Festival Preview: Download Festival 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time to descend on Donington Park once again as rock and metal fans from all over Europe convene for the annual Download Festival. With its long history of legendary sets and breakthrough moments, Download Festival 2016 looks set to be another monumental year. From the

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Album Review: Eat Defeat – Time and Tide EP

It’s all about the accent. If it wasn’t for the broad Yorkshire twang that bleeds through in the vocals, you’d easily think Eat Defeat were the latest pop-punk wunderkind to drag their Vans and skateboards out of SoCal. And that’s real testament to how good their new EP ‘Tide And

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In Case You Missed It (05/06/2016)

Every weekend Already Heard gives you a run down of what you have missed in the music world in the past seven days. In Case You Missed It is your go to source to find out all the latest tour news and music and video releases. Don’t forget to “Like

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Fives: Top 5 Moments in The Office (UK) by Andrew Cream

Having spent life on the road since his teenage years as part of The Ruined, Andrew Cream has plenty of tales. Now with his debut album, ‘Self Portrait’ set to be released imminently, Andrew will be sharing his stories and thoughts through eight slices of infectious acoustic punk. Through tracks

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Released This Week (03/06/2016)

After a chaotic week of releases, as well as the Slam Dunk Festival, this week is a slightly more relaxed week. However with Beartooth, Volbeat, Gates and Fatherson all releasing new albums, there’s still plenty that is worth checking out. Fatherson – Open Book (★★★★.5 Review) Volbeat – Seal the

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Festival Preview: WWE NXT @ Download Festival 2016

It’s no doubt that the foundations of the Download Festival are built on all things rock and metal. Nevertheless the festival has a tendency to offer side attractions, and this year they’ve gone above and beyond in delivering one of it’s most impressive side attractions to date – WWE NXT.

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Festival Preview: WWE NXT @ Download Festival 2016

It’s no doubt that the foundations of the Download Festival are built on all things rock and metal. Nevertheless the festival has a tendency to offer side attractions, and this year they’ve gone above and beyond in delivering one of it’s most impressive side attractions to date – WWE NXT.

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Album Review: Fatherson – Open Book

Glasgow’s Fatherson made a real impression with 2014’s ‘I Am An Island’, and while it was excellent, it felt like they needed to find more of their own sound to avoid the comparisons with similarly epic (and Scottish) heroes Frightened Rabbit and the more sonically ambitious We Were Promised Jetpacks.

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Album Review: Gates – Parallel Lives

A rarely seen blend of post-rock, emo and bursts of post-hardcore is what brought Gates to the attention of many with their 2014 debut ‘Bloom and Breathe’. Their uniqueness was emphasised with the release being under Pure Noise, a label with a predominantly pop-punk repertoire with artists such as The

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Album Review: Beartooth – Aggressive

Having defied expectations first time round with 2014s ‘Disgusting,’ Beartooth’s second full-length ‘Aggressive’ could be taken two different ways. At times it’s merely a continuation of the riotous hardcore/metalcore served up on the former, yet the sheer ferocity on offer makes you embrace what the Columbus, Ohio group produce second

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Festival Preview: Camden Rocks Festival 2016

A year removed from last year’s instalment of the annual Camden Rocks Festival, and naturally we’re now counting the days until the 2016 edition that will see twenty venues descended upon by cascades of acolytes of the British rock and metal scenes. There are still stage splits to come and

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Album Review: Death Angel – The Evil Divide

Back in 1990 a sequence of unfortunate events meant shattered dreams and unfulfilled potential. However, since reforming and then recruiting a new rhythm section in 2009, guitarist Rob Cavestany and Co. have been at the forefront of the genre, banging out quality albums of menacing riffs and certifiable thrash metal

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Album Review: Austeros – Painted Blue

It’s no secret that there are a lot of bands knocking about that Austeros sound like. The earthy, indie-flecked punk sound isn’t exactly the market looking for fresh new talent anymore, but this trio are amongst the new stream that has trickled through. But even if we’re not in dire

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Album Review: Bellevue Days – Sad Boy EP

Last year Bellevue Days popped up with ‘The Sun Came Up When We Were Young’, an EP that deserved to be showered with praise. They’ve now returned with a second EP simply titled ‘Sad Boy’, and the Croydon quartet have once again produced a proficient collection of emotionally drenched songs

