Nothing More vs. Royal Blood – Cage Match
First things first -- congrats are in order for Of Mice & Men, who just became the latest Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame entrant with their 'Would You Still Be There' single, which strung together five consecutive victories. With the cage now empty, it's time for two new competitors to battle it out and we're going with a pair of 2014's breakout bands.
On one side, you've got Nothing More entering the Cage Match with their breakout single 'This Is the Time (Ballast).' Led by the powerful voice of Johnny Hawkins and backed with some sonically striking rock, 'This Is the Time (Ballast)' has rocketed up the charts. Look for the band on tour with Sleepwave this summer. Dates can be found here.
As for their opponent, it's UK outfit Royal Blood with the riff-heavy rocker 'Out of the Black,' which also is a major hit at rock radio. The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher certainly generate a lot of rock for just two people, which makes the heaviness of 'Out of the Black' that much more impressive. Check out Royal Blood playing U.S. dates in July. Their full itinerary can be found at this location.
Listen to Nothing More's 'This Is the Time (Ballast)' and Royal Blood's 'Out of the Black' in the players provided. Then vote for your favorite of the two songs in the poll below.
(This Cage Match will run until July 7, at 11AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)
Nothing More, 'This Is the Time (Ballast)'
Royal Blood, 'Out of the Black'
Rules of Cage Match:
Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!