ALBUM REVIEW: Northlane – Obsidian


Northlane reinvented themselves threw years ago with their fifth album, Alien. Pulling on their previously established metalcore sound and adding heavy synths, they creating a dark rave, almost Matrix vibe. The quartet continue on this unique sound in their latest project Obsidian (Believe)

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ALBUM REVIEW: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist: Live at Abbey Road


Last year, UK metalcore masters Architects showed a new side of their souls with their ninth album For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph Records). Now with their performance at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, each song shines in its full potential for a historic mark in the band’s career.

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Louder Than Life 2022 Festival Books Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and More!


 

Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading


Architects Announce a New Single – “Little Wonder” ft Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr


Modern Metalcore leaders Architects, on the strength of their smashing hit album, For Those That Wish To Exist (review here) (Epitaph Records, 95 million streams), the band has announced a brand new single ‘Little Wonder’, featuring Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr – out June 11th. The band recently announced a UK arena tour for February and March 2022.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist


Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading


Architects Share New Music Video – “Dead Butterflies”


Architects have shared a new music video for their single, “Dead Butterflies” coming from their highly-anticipated new album are thrilled to share ‘Dead Butterflies’ – the third single to be taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album For Those That Wish To Exist via Epitaph Records available February 26th, 2021. The clip is amazing and was filmed at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year. Watch it now and pre-order the new album below! Continue reading


Architects Share New Single and Music Video – “Black Lungs”


UK Metalcore leaders Architects have shared a new single and music video from their upcoming new album, For Those Who Wish To Exist will be released on February 26th through Epitaph Records. The post-apocalyptic scenes depicted in the clip for “Black Lungs” “calls for us to examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes, and foreshadowing of extinction.” Check it out now!

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Architects Announce New Livestreaming Event


Architects will be performing an exclusive live streaming event from the stunning surrounding of The Royal Albert Hall in London, on November the 21st via Veeps, with tickets going on sale Friday 23rd October at 9am from the link below. This week the band shared a new single and video for the track “Animals”. The song is the first salvo from their upcoming new album For Those That Wish To Exist, due out on February 26th, 2021, via their label Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. It is their first new music since their acclaimed 2018 album Holy Hell. Watch the clip for “Animals” now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sylosis – Cycle of Suffering


So, Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) is Sylosis‘ post-hiatus album? Considering how tight the musicianship is and the sense of urgency you could’ve told me that this was released six months after Dormant Heart, and I would’ve bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. For a band that just reformed last year and have worked their way through various personnel changes, this is some remarkable shit. Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019


It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion.Continue reading