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  ALBUM AND DVD REVIEWS

Here's a whole stack of new and re-released album and DVD reviews from since June.

We've done thousands since we started in 2008 so if you are looking for something before June 2016, try the search box at the top of this page.

 
 
echelon NEW RELEASES FROM PAIN OF SALVATION, STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK RUSSELL, POWERWOLF AND MANY MORE...

uprising THE MYSTERIOUS UPRISING RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT
Jools Green

accept ENJOY HEAVY METAL AT ITS ABSOLUTE FINEST WITH NEW LIVE ACCEPT PACKAGE
Jonathan Churchill

ur hail death UR HAIL DEATH WITH THEIR MINDBLOWING DEBUT RELEASE
Jools Green

echelon GRAVE DIGGER SET 2017 STANDARD HIGH WITH 'HEALED BY METAL'
Steve Göldby

echelon NEW RELEASES FROM DAMAJ, MERCY ISLE, KRAMPUS, WRETCHED SOUL

echelon LAST THREE MOTÖRHEAD STUDIO ALBUMS LOUD ENOUGH TO WAKE THE DEAD
Joe Geesin

stench price STENCH PRICE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM BREAKS THE MOULD FOR GRINDCORE
Jools Green

beth hart DIABULUS IN MUSICA MAKE MUSIC FOR THE AGES IN 'DIRGE OF THE ARCHONS'
Ian Sutherland

vader WARFIST PROVE THEY ARE 'METAL TO THE BONE' WITH BLISTERING NEW ALBUM
Jools Green

metallica WILL NEW METALLICA ALBUM SELF-DESTRUCT OR BECOME HARDWIRED INTO HISTORY?

grim reaper NEW RELEASES FROM TESTAMENT, SONATA ARCTICA, DRESCHER, THE ANSWER AND MORE...

glenn hughes STATUS QUO SEND A DEAR JOHN ON EVE OF LAST NIGHT OF THE ELECTRICS
Johnny Main

korn KORN ARE HERE TO STAY
Sam Hayler

grim reaper NEW RELEASES FROM KIX, TYKETTO, JOAN OV ARC, KINGBREAKER AND MORE...

devil wears prada THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA... SO WHY DON'T YOU?
Luke 'Loki' Milne

queen IAN HUNTER HAS FINGERS CROSSED FOR DANDY BOWIE TRIBUTE
Mott The Dog

tygers of pan tang TYGERS OF PAN TANG LEAVE YOU SPELLBOUND AS THEY DO IT AGAIN
Johnny Main

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE PRODUCE AN HEROIC PERFORMANCE
Luke 'Loki' Milne

suicidal tendencies NEW RELEASES FROM TWISTED SISTER, EXTREME, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, PAIN, RAVENEYE AND MANY MORE...

riot CLASSIC RIOT ALBUMS 'FIRE DOWN UNDER' AND 'RESTLESS BREED' STILL SHINE ON TO THIS DAY AS REISSUES
Ian Sutherland

emerson lake and palmer EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER LEGACY CONTINUES
Joe Geesin

metal talk total rock MARILLION EMBRACE THE FEAR FACTOR WITH NEW ALBUM
Liz Medhurst

ginger wildheart GINGER GETS EMOTIONAL WITH 'HEY! HELLO! TOO!'
Jeff Kunze

metal talk total rock "WE'VE WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT MOTÖRHEAD." BIFF ON THE EVE OF FASTWAY/ GIRLSCHOOL DATES
Joe Geesin

the sword THE SWORD HAVE PRODUCED AN EXTRAORDINARY BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE ALBUM
Johnny Main

iron maiden MEAT LOAF ADDS THE MAGICAL TOUCH TO JIM STEINMAN'S SONGS ON 'BRAVER THAN WE ARE'.
Mark Taylor

iron maiden AIRBOURNE: 'BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL': TERRIFYINGLY EXPLOSIVE QUALITY
Luke 'Loki' Milne

kai hansen KAI HANSEN: SITTING HIGH ON THE METAL PEDESTAL AFTER THIRTY YEARS. Jeff Kunze

iron maiden THIS IS NO ORDINARY IRON MAIDEN BOOK: Loopyworld - The Iron Maiden Years. Liz Medhurst

gillan GILLAN BOXES CLEVER, TORMÉ WANTS REFORMATION GIGS, McCOY: "WE WERE VOLATILE!" Joe Geesin

one for sorrow ONE FOR SORROW'S 'BLOOD SONGS' - SOMEWHERE BETWEEN PANTERA AND DOWN. Daryl Soar

