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Show 60 – November 25th 2014 – 19:00-20:00

November 27, 2014

Tracklisting:

Devil Sold His Soul – “Devastator” (Belong ╪ Betray)

Long Song/Short Song
Maybeshewill – “Volga” (Fair Youth)
Sonic Boom Six – “An Ode To The D.I.Y. Promoter” (Punktastic presents: Un-Scene 4 – 30 Seconds To Impact)

Trails – “Echoes in Eternity” (Crooked Trees)

Interview with Hacktivist

Hacktivist – “Deceive and Defy” (Digital Download Single)

The One Hundred – “Downfall” (Subculture)

Radio Alcatraz – “Henry VIII (feat. Justin Sane)” (It’s All Coming Up Roses!)
Krokodil – “Sun Riders (feat. Simon Neil)” (Nachash)

The Best Song Never Heard
Fellsilent – “Immerse” (The Hidden Words)

Northlane – “Rot” (Digital Download Single)

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Another enjoyable hour tonight as we mixed some great new music with some interesting chat and a couple of lesser-heard tracks.

The week before this show I had the pleasure of speaking to Ben (Vocals) and Rich (Bass) from Hacktivist prior to their headline show at 53 Degrees in Preston as part of the Download Freezes Over tour. It was a highly enjoyable and interesting chat, and one which you can hear in its extended and uncut form on the Something Completely Different SOUNDCLOUD page. We also span the new single from the 5-piece. Check out the riffs on this beast in the video below. Try and catch them whilst they’re still out on tour too!

Ben from the band chose this show’s Best Song Never Heard feature too, picking out djent/tech-metal trailblazers Fellsilent. This 6-piece from Milton Keynes called time in 2010 having released just one full-length – 2008’s “The Hidden Words”, but live on, spreading their seed into bands such as Monuments, Heart of a Coward and TesseracT. The band toured with the likes of Enter Shikari and Exit Ten in their latter years, but now the only way you’ll get close to a live performance will be in the form of the below music video, for “Immerse”.

On the next show we’ll have an interview with The One Hundred – out on tour at the moment with Hacktivist as part of that Download Freezes Over tour. In the meantime, here’s the video for their last single, “Downfall”.

Another band out on tour now are Krokodil, opening up for Mastodon on their UK tour this fortnight. The album, “Nachash” is out now and the track, “Sun Riders”, featuring Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil, is racking up airplay on national radio since its release. Check out the lyric video below to see why.

Maybeshewill return to the UK after 2 months on the road through Europe and Asia, Flood of Red. Make sure you catch them play some of the biggest headline sets they’ve played in their existence!

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Another tour newly-announced comes from Devil Sold His Soul, whose long-awaited EP, “Belong ╪ Betray”, complete with questionable symbology, is out now through Basick Records , and is certainly one of the best EPs of the year. “Devastator”, the opening, and pretty much the title track, is a masterful piece of art which helps affirm that vocalist Paul Green is more than a worthy adversary to ex-vocalist, Ed Gibbs – he is the future of the band. You can listen and/or pick up the release from BANDCAMP. DSHS go off on tour in April/May, so make sure you get down and see them.

Speaking of new vocalists, Northlane just released “Rot”, their first track released with new frontman, Marcus Bridge. It doesn’t disappoint. The 5-piece are over in Europe and the UK in support of Parkway Drive now and through most of December. Check out the video for “Rot” below.

Radio Alcatraz finally release their sophomore album, “It’s All Coming Up Roses!” through Banquet Records on December 8th. Complete with 4 exciting guest vocalists, this 10-track LP is pushing its way towards my Top 5 this year. We got a first radio play for “Henry VIII”, which features Anti-Flag’s Justin Sane. The band will soon be announcing tour dates for 2015, so get yourself prepared with their back catalogue, starting with this one from their 2012 debut…

Trails are quickly becoming one of my favourite new bands, and in particular, new single “Echoes in Eternity”. “Crooked Trees” is the name of their first full-length, out now through Lockjaw Records, and available through their BANDCAMP page too, along with pretty much all their past output. Ones to keep an eye out for in 2015. Look out for tour dates very soon…

And finally, we managed to squeeze in 30 seconds of Sonic Boom Six! The Boom are creating album number 5 – “Operation Boombox” – and you can get involved, pre-order the album and get exclusive access to all sorts of tidbits by heading on over to their PLEDGEMUSIC campaign. You’ve got til about the end of February to get your pledge in, and to give you a taster, here’s a lyric video from a new mixtape they’ve put out. Enjoy!

That’s it for now. Until next time…

-dan10k

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