Though not as well known as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard or many other Union Jack contemporaries of the time, Tygers Of Pan Tang were an integral band to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Following their split after a middlingly successful run in the 1980s, they reunited in 1999 and have been recording since;…

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One of the standout bands from the early-to-mid-2000s, Papa Roach has been consistently putting out new material since their platinum-and-gold glory days of Infest, Lovehatetragedy and Getting Away With Murder. The sales figures of recent albums may not be the same as before, but ultimately it’s the quality that counts- with that being said, the…

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Alter Bridge has come a long way from being a spinoff of the oft-derided Creed, having in recent years toured and played several household festivals in Europe, made a live album at London’s O2 Arena and shared the stage with the likes of Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat, Gojira, Shinedown and Disturbed. Guitarist Mark Tremonti has released…

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For anyone who was a kid or a teenager in the aughts, Sum 41 was inescapable. The anthemic declarations of defiance in “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep” and “Pieces” shot the band to the top of the pile of pop-punk acts channelling the anti-conformist sentiments of the Bush generation. While much of their catalogue back…

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During the 2000s, Jimmy Eat World solidified its position as a leading act in the world of alternative-emo-pop-rock with the records Bleed American, Futures and Chase This Light. As the world now sits on the verge of the 2020s, and a long way off from aughts emo relevancy, the band has slapped together a new…

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Earlier this year, UK indie rock outfit Foals released part one of their two-album series, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. Since the album’s release in March, Foals have popped up at every summerly gathering from Glastonbury to Truck Festival to promote Part 1 and its various singles, and announced that a documentary of their…

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Nu metal is experiencing a continuing renaissance this year. As a hard-hitting cap to the decade, Slipknot released a #1-peaking, critically acclaimed album with We Are Not Your Kind, with the video for “Unsainted” still in heavy rotation on music channels and sitting at 55 million views on YouTube. However, they are not alone in…

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