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Evil Scarecrow – Chapter IV Antartarctica

Evil Scarecrow are back with a new album, and rather than making us wait five years like they did with "Galactic Hunt", they've been hard at work and are...

MaYaN – Dhyana

MaYaN are set to release their third album shortly. Founded by Epica guitarist Mark Jansen, this symphonic death metal band is heavier than Epica and as well as having...

Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

Joe Bonamassa is back with a new album, Redemption. This is his thirteenth solo album (plus countless live albums, albums with Beth Hart, Black Country Communion albums, and albums...

Saxon – Thunderbolt (Tour edition)

Back in February this year, Saxon released Thunderbolt, which has proven to be one of their best and most popular albums in recent years. Planetmosh reviewer Dennis Jarman certainly...

The Drones – Will you stand in front of bullets?

Punk rock band The Drones formed in Manchester in 1976, making their debut at the Houldsworth Hall, Manchester with Generation X as support. They relocated to London and supported...

Satan – Cruel Magic

This is my second review of 2018 that features the majestic vocals of Brian Ross. The first being Blitzkrieg and now from Satan with their devilishly new album Cruel...

Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

What's the story with Rainier Fog,  is Alice in Chains (AiC) soldering on or have these four wise men, who have banded together like the musketeers brought us something...

Edguy – Kingdom of Madness anniversary edition

Way back in 1997, Edguy's first official album was released - Kingdom of Madness. Now over 20 years on, the album has just been remastered and reissued. The reissue...

Ben Poole – Anytime you need me

Ben Poole's new album "Anytime you need me" comes out this month, and will be followed by a UK tour in November and December. There are two covers on the...

SAGA – So good so far – Live at Rock of Ages

In 2017 SAGA celebrated their 40th anniversary. No I'm not talking about the organisation for elderly people, I'm talking about the Canadian rock band of the same name. On...

Stratovarius – Enigma – Intermission 2

Stratovarius have a new album. Or is it an old one? Well it's something in between. There are some new songs (three of them), there are some orchestral versions...

Van Canto – Trust in rust

A Capella metal band Van Canto made their name with their covers of classic songs from bands like Nightwish, Sabaton, Metallica, Manowar and more. On this album however there...

Monster Truck – True Rockers

It's been two years since Canadian band Monster Truck released "Sittin' Pretty". It was the album that brought them to a lot of peoples attention although it was actually...

Alter Bridge – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Last year Alter Bridge played two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They weren't just standard shows though - these featured the band performing with the Parallax...

Federal charm – Passenger

Manchester band Federal Charm release their third album on 14th September. Fecorded at Willow Terrace studios in Manchester, it was co produced by the band and John Simms who...

Sulpher – No one will ever know

British band Sulpher was formed in 2000 by Rob Holliday and Steve Monti who had previously played together in the band Curve in the 1990s. In 2002 they released...

Thirsty – Nomad

As Monty Python would say...And now for something completely different. I'm talking about the new mini-album from alternative rock band Thirsty. Thirsty was founded by Guy Bailey (former guitarist and...

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Live in Atlantic city

Lynyrd Skynyrd have released a number of live albums over the years, but it's been eight years since their last one. You might assume that this new album will...

Doro – Forever Warriors, Forever United

It's been six long years since Doro released her last studio album - Raise your fist. Since then she's celebrated 30 years in metal with two massive shows with...

Crawl – Rituals

              Crawl unleash a pure beast with their debut album ‘Rituals’ These Swedes sure know how to deliver a knockout blow with their debut full length offering ‘Rituals’, an album that...