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Massive – Full Throttle

Massive – Full Throttle

“Full Throttle” is the debut album by a Melbourne four-piece going by the very self-assured name of Massive. Signed to Earache Records they are described on the label’s website as ‘fist swinging, riot-starting, punch in the face rock n’ roll’. We could pretty much end the review here as I think you have a firm understanding of what a […]

By Chris Ball
July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun

Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun

“Under Satan’s Sun”, the latest release from North Carolina’s Bloody Hammers is veritable aural feast for those of us obsessed with Hammer House of Horror movies, Blue Oyster Cult melodies and satanic tales of yore. That will be all of us, then. Channeling their best Black Sabbath riff appreciation society meeting for most of this record, […]

By Mat Davies
July 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Theory of a Deadman – Savages

Theory of a Deadman – Savages

Theory of a Deadman fill the gap between popular rock, like Nickelback and Shinedown, and post-grunge, Alter Bridge and the latest Alice in Chains. “Savages” opens with ‘Drown’ and it does progress like a classic modern grunge school, something you’d find on AiC‘s latest album. It’s catchy, melodic, slow and brooding but the album doesn’t capture the other side of the spectrum so well. There […]

By Aidan Clucas
July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bong – Stoner Rock

Bong – Stoner Rock

Bong are not the band your average metal fan will know of. But cycling down a list of band names they instantly make you think “… I’ve got to listen to these”. With an album called “Stoner Rock” it’s doubled the chances of a spontaneous listen. You will need time to sit down and truly absorb yourself in […]

By Aidan Clucas
July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Ana Never – Live for the very first time

Ana Never – Live for the very first time

The greatest compliment you can give a live recording such as “Live for the very first time (Live in Mini Club, Subotica, 2-26-2004)” by Ana Never, released on the exemplary Fluttery Records label, is to say, “I wish I was there”. We’ve all wanted to be “there” … as a keen Queen fan in my […]

By Thomas Mathie
July 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Winterfylleth Announce Album Details

Winterfylleth Announce Album Details

Visionaries of modern English black metal, Winterfylleth return with their new album “The Divination of Antiquity” on Candlelight Records. Comprising 9 new tracks of passionate, anthemic and epic black metal the band build on their established foundations and come out fighting with their strongest album to date. When asked about the new album, frontman Chris […]

By Danny O'Brien
July 29, 2014 | Comments

Motörhead – Aftershock (Tour Edition)

Motörhead – Aftershock (Tour Edition)

“But havent you already reviewed “Aftershock”?” I hear you cry. Yes, but that was last year when it was originally released and a lot has happened in the Motörhead camp since then – like cancelling several tours and live dates for the first time in the band’s lengthy career – so UDR Records have repackaged […]

By Chris Ward
July 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Skyward – Drift EP

Skyward – Drift EP

Skyward are a five piece alt rock band from Harrisonburg, VA and the “Drift” EP is their third release and shows a very confident band that have developed their sound and are ready to take things up a couple of levels. Using melody and soaring leads as a basis for the five tracks on here, […]

By Steve Fallows
July 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Stems – Polemics

Stems – Polemics

“Polemics” by Stems is another worthy release on Fluttery Records, a delightful combination of guitars & strings that is both entertaining and challenging in equal measure. Stems are from Huddersfield, England; and were formed in 2011 with … according to the Fluttery website … “The idea of seeking a new relationship between experimental guitar and […]

By Thomas Mathie
July 26, 2014 | 8 Comments

Super Fun Happy Slide – Drop Your Pants & Grind

Super Fun Happy Slide – Drop Your Pants & Grind

Australian grindcore mob Super Fun Happy Slide started life as a solo project of drummer Brad, but now expanded into a quartet with the addition of Nik (vocals), Den (guitars) and Benny (bass), they have released their second full length album through Blastasfuk Records. From the title alone, you may already be aware that this […]

By Steve Fallows
July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Live at Wacken 2013 (DVD)

Live at Wacken 2013 (DVD)

It’s time to get together again and trawl through some of the highlights of 2013′s Wacken Open Air festival. It’s been said plenty of times before that live DVD’s are really only appealing to the faithful or a souvenir of a great time if you were there on the day, but the collection of bands […]

By Chris Ward
July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery

Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery

“Full Blast Fuckery” is the debut full-length album from Detroit five-piece Wilson. Showing absolutely no props to the musical heritage of their city, Wilson are a punk metal band whose roots sound embedded in New York rather than the Motor City, home of luminaries such as the MC5 and The Stooges. Things start off in […]

By Chris Ball
July 24, 2014 | 9 Comments

Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War

Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War

Cards on the table from the start, I absolutely love Chris Jericho. From his twenty plus years in the wrestling business, his fantastic ability on the mic and in ring on top of hosting one of the most engaging podcasts with Talk Is Jericho. As for his band Fozzy, well to be kind to them […]

By Danny O'Brien
July 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Vintersorg – Naturbål

