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Introducing…Ten Percenter

With a potent focus and a hearty affection for catchy thoughtful alt-rock, high flying Ten Percenter hit the UK scene with the national release of their spanking new EP, I Could Never Say….which was released Monday 6 October. Drawing from the likes of Dinosaur Jr., Weezer and Counting Crows, Ten Percenter cleverly intertwine contagious melodies and inventive structures to stunning effect.

Hailing from Devon and formed in 2006, Ten Percenter are comprised of blood brothers Jay and Thom Brown, who are the original members of the band, and are both multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. Jay handles all vocal and guitar duties and also inputs less traditional instrumentation into the mix, stemming from banjo, mandolin, quirky samples created from flushing toilets, electric toothbrush noises and “frog fish”, which is a sound derived from an old SR-16 drum machine. Besides vocals, Thom also handles the bass and undertakes percussion. The talented duo are backed by Mykel Heath on Drums and occasionally Matt “The Boy” Dimes, who plays additional guitar to fill out the live sound. To date, Ten Percenter have racked up four official releases through publisher, Constant In Opal Music and Curveball Digital Records. The band’s records have notched up widespread acclaim from the underground. The tunesmiths have also extensively toured throughout Southern England and have played London on numerous occasions.

After a recent brief hiatus, Jay and Thom Brown began writing new material and commenced with stemmed producer, Neil Haynes. The band instantly struck up an excellent working relationship with Haynes who has been co-producer and engineer on all the band’s recent work. In May 2014 the band parted ways with Constant In Opal Music and Curveball Digital Records and set up their own label, Rainwood Records, as a vehicle for all future releases. Their new EP I Could Never Say… is the band’s first release on Rainwood and is quite fantastic.

Unleashed this month, it’s jam packed with catchy guitar work, thoughtful phrasing and infectious hooks, from the opener and EP’s namesake, I Could Never Say….which perfectly kicks off the record in fitting style with it’s lush harmonies and layered melodies, to the dynamic and gloriously contagious, Against The Grain. The band have also backed the EP with two killer live tracks Let The Juice Flow and Riot, both slabs showcasing the tunesters’ deft ability to more than deliver the goods in a live setting. Now armed with a killer record, Ten Percenter plan to take it to the road with dates to be announced shortly. Look out for them, as they are certain to be propelled to the giddy heights of the UK Brit-Rock scene.

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Apherium To Release New EP, Neoteric

Formed during their college days in 2011 and coming at you from Yeovil, Apherium soon forged a sturdy bond and quickly put out their debut album The Cycle the following year. The album was a steep learning curve for the quartet yet they soon discovered how to better cultivate their sound and reflect on their song writing. The melodic metallers reshaped their set during 2013 and began to spread their wings racking up a series of successful shows in London, Midlands, South Wales and throughout the South West. The band then bunkered down in preparation for their new EP, entitled Neoteric, which is slated for a reboot this September and is rammed with sonic sledgehammer fists-in-the-air choruses and explosive rhythms that promise to melt your ears.

The EP propels to life with the driving opener New Light which boasts duelling guitar lines, magnificently layered vocals and progressive phrasing. The pounding groove and dynamic Silver Tongues then comes over you with soaring riffs and a colossal refrain that will hang in the air for eons. The record soon presses on with Angels Of Our Nature which twists and effortlessly gleams with true potency before the brilliance of their past single Shadows attacks your senses. Lastly, Rise Again closes the EP, balancing melodic hooks with razor sharp riffery, as the cut draws proceedings to a fitting conclusion. With the national launch of the EP lined up for September and the foursome ready to hit the UK with widespread touring, look out for extensive shows soon to be announced for the remainder of the year.

Neoteric is set for release on September 22 2014.

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DeadAudioSaints To Release New EP, The Purge

DeadAudioSaints are here to stamp their imprint on the UK scene and the Yorkshire Rocksters have the perfect bait in the form of their blistering debut record, The Purge EP, out Monday 1 September.

Although DeadAudioSaints display a vast array of influences, they largely take inspiration from 30 Seconds to Mars, Placebo, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Queens of The Stone Age. With their own unique sound, DeadAudioSaints impressively forge powerhouse alternative rock vibes with contemporary loops, underpinned by soul crushing bass lines, contemporary samples and synths and heart pounding drums, all wrapped in a kaleidoscope of punk and internal rage.

