PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical #172 – Slayer “Divine intervention” Reviewed ft. Omar Cordy of Ghost Cult


Time for our final episode of our Slayer series ! Nik and Keefy are joined by Omar Cordy of #GhostCultMag to discuss the first post-Dave Lombardo era, and the merits of Paul Bostaph! We also rank every album we covered!Continue reading


Frank Turner Shares Single and Video for “Do One” to Announce New Album


Singer-songwriter, Frank Turner, has just announced the scheduled release of his 10th album, Undefeated, for Friday May 03rd, via Xtra Mile Recordings. In conjunction with this, Turner has also just dropped the long-player’s first single, “Do One,” along with its own music video. Keep reading in the article below to catch the new track and find out more.Continue reading


Frank Turner Books The Seventh Installment of His Lost Evenings Festival for 2024


Frank Turner’s award-winning festival, Lost Evenings, is heading to Canada for the first time from September 19-22, 2024 for its seventh installment. Having successfully sold out events in previous years in London, Berlin, Boston and Anaheim, the four-day festival will take place at the brand new Theatre at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. Promoted by Live Nation, the multi-stage event will occupy many rooms of the new venue, providing a full program of live music, panels, workshops and more.

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The Sleeping Souls (Frank Turner) Share “Weathering The Storm” Single and Video from Upcoming Debut Album


The Sleeping Souls have shared “Weathering The Storm”, the latest single from their debut album Just Before The World Starts Burning. Their first full-length is due out 24 November 2023 via Xtra Mile Recordings, with the band having recently announced their first ever headline UK tour. Hit the article below for the video, as well as more than n the live dates and album.

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EP REVIEW: Jamie Lenman – IknowyouknowIknow


 

Not even a year on from his last full-length album, The Atheist and Jamie Lenman is back with yet more music. Acting as a companion EP to the aforementioned album, IKnowYouKnowIKnow (Big Scary Monsters) features some of the tracks that didn’t fit in with the theme and sound of The Atheist, allowing Lenman to truly showcase some of the varieties of influences that went into the sound of this phase of his career. What can this additional release add to the package that was his previous album?

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Laura Jane Grace Announces Spring 2023 Tour Dates


 

Author, activist, and musician Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) has booked her upcoming U.S. tour dates for April/May 2023. Combining solo headline shows with performances supporting Frank Turner and The Interrupters on their upcoming North American co-headline tour, Grace’s run will begin on April 5 in Columbia, MO and visit markets such as Atlanta, GA on April 11, Orlando, FL on April 15, Charlotte, NC on April 22, Nashville, TN on April 28, Chicago, IL on April 30, New York, NY on May 12, and culminate in an appearance at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on May 13. Tickets for the Frank Turner and The Interrupters dates are on sale now, and tickets for all of Grace’s headline shows will go on sale this Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Weakened Friends will provide support on all of Grace’s headline dates, and a full listing of shows can be found below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jamie Lenman – The Atheist


 

Jamie Lenman has been an ongoing stalwart of the alternative rock UK scene since his early days in Reuben. Now with four albums under his belt as a solo act, Lenman has completely reinvented himself and sound to become one of the more eclectic acts England has to offer. After a cover album and a song featuring MC Illaman from Pengshui, where next, could Lenman possibly go? Well, it seems the solo artist has decided to completely disembark his traditional heavier punk rock sound to embrace more indie pop rock avenues with The Atheist (Big Scary Monsters).

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Heavy Group Presents Heavy Music Awards 2023 Announces Milestone Show Hosted at London’s Iconic OVO Arena Wembley


 

 

Heavy Group announces the return of the Heavy Music Awards (HMA) and the arrival of its spectacular new home for 2023, the OVO Arena Wembley on Friday 26 May. Since its inception in 2017, the HMAs has recognised the most influential and groundbreaking creatives in the heavy music landscape and certified itself as a staple of the heavy music awards calendar, with a move to OVO Arena Wembley now cementing the event as the largest rock music awards ceremony ever.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls – Pet Needs – Truckstop Honeymoon – Mash P. Live at Manchester Academy 1


 

Frank Turner – 2022 – Credit: Rich Price Photography

 

Entering Academy 1 just after doors and those of us early attendees were in for a surprise treat, added a few days ago on the tour was an extra support act in the form of Mash P. Introduced by Frank Turner himself who told the story of how he first met Mash in 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone where he was living on the street, and visiting the way out arts charity to find his art and his voice.

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