Tag Archives: Steamhammer Records

Sodom – Genesis XIX

In just under an hour Sodom vehemently prove that they are still flying the flag high for German thrash metal with the release on Steamhammer Records of their sixteenth studio album Genesis XIX. Still fronted by founder member Tom Angelripper since 1981, his dedication to the cause is utterly commendable, …

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Anvil – Anvil Is Anvil

Anvil Is Anvil. Not just the title of their forthcoming 16th studio album but a statement of intent. Due for release on February 26th 2016 via Steamhammer Records it shows the Canadian power metal trio in a rich vein of songwriting form carried on from their resurgence which resulted in …

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Riot V – ‘Unleash The Fire’

RIOT V - Unleash The Fire album artwork

It takes a brave decision by any band to continue following the death of not only a founder member but also one regarded as the cornerstone of the act concerned.  Some – such as Led Zeppelin – have decided not to attempt to replace such a key element, while others, …

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Black Trip – Goin’ Under

Black Trip - Goin Under artwork

It could be argued that there is nothing new in music:  everything is a re-creation, a re-invention of what has gone before. It’s all about variations upon a theme… Now, I’m no musicologist – I’m just a fan who writes about music – but my take on it is this:  …

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