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Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne – The Stories Behind The Songs (Paul Elliott and Carol Clerk) – Carlton Publishing

Something a bit different this time round, with a 160 page, lavish A4 hardbound book, weighing in at over 60,000 words and around 125 high quality photographs covering the following albums on a track by track basis: * Black Sabbath… Continue Reading →

Black Oath – Behold the Abyss (High Roller Records)

When I saw the blurb for this in the pile at Ave Noctum towers, (a huge obsidian castle, forever shrouded in fog and under perpetual moonlight – just outside Tooting Bec), I knew that I had to give it a… Continue Reading →

The Heretic Order – Evil Rising (Massacre Records)

What has Heavy Metal become, as in real Heavy Metal. In some instances it has gone down the path of the ultra trve following the trails blazed by the likes of Tokyo Blade, Tygers Of Pan Tang and Praying Mantis…. 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 →

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 →

Critical Solution – Barbara the Witch (Crime Records)

This is a very interesting album for a number of reasons. “Barbara the Witch is the so-called Horror Thrashers’ third album. It is a theme album based on a true story from their Norwegian home town in the 1600s. The… Continue Reading →

Firewind – Immortals (Century Media)

It has been five years since the last full length from Firewind, the band headed up by guitar extraordinaire Gus G. During those years Gus G has been busy on other projects including the release of two solo albums and… Continue Reading →

Gus G – Brand New Revolution (Century Media)

If you pay any attention to Gus G, the guy who delivers the killer axe work in Ozzy Osbourne’s band you will know that he seems to be a workaholic. His exponential creative energy has seen the guitar maestro do… Continue Reading →

Distant Sun – Dark Matter (Metalism Records)

Distant Sun are a three piece from Moscow, Russia. Playing a brand of metal which could best be described as one part power metal to one part speed metal and one part thrash, the band has a heavier take on… Continue Reading →

Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican (Mascot)

An unknown chap that could play guitar like a god heard that guitarist Jake E Lee had departed from Ozzy Osbourne. The man in question named Jeffrey Wielandt sent in a demo tape to Ozzy who then bagged an audition A… Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath – 13 (Vertigo)

Yes I know it has been well over a month since the release of this and it is yesterday’s news for most of you; but I have a very good reason for leaving things so long. The thing is, I’m… Continue Reading →

One Inch Giant – The Great White Beyond (Soulseller)

This is the second album by Sweden’s One Inch Giant and is the sequel to “Malva“, which is one of the tracks on this one. Considered less “safe” than its predecessor, this riff-inspired progressive work with deep stoner influences has… Continue Reading →

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