The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of metal

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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From Inside

Brit Alt-Metallers, FROM INSIDE, return with their mesmerising sophomore EP, When I’m Breathing Without You, out 14th September. The emerging foursome have also just premiered their brand new video for Before I Leave, which can be viewed here - https://youtu.be/JRkGJN4dRiU .

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KEN Mode

KEN mode share a new video for "Feathers & Lips" a new track from their seventh full-length 'Loved" which is incoming via Season Of Mist (New Damage Records in Canada) on August 31st. Directed by C Mills, the video shows the group in their element performing their raw, unfiltered music live!

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Quella

Hailing from both Brighton and Croydon, Quella write massive prog metal operas, get bored of playing them and swiftly chop them down into two-minute slices of ‘what the f*ck was that?!’

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Black Water Chemistry

South Wales metal outfit Black Water Chemistry are carving out a prominent name for themselves, loaded with their brand new EP, Return To Ashes, out on Friday 31st August. Before then, the band have released the track Return To Ashes.

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Witchsister

Hi! We're Witchsister, an all-female, all-family band of shrieking garage rock banshees. Part punk, part rock, part metal, and all powerhouse, the darkly alluring sound of our music casts spells that enrapture listeners from start to finish.

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THOU

All hail! We have announced our return with a brand new full-length album, Magus. With the impending release of Magus, the we have decided to take a different approach and release three EPs ahead of the full-length, each "are all a complete sonic departure from Magus and from and from each other..."

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Soul Attrition

Hey Punktastic, I'm releasing a solo project called Soul Attrition. The debut album, "Vashon Rain" integrates components of post-metal, grunge, sludge and alternative with a focus on pummeling riffs and haunting melodies in order to create an emotive and driving sound.

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VNDTA

VNDTA unleash an appealing blend of stout riffs, gut wrenching vocals, and unbridled passion. By taking in a glut of influences from Thy Art is Murder, through to No Doubt, VNDTA have crafted a sound that is both unique and potent. The band released their explosive new EP, Pale Glow In April.

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Raw In Sect

Greek progressive metal/rock act RAW IN SECT have unveiled the video for “Arena”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Kitro” which is slated for release on July 6th.

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They Live | We Sleep

We are They Live | We Sleep a five piece band from South Wales, a project that was created to vent some aggression and energy that would otherwise be turned inwards. The debut album Self Harm is an unrelenting 5 track clocking in at under 10 minutes

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Between The Buried And Me

Progressive metal pioneers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have released a music video for “Millions”, taken from Part I of their new conceptual, two-part, epic album “Automata” which is out now through Sumerian Records.

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Gravel Pit

Yo yo yo! We are Gravel Pit from Wiltshire! The coolest band from the most uncool county in England! We like big dirty riffs and bouncy groovin' riddims!

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Casagrande

Hello everybody, I am an italian old school thrasher based in London. People born in the seventies must listen to me!!

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Kill Pat Kill

I write on behalf of Kill Pat Kill. Everyone involved with this release wanted it to be a weird and catchy blend of various metal subgenres. The lyrics were made to sound dumb and fun on the surface but deepen the more you listen. We hope you enjoy!

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