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Napalm Death: Apex Predator – Easy Meat – album review

Our review of the 15th studio album by grind pioneers Napalm Death.

Slipknot | KoRn | King 810: Newcastle Arena – live review

Andy Santiago reports back from Slipknot's recent Newcastle show.

New Band Of the Day: Rank Berry

Rank Berry are a Glaswegian classic rock band who seem to be breaking the usual mould. Louder Than War's Joe Whyte investigates. Despite the rather...

Scattering Ashes: Ending Eras – album review

We review the new album by Coventry based melodic metal band Scattering Ashes.

tētēma: Geocidal – album review

Mike Patton obsessive Colin McCracken took a listen to tētēma ,a new project from the Faith No More / Fantomas / Tomahawk frontman.

Mastodon | Big Business | Krokodil: Southampton Guildhall – live review

Hot on the heels of releasing their latest album Mastodon hit the road. We report back from the Southampton date.

Volbeat | Hatebreed: Portsmouth Pyramids – live review

We caught one of the last shows of the year by Volbeat who've been touring their latest album for most of the year.

New Band of the Day: Morning Smoke

Brighton-based noisy post-punkers Morning Smoke catch up with Dave Beech, talking about their forthcoming single, washing up duties and more.

Voices: London – interview and album review

For Louder Than War Andy santiago reviews what he refers to as "possibly the greatest extreme metal release of 2014". High praise indeed!

Slipknot: .5: The Gray Chapter – album review

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) CD / Ltd CD / DL / LP Out Now 7.5 / 10 Metal's most masked, Slipknot, pay hommage to their...

Excel: Split Image – album review

Excel - Split Image (Southern Lord) CD / DL / LP Out Now Bridging the gap between metal and hardcore, US legends in their own right Excel...





Get well soon Marianne Faithfull : icon in hospital with Corona

The wonderful and iconic Marianne Faithfull has been admitted to hospital in London with Corona virus.

Karl Pilkington reveals the songs he likes! Part One

Wayne Carey gets access to some comedy gold by one of Manchester's funniest spokesmen!

Jean Encoule (Simon Morgan) music journalist RIP

We are sorry to report of the death of the great Trakmarx writer Simon Morgan aka Jean Encoule who passed away after an accident whilst cycling yesterday. Simon was a punk rock scholar and a fan and was also wonderfully articulate

Manalishi: What’s in Your Head? – single review

Manalishi: What’s In Your Head Self-released DL | Stream 4th April 2020 Manchester’s Manalishi unveil their new single...

Perception Is The New Reality – Catching Up With IST IST Ahead of The Release of Their Debut Album

Manchester's most haunting and idiosyncratic band are gearing up to release their debut album Architecture. Louder Than War's Dave Beech caught up with them ahead of its release.