hard rock

Three Lions - Three Lions (Frontiers Records)

It's coming home. it's coming home...
Release Date: 
17 Apr 2014 - 11:30pm

Blimey. There are, finally, some tangible rewards to being editor of heavy metal’s liveliest read.

D-A-D – 30 Years of Hits (AFM Records)

three decades of Denmark's best hard rock
Release Date: 
18 Mar 2014 (All day)

D-A-D (which initially stood for Disneyland After Dark, a name that had to be changed after a threatening lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company), are celebrating their 30th

Sebastian Bach - Give 'Em Hell (Universal)

A game of two halves, Brian...
Release Date: 
18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Look, I know that was all nearly a quarter a century ago, and I know artists have to live, and breathe, and EVOLVE an’ all those shenanigans, but I honestly hoped that we might be gettin' somethin’

Anti-Mortem - New Southern (Nuclear Blast)

Not as heavy as I'd hoped...
Release Date: 
25 Apr 2014 (All day)

‘Can I try something a little HEAVIER?’ That’s what I said to Metal as Fuck editor Scott Adams when he enquired as to whether there was anything in the office revi

Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack: " I’d love to come here every fucking week! I love Australia!"

Black Veil Brides - love 'em or hate em, they're in it for the long run, a gratifying fact I learned from band frontman Andy Biersack during our chat backstage at Melbourne's 2014 Soundwave shindig. An engaging and intense interviewee, Biersack was also he only person to walk away from the interview area all day with a much-prized Metal as Fuck tee-shirt in his paws...

Soundwave Melbourne: The day's really kicking into it's stride now, the media area ebbing and flowing as the flotsam and jetsam of rock n'roll come and go to commune

Heavens Basement: "Soundwave is a non-stop party. It's fucking amazing!"

They came from the four corners of England to talk to MaF in a tent in Australia...

As the sun beats down rather more relentlessly than we’d been promised it would at the latest renewal of Melbourne’s version of Soundwave 2014 I’m joined in the media area by three

Miracle Master - Tattooed Woman (GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music)

Tattooed treats...
Release Date: 
7 Mar 2014 (All day)

German MELODIANS Miracle Master sure as hell pack a lot of class into their debut album, Tattooed Woman – maybe a little too much class, I’m thinkin’ – and I’ll expand on

The Bunny The Bear - Food Chain (Victory Records)

Strange and beautiful stuff...
Release Date: 
17 Mar 2014 - 11:30pm

Buffalo, New York hardcore experimentalists The Bunny The Bear return to the fray with their fifth album, and it’s an album the sees the band expanding their horizons ever futher i

Skindred - Kill the Power (Cooking Vinyl)

Red hot Reggae Reggae sauce, or a disappointing splash of corner shop tomato ketchup?
Release Date: 
3 Mar 2014 - 11:30pm

A lot has already been said of this album. Totally aside from Skindred's award-winning live performances, their recorded efforts have been nothing short of rather spectacular.

Hogbitch - Hogbitch (Dogfingers Recordings)

An alluring mix of styles that'll consume your very being...
Release Date: 
3 Feb 2014 - 11:30pm

Texan outfit Hogbitch purvey a beautifully pure take on seventies psyche metal that is totally faithful to the genre without ever sounding like a tribute or, worse still, a mere co