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WINDS OF TIME – Anatomy Of A Compilation

WINDS OF TIME – Anatomy Of A Compilation

You remember the good old days of making up compilation cassettes to pass around your friends? Well, this was pretty much the same, but on a much bigger scale! - Read More

ALIEN INCURSION – Alien

ALIEN INCURSION – Alien

With a new track from Alien’s 1982 Impulse Studios demo appearing on iTunes, bassist Peter Whiskard was happy to relate what he could remember of those heady days of the early Eighties. - Read More

SHORT CUTS 4 March 2018

SHORT CUTS 4 March 2018

Glasya, Ian Toomey and more... - Read More

POINTING THE FINGER - Malady

POINTING THE FINGER - Malady

‘Toinen Toista’ is certainly a work of art, boasting five beautifully crafted and exquisitely executed compositions ranging from the brief instrumental interlude ‘Laulu Sisaruksille’ to the twenty-three minute album closer ‘Nurja Puoli’. - Read More

THE RAT PACK - Wishing Well

THE RAT PACK - Wishing Well

It’s probably stating the obvious, but if you want to avoid that ‘difficult second album’ scenario, just take some time to write some damn good songs - that's exactly what Finland’s finest Wishing Well have done. - Read More

2017 END OF YEAR TOP TWENTY

2017 END OF YEAR TOP TWENTY

Here we go again: my favourite releases from what was a fabulous year for metal in its widest sense. - Read More

TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – Midnight Messiah

TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – Midnight Messiah

‘Expect Nothing’ is an expressive album with a metal heart and progressive, doomy and melodic tendencies – probably a bit like Mattias himself. - Read More

HALLO SPACEBOY – Dead Kosmonaut

HALLO SPACEBOY – Dead Kosmonaut

‘Expect Nothing’ is an expressive album with a metal heart and progressive, doomy and melodic tendencies – probably a bit like Mattias himself. - Read More

THE QUALITY OF MERCY – Mercy Isle

THE QUALITY OF MERCY – Mercy Isle

A relatively new band to the scene, Mercy Isle first made themselves known via the ‘I’m Gonna Make It’ single which appeared in March 2015. - Read More

2016 END OF YEAR TOP TWENTY

2016 END OF YEAR TOP TWENTY

Bit late this year as I’ve usually got this posted before Santa’s been down the chimney. - Read More