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Overkill, Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam – London Islington Academy 21/3/19

Owing to the venue’s policy to take a donation for an animal shelter for guest access, and only accepting cash in this digital age, I had to queue twice after being instructed to find the nearest ATM and come back… Continue Reading →

Overkill – The Wings of War (Nuclear Blast)

Overkill need no introduction, they are thrash masters and since I got into them in the 80’s I have never felt disappointed by one of their releases, no matter what people say, these are the dogs bollocks, always have been,… Continue Reading →

Outlaw – Marauders (High Roller)

Outlaw were formed 3 years ago in Finland, Outlaw take influence from US Power Metal, the NWOBHM scene and traditional metal, a-la classic 80’s Priest and Maiden. From the initial track, ‘Hell’s Thunder’, vocalist Lee Anvel sounds like a cross… Continue Reading →

Necronomicon – Unleashed Bastards (El Puerto Records)

While they may have been around for 34 years now, Necronomicon only released four albums before taking a 10-year hiatus between ’94 and ’04, and are now releasing their ninth album without appearing to have lost any vitality along the… Continue Reading →

Nocturnal Breed – The Whiskey Tapes Germany (Folter Records)

This here is one of those releases that the band describe as ‘for the fans’, the die hard fans describe as ‘rare and unreleased’ and the rest of us describe as an ‘odds n sods’ collection. As such it’s pretty… Continue Reading →

Autopsy – Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)

This seven track EP is Autopsy celebrating their thirtieth year as a band. Thirty gore soaked, depraved and sick as fuck years. I make no bones about it, Autopsy are one of my personal favourite bands of any metal genre… Continue Reading →

Shrapnel – Raised On Decay (Candlelight Records)

UK thrashers from the land of six toes (Norwich) Shrapnel are a band who are on the rise. With a few EP’s out already and one full length which came out in 2014, along with some tours, supporting the likes… Continue Reading →

Overkill – The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast)

Overkill are probably my most respected band, during the quiet years of music (ahhh the 90’s!), this band continued (as did some others I might add, I know!) to record great thrash albums, developing with each one. But one thing… Continue Reading →

Paradox – Pangea (AFM)

It’s an unfortunate fact that many 80’s Metal bands, right across the board, just can’t win whatever they do. Thrash bands cop for it more than most because of the 90’s. They either split up (and get a kicking for… Continue Reading →

Warfect – Scavengers (Cyclone Empire)

Swedish thrash power-trio Warfect were formed back in 2003 in Uddevalla. With two EPs to their name, they released their debut effort, ‘Depicting The Macabre’ in late 2009 and since then, have gone on to release another EP and second… Continue Reading →

Anger As Art – Ad Mortem Festinamus (Old School Metal Records)

This is the fourth album, the second I have reviewed by Anger As Art and if their last effort ‘Hubris Inc.’ took you by the scruff of the neck and tore your head from your body, then this new one… Continue Reading →

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 – Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 1

Bloodstock has become a regular fixture in my gig calendar since I first went there in 2011 given it was cheaper than most of the other English Festivals, It wasn’t in France and unlike Wacken, which turned ridiculous with the… Continue Reading →

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