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Canberra’s Aeon of Horus are back, with a second full length album that is frankly astounding in it’s vision, ambition and, most importantly, execution. AEON OF HORUS ‘Existence’ (Own Label) If you had this mob down as just another tech/death/prog amalgam then even a cursory listen to this excellent piece …

Swedish symphonic Metallers Therion have spent twenty years plus forging a reputation for intense, ambitious, over the top Metal with classical influences, choirs, multiple vocalists and an addiction to being just a little bit crazy. Release Date: 28th February 2014 Ian Sutherland Since they are now a successful band with …

The Metal world was shaken when Judas Priest sensationally announced the departure of founding guitarist KK Downing in April 2011 and although both KK and the band did not go into specific detail about the split at the time, KK did say: “There had been an on-going breakdown in working …

Rising from the remnants of Stuka Squadron, who they took their unique brand of World War II stylings crossed with copious amounts of blood splatter to entertain the Metal masses, the Iron Knights have evolved and are laying down their stake in the ground to prove that despite what happened …

Keith Wilfort is a big name in the early history of Iron Maiden. Keith was one of the band’s first ever true fans, ‘inventor’ of the first ever Iron Maiden t-shirt and became the band’s first ever fan club secretary. Keith is not in good shape at the moment and …

It’s been a week since the release of Behemoth’s phenomenal tenth studio album ‘The Satanist’ (Nuclear Blast). Some hours before the band’s London gig on their current European tour, I sat down with Orion to find out how the tour has kicked off, plans around the new album and what …

Debauched rockers Mötley Crüe are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour. What will shock fans, especially in the UK, is that Crüe perform one of Gary Glitter’s biggest hits every night. Crüe perform the instrumental part of Glitter’s ‘Rock And Roll… Part …

SCOTT ADAMS: TERROR AUSTRALIS Greetings from Canberra, the throbbing heart and soul of Australia – whatever the doomsayers tells ya… Okay, an exaggeration, but it’s the last one you’ll find in this column. Over the next few weeks, months, shit, even years if Mr Goldby can put up with me, …

Epica are a Dutch symphonic Metal success story, ten years of hard work and constant touring have built them an international following and made them one of Nuclear Blast’s biggest acts. Words: Ian Sutherland EPICA ‘The Quantum Enigma’ (Nuclear Blast) Release Date: 02/05/14 After the high of celebrating their 10th …

This tour has been making all the right noises in all the right places this month and all three bands had clearly reached peak performance for the expedition’s final night in London at a very well attended Highbury Garage. Highbury Garage, London Sunday 19th January 2014 Pics by Noel Buckley. …