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Live: Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon show they are ready for arenas

Bring Me the Horizon. Photo: @Wikipedia Commons

Feature: No More “Bring Me the Hair-straighteners”

“It is great that a band I supported through thick and thin and argued their musical credibility are on the rise. Just don’t forget those older fans”

The band as they appeared during the 'Danger Days' era. Photo: Dean Chalkley

Feature: The Black Parade Is Dead!

James Birtles considers the reasons behind the split of the emo giants

A comparison to Metallica is a step too far.

Album: Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal

The divisive metalcore group return to form in incendiary style

View of iconic Russian landmark, St. Basil's Cathedral. Photo: Christophe Meneboeuf @ Wikimedia Commons

5 songs in the field of: Russia

Five efforts from our Eastern European comrades, straight from our man in the field

This unusual matching of music and food makes for an iconic album cover.

From the vault: The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

The Stones closed out the Sixties with one of their strongest efforts – James Birtles investigates why Let It Bleed occupies such a vital place in rock history


From the vault: Metallica – Kill ‘Em All

Thirty years on, Metallica’s incendiary debut continues to occupy a crucial place in metal history

The Take Over, The Break’s Over

Fall Out Boy become the latest band to join in the reunion fever, James Birtles investigates their motives

No Doubt - Push and Shove. Photo: urbanicaMX

Review: No Doubt – Push and Shove

Interscope records; 2012

The Vans Warped Tour comes to the UK.

Preview: Vans Warped Tour 2012

With the hype of a Vans Warped Tour date being so high, the tickets, on sale now, are bound to be like gold dust.

Album cover for What's Going On.

Classic album: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye is more than ‘Sexual Healing’ and ‘Let’s Get It On’, as this classic album demonstrates.

Never Mind The Bollocks cover

Classic album: Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…

Widely recognised and the most influential punk album of all time.