This Day In Music History: January 11th, 2010 – You Me At Six releases breakout sophomore album, “Hold Me Down”

When acclaimed UK band You Me At Six released their debut album Take Off Your Colours in 2008, the young, burgeoning act was hotly tipped as one of UK’s brightest young hopes for pop-punk. Packed with infectious hooks and a youthful spirit, the album also caused their impending sophomore album to carry increased expectations. After all, Britain is famous for developing bands that explode onto the scene with scintillating debut records (see: Bloc Party, The Libertines, Oasis), only to have those same bands fade away just as quickly. Of course, that’s not always the case – especially in the case of the 3 bands listed – but the sophomore slump is duly noted for a reason as a cautionary tale that, despite a band’s best efforts, expectations will always be higher with success.

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New Faces In The Dark: Why Liverpool’s Loathe are poised to redefine what you know about metalcore

With the release of their debut album The Cold Sun in 2017, Liverpool alternative metal/metalcore band Loathe quickly became one of the more hotly-tipped bands to rise out of the underground in recent years. It really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that the band appeals to so many demographics, though. Just for starters, look at the singles Loathe has released from their upcoming sophomore album, I Let It In And It Took Everything. “New Faces In The Dark” is absolutely unhinged technical metalcore, but with a melodic, Deftones-esque chorus that really sells itself. But wait, there’s more!

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Beneath The Massacre releases new song “Rise Of The Fearmonger” from their upcoming album

Canadian technical death metal band Beneath The Massacre are back! The band has now released their second single and video, “Rise of the Fearmonger”, off their upcoming album Fearmonger. Fans of the band’s previous, acclaimed work will have plenty to sink their teeth into with the band’s first new record in 8 years.

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