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So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.

Bonafide – Bombo

Bonafide, hailing from Malmo Sweden, were a band I heard some of my friends talk about at times but for one reason or another I never did go check them out. Stumbling across a list of possible albums to review I spotted their soon to be released 4th album “Bombo” …

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Robin Beck ‘Underneath’ Album Review

After working with Robin Beck at Firefest in Nottingham Rock City, I was very eager to review her new album ‘Underneath’. It is her 10th album release, including her 20th anniversary edition of ‘Trouble or Nothing’. Her last album ‘The Great Escape’ was back in 2011, so as a massive …

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Shining – One One One

When band’s like Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols and Metallica introduced themselves to the world, they were the first of their kind, demonic, anarchic and shocking. Nowadays it is far harder to be truly original than it was 30 years ago. Whenever new music graces our ears, we cannot help …

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Ecocide – Eye of The Wicked Sight

Ecocide - Eye of Wicked Sight

Let me introduce you to Ecocide from Haarlem (the Netherlands) who have released their debut album “Eye of the Wicked Sight”. The band consists out of 3 members and they bring you a raw mix of old-school death metal.

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Witch Cross – Axe to the grind

  Witch Cross is a Danish classic heavy metal band. Formed in 1979, their sound is sometimes like early Heavy Load. It’s good old school heavy metal. One highlight on “Axe To The Grind” is their new singer Kevin Moore. He is maybe the biggest factor that they sound like …

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Watain – The Wild Hunt

Finally! The Swedish black metal formation Watain is back with a new album after three hard years of waiting. Firstly, for who expect this album is going back to their old style, This is not the case. “The Wild Hunt” lifts off from where “The Lawless Darkness” ended. Their new creation is …

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High On Fire – Spitting Fire Vol 2

High On Fire - Spitting Fire Live Vol 2

So often in the modern day albums are polished, compressed and horribly over-produced. It is therefore genuinely refreshing to hear Spitting Fire Vol 2. It is the complete antithesis of this terrible trend, the pleasingly sour to the sickly sweet. Recorded across two venues and two nights in Brooklyn, New …

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When Disaster Falls – The First Chapter

  When Disaster Falls is a band from Tilburg, The Netherlands and they have been roaming this city for one and a half years. Now with their upcoming debut EP, “The First Chapter” (a suitable name for a first EP) they want to provide you with a fresh wind of …

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Revocation – Revocation

Revocation is a band that I have liked for quite a while. I was looking through the albums to review and this one immediately came to notice. Unfortunately, I have really mixed feelings about this album. After bringing out their single “The Hive” I was a bit neutral about the …

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Orphaned Land – All is One

Once upon a time I was roaming through Youtube  and I stumbled upon Orphaned Land with their song “Sapari” from the album “The Never Ending Way of Orwarrior, 2010”. I loved it and put it on repeat and listened it 30 more times in a row. I was always fond …

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Lonewolf ‘The Forth And Final Horseman’ Album Review

Lonewolf ‘The Fourth And Final Horseman’ album review

The French crusaders Lonewolf bring forth a sixth album ‘The Forth And Final Horseman’. Let’s strip the album down to basics. The album holds all the classic heavy/power metal characteristics such as twin guitar harmonies, fantasy-based vocals and anthem style song writing. The highlight throughout the entity is ‘The Poison of Mankind’; lyrically dramatic with a …

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Lonewolf ‘The Fourth And Final Horseman’ album review

Lonewolf ‘The Fourth And Final Horseman’ album review

The French crusaders Lonewolf bring forth a sixth album ‘The Forth And Final Horseman’. Let’s strip the album down to basics. The album holds all the classic heavy/power metal characteristics such as twin guitar harmonies, fantasy-based vocals and anthem style song writing. The highlight throughout the entity is ‘The Poison of Mankind’; lyrically dramatic with …

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Quireboys – Beautiful Curse

Ever since this band surfaced in the mid to late 80s, their mission statement has been elegantly simple; raw, good time rock n’ roll without any frills. Beautiful Curse, their first new studio album of new material since 2008’s ‘Homewreckers And Heartbreakers,’ is an unapologetic stride in the same direction. Like …

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Saxon ‘Dogs Of War’ Rare Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Review

Saxon ‘Dogs Of War’ Rare Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Review

Demon Records are to going release on the 15th July a rare edition picture disc vinyl, of Saxon’s twelfth studio album ‘Dogs Of War’. Originally released in 1995, it was Saxon’s third for Virgin Germany and the last album to feature Graham Oliver. The album was notorious for the tempestuous artwork and Saxon’s …

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Biff Byford, Saxon, Interview.

After twenty albums Saxon still have the ability to rejuvenate their talent and direction.  As we all know Saxon have had their fair share of high and lows, and with their latest album ‘Sacrifice’, they have proven again to the modernism people of the metal world, Saxon are still soaring …

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Piston – Playin With Fire EP

It’s great hearing about bands because they follow you on Twitter or Facebook and throw their material at you. You seem sceptical at first but it soon becomes apparent that some bands really do have something special, and that’s what I discovered with Piston. I came across this Midlands 5 …

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Altus – Non Omnis Moriar

Altus are a band very new to the Northern Irish metal scene, and have only been together since late last year. The band members were brought together sharing experiences from being in previous bands. I have seen them perform only once at their debut performance at this years inaugural Helfast …

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Vintage Trouble – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 13th June 2013

I had first heard about Vintage Trouble through mutual friends and contacts in other band fan groups I had become involved in. After looking at their material and videos on YouTube and seeing how they perform live I was hooked and really looking forward to the day I could see …

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Black Sabbath -13

We all know the deal, Black Sabbath, the pioneers of heavy metal have returned with their first album featuring the inimitable Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die! We know that Bill Ward has sadly dropped out of the reunion and that Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk has taken …

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