Summer is almost over and the September blues are fast catching up with people. However, all is not doom and gloom here in the Noise Cannon camp as we are loving some awesome stuff this week. Read on to find out what’s stuck on repeat and why…
The announcement of ‘Monumentour’ made every Fall Out Boy and Paramore fan outside the States tweet their envy. Having been label-mates on Fueled by Ramen, it seemed only natural the two would eventually join forces; and it was monumental. Not only did Fall Out Boy and Paramore smash full-length sets in what is arguably the musical peak of both their careers, but they were joined by New Politics – a newly signed DCD2 band with limitless energy. The tour began on June 19th in Connecticut, and spanned 43 dates across the whole summer. We caught this stellar line up’s penultimate show at the Huntington Center in Toledo.
On October 3rd 2012, Zane Lowe played ‘Please Tell Me’, a track from an up-and-coming, genre-fusing London collective called Kings Of The City. Just two days later, their lead singer Danny Wilder was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Just under a year later, Danny passed away aged 27. Nothing can make that a more saddening tale for his friends and family, but the project that started after the diagnosis and is currently gearing to a finale is one that needs telling.
It’s no secret that Lower Than Atlantis’ sound has changed dramatically since their formation in 2009, with each record they released becoming progressively more ‘mainstream’. But even now, on their fourth studio album, you can still hear glimmers of the band’s hardcore roots.
Andrea Marongiu, drummer in Crystal Fighters, has passed away.
The band released a heartfelt statement earlier this evening:
With the sun shining every day and one of the best line-ups of the year, Bestival 2014 was one to remember. Keep an eye out for our review of the occasion, but in the mean time see what went down this year!
All photos by Jodie-mae Finch
Cannibal Corpse are the pioneers and innovators of death metal, and really show that they can keep up with the kids on their thirteenth album A Skeletal Domain. As the biggest contemporary extreme bands like The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel are constantly evolving what feels like new ways to be heavy, Cannibal Corpse show that there is no expiry date on their brutality.