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Midnight Odyssey – Shards Of Silver Fade

  Sometimes, just sometimes, when the celestial bodies align , on a clear moonlit night I’ll find myself drawn to the coast. To sit on rocky cliff tops and gaze out onto the ocean, to ponder humanity’s foibles and achievements, as the white Lunar rays dance and skip on the …

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Entrails – Obliteration

Fans of the original wave of Swedish death metal are in for a treat, from Entrails‘s latest release, Obliteration. As the band says, it’s ten tracks of “death metal and nothing else.” Entrails formed around the same time that bands like Entombed and Grave were just beginning to garner some …

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Various – ‘Snuff Fetish Infection’

There is something morbidly fascinating about goregrind.  It’s a musical sub-genre which often inhabits the darker, more taboo elements of the human psyche, addressing lyrical issues which many, more mainstream, artists only dare to skirt around with the comparative finesse of a housewife cleaning her most precious porcelain compared to …

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Raven – ExtermiNation

Formed in 1974 in Newcastle Upon Tyne by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, Raven have stuck to their guns through thick and thin resulting in their 13th studio album release ExtermiNation currently available via SPV/Steamhammer Records. Fan friendly formats include a CD Digipack with bonus track ‘Malice In Geordieland’ and …

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Neal Schon – Vortex

After selling upwards of 80 million albums as a part of rock titan Journey, guitarist Neal Schon has released his latest solo offering, Vortex. For Vortex, a two disc set, Schon was joined in the studio by keyboardist Igor Len, and fellow Journeyman, drummer Steve Smith. Schon has the freedom and the space to explore …

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The Graveltones – Love Lies Dying

The Dynamic Aussie Duo strikes again! Right from the word go The Graveltones second album ‘Love Lies Dying‘ hits you like a rampaging rhino that tramples all over you, backs up, and for good measure, tramples all over you again and again to make sure the job is done! That …

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Soulsteal – Tenebris

Soulsteal are a Doom/Death Metal band from Cyprus that formed over ten years ago.  They released their debut EP in 2009, then in 2012 followed this with their debut album.  Now three years on, they are releasing their second album, Tenebris. The songs are fairly short with almost half clocking …

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Deez Nuts – Word Is Bond

Melbourne, Australia’s Deez Nuts brought forth their fourth studio album, Word Is Bond, in the spring of 2015. Word Is Bond is a 14 track disc filled with monolithic, aggressive hardcore crossover thrash metal that will sear your feet to the floor and melt your face simultaneously. The overall sonic …

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SixStringNoise – Snake Side Brotherhood

SixStringNoise, from Greece, has independently released Snake Side Brotherhood, a ten song album. This offering, the band’s third, shows a natural progression in musicianship, songwriting, and technical mastery. As a duo, Markos and Alex have come up with a cohesive batch of songs which run a gamut from grunge or …

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Iron Kobra – Might & Magic (Dying Victims Productions)

Iron Kobra from Germany appeared in 2008 and have released a series of singles and one full length before this current offering. They introduce themselves on this album with an intro about playing on 10 – it sets the scene perfectly for what can only be described as a wild …

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Nuclear Assault – Pounder E.P

Welcome back Nuclear Assault! Even though it will be short lived (they are calling this the ‘Final Assault’ tour), the New York based thrash metal legends have reformed for their 30 year anniversary and released Pounder. This blistering 4 track E.P and 2015 tour dates including a main stage slot …

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Frosthelm – The Endless Winter

Mixing the blackest of extreme metal with thrash breaks/parts is the thing that made me review “The Endless Winter” by Frosthelm. It was too odd to not give it a good listen to and tell you what I thought. I love this band; Frosthelm have cracked the code and managed …

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Satyricon – Live At The Opera (DVD and 2CD release)

The solemn and eloquent darkness with the few spots of light. The drums rises up from the under floor in the side of the massive stage. Perfect lighting setting hits the stage and then Frost starts hitting the drums and Satyr comes up from the floor too and so begins …

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Erja Lyytinen – Live in London

I must admit to not knowing an awful lot about Erja Lyytinen, until her latest cd dropped on my doormat, it is called ‘Live In London’, which had me thinking that I must be missing out on something special, and I was right. On October 7th 2014, Erja Lyytinen rolled …

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Magnum-Escape from the Shadow Garden Live 2014

This is Magnums 9th live album and is a fitting reminder of just how good last year’s studio release ‘Escape from the Shadow Garden’ is. If you missed the supporting tour then this is as faithful a reproduction as you are going to get, my venue on that tour was …

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Gov’t Mule-Stoned Side Of The Mule (Vol 1 & 2).

Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic, and daring as Gov’t Mule. But in curveball mode, and for the first time in its 20-year career, Gov’t Mule has delved into its vaults for Stoned Side Of The Mule (Vol 1 & 2). After last December’s …

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Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971

Over the last couple of years, earMUSIC have released several live albums from Deep Purple – “Paris 1975”, “Copenhagen 1972”, “Stockholm 1970” and “Graz 1975”.  Now the band’s show at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, on July 30, 1971 is being released.  The concert features the Mk II …

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Triaxis – Zero hour

British band Triaxis are about to release their third album – Zero hour.  The album was recorded following a Pledgemusic campaign to raise the funds, and which reached its goal on the day the campaign launched – such is the support the band have from their fans.  The band’s first …

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RavenEye – Breaking Out

British band RavenEye may be a new name to many, but fans who saw Blues Pills on their latest UK tour will have seen RavenEye supporting them.  I saw their set in London and was really impressed, so the fact they’re releasing an EP in May is good news. RavenEye …

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No Bros – Ready for the Action

This is a new band to me therefore I had no idea what to expect, which is actually refreshing. So I stick it on and press play and here is what I heard. No Bros were a Austian hard rock band who formed in 1974, they played rock music in …

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