Sikth (Interview)

Sikth Interview 2017 Death Of A Dead Day Dan Weller Mikee Goodman Pin Joe Rosser James Leach Dan Foord Justin Hill

Shortly before SikTh took the stage at Koko to play Death Of A Dead Day in full, I got talking to guitarist Dan Weller about billion-dollar live shows, and dealing with music-related mental health issues…

It’s almost the end of your tour – how’re you feeling?

Excited for tonight, playing Death Of A Dead Day in its entirety…

Yeah! How come you’re doing that tonight?

We just thought fuck it – why not? We know what people want to hear, they want the stuff you’re known for. We could’ve played more from the new album, and thought about it, but instead we decided to play more from Death Of A Dead Day.

What’s the most random thing you’ve had happen at one of your shows?

We’ve did a show in Newport where a lot of guys who’d just been released from prison came to our gig to celebrate their release. Really lairy dudes – they came up to the front row, real metalheads. They cracked open some bottles of champagne as we came on and covered us with drink Read more…

Posted on 10 December 2017

SikTh / Devil Sold His Soul / Press To MECO (Live Review – Koko, London, December 8 2017)

Sikth Koko Camden London December 8 2017 Live Review Death Of A Dead Day Devil Sold His Soul Press To MECO tour

Last night, Koko hosted one of the shows of the year.

In recent years, Press To MECO (85%) have earned much respect thanks to their ability to pen complex yet accessible rock songs. They’re one of the best bands to do so since Reuben – and they made the most of this opening slot, throwing new beatdown-boasting song A Quick Fix among established tunes such as Manipulate and Affinity. Press To MECO are a joy to listen to, a band with a voice of their own, and ones to watch in 2018 Read more…

Posted on 09 December 2017

August Burns Red – ‘Phantom Anthem’ (Album Review)

August Burns Red Phantom Anthem Album Review King Of Sorrow Hero Of The Half Truth The Frost Lifeline Invisible Enemy Quake Coordinates Generations Float Dangerous Carbon Copy Interview Guitar Guitarist Vocalist Vocals Drummer Drums Bass Bassist Feature New Album EP Single Review CD Concert Gig Tickets Tour Download Stream Live Show Torrent Music Musician Record Label Update Facebook YouTube channel Twitter VEVO Spotify iTunes Apple Music Instagram Snapchat Band Logo Cover Art Bandcamp Soundcloud Release Date Digital Cover Art Artwork Split Why Did Break Up New Final Last Latest News Update merch shop buy rar release date songs track listing preview lyrics mp3 Wikipedia wiki bio biography discography gear tuning rig setup equipment official website poster kerrang rock sound q mojo team rock metal hammer NME t shirt hoodie hoody cap hat tab video vinyl wallpaper zip

August Burns Red are more than just a metalcore band. For most of the past twenty years, the music industry has been stagnating – and since Killswitch Engage dropped The End Of Heartache about thirteen years ago, plenty of bands have stuck rigidly to the same old same old formula. Why stick your neck out when Read more…

Posted on 29 September 2017

Dorje (Live Review – House Of Vans, London, September 9 2017)

Dorje Live Review London House Of Vans Boss September 2017 Detritus Centred And One Aeromancy White Dove Flower Of Life Outspoken

The House of Vans is a unique place. Half music venue, half skate park, it’s exactly where you would expect to discover cultural components that only fit far outside the box. Dorje, naturally, fit right in. Read more…

Tags: , ,

Posted on 10 September 2017

Arch Enemy – ‘Will To Power’ (Album Review)

Arch Enemy Will To Power Album Review The World Is Yours Set Flame To The Night The Race Blood In The Water The Eagle Flies Alone Reason To Believe Murder Scene First Day In Hell Saturnine Dreams Of Retribution My Shadow And I A Fight I Must Win Angela Gossow Michael Amott Jeff Loomis Alissa White Gluz Interview Guitar Guitarist Vocalist Vocals Drummer Drums Bass Bassist Feature New Album EP Single Review CD Concert Gig Tickets Tour Download Stream Live Show Torrent Music Musician Record Label Update Facebook YouTube channel Twitter VEVO Spotify iTunes Apple Music Instagram Snapchat Band Logo Cover Art Bandcamp Soundcloud Release Date Digital Cover Art Artwork Split Why Did Break Up New Final Last Latest News Update merch shop buy rar release date songs track listing preview lyrics mp3 Wikipedia wiki bio biography discography gear tuning rig setup equipment 320 kbps official website poster kerrang rock sound q mojo team rock metal hammer NME t shirt hoodie hoody cap hat tab video vinyl wallpaper zip leak has it leaked

