English heavy metal

Motorhead: New Live Album and DVD Release Details Announced

“The World Is Ours - VOL 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else” out later this month!


Blaze Bayley & Paul Di'Anno: Austalasian Dates Confirmed.

A Double Dose of Nostalgia...

Former Iron Maiden singers Blaze Bayley and Paul Di'Anno will join forces for a tour of Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2012.

Pagan Altar: Rolling Back the Years

Pagan Altar's The Time Lord to be Released on Shadow Kingdom Records 11/9/12

In yet another display of treasure-hunting prowess, Shadow Kingdom Records has set September 11, 2012 as the date for worldwide release of The Time Lord EP from 70s cult N

From the Archive: In conversation with Praying Mantis Guitarist Tino Troy

In another of our irregular series where MaF editor Scott Adams roots around in his drawers, we speak to NWoBHM legend Tino Troy about the 2009 album, Sanctuary, and other bits and pieces...


Viking Skull - Cursed by the Sword (Transcend Music)

Prepare to be turned into a 'dribbling. headbanging loon'...
Release Date: 
27 May 2012 - 11:30pm

Only in the wacky and ridiculous world of heavy metal could a band formed as a spoof support act for an established band (in this case those doyens of midlands metal Raging Speedhorn

Ramesses: 'Possessed by the Rise of Magik' to get Broadrick Remix

It's a strictly limited release, so don't miss out!

UK doom tyrants Ramesses are busy as ever doing the Devil's work.

Inside the Nest - On the Road With Hornet!

London metallers Hornet have just returned from their first taste of European road action and band members Tollef Rikje-Pearson (Day 1) and Max Thompson (days 2 & 3) couldn't wait to tell us all about it!

Day 1

Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Going Home (Superhot Records)

If this doesn't bring out your inner air guitar god, you're dead.
Release Date: 
30 Apr 2012 (All day)

Going Home,  from Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight restores faith that music didn't actually die in that plane crash all those years ago.

Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol (Century Media)

In which our miserablist heroes attempt to regain their glory days. But do they succeed? Read on to find out...
Release Date: 
22 Apr 2012 - 11:30pm

When the first little dribbles emerged via the interweb that veteran Halifax misanthropes Paradise Lost were thinking about planning a return to the triumphant days of their, um, i