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Spreading The Disease – Mindcell EP.

I very much doubt that Spreading The Disease will ever record anything acoustic as they continue to batter us into submission once more with the Mindcell EP. Currently available on their webpage for £8 it certainly hits hard and heavy. Opener ‘Obsession’ is a full on rant from the off. …

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Blind Haze – Red Light Fever EP

I can remember Leeds based nutters Blind Haze play a hangover curing set at Bloodstock Open Air Festival a few years ago and it’s good to see they have still got that fire as they hit the ground running with their latest EP Red Light Fever. It’s currently available for …

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Vader – Thy Messenger EP

Vader, a band I’ve heard of but criminally have heard nothing by until now and I have certainly got a lot of catching up to do judging by the quality of soon to be released EP via Nuclear Blast called Thy Messenger. Formed in 1983 in Olsztyn, Poland, they open …

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Takeaway Thieves – This Is Rocknroll EP

Formed just over a year ago, I’ve seen early promise a few times from the Takeaway Thieves at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool and they have carried that vibe with them into the studio for their debut EP This Is Rocknroll ,currently available on CD and digital music sites …

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Kicking Seagulls – Demonstration

I don’t normally take too kindly to seagulls landing on my desk, but with these North Wales kickers I’ll make an exception, and a very big one at that. Hailing from sunny North Wales, just a stone’s throw from my gaff, it’s always nice to review a local band’s efforts. …

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Bloodyard – Darker Rage

Continuing my reviews of recorded releases from bands that performed at Hammerfest 2019 that I covered, it’s the turn of the awesome Bloodyard. Whilst stood at the corner of the bar at Stage 2 on the Saturday evening, catching ten minutes ‘me’ time after an all day effort of watching, …

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Sworn Amongst – Reclamation

Sworn Amongst have returned to the studio, having signed to L.A’s Famined Records and released what I can only describe as a mercy-less onslaught of Groove Metal. Well, I say Groove Metal, but there’s something different here. There’s an element of Melodic Death Metal too. These guys ooze passion and desire. …

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Torqued – The Coup de Grâce EP.

There must be something in the water (or scrumpy) in Postbridge, Devon for Torqued to create the totally unhinged recently released The Coup De Grâce EP. The trio of Marc Cleave, Kurt Johnson and Rimmy Sinclair have created some of the heaviest music I’ve heard in quite sometime as they …

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Some Time Today – Slip Hazard

Introducing…….Some Time Today. The Pop Punk four-piece outfit from Burscough in Lancashire. Influences which include Blink 182 and Green Day, the band released their first album ‘Better Late Than Never’ in 2017 and have made several radio appearances including BBC’s ‘Introducing’. I first heard of Some Time Today when my previous …

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Rozu – A Rose Will Bloom (Singles)

This review is slightly different to my normal reviews. Having been asked personally to check these guys out, it appears there are currently only three songs available, and it isn’t clear as to whether these are part of an EP or are separate singles. So, for the element of doubt, I have collated …

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Fractions – Soundness Of Mind (Single)

Jeez, how have I not heard of Fractions before? A band that slipped past my eagle eyed radar who will be releasing a rather excellent single called Soundness Of Mind on January 29th 2019, free to download on all digital outlets featuring stunning artwork from Andy Pilkington at Very Metal …

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P.O.D – Circles

90’s nu-metal band P.O.D are back with a new album – Circles. A Christian metal band, Payable on Death (abbreviated to P.O.D), they’ve had remarkably few lineup changes, with the current lineup being the same as the band had in 1994. For this album P.O.D teamed up with L.A. production …

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The Black Bullets – When The Devil Comes Knocking.

On November 16th, The Black Bullets assault the airwaves with their brand spanking new single ‘When The Devil Comes Knocking’. I heard it first live at one of their gigs a few weeks ago at Percys in Whitchurch and the power it created there has been captured in the studio! …

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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 liked it – check out his review here. Now the band have decided to release a “Tour edition” version of the …

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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 has two bonus tracks – the 2001 version of “Wings of a dream” and a live version of the same song. …

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Dorrian Sorriaux – Hungry ghost

.           Blues Pills guitarist Dorrian Sorriaux has won plenty of praise for his playing in the band, but for his solo EP release, he’s taken a very different direction musically. It’s not Blues rock – it’s psychedelic Folk. It’s quite a laid back pace, and …

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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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Scream serenity – Eye of the storm

Eye of the storm is the debut album from British band Scream Serenity. Based in East Anglia, they’ve released a debut album that’s both heavy and commercial – not an easy thing to do. On the one hand it’s loud, fast and heavy, but at the same time it’s got …

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Falling Eden – Falling Eden (Single Review)

Falling Eden, the new kids on the rock block from Crewe impress from the off with their first self penned tune ‘Falling Eden’, due for release on March 23rd 2018 via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. Backed by a powerful, thought provoking video (which you can view at …

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IDestroy – Pure joy of life EP

IDestroy have just released their second EP, Pure joy of life. The Bristol based all-female trio are out on tour at the moment across the UK and Germany. They describe themselves as “party punk”, which really is a perfect description for this EP. It’s got that aggressive and fast paced …

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