2015 releases

Hope Drone- Cloak of Ash (Relapse Records)

I still have hope in the power of editing.
Release Date: 
24 Jul 2015 (All day)

There’s no more rewarding feeling as a metal fan than seeing one of your favourite band’s hard work finally start to pay dividends.

Unleash the Archers - Time Stands Still (Napalm Records)

Behold... the new Metal Queen!

My word, there’s a lot o’ good stuff emanating from the Great White North these days, and the latest slab of metallic goodness heading our way from Canada comes in the shape of Time Stands Stil

Burning Point- Burning Point (AFM Records)

Burning Point’s melodies will burn deep into your skull…
Release Date: 
7 Jul 2015 (All day)

It is clear right from the first listen that Burning Point's Burning Point is not the kind of album that will wilt to an afterthought in the vast genre o

The Lockhearts - Tales From the Sea, Volumes I & II (Own Label)

Some Young blokes from Sydney plunder the past on the way to conquering the future...

Sydney hopefuls The Lockhearts aren’t your usual MaF fodder - in fact there are moments during the folksy (If Only) Time Was On My Side where they veer da

Praying Mantis - Legacy (Frontiers Music)

Time tells no lies... and it still hasn't defeated Praying Mantis!
Release Date: 
20 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm

New Wave of British Heavy Metal stalwarts Praying Mantis have been releasing high quality rock music through four decades now, and it’s a great thing to be able to report that, in

King Giant - Black Ocean Waves (Own Label)

Got cerebral bludgeon?
Release Date: 
29 Jun 2015 - 11:30pm

Housed in a sleeve that automatically spark connections with pomp-rock legends Kansas (in my mind at least) with its seafaring motif and classically Americana-infused style,

Fear Factory - Genexus (Nuclear Blast)

Welcome to the days of future past...
Release Date: 
6 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm

I remember standing in the wings onstage at Castle Donington’s famed Monsters of Rock festival in 1996, watching Fear Factory opening up proceedings in front of 50

Borealis - Purgatory (AFM Records)

Great record... now... where have I heard it before?
Release Date: 
19 Jun 2015 (All day)

How far can Canada’s Borealis take this?

Abyssion- Luonnon Harmonia Ja Vihreä Liekki (Svart Records)

The atmosphere is there, but where are the songs?

Psychedelic is one of those genre tags that I really can’t stand. It’s one of those slap-dash phrases that doesn’t really tell me anything about how the band will sound.