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Few bands accomplish in their entire exist all that VALES have achieved in just over a year. Formed during the month of March 2011 in Cornwall, England, VALES (formerly known as Veils) are a fierce foursome that have quickly proven their musical prowess. Their unique sound teeters between angst-filled screamo and aggressive hardcore, all the while conveying a deep passion for what they are creating.

Many bands would be content with two impressive releases under their belts in their first year Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

August 10th, 2014

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Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.

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SXSW 2013: the best of the UK’s heavy music in Austin

March 6th, 2013

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South By Southwest is a wonderful place where Foo Fighters play on the patio of a bar and Kvelertak play five shows in three days and we see them all by dumb luck. While the big picture says SXSW is about bands for radio, the underground says it’s all about metal. That’s why the pizza shop on 6th St is called Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza and has a dozen metal bands playing in its backyard every day. There are also some excellent bands flying over to Austin from the UK. Here’s a rundown of the seven that we could find.

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Future Hits 127: MINE

November 7th, 2012

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MINE
From: London, UK.
Lazy equation: (We Came Out Like Tigers + a solid dollop of musical restlessness) x My Bloody Valentine.
URL: Facebook / Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: Being long-time fans of Hang The Bastard  (we’ve still got a serious soft spot for their Raw Sorcery EP – yeah, we’re those pricks who say “we prefer the earlier stuff”), when we got an email from their former frontman, Chris Barling, about the new band he’s formed with various ex- and current members of Centurions Ghost and A Long Time Dead, yeah, our interest was piqued. It was doubly-piqued when we gave the band’s debut release – a self-titled EP – a spin. Cue us bundling up some Future Hits questions and firing them over to Chris to get the lowdown on MINE.

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Live & Photos: Kerouac’s last ever show @ London Old Blue Last – 07 July 2012

July 10th, 2012

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Oh man. It wasn’t a tough decision to head down to the Old Blue Last for Kerouac’s final show, but it sure as Hell was a difficult proposition to review it afterwards and convey even a fraction of how it felt on the night. Hugh Platt handles the words; Ben Gibson is our man with the camera.

Six things we learned when we saw Kerouac’s last EVER show:

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EP: Veils – Clarity

January 19th, 2012

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Clarity
Tangled Talk Records
30 January 2012

by Alex Andrews

From the front cover of Clarity, a deer stares out of a black and white photograph, amidst a desolate, snow covered landscape. It’s a mood that’s mirrored by the eerie guitar that ushers in the EP’s opener and one that hangs in the air, right up until a trail of ringing feedback marks the end of ‘Surrender (Clarity)’.

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Who is the Best New Band of 2011?

December 19th, 2011

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We reckon we’re pretty good at finding new bands. Over the past few years we’ve championed Turbowolf, Bastions, Wolves Like Us and loads more before the rest cottoned on. That’s why you probably want to know what new bands we liked the most in 2011.

Maybe some of them will go on to become your favourite band of 2012. Maybe you already love them and this just reinforces the fact that you’re awesome. (If so, come and join us.) Just give the bands a listen. They’re worth it.

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Future Hits 096: Veils

September 27th, 2011

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Veils
From: Cornwall, UK
Lazy Equation: (We Came Out Like Tigers + a touch of Eden Maine) x #ukswell
URL: Facebook // Tumblr // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits Verdict:
As the first act on for the second half of The Tangled Tour, the pressure will be on Veils to impress when they hit the road next month will very much be on from the word “go”. Fortunately for them, Veils sound more pissed-off than damn near any other band you’re ever hear opening a show this year. We caught up with the band’s frontwoman, Chlo Edwards, before the madness kicks off.

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