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ALBUM REVIEW: Chase Atlantic- ‘PHASES’


For more than five years, Chase Atlantic have been pushing musical boundaries and creating music that is true to them within the industry. Since their debut, the Australian band has moulded their own path, subsequently creating their own individual sound, style and identity. In one of their most daring and elaborate projects to date, ‘PHASES’ continues to exude the established identity of the band, as well as treating old time listeners with some refreshing new elements. Such a project once again proves why this genre-dynamic band remains so relevant within the growing alternative scene, and showcases that they certainly will not be fading away anytime soon.

‘PHASES’ begins with a track fittingly titled ‘INTRO’. Such an inclusion reaches out to audiences, offering a taste of what is to come. A tranquil and calm tone is met with some underlying uncertainty or questioning, as shown through the many layers of instrumentals. Alongside this, it gives listeners an insight into the influence of the album. From ‘INTRO’, it is established that there will be inclusions from both electronic and natural instrumentals within the album, reflecting true Chase Atlantic style. After two minutes of intriguing music, the anticipation is certainly built upon within the first listen. It is now time to enter the album of ‘PHASES’.

Track two is titled ‘ ANGELS’. Transitioning gracefully from the introductory track, ‘ANGELS’ presents a somewhat vulnerable side of the band. Sitting among some powerful verses, the chorus remains both meaningful and catchy, skilfully creating a track that holds both of these qualities within its play. Perhaps the element that ties this whole song together is the prominent brass/saxophone sounds within the background. It was certainly included for a reason, and adds an extra dimension to the song upon listening. As this track is essentially the beginning to the album, it was interesting to initialise it by using a song that presented such vulnerability- a credit to Mitchel Cave for showcasing such emotions through his voice. I believe the track establishes the tone of the album perfectly, and accompanied by ‘INTRO’, is heavily relied upon to build the foundations of the sombre yet meaningful album to come. ‘ANGELS’ is a powerful and raw opening track, and constructs a tone that becomes prevalent within the entirety of ‘PHASES’.

Following is track three, the title track of the album, ‘PHASES’. Picking up slightly in intensity and volume, this track presents itself as more certain and assured. Despite this, a tone of sombreness is still prominent, and flows magnificently from the previous tracks. This flow is further heightened by the inclusion of the small pieces of dialogue that were found within ‘INTRO’. Although it is evident within most of their tracks, credit is due for the masterpiece that are their lyrics. Among their refreshing beats and instrumentals, Chase Atlantic’s lyrics remain strong and meaningful. Within the beautiful lines, a reoccurring message is proclaimed; "I’m going through phases". Whilst tying into the narrative of the track, I take this line as a form of artist to audience communication, allowing insight upon the album. Perhaps this next phase explains the new tones and sounds that are being reflected upon the album. It may also be a forewarning to fans, in order to brace themselves for the drastic yet powerful changes that are to be faced in the rest of the album. ‘PHASES’ serves as an impressive title track, proving its importance to the narrative, tones and style of the album.

Track four is ‘LOVE IS (NOT) EASY’. Serving as one of the singles from the album of ‘PHASES’, this track has been incredibly well received; it is clear to see why. Within the realm of lyrics, this is not only one of the most important songs form the album, but perhaps one of the most important releases of this year. Through a powerful story depicting the important lessons of a wiser figure regarding the journey of love and what it entails, the ending tears the final heart-string; "I’m so done with love, ’cause like tears in the rain it means nothing". After following the protagonist on their journey of loving and learning, it becomes almost like watching an enticing film- with connections being built and sympathy being offered. Such a line reflects on this sense of vulnerability, and shares personal experiences and feelings about members we did not previously know. As well adding to the themes, this also communicates a trust and understanding between audience and artist, which is more than essential within the music world. Contrastingly, another line of the track proves quite fitting for alternate themes of the album; "I’m horrified of change". After the audience being introduced to a new phase of Chase Atlantic, it becomes quite raw to see a line like this. It reveals that it was not only a big leap, but one that was beyond influential and intimidating to the band. Such an insight truly demonstrates this understanding once again, and creates a track that really seems directed towards the listener. ‘LOVE IS (NOT) EASY’ is an extremely important track from ‘PHASES’ and serves as a powerful single.

