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NEW NOISE JUS­TINE JONES gives us the hot tips in our guest-hosted new mu­sic round-up!

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HI’ve been lis­ten­ing to in sea­son ey, what’s and up! the Here’s World what Cup prepa­ra­tion for fes­ti­val kick-off! This stuff is guar­an­teed to get you through this sum­mer’s sun­shine (or, equally likely, the rain).

Sa­van­nah straight-edgers Vatican have just re­leased Spawn Of All Pain Taken, which is a two-song promo they’ve put out ahead of their forth­com­ing de­but al­bum. I’ve been lis­ten­ing to it non-stop since they an­nounced it, and I can’t wait to hear the full thing. The band blur the lines be­tween ‘90s hard­core and ‘00s met­al­core. If you’re a fan of dev­as­tat­ing gui­tar chugs, mon­strous break­downs and bands like Mar­tyr A.D. and Undy­ing, this band will def­i­nitely be right up your street.

Hun­dred Year Old Man sup­ported Em­ployed To Serve when we played in Hud­der­s­field re­cently, and they were awe­some – they’re a force to be reck­oned with. I’ve seen the vo­cal­ist, Simon Wright, in an awe­some grind­core band called Evi­so­rax, and he’s also the vo­cal­ist in Krokodil. The six-piece have just re­leased their de­but al­bum, Breach­ing, which is eight songs of dark, brood­ing chaos, sim­i­lar to the likes of Amenra and Neu­ro­sis, but with their own dark­ened twist. Al­though the al­bum is very well pro­duced, th­ese guys are a must­see live, as they do a great job of cre­at­ing a claus­tro­pho­bic at­mos­phere that re­ally adds to their sound. They’ve been tour­ing up and down the UK tire­lessly, so there’s plenty of op­por­tu­nity to head down to a show!

Brighton’s Or­chards are a re­cent dis­cov­ery for me after see­ing them an­nounced for Rolo To­massi’s Brighton head­line show at The Haunt (they al­ways have the best sup­ports). The band are on Big Scary Mon­sters, so I al­ready knew they were go­ing to be ex­cel­lent. They re­cently re­leased their sin­gle, Luv You 2, which is in­sanely catchy, and I can see my­self hum­ming it for the en­tire sum­mer. Their Losers/lovers EP is com­ing out July 6 through BSM. For the small price of a fes­ti­val lager, do the right thing and pick up a pre-or­der, then go to their re­lease show on July 5 at Pa­per Dress Vin­tage in Lon­don.

I’ve been a huge fan of Se­cret Cut­ter since they re­leased their self-ti­tled de­but al­bum back in 2014. This grind­ing sludge trio from Penn­syl­va­nia will turn heads with their forth­com­ing sec­ond LP, Quantum Eraser. Their mu­sic is so heavy it will leave you feeling like an empty husk of a hu­man shell after ev­ery lis­ten (and yes, this is a good thing). If you’re des­per­ately dig­ging to try to find your abs at the gym, put this on a playlist with Hate­breed and you will almost cer­tainly get your­self looking ul­tra-buff in no time. Heavy mu­sic is in a re­ally ex­cit­ing place right now, and this lot are one of the bands so­lid­i­fy­ing that.

Un­til next time – stay heavy, peo­ple!

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