ALBUM REVIEW: Tysondog – Midnight


From escaping their leash and running amok in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene of the early eighties to being put to sleep just five years later, Tysondog may have only had a short life but still managed to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive scene. A packed Neat Records roster including the likes of Raven, Saracen, Avenger and Venom, plus a proliferation of compilation albums available at the time helped the band attain a level of prominence, their song ‘Eat the Rich’ featuring on the likes of British Steel, Metal Killers Vol 2, and Axe Attack.

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Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Napalm Death, Kris Barras Band, Pengshui and Aniilmalia added to Download 2022


Following their massive headline set at last year’s Download Pilot event, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be joining this year’s Download festival, alongside four other new additions, including Napalm Death, PENGSHUi, and Aniilmalia. Download 2022 is the big reunion of the rock community, as the festival makes its highly anticipated return with the first full-scale Download in three years and a gargantuan line-up of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore, metal and much more. The three-day festival takes place on 10-12 June 2022 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are now on sale now at the4 link below.

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Ghost Has Been Announced as a Headliner for Hellfest This June


Ghost is currently on tour supporting their new album Impera in Europe with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Twin Temple! At tonight’s (April 18th, 2022) show in Paris, the band announced they will be the headliner on the June 18th date of this years’ massive Hellfest lineup, which already looks like one of the greatest bills in history! Catch Ghost with Metallica, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Deftones, Gojira, and more soon! Watch the announcement video to the clergy below, and read our reviews of Impera and Ghost live!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Incite – Wake Up Dead


Formed in 2004 by Richie Cavalera, the stepson of former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Arizona groove thrashers Incite have undergone several changes in personnel during their eighteen-year existence but their edge has not been dulled even slightly. Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire Records), the band’s sixth full-length studio album, is another seething mass of riffs and rage that sees the return of bassist Christopher “EL” Elsten and drummer Lennon Lopez while also welcoming guitarist Eli Santana to the fold.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Destruction – Diabolical


It’s hard to believe – especially for some of us Of A Certain Age – that this year sees the fortieth anniversary of legendary German thrashers Destruction. Frontman Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer might be the last man standing from the band’s original line-up (co-founder and guitarist Mike Sifringer having left last year) but the band’s fifteenth full length studio album, Diabolical (Napalm Records) still manages to recapture that old fiery attitude.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Night Demon – Year of the Demon


Night Demon did us a solid by putting together a compilation of all the out-of-print 2020 singles into one scorching album, Year of the Demon (Century Media Records). A huge, “Thank You!” to Jarvis Leatherby, Dusty Squires, and Armand John Anthony; “Y’all got our backs and we grateful!” If you were one of the legions of Night Demon fans that missed out on one or more of the 7” singles in coloured vinyl format, then go forth and buy this compilation album. If you’ve no bloody idea who Night Demon are and why this is awesome sauce, go forth and buy this compilation album. If you just like wicked heavy metal, go forth and buy this compilation album. Should you buy this compilation album? Yes, yes you bloody well should go forth and buy this compilation album.

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Super7 Toys Releases a ReAction Figure of Circle Jerks’ “Skank Man” Mascot


Super7 Toys has released a ReAction figure of The Circle Jerks classic mascot “Skank Man”. You can purchase this now from the link below. The release coincides with the bands 40th anniversary release of their classic album Wild In The Streets, and their current tour with The Adolescents and Negative Approach The brand sells their toys and merch at their website or at their two locations in their home base of San Francisco, or San Diego. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys to Release a Ghost Papa Emeritus II “Ultimates” Edition


Super7 Toys has announced a Ghost Papa Emeritus II giant sized “Ulimates” figure, after their sold-out Ghost Papa Emeritus I Ultimate two years ago. Pre-orders are live today and the delviery is expected in early 2022. The brand sells their toys and merch at their website or at their two locations in their home base of San Francisco, or San Diego. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Iron Maiden to Release a New Cassette Version of Their Classic Album “The Number of The Beast”


IRON MAIDEN- 2021 Photo copyright by JOHN McMURTRIE

On March 18th, 2022 Iron Maiden will issue a new version of their classic album The Number of The Beast (Parlophone) for the first time since the 1980s in the UK and Europe. The cassette will get a US release on March 25th. The album was their first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and their last with drummer Clive Burr and became the band’s first album to top the UK Albums Chart and reach the top 40 of the US Billboard 200.

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Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast Game to Team Up with Disturbed’s “The Guy” Character for An In-Game Collaboration


Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce a major in-game collaboration, this time with Disturbed! Following successful collaborations last year with Amon Amarth, Lacuna Coil, and Ghost, Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast has teamed up with Disturbed to bring the iconic cloaked mascot “The Guy” to life in the mobile game. Kicking off Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 PST, you can play a limited-time, in-game event called, Disturbing Sciences featuring a limited-time character, The Guy. The game’s Disturbing Sciences event is an ode to both bands’ lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden’s 1986 album Somewhere in Time and Disturbed: Dark Messiah, a five-part comic book series where The Guy makes his comic book debut. Over the years, The Guy has been depicted as an antihero, saving people from corporate corruption, often through violent means. Watch a trailer now featuring David Draiman sharing his thoughts on the game.

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