Interview: Get to know Swiss progressive metalcore band Mycelia

Formed in 2010, the boys in Mycelia already have quite an impressive resume: 2 EP’s and 3 LP’s. Mycelia have continuously strived to defy the traditional boundaries between metal’s various subgenres, while still keeping their sound fresh and engaging. Drawing on influences ranging from hardcore, metal and djent to jazz and classic film scores, the Swiss six-piece has continually baffled both critics and fans with their complex, heavy-yet-catchy arrangements. The band’s signature sound pairs groovy, crushing rhythmic sections with subtle, intricate melodies, on top of surgically precise drumming and vocal arrangements that range from soaring clean vocals to utterly brutal screams and growls. Their newest outing, Apex, is due out October 12th via Eclipse Records. I had a chance to chat with the band about some various topics like the origin of their name, where their roots lie in terms of influences, and plenty of other interesting topics. For more information on Mycelia, please visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Eclipse Records, and follow them on Spotify. Preorders for the album can be found here.

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The State Of The Scene Podcast: Episode XV

We’re excited to be teaming up with Sam and Marcos, the team behind The State of The Scene Podcast, to host their weekly podcast discussing all things pop-punk, metalcore, and everything in between. We back these guys because they create dank memes, and discuss current releases and issues in the music scene in oddly similar ways to us – but with a distinct flair.

This week Sam and Marcos discuss new albums from Royal Coda, Sink The Ship, Hawthorne Heights, Limbs, Boys Of Fall, and The Bunny The Bear! Plus we talk big news from Chelsea Grin, Bullet For My Valentine, Mike Shinoda, Slaves, Parkway Drive, All Time Low and more!

Follow them @SOTSPodcast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and check out their weekly playlist on Spotify.

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Hellfest 2017 Review – Day 1 of 3 : Too many bands, too little time!

Welcome to hell ! This year again, almost 60,000 metalheads reached their shrine : Clisson, where takes place one of the main metal events of the year in Europe : Hellfest. The festival has welcomed the biggest names in extreme music over the last ten years, and this year’s lineup won’t stop them getting bigger and bigger.

Through those three days, we’ve seen headliners such as Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rancid, Linkin Park, Prophets of Rage, and, what’s one of this festival’s strengths, more confidential ones, which makes this -more than 160 bands- bill one of the strongest that you’ll see this summer.

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