orphaned land ORPHANED LAND AND AMASEFFER OFFER A CHANCE OF REDEMPTION BY TAKING NO PRISONERS OF THE PAST. Liz Medhurst

cadillac three THE CADILLAC THREE HAVE MADE THE SOUTH RISE AGAIN. Brian Boyle

wacken THERE'S HEAVY METAL HISTORY IN 'LIVE AT WACKEN 2015 - 26 YEARS LOUDER THAN HELL'. Johnny Main

blackfoot BLACKFOOT HAVE SHOWN KISS, ALICE COOPER AND AC/DC WHERE THEIR FUTURES LIE. Johnny Main

equilibrium EQUILIBRIUM RISE AGAIN WITH 'ARMAGEDDON': SINGEN LAUT AUF DIESES ABENTEUER

graham bonnet GRAHAM BONNET LINE-UP OF EARLY SOLO ALBUMS. Mark Taylor

meshiaak DEAN WELLS: MESHIAAK TURNED INTO SOMETHING SERIOUS PRETTY QUICKLY. Scott Adams

yardbirds YARDBIRDS BBC SESSIONS ARE THE ROOTS OF BECK, PAGE AND CLAPTON. Joe Geesin

therion THE BIRTH OF THE LEGEND OF THERION IS IN THIS TWO DISC SET Ian Sutherland

karmakanic KARMAKANIC COVER GOD, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN NEW ALBUM 'DOT'. Ian Sutherland

powerwolf POWERWOLF LEAD THEIR ARMY OF THE NIGHT INTO YOUR LIVING ROOMS WITH 'THE METAL MASS LIVE'. Ian Sutherland

barb wire dolls BARB WIRE DOLLS: 'DESPERATE' - FIRST MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC RELEASE CONTAINS BLOOD AND SWEAT. Sean Camerön

ozzy osbourne GOD BLESS OZZY OSBOURNE: A RE-RELEASE OF THE 2011 MOVIE. Mark Taylor

joe lynn turner JOE LYNN TURNER IS STILL GLISTENING WITH BEST IN SUNSTORM SERIES YET. Brian Boyle

dark phantom iraq METAL IS ALIVE IN IRAQ WITH DARK PHANTOM PLAYING IN A NATION OF DOGS. Andy Millen

vicious rumors VICIOUS RUMORS SOUNDING HALFORD-ESQUE ON 'CHASING THE PRIEST' AND OTHER CUTS FROM THEIR BEST OFFERING SINCE THE 80s. Scott Adams

girlschool GIRLSCHOOL GUITARIST JACKIE CHAMBERS' ISSUES 'WAKE UP' CALL WITH SYTERIA. Johnny Main

hammercult HAMMERCULT PAY FITTING TRIBUTE TO MOTÖRHEAD, SLAYER AND ACCEPT BECAUSE LEGENDS NEVER DIE. Johnny Main

doro DORO STILL STRONG AND PROUD AFTER THREE DECADES OF ROCK AND METAL. Joe Geesin

secret rule SECRET RULE RAISE THE BAR WITH 'MACHINATION' WITH DELAIN AND WITHIN TEMPTATION JOINING THE FUN. Ian Sutherland

fates warning FATES WARNING RESURGENCE CONTINUES AS THE PROG METAL VETERANS PRODUCE SOME OF THEIR FINEST MUSIC EVER. Ian Sutherland

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD HAVE TOTALLY CLEANED YOUR CLOCK WITH THEIR THIRTEENTH AND FINAL OVER THE TOP LIVE RELEASE. Joe Geesin

rage THE DEVIL HAS STRUCK AGAIN: RAGE'S NEW OFFERINGS INCLUDE SKID ROW, RUSH AND Y&T TRACKS. Johnny Main

destruction DESTRUCTION: 'Under Attack' album review by Johnny Main

arkadia ARKADIA: 'Aspirations And Reality' album review by Roger Berzerk Fauske

rich robinson RICH ROBINSON: 'Flux' album review by Joe Geesin


echelon SEPULTURA ON THE UP WITH 'MACHINE MESSIAH'
Johnny Main

echelon GOTTHARD STRIKE GOLD WITH NEW ALBUM 'SILVER'
Luke Milne

echelon BRUCE DICKINSON BIOGRAPHY EARNS PLAUDITS APLENTY
Steve Göldby

sentient horror A CRUSHING SOPHOMORE RELEASE FROM SOOTHSAYER
Jools Green

echelon WARLORD UK DELIVER MORE 'MAXIMUM CARNAGE' ON THE ALBUM'S TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
Jools Green

