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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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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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Anvil – Nabbed In Nebraska (Single Review)

February 14th 2020 sees the new decade open heavily with Legal At Last, the 18th studio album from those Canadian crushers, the mighty Anvil on AFM Records, but prior to that they have just released ‘Nabbed In Nebraska’, the first single taken from it. It has a gloriously grinding main …

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State Of Deceit – Retribution

Cardiff based thrashers State Of Deceit have released their first EP recently after only a year together. To be fair, for a year they’ve come a long way. But I also get the impression from this EP that there’s a long way still to go yet. These guys are attempting …

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Opposition Party – Tales To Horrify

Singapore’s longest living Thrash punkers Opposition Party return with this new four-track EP ‘Tales To Horrify ‘. Blink and you’ll miss it. This dirty sounding EP is my type of sound, literally. Not only does it pulsate Slayer-style tones mixed with Exodus-esque vocals, it oozes a filthy production that makes …

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Small Town Saviours – Cry (Single Review)

Small Town Saviours

From the ashes of The Black Bullets we have the Newbury based the Small Town Saviours to banish our blues away, point proven by their latest single ‘Cry’, an ear warming breath of fresh air power pop. It rushes in with the sugar sweet chorus and a gritty lead vocal …

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King Creature – Desolation (Single)

I first heard Desolation, brand new single from King Creature when they played it live in Manchester last Friday, the day it was released It was one of my highlights of their set and they have captured that intensity in the studio. Earworm buzzing riffing backed by a vocal delivery …

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Eye Licker – Once More Into The Rabbit Hole

It’s funny how certain events and moments that happen in life can be the difference between hearing a great band, and never hearing them at all. A friend of mine posted a video on Facebook of a track called ‘Filth ‘ by Manchester based Eye Licker at a recent gig …

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Sam Millar – Holy Sass EP

Normally the class clown on and offstage with Bigfoot, guitarist Sam Millar seems to have surprisingly grown up (but I doubt it will last) by releasing his first solo EP Holy Sass and very impressive it is to! Its five tracks bristle with confidence, opening up with ‘Eyes’ it has …

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Soldier – Storm Rider EP.

It’s been a bit quiet on the Soldier front since the release of the Defiant album in 2015 but they are back with all guns blazing for new EP Storm Rider. Founded way back in 1979 by Ian Dick, this three track EP released on Starhaven Records sees them battling …

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Thirteen Stars – Running So Long.

New single ‘Running So Long’ from Cumbria based rockers Thirteen Stars is a bit special for many reasons. Not only is it a country tinged musical tour de force, it was written by lead singer/guitarist Hoss Thompson as a dedication to the sadly departed Tom Petty. It’s a heart wrenching …

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Saltwater Injection – You Don’t Know Nothing About

Saltwater Injection Press-release: Originally formed to create the soundtrack for a film that was never released.  After years of legal wrangling, the band will finally be able to release that soundtrack. The film, which cannot be named due to legal reasons, was banned before it even reached the screens. However …

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Next Year – Waterfalls

Next Year are a 4 piece pop punk unit from Loughborough and were formed in late 2017. Similar in vein to the likes of Sum 41, Good Charlotte and Blink 182 etc, they have enough in their music to make their own identity stand out to the forefront. ‘Waterfalls ‘ …

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Swamp Coffin – Flatcap Bastard Features

Not to be confused with an Australian band from Melbourne with the same name, Rotherham Sludgers Swamp Coffin deliver us an EP of pure doom and gloom all rolled into thirty four minutes of depression. Musically, it’s not much different to the Sludge kings already out there in the form …

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3 Headed Snake – 3 Headed Snake E.P

When a new band on the scene features two members of Ministry, you know it’s going to be a bit special. 3 Headed Snake is the brainchild of guitarist Sin Quirin on guitar joined by fellow Ministry member Derek S Abrams on drums. Aided by Johnny Ray on vocals and …

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Eva Bartok – Self Titled

Post-punk merchants Eva Bartok release their self-titled debut EP this Friday 23rd August, and I have to say this feels like a very risky EP, in all the right ways of course.  Clocking in at just over ten minutes, this EP comes and goes within the blink of an eye. …

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Kim Jennett – Psycho (single).

Earlier this year I saw a performance by the tour de force ball of energy Kim Jennett at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool. Her set flew by as she delivered with being on as well as offstage and ‘Psycho’, her opening song that day is her brand new single. …

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Mystica – Oratorio

Bulgaria holds great memories for me. I go there most years to Sunny Beach for my holiday, and I know that there is some great talent over there. So when a review request came through for Mystica, I jumped at the chance. Amazingly, Mystica have been around for some twenty …

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Dig Lazarus – Figured It Out EP.

Currently available from the band and major streaming sites, this tasty four track EP titled Figured It Out should have you not taking too much time to figure out why it is well worth £5 by Nuneaton based trio Dig Lazarus! Opening track immediately sets a high standard with the …

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