Following is track five, ‘HER’. Proving to be yet another well received track, ‘HER’ shifts the pace slightly. Introducing sounds that are familiar with older Chase songs- the track holds a sense of familiarity and nostalgia. The introduction of these older sounds is certainly a reminder of the incredible journey of the band, and how their music has been shaped within their different eras. The shift in tone offers a fresh perspective upon the album, shaking up from the consistency that has been found previously. ‘HER’ is an exciting track, and offers a sense of familiarity within the album of ‘PHASES’.

The halfway point of ‘PHASES’ is met with track six, ‘NO RAINBOWS’. To the delight of listeners like myself, the prominent brass and saxophone instrumentals return! Although it is a common occurrence within most of their tracks, it is still a layer that excites me immensely! It adds something unique- something that sets the band apart from others! Alongside this, ‘NO RAINBOWS’ jumps back to the sombre themes earlier created. The soft and inviting vocals perfectly melt together within the softer, electronic instrumentals, creating a track that is almost soothing to listen to. For this reason, this track is not only one of the best from ‘PHASES’, but is my personal favourite from the album. ‘NO RAINBOWS’ offers a beautifully composed track that only enhances the album that surrounds it, perfectly adding to the album that is ‘PHASES’.

Track seven is ‘HEAVEN AND BACK’. Once again, Chase Atlantic throw a spanner in the works, offering a track that is noticeably different from the rest. Although the use of electronic elements has been apparent, this track seems to be more technological and upbeat than the rest. It truly does stand out. However, this is also due to the incredible story telling that is shown through the lyrics. Most notably, the chorus shares the story of a protagonist, most likely experimenting with drugs, becoming so negatively affected that they slip towards the edge, hence the name ‘HEAVEN AND BACK’. Within this time and within this target audience, sharing such an influential story through the means of music has never been so important. The track serves as a warning, or better yet, a call to action. "Now she’s terrified"; Chase Atlantic depicts how such behaviours can ultimately end in dire circumstances, and within an uprising of younger generations participating in events mirroring this, the message of the song could not have come quick enough. ‘HEAVEN AND BACK’ holds some of the most important messages and morals of the album, adding to the strong influence ‘PHASES’ holds as a collection of songs and stories.

Following is track eight, ‘STUCKINMYBRAIN’. Retreating back to the quieter and more sentimental tones, this track offers yet another element to the album. Through the lyrics, ‘STUCKINMYBRAIN’ serves yet another offering of important morals, and touches on important topics of discussion. It is truly amazing to see the way in which the band intertwines such important themes, and incorporates them into catchy beats, without making a mockery of them. It requires such a tremendous amount of skill and ability, and on countless occasions, Chase Atlantic have proved they know the balance. ‘STUCKINMYBRAIN’ is yet another important song from ‘PHASES’.

Track nine is ‘EVEN THOUGH I’M DEPRESSED’. Offering another ounce of diversity, this track opens with yet another different sound; one reminiscent of early style punk instrumentals. Perhaps the most standout component to this song is the incredibly contrasted elements that seem to compliment one another amazingly. Among meaningful and dark lyrics, the beat and instrumentals remain vibrant and upbeat. Skilfully, this creates not only an enjoyable song, but one with a message. Particularity in ‘PHASES’, Chase Atlantic have showcased their skill by morphing such opposing elements within one another- not only showing their talent but providing underlying messages of hope within the pain. ‘EVEN THOUGH I’M DEPRESSED’ offers an upbeat and vibrant song, but remains as a contributor for the important messages and morals that make up the album of ‘PHASES’.