echelon NEW RELEASES FROM ALICE COOPER, BEYOND THE BLACK, RUSH, MAGNUM AND MORE

echelon ECHELON EXPLORE UNCHARTED DEPTHS WITH 'THE BRIMSTONE AGGRANDIZEMENT'
Jools Green

tyr MOTÖRHEAD CREATE A BIG BUZZ WITH NEW RANGE OF BRANDED SEX TOYS
Sara Harding

beth hart STREAM OF PASSION CEMENT THEIR LEGACY WITH MEMORABLE 'MEMENTO' DVD
Ian Sutherland

vader UK ALBUM PREMIERE MISANTHROPIC RAGE RELEASE THEIR STUNNING FULL LENGTH 'GATES NO LONGER SHUT'

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES GETS HEAVY ON 'RESONATE'
Mark Taylor

the mission BLACKBERRY SMOKE READY TO STAND WITH THE GREATS OF SOUTHERN ROCK
Johnny Main

operation mindcrime GEOFF TATE CONTINUES HIS RESURRECTION WITH OPERATION MINDCRIME
Johnny Main

saxon SAXON SHOW THEY'VE STILL GOT THE POWER WITH NEW LIVE OFFERING
Joe Geesin

suicidal tendencies SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MUIR AND LOMBARDO SEAL DEAL WITH 'WORLD GONE MAD'
Pippa Lang

marcela bovio MARCELA BOVIO, THE VOICE OF STREAM OF PASSION, MAKES 'UNPRECEDENTED' FIRST SOLO OFFERING
Ian Sutherland

metal talk total rock THE CREAM OF FINNISH METAL JOIN FORCES AND TAKE A TRIUMPHANT MELODIC ROCK PATH
Brian Boyle

epoca THE RISE OF EPICA CONTINUES WITH 'THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE'
Ian Sutherland

metal talk total rock KING 810: THE SENSATION OF ORGASM AS LIKENED TO DEATH
Luke 'Loki' Milne

the mission THE LOUNGE KITTENS KNOCK 'EM DEAD WITH 'SEQUINS & C-BOMBS'
Ian Sutherland

the mission ANYTHING BUT ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE AS THE MISSION RETURN IN CLASSIC STYLE. Johnny Main

kai hansen TEMPT'S TITANIC DEBUT IS A RUNAWAY SUCCESS. Brian Boyle

quireboys QUIREBOYS SLEAZE ROCK RESURGENCE: IF ROD STEWART FRONTED THE STONES... Scott Adams

enter the ghost TESLA RECREATE 'MECHANICAL RESONANCE' WITH THE SOUL AND ATTITUDE OF THIRTY YEARS AGO. Jeff Kunze

bloody hammers BLOODY HAMMERS STOKE THE FIRE WITH MANGA'S DARKEST EVER ALBUM. Johnny Main

sabaton SABATON MAKE A GLORIOUS LAST STAND BEFORE GOING ANOTHER MAN DOWN. Ian Sutherland

disposable DISPOSABLE 'LIFE MISGUIDED' EP IS A MUST FOR EVERY THRASH FAN. Johnny Main

judas priest JUDAS PRIEST HELL BENT FOR VINYL AS THEY ISSUE A BATTLE CRY. Joe Geesin

neal morse band NEAL MORSE BAND COME ALIVE AGAIN WITH NEW DVD RELEASE, Andy Rawll

alan parsons ALAN PARSONS' JOURNEY FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON GOES SYMPHONIC IN COLOMBIA. Ian Sutherland

blues pills BLUES PILLS MAJESTICALLY UP THEIR GAME AND STRIKE GOLD AGAIN. Bryan Boyle

van zant VAN ZANT, THE FIRST FAMILY OF SOUTHERN ROCK, SHOW THEIR COLOURS. Johnny Main

jorn lande JØRN HAS HEAVY ROCK RADIO TOTALLY COVERED... AND ABBA GET A LOOK IN TOO. Roger 'Berzerk' Fauske

uriah heep URIAH HEEP DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGY IS VERY 'EAVY. Joe Geesin

anthrax ANTHRAX RE-ISSUES SHOW HOW TO GO FROM HERO TO ZERO IN TWO YEARS. Scott Adams