Vintersorg – Naturbål

Swedish folk black metal band Vintersorg has returned with the third chapter of four in their elemental series, “Naturbål,” released on Napalm Records. After one look at the fiery album cover, I can see why the title translates to “Nature’s Bonfire.” Previous releases in the series include 2012′s “Orkan” (Hurricane) and 2011′s “Jordpuls” (Earth’s Pulse). […]

By Patrick Thompson
July 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

Secret Cutter – Secret Cutter

Secret Cutter – Secret Cutter

Secret Cutter is a doom or sludge, or doomsludge trio from Bethlehem, PA. To be honest, I do not really care what kind of bucket or genre you want to attach to music or this band in particular, what I do know is that this is another self released title that came out of left […]

By Myron Schmidt
July 20, 2014 | 5 Comments

Jeff Lohrber Of Enabler Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

Jeff Lohrber Of Enabler Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

Enabler are back with their newest album, “La Fin Absolue Du Monde“, inspired by the works of John Carpenter. Horror and great riffs, I needed more. Jeff Lohrber agreed to an interview with ThisIsNotAScene to chat about all things Enabler. First off tell us little about your self I’m Jeff, I play guitar and sing for Enabler in […]

By Myron Schmidt
July 20, 2014 | 7 Comments

Pact Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

Pact Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

The american black metal band, Pact, released “The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night” earlier this year. This release really jumped out and knocked me over and I really was interested in finding some more about the band. I wanted to interview them and ask some questions to learn a bit more about Pact. Here’s […]

By Myron Schmidt
July 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

Sleep Stream New Song

Sleep Stream New Song

Legendary Doom/Stoner monoliths Sleep have release their first new material in over 10 years. The track ‘The Clarity’ is the first material released by the band since their album “Dopesmoker” was finally released in 2003. The track was released through Adult Swim’s Single Series which also includes music from the likes of Deafheaven and Tim Hecker. […]

By Danny O'Brien
July 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bury Tomorrow – Runes

Bury Tomorrow – Runes

After catching these guys in the Pepsi Max tent at Download 2013 during their “Union of Crowns” tour, I have to say that Bury Tomorrow have been a favourite of mine since. But, as with many new releases, I don’t immediately like new material. So, when they released their “Runes” teaser, ‘Man on Fire’ I, like […]

By Lorna Allen
July 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Betraying the Martyrs – Phantom

Betraying the Martyrs – Phantom

“Phantom” is the latest release from Betraying the Martyrs and the follow-up to their debut album “Breath in Life”. I have to say that it’s not often that an album stops me dead in my tracks, and then forces me (yes, forces me) to play it four times in a row…you bastards, I’d got shit […]

By Lorna Allen
July 18, 2014 | 10 Comments

Massive – Full Throttle
Massive – Full Throttle

“Full Throttle” is the debut album by a Melbourne four-piece going by the very self-assured name of Massive. Signed to Earache Records they are described on the label’s website as ‘fist swinging, riot-starting, punch in the face rock n’ roll’. We could pretty much end the review here as I think you have a firm understanding of what a […]

Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun
Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun

“Under Satan’s Sun”, the latest release from North Carolina’s Bloody Hammers is veritable aural feast for those of us obsessed with Hammer House of Horror movies, Blue Oyster Cult melodies and satanic tales of yore. That will be all of us, then. Channeling their best Black Sabbath riff appreciation society meeting for most of this record, […]

Theory of a Deadman – Savages
Theory of a Deadman – Savages

Theory of a Deadman fill the gap between popular rock, like Nickelback and Shinedown, and post-grunge, Alter Bridge and the latest Alice in Chains. “Savages” opens with ‘Drown’ and it does progress like a classic modern grunge school, something you’d find on AiC‘s latest album. It’s catchy, melodic, slow and brooding but the album doesn’t capture the other side of the spectrum so well. There […]

Bong – Stoner Rock
Bong – Stoner Rock

Bong are not the band your average metal fan will know of. But cycling down a list of band names they instantly make you think “… I’ve got to listen to these”. With an album called “Stoner Rock” it’s doubled the chances of a spontaneous listen. You will need time to sit down and truly absorb yourself in […]

Ana Never – Live for the very first time
Ana Never – Live for the very first time

The greatest compliment you can give a live recording such as “Live for the very first time (Live in Mini Club, Subotica, 2-26-2004)” by Ana Never, released on the exemplary Fluttery Records label, is to say, “I wish I was there”. We’ve all wanted to be “there” … as a keen Queen fan in my […]

Winterfylleth Announce Album Details
Winterfylleth Announce Album Details

Visionaries of modern English black metal, Winterfylleth return with their new album “The Divination of Antiquity” on Candlelight Records. Comprising 9 new tracks of passionate, anthemic and epic black metal the band build on their established foundations and come out fighting with their strongest album to date. When asked about the new album, frontman Chris […]

Motörhead – Aftershock (Tour Edition)
Motörhead – Aftershock (Tour Edition)

