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Gojira – Magma

When it comes to my own personal music taste I wouldn’t normally put bands like this on my list, however, after witnessing French metal titans Gojira live, my whole world was turned upside down. For nearly two decades they have dominated the metal genre from musical masterpiece after musical masterpiece …

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Last Great Dreamers – Glitterball apocalypse

British 90s Rockers, Last Great Dreamers, reunited a couple of years ago, and are releasing a new single, Glitterball Apocalypse, ahead of the release of their new album.  The band currently have a Pledgemusic campaign running to raise funds for the new album – http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lastgreatdreamers. This is an incredibly catchy …

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King King – Rush Hour (single)

With the release of the new King King album, Reaching for the light, rapidly approaching (release date is 4th may), King King have released a single – Rush Hour. It’s not often you get a Blues rock band releasing a radio edit of a song – in fact it’s not …

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Massive – Destination somewhere

Australian rockers Massive are back with their second album, Destination Somewhere.  It’s the follow up to their excellent 2014 debut album, Full throttle.   As with the first album, there’s plenty of high energy rock and roll. The first track on the album is the first single to be released …

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Persona – Elusive Reflections

Up for review today are Persona.  An alternative metal band raising hell from the land of Tunisia by using their fusion of modern metal with riffs of kings, synths and orchestration.  Person are a six piece band who can raise riffs and tones that would please the gods! The album …

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Fable releases her latest single, ‘ Human Pretending’

Fable is a young talented songstress from the south coast producing dark, energetic electronica sounds altogether separated from the music produced through todays electronic pop culture. I caught Fable performing ahead of The Cult at their Manchester show on Saturday, and was fascinated by her lively and creative performance. My …

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Killit – Take the power

Killit are a London based rock/metal band, although the band members orginate from Hungary, Israel, Angentina and the UK, so a pretty diverse group.  “Shut it down” was the first single from the band and has racked up over 90,000 views on youtube since it’s release.  They’re now releasing their …

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Unhinged – Nostalgia

Unhinged a punk rock band from Stourbrige in the West Midlands released their debut album Nostalgia on 11th December 2015, having formed in the summer of the same year. On their facebook page they site their influences  as “Oasis, H2O, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Pennywise, Agnostic Front and Clutch.” Nostaligia with …

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Millie Manders – Obsession Transgression

London based singer songwriter Millie Manders released her third EP Obsession Transgression via JTV Digital on 20th November 2015. Millie has a wide and varied musical background ranging from classical to jazz, punk to soul and, as well as singing, she also learnt to play the clarinet, saxophone and ukulele. …

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Hidden – True Mercian Metal

Formed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 2013. Heavy Metal band Hidden released their debut EP True Mercian Metal last year. Containing a short intro track  False Ones Must Die and three tracks packed with the classic NWOBHM sound of bands like Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals …

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Simo – Let love show the way

Simo will be a new name to most of you, but as an indication of how good they are, it was Joe Bonamassa who brought them to the attention of the record label – any band good enough to impress him is definitely worth a listen. So, what can you …

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Spreading The Disease – Viral EP

2016 has got off to a noisy start thanks to the 5 noise merchants who make up Kent based bruisers Spreading The Disease. Formed in late 2014 by bass guitarist Steve Saunders with the line up complete within 6 months, a lot of promise is shown on this refreshingly genre …

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Shadowkiller – ‘Until The War Is Won’

This second album from northern California’s Shadowkiller is a very loose concept album, based around the the pain and suffering of the German forces fighting to save themselves, their families and their homeland at the tail of the Second World War, but dealing with the horror of conflict on the front line …

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All about Eve – All about Eve & Scarlet and other stories

The first two albums from All about Eve have just been reissued by Universal music.  Both albums are being released as double CDs conssiting of the original album and a whole host of bonus material. All About Eve’s debut album originally reached No.7 in the UK album chart and “Sacarlet …

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Jared James Nichols – Highwayman EP

Guitarist Jared James Nichols is releasing a new EP to coincide with his tour supporting Glenn Hughes.  Anyone who has listened to his album (Old Glory & the wild revival) and seen him live will know he’s a great guitarist and a great live performer, so both the EP and …

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Corpse Garden – ‘Entheogen’

Exploding out of a relatively small Central American country better known perhaps for its awesome coffee than its death metal exports, this second album from Costa Rica’s Corpse Garden is as intense and dark as both the aforementioned should be.  It’s also fucking fast! Corpse Garden very obviously pay tribute …

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The Crawling – ‘In Light Of Dark Days’ EP

Despite having only emerged from Norn Iron’s dankest extreme metal sewers within the past 12 months, The Crawling are by no means newcomers to the scene over here, with the triumvirate collectively counting nigh on four decades of experience between them.  Guitarist Andy Clarke, for example, was the cornerstone of …

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Deceased – Cadaver Traditions

For Arlington, Virginia band Deceased‘s devotees and collectors, the new 2 CD set, Cadaver Traditions, is a treasure trove of uncommonly-heard cover songs. Featuring 53, yes 53! full length songs, this set incorporates 2 albums of Deceased’s which were out of print, plus a collection of 17 previously-unreleased tunes. The …

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Dalkhu – Descend… Into Nothingness

Slovenian melodic black-death metal act Dalkhu has released its latest opus, Descend… Into Nothingness. The album contains seven songs, which are an intense mixture of death, black, and even folk metal elements. Guttural, brutal death metal vocals permeate “Pitch Black Cave”, and the other tunes. Like Jeff Walker‘s famed vocal …

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Daylight – One More Fight

Daylight, a self-proclaimed hard working pop-punk band from Barcelona, Spain, has released it’s latest offering, an album called One More Fight. One More Fight contains ten songs of pop-meets-rock-meets the melodic sensibility of punk, delivered on the gentler side. The album’s mix is contemporary, crisp, loud, and clear. The sound …

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