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Babymetal – Metal Galaxy

For the uninitiated Babymetal takes a bit of explaining. There are things in this world that go together naturally like Strawberries and Cream. There are also combinations that should never be allowed like custard and fishfingers. However sometimes there is a fusion which, whilst it shouldn’t work, does. Babymetal may …

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Hellyeah – Welcome Home

Last year we lost one of our own when Vinnie Paul passed away. He had, as I’m sure you’ll agree, along with his brother been a pioneer in Metal and after Dimebag’s untimely death Vinnie had carried on within the Supergroup that was Hellyeah. He had though, before his untimely …

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Fallen Mafia – Awaken

As I write this, Fallen Mafia are preparing for the launch of their first full album. Having previously released 4 EP’s ( Leather, Lipstick & Cigarettes, How the Story Ends, Asylum and Fallen if you’re interested). This then is, no doubt a labour of love and, the highlight of their …

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THE AGONIST – Orphans

In September The Agonist return with a new album Orphans. One of Canadas finest exports (second maybe to Maple Syrup) this is their sixth studio recording and the third with singer Vicky Psarakis. This is a band with history which I won’t go into here, but it is sufficient to …

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Schattenmann – Epidemie

When I was asked to review the new album by Schattenmann it was pitched to me as “if you like Rammstein you might like this”. So as the album starts I’m already prejudging. As if aimed to not disappoint the opening track Schattenland has the throbbing industrial guitar beat from …

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T.O.W.E.R.S – Towers

Nottingham has always been synonymous with forests but could this be soon replaced with talk of ‘T.o.w.e.r.s’ This energetic young band have managed to simultaneously create an album with the sweet, nostalgic sound of the 80s hard rock (with a female twist) movement whilst also maintaining their own stylistic values; …

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Josh Todd And The Conflict – Year Of The Tiger

Year Of The Tiger is the new album from Buckcherry front man Josh Todd under the guise of Josh Todd & The Conflict.  Joining Josh are the Los Angeles trio of Steve Dacanay, Sean Winchester and Gregg Cash.  This album is rock and roll, hardcore, a bit punk but overall …

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Def Leppard – Announce 30th Anniversary Release of Hysteria (Remastered 2017)

  Def Leppard Announce 30th Anniversary Multi-Format Release of Hysteria (Remastered 2017) Release Date 4th August 2017    “…the greatest power-pop band ever to masquerade as metal”– New York Magazine “The massive-selling album turned a young Sheffield band into global superstars” – Classic Rock magazine “1987’s Hysteria, an absolute masterpiece of immaculate, futuristic rock production” – …

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Lionize announce new album ‘Nuclear Soul’

Maryland-based rockers Lionize have announced their forthcoming full-length studio album, titled Nuclear Soul, is set for release September 8 in digital, CD, and LP formats. The first single ‘Blindness To Danger’ premiered on Friday with Classic Rock and the song is now available for download and streaming. The single release coincides with the …

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Wednesday 13 offers ‘Condolences’

Upon the release of his new album – ‘Condolences’ – WEDNESDAY tells how David Bowie’s passing was the inspiration for the title track; “[Condolences] is one of the first songs I wrote for the record.  The title came from when David Bowie passed away; I kept seeing ‘Condolences, sorry for …

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STONE SOUR unveil new song: ‘Taipei Person/Allah Tea’

STONE SOUR are streaming a brand new song, ‘Taipei Person/Allah Tea’ over at the band’s official YouTube channel ‘Taipei Person/Allah Tea’ is taken from STONE SOUR’s long awaited sixth studio album, ‘Hydrograd’ which is set for release on 30th June via Roadrunner Records.   Recorded at Sphere Studios in North …

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Accept release digital single ‘The Rise of Chaos’

Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ will be unleashed on August 4th 2017. The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – ‘Blood Of The Nations’, ‘Stalingrad’, and ‘Blind Rage’ – with grandeur and precision. The title …

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Dirt Box Disco – Poppycock

Dirt Box Disco who, in their own words, describe themselves as ‘Born in the UK from the malfunction of a terrible musical chemical laboratory experiment!‘ officially release their fifth album ‘Poppycock’ via STP Records today (15th April 2017) with an album launch show at the Star and Garter, Manchester today. …

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Camel Of Doom – Terrestrial

The Camel of Doom re-released album Terrestrial is to put it bluntly a tough listen for those not familiar with the psych/doom genre.  On the other hand, for those that know all about it, what joy this album brings.  Kris Clayton, the driving force behind Camel Of Doom, has been making music since he was a 13 …

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KREATOR Reveal ‘Gods Of Violence’ cover artwork and details

German thrash titans KREATOR have revealed the cover artwork and release details for their upcoming album, ‘Gods Of Violence’. The 14th KREATOR album is set to be released on January 27th, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also made …

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SikTh – Death Of A Dead Day

Happy 10th anniversary to SikTh‘s Death Of A Dead Day which was originally released back in the distanct past of June 2006.  To mark this significant milestone,  Peaceville Records chose to re-release the album in September 2016.  So how do you review a 10 year old selection of songs that have already had an …

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Blackberry Smoke – Like An Arrow

Following the band’s widely successful 2015 album, five-piece Southern Rock band, Blackberry Smoke, are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Like An Arrow’ on Friday 14th October 2016 via Earache Records. The latest album features twelve new tracks, which includes a feature from the one and only Gregg Allman, …

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Elder Druid – Magicka EP

You would think with a name like Elder Druid this band had been sacrificing goats to some other worldly God these past few years.  Not so, once you find out that it is a group of former school friends and sometime students from Ballymena in Northern Ireland who have embraced …

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Soilwork – Death Resonance

Death Resonance from Soilwork is a collection of tracks that probably should not work but does in a kind of strange way.  Two new offerings, Helsinki and Death Resonance, along with 13 rare, previously unreleased and remixed tracks gives us an opportunity to hear how the Soilwork sound has progressed over the years. Normally you may wonder as …

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July Talk Interview with Planetmosh

Jamie Reader-Johnson from Planetmosh caught up with July Talk after their set at Sound Control in Manchester, in support of their latest studio album, Touch, to discuss the new record, touring, and all things in between. What was the first track that came together to build Touch? P: Strange Habit …

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