Following is track ten, ‘TOO LATE’. Opening with more eerie and confronting tones, the song carries the feeling of intimidation throughout its entirety. The climactic chorus allows for the primary voice of this track, belonging to Mitchel Cave, to put his diversity on show. Even though he already exhibits a unique tone, the build up of the chorus is heightened by his voice- adding extra elements to the track. This is essential to creating a more than one dimensional track, and also allows the technical ability in the band to be showcased, shaping their songs through the use of vocal talent. ‘TOO LATE’ makes for a track that is truly a depiction of the diversity of voices within Chase Atlantic and the album of ‘PHASES’.

Track eleven is ‘I NEVER EXISTED’. Retracing back steps toward the earlier parts of the album, the track holds softer tones. Through this, emotion is evident, and matches the somewhat confessional lyrics and dire tones within the song. Much like many of the other tracks, ‘I NEVER EXISTED’ includes the vocals of Christian Anthony; vocals that upon every arrival offer something new, refreshing and dynamic. The layers of vocals and layers of messages within the lyrics creates a multi-dimensional track, allowing for some great story telling within. Apart from this, the track flows incredibly well. The vocals and instrumentals travel hand in hand, creating a more than enjoyable song. ‘I NEVER EXISTED’ is a unique, standout track from the album.

Concluding the album of ‘PHASES’ is track twelve, ‘I DON’T LIKE DARKNESS’. Through the lyrics, this track ultimately becomes one of the most personal and raw tracks upon the album. Summarising the album, ‘I DON’T LIKE DARKNESS’ touches upon themes already discovered, as well as introducing some that may be responsible for the creation of an album that has shown so much growth within the band- both as individuals and through their sound. Lyrics like "I don’t wanna leave this place if you’re not with us" encapsulate the large amount of audience to artist connections found within thee album, highlighting the underlying importance of fans. Ultimately, this could be a form of reaching out, seeking approval for the new direction, and reassuring fans that new directions, particularly within ‘PHASES’, have the best interest of fans at heart. Furthermore, lines like "and I don’t wanna go outside, I don’t like darkness" reflect upon some of the important morals from the album, and perhaps why they were shared. Our world today is filled with unimaginable occurrences and pain, and through the album of ‘PHASES’, Chase Atlantic have created a shelter, a distraction, to what is occurring around the audience. However, as the track concludes, it is time to return back to the darkness- this time with a few important messages learnt from the twelve tracks. ‘I DON’T LIKE DARKNESS’ beautifully concludes the album of ‘PHASES’ and provides an immense amount of reasoning to the album that was.

The album of ‘PHASES’ signified a momentous change of direction for Chase Atlantic, but ultimately paid off by creating an album that holds connections with the audience, and shares essential messages with listeners. The growth is evident in both the lyricism and instrumentals, creating tracks that are easy to listen to, are meaningful and enjoyable. It is clear that this band will not be stopped anytime soon, and it is beyond exciting to be an observer of their musical journey. Not only as a music listener, but as a fellow Australian, it is both inspiring and exciting to see a local band climb the ladder of success with their unique and refreshing music . We recommend you have a listen to ‘PHASES’, and enjoy the ride that accompanies it.

Enjoy the album below and let us know what you think!

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Betraying The Martyrs Are Headed Out On New Tour Filled With Special Guests Soon


2019 has already proved to be an astonishing year for live music, but of course, there is still time for more! Just in time for our end of year show cravings, French metalcore band, Betraying The Martyrs, have are headed out on their upcoming tour to accompany their amazing new album, ‘Rapture’.

After a period of adversity, Betraying The Martyrs are rising above, and are touring for quite an extensive period. However, they are not doing these shows alone, and are joined by some impressive special guests!

On the European ‘Parasite Tour’, the band will be accompanied by Shrezzers and Underside; a collection of bands that will certainly make for an incredible night!

Moreover, the specialised ‘Rapture Tour’ for France includes an abundance of amazing special guests. These include Novelists, Dagoba, Trepalium, Mass Hysteria, and Rise Of The NorthStar!

