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Mad Spanner – Life Absurd

There must be something other than water in the River Severn as it flows through the normally sedate Shropshire town of Shrewsbury to addle the brains of Mad Spanner when they came to write their latest album, the aptly titled Life Absurd as it seems to have turned them into …

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Obey – Swallow The Sun

So, can Obey overcome the tricky third album syndrome with their new opus Swallow The Sun? Of course they have and with ease! It’s taken 3 years since they served up Maelstrom but the wait has been worthwhile as opener ‘Back Home’ draws you in from the off by a …

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Hellfire – Mania

‘Mania’  is Hellfire’s third full album release after ‘Metal Masses’  (2016) and ‘Free Again’  (2017). The four piece unit are from San Francisco, California and were formed in 2010. I was quite apprehensive about stepping out of my genre zone again for this one, but I’m glad I did. There’s …

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Quartz – Live Quartz

Now this is how live albums should sound! Dissonance Productions have raided the heavy metal vaults and dug out this 1980 Live Quartz album, of course by the band Quartz. Actually recorded on December 1st 1979 in their hometown of Digbeth, it sounds stripped down to its bare bones. Three …

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Quartz – Quartz

Those fine folk at Dissonance Productions have cranked up their time machine and unearthed the self titled debut from Quartz in 1977. Produced by Tony Iommi, they also supported Black Sabbath the same year and appeared at the prestigious Reading Festival (when it used to be rock/metal related) in 1977, …

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M.A.D – Manente / Alonzo / DuBose

Power trio M.A.D released this their debut self-titled album on 17/01/19. Members hail from the United States and Brazil, and their songs are inspired by stories of insane individuals, scientists and priests. For me, this is a little different from my usual genre and I have to admit that these …

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ASOMVEL SIGNS WITH HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS

ASOMVEL SIGNS WITH HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS + Unleash album details and pre-order! HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS is proud to welcome a new member to their eclectic artist roster and family: Heavy Metal overlords ASOMVEL have signed a worldwide deal with the Italian cult label! The band is sharing the …

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M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror

M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror The Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose project do a modern take on early influences such as Fates Warning, King Diamond and Queensrÿche M.A.D., acronym for Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose, is a power trio with members from the United States …

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IRON FIRE Announce New album ‘Beyond The Void’ 

  Denmark’s IRON FIRE strike back with a vengeance! Their ninth full-length “Beyond The Void”, mixed and mastered by legendary producer Tue Madsen, will be released on 8th March 2019 via Crime Records. Expect an honest in-your-face album, filled with blistering Power Metal songs that melt traditional melodic Heavy Metal with hard-hitting Thrash! …

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BLOODY TIMES Release ‘Day of Collapse’ Lyric Video

German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, have released a new lyric video for ‘Day of Collapse‘, in memory of the fallen men and women of the September 11 attacks, the song is taken off their new album ‘On A Mission‘ which was released January 11, 2019, and features ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR), JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED …

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STEEL ENGRAVED Release ‘Rebellion’ Music Video and Single

German Heavy/Power Metal machine STEEL ENGRAVED, have released a new single & music video for ‘Rebellion‘, the song is taken of their new self-titled album, out on January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. STEEL ENGRAVED‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern …

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Gang – All For One

Once again it’s time to bang our heads with the five French lunatics Gang and their latest studio release All For One, recently released via Underground Investigation. The press release statement of “Old school heavy metal” is reinforced by the CD inlay of “The flame of heavy metal is still …

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The Last Band – Hisingen

There’s something unreserved about post-hardcore rock outfit The Last Band, who hail from Gothenburg Sweden. Hisingen their third album is accomplished but there’s a rawness to the 11 tracks which are brutally honest about the world as they see it, and they want to share that with you, ‘animals of …

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Toledo Steel – No Quarter

Toledo Steel - No Quarter

At last, the wait is finally over. Southampton based metallers Toledo Steel unleash their debut album No Quarter via Dissonance Productions on June 1st! Now back to a five piece the album opens up with ‘Behold The Machine’ but never mind the machine, behold these riffs that burst out of …

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Iron Maiden Create Live Experience in ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Game

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Iron Maiden Live Show Elevates Mobile Gaming In A Genre Defining Industry First Mobile games publisher Nodding Frog and heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN are proud to announce the arrival of a new PvP arena to their ‘Legacy of the Beast’ game – in a global first and representing an unparalleled …

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SATAN Release Brand New 7″ Single on Metal Blade!

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English NWOBHM legends SATAN release brand new 7″ single on Metal Blade! Metal Blade Records is happy to announce the first collaboration since the signing of English NWOBHM legends SATAN! On July 6th Metal Blade will release the ‘The Doomsday Clock‘ 7″ single on vinyl as well as digital. The b-side …

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Saxon – Announce New Album & UK Tour

SAXON ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘THUNDERBOLT’SET FOR RELEASE 2nd FEBRUARY 2018 VIA MILITIA GUARD (SILVER LINING MUSIC) THUNDERBOLT TOUR PART 1 UK & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release …

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The Heroin Diaries Turns 10!

The Heroin Diaries Turns 10!   Nikki Sixx And Sixx:A.M. Announce Updated 2017 Anniversary Editions Of New York Times Bestselling Memoir And Soundtrack Album Pledge Campaign + Pre-Order NOW! The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition by Nikki Sixx Featuring Exclusive New Chapters, New Cover & Never-Before-Seen Photos Out October …

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Annihilator – Announce “Triple Threat” Out On 27th January Via UDR

Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release “Triple Threat” via UDR Music on January 27th, 2017 Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator have lacerated many senses over the years with their supreme, aggressive metal mastery, and on January, 27th, 2017, their legion of loyal fans can look forward to …

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Pintsize – Five Feet…No Inches

California’s Pintsize was an absolutely brilliant flash in the power pop, pop-punk, hard rock, and heavy metal cauldron. Thankfully, the cadre’s music has been immortalized on this 14 track disc, titled Five Feet…No Inches. Here, the fearsome foursome pulls listeners into a confrontational, hedonistic, and thoroughly entertaining musical joyride. The …

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