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Anchor Lane – Casino Album Review

Anchor Lane have been making a name for themselves as a young, upcoming New Wave of Classic Rock act over the last few years and have performed at a number of festivals including Isle of Wight, Download and Hard Rock Hell.  They have also toured with the likes of Temonti, …

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Stallion – Slaves Of Time

2020 has got off to a thrashtastic start, courtesy of German lunatics Stallion with their third studio album Slaves Of Time. Due to be released by High Roller Records on Feb.28th, ten tracks of rabid thrash metal are dished up here. Formed in the Lake Constance area in 2013, the …

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Izengard – Angel Heart

The heart of Izengard beats strong with their latest studio album Angel Heart. Released on Massacre Records, it’s a colossal piece of music boosted to great heights by the mixing and mastering of Paul Hume. ‘Demon Of The Night’ is a gripping opener as sparse chords and keyboards ease in …

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Inferiem – Burning Gold (single review)

This furious five piece band came to my attention when they were first band on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019, drawing a very impressive crowd at 10.30am on a Saturday morning! Six months on sees Inferiem releasing a brain rattling new single called Burning Gold. …

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Troyen – Anthology (1981/2019)

Well here is a great blast from the past and a nod to the future courtesy of NWOBHM band Troyen with this Anthology (1981/2019) album. Released via Classic Metal Records, this double CD contains everything the band have recorded. CD 1 contains a four track demo from 1981, one track …

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Rage – Wings of Rage

German heavy metal band Rage have signed to SPV/Steamhammer to release their new album – Wings of Rage. It’s their 25th studio album. Formed in 1984, Peter Wagner is the only member to remain from the original lineup. They come from a great time for German metal, hitting the scene …

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Magnum – The serpent rings

British melodic rock legends Magnum release their 21st studio album in January. They released their debut album in 1978, and have been regularly recording and releasing new albums for the 40+ years that followed. With a new Magnum album you’ve always got a pretty good idea what to expect as …

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Molly Hatchet – Battleground

“Battleground” is the new live album from Southern Hard Rock band, Molly Hatchet. It’s a double album featuring 19 tracks and was recorded at shows in Pratteln, Switczerland, Ludwigsburg, Germany and during their 40th anniversary tour in the US. Molly Hatchet are a band that really come alive on stage …

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Prong – Age of defiance

Prong released “Age of defiance”, their new EP in late 2019. The crossover metal band have been around since the late 80s and are still going strong although the lineup has changed regularly with Tommy Victor being the only member to be in the band throughout their history. In fact …

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Malone Sibun – Come Together

Malone Sibun are a new band that were nominated in the best band category at the European blues awards in 2019 despite not having released an album at that point. Their debut album, “Come together” will be released at the end of January 2020. The band takes it’s name from …

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Wolf Jaw – The Heart Won’t Listen

A band name change from The Bad Flowers to Wolf Jaw sees them bloom into a band now barking at the moon, point proven by current studio album The Heart Won’t Listen, released via the aptly titled Listenable Records label. I’d seen the band twice before hearing this album and …

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Revolution Saints – Rise

2020 will start off strongly for fans of melodic rock as Revolution Saints release their third studio album Rise via Frontiers Music S.R.L on January 24th. The supergroup trio of Deen Castronovo on drums/lead vocals, Jack Blades on bass guitar/vocals and Doug Aldrich on guitar have strengthened the promise shown …

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Burning Witches – Wings Of Steel EP

Since their formation in Brugg, Switzerland 2015, all female band Burning Witches have wasted no time in getting their music out to the masses with their self titled debut in 2017 and two albums in 2018, the Burning Alive live album and Hexenhammer studio album. They end 2019 with the …

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Insanity – Moneyfest

Trying to do a little research on these guys prior to reviewing this, the band’s fourth album to date, has been a little tricky. I’ve discovered twenty three bands with the same name, therefore please use the links at the bottom of the review for any related media / pages. …

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Dirty Shirley – Album Review

George Lynch is back with a new project and album, Dirty Shirley. It will not disappoint his fanbase and is definitely worthy of multiple listens.  With the help of Dino Jelusic (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), a top vocalist who excels with Lynch’s brand of US hard rock, we have a …

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Punk Rock Christmas Vol 2 – Various Artists

Punk Rock Christmas 2

Punk Rock Legends & Rising Stars Return With More Holiday-Themed Tunes on PUNK ROCK CHRISTMAS VOL 2 Those guys at Cleopatra Records have really gone to town this year to bring you 26 epic punk rock songs from various artists. Christmas might’ve just rolled by but’s it’s not too late …

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Anvil – Legal At Last

When one of your favourite bands gets in touch to ask for an early review of their forthcoming album, proclaiming “It’s gonna rock your ass”, it had better be good. Good? With their eighteenth studio album Legal At Last in the can, Toronto based Anvil have certainly walked the walk …

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