Summer Slaughter 2024 Books Veil Of Maya and Brand Of Sacrifice, with Gideon, Left To Suffer, Ten56, Tallah, Cabal, Brat, with More 


After a four year hiatus, the most extreme tour of the year, Summer Slaughter is back with a vengeance. The mammoth, 21-date run this year will be co-headlined by Veil Of Maya and Brand Of Sacrifice, who will be performing their first-ever full headline sets. Joining them will be Gideon, Left To Suffer, Ten56, Tallah, Cabal and Brat with one more to be announced. Tickets for this epic return will go on sale at 10am local on Friday, April 26th from https://www.thesummerslaughtertour.comContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Northlane – Mirror’s Edge


With time being the ever tricky and questionable beast, it is easy to still consider Aussie’s Northlane as a brand new band and not 15-year veterans with six prior studio releases under their belt… yet here we are. What is perhaps also overlooked is their nature of change across their sound with releases encompassing progressive tinged modern Metalcore to more electronic ambient sounds elsewhere; meaning, every new release may offer something different and comes with anticipation as a result.Continue reading


The Summer Slaughter Tour to Finally Return This Summer After Four Years


 According to a report from our friends at Lambgoat.com, The Summer Slaughter Tour will return after a four-year absence in 2024! Their official Instagram shared an image stating “We Are Back!” as well as Sumerian Records, a regular sponsor of the tour and provider of bands and support! The tour will be from July-August and will take place in US and Canada. The post also featured the track “Dynasty” from Brand of Sacrifice, hinting that they may be a part of the tour lineup. The band was on The Summer Slaughter tour in 2019. First taking place in 2007 in the USA and expanding to Canada, and Europe, the tour was responsible for the growth of popularity, especially in the USA of such bands as Necrophagist, The Black Dahlia Murder, Decapitated, Job For A Cowboy, Suicide Silence, Between The Buried and Me, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, Periphery, and more. See the post below. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW:  Periphery – Plini – Archspire – Astronoid – Mike Dawes Live at The Worcester Palladium  


Flying waffles, Backstreet Boys covers, local post-metal idols, games of Twister during a wall of death, rants about cereal and coffee, transcendent guitar wizardry that took me to space, and some of the most passionate and crowd involved djent/metalcore ever written. Are you still with me? Good. Because god damn, was the final night of the Wildfire Tour with Periphery, Plini, Archspire, Astronoid, and Mike Dawes a wild night at the Worcester Palladium. There’s a lot going on here so let’s get down to brass tacks…Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Spiritbox – The Fear Of Fear


 

Spiritbox have seemingly been effortlessly surfing the a crest of a wave since their debut album Eternal Blue blew up back in 2021, and have enjoyed a whirlwind couple of years since hitting millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube, while playing some huge festival shows and hitting the road with the likes of Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Ghost and Bring Me The HorizonContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Creak – Depth Perception


 

Depth Perception is the debut full-length album from recent Prosthetic Records signees Creak, a heavy new metallic Hardcore band hailing from Newcastle UK. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Voyager – Fearless In Love


 

For many who tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest in May, Australian entrants Voyager were just another fun, novelty rock act. Crowd-pleasers with wild hair and even wilder grins, the Aussie five-piece were still a markedly different proposition to the previous hard rock and metal participants in the completely serious competition reserved strictly for European countries, featuring absolutely no politically motivated judging whatsoever.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Polyphia – Johan Lenox Live at O2 Ritz, Manchester 


Johan Lenox kicked off the night at the O2 Ritz venue, and even for the opening act of a two-band bill, the venue was already pretty full and the atmosphere positively electric. Right from the start, Johan’s performance was a sublime mixture of classical and hip-hop, highlighted by his absolutely divine voice. The audience and I include myself in that, was mesmerized, and the sea of phone lights only added to the visual impact.

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