"If you're willing to expand your musical horizons then this is the group for you."
The last couple of reviews from me were massively on the heavy side of things (Crossfaith and Make Them Suffer), so I'm going to bring it down a little this week. I'd like to introduce you all to Francesco Fonte Band, a three piece Progressive Alt Rock act from right here in ol' London-town. Our friends at Stencil PR sent the group's latest album Eight over, and while it did take a while for me to get into it, I'm glad I took the time to check them out.
Happy to share some hometown love!
Being based in London means I struggle to keep up with all the bands my hometown produces. Sure, I have my brother and a few good mates that share and let me know who has a great sound from time to time. But in this case it was pure luck that I stumbled across Make Them Suffer, a five piece Deathcore band, on Twitter and when I saw they were from Perth I just had to give them a listen, plus since they released Worlds Apart only just last year, I thought I'd do one better and share my findings!
Where the fuck has this band been all my life?
About a month ago while researching something for either a review or a Roundup story, I discovered a genre that immediately interested me: Japanese Metalcore. It turns out JMC is batshit crazy and awesome, they have taken a style and pushed it even further than I thought possible. The sad thing is, it barely gets any attention in the mainstream media around the world. I intend to change that, and I’ll begin with probably the most well known group of this sub-genre: Crossfaith and their new album, EX_MACHINA.
Henceforth I'm promoting Mags to head of A&R!
A few weeks ago, Mags tagged me on Instagram of a video of a band doing a cover of Linkin Park’s ’From The Inside’, I was blown away, to say the least. The group in question was October Ends, a 4 piece Melodic Metalcore outfit from Newcastle, right here in the UK.
I downloaded their latest EP, A New Path straight away and I've been enjoying it since; can't say the rest of my workmates think the same, but screw 'em... they're not Metalheads, so they have no taste!
When Gioele from Celluloid Nightmares and Zona Horror (go follow his awesome facebook groups!) asked me if I wanted to interview David Howard Thornton, the man behind Art the Clown from Terrifier, I jumped straight in! First of all I actually really enjoyed this flick so I had a few questions I was dying to ask, plus this opportunity made me feel a bit like a real journalist hehe... Did I get nominated for a Pulitzer yet?