Ill Communication is a new monthly night dedicated to uncompromising alternative music. The launch party, on Saturday 22nd July, is a free-entry special showcasing some of the finest in heaviness



REINVENTING THE CHAOS.. Dead Harts have been a staple in the hardcore metal community since early 2010s. Dead Harts took a hiatus in 2017 after..

Two albums released on Transcend Music & Distort, countless tours spanning across UK, Europe and Russia supporting the likes of Beartooth, Stray From The Path, While She Sleeps, The Devil Wears Prada, Bury Tomorrow and festival appearances at Download, Slamdunk, Hit The Deck, Tramlines, Ghostfest, 2000 Trees.

Dead Harts returned in 2021 after suffering the loss of their life long friend and long term drummer Anthony Allen, to play a sold out memorial show at Sheffield Leadmill.

Re-releasing the singles Feight and Tired Of Living, the last tracks that Ant performed on with the band. Dead Harts are back to take the world on head first once again..



Air Drawn Dagger are an Electro-Emo, Angst-Pop collective. Frequently receiving rave reviews and comparisons from My Chemical Romance to Paramore, Air Drawn Dagger hit you with huge pop hooks, melancholic guitars, and earnest emotion.
The name Air Drawn Dagger comes from Macbeth as it is a “characterisation of an emotional outburst”. Guitarist Lewis & Vocalist Maisie began writing songs in the back of a Cake Shop in Sheffield before they cut their teeth winning over diverse crowds, from old punks at Hardcore shows to young couples in Tapas restaurants. Their debut release received heavy support from BBC Introducing and overwhelming praise from the underground press such as Hit The Floor, Mosh & Punktastic. Within their first formative years, Air Drawn Dagger embarked on extensive national tours, appearing across numerous festivals, and building a rabid fanbase along the way, self-proclaimed The Church of Dagger.

With a DIY North American Tour under their belt, the UK band have been building a universe through their music videos, publishing their debut Zine and selling out shows. ‘The Séance Season Mixtape’ features singles, remixes and collaborations with Kid Bookie (Corey Taylor of Slipknot), Missledz (BBC Radio 1) as well as UK bands such as Wolf Culture and As Sirens Fall and visuals by Aaran Mckenzie of While She Sleeps. This release blends genres and acts as a mission statement. A musical manifesto. Air Drawn Dagger have embraced not fitting in, which resonates with their fan base and has built an organic community. The genre-melting ensemble use gigs as a space to welcome those that don’t belong anywhere else, and to celebrate the darker side of people; in one big therapeutic party. This year alone, the 3-piece have played sold-out shows with Millie Manders and The Shutup and recorded a new EP with Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) with much more on the way…



All sharing the same love for real honest melodic hardcore HELL CAN WAIT aim to honour the passion that the scene had in the 2000s, pulling at the nostalg-heartstrings while bringing a fresh sound to the genre. Forming in 2021 during the pandemic the 5 piece from Brighton worked relentlessly perfecting an energetic live set to truly leave their mark with raw, heartfelt lyrics, a harsh emotive vocal performance, their relentless drums and pushing on mo guitar lines that culminate to create a sonically sombre, yet beautiful experience of hope.

With ample experience in previous touring bands, HW wasted no time booking into The Ranch Production House in March 2021 recording their debut LOVE. LOSS. HOPE. FEAR. EP that released on November Sth 2021 on 12″ vinyl via GENET Records, digipack CD and cassette tape through Engineer Records and Stick To The Core respectively.

Releasing two stand-alone singles Mother Mercy & Regression in 2022 accompanied by two thought provoking videos, HW show no signs of slowing down. Beginning 2023 in the studio with Sam Bloor @ Lower Lane Studios, HCW will release 5 singles throughout 2023 in an intense release schedule with paid press campaigns for each, before heading back into the studio in September 2023 to begin work on their debut full length record.



TORN BETWEEN were founded in the depths of 2022. A way to channel the anger and frustration of physical and mental not-so-metaphorical incarceration. The Sheffield Heavy Hardcore 5-piece were quick off the mark to release their debut single INSOLVENT (Recorded at Holy Rock Studios, Produced by Oliver Kenny, Mastered by Ste Kerry) in March 2022. August saw the release of the debut EP VICIOUS CYCLE (Recorded at Holy Rock Studios, Produced by Oliver Kenny, Mastered by Ste Kerry).

Live shows supporting DROPOUT KINGS and HARBINGER soon followed as the band were quick to follow up their recorded offerings on the live circuit. The upcoming singles UNAPPROACHABLE and DUNGEON DWELLER (Recorded at Treehouse Studio, Engineered and Produced by Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, Machine Head, While She Sleeps), Mastered by Ste Kerry) due out Spring 2023 show a heavier direction and progression.

“High-speed chaos… it’s full-throttle anarchy. This track has a real bite to it – sludgy one minute, thrashy the next. Mosh pit-ready from the first drum fill, it’s absolutely filthy, completely vicious and I love it. Like the demonic love-child of Malevolence and Cancer Bats” – Christian Carlisle, BBC Music Introducing in Sheffield, on ‘Arm The Weak’



5 piece metal band, formed in Sheffield 2020. FFO Bleed From Within, Lamb Of God, Malevolence, Trivium



Brazenly loud and intoxicatingly infectious songwriting, Ten Eighty Trees have blossomed into one of the most vivacious bands on the UK rock scene since their inception. Exploring the human condition through their cathartic riff heavy Alt-Rock anthems, The Trees are “The Kick” that you need to break loose from the overwhelming pace of modern living.

Having previously performed at sell out shows up and down the country, the band have also featured on prestigious festival line ups such as Stockton Calling, Generator Live and Tramlines Fringe amongst others, performing with the likes of We Are Scientists, Sick Joy, Avalanche Party and Bob Vylan. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson has also proved to be a fan of Ten Eighty Tree’s rock maximalism having recently dropped the band’s latest single Running Back 2 U on his BBC Introducing shows on the station.

FFO: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Reuben, Foo Fighters



An expert in all things heavy, DJ Liam Walton has quickly gained the name as one of Sheffields most exciting alternative DJs. From the hard hitting metal anthems that will leave you wanting to hit the pit, to the singalong rock classics you forgot you loved, Liam will be playing them all! 

Book your taxis late ‘cos we’re having a big after-party blowout.


Yellow Arch Studios 30-36 Burton Rd
Sheffield S3 8BX
22nd July 2023 - 5:30 pm
Yellow Arch Studios
Age Restrictions: 16+ with adult, 18+ after 11pm
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