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Mike LePonds Silent Assassins – Whore Of Babylon

Somehow in between playing with the Ross The Boss Band and Symphony X, Mike LePond has written all the music and lyrics for Whore Of Babylon, the third album from his band Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins and for good measure, he’s even produced it! Currently released via Silver Lining Music, …

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Massive Wagons -House Of Noise

Massive Wagons

Full Nelson, the last studio album from Massive Wagons opened a lot of doors for them but the soon to be released follow up, House Of Noise on July 17th 2020 won’t just do the same, it’ll smash the windows to and blow the roof off! It’s a heavier album …

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Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light Part III

Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light Part III Mad Max? He’s nothing compared to Mad Matt, as Matt Jones, head guru of Twisted Illusion defies musical genres to baffle us with the brain mangling new studio album Excite The Light Part III. If you thought the first two were complex, …

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Annihilator – Ballistic, Sadistic

Still thrashing away since 1984, Canadian based metallers Annihilator show no signs of slowing down with their seventeenth studio album Ballistic, Sadistic. One of the two founding members, Jeff Waters is still putting his heart and soul into delivering old school thrash metal and the ten tracks on here show …

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Sky Valley Mistress – Faithless Rituals

  Sky Valley Mistress, one of the most exciting bands I’ve seen live over the last few years have finally finished their debut album Faithless Rituals which will be released on March 20th, 2020 via New Heavy Sounds/Cargo Records. The Blackburn based quartet have managed to create their live vibe …

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Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

  Ross The Boss, founder member of Manowar back in 1980 shows he still has the riffs in his metal arsenal with Born Of Fire, his fourth solo album released on AFM Records. These twelve monster songs are blazed out by his backing band of Marc Lopes on vocals, Mike …

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Collateral – Collateral.

Kent based quartet Collateral came to be in late November 2016. A well received EP ‘4 Shots!’ paved the way for two singles, ‘Lullaby’ and most recently ‘Merry Go Round’, both of which feature on their stunning self titled debut album, recently released by Roulette Media Records. They have been …

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Those Damn Crows – Point Of No Return

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited waiting for the second album from a band. The first time was way back in 1980 for Iron Maiden when their self titled debut was followed by Killers and now Bridgend based Those Damn Crows have shown their full potential …

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Stallion – Slaves Of Time

2020 has got off to a thrashtastic start, courtesy of German lunatics Stallion with their third studio album Slaves Of Time. Due to be released by High Roller Records on Feb.28th, ten tracks of rabid thrash metal are dished up here. Formed in the Lake Constance area in 2013, the …

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Izengard – Angel Heart

The heart of Izengard beats strong with their latest studio album Angel Heart. Released on Massacre Records, it’s a colossal piece of music boosted to great heights by the mixing and mastering of Paul Hume. ‘Demon Of The Night’ is a gripping opener as sparse chords and keyboards ease in …

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Revolution Saints – Rise

2020 will start off strongly for fans of melodic rock as Revolution Saints release their third studio album Rise via Frontiers Music S.R.L on January 24th. The supergroup trio of Deen Castronovo on drums/lead vocals, Jack Blades on bass guitar/vocals and Doug Aldrich on guitar have strengthened the promise shown …

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Anvil – Legal At Last

When one of your favourite bands gets in touch to ask for an early review of their forthcoming album, proclaiming “It’s gonna rock your ass”, it had better be good. Good? With their eighteenth studio album Legal At Last in the can, Toronto based Anvil have certainly walked the walk …

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Grand Slam – Hit The Ground

Grand Slam

 Grand Slam, formed as a solo band in 1983 (that included Magnum keyboard player Mark Stanway) by Phil Lynott that took on the name when Thin Lizzy had completed their farewell tour the same year. A revolving line up included ex Stampede guitarist Laurence Archer who joined in 1984 but …

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Graham Bonnet Band – Live In Tokyo 2017.

Graham Bonnet, still kicking out the jams at the ripe old age of 71, point proven on this very impressive Live In Tokyo 2017 album, released on Frontiers Music S.R.L. Out of its sixteen tracks, it weighs heavily on Down To Earth, the album Graham made with Rainbow. It divided …

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The New Roses – Nothing But Wild

How has a band this good slipped passed my radar? The New Roses, formed 2007 in Wiesbaden, Germany, will release their fourth studio album Nothing But Wild on August 2nd 2019 via Napalm Records. Vocally they come across like prime time era Cinderella and musically they impress with early Guns …

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Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light : Part 2

Excite The Light : Part 2, is the second album of the trilogy by Twisted Illusion. Now that the sensible intro is out of the way, the best analogy I can describe this band with and the way they evolve is similar to the creature in The Thing by John …

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Fahran – V-a-p-o-u-r-s

FAHRAN

To say that Fahran have come on in massive leaps and bounds with latest album V-a-p-o-u-r-s  since their self titled debut and follow up Chasing Hours would be it likened to a kangaroo on steroids! Produced and mixed by guitarist Jake Graham, it sounds huge and features stunning artwork from …

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Holocaust – Elder Gods.

Holocaust - Elder Gods

Since founding Holocaust in Edinburgh 1977, guitarist/lead vocalist John Mortimer has released some impressive music to say the least and the bar has been raised even higher with current studio album Elder Gods. The trio is completed by Mark McGrath on bass guitar/vocals and Scott Wallace on drums. A shift …

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The Swamp Born Assassins – Dead Man’s Train

Choo choo! Here come the mad Scots  The Swamp Born Assassins with their latest studio album Dead Man’s Train. Ten first class travel tracks kick off full steam ahead with the title track as it literally burns up the track as ear rasping harmonica from frontman Charlie Moffat add nuances …

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