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Reviews Reading & Leeds 2021: The Kerrang! Review

The best of this weekend’s rock action from Reading & Leeds – featuring Biffy Clyro, Neck Deep, Loathe, You Me At Six, Waterparks and more…

The News Spiritbox, Gallows and more drop off Reading & Leeds line-up; festival announces replacement acts

Dinosaur Pile-Up, Loathe, Holding Absence and more have joined the Reading & Leeds 2021 line-up, replacing the likes of Gallows and Spiritbox.

Features The 17 best albums of 2021 so far

From Gojira to Weezer to Evanescence and beyond, these are albums you need to listen to from the past six months.

Features Now Hear This: Lucas Woodland on the best new pop-punk, Japanese metalcore and ugly pop

Holding Absence’s Lucas Woodland brings you the new bands you need to check out now, including ZAND, Cherry and Paledusk…

Features Now Hear This: Aaron Pauley on the best new post-hardcore, metal and emo

Of Mice & Men’s Aaron Pauley brings you the new bands you need to check out now, including Caskets, Solence and Imminence…

Features Holding Absence's Lucas Woodland: We must stop telling guys to 'man up'

Lucas Woodland has boldly opened up through Holding Absence’s music – and he encourages male listeners in particular to be honest with their struggles, too…

Features The 13 best rock and metal albums released in April 2021

From returning metal titans to brilliant young stars in the making, these were the very best album releases of April 2021

Reviews Album review: Holding Absence – The Greatest Mistake Of My Life

Welsh rockers Holding Absence explore life, love and the responsibility of artists on superb second album.

The News Holding Absence premiere stunning new single and video, In Circles

Watch Holding Absence’s dizzying, beautiful new video for In Circles.

Features Holding Absence: Mistakes, regrets, and the making of Britain’s next breakout band

The future of British rock hasn’t looked so bright in a long time – and it’s about to get a new leading light. On cinematic new album The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, Lucas Woodland and Holding Absence are laying everything on the line in a bid to capture and heal the hearts of rock’s new generation…

The News Holding Absence: “COVID underlines the fragility of everything”

Holding Absence frontman Lucas Woodland reflects on his personal trauma ahead of the band’s K! Pit stream.

The News Holding Absence: “Music should take us out of the real world, not keep us in it!”

Post-hardcore crew Holding Absence reveal uplifting new music and K! Pit show, in association with Nordic Spirit.