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Svard – The Rift (Argonauta Records)

Svard is a project new to this locked down world. The band consists of Tim Nedergard and Bjorn Petterson from Sweden’s proggy deathsters In Mourning who offer guitars and vocals. They recruited ex bandmate and bassist Pierre Stam and reached… Continue Reading →

Testament – Titans of Creation (Nuclear Blast)

Testament are quite easily one of my favourite thrash bands, and like the majority of them, come from the Bay Area. That could be because I was introduced to most of them by a kid from Oakland that was over… Continue Reading →

Justify Rebellion – The End Justifies The Means (Mighty Music)

You do not always think of Denmark when it comes to metal. Sure, you have the mighty Mercyful Fate and King Diamond being the highest profile exports, followed by Power Metal outfit Pyramaze, Death Metal outfits Hatesphere and Mnemic and… Continue Reading →

Demonik – Demon & Ashes Of The Earth (S/R)

Demonik are a band who I have covered previously for this site. The Spanish Thrashers released their 3rd studio album “Rise From Chaos” in 2018 and whilst there were some good musical elements on it, the album was just another… Continue Reading →

Testament, Exodus & Death Angel – Manchester Academy 7/3/20

Without question this stellar thrash package, dubbed ‘The Bay Area Strikes Back’, was the best to hit our shores in a very long time. Indeed the legacy of each band is legendary to say the least as this colossal tour… Continue Reading →

Invictus – The Catacombs of Fear (FDA Records)

Wow they are a lot of bands called Invictus! A quick search on Encyclopaedia Metallum unearths 10. Are they all such fans of Matt Damon and rugby I wonder? This particular Invictus are a three piece Death Metal band from… Continue Reading →

Domination Inc – Memoir 414 (SPV)

Domination Inc from Athens are a thrash band with a fairy story. Don’t worry I do not mean that they are Megadeth with unicorns and Lars Ulrich as the wicked stepmother (though I would pay to see that). Rather, the… Continue Reading →

Spirit Adrift – Divided by Darkness (20 Buck Spin)

Ah, the rebirth of the resurrection of the classic age of heavy metal continues! You know, I’m absolutely loving the last few albums from Grand Magus, and the denim-vested antics of home grown outfits like Arkham Witch, who just aren’t… Continue Reading →

Hell Fire – Mania (RidingEasy Records)

On the cusp of a new Formula 1 season, this avid follower of the motorsports spectacle might have been sympathetic to a band whose sophomore release (2017s “Free Again”) paid tribute to the late great Ayrton Senna. However, when said… Continue Reading →

Metal Allegiance – Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)

Throw some huge metal behemoths into a room together and you are either going to get a massive car crash with egos battling for supremacy, or at the other end of the spectrum, you are going to get pure technical… Continue Reading →

Halcyon Way – Bloody But Unbowed (Agonia)

American Metal band Halcyon Way have been defying categorization and side-stepping musical labels for over 10 years now and this 4th full-length offering continues to challenge critic’s carefully laid out boundaries. If Metal genres were neat wooden fences, Halcyon Way… Continue Reading →

Angelus Apatrida – Cabaret De La Guillotine (Century Media)

Formed in Albacete in 2000 and sharing ¾ Of their line-up with the Albacete-based neo-classical/prog metal trio Nexus 6, Angelus Apatrida are an uncompromising Euro-thrash Powerhouse who are set to unleash their 6th album “Cabaret De La Guillotine”. With the… Continue Reading →

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