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”
Feature: The Black Parade Is Dead!
James Birtles considers the reasons behind the split of the emo giants
Album: Bring Me the Horizon – Sempiternal
The divisive metalcore group return to form in incendiary style
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
5 songs in the field of: Russia
Five efforts from our Eastern European comrades, straight from our man in the field
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
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.
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.
Classic album: Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
Widely recognised and the most influential punk album of all time.
Classic album: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland
Helped to prove that Hendrix, while an amazing songwriter, was simply a genius.
Album: Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour
Those who prefer the older Enter Shikari and dislike political lyrics may be left disappointed.
Live: Skrillex @ Warehouse Project
Skrillex may have been dubbed the most hated man in dubstep, but there are nearly 2000 people in Manchester alone who’d disagree following this performance.
Album: The Wombles – The W Factor
Pointy-nose, furry creatures return with their very own recycled rubbish.
James Birtles talks to Staind frontman, Aaron Lewis, about the new album, fans and Staind’s greatest career moment.
Live: Funeral for a Friend @ Academy 1
Vocal problems hinder FFAF’s overall performance, making for a less than average set.
Live: The Blackout @ Academy 1
The Blackout’s underground days seem to have come to an end and with performances like this, it’s not difficult to see why.