With people on social media proudly sharing photographs of their recently purchased or newly patched up tents, or cirrhosis-inducing beer supplies during the days and even weeks leading up to the event itself, by the time the big day actually arrives, anticipation for Bloodstock 2018 has already turned into a Christmas-like level of excitement. Continue reading
Bloodstock Open Air, Europe’s most staunchly independent, best quality heavy music festival has set their pre-opening night lineup for 2018. Taking the stage on Thursday night in Catton Park to entertain the early arrivers includes Arkona, Bloodshot Dawn, Skiltron, Fire Red Empress, and Hundred Year Old Man. If for some reason you plan to go but haven’t booked tickets yet, fear not. We’ve got you covered for all the details. Continue reading
Bloodstock 2018 continues to grow in depth and quality as the festival has added six more bands to the bill. Joining the already killer lineup are Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Lovebites, DeProfundus, Reprisal and Uncured to the lineup. These bands bring the classic, underground, avant-garde and extreme metal quotient up even more. Get pumped up for the festival by watching this new teaser trailer! Continue reading
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Having being on hiatus for a few years, Kent’s Feed the Rhino are back with their fourth album The Silence (Century Media), an album that finds them at, what appears to be, a crossroads in terms of trying to rediscover the sound that gave them a hefty following whilst also at the same time moving forward and growing as songwriters. Continue reading
Swedish hardcore outfit Grieved have signed with Prosthetic Records and have began working on a new full length due later this year. In the meantime, the label has re-released their latest album Samaritans. The band is currently on a brief European tour with dates below. Watch the signing trailer below.
Apr 16: Pokalen – Oslo (NO)
Apr 17: Loppen – Copenhagen (DK)
Apr 18: TBC – Hamburg (DE)
Apr 19: Minoga – Poznan (PL)
Apr 20: 007 – Prague (CZ)
Apr 21: Dharma Club – Debrecen (HU)
Apr 23: Linkes Zentrum – Stuttgart (DE)
Apr 24: Patronaat – Haarlem (NL)
Apr 25: PacRock Festival – Pont-A-Celles (BE)
Apr 26: J H Zenith – Dendermonde (BE)
Apr 27: Le Klub – Paris (FR)
Apr 28: Crauford Arms – Milton Keynes (UK)
Apr 30: Forum – Tunbridge Wells (UK) (w/ Feed The Rhino)
Prestigious label In At The Deep End, who have been responsible for releasing breakthrough platters from acts such as Sylosis, Feed The Rhino, Suicide Silence and Gallows, have confirmed they have snapped up aggressive metalcore stars-in-waiting Prolong The Agony.
Hailing from Portsmouth, UK, the band have inked a deal with the influential label and are shaping up to release their debut EP All We Are on April 20, with a first full length to follow later in the year.
Frontman Larry Welling added: “Signing to IATDE is something we truly never expected and it’s humbling to say the least. To join a roster (past and present) that have had such an influential impact on the UK music scene, bands that we have personally grown up listening to, is a real honour and one that we’ll always be grateful for. We have huge respect for the way this label conducts itself and its long lasting reputation speaks for itself!”
Listing Parkway Drive and Of Mice & Men amongst their influences the Britcore metallers have paid their dues having wracked up thousands of miles on the road with such acts as Captain, No Captain Chunk!, Iwrestledabearonce, Crossfaith, and Glamour Of The Kill
All We Are tracklisting:
1. Dead Dreams
2. Counting The Days
3. Loved & Lost
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Sometimes a band that you’ve never really fancied before creates the kind of music that grabs you by the balls and makes them stand to attention [! – Reviews Ed]. Sometimes it’s a band that you’ve previously had preconceived ideas about and due to the genre that they’ve been associated with, you’ve scoffed at the very idea of even giving them a try. Feed The Rhino is a band that fit this personal description but after listening to The Sorrow Of The Sound (Century Media) it’s fair to say that many of ones previous misconceptions about the quintet have been banished.
Having not been a fan of some of the bands that Feed The Rhino have been mentioned in the same vein as, bands such as Suicide Silence for example, it was with trepidation that The Sorrow Of The Sound was listened too, but straight from the outset it is clear that the music at hand is of a grand quality.
Beginning with ‘New Wave’ Feed The Rhino treat us to an entrancingly catchy bass line, which quickly descends into a track full of haunting groove and is a contender for best song. The whole album is very melodically appealing, with tunes such as ‘Give Up,’ ‘Behind The Pride’ and ‘Deny and Offend’ providing some rousing choruses.
Mostly fitting into the Hardcore genre of music, The Sorrow Of Sound has vocals to fit – a mixture of screaming and singing, though not everyone will appreciate the blend of both in most songs, especially the harsher ones where the lyrics can sometimes here sound incoherent. However, even if you aren’t a fan of Hardcore music in general, Feed The Rhino’s latest offering is still worth a shot. From the slow burning tunes of ‘Black Horse’ to the aggressive sounds of ‘Bright Side of a Dark Ride,’ The Sorrow Of Sound has a great youthful energy about it that feels accessible to all music fans and not just one of the genre it resides in.
Full of spirit and zest, Feed The Rhino’s third album may have some aspects that might not appeal to everyone but it’s still a great compilation of music regardless. Giving animals with horns on their heads food is not a wise idea, giving bands named after them your time, is.