UK underground magazine Rock Sound and Europe’s biggest band merch distributors Impericon have come together for the Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour. The point of the tour is to give four of the best up and coming bands in the music scene the opportunity to gain a bigger following.
Of Mice And Men formed in 2009 after frontman Austin Carlile was kicked out of his old band Attack Attack! Named after the John Steinbeck novella that I’m sure you all did to death in Year 11 the band had an almost immediate fan following as Carlile already had a massive fan base. Attack Attack! have become less and less popular whilst Of Mice & Men’s popularity has grown to massive proportions.
“The Golden Age is here and there’s nothing you can do about it” – damn straight it is! Hardcore heroes Your Demise release their third album to critical acclaim but leave their loyal fan base fractured with the loyalists embracing the skate punk inspired sound whilst others have turned their backs on the band.
When I first heard about Rockhaq, I realised that it presented a unique opportunity that all fans of smaller less mainstream artists and unsigned artists should take advantage of. This opportunity is to review the artists in an attempt to spread their name and help their following grow.
Sonisphere Festival 2012 has officially been cancelled meaning that Download’s only real rock festival rival has disappeared in an implosion of badly handled PR, lack of any hype and terrible timetable for line up announcements. Is it really as much of a tragedy as many of Sonisphere’s fans are claiming? Possibly. Is it completely and utterly their own fault? Definitely.
Technical Metalcore fans rejoice! Up and coming Brighton quintet Architects have gone back to their tech roots. You can stop complaining now. As I mentioned in a past opinion post about the selling out of bands, when Architects released their last album The Here and Now in 2011 the metal community exploded.
Fake History is Californian post-hardcore quintet Letlive’s third album and I can say before this review officially starts this is one of my all-time favourite albums from one of my all-time favourite bands. Their genuine, heartfelt brand of punk will strike a chord with even the most brutal loving fan.
Letlive exploded on to the music scene last year but what many people didn’t realise at the time is that the band has been around since 2002 and has already released two fairly unremarkable albums. Fake History was released after lead singer Jason Aalon Butler (son of legendary jazz musician Aalon Butler) fired the rest of the band and then hired the current line-up.