Metal Montag: Architects and Stray From The Path

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More metal mayhem from Mike T West.

Oh me, oh my – it has been bloody ages since we had a Metal Montag! We thought it was about time we dusted off the air guitar and warmed-up our invisible oranges. What better opportunity to get back into the pit than with one of our favourite Britports Architects?

The Brighton quad returned earlier in the month with their huge sounding sixth album Lost Forever // Lost Together, which is excellent and also makes us feel dead old. SIXTH ALBUM?! Recorded in Sweden with producer Henrik Udd (who also helps Bring Me The Horizon sound just as crushing), LF//LT is the sound of what living on the south coast of England would do any sane person.

Check it out…

Joining Architects are the best rap metal band since Crazy Town, Stray From The Path, along with Aussie metalcore underagers Northlane and English hardcore mob, More Than Life. If you survive the above then you are clearly made of steel. Super steel.

Please note the event has moved from Lido to C-Club and starts when the pit boss says so.


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Metal Montag: Stray From The Path

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A big Berlin BLEGH! from Mike T West.

Stray from the Path - Bledfest 2011 by mattradickal under Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

Stray from the Path – Bledfest 2011 by mattradickal under Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

The last time überlin witnessed Long Island alt-hardcore genre-benders Stray From The Path was in early 2012 alongside the ever-excellent Norma Jean and The Chariot. Cue memories of changing underwear due to a constant barrage of dirty bass drops :D Now these extreme noiseniks are back to slap another big wet BLEGH! in your ear cake.

What is BLEGH? Well music scum, BLEGH! is a vocal gimmick normally deployed before or during any average metal breakdown, first made popular by New York hardcore grandads Agnostic Front and Connecticut crossover legends Hatebreed. Used as frequently as any generic metalcore “Oh!” or death metal “Ergh!”, imagine the sound of a ten foot tiger coughing up a barbwire furball of unpleasant mouth-gore.

Oh and it is really bloody cool! If you don’t believe me, then here is a good example of a clear yet snotty BLEGH! which ÜBlegh gives 5 out of 7 on the BLEGH!-o-meter.

(And look, the bassist is wearing his hood up! Mega.)

Fast forward to tomorrow night and Stray From The Path are back with long time touring cousins, The Ghost Inside and Deez Nuts (eugh). Having spent over a decade refining their unpredictable yet utterly precise take on metalcore, SFTP combine political lyrics with a predilection for lighthouses… Having earned their chops supporting veterans such as Every Time I Die, Terror and Norma Jean 2011 saw them release their sixth blistering full-length, Rising Sun – 32 minutes of heavy, angry rapcore* magic sliced into eleven nuggets of liquid BLEGH!

Bring a nappy.


Exclusive “I BLEGH! überlin” t-shirts on sale soon.

Stray From The Path play C-Club, Columbiadamm 9-11, 10965 Berlin tomorrow tonight from 8pm. BLEGH!

*Yes, I said rapcore.

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