published July 2010

Terry Brock – Diamond Blue (Frontiers/Riot)

Not so much stadium rock as studio rock this is a pretty damn decent slab of good old 80s AOR. If that’s your thing, read on! If not, you may as well stop now.

Terry Brock’s a busy boy – he’s lead singer for Giant, he’s getting back with his 80s band mates Strangeways

Watain - Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist/Riot)

After the excellent Sworn to Dark, everyone else were asking if the swedish extreme metallers Watain could make a better output. Lawless Darkness is the response for those who were waiting!

The day that Black Metal will be reborn. This was the promotion made by Watain before the CD reached the shelves. They really meant it.

Whitechapel - A New Era Of Corruption (Metal Blade/Riot)

Whitechapel returns with the eagerly awaited follow up to 2008's This Is Exile. But as the 'deathcore' scene continues to grow, can their train keep rolling?

Ever since The Somatic Defilement brought a thunderous mix of blastbeats, breakdowns, death grunts and lyrical brutality to the metal scene in 2007, Whitechapel have never

Winterfylleth - The Mercian Sphere (Candlelight/Earsplit)

England's Glory? Not quite, but they're getting there...

Luckily for Mancunian miserablists Winterfylleth<

Axel Rudi Pell - The Crest (SPV/Riot)

Album no. 19 (depending on whether you count compilations or not) from Axel Rudi Pell offers nothing new, nothing that will make you go WTF? but then again, why change a winning formula?

With Johnny Gioeli once again providing a voice that sits somewhere between Ronnie James Dio circa Rainbow and The Scorpi

Indica - A Way Away (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Finnish girls prove they rock in English as well as they do in their mother tongue.

Finnish all-girl gothic pop bands aren’t exactly ten a penny, so, whilst

Hellyeah - Stampede (Riot/Warner)

Groove metal supergroup Hellyeah drags their alcohaulin' asses back into gear with their latest release Stampede and delivers some hard rocking tunes in their own (cowboy) way.

When it comes to a lot of the so called "supergroups", one thing usually happens.

Annihilator: The Great Canadian Trendkill

Jeff Waters and Annihilator are back with an album that finally aspires to the lofty expectations foisted upon the Canadian thrashers, after their classic debut and sophomore releases so many years ago.


Catchin' Up with The Duke - A man-to-man with Rich Ward

The sublime presence of Rich "The Duke" Ward returns to the Metal as Fuck pages, catching up about all things Fozzy, Stuck Mojo and rock n' roll.

If you don’t know by now, I’ll tell you again.

And Hell Followed With - Proprioception (Earache/Riot)

And Hell Followed With have generated a bit of a buzz of late with their 'Murder City mayhem'. But do these bruisers from Detroit, Michigan live up to the hype? Does the music substantiate the reputation or is it all a bit of PR bollocks?
Release Date: 
26 Jul 2010 - 8:30am