The 50 best albums of 2023
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2023.
The metalcore mob's sixth full-length is set for release on April 3 via Music For Nations/Sony, with the team behind it consisting of SikTh guitarist Dan Weller on production duties, plus Adam 'Nolly' Getgood and Ermin Hamidovic on mixing and mastering.
“This album is for me as well as for the fans,” explains frontman Dani Winter-Bates. “It was a cathartic process to address some of the darkest moments I’ve had in my life. For some people it’ll be a hard listen. But I thought I have to do this, if I’m going to go in, I’m going to go in. I’m not doing something half arsed. There is nothing lyrically I would change on this entire album.
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“I wanted to live by my words,” he continues. “I talk to people about normalising mental health, so how can I write an album where I’m not talking about mental health? The normalisation of mental health is what saves lives. I want people to see the light in the dark. If they delve into that they can find solace in the discussion, the normalisation, the positive action by discussing this.”
As for the title, he adds: “The term Cannibal refers to being eaten away by your own thoughts but also eaten away by other humans. We’re not kind to ourselves, let alone kind to each other.”
Watch Bury Tomorrow's new video for Cannibal below:
Pre-order Cannibal at this link, and check out the full tracklist:
3. The Grey (VIXI)
5. Better Below
6. The Agonist
8. Gods & Machines
9. Voice & Truth
10. Cold Sleep
11. Dark Infinite
Hourglass is the latest cut from Normandie’s forthcoming album, Dopamine, about a terrible age in which humans can no longer feel anything normally.
On Saturday night, While She Sleeps hit Ally Pally with Bury Tomorrow and Polaris for one of the most thrilling heavy shows of the year. This is what it looked like…
While She Sleeps and Bury Tomorrow have been big lads of British metal for well over a decade. They’ve also been kindred spirits from the beginning. As they prepare to hit Ally Pally together, Loz Taylor and Dani Winter-Bates look back at their roots, touring in illegally tricked-out vans, defying death onstage, and how they’re going to make the London mega-show a night to remember…
Bury Tomorrow will be touring their 2023 album The Seventh Sun early next year, and they’re bringing along We Came As Romans and Kingdom Of Giants.
In the new issue of Kerrang!, we explore the past, present and future of the mighty Sleep Token, with a brand-new photoshoot and long-lost communications with the faceless entities themselves…
To mark the release of The Seventh Sun, we hosted a very special playback party with Bury Tomorrow and 100 of their biggest fans, and it was an absolute blast! Take a look for yourself…