ALBUM REVIEW: Newmoon – Temporary Light


In the mid-80s under the shadow of the Regan-era Cold War tension, bands like the Cocteau Twins crafted sonic fairylands that shone out from their depressive souls. 

It makes sense that today’s youth would want to experience a similar escape.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


Arctangent Festival 2024 Books Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Clown Core, Ihsahn, Electric Wizard, Brontide, Amenra, Julie Christmas, Caspian, and More


To help celebrate the 10th year of the mighty ArcTanGent Festival in 2024, today’s band announcement is very likely it’s biggest ever band announcement in its history. Yes, it is a biggie, and yes it will make you all very happy. New bands added to the already stacked list include Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Clown Core, Ihsahn, Electric Wizard, Brontide, Amenra, Julie Christmas, Caspian, Delta Sleep, Show Me The Body, Bo Ninge, and more. Tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading


VLMV – Stranded, Not Lost


Pete Lambrou, VLMV’s songwriter, has previously described the outfit as “the background music to an ambient explosion in space”, and for the most part that is apt, but there’s also something incredibly human and relatable to all the space of Stranded, Not Lost (Fierce Panda). Together with fellow Codes In The Clouds member, Ciaran Morahan, Lambrou has managed to create a continuous flow of music that is both slow-building and soaring at the same time.Continue reading


Rancid, Motorhead, Anthrax, Testament, etc Confirmed For 2015 Riot Fest Denver


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The 2015 Denver Riot Fest will be held at the National Western Complex on August 28-30, 2015, and the first lineup announcement has been released. A second announcement with two more headlining acts and additional acts are pending.

Modest Mouse
Pixies
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Iggy Pop
Tenacious D
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Run DMC
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Motörhead
Flogging Molly
Coheed And Cambria
Drive Like Jehu
L7
Explosions In The Sky
Kongos
Cypress Hill
Alkaline Trio
Thrice
Cold War Kids
The Airborne Toxic Event
Iration
Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band
Yelawolf
Babes In Toyland
Anthrax
The Damned
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Might Might Bosstones
GZA
Ok Go
De La Soul
Testament
Desaparecidos
The Dead Milkmen
Nada Surf
The Lawrence Arms
Reverent Horton Heat
Andrew W.K.
Gwar
The Black Lips
The Get Up Kids
American Nightmare
Bayside
Swervedriver
Millencolin
The Vandals
Less Than Jake
The Joy Formidaable
Doomtree
Cloud Cult
7 Seconds
OFF!
Benjamin Booker
Joyce Manor
The White Buffalo
Post Malone With FKI
Jazz Cartier
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Bunny Gang
Speedy Ortiz
Pup
Beach Slang
The Hotelier
Prayers
Fit For Rivals
Direct Hit!
The Moth & The Flame
Elway
Main Attrakionz
Cayetana
Broadway Calls
White Mystery
Skating Polly
Souvenirs
Northern Faces
Dreamers
Pears
Meat Wave
Rozwell Kid
Sleep On It
Faulkner
Gateway Drugs
Daye Jack
Indian School
The ‘Rock-afire explosion and ‘Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue‘ will also be making special appearances.

DENVER: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Rodeo are here! More headliners and bands to be announced…

Posted by Riot Fest on Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Explosions In The Sky Recording New Album


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Instrumental post rock outfit Explosions In The Sky are working on their first album since 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. The band issued a statement:

Hi Everyone,
Sorry that we’ve been running silent for awhile. The last few years have been pretty hectic for us (touring, working on soundtracks, etc.), so we’ve spent the last few months in hibernation. 2015 will also be on the quiet side, at least as far as touring and shows are concerned. This is because we’ll be spending most of our time writing and recording stuff for a new album. We’re well into the process, but we still have a ways to go. We’re pretty excited about what we’re coming up with and we’ll keep you posted as we go. Anyway, we just wanted to say welcome to 2015 and we hope it goes okay for all of you. We’re now in our sixteenth year as a band and we’re grateful every single day that you’re still listening. Take care.
Love, Explosions


Locrian – Return To Annihilation


Locrian-Return-To-Annihilation-ArtworkLocrian from Chi-town (Chicago, USA) are by no means a typical band, and perhaps they are proud of this. Borrowing the post-black stylings of forward-thinking New Yorkers Krallice, post-rockalyptic instrumentality of Explosions In The Sky, and the droning post-disquietude of Sunno))), they’re certainly not ones for short and punchy tunes. Instead, they opt for the more aethereal end of the metal world, where light rather than darkness takes prevalence, and more introspective topics of mortality, spirituality, and some heartfelt reflection takes the stage (no pun intended with one of the songs being “Panorama of Mirrors”). Understandably, this isn’t everyone’s thing, so from the start they’ve got an obstacle to overcome. In making music that dares to try for the “epic”, is it possible for them correctly capture the essence unlike a teenager remarking the latest technological marvel or a particularly skillful maneuver in a sports match?Continue reading