The Unsigned Stage

A place to check out new blood for the up and coming bands out there, we give them a place here

Godsized, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

When I first heard the buzz about Godsized I automatically assumed that theirs was a brand of music that came with a major record name tagged on to it. Seems that assumption is a dangerous thing these days, but it’s testament to this four-piece that I thought otherwise.

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Everything Burns, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

With bands all over the globe hungering for a record detail, many would give their guitar strings to release a debut album produced by Mark Daghorn (Orange Goblin, Trigger The Bloodshed) and mixed by Karl Groom (Trigger The Bloodshed, DragonForce). Everything Burns’ debut album ‘Home’ has these guys on speed-dial.

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Vanity Draws Blood, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

With the hardcore block, and its many side streets, looking increasingly busy these days, new kids Vanity Draws Blood are the most recent act to take up residence there. Granted though the dual assault of vocalists Kerrie Alexander and Rob Saubole gives the band a slightly different edge, with Rob’s higher pitched tone grappling against Kerrie’s deeper screams in the kind of tactic which is slightly reminiscent of that employed by Sikth.

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Devilish Presley Interview, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

If you got all Frankenstein with the late Elvis Presley and Marc Bolan and a good dash of old-school horror to hold it together, you couldn’t get much better than Devilish Presley. Since first being hit by that bolt of lightning in 2002 by Jacqui Vixen and Johnny Navro, Devilish Presley have been making a name for themselves with their gothic glam rock n horror sound. Currently the band have four albums to their name, all self-released on their own label – November Tenth Records. As 2010 draws to a close, a year that saw bassist Pete Vincent join the line-up, Devilish Presley talk albums, tours and horror…

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Waking Theo, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

These days the trend is for music to be categorised in sub-sub-sub genres from metalcore to technical death metal to snarly-Donkey Kong stomp-gamer metal. Well maybe not that last one. But sometimes this genre labelling feels that ridiculous. So it’s refreshing to find a band that just simply ooze all there is to love about metal, like Waking Theo, who are rawer than the vegetable department of your local supermarket.

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Bespoke Union, by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

These days having a keyboard player isn’t the brown-paper-bag-isn’t-enough shame stamp that it used to be. Although they still can’t rock out that well.

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