Tag Archives: Hardcore

EP review: RANDOM CONFLICT – Ruined Nation

[Release date 30.03.18] Muscle Shoals Alabama punk stalwarts Random Conflict have followed up 2016’s brilliant Black List EP with a brand new EP entitled Ruin Nation. These guys have been a consistent favorite of mine since coming onto my radar … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SAVIOUR, JIMI ANDERSON GROUP, GARY ‘GUITAR’ LAMMIN

SAVIOUR - Let Me Leave

SAVIOUR Let Me Leave UNFD [Release date 13.01.17] Saviour hail from Perth, Australia having started out in 2011, releasing their debut album in 2013 and then they went on hiatus until October 2015. This is the band’s second album and … Continue reading

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Album review: VANNA – All Hell

VANNA - All Hell

Pure Noise Records [Release date: 08.07.16] Vanna are becoming one of the fastest growing bands in metalcore. With every new release the band amass even more followers and every new release the band step up their game musically, most notably … Continue reading

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Gig review: SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – The Forum, Hatfield, 31 May 2016

Mallory Knox - The Slam Dunk Festival South, 31 May 2016

Photo by Ian Collins Bank Holiday Monday and the train from Kings Cross is packed full of alternative kids with more face metal and stretched-out earlobes than you can shake a stick at. Among them is the odd old person … Continue reading

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News: 7 Bands to Watch – Download 2016

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Here GRTR!’s Dillon Grant casts his expert eyes and ears over seven of the ‘must see’ bands at this year’s Download Festival. You can read the full article here including some who just missed the cut. Download 2015 reviews 7. … Continue reading

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Gig review: ENTER SHIKARI – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 19 February 2016

The King Blues – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 19 February 2016

Enter Shikari, a band renowned for their live performances, be it in the living room of bassist Chris Batten’s parent’s house (see video for ‘Sorry You’re Not a Winner’), the summer festival fields or in this instance, Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: STEVE LOGAN, MRS FRIZZLE, DEADLOCK NCHC

MRS FRIZZLE  Queen

MRS FRIZZLE  Queen German’s can’t do pop.  At least not convincingly.  Or if they can, I can’t think of a single one that has managed to cross over to the world market. Mrs Frizzle are not likely to be the … Continue reading

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Gig review – THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

 THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

The music business is a fickle world. A couple of years ago I had a chat pre-gig in Edinburgh with Gavin Butler about the band’s then new release, the album ‘Start The Party’, and the band’s upcoming festival dates at … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

I last saw The Blackout in action at this venue back at the start of the year. Since then the band have been through a lot of trials and tribulations ending with the band splitting from their record company and … Continue reading

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Gig review: ESCAPE THE FATE – Electric Ballroom, Camden, 30 October 2014

Thursday the 30thof October 2014; the Camden nightlife is buzzing, the air outside is cold and I am dragging my reluctant 46 year old father to see hardcore rock band Escape The Fate. It’s been a good long while since … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews : WHEN WE WERE WOLVES, TEN PERCENTER, ASA, SHAFT OF STEEL

WHEN WE WERE WOLVES – Heartless

WHEN WE WERE WOLVES – Heartless EP Self Release  [Release date 22.09.14] When We Were Wolves are a post hardcore fivesome from South Wales. They formed in 2011 and Heartless is their second EP. Later this year they will be … Continue reading

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DVD review: LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 – 24 Years Louder Than Hell

Live At Wacken 2013

UDR  [Release date 04.08.14] For the last 24 years a small village in Northern Germany has become the centre of the heavy metal universe for one weekend of drunken antics, sloppy mud and loud music. Welcome to Wacken Open Air! … Continue reading

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Album review: SHAI HULUD – Reach Beyond The Sun

Metal Blade – Out Now. Hardcore is a genre that operates within clearly defined parameters and which obeys strict rules; it is a genre that’s long been associated with massive simply-crafted and highly energised Punk-sounding riffs and passionate shouting vocals. … Continue reading

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