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Virus – Evilution Apocalypse (single)

Dundee based thrashers Virus who formed in 1986 show no signs of slowing down, point proven and driven home by Evilution Apocalypse, taken from their forthcoming album of the same name. A sizzling six minutes start with a calm before the storm acoustic intro, followed by a melodic guitar piece …

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Second Cities – Love And War (single)

Snapping at the heels of their last single ‘Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman)’ comes the riff-heavy monster ‘Love And War’ from Birmingham based ragers Second Cities. This song does all it needs to do in just over three minutes of grooves that writhe and churn around thumping drum patterns and a …

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Ward XVI – Imago (single)

If you thought that The Art Of Manipulation, debut album from Ward XVI was insane, then just wait until the follow up Metamorphosis hits the street on Sept.25th 2020.

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Jim Kirkpatrick – Ballad Of A Prodigal Son (single)

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick, best known for being guitarist in FM, also Rhino's Revenge and Bernie Marsden returns to his solo work with new single 'Ballad Of A Prodigal Son', a taster for a twelve track album of the same name to be released on Sept. 4th 2020.

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The Miser – The Miser

Something heavy is coming this way so strap yourselves in, put on your headphones and crank up the self-titled four-track EP by The Miser! It features their singles, the latest one ‘Numb’ will be out on July 22nd 2020, as will a free download of the EP on their Bandcamp …

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The Big Dirty – Sensual Lover

The Big Dirty, another band in the ever-growing saga “why have I not heard of these before?”. Formed three years ago in Northampton, their latest single ‘The Big Dirty’, is the third taken from upcoming studio album The Sex, due for release on July 17th 2020. ‘Sensual Lover‘ has a …

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Thirteen Stars – Keep Calm And Carry On (single)

Taken from their latest album Finest Ramshackle Jam, Thirteen Stars tug at our heart strings with their latest single ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’. It comes with a fan featured video who sent photos and videos to accompany the band performing. It’s one of the more laid back tracks on …

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Found Missing? – Now I’m Awake (single)

Merely a year since forming, Colchester based quartet Found Missing? have certainly found their groove with their latest single ‘Now I’m Awake’, currently available to stream and download on all major platforms. First impression I got was of early Deftones but with more prominent bass guitar lines and you’re halfway …

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Underking – The Throne (single)

Underking returns chomping at the bit with The Throne, a teeth-gnashing single that highlights the more melodic side to them but it’s powerful enough to keep the headbangers busy! All music and lyrics come from head honcho Maxwell Jeffries. Vocals are delivered with angst that the subject matter deserves, musically …

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Small Town Saviours – No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes (single)

Lockdown lethargy is kicked up the arse by the latest single release of ‘No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes’ from the Newbury based nutters, Small Town Saviours. They don’t mess around here, just plug in and let rip with some 24 carat, unrelenting rock and roll delivered with a …

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Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)

Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)   They’re back! Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans are back with all guns blazing on upcoming single Rip It Out and they certainly do which makes it bode well for an upcoming studio album to. The single is …

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Avarus – In Disbelief (single)

Avarus – In Disbelief Avarus new single In Disbelief is free to stream from Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer now! A bombastic blast of modern metal. I first saw Avarus at a festival at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool a couple of years ago, they played …

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The Senton Bombs – Blue Sunset (single)

“Punks not dead” scream out The Senton Bombs with Blue Sunset, their second manic single of 2020. Released on Regolith Records, it will be available on all digital outlets from June 1st. They crank it up by showing off their heavier side as they pummel us for an unrelenting three …

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Capra – Self Titled

Violent fun with a vital message – a succinct summary of fresh faces Capra from Lafayette, southern Louisiana. With only two releases under their belt, they’ve already made waves in their immediate surroundings, and it’s clear why. Their metallic hardcore twist is infectious, bursting with creativity and vigor as though …

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The Abyss Stares Back – Split EP

The Abyss Stares Back Split EP brings together three underground acts from Birminghams Punk scene: Twelve Twelve, SUE and The Butters Aliens. Each band was tasked with writing a song within the theme of Cosmic Horror, resulting in three unique interpretations that will have your feet stamping and your blood …

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Gypsy’s Kiss – Heat Crazed Vole : Re-Tailed EP

  Gypsy’s Kiss are back! Who you may ask? But a fair few Iron Maiden fans will know of them. Formed in late 1973 by lead vocalist/guitarist David Smith and Steve Harris on bass guitar (yes, that Steve Harris), they were known then as Influence but changed their name in …

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Spidervayne – Sundance (single)

On May 1st 2020, Essex based metallers Spidervayne release their latest single ‘Sundance’ via Roulette Records and digitally distributed by Cargo Distribution. It’s a great appetizer for a forthcoming studio album as it eases in on laid back guitar lines and a haunting vocal drawl. The lyrics are very thought …

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Burnt Out Wreck – Positive (single)

For sheer ballistic riffing, the This Is Hell album from Burnt Out Wreck released in November 2019 rocked on all levels. Fast forward to 2020 and they’ve just released ‘Positive’, the second single taken from it. It’s one of the more laid back tracks on the album but the grooves …

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Ty Morn – Compliments Of The Wolf (single)

  Ty Morn, described by founder member Aron Biale as “A golden age metal project with worldwide guest musicians” have released a brand new single ‘Compliments Of The Wolf’ from the curiously titled forthcoming studio album Last Villain Testament. From the off it blazes a trail of proto power metal …

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Sam Millar – Radio Gouda EP

He’s back! Proving that his debut EP Holy Sass in 2019 was no flash in the pan, Sam Millar bounces back with his latest EP Radio Gouda, due for release on June 5th 2020. It could not have come at a better time with gigs postponed/cancelled as brief opener ‘Radio …

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