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Vintage Caravan – Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Formidable: that’s an interesting word. Fans of heavy music know that one of the finest attributes is the respect paid to the originators of the style. Sometimes the influences overshadow the originality and we slide into “retro” territory. Then bands… Continue Reading →

Mos Generator – Shadowlands (Listenable Records)

It was 2016 when the mighty Mos Generator released the excellent ‘Abyssinia’, an album that rode high in my top 10 of the year, and has been regularly spun ever since. To support that particular release the band pounded the… Continue Reading →

Onyric Joy – Tales From The First Light (MMMmusic)

As ever, one of the great joys of this reviewing lark is hearing bands that I’d be unlikely to encounter with my normal random sweeps though the potential musical goldmine that is the internet, and having recently had helpings of… Continue Reading →

Spirit Adrift – Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)

Hailing from Arizona, Spirit Adrift are still a very fresh prospect having formed in 2015. “Curse Of Conception” represents the band’s second full length release, showcasing a mix of influences that draw on many big names and will likely please… Continue Reading →

Tytan – Justice Served (High Roller Records)

After witnessing a few live shows since their re-emergence, Tytan are more than your typical NWOBHM band. Their debut album may have come out a couple of years too late to be heralded as a major force in the original… Continue Reading →

1000 Mods – Repeated Exposure To… (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

Greece seems to have a talent pool of stoner inspired bands. 1000 Mods sit happily amongst them and new album, “Repeated Exposure To…” is a continuation of the band’s growing output. Having supported bands like Graveyard, The Black Keys and… Continue Reading →

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Keep It Greasy! (Rise Above)

According to historical record Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell was a highly decorated 17th Century British naval officer, parliamentarian for Rochester, Commissioner of the Sewers with a duty to the upkeep of the banks of the River Thames, and following his… Continue Reading →

Svvamp – S/T (RidingEasy Records)

Sweden has been a notable player in dishing up quality retro rock bands. Graveyard and Horisont leap to mind as two, who over recent years have kept the vibe of the classic rock era alive in this part of the… Continue Reading →

Brutus – Wandering Blind (Svart)

Retrosexual. How is that not a name yet? It could describe someone of any gender or sexuality who gets their rocks off by living with both bellbottom enclosed ankles in the period between 1968 and 1973. My sweet riff lord… Continue Reading →

Planet of Zeus – Loyal To The Pack (S/R)

Athens’ own Planet of Zeus have a reputation for big riffage and since forming in 2000 they have toured extensively including being support for the likes of Clutch and Monster Magnet. There’s no surprise then, that fourth release “Loyal To… Continue Reading →

Elyria – Reflection and Refraction (Dark Wings)

Swiss symphonic metal band, Elyria has released their debut effort, “Reflection and Refraction” and straight away I have to say that this is a powerful album. The four piece band fronted by talented vocalist Patricia Cooney, have used a backing… Continue Reading →

Tarot – The Warrior’s Spell (Van)

Tarot (from Australia) have a collection of previously released songs on offer in the form of ‘The Warrior’s Spell’. Originally released by Heavy Chains records earlier this year, a vinyl release will follow from Van records. A lot of these… Continue Reading →

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