Home IN-DEPTH

IN-DEPTH

ISSUE #66 – OUT NOW – HIGHER POWER

In the latest issue we give UK hardcore’s new reigning giants, HIGHER POWER their first ever cover, and talk about the highs and lows that have made them the leaders of the new wave. PLUS...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: COMEBACK KID – WAKE THE DEAD

WORDS: LUCA CESCON Let’s start from the end. Let’s start from “Final Goodbye” and its iconic closing 2-step, a 100% hardcore way to end of the best records of all time. We could easily confirm...

IN DEPTH: IN THE RING WITH ANDY WILLIAMS (EVERY TIME I DIE)

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD  Some kids grow up wanting to be rockstars, others professional wrestlers, however Andy Williams ‘The Butcher Of Buffalo’ and guitarist for legendary hardcore band Every Time I Die has managed to live...

IN-DEPTH: RENOUNCED – THEIR TIME IS NOW

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Despite being a fixture in the hardcore scene for the majority of the decade, 2019 has truly been the breakout year of Renounced, with their third album Beauty Is A Destructive Angel...

IN-DEPTH: PARKWAY DRIVE – EMBRACING THE UNDERDOG

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD “The new breed is well and truly fucking dominating,” emphatically states Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall just one day before their documentary Viva The Underdogs hits cinemas across the world. After a...

IN-DEPTH: CEREMONY – NEVER SETTLED, ALWAYS SEARCHING

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON The differences between Ceremony’s 2015 release ‘The L Shaped Man’ and their 2019 full length ‘In The Spirit World Now’ are pretty marked and vast. The former is full of eerie post-punk...

IN-DEPTH: THE GEEKS – South Korean Hardcore Legends Challenging Perceptions

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Flagship South Korean hardcore band The Geeks have been leaders of Korean straight-edge culture since their inception in 1999. While they are not as widely known in the west as contemporaries in...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUTH OF TODAY – STRAIGHT EDGE CULTURE

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Youth of Today, Project X, Judge, Shelter, even Limp Bizkit, Sammy Siegler has played the drums for them all and then some more. He’s been one of the stalwarts of the straight...

IN-DEPTH: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – PUSHING THEMSELVES AND THE GENRE

WORDS: ROB KENT For a band that has been present for a whole tidal wave of changes to their respected genre since forming, The Devil Wears Prada have now released their seventh full length record...

IN-DEPTH: DINOSAUR PILE-UP – ON BUILDING A LEGACY & GOING GLOBAL

WORDS: JO COSGROVE The 2010s was an exciting decade in the world of Dinosaur Pile-Up: they began it with their debut album, 'Growing Pains' and ended it with their most recent album, 'Celebrity Mansions'. 2019...

IN DEPTH: KNOCKED LOOSE – NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS, NEW HARDCORE

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON | PHOTOS: GABE BECERRA (LIVE) "I really, really don't think we'll ever want to stop doing this." Isaac Hale excitedly tells us down the phone. Today as we take the call the...

FESTIVAL: ACCESS ALL AREAS AT AUSTRALIA’S UNIFY FESTIVAL 2020

Right now the land down under has been making the headlines for the most unfortunate circumstances. But whilst the bush fires rage across the country, it seemed that with optimism intact UNFD's annual UNIFY FESTIVAL was still going...

IN PICTURES: THE GHOST INSIDE’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL RETURN

When The Ghost Inside announced their return it became a turning point in the world of heavy music. Not only was it the return of one of the most important hardcore bands of the...

NEWS: KNOCKED LOOSE, TRAPPED UNDER ICE, INCENDIARY AND MORE FOR OUTBREAK FEST 2020

Having already seen the likes of Turnstile, Comeback Kid, Jesus Piece, Title Fight and over heavyweight names in both punk and hardcore play the independent festival over the years, OUTBREAK FEST is quickly becoming one of the most...

UNDISCOVERED ARTIST OF 2019 – LIZZY FARRALL

INTERVIEW: GEORGIA RAWSON | WORDS: KARLEY MYRALL Over the lasr 12 months Chester’s very own Lizzy Farrall, has declared that she is more than just an alternative artist who’s lyrics speak to thousands of people,...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

INTERVIEW: GEORGIA RAWSON | WORDS: ROB KENT At some point in 2010, teenagers and young adults began to feel the emotional heartache that in is the whole package of coming of age and when you...

IN DEPTH: RENOUNCED – THE RISE OF 2019’S MOST IMPORTANT HEAVY BAND

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD | PHOTO: MATT GABEL (LIVE) ABBIE SHIPPERLEY (MAIN)  Despite being a fixture in the hardcore scene for the majority of the decade, 2019 has truly been the breakout year of Renounced, with...

IN DEPTH: DEFEATER – THE TURNING OF A YEAR

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD | PHOTOS: RYAN MACKFALL 2019 has been a huge year for the Boston melodic-hardcore quintet Defeater. With the addition of new guitarist Adam Crowe and the release of their self-titled fifth full-length...

ALERT! MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE DROP UK PREVIEW

After giving us the COMEBACK of the decade in 2019 with a return at a sold out Los Angeles show, it seems that emo heroes MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE are now preparing for a global take over. With...

GO TO BEAT ARTIST OF 2020 – LONGY

FROM: ESSEX | FOR FANS OF: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, THE GO TEAM When it comes to new music GoToBeat not only dominate the underground live circuit, but their fingers are well and truly on the pulse. But above...