MammothFest 2017 – The Line Up

MAMMOTHFEST is currently an indoor hard rock and metal festival. This year the event will be held at it’s new home, The Arch in Brighton across the three days. This is set to be the most immense event yet, back for the fifth round following the success of previous years with a mighty line-up of over 50 ACTS! Past bands include: Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Textures, Venom Inc, Ingested, Martyr Defiled, Entombed, Sylosis and Savage Messiah.

The full line up/themes and arrangements of this huge event are as follows:


THE ARCH – 187-193 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

MAIN STAGE – Rotting Christ (UK Exclusive), Tsjuder (UK Exclusive) The Infernal Sea, Vehement.

SECOND STAGE – Ethereal, Heathen Deity, Necro Nautical

VIP STAGE – The Crimson Brigade, Deitus


THE ARCH – 187-193 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

MAIN STAGE – Fleshgod Apocalypse (UK Exclusive), Dragged Into Sunlight, Akercocke, Lawnmower Deth, Meta-Stasis, Abhorrent Decimation, Death Remains, Bleed Again, Kill All The Gentlemen

SECOND STAGE – No Raza, Warcrab,  Ascaris, Materia, Damaj, Synaptik, Devil Wants Her Swagger Back, Hole In The Sky, Gutteral Carnage

VIP STAGE – Seething Akira, Lagerstein


THE ARCH– 187-193 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

MAIN STAGE (STONER / DOOM) – Amenra (UK Exclusive),  Vodun, OHHMS, Patrick Walker (40 Watt Sun),  Telepathy, Grave Lines, Wren, Haast’s Eagled, Kurokuma, Kalloused,  Urne, Solleme

SECOND STAGE (RIKSTOCK) – Core of iO, Vigil, Thermit, Rotten Foxes, Negative Measures,  This Is Turin, Thuum,  Confronted, Pensevor, Mutually Assured Destruction,

VIP STAGE – Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters

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Technical Post Hardcore “Faces Of Eve” Announce Debut Album

Talented youngsters FACES OF EVE are delighted to announce their debut self-titled LP, due August 25.

To coincide with the announcement, the band have streamed their new single ‘Dreamcatcher’. First premiered via Punktastic, you can watch the video here:

FACES OF EVE are a band who stand above their peers in the British progressive metal scene. Melding elements of technical post-hardcore, metalcore, and tech metal, the young band are back with their Faces of Eve LP.

Reminiscent of Exit TenEmarosa, and Coheed and CambriaFACES OF EVE are led by Benjamin Black’s expressive clean vocals, and backed by the band’s wickedly tight and furiously frenetic rhythm section. Unafraid at times to demonstrate a more pop and soulful sound, the band have a full-range of emotion on display on this fine debut.

Recorded with Timfy from Hacktivist, the band are certainly not slacking. A co-headline run with Lincoln tech-metallers Borders completed in the Spring; FACES OF EVE then went on to a short headline run at the end of June, along with a show supporting Drewsif Stalin in London. A further headline tour is pending for late summer.

A band who’ve previously played alongside Holding AbsenceNapoleonCrazy TownMartyr DefiledSlaughter To Prevail and more, FACES OF EVE could well be a band to watch in future.

For more information:

The Cruel Knifes Release New Single “Kill The Messenger”

Sid Glover and Rob Ellershaw of Heaven’s Basement, together with Tom Harris and Al Junior, form new band THE CRUEL KNIVES. After supporting The Pretty Reckless on their sold out European tour earlier in the year, the band successfully surpassed their PledgeMusic target and have now announced the release of their long-awaited debut EP “Side One”, out on 28th July 2017 and available to pre-order on Pledge now:

The band says: “After getting the chance to test drive these songs on tour we’ve worked tirelessly to make sure this debut EP is the perfect example of what we’re about. Considering we’re a brand new band that’s only had one song available for most of the Pledge campaign, the support has been awesome.”

The British rockers have also released a stream of new single “Kill The Messenger” which you can check out here:

“Side One” tracklisting:

1. The World We Were Sold
2. Itch
3. Kill The Messenger
4. Squeeze
5. The Promised Land

The Cruel Knives play their first ever Headline show on Wednesday 26th July at Thousand Island (Upstairs at The Garage) in London. The show is 14+ and Doors are 7.30pm.

You can order tickets at the links below:

VIP PledgeMusic:

Of Allies Release Video For ’17’

UK rockers Of Allies have released the video for their new single ’17’, giving a glimpse into their debut album due this Autumn.

The quartet premiered the video via MOSH/Hit The Floor, check it out here:

Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the UK press, including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing. The band’s last single ‘Lost Not Found’ was added to Spotify’s New Noise playlist.

It’s no surprise, boasting an undeniably British stamp; a thick, multi-layered sound that is fast becoming this band’s trademark. For fans of Twin AtlanticLower Than Atlantis and FightstarOf Allies tread the lines between alternative rock, melodic rock and UK rock whilst always hinting at something darker.

Having recently played a hometown show with TesseracT the band are playing several dates around the UK:

15.07.2017 – Lower Darwen, Sunbird Records
21.07.2017 – Stockton, Music Lounge
28.07.2017 – Liverpool, The Jacaranda Club
​04.08.2017 – Withernsea Festival
05.08.2017​ – Humber Street Sesh Festival

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Fort Fest Cancelled!? 

It is with great regret that the organisers of Fort Fest have had to cancel the 2017 event. 

Despite the strong line up featuring Pulled Apart By HorsesRolo TomassiToploaderFort Hope,Normandie and many more, the three-day festival as Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire will not be taking place on 4-6 August due to low ticket sales.

Jon Hewitt said on behalf of organisers The Fort Records: “We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest. After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves. We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest.  Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”

All ticket holders will be refunded with the next seven days.

Blogging Powers Activate!

As you may have noticed, as of yesterday I have been active again on this little blog of mine. I plan to stay active for as long as I can, the past month has been a testing one with life getting in the way at every given opportunity. But I will be posting content on this blog daily, consisting of press releases and original content.

Also, I would like to announce that I have very recently joined the team at Fstival. Fstival is a blog which talks about your favourite festivals from all over the world, and I have joined the team solely to represent the world of Metal and Metal festivals.

Expect to hear some news about this in the next few weeks.

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