With such talented-filled lineups, alongside the incredible new album, ‘Rapture’, why not check out Betraying The Martyrs at your local date!

Take a glimpse at the tour posters below, along with their website to find your preferred date! We hope to see you there!


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CONCERT REVIEW: Palaye Royale’s First Sydney Headliner!


Generally, Friday the 13th is a day most individuals fear; locking themselves away and removing themselves from any excessive activity, in order to escape the impending doom in which this superstitious day brings. However, on this fateful Friday, hundreds of Sydney’s most devoted ‘Soldiers of the Royal Council’ looked fear in the face, and prepared for Palaye Royale’s first Sydney headliner!

The line of Soldiers drifted throughout the streets of Leichhardt, each twist and turn met with appropriate striped garments and old timey trench coats- an ode to the band’s ‘glam rock’ roots. The sea of people was initialised at the doors of the Crowbar, one of Sydney’s most iconic venues. It’s small and intimate nature was soon to be our home for the next few hours.

Upon dark, the lines crawled into the dimly lit venue, and the time for Palaye was upon us. After what seemed like hours of teasing by pausing the music then continuing to play it, and adjusting the lighting, the time finally came when the velvet drapes peeled open and the band emerged.

Opening with the iconic, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ by The Stooges, Palaye ensured that the night ahead was going to be heavy, hot and hectic! Upon the end of this first song, the band introduced themselves, only to be met with a loud roar. The close and intimate nature that the Crowbar provided not only made for an almighty mosh pit, but made artist to audience conversations personal and touching.

Shortly after, the night became a non-stop whirlwind of some of Palaye Royale’s biggest hits, including the likes of ‘You’ll Be Fine’, ‘Teenage Heartbreak Queen’ and ‘Mr. Doctor Man’. Through songs such as these, as well as some only known by more avid listeners, it was clear to see the trust between the band and the audience. Not only was this seen through multiple times we were asked to recite lines, but through the numerous occasions both Remington and Sebastian glided across the crowd, with only the strength of their loyal fan-base to hold them up. This truly emphasised the intimate nature of this establishment.

Just when the mosh could not have gotten any sweatier, or any more congested, Palaye pulled out one of their biggest party tricks in the form of crowd favourite, ‘Get Higher’. As per Remington’s instructions, the almost sold out venue crouched upon the floor. As the song built up, so too did the crowd rise, subsequently leading to an insane outburst of energy at the climax of the song. Such an interactive activity conducted by the band was not just a fun game, but something that built trust between surrounding individuals, and connected the energy of everyone within the room, making it a truly special moment of the night.

After a multitude of insane songs, headbanging, dancing, crowd interaction and typical Australian tormenting, Palaye ‘left’ the stage as the end of the show had apparently dawned upon us. In typical concert spirit, a roar of “one more song” brought the band back from the concealed backstage areas to perform their legitimate, final song. The show drew to a close with ‘How Do You Do?’, with every ounce of passion, sweat and talent left on the stage. It was truly an incredible end to the night.

After being on the road for almost four years, one would assume the band would wear out, perform with a lack of energy, and become tired of crowd interactions. However, Palaye Royale proved to myself, and their audience, that nothing they do is half-hearted, and everything gets left on the stage of the night’s show. For this reason, Palaye have gained my full admiration, and I’m sure they have left a mark on many others.

Just as I thought the night could not get any better, my expectations were once again thrown away and mocked, for the night was truly getting more incredible. Despite a sea of people within the venue, the members of the band crawled out of the darkness to greet everyone. I was lucky enough to meet, and take photos with both Emerson and Remington, and I can safely say that my respect for them as not only musicians, but people, has grown immensely. Emerson in particular took the time to greet, hug and discuss ideas with everyone; something that was truly special to me. Remington was very much the same, making everyone feel welcome in the safe environment they had created that night. I believe Sebastian was also out greeting people, but I missed him in the whirlwind of excitement!

After many photos, a few freak-outs, and some amazing one on one time with the members, the Palaye Royale Sydney headliner was over; and so too was a night that I will not forget!

