published May 2010

Back to the Future with Scott Adams

Dodgy market traders, shacks in the West End of London, Fast Eddie Clarke - this must be Back to The Future, 1985 style!

There was a bloke who ran a stall on Maidenhead Market – known only as Punky, despite his advanced age and long, straggly hair – who, despite being quite obviously dodgy as fuck, was a

Making a Falgoustian Bargain – NOLA’s Goatwhore

After having gently salvaged this interview from the death grip of a moribund hard disk, Metal As Fuck can finally present a candid and intelligent chat with Goatwhore’s Ben Falgoust.

N.B.: This interview was recorded prior to Goatwhore’s tour of Australia with Job for a Cowboy and Behemoth and was thought lost forever in computer hell after a hard drive failure.

Danko Jones - Below The Belt (Bad Taste/Riot)

Canadian 3-piece Danko Jones come out swinging with some solid rocking tunes bolstered by some tongue-in-cheek humour that will stick in your head for days to come.

Canada has had a history of providing a lot of musical acts over its  time, ranging from the good, such as Rush and The Tea Party, to the not so good or blata

The Ocean - Heliocentric (Metal Blade/Riot)

The Ocean are back and this time they're tackling the rather weighty subject of Heliocentric belief. Don't know what that is? Give The Ocean an hour of life... Go on, it's worth it!

What I love about The Ocean is their use of the full range of instruments available to them.

I Exist - I: A Turn for the Worse (Common Bond)

Canberra. Staid? Boring? In a chimp's cock on the evidence of this...

For old bastards like myself, the word hardcore does not now conjure up good thoughts.

As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade/Riot)

The world’s pre-eminent Christian metalcore henchmen have returned with a vengeance. If you don’t have the appetite to swallow their positive message, then run for cover.

The truth is Juan Miguel hasn’t heard a single note of As I Lay Dying until The Powerless Rise joined his playlist a week ago.

Raven - Walk Through Fire (Metal Blade/Riot)

A full decade after their last release and thirty-odd years since they first broke into the metal world, Raven are back. This time they're walking through fire.

Is it me or have their been a lot of 'come-backs' in the past year? Raven is one such band who have long been off of the radar.

Sabaton - Coat Of Arms (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

The band that loves to sing about war is back with a Coat Of Arms, and a new home with Nuclear Blast. Welcome back, Sabaton!

It's only been two years since their last album but it feels longer.

Fates Warning - Parallels [Special Edition] (Metal Blade/Riot)

Metal Blade feed us another Fates Warning reissue. This time it's Parallels for the makeover: arguably the band's best album to date.

It's 1991, and following a change in vocalists to Ray AlderFates Warning took a move towards a slightly different style of metal.

Sybreed - The Pulse of Awakening (Listenable/Stomp)

Girls between the ages of 12 and 45 be warned: Singer Ben’s sensual vocals may trigger multiple orgasms. A guaranteed panty-soaker, this is.

Sybreed are an odd bunch that swims in the confluence of Ministry and Meshuggah.