Tag Archives: Judas Priest

Album review: MARSHALL LAW – Marshall Law

MARSHALL LAW - Marshall Law

Dissonance [Release date 28.04.17] If you don’t know the name, you should. Part of a second new wave of British Heavy Metal, Marshall Law formed in the West Midlands in the late 80s and had much acclaim at the time. … Continue reading

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Album review: SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

SEVEN SHOTS FROM SOBER – Songs From Stephen Ave

Self release [Release date 29.09.15] Named after a pedestrian mall in their native Calgary, ‘Songs From Stephen Ave’, is a smoking album from a Canadian powerhouse trio. With a name like Seven Songs From Sober, you’d expect nothing less than … Continue reading

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Gig review: JUDAS PRIEST/Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – Brixton Academy, London, 1 December 2015

JUDAS PRIEST - Brixton Academy, London, 1 December 2015

The mercurial Michael Schenker and his band faced a herculean task trying to squeeze almost 45 years of music into 45 minutes of gig space. The choices might not have been to everyone’s taste but this was about as balanced … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

5am. Not the most rock ‘n’ roll of hours to rise on a Friday morning but when you have a 311 mile journey to the spiritual home of all things metal these sacrifices have to be made. What I do … Continue reading

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Quick plays: 23 ACEZ, LEFT FOR RED

Album review: 23 ACEZ – Redemption Wave         Mighty Music (Release date 12.01.15) A bit of Belgian rock in the shape of 23 Acez who have been together since 2010. Formed by Benny Willaert the four piece … Continue reading

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Album review: POOBAH – U.S. Rock

Poobah - US Rock

Ripple Records [Release date 10.02.14] This album was originally released back in 1976 during the peak of Poobah’s career and has now been lovingly re-mastered and reissued by Ripple Records. Poobah were formed by guitarist Jim Gustafson back in 1972 … Continue reading

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DVD review: U.S. Festival 1983 Days 1-3

US Festival 1983 Days 1-3

Wienerworld [Release date 27.01.14] It’s weird how when you look back at this footage, just how young everyone looks, yet when you look in the mirror that same youthful young man looks back at you (well, maybe not). The U.S. … Continue reading

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Album review: DRIVING MRS SATAN – Popscotch

Driving Mrs Satan - Popscotch

www.drivingmrssatan.com Does the world need an album of metal covers by acts like Helloween, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Faith No More? You might not think so, but when it’s something as unique as Popscotch, by … Continue reading

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Album review: PRIMAL FEAR – Delivering The Black

Primal Fear - Delivering The Black

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 24.01.14] Another year…another Primal Fear album (it seems that way anyway)…and with Primal Fear you know exactly what to expect – Teutonic metal a la Judas Priest. It’s predictable but is that always bad – look … Continue reading

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Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM – Wembley Arena, 18 October 2013

Alter Bridge, Glasgow, 21 October 2013

Alter Bridge were back headlining Wembley Arena for the second time in as many years with Shinedown and Halestorm in support. The arena looked close to a sell out and with the seating removed in the arena area there were … Continue reading

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Album review: SINNER – Touch of Sin 2

AFM Records www.afmrecords.de This is another case of a young band signing their rights away and now years later trying to reclaim some of their legacy back. Sinner are amongst a growing number of bands that are now re-recording some … Continue reading

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ATKINS/MAY PROJECT – Valley Of Shadows

Atkins May Project - Valley Of Shadows

(Gonzo Multimedia) Al Atkins is a founder member of Judas Priest – writing ‘Victim Of Changes’ – although he left the band to make way for Rob Halford in 1973 .  He has also written a very informative autobiography of his … Continue reading

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JUDAS PRIEST – Screaming For Vengeance (30th Anniversary Edition)

              Sony Who’d have thought it’s 30 years since this classic metal album (makes me feel so old), but this band defined heavy metal and this album was classic upon release in 1982. And … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: BITING ELBOWS, BEZOAR, HERMAN FRANK, SANGUINE

Robin George and Vix “You” (Angel Air) Originally recorded and released in 1990, established guitarist Robin George is joined by Vix, who at the time had just disbanded the relatively successful Fuzzbox . “You” is very much a pop rock … Continue reading

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ATKINS/MAY PROJECT – Serpent’s Kiss

This album is the result of a collaboration between original Judas  Priest vocalist Al Atkins and noted guitarist Paul May who has featured  on around 50 albums to date mostly within the realms of Christian rock. The album opens with  … Continue reading

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