heavy metal

Chrome Division - Infernal Rock Eternal (Nuclear Blast)

Four albums in, the dream is taking tangible shape...
Release Date: 
16 Jan 2014 - 11:30pm

‘What the world needs now is a great big melting pot’.

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.

Cryptic Slaughter: Classic LPs to see Vinyl Reissue

Early crossover pioneers get the deluxe reissue treatment...

Relapse Records is proud to announce the vinyl repressing of two classic albums from the original hardcore thrash merchants Cryptic Slaughter!

Exploited: New Deal Signed with Nuclear Blast

Wattie and co. prepare to beat the bastards again...

Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the signing of British punk legends The Exploited.

Claim The Throne: Do Just That

"Aussie party attitude on stage, with no shortage of headbanging, riffs, blasts and drinking!”

With countless adoring fans and continual positive reviews Australia’s folk metal prime movers, Claim The Throne, are shortly embarking o

Kreator Are Out For Blood Australia!

Fuck The Easter Bunny, I'm Off To See Kreator!

For nearly 30 years, Germanys biggest export in thrash metal, Kreator, have proven to be a persistent, innovative and unstoppable force.

We the Machine - Dissenter (Own Label)

Not bad at all...
Release Date: 
31 Dec 2013 - 11:30pm

This originally came out sometime in the middle of last year but I have it on good authority (well at least from the mouth of a PR person, which really does constitute ‘good authority’ round these

Silent Force - Rising From Ahes (AFM Records)

Classy... very classy...
Release Date: 
12 Dec 2013 - 11:30pm

Another set of superior hard rockin’ tunes from the Alex Beyrodt/Mat Sinner axis – seriously, where do they find the time? 

Xenotaph - Rock is the Force (Non Nobis Productions)

Raw, honest Argentinian metal that has its heart in the right place...
Release Date: 
26 Dec 2013 - 11:30pm

Argentinian outfit Xenotaph promise to take you back to the early eighties and the sounds of bands like Hellion, Black Lace and Bitch

Alcest- Shelter (Prophecy Productions)

Gorgeous, inspiring, beautiful... but not metal.
Release Date: 
20 Jan 2014 - 11:30pm

And so French post-black metallers Alcest arrive, somewhat inevitably you feel, at that moment of maximum gumby fan distress – the album by a metal band that is not, in any way, sh