Arch Enemy know what they’re good at – and they also know how to stay true to themselves, no matter how the music world twists and turns around them. Over the course of years and decades, they’ve earned the respect and admiration of many a melodic metal fan, and kept it all going through multiple major lineup changes.

Arch Enemy’s latest lineup – now including six-string wizard Jeff Loomis – is Read more…

Posted on 31 August 2017

Arcane Roots – ‘Melancholia Hymns’ (Album Review)

Arcane Roots Melancholia Hymns Album Review Before Me Matter Indigo Off The Floor Curtains Solemn Arp Fireflies Everything All At Once Half The World Andrews Groves In Dynamics Blood And Chemistry Left Fire Heaven And Earth Interview Guitar Guitarist Vocalist Vocals Drummer Drums Bass Bassist Feature New Album EP Single Review CD Concert Gig Tickets Tour Download Stream Live Show Torrent Music Musician Record Label Update Facebook YouTube channel Twitter VEVO Spotify iTunes Apple Music Instagram Snapchat Band Logo Cover Art Bandcamp Soundcloud Release Date Digital Cover Art Artwork Split Why Did Break Up New Final Last Latest News Update merch shop buy rar release date songs track listing preview lyrics mp3 Wikipedia wiki bio biography discography gear tuning rig setup equipment 320 kbps official website poster kerrang rock sound q mojo team rock metal hammer NME t shirt hoodie hoody cap hat tab video vinyl wallpaper zip leak has it leaked

In order to create, you sometimes have to destroy. Ripping everything up and starting again can be cathartic, reinvigorating, exciting, terrifying, relieving, overwhelming, and/or everything above all at once. Forcing yourself to confront the truly blank page takes a hell of a lot of heart, and Arcane Roots certainly have that.

Through their first album Left Fire, Arcane Roots became synonymous with air-guitar-inducing acrobatics and the kind of time changes that would make the world’s physicists weep with despair Read more…

Posted on 23 August 2017

The Contortionist – ‘Clairvoyant’ (Album Review)

The Contortionist Clairvoyant Album Review Monochrome Passive Pensive Godspeed Reimagined Clairvoyant Relapse Absolve Return To Earth The Center Language Exoplanet Intrinsic Robby Baca Cameron Maynard Joey Bacca Mike Lessard Jordan Eberhardt Eric Guenther Interview Guitar Guitarist Vocalist Vocals Drummer Drums Bass Bassist Feature New Album EP Single Review CD Concert Gig Tickets Tour Download Stream Live Show Torrent Music Musician Record Label Update Facebook YouTube channel Twitter VEVO Spotify iTunes Apple Music Instagram Snapchat Band Logo Cover Art Bandcamp Soundcloud Release Date Digital Cover Art Artwork Split Why Did Break Up New Final Last Latest News Update merch shop buy rar release date songs track listing preview lyrics mp3 Wikipedia wiki bio biography discography gear tuning rig setup equipment 320 kbps official website poster kerrang rock sound q mojo team rock metal hammer NME t shirt hoodie hoody cap hat tab video vinyl wallpaper zip leak has it leaked

In an age of constant content overload, it’s become increasingly difficult to create something that truly stands on its own. So much has been done before; so much has already been done to staggeringly high standards. Still, with 2014’s Language the Contortionist pulled off the near impossible.

Listen back further to 2012’s Intrinsic and 2010’s Exoplanet, and you’ll see how far the Contortionist leapt on Language. Over time, their fusion-flavoured influences crowded out the Contortionist’s heavy side until the results became mellower, more soulful, even ambient. Language was ultimately an uplifting prog album with strong shades of metal spliced in at just the right moments. Read more…

Posted on 16 August 2017

%d bloggers like this: