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Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation EP

Molly Karloff

Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation EP Molly Karloff, a new band to me, another UK trio and thankfully recommended by Peter Noble from Noble PR, come across with the smart talking suss of Therapy and the melodic leanings of Ash, point proven by the tongue twisting title of their latest EP …

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Hedra – Broken Bones (single)

Hedra

Hedra – Broken Bones (single) On March 21st 2020, Norwich based noisemongers Hedra announced “Hedra for Universal domination”. Just six days later on the 27th they may be on their way judging by the release of latest single ‘Broken Bones’. Is there such a thing as a melo industrial genre? …

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Hedra – Karma In Blood (single)

Hedra

Hedra – Karma In Blood (single) Norwich based bruisers Hedra do what they do best which is to create challenging music which they have certainly done with this single release Karma In Blood. It’s a phenomenal piece of work fitted into five feral minutes. Hate fueled lead vocals from Jim …

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Massive Wagons – In It Together

Rolling rolling rolling, keep those wagons rolling and Massive Wagons certainly have with ‘In It Together’, the opening track taken from forthcoming studio album House Of Noise released via Earache Records on July 17th 2020. I’ve heard this song twice in the last 18 months at gigs, it sounded impressive …

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Joe Satriani – Big Distortion (single)

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani – Big Distortion (single)   Joe Satriani, the guitar maestro dazzles us again with Big Distortion, the latest single taken from his forthcoming studio album Shapeshifting, released on April 20th 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. Even by his high standards, this song definitely whets the appetite for the …

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Disconnected Souls – Warring Elements

Disconnected Souls – Warring Elements In their biography, Chester/Manchester-based Disconnected Souls aim to achieve three great pillars of music. Electronic, classical and metal but not only have they created the pillars they have built a whole temple to with their very impressive debut EP Warring Elements. Seven tracks astound with …

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Heavy Pettin – 4 Play

Heavy Pettin - 4Play

Not get enough foreplay on Valentines day? Well fear not as Glasgow hard rockers Heavy Pettin are here to the rescue courtesy of their just released 4 Play EP. Self produced by guitarist Gordon Bonnar, it bristles with pride throughout like a strutting peacock. Forming in 1981, they caused a …

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Six Sins Til Sunday – Unmasked EP

Minding my own business is a thing I tend to do from time to time. And minding my own business I was, when a messanger ‘ping’ came through on my phone from vocalist Chris Newman asking if I’d like to have a listen to this, Six Sins Til Sunday‘s follow …

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Krvsade – Judgement Day (EP)

Krvsade from North Carolina, USA, drop this brutal 3 x track EP next Friday and my lord does it pack a punch, and for £2.97 from Amazon, it’s worth every penny. My initial thoughts when the title track opener kicks in is Death and Morbid Angel. It boasts that same …

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GraveReign – The Road To Acheron (single track review)

GraveReign, the brainchild of guitarist David Shankle (ex Manowar, DSG and Feanor) along with vocalist Tony Engel (ASC and Veilside) have joined forces. Simply put as “A studio project of two friends who finally got around to writing together”. A studio album is currently planned and the first result is …

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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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