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F.K.U – 1981 (Despotz Records)

F.K.U – 1981 (Despotz Records)

If you were lucky enough to hear 2013’s “Rise of the Mosh Mongers” by F.K.U. you know you are in for a retro treat. By retro I do not mean rebranded Trump(ed) up dayglow for Millennials. I mean full on one high-topped white trainered foot.. Read More
Fleshdoll – Heart Of Darkness (Great Dane Records)

Fleshdoll – Heart Of Darkness (Great Dane Records)

I was quite taken with Fleshdoll’s fourth album “Blood Red District” when I reviewed it a couple of years ago so was chuffed to get this CD through the post and even more chuffed to hear it was an album of the same quality death.. Read More
Wretched Soul – The Ghost Road (UKEM Records)

Wretched Soul – The Ghost Road (UKEM Records)

Damn I love this line of ‘work’ at times. Ever bought an album without knowing anything about the band, but purely on the cover art? I have. Many times as a kid just started on the road to metal nirvana I’d flick through the racks.. Read More
Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast)

Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast)

4 years since their last album and over 30 years since their formation, Testament are stronger than ever. The current line-up, containing stalwarts Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy with Gene Hoglan recording two consecutive albums, has former member Steve DiGiorgio returning to the.. Read More
Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Metal Blade)

Charred Walls Of The Damned – Creatures Watching Over The Dead (Metal Blade)

Charred Walls Of The Damned, who some might refer to as a “supergroup” have delivered their third album albeit after a five year break. Certainly, the collective CV’s of the band members name check some of heavy metal’s finest – Iced Earth, Death Angel, Deicide,.. Read More
Vicious Rumors - Concussion Protocol (SPV)

Vicious Rumors – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

To say Vicious Rumors are back implies they have been away, which in fact they haven’t. So I’m not saying it. Vicious Rumors have never split up y’see, though for some of those years since their impressive debut back in 1985 it has basically been.. Read More
Meshiaak - Alliance Of Thieves (Mascot)

Meshiaak – Alliance Of Thieves (Mascot)

The press release for the debut album from Australia based band Meshiaak peaked my interest. They bill themselves as a super-group, with the most notable name on the list being Drummer Jon Dette who has played with industry heavyweights such as Iced Earth, Slayer, Testament.. Read More
One Machine - The Final Cull (Scarlet)

One Machine – The Final Cull (Scarlet)

At first I thought this was One Machine’s first album, only to find out that ‘The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth’ was released in February 2014 and ‘The Final Cull’ is actually their second album. One Machine is Steve Smyth’s baby, featuring Jamie.. Read More
Metal Allegiance – S/T (Nuclear Blast)

Metal Allegiance – S/T (Nuclear Blast)

I’m never really too sure whether assembling a bunch of musicians and getting them to play some songs together is going to actually produce something worth listening to. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. Thankfully this is an instance of it definitely working.. Read More
Harlott- Proliferation (Metal Blade)

Harlott- Proliferation (Metal Blade)

Thrash in 2015. In a world of suicide bombers, social media linked murder and the tragic plight of the world’s refugees, the day-glo nuclear paranoia and high top sneakers of the 80’s seem a world away. Harlott brings it all back with a bump like.. Read More
To The Pain - Seven (S/R)

To The Pain – Seven (S/R)

From Long Island, New York, To The Pain are a five piece thrash outfit with a love for all things old school thrash. With heads, minds and sound all firmly rooted in the late 80’s, the ‘golden era’ of thrash metal, To The Pain look.. Read More
Czech Metal Fest  - Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 6th June 2015

Czech Metal Fest – Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 6th June 2015

Day 2 Underestimating the time taken to get to the amphitheatre arena meant only catching Czech band Stroy’s last song though we could hear them whilst walking down the hill to the festival in baking sunshine. Distinctly modern in flavour there were plenty of people.. Read More