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Snew - 'We Do What We Want' (Maman Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 21 May 2010 05:15

snewthumbCalifornian rock 'n' rollers Snew return with their second release, the storming 'We Do What We Want', and Matt Phelps discovers that there is much more to this kick-ass combo than tired AC/DC comparisons.....

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Haken - 'Aquarius' (Sensory) Print E-mail
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Written by Ian B   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:55

1ahakenthumbIan B jumped towards our offer of liquid refreshment before realising that we meant reviewing the water-themed debut album from progressive rockers Haken. Was the experience like drinking from the golden cup of an angel or like licking piss off a nettle? Read on for the fishy facts......

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Order Of Voices - 'Self Titled' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:00
orderofvoices86pxWhen a band gets compared to Radiohead, Alice In Chains and Saxon all in one review, said review must surely can only come from the pen/keyboard of our very own Russ P. Join our man on the (musical) edge as he unveils the heady delights of Order Of Voices and their all-new self-titled eight-track opus.
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Insane - 'Our Island, Our Empire' (Edge Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 06:00
Insane_thmb"Hands up how many bands you can name from Hungary?" asks Darrel Sutton as he explores the Fonogram 2009 - Best Hungarian Metal Album, namely 'Our Island, Our Empire' by Insane. Intrigued? You should be......
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Black Tusk - 'Taste The Sin' (Relapse Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 17 May 2010 06:00
Black_Tusk_thmbDeep in the Southern States of The USA there is a musical uprising happening that is about to grab the heavy metal world by the throat and rip you limb from limb just for the fun of it. Darrel Sutton ventures into the lair of Black Tusk for his first taste of the sin that will change his life forever.
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Framing Hanley - 'A Promise To Burn' (Silent Majority Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 17 May 2010 05:00

framingthumbWith 'A Promise To Burn', their seriously good second album, Framing Hanley are about to make the step up to the big league. Listen to this album now before it explodes and you hate it!

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Sun Dial - 'Self Titled' (Shrunken Head Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:00

sundialthumbNev Brooks checks out the new album from Sun Dial, the band featuring Russel Barrett of Chapterhouse and Gary Ramon, and doesn't hear what he was expecting as grunge-fuelled metal stings his ears!

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Shining Line - 'Self Titled' (Avenue Of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Saturday, 15 May 2010 05:00

shiningthumbWith a recording line-up that almost rivals the pomp of the inaugural Parp Aid event, Italian melodic rock masters Shining Line have released an album so full of wonder that David Prince actually turned off his Nelson albums to listen......

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Raise The Crazy - 'Self Titled EP' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Craggy   
Friday, 14 May 2010 05:30

raisethumbFor his maiden written voyage on the good ship Über, Trashtown Thrillers frontman Craggy gets down 'n' dirty with Australian bluesy 'n' ballsy bad boys Raise The Crazy. Did he like them? Did he love them? Can he even write? All questions answered in one destiny-finding mouse click, bruthas and sistas......

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Skill In Veins - 'Self Titled' (Avenue Of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:00

skillthumbAndrea Lanza, mainman of the curiously-monikered Skill In Veins, has been compared to the likes of Jake E Lee and George Lynch so, with molten metal man-size muck wipes in hand, Matt Phelps dipped his toe into murky maestro waters......

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Four Letter Word - 'An Invitation To A Hanging' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:30

flwthmReleased to coincide with last week's election, Four Letter Word offer up four cuts of prime political beef ready for free download. We asked Darrel Sutton to point his swing-o-meter their way and check out the hardcore punk rock party for us.

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The Lombego Surfers - 'Still Got The Night' (Flight 13 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:05

lombegothmbYou can be forgiven for not having heard of the Boston to Basle based band The Lombego Surfers, even if they have released about a bazillion albums prior to 'Still Got The Night', their ninth offering. Dom Daley investigates.....

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Legendary Shack Shakers - 'Agridustrial' (Colonel Knowledge Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 05:20

legthumbWith a frontman described by the legendary Jello Biafra as one of the best in the world and also featuring a member of The Jesus Lizard, Nev Brooks thought he knew what to expect when he put the needle on the new Legendary Shack Shakers record........

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The Dreaming Tree - 'Progress Has No Patience' (Bombsite Productions/Believe SAS) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 06:00
thedreamingtreeprogress86pxProgressive pop/rockers from Wolverhampton, The Dreaming Tree take our Russ P on a bumpy and disorientating musical journey with their third album 'Progress Has No Patience'. But will Russ have the patience to sit through nine minute songs, we ask?
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Dick Wagner - 'Full Meltdown' (Desert Dreams Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Monday, 17 May 2010 06:00
dickwagnerfullmeltdown86pxWelcome to Russ P's dreamland, it's a new album from one time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed collaborator Dick Wagner called 'Full Meltdown' and Russ can't wait to give you Über Röckers the full low-down on the man who has written or played with the likes of Kiss, Aerosmith, Meat Loaf and, umm, Air Supply.
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Nails - 'Unsilent Death' (Six Feet Under Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 16 May 2010 06:00
NailsCoverthmbapproved_smallEver fancied hearing a band that is the musical equivalent of being butt fucked by a herd of elephants? Well Darrel Sutton has found just the band in Nails, and their second album 'Unsilent Death' is about to fist you like no tomorrow.
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Arise - 'The Reckoning' (Regain Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 15 May 2010 06:00
Arise_thmbIs Sweden a country of never-endingly awesome bands? Darrel Sutton uncovers the fourth album from Gothenburg's Arise and discovers a treasure chest full of death and thrash metal booty.
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GBH - 'Perfume And Piss' (Hellcat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 14 May 2010 06:20

gbhthumbapproved_smallUK punk stalwarts GBH return with a new record label, the über-cool Hellcat Records, and a new album that raises the bar for all their contemporaries. So says Dom Daley of 'Perfume And Piss', an album not for the faint hearted......    

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Grand Illusion - 'Brand New World' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Friday, 14 May 2010 05:00

grandthumbVeteran Swedish Adult Orientated Rock grandmofos Grand Illusion release 'Brand New World' and, with the help of renowned rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, turn in an album that pretty much sums up the name of their record label, AOR Heaven.

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Drive, She Said - 'Dreams Will Come: The Best Of & More' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:30

drivethumbLegendary New York AOR peddlers Drive, She Said return with a shiny new 'Best Of' release that features a couple of brand new tracks that are sure to get peculiar parp fans pumped up and preening. David Prince investigates....

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Silent Fall - 'Otherwise' (Pitch Black Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:00

silentfallthmThe debut album from French melodic metallers Silent Fall has got our man David Whistance all hot and bothered, and he's just about to perform an axe attack. So what exactly is it that has got our normally placid reviewer quite so worked up? Read on and find out.

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