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Album review: SAXON – Denim And Leather, Power And The Glory, Crusader (reissues)

SAXON - Crusader

BMG [Release date 25.05.18] BMG continue with their Saxon reissue campaign and have produced fine editions of their fourth, fifth and sixth albums. And we can announce these the same week as the first three remasters (Saxon, Wheels Of Steel … Continue reading

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Album review: RAVEN – Wiped Out

RAVEN - Wiped Out

Dissonance Productions [Release date 27.04.18] Formed in the north of England in the mid 70s by brothers John (bass, and vocals) and Mark (guitar) Gallagher, Raven were a trio associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Playing what … Continue reading

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Album review: PARADISE LOST – Host

PARADISE LOST - Host

Nuclear Blast [Release date 16.03.18] ‘Host’ was Paradise Lost’s seventh album and was originally released in 1999 on major label EMI. It certainly caused a major stir amongst their fans at the time with its electro/synth led sound, a far cry … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BUTCHER AXIS

 JON BUTCHER AXIS

Escape Music [Release date 19.01.18] If like me you were one of those who spent every fortnight reading Kerrang! and the Wimpwire column by Derek Oliver, Jon Butcher’s name came up quite often and indeed he got a feature in the AOR/melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ – My ReGeneration/The Further Adventures Of

DOWN

Frontiers [Release date 01.12.17] The Down ‘N’ Outz were formed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, when he was asked to be involved in the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in 2009. For this he was backed by Quireboys’ members Paul Guerin … Continue reading

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Album review: BLIND GUARDIAN – Re-issues

Battalions Of Fear/Follow Me Blind/Tales From The Twilight World/Somewhere Far Beyond/Tokyo Tales’/Imaginations From The Other Side/The Forgotten Tales (compilation)/Nightfall In Middle Earth/A Night At The Opera/Live Nuclear Blast [Release date 27.10.17] German power metal band Blind Guardian have produced some … Continue reading

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Album review: EMPIRE – Hypnotica (+3)

Pride & Joy Music [Release date 24.02.17] Pride & Joy Music are set to re-release Empire’s four albums throughout 2017 and start off with the band’s debut album ‘Hypnotica’, originally released back in 2001. Empire were formed by guitarist Rolf Munkes (Majesty/Razorback/Crematory) … Continue reading

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Album review: KANSAS – Always Never The Same

KANSAS – Always Never The Same

Store For Music www.storeformusic.com An album overlooked in the Kansas catalogue being originally released back in 1998, three years after their last studio album ‘Freaks Of Nature’. I remember reading an interview back at that time where drummer Phil Ehart … Continue reading

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Album review: TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Noises From The Cathouse

TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Noises From The Cathouse

Angel Air Records [Release date 05.02.16] Remember the days when any self-respecting rock band had to have a “Y” replacing the “I” in its name, at least one umlaut over a vowel and the kind of curly-locked barnets which would … Continue reading

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Album review: SAGA – The Beginner’s Guide To Throwing Shapes/The Security Of Illusion

SAGA - The Beginner

earMusic [Release date 04.09.15] www.ear-music.net Following on from the recent best of, earMusic start their Saga re-issue campaign in earnest. They are releasing, in chronological order, the band’s studio albums between 1989 and 2007.  Each has bonus songs, often recently … Continue reading

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News: GHOST, THE SWORD, GTR – Monday 31st August 2015

Broken Teeth release a new album, ‘Bulldozer’ in October. Kansas have signed with Inside Out who will release their new studio album, the first in over fifteen years. This will mark the recording debut of new members David Manion (keys) … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS CORNELL – Euphoria Mourning

[Released 14.08.15] Albums are re-released for various reasons; perhaps a record label take-over results in more marketing budget being dedicated to an album that wasn’t originally pushed that hard. Oftentimes, the latent resurgence of an artist’s popularity facilitates a re-issue … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AXEL RUDI PELL, FREEDOM CALL, DANIELZ

AXEL RUDI PELL & FRIENDS – Magic Moments 25th Anniversary Special Show SPV www.spv.de (3CD/3DVD/Blu-Ray) [Released 27.04.15] This was a special one-off concert filmed and recorded back in July 11th 2014 at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival to celebrate German … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: NINE BELOW ZERO – Don’t Point Your Finger/Third Degree

The two most successful albums on Nine Below Zero’s early roster have been reissued and come in expanded packages with loads of live material, alternative versions and informative liner notes. ‘Don’t Point Your Finger’ is classic British r’n’b to its … Continue reading

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Album Review: LEVELLERS – Green Blade Rising / Truth And Lies

        Eagle Records – Release Date: 7 October 2013 Following the full-blown remastered / repackaged / bonus material / multi-disc re-issues of the Levellers’ China Records back catalogue in 2012, here we have Eagle Records measly attempt … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIO, HEAVEN RAIN, OLIVA, VANDROYA, EVILYN STRANGE

Nick van der Meulen gives us a run through new releases from Heaven Rain, Giunitini Project, Oliva, Vandroya, Evelyn Strange and another Dio reissue… HEAVEN RAIN – Second Sun Music Buy Mail Another slipped through my fingers: this album was released … Continue reading

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News: Three ELO/JEFF LYNNE releases in April 2013

Just as the third quarter of 2012 brought three exciting works from JEFF LYNNE – his second solo album Long Wave, the freshly recorded Mr. Blue Sky – The Very Best Of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and the illuminating documentary Mr. … Continue reading

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