A Silverchair Covers Album Is Being Made By Bands Such As Northlane, In Hearts Wake, The Amity Afliction And Many More

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Silverchair’s second album Freakshow comes a heavily anticipated covers album entitled Spawn Again featuring some of the best bands in the Australian Metal scene such as; The Amity Affliction, Tonight Alive, Northlane and many more.

The first single to come from this cover’s album is Northlane’s version of Anthem For The Year 2000. Guitarist John Deiley said to Australian music site themusic.com:

Anthem For The Year 2000 was the first Silverchair song I ever heard.

“To me as a young kid, it was intense and heavy and it wasn’t til a few years later that I really began to appreciate the impact their music had on me at an early age.

“I think Australia’s love for Silverchair runs deep and their influence on Australian music is still felt today. There’s very few bands who can bring together artists to celebrate their work, and Silverchair is one of them.”

Spawn Again: A Tribute To Silverchair is scheduled for release on 17th November via UNFD Records.

Tracklist:
1. The Amity Affliction – Tomorrow
2. Void of Vision – Israel’s Son
3. In Hearts Wake – Freak
4. The Brave – Cemetery
5. Northlane – Anthem For The Year 2000
6. Hands Like Houses – Ana’s Song (Open Fire)
7. Ocean Grove – Spawn (Again)
8. Storm The Sky – Emotion Sickness
9. Tonight Alive – Without You
10. Columbus – Straight Lines

NORTHLANE ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR FOR UK & EUROPE

Northlane have today announced The Mesmer World Tour: UK & Europe with support coming from Erra, Invent, Animate and Ocean Grove.

23 NOVEMBER HAMBURG Markthalle

24 NOVEMBER EINDHOVEN Dynamo

25 NOVEMBER LONDON Electric Ballroom

26 NOVEMBER MANCHESTER Academy 2

27 NOVEMBER GLASGOW Garage

28 NOVEMBER BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 2

29 NOVEMBER LEEDS Stylus

30 NOVEMBER BRISTOL Marble Factory

1 DECEMBER NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

3 DECEMBER COPENHAGEN Vega

4 DECEMBER GOTHENBURG Sticky Fingers

6 DECEMBER BERLIN Bi Nuu

7 DECEMBER LEIPZIG Conne Island

8 DECEMBER KOLN Essigfabrik

9 DECEMBER NURNBERG Z-Bau

10 DECEMBER WIEN Flex

12 DECEMBER MILAN Legend Club

13 DECEMBER MUNICH Backstage

14 DECEMBER ZURICH Dynamo

15 DECEMBER LYON Ninkasi Kao

16 DECEMBER PARIS Petit Bain

 

Ocean Grove – The Rhapsody Tapes [REVIEW]

Giving you a taste of the weird and wonderful are Ocean Grove who are looking to push the envelope a lot more. With their first few EP’s help span their earlier notes of their career, ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ is looking to boost out from the cobwebs and show off their maturity in spades.

After the intro that sets you up for a whirlwind of unexpectancy, you get thrown into the very punk filled track ‘Beers’, giving you a lot more modern flavour with a post hardcore twinge within it. The track doesn’t let up for one second as you are dealt with a barrage of non stop sound and a very decent production that will get you smiling. Going straight into some that might be unbeknownst to your knowledge of the band, ‘Thunderdome’ goes on a more softer route with a harsher tone on some of the singing parts, making it sound much more raw and intense. Already from the first three tracks you are being shown a very versatile side of the group and it works in their favour. Whilst it can feel a bit brash at times, they’re making sure that they stay in your head, whether it be for positive or negative reasons.

As the record moves on, it has that sense of nu metal/modern metal within its walls in the mindset of the bass being heightened a lot more and the vocals having a bit more structure and hip hop tenacity laced within their groundwork, with tracks such as ‘Intimate Alien’ that provide the album with a nice bounce before having a very Nirvana-esque feeling with ‘The Wrong Way’ due to the more simplistic guitar structure and the repetitive lyric structure that can be somewhat present and is one of the highlights of the record for the middle bracer. This album isn’t afraid to be out there in its approach and when you go further into the list and go into the more rap centric electronic songs such as ‘Slow Soap Soak’ and ‘From Dalight’, it has a way of breaking itself up into sections that gives everyone something they want. Whether you have the hardcore punk influences raining down from ‘These Boys Light Fires’ to the ever so metalcore flavoured ‘tratosphere Love’ and the booming guitar and drum sounds that crash through the speakers, give this album that much added breath of fresh air.

If you could equate this album into another, it would be the modern day ‘Chocolate Starfish & Hot Dog Flavoured Water’ by Limp Bizkit. It gives you something weirdly fresh and exciting whilst also taking on lives of many other bands and genres you enjoy, culminating in a record that will be seen as a great benchmark for pushing yourself musically. It might confuse you at first, but after the next few listens you will definitely be on the hype train!