Brutus Shares Live Versions “War” and “Space” from Studio Brussels


Brutus has shared two live performance videos from their appearance on the Belgian national radio show Studio Brisssells. The band played the tracks “War” and “Space” and you can now watch videos from the performance. The band just released Live in Ghent via Sargent House. Check it out!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Idles – Ultra Mono – Partisan Records


Idles have come on in leaps and bounds since their last album Joy As An Act of Resistance (Partisan Records). It’s not even been 5 years since they were playing 100 capacity venues, yet here they are today having sold out giant venues like Alexandra Palace in under a day. With two giant albums under their belt, the big question was how the Bristol band were going to not only top it, but maintain the astronomical growth they’ve been on for the past 3 years.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Warbringer – Weapons Of Tomorrow – Napalm Records


With frustration at the current Covid-19 situation growing by the day, it’s not too fanciful to suggest that some people might need an occasional, brief release of aggression to help with the continuing sense of isolation. So, before you start primal screaming into the nearest pillow, hurling dinner plates at your partner-cum-cellmate, or punching the cat, you could always just grab Weapons of Tomorrow (Napalm Records), the new album by Californian thrashers Warbringer, and headbang your quarantine problems away.Continue reading


CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Black Sabbath’s Genre Defining Debut Turns 50


Black Sabbath in 1970, photo by Warner Brothers Records

On the sleeve: a grainy picture of a woman dressed in black. A stagnant pond. A creepy looking mill house.

And two words. Black Sabbath.

On the record: Rain. Thunder. A tolling bell. Those three notes. That voice.

And just like that, in February of 1970 – appropriately enough on the 13th – the face of music was changed forever.

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Exodus’ Third Album “Fabulous Disaster” Turns 30


You cannot really put into words what Exodus has meant to Thrash Metal. Without their contribution, we’d have a lot of Heavy Metal thunder, but no lightning to ride. The band has had its share of ups and downs and only in the last half of their career have they even had the same lineup on albums more than once, as was this incarnation of the bad did in 1989. With legend, but problem child Paul Baloff dismissed after masterwork Bonded By Blood, Steve “Zetro” Souza had settled in and down as the frontman and vocalist. Band leader Gary Holt kept an iron fist on the writing in these days, and with good reason. His riff style and due diligence in songcraft helped give the band their pivotal third album, Fabulous Disaster (Relativity, Music For Nations).Continue reading


Slayer’s “South Of Heaven” Was Released Thirty Years Ago


What do you do for an encore when you have released arguably the greatest album in metal history, at the zenith point for the genre? Well if you are Slayer, you blow people’s minds and release South Of Heaven (Def Jam) as the follow-up to Reign In Blood (also Def Jam). Although some of its slower mid-tempo jams threw fans for a loop, Slayer’s fourth album is full of gritty, true to life bangers and classic tracks. Let’s revisit this masterpiece which turned thirty years old today. Continue reading


Venom Inc. – “War” Lyric Video Released


Venom Inc. will be kicking off the next leg of their “Blood Stained Earth World Tour” next week, which will take them throughout Asia, before the band haunts the UK with label mates Suffocation, Nervosa, Aeternam and Survive. Today the legends have shared a new lyric video off of Avé to help promote the must see tour. Continue reading