2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

I love going to gigs, reviewing music and interviewing bands all year round but perhaps my favourite part of doing all this is putting together the end of year review and the hours of thought and drafting that went into it makes me just as excited for next year. I kinda went off on this … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

Interview: CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder

Sat opposite me on a sofa that is far too low to the ground by anyone's standards, is The Purest Strain Of Hate Himself; CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder fame, apologising for his sore throat... we can let him off on that one though. Sat in a small room in The Electric Ballroom … Continue reading Interview: CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder / After The Burial / Oceano / Justice For The Damned – The Electric Ballroom, London (8th October 2017)

It's almost two hours before the doors are due to open and already, swarms of metalheads adorning Suicide Silence and Whitechapel shirts are blasting music outside The Electric Ballroom and heckling the doormen. Tonight, Australian extreme metal export Thy Art Is Murder are playing their single biggest headline show to date and the atmosphere surrounding … Continue reading Thy Art Is Murder / After The Burial / Oceano / Justice For The Damned – The Electric Ballroom, London (8th October 2017)

Review: Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation

Being an avid music monitor, I often discuss with some of my friends about modern metal or metal in general. Yesterday I asked one of my friends about his favourite metal genre; without much hesitation he screamed "Deathcore!". When questioned about his favourite band, he answered: "Thy Art Is Murder, Red Chord and Glass Casket". … Continue reading Review: Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation

Thy Art Is Murder announce UK tour

Fresh from their headlining appearance at this year's touring Impericon Festival (review here), Thy Art Is Murder have announced a week-long jaunt through the UK under the name "Dear Desolation World Tour". The shows are in support of their as-yet-untitled fourth album, due this summer. If the album is anywhere near the quality of new single … Continue reading Thy Art Is Murder announce UK tour

Review: Thy Art is Murder / The Acacia Strain / Fit for An Autopsy – The Depression Sessions

I am not sure what this says about me, but when an EP entitled The Depression Sessions landed on my desk I was instantly interested and this is an unusual EP. Firstly there is the way it came about; when I saw the 3 bands listed I thought that it was some sort of collaboration … Continue reading Review: Thy Art is Murder / The Acacia Strain / Fit for An Autopsy – The Depression Sessions