What a year this has been - 2016 has been the year that rock music has been yearning for since the turn of the decade.
Just from bands that didn't make the final ten, we've seen stunning new British bands break through in the likes of Milk Teeth and Zoax, while the Dillinger Escape Plan signed off with a record that eclipses even their own impeccable standards.
Never before has a list changed shape and order so often, and had so many records conspicuous for their absence. These ones, however, have made the cut...
Continue reading: David Straw's Top Ten Albums Of 2016
Searle founded the band in 2004 with his twin brother Dan.
Tom Searle, the guitarist with Brighton band Architects has died aged 28 after a three year battle with cancer, his twin brother has confirmed. In a Facebook post Dan delivered the sad news, describing how his brother had battled the disease for three years, but in the last two weeks things had taken a turn for the worse.
It was all smiles at this year's Slam Dunk festival and, despite the rain, the Desperados and beer was flowing and the crowds were bouncing non-stop to 2015's incredible line-up.
As more and more bands were announced over the last few months, the anticipation was high and almost every band pulled it off with finesse, proving just why Slam Dunk is one of the country's best rock festivals.
Opening on the main stage was Set It Off. Despite all the drama that's surrounded the band over the past week with bassist Austin Kerr, the band didn't let it show when they jumped on stage and gave the performance of their life. Opening their set with 'Forever Stuck In Our Youth' and performing their other hits 'Why Worry', 'Ancient History' and more, they certainly kicked things off with a bang.
Continue reading: Slam Dunk - The Forum, Hertfordshire - May 24th 2015 Live Review
May Day Bank Holiday Festival Slam Dunk Has Announced New Acts
Slam Dunk Festival has hit a home run with its final band announcement as the May Day Bank Holiday event spans across three separate sites across the UK.
Joining You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis and The Bronx is one of the most respected modern UK metal bands, Architects.
Playing at the festival’s original home, Millennium Square in Leeds, Slam Dunk will also travel with new announcement Architects to Hatfield and Wolverhampton.
Continue reading: A Slam Dunk Of A Festival Announces Latest Bands
American Thighs was released on this day in 1994.