Reviews

SOLDIER – Recorded Live @ The Heathery, Wishaw In Scotland 1983 (Starhaven Records)

SOLDIER – Recorded Live @ The Heathery, Wishaw In Scotland 1983 (Starhaven Records)

‘Recorded Live @ The Heathery…’ captures the band onstage on the penultimate night of their February 1983 Scottish tour. - Read More

VICIOUS RUMORS – Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment (SPV)

VICIOUS RUMORS – Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment (SPV)

New releases in 2014 are hotting up faster than a barbecue on Bondi Beach, and the biggest scorcher around at the moment is ‘Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment', an album so blistering it’s damn near a fire hazard. - Read More

DAWN – Darker (The Laser’s Edge)

DAWN – Darker (The Laser’s Edge)

Coming at things from an incisive and instinctive prog rock angle, Dawn are as Swiss as cuckoo clocks and equally as precise. - Read More

SAVN – Savn (CDR Records Norway)

SAVN – Savn (CDR Records Norway)

Despite off-and-on rumours of a re-union, Norway’s The Sins Of Thy Beloved was finally laid to rest last year, leading to founder member and drummer Stig Johansen and keyboard player Anders Thue immediately bouncing back with Savn. - Read More

SPARTA – Welcome To Hell (High Roller Records)

SPARTA – Welcome To Hell (High Roller Records)

Back in 2011 High Roller issued a wide-ranging compilation of Sparta’s material under the title ‘Use Your Weapons Well’, the success of which led to the original line-up to have a stab at some new material. - Read More

JAMESON RAID – Nine Reasons (Independent)

JAMESON RAID – Nine Reasons (Independent)

There are nine Reasons why you should go to the Jameson Raid website and buy this three-track EP. - Read More

SABBATH ASSEMBLY - 'Quaternity' (Svart Records)

SABBATH ASSEMBLY - 'Quaternity' (Svart Records)

The third full release from the enigma that is Sabbath Assembly, ‘Quaternity’ is very much a game of two halves. - Read More

HELLION – ‘To Hellion And Back’ (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red)

HELLION – ‘To Hellion And Back’ (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red)

To Hellion And Back’ is both the first time a ‘best of’ has appeared on this side of the Atlantic as well as a long-overdue re-appraisal of the career of one of the greatest cult bands of the Eighties. - Read More

'DEEP PURPLE – WAIT FOR THE RICOCHET’ by Simon Robinson and Stephen Clare (Easy On The Eye Books)

'DEEP PURPLE – WAIT FOR THE RICOCHET’ by Simon Robinson and Stephen Clare (Easy On The Eye Books)

Hugely entertaining and skilfully researched, ‘Wait For The Ricochet’ tells the story behind the making of ‘Deep Purple In Rock’, the album that finally put the band on the road to the top. - Read More

WITCHFYNDE – ‘The Lost Tapes’ (Bad Omen Records)

WITCHFYNDE – ‘The Lost Tapes’ (Bad Omen Records)

Released last year by the band’s original bassist Andro Coulton on his own Viper label as ‘The Lost Tapes Of 1975’ Witchfynde’s first demo has been spruced up for release as a double-vinyl set through Bad Omen Records. - Read More