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Rob Zombie - 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 18:55

1ahellthumbWith a slasher sequel and an 11th hour change of record label pushing the release of this new album into the new decade, Rob Zombie returns to what he, arguably, does best - making skullcrushing rock records......

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Blaze Bayley - 'Promise And Terror' (Blaze Bayley Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 15:16

blazethumbIron man or iron hoof? Does Blaze Bayley's latest bash deserve a big break or does he lack the balls to bang about with the big boys in 2010? Matt Phelps checks out 'Promise And Terror', Bayley's new album released on his own label and produced by former bandmate Jase Edwards.

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Oppressor - 'The Solstice Of Agony And Corrosion' (Mortal Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:37

1aoppthmDarrel Sutton checks out the impressive Oppressor retrospective that comes complete with a bonus DVD and a couple of real gems disguised as Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue cover versions...

 

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Internal Disfunction - 'Strangers In Your Own Town' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:36

1ainterthm"When the Kohl hits the eye of a big sleazy guy..." sings Dom Daley as he dips a snakeskin-clad toe into Italian waters to review the new EP by Internal Disfunction.....

 

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Angels Of Babylon - 'Kingdom Of Evil (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 24 January 2010 22:02

1angelthmBoasting a band line-up that features ex-members of both Manowar and Megadeth, Angels Of Babylon deserved to be reviewed by a true metal mutha. Darrel Sutton has to decide if 'Kingdom Of Evil' is a power metal feast or a false metal finger buffet....

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Toxic Holocaust - 'Evil Never Dies/Hell On Earth' (Reissues) - (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 23 January 2010 22:43

1atoxthmCapitalising on the current resurgence of honest-to-goodness thrash and the success of Toxic Holocaust's third album 'An Overdose Of Death', Relapse re-issue their 2003 debut 'Evil Never Dies' and 2005 sophomore release 'Hell On Earth'. Darrel Sutton summons the beast and checks them out.....

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Lostprophets - 'The Betrayed' (Visible Noise/Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:54

Betrayed._thmbAfter a scrapped album and rumours of behind the scenes interference, Lostprophets installed bassist Stuart Richardson in the producer's hot seat and set about making their fourth album, 'The Betrayed'. Johnny H investigates.....

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Orden Ogan – ‘Easton Hope’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:44

ORDEN_OGAN_-_Easton_Hope_thmbOn the eve of Orden Ogan's second release 'Easton Hope', David Whistance has the worthy task of reviewing this latest contribution to the Heavy Metal world, but the question on everyone's lips is, can the band really live up to their debut?

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Izzy Stradlin - 'Smoke' (iTunes) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 16 January 2010 19:29

1aizzythmFormer Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin releases a new album exclusively to iTunes and we gave Dom Daley a Commodore 64 and some crayons and asked him for his thoughts on "ten bitchin' rock 'n' roll tunes".......

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For Selena And Sin – ‘Primrose Path’ (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 11 January 2010 17:53

For_Selena_and_Sin_thmbThe second album from Finnish goth metallers For Selena And Sin, 'Primrose Path', is an album featuring twelve solid rock songs, and some fine musicianship by anyone's standards. But what does our  man on the scene David Whistance think of a female fronted band once again hitting his deathdecks?

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Dark Funeral – ‘Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus’ (Regain Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 10 January 2010 10:26

Dark_FuneralIt's the coldest Winter in the UK in decades and Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral unleash their new album 'Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus' to help warm us up. Darrel Sutton gets to warm his hands on the fires of Hell when he unleashes this black metal beast on his stereo.

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Lions – ‘Let No One Fall’ (Maybe) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 29 January 2010 07:13

Lions_Let_No_One_Fall_thmbapproved_smallRecorded and released as a six-track taster for the band's recent UK tour with Monster Magnet, 'Let No One Fall' sees Texan four piece Lions ready to rip you limb from limb. Dare you step foot into their musical jungle? 

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Eight Legs - 'Best Of Me' (Bootleg Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:53

1a8thmThe two-legged melodic music maestro otherwise known as Dave 'The' Prince checks out an eight-legged young UK band who appear to veer very close to the dreaded "I" word.......

 

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December Peals - 'People Have Demons' (Chorus Of One Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Monday, 25 January 2010 20:40

1adecWith a scary cover to negotiate, Dave Prince turns on all the lights as he checks out German noiseniks December Peals. The sound that he discovers is not quite what he was expecting...

 

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State Of Rock - 'A Point Of Destiny' (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 January 2010 21:14

1astatethmVocalist Tony Mills has shattered glasses with both Shy and TNT but now has a new melodic rock outfit and we asked the Prince of the Power Ballad, Mr Dominic Daley, to set his synth to stun as he checked out the State Of Rock....

 

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You Me At Six - 'Hold Me Down' (Virgin/EMI) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Friday, 22 January 2010 15:11

1ayoumeathmWith the cries of adoration still ringing in their ears after touring the UK as support to Paramore, the much-fancied You Me At Six release their second album 'Hold Me Down' and we asked the not-as-much-fancied David Prince to investigate....

 

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Wolfmother - 'Cosmic Egg' (Island/Interscope) Print E-mail
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Written by Kim Thore   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:42

Cosmic_Egg_thmbReleased at the tail end of 2009, 'Cosmic Egg' is the second album from Australian rockers Wolfmother. As the band starts their first trip around the globe touring said album we asked Kim Thore to witness the band's 'New Moon Rising'.

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Acey Slade & The Dark Party - 'The Dark Party' (TrashPit Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:52

1aceythmapproved_smallAcey Slade's most daring piece of work to date? Dom Daley investigates as he accepts an invitation to 'The Dark Party'. Read on for your chance to win a copy of one of the first true exciting album releases of 2010.....

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Dark Illusion – ‘Where The Eagles Fly’ (Battlefield Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 11 January 2010 18:05
Dark_Illusion_cover_thmbWhen he complained recently of over doing things this Xmas we sent David Whistance on an immediate course of intense heavy metal workouts to get him back fighting fit. And what better way to kick things off than with some Swedish melodic power metal courtesy of Dark Illusion and their second album, 'Where Eagles Fly'?
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Seizure Crypt – ‘Under The Gun’ (Bad Elephant Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 10 January 2010 10:35

Seizure_CryptThere's nothing more that Darrel Sutton likes to do of a Sunday afternoon than put on a relaxing CD that rips through nine tracks of total mayhem; fast, mad, DIY crossover thrash that really don't give a fuck. Sutton's got his neighbours 'Under The Gun' again as he reviews Seizure Crypt.

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The Wildhearts – ‘Chutzpah Jnr’ (Backstage Alliance) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 08 January 2010 18:17
ChutzpahJnrthmbapproved_smallThe Wildhearts have become one of the greatest British institutions of musical integrity and in frontman Ginger they have one of the most talented singer/songwriters this fair country has produced. David Whistance reviews the band's gig only 'Chutzpah Jnr' CD.
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