Of Mice & Men were recently in Leeds, England for the few Slamdunk festival dates they were able to play on. They loved Europe so much that they’re coming back again in the fall. Tickets for this tour are expected to be available and up to purchase Friday, June 3rd at 10am. You can check out the flyer and dates below. Maybe we’ll be hearing about a new album from the band to go along with it?
Back in 2013, I went to a pretty tremendous show. Coheed and Cambria headlined the event, which is always a good time. New Politics and Kongos played as well, the former of which was solid. But there’s a couple newer bands that (at the time) stuck out to me – a little band from the UK by the name of The Virginmarys. At the time, the band (who opened the event that day) struck me as a little…odd, perhaps? Not in the bad way, though – more in the “I like this band but I’m not sure who they remind me of” fashion. That being said, something about the band stuck with me, and over time, I really grew to like the band a lot. Fast forward to 2016, and the band has a new album out (in the form of Divides, which was released earlier this month), as well as an adventurous new music video for the song “Motherless Land”.
Falling somewhere between gritty punk rock and the easier hard rock influences of grunge, The Virginmarys’ new music video for “Motherless Land” is a short but effective cinematic experience. Check it out below, and if you’re digging it (you should!), check out the new album as well. It’s a solid piece of work – gritty, powerful, and rock solid.
It’s hard to believe that Tennessee death metal/deathcore veterans are going on 6 albums now. The band has been around a decade, sure, but they haven’t let longevity get in the way of creating above-average metal music, for the most part. With that being said, the band has released a new track off Mark Of The Blade, “A Killing Industry”. The album drops late June, but we’ve been lucky enough to hear a few tracks from the album already, and this one is, well, business as usual. Stream the song below, and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the song!
It’s too bad I couldn’t be at the famous Rock On The Range festival recently. It’s one of the biggest music festivals in the USA, and the lineup was once again solid, featuring everyone from Issues to Parkway Drive there, among others.
Even better is the fact that our resident photographer Lindsay Davis got some cool shots of Australian metalcore vets Parkway Drive at the festival, along with some live video. Check out all the coverage below. Following her @ Enliven Visuals is also suggested – she does some killer work.