Biffy Clyro

Listen to Empire State Bastard’s thrashing new track ‘Tired, Naw?’

"It’s pure nightmare fuel. Sweet dreams"

Soundtrack Of My Life: Rick Astley

Singer and longtime rock and Rick-roller, anti-'Agadoo' activist

Empire State Bastard – ‘Rivers Of Heresy’ review: wonderfully weird ultraviolence from Biffy spin-off

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and Oceansize's Mike Vennart – with help from Slayer's Dave Lombardo and Bitch Falcon's Naomi Macleod – take us on a wild grindcore ride

Empire State Bastard on snaring Dave Lombardo – and taking him to Greggs and Lidl

The Biffy Clyro side-project also features the “marvellous” Naomi Macleod from Bitch Falcon

Empire State Bastard share brutal new single ‘Stutter’

Get another taster of their debut album 'Rivers Of Heresy' with some "unabridged hatred in musical form"

Empire State Bastard announce debut album ‘Rivers Of Heresy’

The first LP from Simon Neil and Mike Vennart's new project will arrive in September

Simon Neil reveals progress on new Marmaduke Duke and Tippie Toes albums

“I need to make time for my four wives,” the Biffy Clyro frontman said of his various musical side projects

Empire State Bastard: “We’re going for extremity at all costs”

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and former Oceansize man Mike Vennart tell NME how they formed their new metal outfit, what it’s like to take Dave Lombardo to Gregg’s, and how the horror of the world can only be reflected in the most extreme terms

Watch Empire State Bastard’s live ‘Harvest’ video with Dave Lombardo: “Bastards in the wild!”

It features footage captured from three of their sold-out shows