Monolithic Post Metallers BEGGAR Release New Track & Announce Debut Album

Monolithic Post Metallers BEGGAR Release New Track & Announce Debut Album

Track ‘Nine Atmospheres’ is out NOW

Album Compelled to Repeat to be released via APF Records April 2020

Emerging from the nihilistic quagmire of London, four-piece BEGGAR propound a kind of sludge-meets-extreme-metal carnival of tar thick riffs, blasts, emotional discharge and anguish.

Today the band have released standalone track and video ‘Nine Atmospheres’ which showcases the band at their most raw and misanthropic point. Recorded with Wayne Adams (responsible for recent works by Green Lung, 11Paranoias and Terminal Cheesecake) at Bear Bites Horse, London and mastered by the master of noise himself, James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS, Pelican and Earth), the track comes ahead of their debut album Compelled To Repeat which is scheduled for release in April 2020 via APF Records. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Big River

Quick Questions With Big River

Big River are a U.K. based Blues Rock band from London. They have all the groove & swagger of the great 70’s Rock Bands and hit real hard, with heavy riffs, sheer power and melodic hooks.

They make music because they love music, passionate about what they do and really put their heart and soul into recordings and live shows. Continue reading →

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Hit 25th Year with LP 10 – ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Hit 25th Year with LP 10 – ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are returning after six years with their 10th full-length studio album X: The Godless Void and Other Stories – due out on 17th January 2020 on InsideOutMusic. The new LP comes as the band enters their 25th year together and along with the news today the band is releasing the first single and official video for “Don’t Look Down”. Continue reading →

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New Product – Wampler Terraform,  A New World of Modulation Power

New Product – Wampler Terraform, A New World of Modulation Power

Welcome to the Wampler Terraform!

The Terraform reshapes the landscape of traditional modulation. This pedalboard-friendly stompbox has multiple routing options, true stereo, presets, MIDI control and 11 custom-designed modulation effects imagined and created in-house by the team at Wampler! You can have everything you ever dreamed of without the frustration of surfing endless submenus on a tiny screen. Continue reading →

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Orange Amplification Launches First Online Rock Guitar Courses Accredited by UK Government Education Authority OFQUAL

Orange Amplification Launches First Online Rock Guitar Courses Accredited by UK Government Education Authority OFQUAL

Orange Amplification is proud to launch its Rock Guitar Courses which enables students to take the first accredited online guitar exams in the world to grade 8.

The courses are split into three stages, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced which are equivalent to grades 1 to 8. Lessons are fun to learn with downloadable course materials, offering new and returning guitarists the skills and knowledge necessary to pass a qualification. Start the FREE 30 DAY TRIAL today here. Continue reading →

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Peaceville Records Announce The Signing Of Hellripper

Peaceville Records Announce The Signing Of Hellripper

Peaceville Records are extremely excited to announce the signing of Hellripper to the label; one of the most electrifying young, up & coming metal acts in the scene today. 

Hellripper, aka James McBain, based in Aberdeen, Scotland, is fast gaining a reputation for whipping up an infectious storm of blackened speed metal greatness in the spirit of old. 

With the new studio album from Hellripper scheduled for release on Peaceville for early 2020, James comments on the signing and updates on how the new album recording is progressing “I am honoured to be part of such a legendary label alongside Darkthrone, Autopsy and Bloodbath to name just a few. It means a lot to me personally as some of the first metal CDs that I bought as a kid were released on Peaceville.  Continue reading →

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envy Announce New Album ’The Fallen Crimson’

envy Announce New Album ’The Fallen Crimson’

RELEASED 7TH FEBRUARY 2020 (PELAGIC RECORDS) / TOURING THE UK IN DECEMBER
 
It’s hard to fathom what 25 years of being a band really means: if musicians keep playing together under the umbrella of the same band for that long, then their belief in their craft and the importance of their artistic expression must be stronger than individual egos, personal developments, members coming and going, and the odds of living off of music vs. career job and family reality. If a band can look back at 25 years of existence, it means that they are invincible.

Continue reading →

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Cinematic Metal Outfit Hypno5E Share New Video For ’Tacua – Pt. II (Nowhere)

Cinematic Metal Outfit Hypno5E Share New Video For ’Tacua – Pt. II (Nowhere)

NEW ALBUM ‘A DISTANT (DARK) SOURCE’ RELEASED 22ND NOVEMBER (PELAGIC RECORDS) 
HYPNO5E have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic- scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10- but the 20-minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with latin folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes. 
 
After the acoustic special album “Alba –Les Ombres Errantes” (2018), the Southern French quartet are now returning with a more “typical” HYPNO5E record, if there is such a thing: their 5th album, “A Distant (Dark) Source”, is the second part of a diptych album project released on 22nd November (Pelagic Records). Continue reading →
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NAUT Share New Track ‘Reprise’

NAUT Share New Track ‘Reprise’

‘Semele’ Ep Released Today

NAUT is a 5 piece dark rock band from Bristol, whose shared love of classic rock and metal, alongside reverence for the post-punk pioneers of the late 70s and 80s makes itself known from the start. Their songs switch from raw tribal tom beats to uplifting anthemic synth in a moment, but always stay danceable and perhaps most dangerously, catchy.  Continue reading →

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