2000Trees Fest Adds Don Brocco, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Bob Vylan, Wargasm, Los Campesinos!, Empire State Bastard, Cherym, Vower, Palm Reader, Blood Command, Lonely The Brave, Skinny Lister, Lauran Hibberd, Ekkstacy, Kid Bookie, Holy Wars, and More


 

Another bumper 2000trees Festival announcement today (Thursday 7th March), the final one for the 2024 event, with the 3rd and final main stage headliner, as well as a host of some of the finest acts, artists and bands playing across all of the events six+ stages. The 3rd main stage headliner for 2024 will be British rock outfit Don Broco (their only live show of 2024), who have had radio A-list singles, sold out arenas and most recently, a UK number 1 album with ‘Amazing Things’ in 2021. This will be the Bedford 4-pieces first ever appearance at 2000trees, and one that will for sure live long in the memory. Also announced today includes 2000trees royalty and all round legend, punk rock troubadour Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, in the mix for most exciting UK bands around (and also a fully-fledged 2000trees hero) Bob Vylan, one of the most talked about bands in the world right now Wargasm, the stunning Welsh indie band Los Campesinos! (who are playing their first outdoor festival since 2014 at 2000trees), and following on from their 2000trees debut last year, returning rock royalty in Empire State Bastard. It will be the final festival appearance for Palm Reader, who annoced they are disbanding this summer. Continue reading


ArcTanGent 2024 Books Baroness, Scaler, Imperial Triumphant, Blood Command, URNE, MSPAINT, and More


In its 10th year this summer, the brilliant and award-winning Arctangent Festival has once again well and truly delivered for its loyal, amazing audience. Following on from last months HUGE band announcement, today the summer event can reveal its final collection of acts playing in 2024. Heading up this announcement are one of the worlds greatest heavy bands to ever do it, Baroness, who will be playing ARCTANGENT for the very first time. An unmissable set, and surely now one of the most anticipated of the whole weekend. Joining them include stunning Bristol outfit Scaler (formerly Scalping), the mysterious and exciting New York band Imperial Triumphant, the musical collective A-Sun Amissa which is led by musician Richard Knox, and the psychedelic goth duo Gloom Index. the new bands, the full lineup, and the day by bay schedule so far. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Command – World Domination


 

World Domination is a big old task. Both in terms of, um, well, actually taking over the world, but also in terms of taking everything about the fifth full-length from Norwegian collective Blood Command in. Twenty tracks, and everything from Black Metal to slick pop, via snarling punk, metallic stomping Hardcore, and even the odd pause for breath (though only a sharp intake before heading off somewhere else, into urban beats, or shimmery synths, or kicking someone’s head in).

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ALBUM REVIEW: Søstre – Søstre


Bergen, which is located in the heart of southwestern Norway, is widely known for producing an army of all-around great bands in the extreme metal scene – Borknagar, Enslaved, and Immortal, to name a few. Being the home of the renowned Norse sonic warriors Wardruna as well, there are almost always exciting things to look forward to in the Bergen scene. One of them is definitely the newest self-titled release by the up-and-coming psychonauts Søstre!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Command – Praise Armageddonism


People growing up in the internet age have access to a wider range of musical styles than ever before. As a result of that, at least in part, music scenes have become less tribal — artists and fans don’t cling on so doggedly to one style and are often comfortable to extol, say, Napalm Death and Billie Eilish in the same breath.

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Kvelertak Rebooks European Tour For 2022


Norwegian retro rockers Kvelertak rebooked new dates for their rescheduled European and UK tours, postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic. The extensive 43-show tour will take place January – March 2022. Joining them on select dates will be Planet Of Zeus, Blood Command, and Astro Saur. Tickets are on sale now for all dates. The band released their stellar album Splid in 2020 and will release in music in 2022.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 19th New Music Releases


Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world!

