Tag Archives: UK

listen to THE BLEEDING’s first single from “Rites Of Absolution”

UK Death Thrashers THE BLEEDING return with a brand new full-length release, recorded and mixed at MTR Studios in their native London!

This is the follow up to the band’s debut, “Death Eternal”, mastered by Ade Emsley, famed for his work with Iron Maiden and Phil Campbell to name a couple.

The Bleeding take influence from the death and thrash greats… Slayer, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, Coroner, Asphyx… and with a fresh and exciting vigour, pay homage to those greats and at the same time emblazon their own stamp on a timeless genre.

Listen to the new album’s title track ‘Rites Of Absolution’, streaming below:

AS IT IS – Okay (2017)


(Fearless Records / 2017)

This UK band has been in a few pages and magazine covers since they released their debut album, “Never Happy, Ever After” back in 2015. They even toured the other side of the pond (for those playing at home, the good old U.S. of A) as part of the Vans Warped Tour. That’s really not bad for any band around, if you ask me.

But, although they sound exactly how you’d expect them to sound when faced with the Pop/Punk/Rock signature, there’s always that itchy annoying feeling that you’ve heard this band before and you don’t really know who to blame for that. I’m always tempted to put all the heat on the band itself because, you know, there may be a million bands out there and you can be influenced by all of them but, please, try to put something more of you in the songs you take to studio, to help uneducated pseudo-writers like myself distance themselves from thinking they’re listening to a new New Found Glory album or something that Fall Out Boy may take a swing at.

I know, I know. Their job is not to make mine easier. I get that. And maybe it’s really my own fault that I don’t get that many kicks from these kind of records anymore. Maybe it’s just me getting older or maybe, while listening to “Okay”, I just missed some stand out moments that could convince me that this album is way better than just okay. 6/10 [RM]

IRON MONKEY with a new album on Relapse Records

Relapse Records announced the signing of cult UK Doom/Sludge band IRON MONKEY!

IRON MONKEY originally formed in Nottingham (England) in 1994 and released two full-lengths (1997’s self-titled debut and 1998’s “Our Problem”), a live album and a split with Church of Misery before splitting in 1999.

Now, almost two decades later, the band has decided to reform as a trio with co-founding members S. Watson on bass and J. Rushby on guitar/vocals. They’re rounded out by new member S. Briggs (Chaos U.K.,) who also played with original IRON MONKEY vocalist J.P. Morrow in the short-lived sludge supergroup My War.

The band has entered Moot Group studios, in Nottingham, to record a new album with Johnny A. Carter (ex-Pitchshifter). The album will consist of eight tracks plus a cover song and a late summer/early fall release is expected via Relapse Records.

The band shared a few words on the reformation and new material:

We’re older, more cynical, more isolationist. Musically, we’re more aggressive, more focused – a direct assault. We intend to take what is rightfully ours, usurp the scene and then crush its skull.


SEWER TRENCH have recently shared a new video, for the song ‘Comedy’, taken from their forthcoming debut album “Optimism”.

Watch it below:

CODE streaming a new track from “Lost Signal” EP

Progressive Black Metal/Rock band CODE have released another new track from their imminent EP “Lost Signal”, due out on the 27th of January via Agonia Records.

Below you can stream the song ‘Affliction’

COLOUR OF NOISE – Medicine Man

UK’s Classic Rock band COLOUR OF NOISE released a new video for the single ‘Medicine Man’, a song taken from their self-titled debut album.

Watch the video below:

AGHAST! – Something Else; Something Rotten

British band AGHAST! released a new lyric video for the title track of their latest EP, “Something Else; Something Rotten”.

The band shared a few words about this socially charged song:

We’re are not a political band, but we always write about what affects us, or things that we feel strongly about in our daily lives. ‘Something Else, Something Rotten’ is a song about ordinary people struggling to make a living in a world which is weighted in favor of faceless corporations. It is a call to action that is perfectly visualized by Andy Pilkington from Very Metal Art. Andy took our idea and ran with it and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Learn those words!