1. Sanguisugabogg - Homicidal Ecstasy (Ohio)
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
DOWN TUNED DRUG DEATH
2. Dream State - Untethered (Wales, United Kingdom)
"‘Untethered’ is confident, exciting and pushing the band’s sound in a new direction. Dream State aren’t just back, they’re essential."
Dream State are back with a new line up and a new EP. 'Untethered' is out this Friday. - Ian Kenworthy from Punktastic
3. Osiah - Chronos (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom)
Genre: Death Metal / Black Metal
Hailing from the extreme music melting pot that is the North East of England, Osiah transcend the deathcore label with what could possibly be the most torturous barrage of filth the UK has produced in recent years. Crushingly intense breakdowns and deathly chops tread a familiar path, but jarringly detuned guitars, unpredictable tempo changes and vocals that range from wide-ranging pitched screams to commanding guttural bowel openers add an extra evil to the sound that cannot be put in words.
4. Not Scientists - Staring at the sun (Lyon, France)
Genre: Indie Rock
Not Scientists was created ten years ago in the shadow of the French Alps. After releasing a first EP and first album, The split EP shared with the legendary Hard- Ons in 2017 hinted at the tone of their second album released the next year on the German labels Kidnap Music and Rookie Records. With slower tempos and New Wave influences, the broadened palette displayed on Golden Staples is surprising and captivating. The first lockdown linked to the global pandemic made their voluntary and temporary break from touring both mandatory and more lengthy than they had intended. They took full advantage of the enforced isolation and idleness to fully explore their creative process. Staring At the Sun is the gleaming result. Staring at the Sun is an ode to New Wave melodies - a tribute to The Cure and Killing Joke - and is the flagship of a band that is driving hard into uncharted seas. «Like Gods We Feast» or «Secrets» sum up the fantastic change of direction: the addition of loops and synthesizers, the persistence of an indestructible rhythm section, the intertwining counterpoint of sparkling guitar melodies...Backed by Kicking Records (France), Kidnap Records and Rookie Records (Germany) Not Scientists have left the beaten path and are careening headlong into the creative underbrush, blazing a new path and leaving shredded convention in their wake.
5. All Out War - Celestial Rot (Newburgh, New York)
ALL OUT WAR has assaulted the masses with their punishing brand of metallic crossover aggression, documented through a multitude of recordings, including piles of singles and EPs and seven subsequent LPs since 1991.To get a taste of All Out War's musical style, envision the savage raw intensity of hardcore colliding head on with the brutality of metal. From the very beginning the band has established themselves as one of the most devastating units in underground music. Constantly pushing the boundaries, All Out War has gotten more extreme with each release. Their arsenal of recorded misanthropy and waves of touring, has led the band to become a respected staple act for metal and hardcore fans worldwide. All Out War is comfortable in many circles. The five piece has not only crossed over and spit in the faces of the closed-minded, but has been a dominant force in both genres Time has only honed the band's killing capabilities. As savage as they come All Out War continues their malicious onslaught into another decade. With no sign of slowing down, All Out War embarks on another campaign of total destruction on the unsuspecting masses. Beware, you have been warned.
6. Somebody's Child - S/T (Dublin, Ireland)
Genre: Indie Rock
Starting his musical journey aged five in Paris, Cian Godfrey (aka Somebody’s Child) took to playing the piano in the family apartment. Upon moving back to Ireland, he gained an interest in songwriting, enabling him to tell his own stories. These narratives often reflect upon difficult mental health experiences, as well as the endearing happenings of a youngster growing up in Dublin. A groundbreaking voice in the Dublin music scene, Somebody's Child has fast become one of the hottest prospects in Ireland, with early singles receiving enthusiastic support from national radio (RTE Rising Artist 2020). An appearance on The Late Late Show followed, as well as an opening slot for Kaiser Chiefs at Dublin’s Arena just before the Covid shutdown. The band’s snappy and energetic live show had already been creating a word-of-mouth buzz by the time of Somebody’s Child’s debut headline tour at the back end of 2021, which culminated in sold out shows in London (Colours), Dublin (Button Factory) and more. It wasn’t long before seminal NYC indie label Frenchkiss Records (The Drums, Local Natives) came knocking, signing the band and putting them into the studio with Mikko Gordon (The Smile, ISLAND) in London - the resulting album, "Somebody's Child", will be released on February 3rd, 2023.
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