Within The Ruins & Guests – Live @ Mama Roux, Birmingham (30/11/16)

Bringing something technical, something completely heavy and a touch of the metalcore, Within The Ruins brought a nice and flavourful lineup to Mama Roux’s in Birmingham to show off what some of the best of the USA has to offer!


Opening up first was the four piece metalcore group who slammed the accelerator down straight away with their bouncy riffs and aggressive verses which, to the small crowd, has people bobbing away and enjoying what they bring to the table. Their drummer wins the award for being the most inventive with his playing, doing arm curls with the hi hat during a songs closing breakdown whilst Sean Mcculloch’s vocals transcend through the speakers. Whilst it might have felt much more flowing with a lineup of bands like Bury Tomorrow and Fit For A King, the quartet showed people a bit of diversity and gained themselves a few more fans.

Rating: 4/5


Up next brought the disgusting side of heavy with Pennsylvania showing off just how destructive they can get. With old tracks like ‘The Box’ and ‘Warpath’ making your doubts about whether new vocalist John Robert C. can hit it like the past vocalist fly straight out the window. The hardcore/beatdown crowd came into full effect once the slam-like qualities of their breakdowns came into fruition as well as newer songs ‘Bloodlust’ ringing just as true as it does on the record. ‘Little Black Line’ shows off Wyatt McLaughlin’s cleans to a great point and the sound of the whole instrumentation, as well as the vocalist, protruded from the speakers to an amazing extent. A flawless set and a band to keep an eye on for next year.

Rating: 5/5


There was definite excitement for this next band coming up and they weren’t wrong. The guitars and drums came through as crisp as anything and the tracks, old and new, showed off in the best way. There were parts where the vocals sounded a bit muffled through the speakers during parts where he was speaking to the crowd, so it took out of the moment in some cases, but during tracks such as ‘Flatlining’ from their Depression Sessions split as well as ‘Absolute Hope Absolute Hell’ being shown off to the well receiving crowd, this showed off something great that deathcore has to offer, as well as showing different sides to the band you might not be used to seeing.

Rating: 4/5


Bringing the show to a close is the technically gifted four piece who, with a career defining set, know how to give fans of every era something they will definitely enjoy. Wether it be from their 2010 effort ‘Invade’ all the way up to tracks from their latest release of 2014’s ‘Phenomena’, it shows the band has something incredible in their tanks with Joe Cocchi’s guitar playing being the stand out of the entire night, watching the hands just work all over the neck. With songs such as ‘Feeding Frenzy’ bringing passion and technicality whilst ‘Gods Amongst Men’ adds speed to the equation, their entire time on stage was met with dropped jaws and banging heads. It was just a shame there wasn’t enough people there to witness such an electric display of instrumentation and performance.

Rating: 4.5/5

Within The Ruins Release New Single

Within The Ruinsbased in Massachusetts, have released their new single Death Of The Rockstar exclusively via Revolver Magazine. Their new album, Halfway Human, is due to be released via Longbranch/SPV on 3rd March 2017.

Within The Ruins will be touring with Fit For An Autopsy, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Phinehas.

28.11.16 – Plymouth The Hub
29.11.16 – London Boston Music Room
30.11.16 – Birmingham Mama Roux
01.12.16 – Glasgow G2
02.12.16 – Sheffield Corporation

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life release new song/video ‘Little Black Line’

As the band have progressed further and further, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life seem to be hitting a very big stride now with this new album coming out on October 21st. With just over a week until release, they’ve dropped a new song titled ‘Little Black Line‘ to give you a taste of their clean vocals and groove prowess below.

They will be coming over to the EU/UK for the first time ever with Within The Ruins and more. Check out the full lineup and dates below for more information.


Seeker releases music video for ‘Loss’

Angry, angry music is sometimes the best music and that case can be proven with Seeker. With one of the most simpler songs that could be written by an artist, this band manages to add so much sadistic aggression towards it that you’d feel obligated to punch things during the entire duration of the track. Check out the song ‘Loss‘ below!

The song comes from the album of the same name, set for a release of October 14th via Victory Records. As well as this they will be touring select dates with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life across USA, which you can see their dates below!

10/15 – Ringgold, GA Cloud Springs Deli
10/16 – Columbus, GA The Estate
10/18 – Jacksonville, FL Nighthawks
10/19 – Biloxi, MS Zeppelins Pizzeria
10/20 – Houston, TX BFE Rock Club
10/21 – Dallas, TX So What?! Music Festival (w/ Hatebreed)
10/22 – Austin, TX Texas Revolution Festival (w/ Hatebreed)
11/5 – Salt Lake City, UT The Loading Dock
11/6 – Denver, CO City Hall
11/7 – Wichita, KS Rock Island Live
11/8 – Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
11/9 – La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
11/10 – Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
11/11 – Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew
11/12 – Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
11/13 – Lakewood, OH The Foundry

Within The Ruins Announce European Tour

American death-core band Within The Ruins have announced a tour across Europe which will span from November 26th to December 18th respectively.

The tour also sees Fit For An Autopsy, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Phinehas on the bill; making it one of the deathcore/metalcore tours of the year.

In regards to the tour Within The Ruins guitarist Joel Cocchi said:

“After nearly six months of writing and recording it’s time to get back out on the road! We’ve put together a great tour package with a bunch of good friends. It’s going to be heavy and classy. Come out to hear some new tunes and support metal”

The Massachusetts deathcore band are said to have taken a different formula when writing their fifth full LP, which is due out in early 2017 with Cocchi claiming:

“We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we’d rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And it had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding”.

The full tour dates are as follows:

26.11.16 DE Freiburg Crash
27.11.16 NL Eindhoven Dynamo
28.11.16 UK Plymouth The Hub
29.11.16 UK London Boston Music Room
30.11.16 UK Birmingham Mama Roux
01.12.16 UK Glasgow G2
02.12.16 UK Sheffield Corporation
04.12.16 NL Haarlem Patronaat
05.12.16 DE Hamburg Hafenklang
06.12.16 DE Weinheim Cafe Central
07.12.16 BE Liege Reflektor
08.12.16 DE Dessau Beat Club
09.12.16 DE Dresden Konk Club w/o PHINEHAS
10.12.16 CZ Prague Nová Chmelnice
11.12.16 AT Graz Explosiv
12.12.16 DE München Backstage
13.12.16 CH Aarau Kiff
14.12.16 AT Wien Viper Room
15.12.16 IT Goriza TBA
16.12.16 IT Milan Circolo Svolta
17.12.16 DE Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof
18.12.16 DE Oberhausen Kulttempel