English heavy metal

Fudge Tunnel: Reactivated Hate

"Hate Songs in E Minor" limited edition 2LP re-issue now available!

In 1988, Fudge Tunnel would spring to life during a time when bands across the globe began pushing the envelope of musical explorations.

Bolt Thrower: Limited "blood-drenched" 'War Master' 2LP re-issue now available

Another classic album re-activated...

War Master, the classic third album from battle-field-influenced-death metal legends Bolt Thrower, is now available as a limited edition 2LP at CM Distro.

Battleaxe - Heavy Metal Sanctuary (SPV/Steamhammer)

A pleasing dose of trad metal fun...
Release Date: 
23 Feb 2014 - 11:30pm

I first saw North Eastern metallers Battleaxe in 1984, performing on the bottom of a three band bill at London’s legendary Hammersmith Odeon.

Metal Ten to One: Iron Maiden

MaF editor Scott Adams kicks off a new series counting down his favourite Iron Maiden tracks...

As a young headbanger growing up in England in the early eighties, Iron Maiden were one of the most important bands in the world, and not just because they were the ‘entry level’ b

Crash Mansion: New EP Out Now!

If you're gonna live, you might as well live for something...

Crash Mansion are a five-piece hard rock and metal band hailing from South Essex, UK preparing themselves to embark on their biggest year yet!

Motorhead: An Aftershock is Coming

Steal it if you must, buy it if you can...

Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you ro

Hell: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Macabre metal of the first order is on the cards again...

Revived British metal pioneers Hell have unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist of their upcoming second full-length record Curse And Chapter, which will be unleashed on

Onslaught - VI (AFM Records)

Six is the magic number - hopefully...
Release Date: 
23 Sep 2013 - 11:30pm

Impossible though it may seem, heavy metal’s unruly son, thrash, turned thirty this year.

Onslaught: UK Thrashers Set for Return!

VI is their most aggressive offering yet, apparently...

When speaking about thrash metal from England, Onslaught is the first name that comes to mind.

Carcass - Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)

Is Surgical Steel tragically dull? No it bloody well isn't!
Release Date: 
12 Sep 2013 - 11:30pm

Of all the many and varied ‘classic’ metal bands joining in the fun and boarding the reformation express over the last couple of years, Carcass – the band that arguably wrote the b