Published August 2009

Outloud - We'll Rock You to Hell and Back Again (Frontiers/Riot)

Individually, Outloud have some big names on their CV – Firewind, Helloween, Talon…okay, biggish. But with comparisons to Skid Row and Foreigner all over the place, is their debut album We’ll Rock You To Hell and Back Again from this fivesome thirty-odd years out of date?
Release Date: 
28 Aug 2009 (All day)

Outloud (Jason Mercury, Bob Katsionis, Mark Cross, Chandler Mogel and Tony Kash) open this debut with What I Need which has a similar 'ri

House Of Lords – Cartesian Dreams (Frontiers/Riot)

Sure it's cool now to make fun of Bon Jovi, Poison, Warrant, Van Hagar, etc but hell remember when you used to hear guitars in the top ten? When there were real songs on the charts, not spliced-and-diced mangled riffs stolen by some would-be gangster, or covers by failed pop idol gimps?

House Of Lords have been around since before you had hair on your nuts.

The Gathering - Downfall (Vic/Riot)

From a band with an amazing creative momentum and longevity comes a superb anthology of genre-shaping classics.


Church Of Misery- Houses Of The Unholy (Rise Above/Riot)

The Japanese are a strange bunch. They make games about hallucinogen-dependent plumbers, create horrifically violent cartoons and are responsible for 'Takeshi's Castle,' which makes 'Jackass' look like 'Waiting for Godot.' However, they can also fucking annihilate when it comes to doom metal, as Church of Misery prove.

Well, it's late in the evening, inebriation has taken hold, and I cannot be scuttered with a stupid convoluted opening for this review.

Summer Festivals Survival Guide

Summer in the northern hemisphere is far from over, and the summer season in the southern hemisphere is coming quicker than most people care to imagine. Two of the Metal as Fuck contributors, columnist Nephente, and photographer Ateacina, tell us how to survive a brutal metal summer festivals season, providing checklists and top tips.


Wednesday 13 - Bloodwork (DR2/Riot)

Bloodwork begins in true Wednesday 13 style as fans familiar with his Frankenstein’s Dragqueens from Planet 13 and Murderdolls bands will recognise: catchy, spooky music with a punk-metal edge. Finishing with a couple of slower, movingly sung, acoustic tracks this album is a great showcase of the talent of the man known as Wednesday 13.

The latest Wednesday 13 EP,