ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Witches – Dance With The Devil

Formed only five years ago, Swiss act Burning Witches are already set to release album number three. Their first full-length record since the departure of original singer Seraina Telli in June last year, Dance with the Devil (Nuclear Blast) features her replacement Laura Guldemond on vocal duties and the five-piece haven’t missed a beat. Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

Telling you all you need to know in one gaudy technicolour piece of cover art, the new album by metal legend Ross the Boss features chains, fire, exploding rocks, a semi-naked woman and a giant winged demon. In fact, the only missing items required for a True Metal Bingo are muscular warrior types and a giant eagle. Continue reading

K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) Performs For the Frist Time In Nearly 10 Years

K.K. Downing has been very vocal in the press about his disappointment of not being invited to rejoin Judas Priest after he left in 2011, and following Glenn Tipton’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. All of that fell aways yesterday as K.K joined Ross The Boss on stage at Bloodstock Open Air for a run-through of Priest classics! Watch the fan-filmed video below! Continue reading

Amon Amarth – Berserker

For metal fans, the subject of Vikings is nothing new. From wondering why no-one seems to like ‘Invaders’ by Iron Maiden, or suddenly bursting into a frighteningly loud rendition of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Immigrant Song’ at the merest mention of Thor: Ragnarok, those hairy little pillagers have been part and parcel of our music scene for decades. Continue reading

Enforcer – Zenith

Unashamedly 1980’s in their approach to Metal, Enforcer were formed in Sweden in 2004 but it could just as easily have been LA in 1982. All leather, spandex, studded belts and dodgy haircuts, the Scandinavian four-piece tend to unfairly get lumped in with novelty acts such as Steel Panther, but are easily one of the better exponents of the retro Metal movement.

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Okilly Dokilly – Howdilly Twodilly

Apropos of nothing, The Simpsons is overrated cat sick. FIGHT ME. But I digress because Ned Flanders is cool. He redeems the show with his presence. He is the bomb. The bollocks.  Continue reading

Beast In Black – From Hell With Love

Since leaving Battle Beast in rather acrimonious circumstances in 2015, Beast In Black guitarist and songwriter Anton Kabanen has done everything possible to challenge his former, more established bandmates, and with 2017s debut album Berserker (Nuclear Blast), he succeeded in no uncertain terms. With the two acts releasing stellar albums within a few months of each other, it would appear that Helsinki is definitely big enough for both bands, and that any bad blood that may remain between them is at least being channeled competitively into something creative and positive. Continue reading