The first single from the upcoming self-titled album from Watford hardcore heavy weights is definitely a game changer. After the shock departure of lead singer Frank Carter who was widely considered to be the heart and soul of Gallows, fans were left surprised when the typically faceless band said “We are continuing without him.”
This is proper Enter Shikari! Back when I was 15, Enter Shikari were the very definition of emo culture. Blending screamed vocals, heavy distorted riffs, simplistic (if a little poor) drumming and synths, Enter Shikari literally blew the music scene apart.
The King Blues were a six piece punk outfit who blended elements of rap, folk, punk and ska to create some of the most inspiring music I’ve ever heard. I hope to get their new and final album and when I do I can go into the frankly disappointing, hypocritical reasons the band broke up but for now I’ll refrain.
Recently up and coming hardcore act Heights made a very strange u-turn in terms of their direction. After releasing two free singles in the shape of the These Street/Gold Coast split, things looked like they were on the up for the band until they made the surprise move to kick out their lead singer Thom Debaere. The fan base went into shock over the sudden decision especially after the release of the excellent split single.
Lower Than Atlantis are a four piece hardcore band from Watford – the home of other hardcore legends such as Your Demise and Gallows. Their third album Word Record is a perfect blend of punk rock, hardcore and indie rock which appeals to fans from all genres and explains the band’s popularity. They recently announced they would be playing Reading and Leeds which will only cement their popularity as a band that transcends expectations.
In a recent interview, many members of Architects spoke of their dismay and horror at how their previous album The Here And Now came out. In fact the band’s guitarist Tom Searle did one piece of press about the album and then refused to do any more as he disliked it that much.
Eighteen months. That’s like purgatory for a music fan and it’s where I’ve been for EIGHTEEN MONTHS since Blink-182 cancelled their original July tour so they could finish their most recent album Neighbourhoods to its best standard. Was it worth pushing the tour back for the album? No. Was the tour worth the wait? YES.
Team Rockhaq believes in rewarding the top students in our community with pre-release music, concert tickets and interview opportunities with bands they would love to speak to. We call these Rockhaq Missions. Avid hardcore fan Sam Brookes was given the opportunity to interview one of his favourite acts, rising metal stars Bury Tomorrow. Here are the results of his phone interview with frontman Daniel Winter Bates, which strangely complements our Jubilee celebrations this week.
Architects are a technical metalcore quintet from Brighton, who exploded onto the scene back in early 2009 with their third album Hollow Crown. Along with Bring Me the Horizon, Architects are responsible for the growth of the Metalcore scene in the UK, a scene that is flooded with american bands. As mentioned previously Hollow Crown is a technical metalcore album (from here on out we’ll just say tech).
Never mind the Jubilee, here’s the Sex Pistols! The legendary punk pioneers released this single to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II silver jubilee in 1977 and now this review will go live on the Queen’s diamond jubilee thirty five years later. God Save The Queen is a satirical, raw song about power in 1970’s Britain and the reverence shown to the Queen. It caused a major scandal with printing presses refusing to print it, the BBC banning it and the organisation who monitor chart sales lying to keep it from topping the UK charts.