Image
ASK ABOUT OUR NEW ROCKHAQ ACADEMY PROGRAMME!

Posts By Sam Brookes

Latest Posts | By Sam Brookes
Live Review: Rock Sound Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 7 April 2012
6 years ago

Live Review: Rock Sound Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 7 April 2012

By  •  Reviews

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. Read More

Album Review: Of Mice And Men – Of Mice And Men

By  •  Reviews

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. Read More

Single Review: Bury Tomorrow – Lionheart

By  •  Reviews

Hampshire metalcore mob Bury Tomorrow have just signed to Nuclear Blast Records and I am super stoked for them. As a celebration I thought I’d review their single Lionheart from their upcoming second album The Union of Crowns. Read More

Album Review: Your Demise – The Golden Age
6 years ago

Album Review: Your Demise – The Golden Age

By  •  Reviews

“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. Read More

Album Review: I Call Shotgun – Cassette Tapes

By  •  Reviews

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.
Read More

Opinion: The Cancellation of Sonisphere Festival 2012

By  •  Opinion

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.  Read More

Single Review: Architects – These Colours Don’t Run
6 years ago

Single Review: Architects – These Colours Don’t Run

By  •  Reviews

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.
Read More

Album Review: Letlive – Fake History

By  •  Reviews

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. Read More

Album Review: Trash Talk – Awake EP

By  •  Reviews

Do you like angry hardcore? Do you like the effect of a band blowing up in your face like a nuclear bomb? Do you like to feel intimidated by your MP3 player? Well look no further! You’ve just found your new favourite band. Read More

Album Review: Last Witness – Mourning After
6 years ago

Album Review: Last Witness – Mourning After

By  •  Reviews

Underground hardcore’s rising stars Last Witness’ electric new album Mourning After is like having four shades knocked out of you – and I mean that in a good way. Read More