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Under the Influence | Maritime Horror Stories with Philip Byrne from Gama Bomb

Having inked a deal with Los Angeles based Prosthetic Records, Gama Bomb return with a nautical-themed album that will surely be the soundtrack to the final months of 2020 for old school metal-lovers the globe over. Inspired by Victorian …

Under The Influence – Juanita Stein

Brighton- based Australian singer-songwriter, Juanita Stein, shares the three albums that are her greatest musical influnces. . .

Eddie Van Halen – A Tribute

Eddie Van Halen: A Tribute

Under The Influence – Axel Flóvent

Icelandic singer-songwriter, Axel Flóvent, shares three records that have influenced his music.

Under The Influence – October Drift

Rising Indie rockers, October Drift, pick the four albums that are their greatest influences. . .

Under The Influence with Larry Schemel of Death Valley Girls

“There’s been so many albums and bands that are very important to me and I have so many memories connected to each one. So I focused on my formative teenage years of 13–18 with the albums that opened my mind, led me in new directions and still stay with me today.”

Under the Influence with Galen Baudhuin from Infera Bruo

Two short years after the release of Cerement, Infera Bruo returns with Rites of the Nameless; a six part subterranean odyssey through modern blackened metal. The transformative powers of those intervening years have elicited a …

Under The Influence With Eivør

The “Nordic Kate Bush”, whose music features in Game of Thrones and The Last Kingdom, shares four albums that have been major influences on her. . .

Under the Influence with Undeath

Undeath are an old school death metal band from Rochester, NY. They recently signed a deal with Prosthetic Records to release their debut full-length album Lesions Of A Different Kind on October 23rd. The album contains 10 tracks of unique old sch …

Under the Influence with Pothamus

Raya is the debut album by sludge/post-rock band Pothamus, which is a 50-minutes long concept album focusing on a band that is searching for their own stories. “Respecting the intangible, we puzzled existing myths and ideas until new meanings emerged”, …

Under the Influence with Melissa Guion from MJ Guider

MJ Guider releases their new album Sour Bell Cherry today on Kranky. Sour Cherry Bell retains the glassy gauze of her debut, 2016’s Precious Systems, but shaded starker and darker, framed by mechanical rhythms and humid industrial moods. She speak …

Under the Influence with Fires In The Distance

Connecticut based melodic death-doom metal four-piece Fires In The Distance will release their debut album, titled Echoes From Deep November, via Prosthetic Records on September 18th. Over the course of six melancholic tracks, Echoe …

Safer Spaces launch guide for venues and promoters to tackle sexual harassment at gigs

Obviously we’re all desperately missing live gigs . . . But in this difficult time, we can think about what we want when live music comes back . . . and make sure it’s as safe and accessible as possible for everyone.

Under the Influence with Steve Redmond from Foretoken

Having recently signed to Prosthetic Records, melodic death metal duo Foretoken are preparing to release their debut album, Ruin (released on September 4th). The core band of Steve Redmond (guitars and orchestral compositions) and Dan Cooley (lyrics an …

Under the Influence with William Lacalmontie from Ovtrenoir

Ovtrenoir is a post-metal band from Paris, France. Initiated by William Lacalmontie (guitar / vocals) in 2013 as an instrumental acoustic post-rock project, the line-up consists of long-time close friends Julien Taubregeas (The Great Divide – drums), A …

Under the Influence with Thelma Ramon

Thelma Ramon is a singer/songwriter originally from Houston, Texas and currently residing in Belgium. Embarking on her first musical endeavour after years of gestation behind closed doors, these recordings present to the world the first glimpse of the …

Under the Influence with Lorena Quintanilla from J. Zunz

In an era of uncertainty and introspection, frustrations will inevitably arise. Yet there may also be the potential for change. It’s possible that the warping of time and the journey into one’s own headspace that come with altered circumstances allow a …

Under the Influence with Taylor Washington from Paladin

Atlanta based power thrashers Paladin released their debut album Ascension through Prosthetic Records last year, which they quickly followed up with the release of the 3-track Nevermore covers EP Anamnesis last year in December, also through …

In Memoriam: Tim Smith 1961-2020

We remember composer, musician, arranger, producer, director, Tim Smith of Cardiacs.

Under the Influence with Jay Gambit from Executioner’s Mask

Offering a modern take on the classic blueprints set by Pornography-era The Cure, The Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Executioner’s Mask arrives at the darkest of times with its most haunting offering yet: the 11-song collection …

The Boredom Tapes: DVNE

For the latest edition of The Boredom Tapes the boys from Edinburgh based progressive metalers DVNE have gone all out & given us a fascinating track by track analysis of their playlist.    Asheran by DVNE Stick these tunes in your ears …

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