REVIEW: Rivers of Nihil – Black Crown Initiate, MØL, Orbit Culture Live at Mama Roux’s

With a lengthy and excitable queue having already formed well before the 7 pm opening time, you can already tell heading to Birmingham on a typically drizzly September evening is going to be well worth the effort. After disappearing for a few words with Rivers of Nihil drummer Jared Klein, I arrive back into the previously empty venue to find it heaving with activity. The bar area is already packed, beer flows freely and merchandise is being handed over at an impressive rate. Continue reading

Amorphis Books Tour of Finland with Soilwork and More

Amorphis continues to tour behind their amazing last album Queen of Time (Nuclear Blast). The band has booked a tour of their homeland, Finland, with special guest Soilwork opening. Some shows will see MOL open while the other half will be opened by Leprous and The Ocean Collective. Tickets on sale August 19th 9.00 CEST Continue reading

Watch A New Video From MØL – “Sundrowned”, New Tour Dates Incoming

Danish Blackgaze experimentalists MØL have shared their new video for their track ‘Sundrowned’, taken from the recent re-release of their first two EPs I / II that dropped on 7th June 2019 via Holy Roar Records. The clip is a short montage of footage of MØL shot over the last three years. Continue reading

Tripsitter – The Other Side Of Sadness

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. If you do you might imagine that Ulysses, by James Joyce, is a novel about Irish architecture rather than a masterpiece of modernist literature / a meritless stream of consciousness depending on whose opinion you ask for. A cursory glance at The Other Side Of Sadness (Prosthetic Records) by Austrian quartet, Tripsitter, would imply nu-Metal with its monstrous, Korn-like depiction of a family portrait. What we get instead is a curious blend of Hardcore, Shoegaze and even the tiniest hint of Black Metal – so intertwined are the latter two thanks to Blackgaze. Continue reading

You Me At Six, Every Time I Die, Frank Iero, While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Comeback Kid And More Booked for 2000Trees Festival

After a 2018 edition that smashed expectations, the award-winning 2000Trees Festival is coming back with a band in 2019. Their major lineup announcement is here and it is a banger! You Me At Six, Every Time I Die (doing ‘Hot Damn‘ in full + the hits), Frank Iero and the Future Violents, While She Sleeps, Therapy? Comeback Kid, Jamie Lenman (headlining and curating Lenmania II) , Hands Like Houses , Single Mothers , Cavetown , Estrons , Martha , Milk Teeth , Puppy , Muncie Girls , GroundCulture , Higher Power , Loathe , Gouge Away, Nervus , Heavy Lungs, MØL, and many more were in today’s announcement of the first thirty-three bands on the bill. More to come soon! 2000trees Festival takes place Thursday -Saturday 13th – 15th of July 2019 at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Lisa Coverdale of HoldTight PR – Top Albums Of 2018

 

To say that HoldTight PR has a whole cohort of bands that sit very much within the Ghost Cult world is to state the bleedin’ obvious. With a specialism in noisy, discordant, progressive, sludgy, punky and cutting edge, we’re easy bedfellows. Added to that, head honcho Lisa Coverdale is a potty-mouthed whirling dervish with a wicked sense of humour and a way with words that lures you into checking out her bands with a glint of excitement before you’ve even hit play. We’re delighted to continue to work with her to give exposure to a whole host of the modern underground scenes’ best new up-and-coming bands. We’re also pretty chuffed to be hosting her albums of the year post, too… Continue reading