Not content with what is looking to be a solid lineup, Download Festival have announced a mammoth 43 acts to join an already stacked weekend headlined by Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard that features thrash legends Slayer’s final ever UK show along with acts across the musical spectrum, from Die Antwoord to Carcass.
The full list of new additions with the updated lineup poster is:
Just when we all thought the UK's pop punk scene was at its peak, St Albans boys Trash Boat kick it up a notch, with upcoming release, Crown Shyness.
Taking a step back from the generics of pop punk, this album holds minimal connotations of hometown sadness and upset, but rather a much darker and depressive state of mind. However, those bouncy riffs and upbeat vocals still take a small spot on this impressive release.
With 2018 fast approaching, we’re getting announcements left, right and centre. The one that's always stirred us up at Noizze has been good old Slam Dunk! Slam Dunk come out of the works a few days ago with no brakes, announcing a solid six band start to their festival line up.
They’ve kicked off the wave of bands with headliners Jimmy Eat World, who will be making their very first appearance at the festival. Along with everyone’s emo favourites, ...
Symmetry is the follow up to 7 Minutes in Heaven’s successful 2015 EP, Side Effects. Symmetry shows that the band have found their sound, and that they know how to write a good chorus that will get stuck in your head for days. It’s quite a surprise that this EP is the first release whilst 7 Minutes in Heaven are signed to a record company – they signed to Rude Records in early 2017, and added drummer Brennan Gilbert to the mix.
Helping to warm up the Avalanche Stage, biggest of the two tented stages, were hardcore hard-hitters Code Orange  from Pennsylvania. The four-piece are certainly not ones to shy away from shredding chugs, raw vocals and brutal pits and they did not fail to deliver. Opening with the title track of their new album, Forever, they plunged the Avalanche Stage straight into the deep end. Playing through the majority of their...
A never ending queue kicks off my first time at Birmingham’s 02 Institute, with fans young and old eager for a night of undeniable heaviness. US Hardcore favourites Beartooth are nearing the end of a jam packed European tour, with the last few stops here in the UK.
Opening the night, St Albans pop punk outfit Trash Boat. Despite being a fan, the crowd is less responsive than I’d have hoped for. Frontman Tobi Duncan attempts to rally the crowd, but...