Newquay in deepest Devon is more often know as the surf capital of the UK, in fact it’s pretty rare that it’s even talked about in music circles. Not a bunch to be held down by the lack of musical prospects in the area Envy The Fallen have really broken free from the limitations that being from such a place has.
Another new band making waves in the UK.
EMBRACE THE TIDE hailing from Milton Keynes have begun to severely push boundaries and jump outside the box as they embark on their path to conquer the underground thriving scene and leap in to the limelight.
Since their formation in June 2009, Embrace the Tide have already shared the stage with some of the countries most highly regarded bands, including the likes of Sylosis, Exit Ten, Odessa, Heart of a Coward, It Prevails, Tesseract and Bury Tomorrow.
With the self-produced Full Length album ‘Distances’, now on shelves and being blasted across stereos nationally all backed up with 2 monstrous music videos to accompany it, 2012 is set to be a promising year for Embrace the Tide and their fans, new and old!
Intelligent, melody driven hardcore
Put aside every expectation of the classic “Hardcore” or “Metalcore” genre that is widely spread within the present alternative music scene right now and take note of Napoleon!
Only forming halfway through 2011, things are looking up for these 4 boys from Exeter in the South West of England already! After receiving a massive amount of positive feedback from their single “Rituals”, they recorded their debut EP ‘What We See’ with Stu McKay (Studio 6) which was released for free download in May 2012 this EP features Jonny OC of Canadian hardcore legends Liferuiner. The EP has received great reviews from fans and press alike and has received in excess of 10,000 downloads.
After touring relentlessly across the length and breadth of the UK & Europe the future looks bright for Napoleon with writing for their debut album already afoot
You can download the bands free EP here
Laguna Sunrise formed in 2010, and are a 7 piece Post Metalcore band from Derby, UK taking inspiration from a wide range of modern music. From crushing technical breakdowns layered with dual singing and screaming to full electronic dub-step style drops with guitars, to hardcore two-step riffs, and anthemic sing-a-longs. All members have a wide range of influences, from the catchy yet technical side of Funeral For A Friend, to the heavy and dance side of Attack Attack! with the energy and grove of Parkway Drive.
Their debut single ‘A Lesson In Aviation (Ascend Past Planes)’ came out on the 6th February 2012 digitally worldwide. ‘A Lesson In Aviation’ was recorded and tracked by Laguna Sunrise, before being mixed, mastered, edited, and re-amped by Nick Sampson of I Am Abomination (USA). The music video to the single can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZIBNuVl0B8
For fans of: Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada & We Came As Romans
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Scotland is well known for its musical exports especially in the mainstream but there has always been an undercurrent of great bands in the rich hardcore scene. Departures are one of these bands who have taken a step away from the heaviness we’ve seen in the past from bands like Broken Oath and By My Hands and added a melodic take on the genre.
Having already shared the stage with heavyweights that includes Dead Swans, Trash Talk, Miles Away, Cruel Hand, More than Life, Defeater, Pianos Become The Teeth, Man Overboard, Hostage Calm etc, they also played this years ‘Hevy Fest’ alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Architects and Four Year Strong.
Recently we have been spinning their latest record ‘When losing everything is everything you wanted’ in the office at least once a day and it’s still not getting old. With lots of plans in the works for 2012 we can see these guys going a long way.
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Tipped as Wolf at your door records answer to Bring me the horizon and While she sleeps, The ocean between us have announced an almighty whack of shows for the upcoming months as they hit the road hard to spread the word of their latest self titled record featuring hit tracks ‘Nice one kid’ and ‘What do you stand for?’ Dates will cover the whole of the UK not to mention a more in depth run of Scottish shows due to demand.
Tobu of late have been tearing apart stages across the country including recent performances at festivals including Download, Hevy and Sonisphere that has seen their fan base rocket and become an artist in demand, stemming to the Yorkshire quintet’s music has been included in the latest videos from FRONT magazine including the Vikki Blows cover shoot video.
Having just signed to hotly tipped new record label from GHOST MUSIC which is the new venture from the owner of popular Leeds based festival Ghostfest. Silent Screams are on their way up very fast.
Previously unsigned, the band have racked up some seriously impressive credentials during their short time together, completing extensive tours of Australia, Europe and the UK, supporting the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Your Demise, For The Fallen Dreams and Emmure along the way.
After honing their skills on the international live circuit, the band then quickly hooked up with world-renowned producer/engineer Joey Sturgis (Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Miss May I) to record their blistering debut album ‘When It Rains’. We heard the album a few weeks back and it blew us away.
The band are doing a handful of shows next month and will be supporting Suffokate later this year.
Expect big things for these guys in the not to distant future!
Plagues are a 5 piece Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore band from Manchester, UK.
Using a mixture of heavy riffs, crushing break downs, pounding bass, uplifting lead lines, passionate screaming vocals and soaring melodic vocals to create there own unique style of Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore.
Forming early 2010 Plagues soon set about writing and recording and shortly after there creation they released there first offering, their debut demo ‘Beginnings’! With a CD/download already under there belts they set about on a constant gigging schedule with a hard work ethic behind them! This soon saw them gaining much support slots with big touring acts, such as Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Attack Attack! (us), Evergreen Terrace, The Chariot + many others and a over growing strong fan base!
Now with a slight line-up change and after a second release, their mini-album titled “Hopes & Betrayal”. Plagues are looking to go on to even bigger and better things with more gigs and tours planned and working on material for there 3rd release this is a band that defiantly deserve you attention and one that needs to be watched!
Empires Fade are a 5 piece melodic hardcore band from Manchester, UK. They combine a mixture of frenetic guitar work and ferocious double bass to create music overflowing with melody, crushing beatdowns and pit-inducing 2-step riffery.
The band are making a name for themselves due to their overwhelming live show, which has led them to support slots with huge acts such as Misery Signals, All Shall Perish, Your Demise, Azriel, The Warriors and For The Fallen Dreams.
More recently the band have toured in Belgium with Poision My Blood, the UK with Martyr Defiled + The Elijah and recently completed a massive three-week European tour with Canadian hardcore mob Liferuiner. Keep an eye out for more UK and European dates in the near future!”
Check out the bands new track ‘Virtue’ off their forthcoming album.