Read our top recommendations for Outbreak Fest 2022, the big hardcore festival hitting Manchester in July 2022. We aimed to highlight some of the newer or smaller bands, to give you a reason to get down for the opening acts. This weekend's like the hardcore punk Christmas - we'll see you down the front.
Album Review: Rash Decision – Year of the Silence
Ollie Stygall reviews the latest album from Cornish hardcore thrashers, Rash Decision. "The Rash Decision sound is complex, brimming with technical riffs and rhythmic twists and turns, without sacrificing any of the impact of their ferocious assault. They can switch in an instant from G force-inducing velocity to a grinding breakdown."
Gig Review: Incisions @ Star & Garter, Manchester [28/01/2022]
Read the view from down the front at Incisions' 'Bliss' album launch, with Casual Nausea, Burning Flag, Fatalist and Going Off. "Incisions are a vicious outlet for all our distaste in the world; a product of the left-wing zeitgeist. They’re fiercely current."
Interview: Electric Press – eclectic post-hardcore from Leeds
Up-and-coming experimental hardcore band Electric Press are blazing a trail from Leeds straight to your hearts. Looking for your new favourite post-hardcore band? Look no further.
Podcast: Calvin Sewell from Grand Collapse
Our latest podcast includes and interview with Calvin from hardcore punk band Grand Collapse. We discuss the band's political influences, their recent tour and their new album 'Empty Plinths'.
DAVES: Spicing Things Up In The Musical Bedroom [Interview]
Leeds' unique hardcore act Daves are a diamond in the punk rock rough. There's a Dave in all of us, apparently.
Album Review: Pizzatramp – Grand Relapse
Finally, there is something exiting to come out of Wales, other than the M4. Pizzatramp's 12'' picture disc on TNSrecords is a win. FFO: 80's hardcore thrash crossover and swearing.
Album Review: Hardkore Dokument UK #1 7”
This split from Pizzatramp, Grand Collapse, The Domestics, Guilt Police, Wolfbeast Destroyer and Rash Decisions proves that the UK hardcore scene is still very much alive, well and kicking the shit out of music with its size 12 boots.
Review: Haest – EP #2
"Haest sound like they’ll drink all your cider and shit in your bathtub." FFO: Amebix, Axegrinder, Discharge
La Armada: “Furious Is Our Nature” [Interview]
Latino/Chicago hardcore act La Armada share the secrets to their uniquely ferocious sound, and their dual passion for music and politics.