Icelandic band Legend will release their sophomore album "Midnight Champion" on October 13, 2017 via Artoffact Records! Pre-orders are available now at iTunes, where you get the track 'Captive' and 'Frostbite' as an instant grat song, and Bandcamp.
Today the band has released the second single from the album entitled 'Frostbite'. Check out the exclusive premiere HERE courtesy of Sonic Seducer
Listen to the song 'Captive' HERE!
The new record takes off from where the dark synth stylings of Fearless left off, with each song taking the listener into a seemingly different universe from the song before it. From moody, introspective (post)-rock, to dancefloor-worthy hits, to riffing metal-oriented tracks that show off Krummi's peerless voice, Midnight Champion is not simply a sequel to Fearless; it exceeds it in every way, making good on the promise that that first record was, as Krummi once said in an interview, "only the beginning."
Midnight Champion features stunning art which was specially commissioned from Branca Studio (Danko Jones, Pentagram, Black Dahlia Murder, Swans) and was recorded in Iceland at Studio Neptunus and Unstudios.
The album is available worldwide October 13, 2017 on Artoffact Records as a double vinyl pressed on special cream colour (black also available), as well as CD digipak and a special edition cassette. Head over to THIS location to see bundle options.
RAYLEIGH BOTB - 19/8/11 - FAINT YOUNG SUN, FREE A.M, IT KILLED HARPER, ALL FOR YOU, SOME WERE SATELLITES
FAINT YOUNG SUN - WICKFORD - POST HARDCORE / POWER POP
Wickford crew Faint Young Sun brought the armored sounds of Post-Hardcore / Soft Rock with the sauces of breakdown HP, funk-out Ketchup and Heinz 666. This is their first time they played their as of yet untitled song, with the fruitiest of breakdowns bearing a apple and cream of the crop, in tandem with a rotten pear in relation to a steamed out drummer. None the less they brought their 'A' game with them, whipping in a formidable ballistic missile of unprecedented audible sound-waves, echoing their name in their own sound of which is incomparable to other bands. Wild Wickford wizardry whips whirlwinds of wondrous wreckage around to calm the anti-carnage which seems to have stalled the crowd, but for Faint Young Sun, they may as well have won the hearts over on this one.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
FREE A.M. - ASHINGDON - PUNK ROCK
Sounding like a estranged mix of acute pop / post-punk rock this band have a screechy vocalist, but with that sounds the sensational audio noise of punk being booted out from the speakers. This is the sort of band that ups the ante from recording to live performances, whilst the guitar strumming is synchronous and the solo was insanely mental, this band brought in a party / funk feel and raised the poker stakes in that heat of the Rayleigh Battle of the Bands, musically they are similar to that of Sum 41 and Madina Lake. Free A.M. are a band bringing back the old traditional foundations of Punk Rock found in The Who, Sex Pistols and The Clash. Free A.M. however made their own sound and something new, just old roots are used as a foundation for this.
 RHYS STEVENSON
IT KILLED HARPER - SOUTHEND - PUNK ROCK / METAL
This quartet unleash a torrential downpour of rock infused hardcore or so it would seem as their genre seems to be somewhat undetectable in it's easiest form, however the music itself is a semi-whitewash, coming from a progressive influence by embedding it on a watered down version of hardcore. Creating eccentric solo's, outrageous riffs and a hellbender humdinger of a matrix-cocktail from which involves mixing both rock and metal into the musical cookery pot and brewing something sensationally non-comprehensive in it's penultimate stage. It Killed Harper burdened a decent stage presence, but sadly they were the least promising of the night. There is a long way for these chaps to go before they can think of making something sound-breaking or record breaking. They brim with potential but lacked on the harnessing of the power and enthusiasm they tried giving.
 RHYS STEVENSON
ALL FOR YOU - WICKFORD - POP PUNK / HARDCORE
Armed with a female vocalist, bringing more than a Pop Rock sound to the stage All For You delivers a sound that sounds far better than Paramore meeting Rolo Tomassi and The Pretty Reckless in one hit. The vocalist's vocals are left unchallenged, being one of unique sound and different to modern female-fronted bands. All For You is one of those bands that should easily be on Kerrang Radio and in Kerrang Magazine under the 'soft rock' tag, however they caused a rapture of which unleashed a chasm of interlinking musical craftsmanship with the underbelly of a meshed collection of Pop Rock, Riot Grrl and utmost intellect. Whilst the dress style clearly reflects a Post-Punk image, the music does the talking, ripping up a parallel streak of notes to awaken any nearby graveyards, so whilst the dead lay waiting to be awaken (no pun on the Swindon Metal band) by a band with enough explosive sound to challenge the British Army, the living are always awake, but in this case stand emotionally attached to this band's music. Definitely a band to watch out for, one of the more promising bands from the Essex music scene and definitely Kerrang material for sure, what with having the guts to do a cover of Jessie J's 'do it like a dude', this made JJ look like a poseur in music.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
SOME WERE SATELLITES - ESSEX - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Climaxing on the vibes of Post-Punk / Hardcore is The Satellites, a quintet with more stomach-churning power than the Saw 'goreology'. But that's a little bit of a non-intellectual statement, in mere sincerity this band have a sack of balls more than ball sacks (no rude pun intended, unless you think that way), sounding similar to Enter Shikari munus the trance music, this quintet finalises a night full of ups, downs and the wide array of genres that have been exerted this night - even if the crowd resembled a home match of a local non-league football match. Even if they had a bout of trouble with the drums and a pun-after-pun sexual-related verbatim, this is a band with MTV stamped on their backside and a record label deal possibly in sight, mixing the best of soft popcore with hard hardcore. The Satellites are a promising upcoming band that could grab Kerrang's attention, all that's left to say is watch this band closely.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
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