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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Very Uncertain Times (Rise Above Records)

Bizarrely, having finished my chores this morning, just before sitting down to type I checked my assorted social media (okay, I have just one, Facebook; I get too confused by all the assorted platforms available) and the computer was kind… Continue Reading →

Iron Griffin – Curse of the Sky (Gates of Hell)

Iron Griffin is a project by Mausoleum Gate multi-instrumentalist Oskari Räsänen, the previous self-titled EP was reviewed here a couple of years ago. Iron Griffin are very much what is termed proto-metal, using a less distorted sound and pulling in… Continue Reading →

Dunbarrow – II (Riding Easy Records)

Here’s a novelty, a band that isn’t from Sweden. Okay, they’re in the same general geographic area, calling Norway home, but unlike many from that fine nation they don’t don the corpse paint and scream, rather they ply their trade… Continue Reading →

Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

It’s 2017, I’m rapidly approaching five decades on this planet, and I’m glad to say that many new bands are willing to set sail across the seas of Rock aboard the good ship retro, and Magnet, helmed by Psychedelic Witchcraft’s… Continue Reading →

Frank Sabbath – Telluric Wanderings (Argonauta)

Paris is generally associated with all things cultural. The spiritual home of the beatniks, the place people all associate with art, beauty and extravagance etc. So when experimental outfit Frank Sabbath shown up, promising a musical merger of two of… Continue Reading →

The Order of the Solar Temple – S/T (I, Voidhangar)

There is something about the retro-sounding rock and metal which just grips you and this Vancouver based trio, created by Matt “Macarbe” Emery, “The Order of the Solar Temple” has it all. The proto-metal styled sounds of the legendary Blue… Continue Reading →

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