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A patriotic Welshman, and one quarter of Manchester hardcore/punk band Eye Licker.

Bran – Odcházení

“Bohemia’s BRAN are a power-trio of ancient black metal might and majesty. They exhibit splendorous, spellbinding riff-sorcery so endemic to their country’s black metal idiom, but instead of hypnotizing monochromaticism, BRAN‘s epic constructions are always unfolding, always blossoming with a strict sense of narrative flow, surprising and engaging at every …

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Amorphia – Lethal Dose

As India's AMORPHIA completes its 10 years of Thrashing Madness, they have created their most-menacing third full-length album, "LETHAL DOSE".

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156/Silence – Narrative

Pittsburgh metalcore band 156/Silence are back with this follow-up to last year’s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath ‘ EP, and it’s a cracker. The first thing that hits you within this album is its intensity. Evident straight from the off in ‘A Past Embrace ‘. You feel like you’re on the …

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Torn Fabriks – Impera – Album Review

Once on a while an album flies towards you and smacks you mercilessly in the face. It’s just happened, thanks to this belter from Portugese thrashers Torn Fabriks. Last year the band released their debut EP ‘Mind Consumption ‘ to rave reviews and this follow up does not disappoint, especially …

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Eye Licker announce new vocalist

Manchester Hardcore/Punk unit Eye Licker last week announced that they have sadly departed with long time member and vocalist Rob. Announcing on their Facebook account it reads: “We’re really sad to say farewell to our Robert Laidlaw who has been in EL for 10 years and has found it increasingly …

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RESISTANCE Releases Skulls of My Enemy on Pure Steel Records

Traditional Heavy Metal stalwarts RESISTANCE have released the long-awaited new album ‘Skulls of My Enemy ‘ on CD and digital formats via Pure Steel Records. Written and recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic, ‘Skulls Of My Enemy ‘ offers eight new songs (plus the Intro) that are an …

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NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR MUSICAL DESTRUCTION USA 2022 TOUR

UK grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have just announced the Campaign For Musical Destruction – USA 2022 tour. The band will be joined by Brujeria for the full run and by Cryptic Slaughter, labelmates Frozen Soul and Millions of Dead Cops for select dates. Catch NAPALM DEATH on tour starting October …

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The SoapGirls – In My Skin

South Africa’s wildest rock band The SoapGirls are back with their fourth and (probably) best album to date. Yes, I’m a little late to the party but I’m here and that’s the main thing. Lead single ‘Breathe ‘ kicks off proceedings with it’s catchy chorus and chunky verse, whilst ‘Liar …

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FIGHT THE SUN release new single “Carnival”

Aussie heavy rock band FIGHT THE SUN has just released their second single for 2022, “Carnival”, another heavy-hitting, brain-hooking, highway-rocking track to keep your craving for riffing anthems quenched. The band brings to the table a hard and heavy rock that mixes monster riffs, soaring vocals and even bigger choruses. …

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Sviet Margot releases ‘Hope In Fire’ music video & single

  “Hope In Fire” is the fourth single & video extracted from Italian alternative rockers Sviet Margot’s new album “All I Need” due to be released at the end of 2022. The song is a hymn to life, an encouragement to cultivate the fire within us to never let it …

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Onslaught kick off their 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Thrash Metal icons ONSLAUGHT celebrate their 40th anniversary with a series of Vinyl re-prints and a special Anniversary Edition of their ‘Sounds Of Violence‘ album! 2022 is a special year for British Thrash Metal force ONSLAUGHT, one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre. The group led …

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Sepultura – Buckley Tivoli – 12/06/22

When one of your favourite bands of your youth turns up at your doorstep to play an intimate gig, it’s never in doubt what the night will bring. I’d been on pins for days leading up to this gig and I was extremely lucky that I was able to witness …

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Thunder – Dopamine

I’ve always had a soft spot for Thunder. From the days when a friend and myself followed them on their Back Street Symphony tour and hanging out after gigs, to saying our farewells at the Town & Country Club where in just a couple of weeks time, Thunder would shake …

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