Under The Influence with The Callas

The Callas hail from Athens, Greece where they are the tip of an artistic collective producing music, artworks, films, magazines, events, art shows, initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas.  The group have worked with the legendary Lee Ra …

Under the Influence with Ryan Schutte from Pound

Pound – the duo of Ryan Schutte and David Stickney – takes influence from across the spectrum of grind and doom, from Nasum to Sleep, then chops up these influences and delivers its own brand of hyper-shred-math that twists and turns rel …

Under the Influence with Ben Chatwin

Working from ‘The Vennel’, his home studio in South Queensferry, Scotland, Ben Chatwin creates a musical language permeated with a tension between electronic and acoustic worlds. His new album Staccato Signals is set for release on 6th July 2018 t …

Under the Influence with Charlie Schmid from Del Judas

Del Judas is the new solo incarnation of Brooklyn musician Charlie Schmid, known for his work as a drummer in bands such as Vaura and Tombs. Under the Del Judas name, Schmid launches an entirely new persona: singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalis …

Under the Influence with Rich Henshall from Haken

Richard Henshall from progressive rock/metal band Haken tells us about his 3 most influential albums.

Echoes Of The Past: Re-jigging Manic Street Preachers’s Know Your Enemy

Stephen Naish takes an alternative look at Manic Street Preachers’s much maligned sixth album, Know Your Enemy.

Under The Influence with Steve Cleaton from The Fierce And The Dead

To mark the release of their third album, we asked Stevie from The Fierce And The Dead to pick the 3 albums that most influenced him as a musician.

Under the Influence with Big Kizz

Big Kizz is the new Swedish rock band featuring drummer Axel Sjöberg (ex-Graveyard), bassist Johannes Cronquist (Vidunderand) and vocalist/guitarist Pontus Westman (Lady Banana). The group recently release its debut full-length, Music is Magic, on May …

Under The Influence with Blanket

Blanket have been on our radar for a little while now, last year’s Ep Our Brief Encounters was a fine record, so we were very much looking forward to their debut album, How To Let Go,. To coincide with that release, we asked the guys to pick the books, films & music that have influenced where they are as a band today.

10 Years of Dingo Barracks

Stuart Metcalfe from Rail Cables celebrates 10 years of DIY promoting in the North West by Dingo Barracks

Under the Influence with Liam Phelan from Svalbard

On May 25th UK based hard hitters Svalbard will release their new album It’s Hard To Have Hope through Holy Roar Records and Translation Loss Records (pre-order here). This is their second full length album, which refines their distinctive blend o …


An underappreciated gem from the vaults of black metal, Death and the Beyond offers escapism of the most exquisite kind.

Under The Influence with the crew from Portals Festival

With a monster of a show hoving in to view rapidly, we thought it was time to get the brains behind it, Asher, Arran & the two Sams, to pick a record each that started them on this path.

Under the Influence with Tobias Grave from Soft Kill

On May 11 Soft Kill will release their new album Savior through Profound Lore Records. Savior is the follow up album to 2016’s critically acclaimed Choke. Soft Kill have matured into a melodic powerhouse; effortlessly blending …

Sunday’s Satanists: Emotional Catharsis At Roadburn

Sunday’s Satanists: Emotional Catharsis At Roadburn.

Under the Influence with Frayle

Sean and Gwyn from Cleveland stoner/doom band Frayle tell us about the 3 records that have influenced them the most.


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