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Incoming: 7 Must-Hear Releases For June 2016

After a chaotic May, the mayhem is set to continue in June. With the rock and metal festival juggernaut known as Download Festival taking place this month, there is also a handful of anticipated albums from established bands, as well as a selection of promising releases from emerging acts. As

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In Case You Missed It (30/05/2016)

Every weekend Already Heard gives you a run down of what you have missed in the music world in the past seven days. In Case You Missed It is your go to source to find out all the latest tour news and music and video releases. Don’t forget to “Like

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Already Heard Track Guide: Griever – Searcher EP

Today emerging melodic death metallers Griever are set to leave their mark with a new EP titled ‘Soul Searcher’. With comparisons to Malefice, In Flames, and Darkest Hour, tracks such as ‘A Pure Heart’ and ‘Virulence’ combine stiff, frantic riffs with a mix of sweet harmonies and devasting breakdowns. To

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Playlist: 4 Bands to Watch from Croydon by Best of Enemies

With upbeat melodies and harmonious choruses, Croydon’s Best of Enemies’ latest EP, ‘Sorry State’ sees the quartet striding forward, developing both lyrically and musically. However they’re not the only band from Croydon who are producing great music right now. For this “Playlist” feature, the band have picked out 4 local

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Released This Week (27/05/2016)

It’ll be an understatement if we said we’re spoilt for choice for this weeks set of releases overwhelming. With exceptional albums from Architects, The Hotelier, PUP, Real Friends, Vinnie Caruana and Thrice (UK release coming next month) all out today, there is plenty of musical goodness to fill your ears

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Album Review: Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, so it’s time we let the expert Architects handle it. Following 2014’s opus ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together’ somehow hasn’t phased the Brighton quintet. Such a breathtaking return to glittering form left an uncertain future for this seventh studio venture, but happily it not

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Album Review: Real Friends – The Home Inside My Head

Fun, fast, riff-packed tracks, the occasional sadder, slower number and heartfelt metaphorical lyricism revolving around loss, heartbreak and isolation: the themes we all know and love from established pop punk favourites Real Friends. Now they’re back with long-awaited sophomore album ‘The Home Inside My Head,’ a collection of great jams

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Album Review: The Hotelier – Goodness

The last time a record from The Hotelier arrived in my inbox in 2014, ‘Home, Like Noplace Is There’ passed me by with little to no reaction. By the end of the year, it sat firmly on top of my record of the year list (and this site’s own list

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Album Review: Pierce the Veil – Misadventures

Whether Pierce the Veil could top their last album ‘Collide with the Sky’ has been a wary subject since the 2012 release, but after four years the pressure is off and fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. ‘Misadventures,’ fortunately, is not a repeat of the last album, nor

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Interview: Mayday Parade (Slam Dunk Fest Preview)

Over the coming days and weeks, Already Heard will be previewing this years Slam Dunk Festival in detail through a range of interviews and features. With their latest album, ‘Black Lines,’ Florida’s Mayday Parade showed a thicker skin as they embraced an anthemic alternative rock approach. For a band whose

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Album Review: Monster Treasure – Monster Treasure

Summer is right around the corner apparently. It’s time for burning to a crisp in the garden, catching some sick waves down at Cleethorpes beach and taking long road trips to KFC and back. Though summer is really nothing without a soundtrack, you want something that reflects the sunshine surrounding

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Album Review: Lacuna Coil – Delirium

After some serious line-up upheaval (two guitarists and a drummer), the Italian ”Gothfathers” have reinvented themselves by taking a new approach to their songwriting and production, with Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati taking on greater responsibility for their artistic direction, and have come back darker and heavier than ever before. The result

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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk Festival 2016

If you hadn’t have guessed by now, the Slam Dunk Festival is one of our favourite times of the years. For many year now it has proven to be a highlight on the UK festival calander, as it has repeatedly delivered in quantity and quality and this year is no

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Interview: Zebrahead (Slam Dunk Fest Preview)

Over the coming days and weeks, Already Heard will be previewing this years Slam Dunk Festival in detail through a range of interviews and features. If you’re looking to party like there’s no tomorrow at Slam Dunk, then Zebrahead are the band for you. For 20 years, the Orange County

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