Born only last year, DeadAudioSaints feature brothers Danny Jones (vocals and synth) and Corey Jones (bass, guitars and synth) along side childhood friends Tyla-Joe Connett (bass, programming); the industrial three piece also use a floating live drummer for shows. Spawned from the ashes of previous bands and with a slew of experience between the threesome, DeadAudioSaints have wasted no time in setting their plan of attack. The rising alternative riff slingers have played a series of highly successful shows in Manchester, Stoke, Carlisle and Newcastle, to name just a few. The band have also been featured in Big Cheese Magazine and they have racked widespread underground radio play including spots on BBC Humberside, Noize Level Critical and TBFM.

DeadAudioSaints have just completed work on their first record with Matt Eliss (Skarlett Riot, Black Spiders) at the helm. Entitled The Purge EP, the release throws down a real marker. The new single and opener The Purge rattles through the airwaves with potent venom and lethal intent. The band have also just unleashed a video to accompany the single. The insanely infectious and pounding Tear Apart is next up as it tips its cap in the direction of early Marilyn Manson and NiN. The Game hightlights the band’s deft ability to shift gears and use dynamics to stunning effect and the punk infused Don’t Like You further demonstrates DeadAudioSaints’ diversity while the closer Taking Control rounds off the EP with a hefty slice of hard-hitting electro heavy rock that hammers at the door with it’s anthemic craft. The enterprising unit have really crafted an impressive debut that is sure to leave its mark; look out as they hit the road this Autumn.

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Introducing…Anti Clone

Pulling from a plethora of areas from Marilyn Manson and Slipknot to Mudvayne and Tool, Anti Clone lay down a captivating blend of hard-hitting cutting metal laced with a biting industrial edge. The Brit noise chiefs reboot their new EP Hands Sewn Together out on Monday 25 August and available through all stores.

Bursting out of Boston, Lincolnshire and originally formed in 2011, Anti Clone had a turbulent start due to personnel changeovers, however they finally solidified their line-up with brothers Peter Moore (lead vocals) and Drew Moore (drums & programming), pairing with fellow brothers Conor Richardson (guitar) and Liam Richardson (guitar) and Fraser Burch (bass) rounding up the unit. The five-some soon forged a reputation in their local area for commanding live performances rammed with blistering energy and ferocious riffs. It wasn’t too long before the rising metalheads widened their horizons and undertook their first UK tour in 2013 with their friends, Eridium. The shows were a rampant success and rapidly increased Anti Clone’s national profile. The band have since gone on to play throughout the country and in passing have shared stages with a host of heavyweights from ESO, Lavondyss, RSJ, Sworn Amongst and Bloodshot Dawn to Maplerun, Evil Scarecrow and the legendary, American Head Charge.

The metal newcomers continued their ascent with the release of their debut single 1984 which was produced by the Grammy award winning producer, Matt Hyde (Machine Head, Trivium, Fightstar, As I Lay Dying and Slipknot). The track and accompanying video attracted over 7,000 unique views and led to the band being featured in Terrorizer Magazine as well as securing widespread support from the underground.

The industrialists have just inked a management deal with Black Radar Management who’s stable includes American Head Charge, RSJ and Maplerun. And with the national release of their killer new EP Hands Sewn Together, which boasts five killer tracks, from the explosive past single 1984 to the alluring low-slung groove of Take This Pill and the hammering Tool-esque dynamics of System, the stage is set for Anti Clone to truly soar.

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Syren City To Release New EP, Escape

Syren City wear their hearts on their sleeves and channel engaging slamming guitar thrusts with snarly melodic blasts to stunning effect. The Bristol based quintet’s sound neatly amalgamates genres and by doing so it’s innovative, progressive and fresh.

