The Banned Reviews Takeover 10/03/13

Another great night of music!  Bands from the UK, Canada and America fell out your speakers into your ears!  There was even a twenty minute portion of Pawse’s most recent DJ set!  Our ears are still feeling happy!  Check out tonight’s show for more great Kent and underground music!  Listen anytime for independent music here.

Track Listing:

Artemis Redeemer – Something More / On Facebook

Voodoo Brother – Still Water / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

The Gang – Mania / On Facebook

High Tide – Home / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

The Zolas – Escape Artist / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – One Sided Dice / On Facebook

Insult – Young and Reckless / On Facebook

Insult – Our Money Your War

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown /On Facebook

Pawse – Live at Wooly’s 03-02-2013 / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews


Generation Graveyard

Living your music takes a lot of skill if you’re a band that combine hardcore, metal and punk.  You have to drink hard, play hard and even play your songs.  The songs have to sound dominating live and equally speaker tormenting.  Generation Graveyard have all of this.  Not only are Generation Graveyard finishing the mixing and recording of their new record, they’re also playing shows with local boys Artemis Redeemer and the mighty 69 Eyes.  

Track three on the new record, The Empty gives you no time to prepare.  Pounding drums and a riff that sounds more like a call to arms come at you instantly before you’ve even taken your finger back off the play button.  This storm of sound is added to by dark and snarling vocals.  Starting with the command ‘Come on’ they mirror the tracks tone perfectly.  Swept along by The Empty Generation Graveyard fill you with a sense of contempt towards daily monotony and entrapment.  You’ll feel angry.  Angry enough to break the spell and get on it.  As the track rolls into its last minute an increased sense of energy and intensity takes over before The Empty winds to a close.

Generation Graveyard

Generation Graveyard explore the punk side of their nature with Deleatist.  Sounding like a sonic punch to the face Deletist has a frantic and desperate determination to it.  Alongside ADHD based drumming and a cutting riff the vocals charge down your ears on a sea of distortion urgency.  As the chant of ‘Deleatist‘ goes up it is clear this track will smash venues and radicalise audiences.  Deleatist drives the listener to rise up and be free and fills them fury and energy, to y’know just help it along.  This isn’t a song to just hear.  Deleatist makes the listener an active and empowered participant.  At it’s core it is build on integrity and values.  Get Deleatist now from Generation Graveyard’s Bandcamp.

Generation Graveyard make music to react to.  Driven by core values these songs are the work of a band with a purpose.  The fusion of styles gives Generation Graveyard’s music even more appeal.  Watch Generation Graveyard.  They are producing music that not only sounds interesting and has a purpose, but needs to be heard because it’s just good!  Click the link to GIGgle Pics to see more information and photos from a recent Canterbury gig.

Generation Graveyard on Facebook

Generation Graveyard on Bandcamp

Generation Graveyard on GIGgle Pics

David Horn

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Dakota Ruins Are Coming

Dakota Ruins

The state of Dakota lies in ruins, and the culprits are on their way here.  Only kidding, Dakota is fine.  Causing fear and paranoia by using the media, I mean who would do that.  Six individuals under the name of Dakota Ruins are on their way here however, but hopefully you’ll like it.

Dakota Ruins are a metalcore six piece from Worcestershire.  They have a wide range of influences covering Kill Switch Engage, Bring Me The Horison and even Young Guns.  Dakota Ruins are supported in their quest to conquer the nation’s ear drums by Dry Ice Promotions and Etych Bodyart .  They’ve even played with local lads Artemis Redeemer, who recently gigged with the band at The Unicorn in London.  With this support Dakota Ruins aim to bring their own brand of metalcore to a place near you.

Dakota Ruins’ brand of metalcore is like a house party drinking mix without the bad taste or risk of internal melting.  Tracks from their debut album such as Respawn bring together their influences but also show their own creativity.  Respawn pounds forward with a foreboding tone.  The vocals go from dark growls all the way through to clean vocals, giving Dakota Ruins intensity and sincerity.  Underneath this the powerful riffs and ear catching effects help to keep you more hooked as the track drives on than a teenager that’s just discovered porn.

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Making these tracks work live is important to Dakota Ruins, and the live experience is a kinetic one.  They believe in doing their music and crowds justice on stage with a big stage presence.  There’s a high chance you’ll feel moved.  You won’t laugh or cry, but you will bounce around a mosh pit.  See Dakota Ruins for yourself in June, they’ll be playing Ashford, Canterbury and Folkestone.

Get your ears around this band!  Visit their Bandcamp for a free download to tempt you and visit their Facebook to hear even more music.

Dakota Ruins on Facebook

Dakota Ruins on Bandcamp

David Horn

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 02/12/12

We liked this one a lot – even the Christmas records sounded awesome.  This is a very rare thing, bah humbug and such!  Among the great local music this week was the Live In the Living Room Christmas single.  This is a collaboration from lots of Kent artists covering Do They Know It’s Christmas?, all in the name of Meningitis awareness.  Download it here and show your support for Meningitis awareness, and get an ace version of a Christmas classic!

Listen again Friday at 6.30 for the hour again, packed full of amazing Kent bands!  Listen 24/7 for great independent music.  Here’s who we played:

Stone Kings – Crazy Again / On Facebook

Artemis Redeemer – We Are Society/ On Facebook

Third Place Victory – Arnold’s Time Machine / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Capybara / On Facebook

Adam Russell – Broke Skull / On Facebook

Ted Clark – Code Red / On Facebook

Jumbled – She Wants It All

Live in The Living Room – Do They Know It’s Christmas? / On Facebook

Down To My Last – Firework / On Facebook

ShyChlo – From a Dream to a Young Supreme / On Facebook

RBN – No Hands / On Facebook

Linkin Park – Waiting for the End (GLEN ORPHEUS’s down right nasty mix) / On Facebook

Beanie Smith of Rebirth Records – Trap Mix / On Facebook 

You stay classy!

Atlas Put The Band On Hold

Atlas have put the band on hold.  With the members of Atlas also involved in Artemis Redeemer (one of this weeks free downloads) they want to focus on this new project.  It’s not all doom and and gloom though, Atlas are going to keep their page going and the E.P they’ve made which is also yours to enjoy for free.

The band are buzzing about their new metal (not nu-metal) project Artemis Redeemer, as are many.  Look forward to big things from this band.

26/11/12: Artemis Redeemer and Fish Tank

Two big tracks for you from two amazing bands (we’ll be honest, we couldn’t decide)!

Starting things off it’s Artemis Redeemer!  A group of solid musicians, they’ve come together to make plenty of loud and awesome noises for your ears.  Artemis Redeemer are starting off big, hitting fans with a new E.P, Rumours, nearly as soon as they hit fans with themselves.  From Rumours the track Something More is doing nice things to our insides.  Loud, punishing and unrelenting this is a serious slice of metal!  It’s great.  Download it and the whole Rumours E.P here for free.

Like this?  Try Lynchpyn.

We saw the Fish Tank over the weekend and they pressed some buttons in our collective music brain, it was great!  Fish Tank make fast paced and big sounding indie music with some great lyrics.  Not only this but their E.P has a genius name, Henry.  The whole thing is all kinds of good but we kinda like Ginny.  Big group vocals start the track and a joyous guitar tone give this track a great vibe, not to mention some crashing drums.  The Henry E.P is yours again for free here, unless your feeling generous then you can give them what you think it’s worth.

If you like this try the Canadian band The Zolas.

There’s one more thing we can’t get enough off, American Rapper Kilo Kish.  Great soulful electronic backing with nice flows and words.  Check her E.P out here.