As melodic death metal goes, Deceivers ticks all the boxes: classical undertones, fast guitars, obligatory solos, heavy basslines and demonic vocals.
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Kasabian’s seventh studio album - The Alchemist's Euphoria - is also their first since the sacking of frontman Tom Meighan for domestic assault.
Futuristic sci-fi cinematic soundscapes and heart-and-soul-fuelled pop cleverness: not many artists can sound this inventive 19 albums in.
Suddenly, the penny drops causing a cheer to break forth. Cranking it, the siren wails, and immediately... you know. This is war. Dub War!
Solid and always watchable, Eiffel never quite reaches the Tower’s actual dramatic heights, and has a Sunday afternoon movie feel.
Intended as a “record of resistance”, Land Of Change offers up a plethora of voices and views, with some central themes and threads being those of injustice, power, and politics.
Intellectual, accessible, and stylishly bound, Nuar Alsadir's Animal Joy is another clever, meaty, unpatronising book from Fitzcarraldo Editions.
The Passengers is an intimate and incredibly relatable look at what drives, moves and worries us as both individuals and a species.
A magnificent debut short story collection from Omer Friedlander, The Man Who Sold Air In The Holy Land is just one of the many intriguing titles featured herein.
Travis Alabanza's book is both an empowering and enriching read for those that are treated like outsiders on this confusing and cluttered planet.
Brittle With Relics’ author Richard King’s chronicling of Welsh oral history has been 10 years in the making. Luckily, he tells Adam England, it’s all been worth it.
Graphic designer, semi-pro skater and Avril Lavigne apologist Emily Hicks christens the return of our regular profile feature, spotlighting interesting but under-the-radar folks in Wales.
Teens, toxicity and time travel: why THE ETERNAL RETURN OF CLARA HART will shake up the YA book world
Karla Brading speaks to first-time YA novelist Louise Finch who addresses teen-boy toxicity and the perils of time travel with The Eternal Return Of Clara Hart.
GIVEAWAY: MMA’s Professional Fighters League smacks down in Wales – here’s your chance to go for free
MMA fans are in for a treat this August: the PFL is bringing a double-bill of welterweight and heavyweight playoffs to the UK – starting in Cardiff, and we've got a bunch of tickets up for grabs!
GREEN MAN at 20: “The industry is brutal, but I still love it” – director Fiona Stewart on running Wales’ staple festival
Following up his own look-back at the rise of Green Man since its 2003 debut, Adam England quizzes GM director Fiona Stewart about what makes it tick.
As NoFit State Circus return to home turf from touring their newest, unflinching show, Hari Berrow checks in with Artistic Director Tom Rack before he hits the road again.
Ahead of a live show at Green Man festival this month, The Breakup Monologues author Rosie Wilby talks with Ewa Pałka about her podcast, book and the science of heartbreaks.
The overall vibe here is one of laidback good times, with almost ska-like propulsion to tracks like Hot Coffee, while other tracks could be mistaken for lost Northern Soul classics.
Man In The Hot Seat, recorded with amazing clarity at Abbey Road, is a satisfying, convincing blend of JTQ’s acid jazz roots and the predominant influence of ‘70s soundtracks.
Political, discordant and relentless, Dub War’s return ought to both delight older followers and attract new ones to their message-laden, Welsh-infused take on the genre.
Noise & Flowers is both a brilliant introduction to Young’s music with modern production and a treat for completists.
Like the novels of Orwell that have inspired the imagery of DC Gore's debut release, there is something chilling and affecting that stays with you after listening.
As the pagan folk-rock festival mecca hits another milestone year, Adam England looks back on its humbler origins, and forward to its upcoming 2022 edition.
In Clare Mackintosh's The Last Party, we find ourselves on the Wales/England border – under Pen y Ddraig mountain – on the morning after a raucous NYE party.