hammers of misfortune HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: "WE'RE TOO METAL FOR THE PROGS AND TOO PROG FOR THE METALLERS". Johnny Main

steven tyler STEVEN TYLER COULD BE HIS OWN WORST ENEMY WITH COUNTRY RELEASE: YOU'LL EITHER LOVE THIS OR HATE IT. Scott Adams

elm street ELM STREET WILL KNOCK YOU OUT WITH THEIR MARVELLOUS LEAD GUITAR WORK AND METAL FIST. Scott Adams

steve hackett STEVE CAN HACK IT IN LIVERPOOL AS THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE AND OTHER RE-RELEASES SHOW. Joe Geesin

heart THE WILSON SISTERS STRIP THE PAINT OFF TO REVEAL A BEAUTIFUL BROKEN HEART. Mike Foley

kissin dynamite GERMAN ROCKERS KISSIN' DYNAMITE PUSH HARD ROCK INTO THE 21st CENTURY WITH 'GENERATION GOODBYE'. Ian Sutherland

headline maniac WHEN THREE OF EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS OPEN FOR THEMSELVES YOU GET HEADLINE MANIAC AND AN IDIOT ME. Roger Berzerk Fauske

joe lynn turner DON AIREY RECALLS HOW HE AND COZY POWELL "DISCOVERED" JOE LYNN TURNER AS LIVE ALBUM IS RELEASED. Joe Geesin

amorettes THE AMORETTES KEEP THEIR EYE ON THE PRIZE WITH THUNDER AND THIN LIZZY CO-WRITES ON THEIR LATEST ALBUM. Johnny Main

stuck mojo STUCK MOJO ENTER VERBAL COMBAT WITH THE INFIDELS. Scott Adams

emerson lake and palmer EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER TRIPLE RE-RELEASE SERVES AS A VERY FITTING MEMORIAL TO KEITH EMERSON. Joe Geesin

grand magus GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' album review by Johnny Main

mother feather MOTHER FEATHER: 'Mother Feather' album review by Johnny Main

extreme GET THE FUNK OUT! EXTREME TO HEADLINE RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR
"We are honoured to be headlining the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Extreme has always had a special relationship with the UK fans..."

scorpions EXCLUSIVE: SCORPIONS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN EARLY 2018 AND CONTINUE TOURING
Brand new opus will be their first with Mikkey, who was Motörhead drummer for twenty-three years...

nidingr EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE: NIDINGR RELEASE FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
"To me this song solidifies a thing that is fucking great about Nidingr - no rules..."

iron maiden BREAKING NEWS: CELLAR DARLING SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision..."

iron maiden BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JUNE/JULY
Support on all North American dates will be Ghost and tickets go on-sale from next Friday...

iron maiden HOME OF METAL TO JOIN BLACK SABBATH ON THEIR FINAL DATES
"Fans are our lifeblood, they've always been there to support us. The audiences have been getting bigger as the tour progressed..."

hammerfall EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: HAMMERFALL UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'BUILT TO LAST' TITLE TRACK
Hammerfall are currently on tour throughout Europe and there are plenty of dates left to catch their new epic show...

grim reaper GRIM REAPER'S STEVE GRIMMETT SEVERELY ILL IN ECUADOR
"Unfortunately the operation didn't work and Steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed..."

bill price GUNS N' ROSES AND SEX PISTOLS PRODUCER/ENGINEER BILL PRICE HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY
Price worked with Rod Stewart, INXS, Pete Townshend, Elton John, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite...

fish marillion FISH CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY OF 'CLUTCHING AT STRAWS' WITH UK TOUR
"These are the only dates this year as because of my shoulder operation next month with the extensive recovery period..."

dokken UK EXCLUSIVE: ROSS THE BOSS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AHEAD OF SPECIAL GUEST SLOT ON MetalTalk RADIO THIS WEEK
"We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy..."

ross the boss WAS BREAKING NEWS: CLASSIC DOKKEN LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN
Dokken, Lynch, Pilson and Brown will play together in England for the first time in around a quarter-of-a-century...

grand magus DEF LEPPARD AND POISON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DATES
"I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage..."

grand magus VIKINGS TO INVADE YORKSHIRE: GRAND MAGUS TO HEADLINE KEIGHLEY FESTIVAL
"Get your tickets now and prepare to raise your fists and bang your heads for the glory of Metal!"

armored saint ARMORED SAINT UK TOUR DATES AND 'MARCH OF THE SAINT (LIVE)' VIDEO ARE HERE
"We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March..."

