Empire State Bastard front the September 2023 edition of Upset, out now.
First mentioned as a name in interviews over a decade ago, it was a chance encounter with a well-known right-wing ne'er-do-well that lit a fire which - years later - has helped result in a seismic tribute to metal music in all its varying guises. Simon Neil and Mike Vennart are taking no prisoners with their new project. Nor should they. We're delighted to shout about it with them from this month's cover feature.
Elsewhere this month, we're down at 2000trees for all the action, plus new features with Hot Milk, Holding Absence, Movements, Spanish Love Songs, Be Your Own Pet, Speedy Ortiz, Magnolia Park and loads more