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on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 17:31
Lancashire’s soaring hard rock sect, Wytch Hazel, will release its shimmering new album, “Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost”, on October 30th, 2020, via independent underground label Bad Omen Records (Satan’s Satyrs, Spell).
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on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:05
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Rising Steel’s upcoming label debut, “Fight Them All” on September 4th, 2020.
Today, the band has released the first single and video from the album, “Mystic Voices”. Watch the video below. If you are a fan of bands like Nevermore, Warrel Dane, Annihilator, and the like, then this is for you!
While Cloven Hoof were one of the better bands to come out of the whole NWOBHM movement and their earlier albums seem to hold a special place in the hearts of fans of the genre. They’re one of the criminally underrated acts that could and should have been bigger, but mismanagement and disbanding on key points, as well as changing members multiple times, hasn’t helped one bit.
Sweden’s Ambush is an interesting band, probably, better than most of their newer wave trad metallist pals that worships in the altar of Priest and Maiden. But these kids also seem to be mixing more melodic stuff, ie Dokken, Riot (the hard rock side) and Scorpions to the mix.
On their third album they seem to be running in parallel to their countrymen in Enforcer, trying to clean their act up, showing of as much versatility as the genre and it’s rather dumb crowd may afford them.
Ironflame have been a going concern for the past few years, the brainchild of well-traveled multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist Andrew D’Cagna (newly minted in Icarus Witch but also member of a myriad of other bands), who seems to be a real one man band, with an ensemble of musicians helping out with live performances and a quick succession of some three albums since their conception in 2016 including the current one “Blood Red Victory”.
The good ole Tygers Of Pan Tang are still roaring, with their newest album “Ritual” dropping in late 2019. In a year that a lot of older bands came up with some pretty good albums (Angel Witch, Diamond Head, The Rods come to mind), the Tygers are also coming up with the goods, with an album that sits well with the rest of the canon and pretty much cements Jacopo Meille’s era, as the genuine heir of the bands rich 80s legacy.
A couple of weeks ago I was whining as usual, discussing with our dear editor in chief about newest releases while getting links to them and also exchanging gossip about the scene when he sent me a link to this – of all things Chinese Speed Metal combo… I sort of dismissed the notion, going like – a Chinese speed metal band – wtf… but intrigued; I sort of went to their bandcamp page and pressed play… I was expecting some really mediocre result and while Dressed To Kill didn’t set my world on fire, all the way, I was left thinking wtf… these guys are a