I can not put into words how special this band makes you feel, how kind they are to fans, and the many steps they take to create a family-like environment within a mass of people that have only so much as glanced at one another. The show was like nothing I had been to before, and the excitement of the night was only sparked by the fuel of emotion and passion provided by Palaye. Palaye Royale certainly left their mark on Sydney at their first headliner show, and I can not wait for them to come back! We recommend catching them on their upcoming 2020 tour, and live through the same incredible experience as us!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Betraying The Martyrs – “Rapture”


The influx of new music from metalcore bands and surrounding genres within the past year has dramatically boosted both the genre’s popularity, and its reception among the modern world. Hand in hand, the ideals and influences of this genre have grown, making it an ever-present part of the music world. Adding to the exceptional releases of 2019 is French metalcore band, Betraying The Martyrs, and their new album, ‘Rapture’. Through a brilliant eleven track album, the French musicians have created an album that has not adapted to society, instead calls society to adapt to it; breaking the mould and becoming a standout album amongst a plethora of other releases. It is for this reason that Betraying The Martyrs have not only produced an amazing album for themselves, but have created an album that promotes the ideals and characteristics of the genre to the world surrounding.

Initialising the album is ‘Ignite’. The minute long instrumental track is a vivid establishment of the tones and themes to be found in the following tracks. Solemn and eerie instrumentals catalyse the creepy and uncertain feelings that pierce through each second. Throughout this, a somewhat spiritual choir sound can be heard; something that introduces the album as something bigger than we can imagine, and more influential than anything we have previously heard. ‘Ignite’ certainly sets the mood, and promotes anticipation within the listener in regards to the album ahead.

Track two, and the first full track, is ‘Eternal Machine’. Adopting the tones created in ‘Ignite’, ‘Eternal Machine’ opens with a heavy guitar riff with an underlying sense of something spiritual. These two elements certainly juxtapose one another, and work together to create uncertainty and division in their power, but unify to create an exciting song. Alongside the powerful tones and instrumentals, the lyrics are also something to behold. I often find that the deepest and most earth-shattering lyrics lie within the cruel vocals of metal singers, and this track is no exception; “always wanting more and more// living the nightmare just to feed the dream”. These lyrics, alongside the rest of the song, provide an observation upon our growing materialistic world, and the damage it has created upon living. As stated above, Betraying The Martyrs explore the idea that the dream in which everyone once had has disappeared, and has instead been replaced by a never ending cycle of slaving away for the benefit of a world gone mad. From the dawn of the album, Betraying The Martyrs have showcased their passionate voice, their ability to speak out, and their ability to slash through the lies created to shelter society.

Following is track three, ‘Down’. This track is notably one of the most popular releases upon ‘Rapture’, and it is evident to see why. Opening with yet another strong riff, Betraying The Martyrs show that they can create new and refreshing introductions, whilst also including hidden touches of their true sound- signifying that the song is truly theirs. Perhaps the most standout feature of the track is the chorus. The back and forth between heavier and lighter vocals not only create an excellent contrast, but create some sort of chant or mantra. With their upcoming tour ahead, I can only imagine how the crowd will react to this song, and how the connection between the audience and the artist will be heard through the powerful chant created. It really seems as though it was made for the people; a track that makes listeners aware of the world around them, and invites them to turn on everything they have previously believed in through the chorus. ‘Down’ is a visibly inclusive song; one that will only be heightened by its live performance!

Track four is ‘The Iron Gates’, a track with a title that certainly caught my eye. In reflection of ‘Ignite’, The Martyrs abandon an opening riff, instead having an eerie and unsettling hum. Picking up from this, heavier instrumentals and the iconic vocals are brought back, and so too are the themes of anger, questioning and unveiling the truth. The gutsy choruses alongside the heated verses creates a versatile track. Like most Betraying The Martyrs tracks, such inclusions create songs with more than one dimension, and allow for multiple emotions and stories to unfold at once. Albums and songs such as these account for the growing popularity of this genre, showcasing that it is more than just music, but a way of communicating stories, ideas and beliefs. ‘The Iron Gates’ is a versatile and powerful track upon the album of ‘Rapture’.

