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Toxic Holocaust – Primal Future (eOne)

Has it really been 20 years?! Joel Grind came onto the scene, I remember being excited about the first couple of full-length releases (there were a fair few splits and demo releases also), I still remember the vibrant vinyl of… Continue Reading →

Wraith – Absolute Power (S/R)

Well, this is a turn up for your listening pleasure. This version of Wraith are US blackened thrash (not the UK chaps whom were ‘Hungry (for a shot of your love)’ a few years back) nor the dodgy Malaysian band… Continue Reading →

Protector – Summon The Hordes (High Roller)

If anything is ever labelled as cult (or kvlt) it generally means I will like it. That goes for things outside of music also, for example film. I’m a huge advocate for underground horror cinema in the vein of Troma… Continue Reading →

Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore – Manchester, Club Academy 14/8/18

As the festival season draws to a close for many this quadruple American assault spanning four genres was nothing short of aural Armageddon as every band was apocalyptic in the delivery of their music that began with the blasphemic annihilation… Continue Reading →

Exekution -The Worst Is Yet to Come (Thanatology Productions)

Catalonia is currently a hotbed of social and political turmoil and the way things are looking, it doesn’t seem like it will calm down any time soon. With cultural identity, a sense of independence and pride all feeling wounded, the… Continue Reading →

Bio-Cancer – Tormenting the Innocent (Candlelight)

Greek thrashers Bio-Cancer are a 5 piece thrash band from Athens who formed in 2010. Having one album “Ear Piercing Thrash” already out, and having shared the stage with the likes of Sodom, Onslaught, Rotting Christ, Xentrix and Artillery, the… Continue Reading →

Barbarian – Faith Extinguisher (Doomentia)

This Italian band by their own admission are obsessed with Celtic Frost and raw 80’s metal in general, even the PR spiel has you believing this, so it is justified? Whilst there are some similarities to the acclaimed Swiss band,… Continue Reading →

Hammercult – Steelcrusher (SPV)

Any band that is called Hammercult and has a sophomore album called Steelcrusher is going to get my attention immediately and added to this mix is the fact that they hail from Tel-Aviv, Israel. The corresponding clichéd artwork only confirms… Continue Reading →

Warbringer – IV: Empires Collapse (Century Media)

Yankee Thrash metal titans; Warbringer have probably not  been on the scene as long as you think. Hailing from California and forming in 2004 and releasing their first demo’s in 2004 and then 2005. In 2006 their first EP was… Continue Reading →

Joel Grind – The Yellowgoat Sessions (Hells Headbangers)

Having originally been self released earlier in the year, Hells Headbangers has picked up this collection of recordings known as the Yellowgoat Sessions for wider distribution. Joel Grind will be familiar to most for his work with Toxic Holocaust (a… Continue Reading →

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