“But havent you already reviewed “Aftershock”?” I hear you cry. Yes, but that was last year when it was originally released and a lot has happened in the Motörhead camp since then – like cancelling several tours and live dates for the first time in the band’s lengthy career – so UDR Records have repackaged […]

Skyward – Drift EP
Skyward – Drift EP

Skyward are a five piece alt rock band from Harrisonburg, VA and the “Drift” EP is their third release and shows a very confident band that have developed their sound and are ready to take things up a couple of levels. Using melody and soaring leads as a basis for the five tracks on here, […]

Stems – Polemics
Stems – Polemics

“Polemics” by Stems is another worthy release on Fluttery Records, a delightful combination of guitars & strings that is both entertaining and challenging in equal measure. Stems are from Huddersfield, England; and were formed in 2011 with … according to the Fluttery website … “The idea of seeking a new relationship between experimental guitar and […]

Super Fun Happy Slide – Drop Your Pants & Grind
Super Fun Happy Slide – Drop Your Pants & Grind

Australian grindcore mob Super Fun Happy Slide started life as a solo project of drummer Brad, but now expanded into a quartet with the addition of Nik (vocals), Den (guitars) and Benny (bass), they have released their second full length album through Blastasfuk Records. From the title alone, you may already be aware that this […]

Live at Wacken 2013 (DVD)
Live at Wacken 2013 (DVD)

It’s time to get together again and trawl through some of the highlights of 2013′s Wacken Open Air festival. It’s been said plenty of times before that live DVD’s are really only appealing to the faithful or a souvenir of a great time if you were there on the day, but the collection of bands […]

Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery
Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery

“Full Blast Fuckery” is the debut full-length album from Detroit five-piece Wilson. Showing absolutely no props to the musical heritage of their city, Wilson are a punk metal band whose roots sound embedded in New York rather than the Motor City, home of luminaries such as the MC5 and The Stooges. Things start off in […]

Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War
Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War

Cards on the table from the start, I absolutely love Chris Jericho. From his twenty plus years in the wrestling business, his fantastic ability on the mic and in ring on top of hosting one of the most engaging podcasts with Talk Is Jericho. As for his band Fozzy, well to be kind to them […]

Vintersorg – Naturbål
Vintersorg – Naturbål

Swedish folk black metal band Vintersorg has returned with the third chapter of four in their elemental series, “Naturbål,” released on Napalm Records. After one look at the fiery album cover, I can see why the title translates to “Nature’s Bonfire.” Previous releases in the series include 2012′s “Orkan” (Hurricane) and 2011′s “Jordpuls” (Earth’s Pulse). […]

Secret Cutter – Secret Cutter
Secret Cutter – Secret Cutter

Secret Cutter is a doom or sludge, or doomsludge trio from Bethlehem, PA. To be honest, I do not really care what kind of bucket or genre you want to attach to music or this band in particular, what I do know is that this is another self released title that came out of left […]

Jeff Lohrber Of Enabler Talks With ThisIsNotAScene
Jeff Lohrber Of Enabler Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

Enabler are back with their newest album, “La Fin Absolue Du Monde“, inspired by the works of John Carpenter. Horror and great riffs, I needed more. Jeff Lohrber agreed to an interview with ThisIsNotAScene to chat about all things Enabler. First off tell us little about your self I’m Jeff, I play guitar and sing for Enabler in […]

Pact Talks With ThisIsNotAScene
Pact Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

The american black metal band, Pact, released “The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night” earlier this year. This release really jumped out and knocked me over and I really was interested in finding some more about the band. I wanted to interview them and ask some questions to learn a bit more about Pact. Here’s […]

Sleep Stream New Song
Sleep Stream New Song

Legendary Doom/Stoner monoliths Sleep have release their first new material in over 10 years. The track ‘The Clarity’ is the first material released by the band since their album “Dopesmoker” was finally released in 2003. The track was released through Adult Swim’s Single Series which also includes music from the likes of Deafheaven and Tim Hecker. […]

Bury Tomorrow – Runes
Bury Tomorrow – Runes

After catching these guys in the Pepsi Max tent at Download 2013 during their “Union of Crowns” tour, I have to say that Bury Tomorrow have been a favourite of mine since. But, as with many new releases, I don’t immediately like new material. So, when they released their “Runes” teaser, ‘Man on Fire’ I, like […]

Betraying the Martyrs – Phantom
Betraying the Martyrs – Phantom

“Phantom” is the latest release from Betraying the Martyrs and the follow-up to their debut album “Breath in Life”. I have to say that it’s not often that an album stops me dead in my tracks, and then forces me (yes, forces me) to play it four times in a row…you bastards, I’d got shit […]

Kodiak Jack – Alhambra
Kodiak Jack – Alhambra

Several months ago Portsmouth based rock band Kodiak Jack released their second album, unfortunately this reviewer got a little bit too involved in listening to it and totally forgot to actually review it… Opening with ‘Get Out Alive’, the band waste no time in firing up all cylinders to rock your face off, make no […]

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