hard rock

Magnum - Escape From the Shadow Garden Live (SPV/Steamhammer)

Revisiting past glories... again...
Release Date: 
11 May 2015 (All day)

Another year, another live album from UK pomp rock stalwarts Magnum.

Crystal Ball - LifeRider (Massacre Records)

Almost very good indeed...
Release Date: 
22 May 2015 (All day)

Whilst these Swiss veterans refer to themselves in their press blurbs as being purveyors of ‘melodic power metal’, the reality is that, on LifeRider at least, they seems far happier churni

Hellyeah announce Australian and New Zealand tour - August 2015

'This isn’t a rock concert. We’re in this together. We are a fuckin’ family, and this is heavy metal psychotherapy 101!' - Chad Gray

Brace yourself for full on metal assault when Hellyeah return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August!

Dark's debut album is in the pipe, ready to spread the darkness.

With songwriting talents given by the demons, the material practically wrote itself...

Dark consists of ex-members from the gothic metal band Beseech (1992-present), hard rock band The Mary Major (2006-2013) and death metal band

No Life Til Leather celebrates 25 years of Slaughter's Stick It To Ya!

'Up all night! Sleep all day!' If ever there was an anthem tailor made for No Life Til Leather – Sydney’s best 80s glam, rock and metal club night – it was surely Up All Night by Slaughter.

And given that this year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Stick It To Ya, what better way to pay tribute to the hair metal titans than by playing them louder than hell at t

Metal Allegiance signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Debut album from musical collective slated for release this (Northern) Autumn!

After successful appearances at sea on Motorhead’s Motörboat and Shiprocked as well as an unforgettable show before NAMM in Anahe

The 69 Eyes - Jussi69 opens a bar in Helsinki

Additionally The 69 Eyes re-released Devils (2004), Angels (2007) as well as Paris Kills (2002) as a special edition. Each re-release includes the original album track listing plus three bonus tracks.

Known as the star drummer of the gothic rock band The 69 Eyes, Jussi69 has also made a name for himself as a radio host. His latest venture is opening a bar.

Zodiac – Road Tapes Vol. 1 (Napalm Records)

A killer live album of heavy blues boogie from the German champions of the genre
Release Date: 
17 Apr 2015 - 12:24am

Recorded on their 2014 Sonic Child tour this is probably as close as I’m ever going to get to actually hearing these German blues metal masters in concert as they don’t strike me as the so

Jettblack – Disguises (Cherry Red Records)

A bit hit and miss this one, it reminds me of the bands my eldest was listening to before he transitioned to the harder metalcore bands like Prom Queen
Release Date: 
6 Apr 2015 - 12:00pm

Jettblack are doing what Blessed By A Broken Heart should have been doing with their disappointing last album and that’s spending less time being poseurs and more