Accept – Life’s A Bitch (7″) (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)

After The Burial – Evergreen (Sumerian Records) (Buy)

Allegaeon – Apoptosis (Metal Blade Records) (Buy)

Alpha Wolf – Fault EP (SharpTone Records) (Buy)

Alter Bridge – ABIII (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)

American War Machine – Unholy War (Bridge 9) (Buy)

Archaic Tomb/Cryptworm – Split EP (Blood Harvest) (Buy)

Atlas Pain – Tales Of A Pathfinder (Scarlet Records) (Buy)

Black Sites – Exile (Hoove Child) (Buy)

Blood Command – Return Of The Arsonist EP (Fysisk Format) (Buy)

Cage The Elephant – Social Cues (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)

Chalice Of Suffering – Lost Eternally (Transcending Obscurity) (Buy)

Chemical City Rebels – A New Plague (Self-Released) (Buy)

Chokehold – With This Thread I Hold On (Good Fight) (Buy)

The Chris Rolling Squad – Spitfire (Wormholedeath) (Buy)

Cirith Gorgor – Sovereign (Hammerheart) (Buy)

Corrosion Of Conformity – Wiseblood (Vinyl) (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)

Cosmic Putrefaction – At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm (I, Voidhanger) (Buy)

The Cringe – Everywhere You’ve Never Been (Listen) (Buy)

Crooked Royals – Rumination EP (New Industry) (Buy)

Dawn Of Demise – Into The Depths Of Veracity (Unique Leader) (Buy)

Dead Superstar – I Did It For The Rock Gods (Self-Released) (Buy)

Dead To A Dying World – Elegy (Profound Lore) (Buy)

Druids – Monument (The Company KC) (Buy)

False Gods – The Serpent And The Ladder EP (Self-Released) (Buy)

Fatal Curse – Breaking The Trance (Shadow Kingdom) (Buy)

Fractal Universe – Rhizomes Of Insanity (Metal Blade Records) (Buy)

Gaslight Anthem – American Slang (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)

Gods Forsaken – Smells Of Death (Soulseller) (Buy)

Grand Magus – Wolf God (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)

Haze Mage – Chronicles (Grimoire) (Buy)

Heavy As Texas – Heavy As Texas (Crunchy Western) (Buy)

Hosemen – Saturday Nite Conformity (Self-Released) (Buy)

Incantation – Upon The Throne Of Apocalypse Re-Release (Relapse Records) (Buy)

Jordan Rudess – Wired For Madness (Mascot) (Buy)

Joyous Wolf – Place In Time EP (Roadrunner Records) (Buy)

L’Acephale – L’Acephale (Eisenwald) (Buy)

Magnum – Chase The Dragon (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)

Mayhem – Live in Sarpsborg (Buy)

Ministry – Twitch (Vinyl) (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)

Mork – Det Svarte Juv (Peaceville) (Buy)

Pagan Altar – Judgment Of The Dead Re-Release (Temple Of Mystery) (Buy)

Pagan Altar – Lords Of Hypocrisy Re-Release (Temple Of Mystery) (Buy)

Pristine – Road Back To Ruin (Nuclear Blast) (Buy)

Sad Planets – Akron, Ohio (Tee Pee) (Buy)

Samael – Lux Mundi Re-Release (Napalm) (Buy)

Samael – Solar Soul Re-Release (Napalm) (Buy)

Sangue – Culs (Nuclear War Now!) (Buy)

Shotgun Sawyer – Bury The Hatchet (Ripple Music) (Buy)

Status Quo – Collected (MusicOnVinyl) (Buy)

Totengott – The Abyss (Xtreem/Burning World) (Buy)

Tripsitter – The Other Side Of Sadness (Prosthetic) (Buy)

Uncured – Epidemic (Seek And Strike) (Buy)

Various Artists – Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records Soundtrack (Wax Trax!) (Buy)

Various Artists – A Tribute To Death (Antichrist) (Buy)

Vitriol – Chrysalis EP (Iron Bonehead) (Buy)

Walking Corpse – Walking Corpse EP (HPGD) (Buy)

The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name – To Be Where There Is Pale Light (Self-Released) (Buy)

The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (Newbury Comics Exclusive Color Vinyl) (Buy)


Blood Command – Return Of The Arsonist


While Return Of The Arsonist (Fysisk Format) is a spiritual successor to the Hand Us The Alpha Male EP, the eight-year gap really shows the songwriting prowess Blood Command have amassed. There is less of a focus on the high octane, scattergun approach to the song structures and, as a result, more memorable moments.Continue reading


Skindred Shares New Lyric Video, Books Summer Tour Dates


Skindred has released new lyric video ‘Loud and Clear’, and announced a slate of headline tour dates, as well as Summer Festivals and a tour opening for hitmakers Disturbed. ‘Loud and Clear’, taken from their UK Top 40 hit album Big Tings on Napalm Records. Skindred’s headline dates for the ‘That’s My Jam’ European tour sees special guests Blood Command as direct support. Watch the clip now!Continue reading