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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Vanity – Perspective // Empathy

South Londoners Vanity (formerly Vanity Draws Blood) impressed with their 2016 EP, ‘Perspective // Dread’; an effort that showed their prowess in brutal breakdowns and dual vocal performance. The atmospheric metal six-piece are back with the second release in their ‘Perspective’ series: ‘Perspective // Empathy’.

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Skies In Motion – Life Lessons

Chugging riffs and refreshing vocals are the aim of the game for Skies In Motion and the Derby metalcore guys have just unleashed them in abundance on their brand new record, ‘Life Lessons’. For fans of Architects, While She Sleeps and a host of the best British metal bands, Skies In Motion have learned from their peers and produced a record that uses tempo changes and breakdowns to full effect.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: The Young Hearts

Kent rockers The Young Hearts arrived with their debut EP ‘Everything We Left Behind’ that covered heartbreak and disappointment through relaxed and mindful melodies. The band are now preparing for the release of their follow-up EP ‘Honestly, I’m Just Thinking’ that toes the exciting line between emo and alternative rock but don’t listen to us – we got each member of the band to pick just one song that inspired them into the band they are today.

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FEATURE: The MySpace Bands: Where Are They Now?

This month marks the 14 year anniversary since MySpace was born and released to the world, and with it becoming the birth place for many embarrassing photos, reasons to learn HTML, and bulletins of silly games. Back before the days when Facebook ruled the roost (yeah, we’re going back a bit now), MySpace was the social media daddy.

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INTRODUCING: Greta Van Fleet

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Today, we’re looking at the stomp-driven Greta Van Fleet who are ready to set the classic rock scene alight. The Michigan four-piece are turning heads with their youthful take on the glory era rock n’ roll that has the confidence of a globally established band. Greta Van Fleet are invading the UK in September with 2 London shows that sold out in the blink of an eye so start keeping tabs on the guys to see what the future holds.

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Jesse Korman (The Number 12 Looks Like You)

Back in 2010, New Jersey mathcore masters The Number 12 Looks Like You at the time seemingly performed for the very last time in their home town. That was until last year, when from the ashes they rose again, and are destined and determined to bring their flurry of genre splicing, technicality, hooks and aggression back in an absolute staggering and overwhelming force.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Abhorrent Decimation

The British death metal scene got a whole lot more exciting when Abhorrent Decimation dropped their debut record ‘Miasmic Mutation’ back in 2015 and now the band are signed to Prosthetic Records they are even more of a force to reckon with. Following the release of ‘The Pardoner’ in July, Abhorrent Decimation devastated Bloodstock Festival and assured as that they have successfully lived up to their potential. We got the guys to pick five records that inspired the band since they started making music.

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Jacob Field (The One Hundred)

Over the past few years since their inception, London quartet The One Hundred have managed to surge quite the following thanks to their ability to create some unique and captivating hybrids of genres, pooling sounds and techniques from the corners of rock, metal, hip-hop, RnB, and in turn resulting in a mongrel version of nu-metal that carried hooks, aggression, and creativity in equal measure. Now, finally with a full-length under their belt, sights are set high.

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TEN YEARS ON: Devil Sold His Soul – A Fragile Hope

Ten years seems like an awful long time ago, doesn’t it? Well, a whole decade prior to right now, British post-metal sextet Devil Sold His Soul had just been birthed from the ashes of some fallen local acts, most notably Mahumodo, and crafted and delivered their rather unique brand of atmospheric and ambient yet gruff and destructive metal unto the world, getting some reasonable attention and airplay off the back of their debut EP, ‘Darkness Prevails’.

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INTRODUCING: Fangclub

We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Today, we’re looking at Irish newcomers Fangclub who are perfecting the 90s fuzzy rock sound, twinned with a grunge aesthetic for extra authenticity and attitude. The Dublin trio are ready for their debut full length release on August 4th so we took an overview of the band as a starting point for anyone looking for a new garage band to bang their head to.

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