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Raven – Wiped Out Review

Raven - Wiped Out Review By Adam McCann Atlantic Record - 1982 - NWOBHM Raven are not only criminally underrated, they are also hugely influential. The band helped push the boundaries already being laid down by Judas Priest, Motörhead and Venom with their self-proclaimed brand of athletic rock which would sow seeds of

Yes – Relayer Review

Yes - Relayer Review By Adam McCann Elektra Records/Atlantic Records - 1974 - Progressive Rock Although the initial reception to the bands previous album ‘Tales From the Topographic Oceans’ from 1973 had been warm, musically the band had reached saturation point with ‘Tales…’ being overblown, bloated and aimed almost entirely at a niche

Sons Of Apollo – World Tour Review

Sons Of Apollo World Tour - Manchester Academy 2 (Oct 10, 2018) By Adam McCann Set List: God Of The Sun Signs Of The Time Divine Addiction Just Let Me Breathe Labyrinth Billy Sheehan Bass Solo Lost In Oblivion The Prophet’s Song Save Me Alive The Pink Panther Theme Opus Maximus Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo Lines In The Sand Ron Thal Guitar Solo And The Cradle Will Rock… Coming

Powerwolf – Sacrament Of Sin Review

Powerwolf - Sacrament Of Sin Review By Adam McCann Napalm Records/2018/Power Metal With their instantly recognisable sound, Powerwolf are one of heavy metal’s most distinctive bands. With a sound which is one-part traditional Teutonic power metal and another which is one-part pure Sabaton; Powerwolf exchange themes of tanks, war and historical themes for

Randy Cooper’s Victory Season Review and Photoshoot

Randy Cooper's Victory Season Review and Photo Shoot By Jet Pace DEAN, the Perfect “Lit" Match for “The Arsonist” Randy Cooper’s skills from Emperors and Elephants and THC to Victory Season, 2018.   Since 1988, Randy Cooper has been shredding with Dean Guitars.  His Deans are the “lit” match for his skills that set every show "on fire” from Emperors and

Anthrax ‘State of Euphoria’ – Review

Anthrax ‘State of Euphoria’ Megaforce/Island Records 1988 Thrash Metal     Anthrax had been thrust into the spotlight following the release of the seminal thrash metal albums ‘Among the Living’ and ‘Spreading the Disease’, with the New Yorkers showing that the East Coast’s take on thrash could easily keep up with the big boys from San Francisco.

‘Winds Of Time: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985’ – Review

‘Winds Of Time: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985’ HNE Recordings Limited/Cherry Red Records 2018 NWOBHM The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) was an exceptionally fruitful time to be in a band. The punk and heavy metal scenes had spawned this movement and for the metal bands of this time,

Sodom ‘Agent Orange’ – Review

Sodom ‘Agent Orange’ SPV/Steamhammer Records 1989 Thrash Metal   To many heavy metal fans, Sodom have always formed part of the ‘Teutonic Big 4’ and during the mid-to-late 80’s, the German thrashers had built up a strong following on the back of ‘Persecution Mania’, an album which would see the band move away from their black

Leviathan ‘Of Origins Unearthed’ – Review

Leviathan ‘Of Origins Unearthed’ Independent Release 2018 Melodic Death Metal The history of Leviathan has been marred by an extended run of bad luck including huge losses of money due to problems with their previous records distribution. This sadly caused Leviathan to call it a day in 2013 and the band went on an indefinite

Europe ‘The Final Countdown’ – Review

Europe ‘The Final Countdown’ Epic Records 1986 Hard Rock/Glam Metal/Heavy Metal   Europe had risen to fame exceptionally quick, as young kids playing in Sweden, they were soon signed to Hot Records releasing their self-titled debut and ‘Wings of Tomorrow’ the following year. It was not long before Epic Records snapped up the band and thrust

D.R.I. ‘Thrash Zone’ – Review

D.R.I. Thrash Zone Metal Blade Records 1989 Crossover   Picking up where bands like Bad Brains, Cro-Mags and Dead Kennedy’s had left off, by the end of the 80’s, D.R.I. had built up a large fan base with their infusion of hardcore punk, thrash metal and attitude. Alongside their peers Suicidal Tendencies, M.O.D. and Stormtroopers of

Verilun ‘Through Fire… In The Sun’ – Review

Verilun ‘Through Fire… In The Sun’ Sliptrick Records 2018 Black/Death Metal   It has been a good few years since Verilun released their debut album ‘Home for the Dead’ in 2013. This year, the band from Hungary which plays a blend of death and black metal are back with their anticipated follow up ‘Through Fire… In

Mystery ‘Lies And Butterflies’ – Review

Mystery ‘Lies And Butterflies’ Unicorn Records 2018 Progressive Rock/Neo-Prog   Since their inception in 1986 and the subsequent release of their debut album ‘Theatre of the Mind’ 10 years later, Mystery have tread on the line between the pomp of AOR, classic progressive rock and a much more modern neo-prog sound. Although the band have generally

Drift Into Black ‘Dead Suns Under The Forever Moon’ – Review

Drift Into Black Dead Suns Under The Forever Moon Independent Release 2018 Atmospheric Doom Metal/Hard Rock/Gothic Rock   Drift Into Black (DIB) is the brainchild of former Grey Skies Fallen keyboardist Craig Rossi. After leaving the New York melodic death metallers, Rossi put together DIB releasing their debut EP ‘Shadow People’ in 2017 and continues with

ALL THAT REMAINS RELEASE TWO NEW SONGS — “WASTELAND” + “EVERYTHING’S WRONG” —LISTEN

ALL THAT REMAINS RELEASE TWO NEW SONGS — "WASTELAND" + "EVERYTHING'S WRONG" —LISTEN     VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE OUT NOVEMBER 9 All That Remains have just dropped two new songs from their forthcoming ninth full-length album Victim of the New Disease — out November 9 via Razor & Tie/Fearless. Listen to "Wasteland" and "Everything's Wrong." "This disc is everything ATR

GOATWHORE Announces Additional Headlining Shows; Metal Alliance Tour Draws Near + Band To Play Knotfest Colombia!

GOATWHORE Announces Additional Headlining Shows; Metal Alliance Tour Draws Near + Band To Play Knotfest Colombia!  The road demons in GOATWHORE are gearing up for another live takeover later this month beginning with a performance at Knotfest in Bogotá, Colombia on October 26th. The band will be playing alongside the likes of headliners

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