NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-10-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Bossk – .4


When you think of British Post-Metal, Bossk are almost certainly one the first bands that spring to mind. A truly remarkable outfit that undoubtedly take influence from the likes of Isis, while they also often groove musically in the style of many of the great Stoner bands of the nineties. Named after an alien from Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back, the Kent-based collective have been plugging away since 2005, when early EPs and a strong reputation as a live band saw them tour with the likes of Cult Of Luna, The Ocean, Baroness and Devil Sold His Soul. While their studio output really came into its own with the release of their fine debut LP Audio Noir in 2016, before following this up with the equally as classy Migration in 2021.Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-10-24


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Maybeshewill Shares a New Single “October” – 10th Anniversary “Fair Youth” Album Reissue Coming Soon


Photo credit: Fraser West

Photo credit: Fraser West

With the release of the 10th anniversary edition of Fair Youth landing next month, UK instrumental rock act Maybeshewill have shared a new stand-alone single “October.” Originally slated for their 2021 album No Feeling is Final the band felt the song didn’t quite sit on the album tonally, feeling more of a connection to Fair Youth.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


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Damnation Festival and a Night of Salvation 2023 Live at Bowlers Exhibition Centre


 

This year’s Damnation Festival is the second since it has returned to its original home of Manchester after many years at the University of Leeds. The festival had outgrown the confines of its erstwhile venue and now takes place at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre across three large stages. Continue reading


Meshuggah and Animals As Leaders Announced for Tenth ArcTanGent Festival in 2024


ArcTanGent festival has announce its first 2024 main stage headliner, Meshuggah, who will headline on the Friday night as a UK exclusive. Also on the main stage,  just before them, are Animals As Leaders, with an EU exclusive show. They join Red Fang, Bossk, Textures, Conan, and many others at the event next August, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Find out more below. 

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ArcTanGent Festival Announces And So I Watch You From Afar, Red Fang, and More for 10th Anniversary


In 2024, the ArcTanGent Festival will be celebrating its tenth year, and has now revealed its first wave of bands. Taking place near Bristol August 14th – 17th, the event has just started off building the bill, with Plini, Red Fang, And So I Watched You From Afar, Three Trapped Tigers, Bossk, and more. Keep reading below for more information. 

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KK’s Priest Replaces Helloween for Bloodstock Open Air, Festival Kicks Off Today 


 

Final preparations are ready for this weekend’s Bloodstock Open Air, kicking off today, the 10th of August through the 14th at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Sad news as Helloween has been forced out of the fest due to a last-minute illness. They are being replaced by KK’s Priest, led by former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing. BOA ‘s2023 Ronnie James Dio Main Stage Headliners are Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, and Megadeth. with the full band list below. 

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