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IN DEPTH: THRICE – THE NEW CHAPTER

"If music genres were paint on a pallet, California’s Thrice would have a way of mixing absurd colours to create some surprisingly beautiful but confusing contemporary art. “I think it’s helped keep us inspired...

IN DEPTH: REBORN – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

With the release of their new record, Misery, Joel Birch takes the time to talk to us about the new direction of the band, his mental health and everything in between. We begin by reflecting on...

JUSTICE: A MONTHLY COLUMN BY ANTI-FLAG

As sons of first generation immigrants to the US, my brother Justin Sane and I see the current scapegoating, marginalization and detainment of refugees/immigrants as not only unconscionable but just plain fucking wrong. It’s as simple as that. There...

UNDISCOVERED: A GUIDE TO THE NEW WORLD OF HEAVY FROM GOD COMPLEX

Ahead of their set at this weekend's UPSURGE FESTIVAL, UK heavy underdogs GOD COMPLEX decided to take the reigns and introduce us to their top new bands in the UK right now. From melodic hardcore to the heaviest...

TRACK BY TRACK: HOMEBOUND EXPLAIN THE UPS AND DOWNS TO ‘MORE THAN ME THAN...

When it comes to the British rock circuit at the moment, there seems to be a lot thriving in the pop punk / alternative rock underbelly. For Surrey's HOMEBOUND this has meant releaisng one of the...

IN DEPTH: TURNSTILE – THE SOUND OF A MOVEMENT

Summer 1981. The New York B.Y.O proudly hosts an all-ages show to the kids at The Sink Club, 3rd Avenue, New York City. Six bands, August 6th. The Mob, No Labels, Agnostic Front, Ring...

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: THE HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS – SHAPESHIFTING

Heavy music heads across the UK have had an itch for quite some time now. An itch for that shines a community-led spotlight on artists, producers, venues, festivals and everything heavy music related. Founders...

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: HOLY ROAR – THE ART OF INDEPENDENCE

The word ‘DIY’ is very much overused these days in the music scene, viewed as something cool and punk. But Holy Roar Records didn’t set out to be ‘DIY’ to be edgy; they did...

UNDISCOVERED: GOD COMPLEX – THE NEW KINGS OF HEAVY

FROM: MERSEYSIDE, UK  | FOR FANS OF: CODE ORANGE  God Complex have only been a band for a year but they’re already making the kind of waves and impact that most bands could only hope...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOU ME AT SIX – TAKE OFF YOUR COLOURS

You Me at Six headlined the second stage of Download this year, and it was the perfect scenario. As the stereotypical summer festival faded out for the night into a tranquil vermillion sunset, the...

IN DEPTH: COUNTERPARTS – MOVING PLACES

The last year has shaped up to be the biggest year in the history of Counterparts, and they’re showing zero signs of downsizing anytime soon. Vocalist Brendan Murphy took the time to talk to...

IN DEPTH: PLEASE TO MEET YOU – JUSTICE TRIPP ON RECORDS, VANDALISM AND PUNK

MAIN FEATURED PHOTO: ANTON JS | FEATURED PHOTO: GEORGIA RAWSON Trapped. Under. Ice. Three words, and one band that always comes to mind when you hear the name Justice Tripp. However, whilst the the HC...

JUSTICE: AN OPEN LETTER ON SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM ANTI-FLAG

Punk. It's always had the strongest political backbone, a message of social justice and unity, and it's everything that the iconic ANTI-FLAG encompasses. Now in this EXCLUSIVE monthly feature, we're letting the band's Justin Sane and Chris #2 take over for the...

IN DEPTH: CULTURE ABUSE – JUST HERE FOR A GOOD TIME

The heart of California DIY punk outfit Culture Abuse lies in the attitude they have towards their art, with vocalist David Kelling telling us “We’re gonna do what we wanna do, and what we...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: WHILE SHE SLEEPS – BRAINWASHED

My writing career spanning over the last two years has allowed me to trickle into other areas involving music. Whilst DJ’ing at a small bar for a rock night I spun ‘Brainwashed’ by While...

IN DEPTH: KNOCKED LOOSE – THE NEW AGE

WORDS: DEC SHERRY | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON 2016’s Laugh Tracks catapulted a relatively unknown band from Oldham County, Kentucky into global recognition. Knocked Loose’s rapid rise to success was both unseen and well deserved, signifying...

PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR 50TH ISSUE AT 2000 TREES!

Ah 50. What a number. And to land at the same time as our sixth anniversary, well it made sense for us to do something special for it. So to celebrate, we're going to...

IN DEPTH: MR MUSIC MAN – JAMIE LENMAN

In rock music, it’s pretty rare to find a genuinely nice guy. Sure, you’ve got your Dave Grohls and Andrew W.K.s, but finding a really genuine, down to Earth bloke is almost as rare...

IN DEPTH – THE FEVER 333: BURNING UP

When the Fever 333 turned up in the back of a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of Randy’s Donuts in LA last year, it certainly left people scratching their heads. After being on...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE – FREDDY CRICIEN (MADBALL) ON THE BANDS THAT SHAPED HARDCORE

Much like the ethos of the genre itself, whilst this current issue (featuring hardcore newcomers KNOCKED LOOSE, grab your copy here) celebrates the incredible future and soundscape that has been laid out for the new...