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Mr Shiraz – Mountains Of Kong

I first came across Mr Shiraz at The Picturedrome in Holmfirth, supporting Skindred in November. I felt awfully sorry for the guys as they were stood on stage waiting to start their set as the doors opened, but they pulled a great crowd in and was I made up for …

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Crapsons – Deaths & Spelling Mistakes

Crapsons are a punk rock duo from Wirral. Well known for their on-stage energy, they cross over heavy, distorted punk riffs with comical, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, singing about every day pressing topics from death, sheds and biscuits. So after the success of their first single ‘You don’t Know When You’re Going …

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King Creature – To The Bone

King Creature were formed in 2013 and have had the amazing honour of supporting Motorhead at The Eden Sessions in 2015. I have to say I am stunned by opening track ‘World Of Sin’. This takes me back to Alice In Chains’ ‘Sap / Jar Of Flies’ EP. It’s hauntingly …

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Deus Mori – And From The Trenches Bore Darkness EP.

It’s great being old sometimes especially when the lead singer from Deus Mori asks you if you like black metal, would you like to review their debut EP And From The Trenches Bore Darkness and you can reply with “I saw Venom in 1985 so yes it would be a …

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The Deep – Watching You EP

It’s been a bit quiet on The Deep front lately which I’ve finally fathomed out. They have enlisted a new drummer Alan Mogg and been working on a soon to be released EP titled Watching You, which is very much worth the wait! Value for money is a certainty as …

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Electric Rebels – Heaven Tonight EP

Yet another episode in my long running saga of checking out the support bands at gigs and not just watching the headliners! This time it was the very raucous Electric Rebels from Manchester, opening a Falling Red show. Formed just over a year ago, they are kicking up some dust …

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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 bands including The Vibrators, X-Ray Spex and The Stranglers. They released their debut album Further Temptations in 1977 and the follow-up …

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Torqued – Resurgence

I was lucky to catch these lunatics at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2017 as Torqued tested the resilience of the New Blood Stage with their seismic onslaught. So fast forward a year and they have just unleashed an over the top six track EP titled Resurgence, available on digital …

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Vicious Nature – VII

Never mind nature calling, when Vicious Nature call you had better be ready for some over the top heavy metal, point proven by their current six track EP VII available on physical CD from the band or an unlimited streaming and high quality download options from Confidential Records. The fearsome …

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67 Kung-Fu Eskimos – Return of the Magnificent 67 …. Back From Hells Igloo

Manchester based 67 Kung-Fu Eskimos’ latest EP  Return of the Magnificent 67 …. Back From Hells Igloo is the follow up to their debut EP Suitable for Microwaves which was released over twenty years ago, you can read about why it’s taken them so long to record their second offering here. …

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Godstone – Monument Of One

Godstone - Monument of One

Interestingly coming over with the angst of early Pitchshifter with pummeling grunge grooves, Godstone sound like a band destined for big things with their five track debut Monument Of One. Thrilling opener ‘Over The Line’ cruises in as the guitars from Alex Goodrich and John Kenward writhe and churn over …

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Skyryder – Vol. One

Skyryder

Skyryder, hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne and in my opinion the founder of NWOBHM have released an impressive debut E.P titled Vol. One. Available via their bandcamp page here, the five tracks are £3 for a digital download or £5 for a CD or a limited edition cassette tape.    …

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Hooligan – Teenage Rebel EP (featuring Christy Dignam)

Irish Street Punk band Hooligan formed in Dublin back in 2009, to date they have released four EPs. Teenage Rebel is their fifth EP released via Reekus Music Ireland Ltd in Autumn 2017. The lead track is a cover of (Justa Nother) Teenage Rebel by Belfast Punk band The Outcasts which was released in …

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Fallen Mafia – Asylum

  Fallen Mafia, a hard hitting female fronted, four piece from the North East (of England) were formed in 2011 and have played with big names like Y&T, Michael Monroe and Crashdiet, to name but a few. Having toured relentlessly they have been quiet for a year or two, and …

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AT THE SUN – Breathe EP

                London based heavy rock band AT THE SUN released their debut release Breathe EP on 3rd June with a launch party at The Water Rats, London. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios. AT THE SUN was formed by rhythm …

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Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions – Ram Raid (EP)

Ram Raid is the second EP from Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions and their fourth release following their debut self titled EP and debut album Injection in 2014 and follow up album Shit Generation in 2016. Ram Raid was released at the end of last month via STP Records. Dirt …

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Millie Manders – Obsession Transgression

London based singer songwriter Millie Manders released her third EP Obsession Transgression via JTV Digital on 20th November 2015. Millie has a wide and varied musical background ranging from classical to jazz, punk to soul and, as well as singing, she also learnt to play the clarinet, saxophone and ukulele. …

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The Kluster-Fux – Kill The President

The Kluster-Fux, a hardcore punk bank based in Co. Offaly, in the midlands of Ireland formed in June 2015, by former members of Corrosive Machine and Strichnine, released their debut E.P. Kill The President earlier this year and have played extensively in their home country with bands including GBH and DOA. With …

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Abigail/Shitfucker – Bloody Your Lovely Pussy (Split 7″ EP)

Michigan based Shitfucker a Black/Death/Thrash Metal band with Punk Influences have joined forces with Abigail a three piece Black metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal outfit from Tokyo to release a 7″ EP via Hells Headbangers on 30th September 2015. Although the opening track on this EP has the words lovely and pussy in it, …

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Shardborne – Living Bridges

Ireland’s Shardborne has released a seven song instrumental opus, titled Living Bridges. Formed in 2010, Shardborne released Aeonian Sequence, its four song debut EP, in 2011. Living Bridges is an odd, instrumental hybrid of progressive rock fusion, djent, atmospheric extreme metal, and regular thrash metal. Like listening to a great …

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