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One of the more unwelcome trends of recent years has been how many of the world’s most celebrated rock venues have closed their doors for the last time.
on Feb 20, 2017
This year we've already seen closures of several notable venues including: Hugh's Room, Soybomb HQ, The Hoxton and most recently, The Silver Dollar Room.
on Feb 18, 2017
After careful consideration, our staff has curated an unquestionable list of 31 of the catchiest and most addictive rock, metal and punk/hardcore songs of 2016. Now let's all relax, grab a beer, kick back and relive our favorite tracks of the year.
on Jan 31, 2017
Flint, Michigan metal quintet It Lies Within are in the midst of their December 2016 "The 11th Plague Tour" and the guys were rad enough to send over this awesome 12-track "Tour Playlist" for us all to enjoy!
on Dec 14, 2016
We have the pleasure of sharing this exclusive track-by-track wherein Chicago, Illinois-based Death/Doom Metal band, Cokegoat discusses each of the seven songs on their new album Drugs And Animals.
on Dec 12, 2016
The guys in Sweden's Långfinger, a killer heavy rock trio, were kind enough to share this exclusive track-by-track guide of each of the 10 songs on their latest Small Stone Records release, Crossyears.
on Dec 09, 2016
The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, keeps noting how Toronto is a music city. Then why does the reality of the situation feel so completely different? Read our thoughts here....
on Dec 06, 2016
It ain’t always buckles, boots and spurs in Texas, they have some long-haired, screamin' demons slashing the masses with their ear-splitting tunes. This time around, we pay homage to underground five rock/metal bands from West Texas.
on Dec 03, 2016
Ahead of the release of their debut EP, Lost Sense Of Life, this coming Friday, emerging South West metalcore unit ‘From Rust’, reveal the inspiration behind the five tracks that make up the EP.
on Nov 21, 2016
Having put their own twist on your favourite metal classics, we thought it would be a bit of fun to ask Timia, Jen and Zan's (AKA. The Lounge Kittens) what their favourite cover versions are. Read on to find out...
on Nov 20, 2016
Birmingham rockers Light The Skies have just issued their new EP Human and have given us the lowdown on each of the six tracks right here...
on Oct 27, 2016
This particular installment of Women of Rock offers up 5 more awesome female musicians to follow all suggested by Hedvig Mollestad. Read on to find out about five bands/musicians that’ll make you feel the rock from the ends of your hair down to your toes.
on Oct 21, 2016
The Agonist released their album, Five, toddy, September 30, 2016 via Napalm Records. European and North American tours have already begun scheduling and trust us, this band is ready to melt your face off!
on Sep 30, 2016
Ben from UK punk band Eight Days gives us the lowdown on the inspiration behind the Londoners upcoming EP, More To Life.
on Sep 21, 2016
OK, I'll just come out and say it, 3Teeth has ALL the makings to be THE FUTURE of Industrial.
on Sep 07, 2016
Watch as Lance Marwood attempts to describe an entire subgenre of heavy music using less than 300 words. There’s a bonus playlist of essential artists and releases! This time around... SLUDGE!
on Aug 15, 2016
Underrated F*cking Albums is a series we're running on, well, albums we think are fucking underrated. Check this stuff from: Korn, Jane's Addiction and The White Stripes.
on Jun 08, 2016
The New Dock Hall in Leeds place host to the colourful world of tattooing this weekend as the 3rd Leeds International Tattoo Expo comes to town. Find out more inside.
on Jun 02, 2016
Danny P. shows us how to impress our friends with knowledge of plant seasons. Whip up a batch of these "Prince's Purple Rain" blueberry and lavender muffins for your post-brunch get together.
on May 30, 2016
Welcome to Part 2! We’ve got 5 more all-female and female-fronted bands who are certainly shaking things up in varying genres of rock. Female badassery didn’t die in the 70’s, it’s still alive and well, you just need to know where to look.
on May 30, 2016


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