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Mad-Era – ElectricMegaBlack (S/R)

Spanish trio Mad-Era hail from Torrelodones, Madrid and they seem to be causing a bit of a stir with their latest release ‘ElectricMegaBlack’. With praise and intrigue coming in from several places, the groove orientated heavy metal trio seem to… Continue Reading →

Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits (Spinefarm)

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society genuinely need no introduction, so for just about as long as it takes to type that opening sentence, plus the additional line – Grimmest Hits is BLS’s tenth studio album, the opening track has… Continue Reading →

Skaarv – S/T (Kelp Forest Records)

Taking inspiration from the natural fury of their country’s coastline, Norway’s Skaarv have released their first full length album following on from 2015’s “Seed Of Justice” EP. The band have managed to secure some decent live support slots including Audrey… Continue Reading →

Broken Hand Charity – Gotterdammerung (S/R)

Danish outfit, Broken Hand Charity have been kicking about since 2008 and have always done their own thing their own way. Currently in the middle of recruiting for a drummer and a bassist, the Danish alternative rock outfit have a… Continue Reading →

Blessed Hellride – Bastards And Outlaws (Rodeostar/SPV)

Named after a Black Label Society album, with a list of likes including Clutch, Texas Hippie Collective, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jack Daniels, more cut-offs than seven seasons of Sons Of Anarchy and nary a naked chin in sight, German band… Continue Reading →

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 – Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 3

SUNDAY 9 August: My Sunday could be described as a lazy one. Looking back at it, I only had six bands to see, and the best bit was, I didn’t have to even get into the arena until the early… Continue Reading →

Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band – Black Power Flower (Napalm)

When it comes to musical know-how, you can bet your bottom dollar that Brant Bjork (Ex-Kyuss, Vista Chino) has done it, been there, and bought the t-shirt. So if he decides he wants his music to get heavy then you… Continue Reading →

Hellion Rising – Eight of Swords (S/R)

Geordie metallers Hellion Rising have been kicking around since 2012 and at first, given the name of the band, I as many who haven’t heard of the band before may be forgiven that they are a death metal band. How… Continue Reading →

Anti-Mortem – New Southern (Nuclear Blast)

  I reckon Nuclear Blast think they’ve found a band who have inhabited a small gap in the Metal market – it is their job after all, but they might just be right. It’s probably a sound that only a… Continue Reading →

Beissert – Darkness: Devil: Death (Agonia Records)

It has taken me a while to put down my thoughts on this release as it is one of those albums where your opinion changes with every listening session; it is a very busy album with lots of influences included… Continue Reading →

Texas Hippie Coalition – Peacemaker (Carved Records)

Well howdy and welcome to the Lone Star State, y’all. If you’re into guns and Stetsons, cowboys and whisky, then you’re gonna just love Texas Hippie Coalition. THC’s frontman Big Dad Ritch has said “We want the people that love… Continue Reading →

Prong – Carved Into Stone (Long Branch Records)

In the late 80s and early 90s crossover music sprang up all over the place and then died, at the time, once the bands realised that making actual thrash was better anyway or that true hardcore was a better way… Continue Reading →

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