH: KALEO – Iceland and beyond

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON With a population of just over a quarter of a million, Iceland is a pretty tiny place. But although JJ Julius Son – the brainchild, chief songwriter and lead singer/guitarist of KALEO...

IN DEPTH: CODE ORANGE – THE MACHINE THAT NEVER DIES

WORDS: JOSH MARKARIAN The machine that never dies. Code Orange has seen many manifestations. Now on their third “rebirth” or album cycle, they are back more aggressive and unstoppable than ever. If I AM King...

IN DEPTH: THE USED – OPEN SURGERY

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON | PHOTOS:  BRIAN COX “When people need music, that is the time to put it out and I think people have never needed music more than they do now,” reflected a high-spirited...

IN-DEPTH: The Homeless Gospel Choir – Learning What It Means To Be Together

WORDS: JO COSGROVE | PHOTO: MARTYNA WISNIEWSKA Times are tough and everyone is struggling to make ends meet. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many at a standstill - including the music industry. Everyone’s struggling right...

IN-DEPTH: Violent Soho – Patient Virtues

WORDS: CORAL DANIELS | PHOTOS: SEAN PYKE & IAIN LAIDLAW A band who aren't averse to irony, Violent Soho have run into a couple of coincidences recently, especially after their latest release “Everything is A-OK”...

IN DEPTH: MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE – BAD ACCENT ANTHEMS

  WORDS: ROBERT ROZENDAAL | PHOTOS: MANOS TSOPANOGLOU, MDB Originating from the harsh streets of Moscow, hardcore/hiphop act Moscow Death Brigade are on well on their way to becoming a household name in the European underground scene....

IN-DEPTH: Man Overboard – Don’t Call It A Comeback

WORDS: ROB KENT Way back in early 2016, Man Overboard collectively decided to go on a hiatus. Bass player and co-vocalist Nik Bruzzese reflects back to the end of the band's then-final chapter, which also...