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Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
The British are coming? Nah, they never really went away. Whether it be the prototypical likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, game-changing extremists Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Carcass or more recent globe-straddling champions such as Architects, Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria, there’s scarcely been a moment since Tony Iommi down-tuned his guitar and changed music
With ‘Pantychrist,’ Dana Dentata speaks on sexual assault without filters or shame
With ‘Pantychrist,’ Dana Dentata speaks on sexual assault without filters or shame
The 2021 tidal wave of creativity in the wake of the pandemic unleashed the full potential of rap-metal goddess Dana Dentata. The brutal persona of Canadian singer-songwriter Dana Marie Wright, Dentata not only brings a bleak aesthetic edge back to the metal scene akin to Poppy on a Rob Zombie binge but also introduces an unapologetic approach to the uncomfortable topics she addresses as the first
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
Comeback Kid release seventh full-length ‘Heavy Steps’—listen
Comeback Kid release seventh full-length ‘Heavy Steps’—listen
Comeback Kid have released their long-awaited seventh studio album, Heavy Steps. The album is out via Nuclear Blast Records.  Heavy Steps is the band’s first release in nearly five years since their 2017 record Outsider. It finds the band treading into heavier ground sonically and upping the production value, all while retaining their signature brand of metallic hardcore paired with anthemic choru
SETYØURSAILS’ Jules Mitch on fusing metal and melody on ‘Nightfall’
SETYØURSAILS’ Jules Mitch on fusing metal and melody on ‘Nightfall’
SETYØURSAILS have released their new album Nightfall via Napalm Records. Coming from Cologne, Germany, SETYØURSAILS have crafted a unique sound that synthesizes elements of hardcore, old school metal, melodic rock and more. Drawing from across the rock spectrum, lead singer Jules Mitch cites a wide range of artists from Paramore to Korn as musical influences. The end resu...
Nandi Bushell improvises to Fatboy Slim’s “Right Here, Right Now”—watch
Nandi Bushell improvises to Fatboy Slim’s “Right Here, Right Now”—watch
Nandi Bushell said goodbye to 2021 with another Instagram video of her showcasing her killer drum skills. The video, which you can check out below, also marked a first for the 11-year-old musician. Read more: Nandi Bushell shares her biggest influences and upcoming musical endeavors Instead of covering a song, Bushell improvised a drum part for Fatboy Slim's 1999 classic "Right Here, Right No
BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders’ mission to help the world find new music
BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders’ mission to help the world find new music
Ever since he discovered his love for radio as a young teenager, Jack Saunders dreamed of working for BBC’s Radio 1. However, having a dream and trying to realistically accomplish it are two very different things. It takes passion, perseverance and hard work to make your dreams come true, and luckily, Saunders knew this better than anyone. He j...
DED’s positive message behind their new album ‘School Of Thought’
DED’s positive message behind their new album ‘School Of Thought’
Established six years ago purely as a means of paying homage to their metal forefathers Korn, Slipknot and Pantera, the buzz surrounding DED soon grew way beyond the members’ expectations. Before they knew it, the band were caught up in a whirlwind of intense touring, mounting public attention and the opportunity to record their debut album with legendary producer John Feldmann. T...
Poppy enters the Metaverse with new interactive PoppySphere app
Poppy enters the Metaverse with new interactive PoppySphere app
Grammy-nominee Poppy just announced she has created a new app called PoppySphere. PoppySphere, created in partnership with HIFI Labs, is a virtual 8-bit universe that fans can explore and use to connect with other fans. Read more: HEALTH preview upcoming album with Poppy collab “DEAD FLOWERS” “I am overjoyed to be launching my very own Metaverse,” Poppy says in a press release. “A fully customizab
Mike’s Dead found his sound: “hellfire meets controlled chaos”
Mike’s Dead found his sound: “hellfire meets controlled chaos”
Mike’s Dead wears his influences on his sleeve, both proudly and most definitely loudly. Rooted in his love for the early 2000s nü-metal and rap-rock phenomenon, with a penchant for modern production and a hyper-abrasive aesthetic, Mike has managed to create something that he self-describes as “controlled chaos.” His brand of m...

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