Following is track five, ‘Parasite’. This track certainly gained a positive reception, and even became the title of the European tour to commence shortly- ‘The Parasite Tour’. This track showcases a longer instrumental section at the forefront, putting the talent of the band on full display. Branching from this strategic addition, the vocals also differ from previous tracks, beginning in a sort of deep growl rather than screaming from the initial seconds. By doing this, The Martyrs have not only displayed the versatility that lies within their talent, but have created a song that has room to build up, creating an imperative tone. Alongside this, the lyrical content is a reflection of the initial track, ‘Ignite’, channeling their malevolent and often dark roots. ‘Parasite’ represents diversity within the album, yet slips in perfectly to the eleven track album. It has proved to be a favourite track of many, and has so too become mine!

Track six is ‘The Sound of Letting You Go’. This track certainly begins as an outlier, but manages to mould itself to the themes of the album. The introduction of string instruments alongside the classic Martyrs sound is something truly unique, and through their intertwinement, proves that ‘The Sound of Letting You Go’ will not be just another throw away, slow ballad, but an emotional track that encompasses the true values of the band. The contrasting tones continue throughout the song, creating a track that moulds together in all the right areas, proving that the formula to a good metal track is not set in stone, but is largely decided upon by the way in which the track is composed. ‘The Sound of Letting You Go’ is another great inclusion from ‘Rapture’.

Up next is track seven, ‘The Swarm’. This track opens with what has now become my favourite introduction from the album- an awesome fight for the spotlight between drums and guitar. Getting off to an excellent start, the track to follow lives up to expectations. The track, particularly the verses, becomes a constant battle between drums and vocals. It becomes a track that demands your attention, and does it in every way possible. It becomes impossible to ignore the lyrics and the instrumentals forced upon you, and crawls into the mind of the listeners. ‘The Swarm’ is by far one of the most powerful tracks upon the album, depicting the skill that Betraying The Martyrs hold in regards to enticing their audience, grabbing their attention, and keeping hold of it until the final seconds of their songs. ‘The Swarm’ demands to be not only be heard, but listened to, and through this nature, has become one of my favourite tracks from ‘Rapture’.

Track eight is ‘Monster’. Displaying yet another differentiation within the beginning, this track gradually builds up, growing into the powerful track it is soon to become. The tempo changes allow for some interesting and skillful transitions- showcasing the talent of the musicians within the band, particularly guitarists. Such an ever-changing and fast-paced track ultimately packs a punch at every twist and turn. It is generally accepted for an album to lose its energy toward the later ends of its listing, however, with tracks such as ‘Monster’ thrown into the mix, ‘Rapture’ remains exciting and inspirational throughout its entirety. Moreover, the manipulation of vocals is a prominent feature within this song, and is an admirable effort from Betraying The Martyrs’ lead vocalist. Both the instrumentals and vocals combining to show off every element they can produce not only demonstrate the true talent of The Martyrs, but create an unheard and unpredictable track.

Following is track nine, ‘Imagine’. With one of the only titles portraying some sort of a hopeful underlying message, it was expected that this track may sound a little different to others. From the get go, a lighter type of introduction is paved, creating the foundations for the tones of hope and assurance to follow. Like most Betraying The Martyrs tracks, the lyrics truly speak for themselves; “Reflections, tell me who you really see// it’s not perfection// but who are they to tell you what that really means”. The stated lyrics truly encapsulate the essence of the whole track. It provides a story of courage and encouragement amongst a fight for self-worth and self confidence; a battle many individuals face on a daily basis. All elements of the track work together to create this feeling of hope and worth, and truly provide an insight into the morals of the band within the self-deprecating world that surrounds us. ‘Imagine’ not only provides the audience with a step back to reflect, but allows us as listeners to gather a further insight into the minds of Betraying The Martyrs!

