Khaidian – Penumbra


London’s Khaidian, while not exactly new to the UK’s DIY metal scene, start 2019 off with ambition to set themselves apart from the herd. Not content to be catalogued as one thing or the other, the foursome present to us their debut record Penumbra (Armalyte Industries) in the hopes to push Metal’s boundaries with their blend of poly-rhythmic technicality and electronic flair.Continue reading


Crossfaith – Ex Machina


Only a few years ago, and on the back of their well-received Zion EP (Sony), Crossfaith were heralded as the next big thing, armed with a formidable live reputation and an electronica/dance heavy brand of metalcore that oozed crossover appeal. Fast forward to 2018 and the Osaka troupe haven’t quite risen to such promised heights, to the extent that a brand new album seems to have almost fallen under the radar to some – not that they have lost any edge, as Ex Machina (UNFD) is not only their most creative release to date, but their strongest since Zion.Continue reading


Tengger Cavalry- Cian Bi


OK, it’s time for a confession. Up until now (and with the Cardinal sin of not actually finding the time to hear a note) I have always thought of Tengger Cavalry (and perhaps overlooked them as a result) as simply a typical Folk Metal band. Maybe it is them being sold as having Mongolian instrumentation and influences, maybe it was album imagery evoking battles, insignia and even horses, or perhaps the band’s attire or a combination of, I’m not entirely sure, but with latest effort Cian Bi (Napalm), it only took a couple of songs in to prove just how wrong I was!The truth is Tengger Cavalry are a fascinating hybrid of accessible Metal elements with some, at times, pretty barmy delivery.Continue reading


Video: Enter Shikari Prepare Remix Album, Video for Anaesthetist


Enter Shikari remix album Hospitalised 2015

Enter Shikari have teamed up with respected drum & bass music Hospital Records for a remix album, titled The Mindsweep: Hospitalized due on October 30th from Hopeless Records. You can watch the first video for Reso’s remix of ‘Anaesthetistat this link or below:

 

The Mindsweep: Hospitalised is a track by track reworking of The Mindsweep (Hopeless), done by some of the biggest names in drum and bass from Hospital Records such as Metrik, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, London Elektricit, Keeno and more.

 
Enter Shikari2 band 2015

 

Vocalist Rou Reynolds commented on the album:

“We’ve always been big on our B-sides and remixes. With every album, we’ve always tried to get a load of drum & bass remixes done. Hospital-wise, we did one with High Contrast around the time of our second album Common Dreads, for instance. While we were making The Mindsweep we started the idea of having a consolidated collection of just d’n’b tracks. Because The Mindsweep is such a varied album we just thought it’d be quite interesting to see what a drum & bass take on each track would be, and Hospital’s the one label that I personally have been into forever.”

 

The Mindsweep: Hospitalised track listing:

01. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I (Metrik remix)
02. The One True Colour (Keeno remix)
03. Anaesthetist (Reso remix)
04. The Last Garrison (S.P.Y remix)
05. Never Let Go Of The Microscope (Etherwood remix)
06. Myopia (Bop remix)
07. Torn Apart (Hugh Hardie remix)
08 . Interlude (The Erised remix)
09 . The Bank Of England (Lynx remix)
10. There’s A Price On Your Head (Danny Byrd remix)
11. Dear Future Historians (London Elektricity remix)
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II (Krakota remix)