Tag Archives: Thrash

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: ANNIHILATOR – For The Demented

[Release date 03.11.17] Annihilator’s brief rise to fame in the late 80’s early 90’s was one that helped propel heavier music into the mainstream along with bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, and many others. With a hyper aggressive aproach to … Continue reading

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Album review: ICE AGE – Breaking The Ice

ICE AGE - Breaking The Ice

GMR [Release date 21.10.17] Many fans of 80s thrash may well remember all girl Swedish band Ice Age. Originally formed in Gothenburg by Sabrina Kihlstrand, Pia Nystrom, Sabrina’s sister Helena (later replaced by bassist Viktoria Lafsson), and drummer Tina Stromberg, … Continue reading

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Album review: DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

earMusic  [Release date 19.05.17] This is the seventh studio album from Dragonforce and a bit like AC/DC or Status Quo you should know what to expect from a DF album by now. This release however does throw a few curved … Continue reading

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Album review: TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake

Nuclear Blast [Release date 28.10.16] How many bands with let’s say a 20-30 year lifespan can you name that have consistently released excellent albums from album #1 to <insert latest>? It’s not as easy as it seems. Most bands with … Continue reading

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Album review: DENIAL – No Comment

DENIAL - No Comment

Heaven and Hell Records [Release date 29.06.16] Old school Thrash Metal fans, especially those who are into finding those rare, obscure, and hard to find bands, need look no further for the coolest release of the year in this genre. … Continue reading

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Album review: MEDEVIL – Conductor Of Storms

[Release date 26.08.16] I am a metalhead. There are no two ways to put it. I’ve been a rabid worshipper of all things metal for pretty much my whole life. I love damn near every sub genre of metal and … Continue reading

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Album review: PARADOX – Pangea

PARADOX – Pangea

AFM Records [Release date 03.06.16] German thrash band Paradox celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio “Pangea”. Surviving founding member Charly Steinhauer has been joined by an endless array of musicians since debut “Product of Imagination” … Continue reading

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Album review: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

AFM Records [Release date 20.05.16] Flotsam and Jetsam are band I have had mixed feelings about over the years. Having been a huge thrash fan most of my life, and a huge fan of Metallica back in the day, there … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAMMERFEST – Pwllheli, Wales, 10-13 March 2016

HAMMERFALL -  Pwllheli, Wales, 10-13 March 2016

Hammerfest is hard, it’s loud, and it’s brutal and yet again it threatens apocalyptic damage on the peaceful site in Pwllheli. Now in its 8th reign yet again it is being hosted under the HRH United umbrella along with HRH … Continue reading

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Interview: EXUMER

Dillon Grant put some questions to Exumer’s founding member singer/bassist Mem V. Stein. The band has just released a new album, ‘The Raging Tides’, on Metal Blade Records. The new album, “The Raging Tides” is your fourth studio album and potentially … Continue reading

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EP review: SPREADING THE DISEASE – Viral

SPREADING THE DISEASE - Viral

https://www.facebook.com/spreadingthedisease.official Spreading The Disease hail from Kent and the five piece consist of Adam May (vocals), Julien Riquelme (lead guitar), Martin Osborne (vocals/rhytmn guitar), Steve Saunders (bass) and Edd Saunders (drums). This is the band’s debut EP ahead of a … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHRAX – For All Kings

ANTHRAX - For All Kings

Nuclear Blast [Release date 26.02.16] I will admit it has been awhile since I heard an Anthrax album right through, although I was a big fan back in their 80′s period when thrash metal was at its commercial peak. This … Continue reading

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Album review: RHINE – An Outsider

[Released 05.02.16] To mix Thrash with Death Metal is asking for elitists to come crawling from the walls. However different the two genres may be, it is hard to pick the differences out in Rhine’s music. This is a good … Continue reading

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Album review: EXUMER – The Raging Tides

EXUMER - The Raging Tides

Metal Blade [Release date 29.01.16] Old fashion thrashin’. It can’t be put more simply than that. Exumer released both “Possessed by Fire” and “Rising from the Sea” at the height of thrash’s popularity, the 80s. This is a band that … Continue reading

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Album review: GAMA BOMB – Untouchable Glory

GAMA BOMB – Untouchable Glory

AFM Records [Release date 30.10.15] “Untouchable Glory” is the fifth album from Northern Ireland’s answer to vintage Anthrax, namely Gama Bomb. The band formed back in 2002 in Newry and bonded over a love of obscure thrash bands and zombies. … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ORANGE OUTLAW, NEGACY, ARCHANGEL

ORANGE OUTLAW – Desert Wolf

ORANGE OUTLAW Desert Wolf Self release [Release date 01.03.15] Album covers can be deceiving at times, going by the lone wolf in the desert I had this pegged as a stoner rock workout, how wrong could I be! Orange Outlaw … Continue reading

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Album review: IMMENSION – In Vain

IMMENSION – In Vain

Self Release (Release date 15.06.15) Hailing from the steeltown of Sheffield seems somewhat apt as Immension are all about the metal. The trio sound as if they have been raised on a diet of Metallica, Trivium and In Flames to … Continue reading

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Album review: DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

Metalbox Recordings [Release date 18.06.15] Dendera are a band I first encountered as support to Gloryhammer in Glasgow and I came away from that night highly impressed at the band’s energy and musicianship. After that night I sought out the … Continue reading

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Gig review: SICK OF IT ALL – Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

SICK OF IT ALL - Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

Headliners Sick Of It All are Lou, Pete Koller (guitar), Craig Setari (bass) and Armand Majidi (drums) and have been around the scene since 1986.  While having plenty of success they may not be known to many outside of the … Continue reading

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