I'm a simple man, if I see a Metalcore cover of a Linkin Park track... I dive in head first.
I've missed our Awesome Covers series, and I know more than a handful of you have also because you've told us, well I have a treat for you guys today. Last week a band that I've been following on social media for ages but hadn't featured yet, Moment of Madness, gave us the heads up that they were dropping a Metalcore version of the Linkin Park classic 'In The End', and the rest of that week was one of the longest times in my life.
The column where you can discover the best new artists of the moment is back with its third edition, because there is no greater feeling than starting to listen to someone when they're underground and then see them succeed. That's why here we are trying very hard to give the most notable musicians out now a launching pad where they can be seen by a wider, international audience.
So it's time to open your Spotify and get ready to save your next favourite act from the ones we have selected for you this month.
DREAMEATER helps prove that British Metalcore is world beating.
Andover in the UK isn't known for much, other than being one of the towns near Stonehenge, but with any luck it will become famous as the birthplace of DREAMEATER, the Post Metalcore four piece who only just released their debut EP Bleed on Friday the 14th of August. And on that EP is today's Track of the Week, the truly brutal 'Shatter'.
Looking for a track that mixes angry energy with uplifting lyrics? Then read on.
Today we are here to prove to you once again that India is packed with interesting Metal bands, in this case it's the four piece outfit from Sukna, in the Darjeeling district, called If Hope Dies. The independent group formed in 2010 from the minds of Abinash Moktan (Guitars) and Aakash Sherpa (Vocals).
Saturday night I finally watched my first live gig of 2020, and it was online.
Meet When Nothing Works, who describe themselves as a "Shouty Band" from Essex, trying to prove that something better than TOWIE can come out of it, and even though they only have a handful of tracks out at the moment, they've already achieved this easily in my books.