Knocked Loose, Malevolence, Justice For The Damned, and Renounced Book European Tour

Hardcore’s rising starts Knocked Loose will bring a new European and UK tour supporting their new album A Different Shade Of Blue out this Friday via Pure Noise Records. Malevolence, Justice For The Damned and Renounced will provide direct support, which will kick off in late November. Continue reading

Enterprise Earth – Luciferous

A great philosopher of our age often posits a question. It may be a rhetorical question, but one that every fan of heavy music finds themselves asking every day. It is not a question of faith, nor meant to invoke an existential crisis, but one far more important and intrinsic to the makeup of Heavy Metal. “Do you want heavy?”. Well, if the answer is yes – as it always should be – then look no further than Enterprise Earth. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Announces Tour Dates With Unearth And The Agony Scene

Darkest Hour has announced the “Death To False Metalcore” tour of Canada this Winter. Unearth will co-headline and The Agony Scene will provide direct support. The bands performing across Eastern Canada from January 31st through February 8th. Tickets are on sale now. Darkest Hour and Unearth then head over to Europe with Misery Signals, Malevolence, and Left Behind supporting them from March 21st through April 1st. Darkest Hour is still supporting their 2017 album, the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora album, out now on Southern Lord. Continue reading

WWE NXT Wrestling, Plus Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, And More Added To Download 2018

Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more. Continue reading

Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth And More Added To Download 2018


Volbeat, by Trebmal Photography

Already looking stacked with a huge lineup, Download Festival 2018 added 65 more bands today, including Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth, Black Stone Cherry and many more. Download takes place August 8-10 at Donington Park. Full band list and ticket links below. Continue reading

Despised Icon Books Full European Tour For Next Winter

Reactivated deathcore legends Despised Icon have booked a full European tour for next winter, their first such tour of Europe in two years. The band is still supporting their 2016 album Beast, which released via Nuclear Blast. Direct support will come from Malevolence, Archspire and Vulvodynia. Full routing and tour dates below: Continue reading

Malevolence – Self Supremacy

Much like with my last review, I’m walking in cold to Malevolence’s Self Supremacy (BDHW). I didn’t even know they were British. That said, reading tracks like ‘Trial by Fire’ and ‘Spineless’ I thought I might have to find myself playing the role of lyric police… and there are lyrical improvements to be made, as we learn on ‘Severed Ties’ that “you have to cut the grass to find the fucking snakes.” Not the most enlightening sentence ever, but the superb musicianship will certainly capture listener attention.  Continue reading