Album Review: Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion

Arguably metal’s most noticeable advance in terms of sound in the last five years or so has been the rise of djent. Inspired by tech-metal pioneers like Meshuggah and Sikth, and named after its distinctive guitar tone (a name many people don’t approve of), it’s become the dominant progressive force in metal in recent years,


Single review: Deaf Havana – 22

A hell of a lot’s changed for Norfolk rockers Deaf Havana in recent years. Their sound has altered with every album, members have come and gone, but their life just doesn’t stop these days. Now, they’ve gone and released the third official single from their third full-length, Old Souls. Entitled 22, it’s a 4 minute


Single Review: Bloody Hammers – The Town That Dreaded Sundown

US purveyors of doom Bloody Hammers really do seem to be cranking out albums fast, about to release their third in three years, entitled Under Satan’s Sun, with new track The Town That Dreaded Sundown being lifted from that album. It’s definitely not a massive departure from anything on their previous records, containing the same

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News: Jason Voorhees Cheers Up In New Video By The Menzingers

The Menzingers have revealed the new video for their track for I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore, featuring Jason Voorhees of Friday The 13th fame deciding enough is enough, and deciding it’s time to be the positive dude that’s always been hidden behind the goalie mask. Or something like that. The track is taken


News: Avril Lavigne Goes Bat-Shit Crazy In New Video For Hello Kitty

Avril Lavigne has gone absolutely bat-shit crazy. See that evidenced in her new Japanese single, Hello Kitty. There’s really not that much we can say about this one, except that the once angsty singer has taken everything that once made her music listenable and replaced it….with candy. The track is taken from her upcoming, self-titled


News: In Hearts Wake Post New Lyric Video For Sacred

Metal/hardcore band In Hearts Wake have posted a lyric video online for their new track, Sacred. The song is taken from their upcoming new album, Earthwalker, which is due for release May 5th via UNFD. Of the track vocalist Jake Taylor said: “I wrote these lyrics based on the prophecy of the Seventh Generation. It


News: Mastodon Stream New Song Online

Mastodon have unveiled a new track, High Road, from their upcoming album, Once More Round The Sun. You can stream it here. The album is due to be released later this year and will be the band’s first new material since they released The Hunter in 2011. The record was laid down in Tennessee, with


News: Fox Are Planning To Remake Flash Gordon

THR is reporting that Fox has bought the rights to re-adapt classic sci-fi comic book Flash Gordon into a new live-action movie. Many will already be familiar with the story thanks to Mike Hodges famous 1980 adaptation, but for those that are a little rusty Flash Gordon follows the adventures of a space adventurer, intent


News: First Five Minutes Of How To Train Your Dragon 2 Released Online

Good news for all of you that can’t wait for How To Train Your Dragon 2, Dreamworks Animation has released the five five minutes of the finished film. The opening gives a bit of a refresher-course on the community of Berk, and shows us how things have changed since they stopped killing dragons. Now, dragon-racing

SM Weekender

Compete To Play The Sound And Motion Weekender 2014

Calling all bands! Following the success of last year, the good people at Eastbourne’s Buskers Bar have teamed up with us at Sound And Motion Magazine to put together a weekend of music featuring some of the best acts the region has to offer. During the three-day period of June 27-29th, we’re giving bands and