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- Living an almost hermit like existence these days, when not sleeping, slaving over a laptop or at a gig, my time is spent between photographing mixed martial arts, watching shit horror movies and learning to play my slightly battered acoustic guitar. The reason I still do this? Obviously the money, hookers and fast cars, but mainly because Chris lets me indulge my passion for music that sounds like elephants fucking.
US horrorcore outfit Kissing Candice fall a little short of expectations with the release of their new album Blind Until We Burn.
Essex punks smash out some of the catchiest most frantic punk rock you'll have had the pleasure of listening to on their new EP Nineteen | Sixteen.
Hardcore veterans Agnostic Front return with an album that shows they still have an absolute fuckload of things to get off their heavily tattooed chests.
Chicago metallers Sworn In head down the "concept" path for the follow-up to their 2013 debut with the end result being a very personal, emotional record.
Holy War is Thy Art Is Murder's eagerly-awaited new album and, if you're expecting anything other than bone-breaking, brain-splattering rage, you're going to be sorely disappointed.
If you're looking for a band who create powerful, thought-provoking, challenging heavy music that doesn't sit within any boundaries or pigeonholes, then Nok Novum are certainly worth a punt.
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer has announced details of a one-off show in London. Details inside.
Bring Me The Horizon have just issued a new track 'Happy Song' and you can check it out online here.
With less than three weeks to go, more bands have been added to the Bloodstock line-up. Come inside for the full list of new additions.
Megadeth have announced a co-headliner tour with Lamb Of God. Children Of Bodom and Sylosis confirmed to open the tour.
Deathcore heavyweights Carnifex have announced details of a full European tour. Check out the dates and supporting bill inside.
Morrigan, the first track from the upcoming new album from Children Of Bodom has appeared online, check it out here.
Krisiun have posted Scars Of The Hatred online from their upcoming new album, Forged In Fury, check it out here.
Mike Shinoda's side-project Fort Minor have announced two European shows for later this year.
SoCal rockers OPM celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album with a run of UK headline shows. Full details inside.
Keep Of Kalessin and Oathbreaker added to the Damnation Festival bill which takes place at Leeds University on November 7th.
Young, Manchester-based outfit put out their new EP but will it see them replicate the success of some of their influences like Neck Deep and YMA6?
Lost interest in Linkin Park when they lost interest in guitars? Well, alt-rockers Everlit might be just the band to fill that hole. Check out our review of their new EP here.
So, it may have been almost six years since the world has heard anything from this French outfit but, as you can hear on Equanimity, the quintet are back.
For 35 years Portland punks Poison Idea have been churning out their bile-soaked punk but, as their new album shows, they've still got a surprise or two up their sleeves.