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Various Artists: EVIL – album review

Simon Tucker is moved by the Deathbomb Arc charity compilation - EVIL - that, motivated by evil and injustice, surprises and terrifies, educates and informs.

Bast: Spectres – album review

As the UK Black Metal scene continues to evolve and progress, another band are rising through the ranks and getting some serious kudos from fans and press alike. That band are Bast and this is Andy Santiago's review of their new album.

Fairhorns: Medici – album review

Fairhorns is Bristol's musical polymath Matt Williams, just as happy playing krautrock or hazy fuzz pop. Today Simon Tucker enjoys some extreme drone metal.

OvO: Abisso – album review

At once sounding like Death Grips being fronted by Genesis P-Orridge...

The Damned and Ruts DC: Buckley Tivoli – live review

The Damned and Ruts DC hit North Wales and leaves the audience, and Louder Than War, reeling.

Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith Tour: Manchester – live review

Metal Hammer's 2013 Defenders Of The Faith tour, Manchester - featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, Bleed From Within and Hell - review by Dom Walsh for Louder Than War

Satyricon: Manchester Academy 3 – live review

Norwegian Black Metal gods Satyricon kicked off a 36 date European tour last thursday at Academy 3 in Manchester. Our Andy Santiago took it all in.

Wardruna, From The Bogs of Aughiska: Queen Elizabeth’s Hall, London – live review

Norwegian folk band Wardruna formed by founding fathers of the Black Metal scene played their first UK show last week - here's our review.

Wardruna, From The Bogs of Aughiska: Queen Elizabeth’s Hall, London – photo review

Here's our (Tess Donohoe's) photo review of Norwegian folk band Warduna's first ever UK show.

XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records CD Boxset – album review

For thirty years, Roadrunner Records has presided over some of the most important bands to have shaped modern metal. This compilation rounds up and celebrates some of the best releases from those years.

Solstorm: Solstorm – album review

Solstorm have crafted a dangerously violent album, to reach the end is both a challenge and a triumph.

Psycodeth: Church of Misery – ep review

Psycodeth - Church of Misery (Self Released) DL only Out Now I first stumbled upon Psycodeth at The Railway Institute in Bangor earlier this year - they...





The Beatles announce reissue of all 46 singles

The Beatles will be with us for least they were good...

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor’s Bible – book review

J. Warwick Sweeney: Hardy Tree A Doctor's Bible Bracketpress Out Now Memoir of pioneering addiction therapist...

Throbbing Gristle announce more reissues

Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of Part Two: The Endless Not, TG Now and A Souvenir of Camber Sands, out on CD and limited edition vinyl on 13 December 2019.

WATCH THIS! The Murder Capital great new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus 2020 tour dates

LTW faves The Murder Capital have announced a new video for ‘More Is Less’ plus new European tour dates for 2020. The band’s acclaimed debut album ‘When I Have Fears’ (reviewed here on LTW) was top 20 in the UK and number 2 in Ireland and yet more evidence of the great musical era we are in the middle of.

Toxic cities are choking themselves to death – when are British cities going to sort out their transport problems?

Traffic jams that last for ever, toxic air, shit trains, broken infrastructure, and endless buses battling it out on one road...Manchester is quite literally choking itself to death.