The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Metal

Mystic Speed

by Sick Again

Hey! My brother and I always had plans to start a band. The right time finally arrived, so we wrote an album in west Cornwall before going to the US to record it. We recently added our pal Charlie in on bass, and now it’s time to play! (Members of Goodtime Boys, Gnarwolves, No Omega, Goldeneye)

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Necrodancer

by Nocturne Wulf

NOCTURNE WULF have engineered a sound that calls upon the ferocious drive of Slayer, underpinned by the mastery of Iron Maiden. NOCTURNE WULF release their self-titled new album, on Friday 19th July. The band have just dropped a new track, Necrodancer - https://youtu.be/KQeLV_---us

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CECILIA

Queer band from London/Brazil/Spain/Mauritius trying to restore the metal.

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SV & the Eruptions

We are Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions, this is a track from our NEW album DOUBLE BASTARD due out on June 21st, thanks for checking us out! YES!

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CREATURE

"Witch's Grip is a metaphor for the feeling of isolation, anxiety and confusion a person can feel at their lowest". Taken from forthcoming EP HEX due 3rd May on Grey Ghost Records

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Jordan Sheffield

Mantis is taken from Jordan Sheffield's debut The Spectre; a body of work which sees the multi-instrumentalist explore the lengths contemporary metal can reach. His melodic riffs prove that emotion can be carried through more than just lyrics and create the concept of intricate easy-listening metal.

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Nuvolascura

We feature members from SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Letters To Catalonia, Ghost Spirit, Heritage Unit and Curtains, and have attempted to create a record so dense and simultaneously so bizarringly complex that you'll need a ton of listens to catch everything. We dabble in some melodic moments...some...

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Efreeti

Hey, we're Efreeti, a black / death metal band from Norway. We've recently revealed our music video for single “Its Inner Pain”, and we really hope you'll like it. Our next album will be out on March 8th. Save the date! :)

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House Of Hatchets

HOUSE OF HATCHETS have been pricking ears and making waves with their immensely electrifying sound that brings to mind everyone from Killswitch Engage, Slipknot and Deftones to Funeral for a Friend. The irrepressible riff merchants have just unveiled a new video, Burn - https://youtu.be/k5CMyZiWRdY

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My Immortal Enemy

From the ashes of Epitaph Records I Am Ghost comes a new project led by vocalist Steven Juliano. The group took a year to write and record, 'AKUMA', 13 soaring rock anthems

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SHATTERED KNEES

We’re Shattered Knees from Hertfordshire. We play a style of hardcore infused metal that is aggressive and honest - it’s heavy sauce. The ‘MERCY’ EP is our very first release, but we have plenty to come in early 2019. This is lo-fi hardcore for the WiFi generation.

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Port Noir

Port Noir are Love Andersson (bass, vocals), AW Wiberg (drums) and Andreas Hollstrand (guitar, keys and backing vocals) formed in 2011. During the years they’ve toured and played extensively through Europe supporting In Flames, Pain of Salvation, and Karnivool.

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Inhalants

We're a Toronto four-piece that tie punk/rock/hardcore on our 10-track debut. In the first track alone you'll find punk, hardcore, sass, screaming, solos and rock, as well as some synth. Ferocious, eclectic and fun, something for any punk/hardcore fan with a taste for adventure and experimentation.

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Ottoman

We are a rock band from Reykjavík Iceland who have spent a great deal of effort shovelling as much groove as we possibly can into our music. Our fan base has been completely built on word to mouth and this is our first foray into releasing music to the public.

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Pale Drone

Dark/sludge/doom/hardcore. Members of New Day Rising & Boys Night Out. The band is self releasing a two song EP on 7inch vinyl on Old God Records. Blacktop Records will be releasing the new EP plus the band unreleased 4 song demo on a limited edition cassette.

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I Fight Bears

South Wales metal beasts I FIGHT BEARS hurl out juggernaut riffage, imposing vocals, and thunderous beats. The alluring crew release a surprising and fascinating rendition of Spandau Ballet’s song, Gold, on Friday 16th November.

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99%COBRA

A brief bio of us, we are a three piece experimental metal band whose primary aim is to do what we want. This attitude can be observed in our hectic live performance which has already seen us play with the likes of Palm Reader & Astroid Boys

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Taken By The Tide

Following their performance at Tech-Fest and the release of "Moloch" last month, Nottingham progressive metallers Taken By The Tide are keeping the heat on with the release of a second video from their upcoming EP "Revenge", due for release on 3rd August.

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C.O.F.F.I.N.

Children Of Finland Fighting In Norway formed in 2005 on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, since then we have been playing non-stop across Australia and several DIY tours of Europe, America and Asia. Our 4th release "Piss~Up" is finally out (June 2018). We hope you like it,.

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Chelsea Wolfe

Hey guys!! To celebrate my incoming EU tour, I am sending out my new video for "The Culling" taken from the album Hiss Spun ENJOY!

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