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UK Rockers Hunter & The Bear Drop New Video for 'You Can Talk'

UK rockers Hunter & The Bear have dropped their new video for 'You Can Talk' and it's a bit of a belter! Influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd as well as Biffy Clyro, War On Drugs and Royal Blood this track shows subtle blends in all of the aforementioned. With plenty of spots on some big festival line ups such as Reading & Leeds as well as support slots for legendary artists such as Eric Clapton and Van Morrison the band really are making a name for themselves. Check out the video for 'You Can Talk' below..

The Great Old Ones: 'EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy' - Album Review

I’m starting to feel like something is happening in France. It feels like a bit of a sheering anger is making itself heard from the depths of France and I almost feel stupid not to have heard it sooner. One such dark presence comes in the form of The Great Old Ones, a Black Metal band from Bordeaux. You just wouldn’t see this coming. Making a foreboding shriek from such waters The Great Old Ones are coming at us. Evil never sounded so ominous. Recently released, EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy, almost has a creepy classical warm up before breaking the silence with “I’m Finally Here” and launching into an onslaught so violent in ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’ which really has a dark shadow of atmosph

Noizze: This Week in Metal

Katatonia announce UK & Ireland tour: “Fallen Hearts of UK & Ireland” Full UK & Ireland Tour dates: 7th May - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 8th May - Marble Factory, Bristol 9th May - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton 10th May - Engine Rooms, Southampton 11th May - Sound Control, Manchester 12th May - Garage, Glasgow 13th May - Limelight 2, Belfast 14th May - Academy, Dublin Tickets have been on sale from 27th January at 10am - www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com The Loss of former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls Confirmed by Tony Iommi, Geoff Nicholls passes after a battle with lung cancer. Our hearts to his friends and family. Godsmack mark their 20th Anniversary with their 7th alb

The Changing Room 'Picking Up The Pieces' Album Review

With an ever-changing lineup of backing musicians supporting a project like Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain’s aspirational endeavour, The Changing Room, one can never quite be sure what to expect as an audience. However, 'Caradon Hill', certainly makes an impact as an opening track to remember, with just the right fusion of folk and rock to blend nicely with Kelly’s powerful voice and important lyrics. 'Zephaniah Job' continues the album well, with a nice guitar-heavy sound that seems to be becoming rarer and rarer in the “traditional” folk scene, and its bouncing rhythm works nicely to keep the listener guessing on a first listen, with enough interesting elements in the background (particularl

Beyond The Black 'Lost In Forever' Album Review

Beyond The Black hit hard and fast with their first worldwide album. Lost In Forever is focused and clear in it’s goal as symphonic metal. Driving with a destructive force supplied by a tight rhythm section; two contrasting and talented singers which are then backed up by complex guitar lines and emotional string lines. The combined effect brings a wall of sound and distinct soundscape out of a genre which is so notably difficult to be identifiable in. Opening with a title track, the song provides a tantalising glimpse at what the album has to offer; the first 30 seconds show every instrument (except for the male lead vocals) in an impressively fast set of developments which immediately gras

Deaf Havana 'All These Countless Nights' Album Review

London’s Deaf Havana have spent a large portion of their 11 year career as the underdogs of the UK rock scene, despite possessing whirlpool’s of talent and charisma; the music industry hasn’t always been overtly kind to the quintet. Subsequently, the bands’ performance at 2014’s Reading and Leeds festival was set to be one of their last. Citing financial pressures and an ever weakening passion for the band – frontman James Veck-Gilodi came close to shutting the doors on Deaf Havana for good. A lot can change in two and a half years, and the Londoner’s are set to make their return with new record All These Countless Nights. The record is said to be the most lyrically honest James has ever b

Palisades 'S/T' Album Review

There's something about the bond between electronical and hardcore music that many have spiked an interest for over the years. From the days of Rammstein with their heavy metal hits fused with electro carnage, to more relevant acts of today like Enter Shikari and Crossfaith, belting out aggressive hardcore jams topped with slides of raging electronical funk. Hoping to follow in similar footsteps are American electronicore rockers Palisades, with their latest, self-titled record. Opening track and lead single 'Aggression' really bridges the gap between their hardcore image and electronic presence, striking the perfect blend of both musical paths. With an intense build-up of experimental elect

Kilkovec 'Plunge' EP Review

Kilkovec weave in a vibrant addition to British Punk Rock with Plunge. They blend tones typically found in Alternative avenues of Rock with the raw amalgamation of Punk bands like Letlive. The intro track ‘Plunge’ comes across as a track that could be cut from the EP entirely, on the basis that second track ‘Change’ is where the band enter the frame. It features an amazing starting riff and progresses into a fully fleshed out alternative power house. The vocals are warming, well performed and lyrically brilliant. ‘Just Get Better’ is perhaps where the band showcase for the first time their punk influence. Gritty toned chords crash through the high octane cymbals and bass accompanied by domin

Xandria: 'Theater of Dimensions' - Album Review

Xandria’s seventh album hits us January 27th via Napalm Records and Theater of Dimensions is everything that we might expect from the German/Dutch Symphonic/Gothic Metal band. Building with a grand epic symphonic arrangement that might pit it within a fantasy battle before the choir raises it into a Metal hell. Dianne Van Giersbergen’s simply powerful vocals bringing the song together to that heavy beat and grand sense of scale that should be expected by a Xandria record. They do sound so much like Epica though. Theater of Dimensions doesn’t pull any punches with its first track ‘Where the Heart is Home’ and the almost 7minute running time shows the sheer scale they put into their song writi

