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IN DEPTH: HAGGARD CAT – TAKING A HOLIDAY FROM COMMON SENSE

Matt Reynolds and Tom Midsch have been making noise for a long time. First there was the evolution of Baby Godzilla into Heck, and now there is the evolution of Haggard Cat from side-project...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUR DEMISE – THE KIDS WE USED TO BE

WORDS: LUCA CESCSON Come on, let’s be serious: have you ever listened to a better intro in hardcore music than Your Demise’s “MMX”? This year, their game-changer record “The Kids We Used To Be” will...

IN-DEPTH: PENGSHUI – DEFYING GENRES WITH NO BOUNDARIES

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD UK grime-metallers Pengshui have been a constant on the festival circuit for the past few years, and now they are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album. While the name is...

IN-DEPTH: FOUR YEAR STRONG – AUTHENTICITY AND ANGST

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON “I don’t think we’ve ever worked harder for something. I don’t think we’ve ever concentrated and sunk our teeth into something as deeply as we have on this record.” Four Year Strong’s new...

IN-DEPTH: THE XCERTS – STILL COCKY, STILL FROM THE HEART

WORDS & PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON Whether it’s in a stadium’s backstage dressing room, in a small theatre, or in this case, the tucked away corner of an East London brewery, somehow The Xcerts' vocalist seems...

IN-DEPTH: Nova Twins – Doing What They Want

WORDS: JO COSGROVE Bands are always striving to be something different, whether for themselves or for the sake of inspiring individuality in others. With acts like N.E.R.D. and The Prodigy, it was their originality that...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: BAD BRAINS

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON Within all genres, and cultures, there is a golden trio in which it’s origin can always be rooted and traced back to. Whilst the mass media often looks towards the mainstream appeal...

IN DEPTH: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON Visual art and music have always been tightly intertwined. As an independent band, for Frank and Dean of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, the connection has always been...

ISSUE #66 – OUT NOW – HIGHER POWER

In the latest issue we give UK hardcore’s new reigning giants, HIGHER POWER their first ever cover, and talk about the highs and lows that have made them the leaders of the new wave. PLUS...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: COMEBACK KID – WAKE THE DEAD

WORDS: LUCA CESCON Let’s start from the end. Let’s start from “Final Goodbye” and its iconic closing 2-step, a 100% hardcore way to end of the best records of all time. We could easily confirm...

IN DEPTH: IN THE RING WITH ANDY WILLIAMS (EVERY TIME I DIE)

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD  Some kids grow up wanting to be rockstars, others professional wrestlers, however Andy Williams ‘The Butcher Of Buffalo’ and guitarist for legendary hardcore band Every Time I Die has managed to live...

IN-DEPTH: RENOUNCED – THEIR TIME IS NOW

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Despite being a fixture in the hardcore scene for the majority of the decade, 2019 has truly been the breakout year of Renounced, with their third album Beauty Is A Destructive Angel...

IN-DEPTH: PARKWAY DRIVE – EMBRACING THE UNDERDOG

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD “The new breed is well and truly fucking dominating,” emphatically states Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall just one day before their documentary Viva The Underdogs hits cinemas across the world. After a...

IN-DEPTH: CEREMONY – NEVER SETTLED, ALWAYS SEARCHING

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON The differences between Ceremony’s 2015 release ‘The L Shaped Man’ and their 2019 full length ‘In The Spirit World Now’ are pretty marked and vast. The former is full of eerie post-punk...

IN-DEPTH: THE GEEKS – South Korean Hardcore Legends Challenging Perceptions

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Flagship South Korean hardcore band The Geeks have been leaders of Korean straight-edge culture since their inception in 1999. While they are not as widely known in the west as contemporaries in...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUTH OF TODAY – STRAIGHT EDGE CULTURE

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Youth of Today, Project X, Judge, Shelter, even Limp Bizkit, Sammy Siegler has played the drums for them all and then some more. He’s been one of the stalwarts of the straight...

IN-DEPTH: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – PUSHING THEMSELVES AND THE GENRE

WORDS: ROB KENT For a band that has been present for a whole tidal wave of changes to their respected genre since forming, The Devil Wears Prada have now released their seventh full length record...

IN-DEPTH: DINOSAUR PILE-UP – ON BUILDING A LEGACY & GOING GLOBAL

WORDS: JO COSGROVE The 2010s was an exciting decade in the world of Dinosaur Pile-Up: they began it with their debut album, 'Growing Pains' and ended it with their most recent album, 'Celebrity Mansions'. 2019...

IN DEPTH: KNOCKED LOOSE – NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS, NEW HARDCORE

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON | PHOTOS: GABE BECERRA (LIVE) "I really, really don't think we'll ever want to stop doing this." Isaac Hale excitedly tells us down the phone. Today as we take the call the...

FESTIVAL: ACCESS ALL AREAS AT AUSTRALIA’S UNIFY FESTIVAL 2020

Right now the land down under has been making the headlines for the most unfortunate circumstances. But whilst the bush fires rage across the country, it seemed that with optimism intact UNFD's annual UNIFY FESTIVAL was still going...