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News show close for 2023 with acknowledgement of the passing of Killing Joke's Geordie Walker, before turning to more new music from ex-Black Peaks members and Video Nasties, and some very exciting Glenn Danzig news.
Future Static -...
The final reviews bag of 2023 is a brilliant one, with loads of late year contenders: The Gaslight Anthem, Green Lung, Dying Wish, NOBRO, Autopsy, Wayfarer, Underdark, & Malokarpatan.
The Gaslight Anthem 24:45
Green Lung 50:42
Dying Wish 1:11:20...
When We Were Young pulls an insane choice, Slipknot drummer rumours abound, and live reports from Creeper and future Download headliners Queens of the Stone Age among others.
Dolly Parton - Rock Star
High Spirits - Safe on the Other Side...
We were fully back on the ground for this year's Damnation Festival (41:12) to see sets from Anaal Nathrakh, Electric Wizard, Enslaved, Akercocke, and many more of the best in underground and extreme. Bonus on Download and Grammys whinging.
Spiritbox release their new Fear of Fear EP, and there are conundrums about the ethics of contriving "viral moments" at shows with Frozen Soul's Magic the Gathering pit and Blink-182 recreating the Denny's hardcore meme
Green Lung - This...
Green Day threaten us with a new album, there's the out of nowhere news of Mike Portnoy's return to Dream Theater, and Mortician become the unlikeliest social media stars of all time. We TOLD you.
Within Temptation - Bleed Out
This month we feast upon the new albums from Creeper, The Menzingers, Blink-182's nostalgic reunion, Svalbard, Kristin Hayter, Primordial, Maggot Heart... and Roger Waters redoing Dark Side of the Moon.
The Menzingers 1:01:40
Sam catches a double helping of Better Lovers, and Sick New World announces its lineup for 2024.
Creeper - Sanguivore
The Menzingers - Some Of It Was True
Beartooth - The Surface
Crosses - Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete.
This week we review two new albums from bands who have changed the modern sonic make-up of hardcore in Harm's Way's industrial brutality Common Suffering, and Code Orange's latest (divisive as always) piece of their ongoing conceptual evolution as...
Our September Album Club Pack is a Damnation Fest special as we look at four diverse records from heavy history being showcased at this event: Leprous' prog majesty Coal, Unearth's Oncoming Storm, Deadguy's deranged Fixation on a Coworker, and...