Track ten is ‘Incarcerated’. Picking up in stark contrast to the previous track ‘Imagine’, this song is heavy and full on from the initial seconds. Throughout its many layers, this track includes one of my favourite elements off the whole album. Within the pre-chorus, an almost muffled version of the original screams can be heard. I feel this does a lot for the track- not only in breaking it up, but creating another dimension to the song’s composition. Much like many of the previous tracks, a new twist is often found around the corner of each stage of the song. ‘Incarcerated’ and many of the other tracks prove that Betraying The Martyrs are not short of musical ideas, but do not just throw them in for the sake of using them. Their skillful intertwinement keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, and creates unpredictable changes in the album of ‘Rapture’.

Concluding the powerful and dynamic album is the title track, ‘Rapture’. People often say that you will leave the best until last, and I truly believe that Betraying The Martyrs had every intention of fulfilling this saying when completing their album. The song includes everything that I was fond of as a listener from the rest of the album; tempo changes, strong instrumentals, voice manipulation, emotive vocals, connections to the establishing track of ‘Ignite’, and most importantly, excellent lyrics. The track acts as an undeniable call to action- a visible question to society that will leave listeners pondering for hours upon the song’s conclusion. ‘Rapture’ and its placement within the album was a brilliant move, and not only acts as an embodiment of the album that was, but ensures that the sound, ideals, and morals of Betraying The Martyrs linger within the listener for some time to come.

Through eleven tracks, Betraying The Martyrs have proved not only to the metal scene, but the music industry as a whole, that the most important element in music is how you spread your message. On multiple occasions, the band questions the society surrounding, daring to shed a spotlight on topics others would dare not to touch. Often stereotyped by their sound, The Martyrs are more than just a rebellious metalcore act, but are a talented group of musicians using their voice for good. ‘Rapture’ can truly be described as an eye-opening album; one that demands your attention, thought, and mind.

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Unify Gathering Announces Its Much Anticipated Lineup!


Australian music fans rejoice! It is clear to see that the presence of music festivals with acts ranging from alternative to heavy rock within Australia is growing rapidly, as demonstrated through the annual announcement of one of Australia’s biggest growing festivals; Unify Gathering.

After much anticipation, Unify Gathering has announced the dates, location, and most importantly, the lineup, for the 2020 event.

Unify is to be held in South Gippsland, Victoria, this year; a place that is advertised as only a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne. Furthermore, the festival will be occurring from the 9th until the 12th of January, 2020.

Whilst all these details were well and good, the most anticipated peice of news was the lineup! We can finally say that Unify has dropped their lineup, and it is one that is going to blow Australian audiences away.

With a plethora of internationally recognised acts like Architects, The Ghost Inside, Northlane, Polaris and Tonight Alive, as well as an abundance of incredibly talented local acts such as Between You and Me, Eat Your Heart Out and Tapestry, it is sure to be both a heavy and quality music-filled few days.

With such a strong lineup of both established and growing acts, we recommend you travel to Victoria and witness one of Australia’s biggest festivals!

Check out the poster with the full lineup below;


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Cage The Elephant Announce 2020 Tour With Amazing Guests


2019 has proven to be an impeccable year for live music and spectacular shows. However, the hype is clearly not stopping on the mark of New Year’s, with many artists already dropping dates for 2020; a year which is already littered with some amazing, upcoming shows.

Next to join this already hefty list of artists and acts is Cage the Elephant. Earlier this week, the rock band hinted at a possible drop of tour dates for the UK and Europe. Staying true to their word, Cage the Elephant promptly announced their string of UK/EU dates for February and March next year.

If this itself was not enough to impress, Cage the Elephant are bringing along some amazing opening acts including the insanely talented, SWMRS, and psychedelic rock group, Post Animal.

The shows are set to be nothing short of spectacular, and we hope to see you at some of the dates! Take a look at the tour poster below to locate your preferred date!