Syren City

Syren City

Ever since their formation in 2011, Syren City have attacked the UK with true vigor. The angular rock crew regularly hit the nation’s highways and byways playing numerous venues throughout Wales and England. Along the way, the five-some have supported Turbowolf, The Alarm, Max Raptor, Futures, Young Legionnaire, Attack Attack, Blitz Kids, The People The Poet and Gavin Butler/The Blackout as well as playing at festivals alongside Brand New, Don Broco, We Are the Ocean, We Are the In Crowd, Mallory Knox, Canterbury, Kids in Glass Houses and Feed The Rhino, to name a few.

Now with a loyal army of fans in tow, the alt-rockers are intent in sowing their seeds even further afield. With a new record in place in the shape of their spanking EP Escape, the band are destined to propel themselves to the upper echelons of the UK scene. Escape spews out acute oft-kilter phrasing, engrossing guitar parts and hammering rhythm work, all cleverly woven together with anthemic hooks. From the pounding high tempo groove and compelling vocal lines of Bleed to the razor sharp riffage and infectious guile of Our Disease and the angular Fire In Your Name, which will contort, twist and wrap itself around your ears, the five piece ensure that this record grabs you by the balls. Long Way Down further showcases the band’s depth as dual vocal parts are pitched against spiky riffery and elephantine breakdowns. By the time Asphodel passes through your pores, you’ll have their final refrain in your head for an eternity; just listen and see. The sassy post-hardcore outfit aim to ensure that the record will be everywhere so expect widespread UK shows throughout the year and just watch them ascend.

Escape will be released on September 15.

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Second Rate Angels Release Video For New Single, Dragged Out

Drawing from traditional heavy metal as well as taking inspiration from Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, Second Rate Angels serve up a fresh take on the metal genre. The ascending quartet hit the road this Autumn in support for their new single Dragged Out and current EP, The Lost Days.

Second Rate Angels were born at the end of 2011 and soon began to wow audiences with their high octane live shows. Coming at you from Hemel Hempstead and featuring Chris Lewis (guitars and backing vocals), Matt Clark (guitars and backing vocals), Dave Gobran (vocals and bass) and Andy Doran (drums), the foursome nailed performances at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and went on to play a string of highly successful shows throughout London and the South, landing supports with the likes of Breed 77, Beholder and Zico Chain along the way.

The lively quartet have just released their debut EP The Lost Days and the record picked up wide praise from national press, radio and key online publications. The band were featured on the cover CD of Metal Hammer as well as notching glowing reviews from Big Cheese Magazine and Powerplay. Second Rate Angels now push on with their new video single Dragged Out which delivers a serious blow to your senses with its alluring dynamics, stout intensity and soaring refrain.

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Alone With Wolves Self Release New EP, The End Of Nothing

Hertfordshire metal outfit Alone With Wolves are rapidly carving a prominent name for themselves as they launch out of the underground and aim for the jugular of the UK scene, loaded with their brand new EP, The End Of Nothing, out September 1.

Hailing from the depths of Hertfordshire and North London, Alone With Wolves were born in 2011 and dispatch a sound that tips its hat to everyone from Alterbridge and Architects to 30 Seconds to Mars and Deaf Havana. With aggressive and bouncy riffs that contrast the rich and gentle sections of their songs, Alone With Wolves produce music that is accessible yet original. Fronted by Danilo Fiocco, who shows off his beautiful Brazilian flair with infectious melodies that will cling to you for eons, and pitched against Lewis Watson’s raw and brutal screams, they have unearthed a stunning partnership.

The rising post-hardcorers have a strong work ethic and have gigged extensively throughout the South playing with the likes of Hildamay and Mallory Knox along the way. The quintet also recently won the M2TM battle of the bands contest, and as such, have bagged themselves a slot at this year’s Bloodstock Festival. The stage is now set for the band to take the masses by storm and they have the ideal companion in the form of their brand new EP, The End Of Nothing.

The End Of Nothing is rammed with cut throat riffery, thoughtful phrasing and explosive and engaging vocal lines. From the blistering opening of the stunning Cutting Ties and the pounding full-throttle hammerings of the EP’s namesake, The End Of Nothing, to the dynamic and majestic The Change and the explosive unbridled vigour of My Life In Your Hands, The End Of Nothing is proof that Alone With Wolves are sure to be a prominent force in the UK scene for many years to come.

Alone With Wolves’ new EP will be released on September 1.

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