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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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Usurper – Lords Of The Permafrost

Chicago based Usurper return with their sixth full length album, Lords Of The Permafrost. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, the band were formed in 1993 and share their name with another Death Metal band from Atlanta who split up around 1990. What hit me straight away in track opener ‘Skull Splitter’,  is …

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Raised By Owls reveal next single from upcoming album

Raised By Owls, the Extreme Metal / Thrash band from Derby, have revealed that the next single to be released from their upcoming 2nd album ‘Dreadful’  will be ‘The Philip Schofield Chainsaw Massacre’. Whilst the single is just 30 seconds (yes, 30 seconds) long, the video (link above) is a …

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Shadows Of Violence – Revolt

Leeds based thrashers Shadows Of Violence hit hard and heavy with Revolt, due for release this summer. Formed in 2007 their chops have been honed as the title track, a brief news report skit tells about the band rioting across the UK. ‘Words Unchained’ is a surefire call to arms …

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Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist

Canadian thrashers Backstabber cross our palms with gold here with their debut album. Lets get this straight from the start. Get yourselves an pot, throw in Testament, Napalm Death, Anthrax, Pantera, Morbid Angel and Slayer, give it a good shake and you have Backstabber. After ‘Inaugural Address’, which is a …

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Raven – Screaming Murder Death From Above : Live In Aalborg

In my opinion, the NWOBHM movement started in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Raven burst onto the scene when they signed to local label Neat Records in 1980 and released their classic single ‘Don’t Need Your Money’. They still play with the same verve, point proven on this warts and all …

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Satan – Cruel Magic

This is my second review of 2018 that features the majestic vocals of Brian Ross. The first being Blitzkrieg and now from Satan with their devilishly new album Cruel Magic. Currently available via Metal Blade Records who state in their press release that the album is “Ten tracks of searing …

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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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The Fever 333 Sign To Roadrunner Records, Release ‘Made An America’ EP

Roadrunner Records has announced its signing of The Fever 333.  The Los Angeles-based trio’s debut EP, ‘Made An America‘ is released via Roadrunner Records/333 Wreckords Crew today and is available at all digital music retailers and streaming services – HERE – with an exclusive bundle available via the official Roadrunner …

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Overkill Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’

Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’ With only three months into 2017, legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have already released their highly anticipated album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ followed by a lengthy US trek that ended one week ago. The band has released the music video for new track ‘Shine On’ – check it …

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Harlott Launches 2nd Single ‘The Penitent’ etc

HARLOTT Launches 2nd Single ‘The Penitent’! New Album ‘Extinction’ out April, 7th! Welcome New Guitarist Jake Weber! On April 7th, Australian Thrashers HARLOTT will release their new album ‘Extinction‘ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! HARLOTT return with a harrowing offering of Thrash Metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault …

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The American Way: Songs Inspired by Political Unrest

Politics can be a breeding ground of anger, discontent, fear, hatred, and lies: tangents and emotions that punk rock and heavy metal channel oh so well. As we’re aware of by now, the USA just held an election for its 45th President. While the candidate who won was voted into …

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Revocation Launches New Video for ‘Arbiters of the Apocalypse’

REVOCATION launches new video for ‘Arbiters of the Apocalypse’! After releasing their sixth full-length, ‘Great Is Our Sin‘, last week, REVOCATION is now launching a new video for the album track ‘Arbiters of The Apocalypse’! Directed by David Brodsky (davidsbrodsky.com) and produced by Allison Woest, the clip can be viewed at:metalblade.com/revocation and vimeo.com – where …

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Anthrax – For All Kings

Let’s all be honest with ourselves here: Anthrax are forever going to be the runt of the Big 4 litter. There was never any question that they would open the shows with Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica back in 2011/2012, and they will always be lower than them on festival bills. …

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Lich King, 02/2016

Classic thrash metal stalwart act Lich King was formed in 2004 by vocalist Tom Martin. The Massachusetts-based band has released several albums, with the most recent being the Do-Over EP, a full re-recording of Lich King’s “one man band” early material. Influenced by classic thrash bands like Vio-lence, S.O.D., and …

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Deceased – Cadaver Traditions

For Arlington, Virginia band Deceased‘s devotees and collectors, the new 2 CD set, Cadaver Traditions, is a treasure trove of uncommonly-heard cover songs. Featuring 53, yes 53! full length songs, this set incorporates 2 albums of Deceased’s which were out of print, plus a collection of 17 previously-unreleased tunes. The …

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Cemetery Lust – Screams Of The Violated

Portland, Oregon’s Cemetery Lust are very sincere flatterers of the early extreme thrash metal invasion’s pillars: Slayer, Kreator, and a few others. On Screams Of The Violated, the revivalists’s eight song re-release, it pays homage to these forerunner bands in spades. To state this more plainly, these guys sound like …

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Evil Army – Violence and War

A posthumous release for bassist Bones, Evil Army‘s Violence and War is a five track blast through death-thrash. These three Memphis denizens kick things off with a killer divebomb, letting listeners know they mean business. They’ve got a maniacal, rip your head off direction established right away. Songs range from …

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Interview with Fernanda Lira from Nervosa – August, 2015

Nervosa is very ambitious thrash metal trio from the heart of Brazil, which started their way as the band five years ago. Very energetic and expressive girls – Fernanda Lira, Prika Amaral and Pitchu Ferraz had their debut album released one year ago and are in the middle of their …

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Nervosa – Audio, Glasgow – 15/08/2015

Thrash metal gig,headlined by Brazilian trio, which you could easily call a thrash metal girl power. For the first time Nervosa invading Glasgow. To make it even more fun, four local thrash metal bands were invited to make this Glasgow thrashathon, as it was called. The idea of seeing these …

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