Noizze: This Week In Metal

Prayers were answered this week as Australian metal maestros THY ART IS MURDER brought back long standing vocalist C J McMahon, after he left the Sydney deathcore outfit back in early 2016. Not only this, but fans were treated to the new track No Absolution, which features the vocalist at his most grotesque since 2015’s Holy War. Guitarist Andy Marsh spoke with blabbermouth.net about C.J.’s return: “After a few months away from the chaotic life on the road, C.J. reached out to us and we started maintaining more regular communication. He mentioned how he had started cleaning up, was focused on working hard and saving for his wedding and enjoying time at home, but he also mentioned he missed t

RIVIẼRE: 'Heal' - Album Review

Post-progressive is certainly making the rounds in the twilight years of the 2010s. There have been moments of sheer musical bliss that cannot even compare with its ethereal majesty at times. It is both a beautiful siren from the metal gods, but unfortunately has also fallen under the spell of its own curse. There have only been a handful of champions in the genre, but the tide might begin to turn in 2017. Though it is still early days, this year has seen some belters come to fruition from all manners of the heavy spectrum. However, one band might stand out beyond all others. RIVIẼRE have been a hot topic in recent days, which makes it all the more impressive seeing as they have only just re

A Day To Remember + New Found Glory + Neck Deep + Moose Blood at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena

When this tour poster came out and all supports had been announced there was a clear pop-punk vibe. The band that felt it didn't fit more than most was Moose Blood. The Emo Rockers felt somewhat out of place amongst the breakdowns, moshing and american accented eccentric vocals. Its great to see a pretty rammed arena even at this early stage in the night. Moose Blood charm with their honest melancholic anthems that hit with the passion of Gaslight Anthem and the angst of My Chem back in' day. With a short set the band get to show off their most primed trophy case of music with songs like Gum and Swim Down having the amassing crowd singing along with every word. Final song Knuckles has the cr

A Night With Avenged Sevenfold & Disturbed

I know I normally write about smaller and folkier kinds of shows most of the time, but when I was a teenager Avenged Sevenfold were easily one of, if not the, favourite band of mine. Therefore, when I heard that they were playing in Sheffield I could not miss the opportunity to go and see them live – something that always eluded me when I was younger; when The Rev died the tickets sold out too quickly, and I never seemed to be around for the nearest dates on subsequent tours. When I heard Disturbed were doing the support set I was even more excited: another band that I loved as a teenager and never got the chance to see live. Despite the fact that I only knew three of the songs on the Distur

As Lions 'Selfish Age' Album Review

London's As Lions are not ones to rest on their laurels. Despite releasing EP Aftermath towards the back end of last year, the quintet have already made their return; this time with a full LP release. With all this taking place within a mere 18 months – As Lions are a band that evidently, are looking to strike while the iron is hot. Selfish Age sees the quintet apply the thick rock and roll tones found on Aftermath to a broader, more ambitious scale. The result is a record that while polished and clean, ultimately appears as a lacklustre attempt to become the leaders of the British rock scene. While more dexterous and interesting than bands of their ilk such as You Me At Six and Young Guns,

Betraying The Martyr's 'The Resilient' Album Review

In the midst of a war torn world we currently live in, Betraying the Martyrs are in their case, literally shouting above the hate and anger we all seem to plague our world with. The album name in itself, The Resilient, is showing a stance against the issues we are currently faced with in today’s society, with tracks that deal with tragedy such as the Paris terrorist attacks, and a powerful portrayal of heartbreak. Two previously released tracks, ‘The Great Disillusion’ and ‘Won’t back down’ were received well by old fans and new alike, and both promised the Martyrs upcoming album to be possibly their best yet. The 12 track record makes for an exhilarating start to finish listen, the clean vo

WSTR 'Red, Green Or Inbetween' Album Review

With many new and exciting things approaching in the new year of 2017, the release of WSTR's debut 'Red, Green or Inbetween' on the 20th of January is definitely one of them - which luckily for us we snagged ourselves an early listen of. The last two years have seen the Scouse pop punkers move from strength to strength as they found their sound, improving with every release of new material, all leading up to their longly awaited full length soon to be shared with the world, a pure milestone for the WSTR boys. Filled with Nostalgia and reminiscence to ones’ youth, Red, Green or Inbetween is a testament to growing up, love, heartache and dimwitted decisions - an emotional roller coaster bound

Gaahl Wyrd! New Addition to Incineration Festival

Gaahl brings his new band Gaahl Wyrd to Incineration Festival this May 13th-14th! With a thunderously Satanic line up already, this is going to be quite an exciting festival. For tickets see here.

Memoriam: 'The Hellfire Demos II' - EP Review

A look back the harsh deep and violent cries of Death; a brutal raw smears itself with blood – it’s Death Metal. Memoriam are an exciting new band to burn a raging fire within the past year and ‘The Hellfire Demos II’ is set to bludgeon our ears January 20th. Immediately a thundering shred weighs is down but with a piercing drum smash it brings us lower. A growl as the vocals then take over and takes a well accomplished piece of Death Metal into rawer territory. Immediately the heavy bass line takes the guitars into a guttural sound, perhaps a bit Cryptopsy, perhaps a bit Vile. The song really comes into its own half way through and takes a mediocre call back to old school Death to something

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