screaming eagles SCREAMING EAGLES TO FEATURE IN NEW AMAZON PRIME SERIES STARRING BRYAN CRANSTON
The band will be releasing a live mini-album in spring 2017 and will be touring in the UK, France and Germany throughout the year...

martyrd MARTYRD SET TO OPEN FOR METAL ALLEGIANCE, MARTY FRIEDMAN AND GUS G
"NAMM is a blast, total musical sensory overload from every direction. It’s like getting lost in a hurricane - I can't wait."

john garcia EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: JOHN GARCIA UNLEASHES 'GIVE ME 250ml'
"This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"

avenged sevenfold WAS BREAKING NEWS: AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO OPEN LONDON POP-UP STORE
The shop will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise...

avenged sevenfold ROCK MEETS CLASSIC 2017 EUROPE LINE-UP IS HERE
Rock meets Classic has a terrific vibe and the legendary cross-over-project combines emotional classic with world-famous rock songs...

paddy goes to holyhead PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ARE BACK FOR THE CRAIC ON ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
The band supposedly played their last ever gig two years ago in celebration of their 30th anniversary...

nightlord EXCLUSIVE THE UNKNOWN BAND WHO INFLUENCED METALLICA AIRS ON MetalTalk RADIO
Also featuring is the very first UK radio airplay of Cellar Darling, the band created by former Eluveitie members...

epica EPICA RELEASE 'BEYOND THE MATRIX' VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
"The energy that lives within 'Beyond The Matrix' is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind..."

nightlord JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN
John Coghlan's Quo have announced UK dates across the Kingdom that will see them busy throughout the year...

jimmy bain JIMMY BAIN'S WIDOW NEEDS OUR HELP
"Jimmy recently passed away without a proper will in place and now his better half is in trouble..."

michael schenker MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST 'LIVE' TOKYO FEATURING BARDEN, BONNET AND McAULEY OUT IN MARCH
Features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker...

ozzy osbourne OZZY OSBOURNE OVERDOSED WHEN SHARON HAD CANCER
"I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka..."

eluveitie ELUVEITIE NEW LINE-UP IS COMPLETE, FIRST GIGS GO DOWN A STORM
"Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board..."

gene simmons GENE SIMMONS RESTAURANT HONOURS US VETS
"The opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in."

deep purple DEEP PURPLE SUE THEIR LONG-TIME ACCOUNTANT FOR FOUR MILLION
"I'm completely irresponsible. I'm ignorant about money as a commodity — I have never really understood it."

tony iommi UK EXCLUSIVE: VINCE NEIL FIST FIGHT WITH BOY GEORGE STOPPED AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SHUTS UP PRESIDENT TRUMP
"They screwed up. That was a huge miss and someone should have a talking-to."

tony iommi GLENN HUGHES: "I'M THRILLED TO BE TOURING THE UK IN JANUARY"
"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go!"

tony iommi TONY IOMMI HAS SUCCESSFUL THROAT OPERATION AND IS CANCER-FREE
"We had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous. But it turns out it wasn't, which I found out Christmas Day..."

ronnie montrose RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED: ALL-STAR MEMORIAL CONCERT TO TAKE PLACE AT NAMM 2017
"Ronnie helped light a fire in me and made me want to approach guitar playing with that kind of zeal and expression..."

motorhead beer PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE TO APPEAR AT MOTÖRHEAD BEER LAUNCH IN LONDON
This is sure to be one superb night with beer, live music and Motörhead, but not necessarily in that order...

tony iommi BLACK STAR RIDERS PREMIERE 'TESTIFY OR SAY GOODBYE'
Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire' on 3rd February via Nuclear Blast...

tony iommi WAS BREAKING NEWS: TONY IOMMI DROPS HEAVY METAL AND JOINS THE CHOIR
"It's a bit different to Sabbath!" says Tony, in probably the biggest understatement of all time...

tony iommi ROCK MUSIC IN SUPERHERO MOVIES
It's pretty wild to think that this whole ride that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe started off with a little AC/DC...

jimi hendrix JIMI HENDRIX'S WAH-WAH PEDAL AND AMP SURVIVES AUCTION HOUSE BURGLARY
"It was a very positive and uplifting experience to work for Jimi. He was like a shaman, a medicine man, a preacher.."

alestorm ALESTORM ENTER FLORIDA STUDIO BUT A CHALLENGE AWAITS THEM BACK IN BLIGHTY
"It is full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography..."

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