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Anvil - Pound For Pound (SPV Reissue)

SPV take advantage of the renewed interest in Lips and company with a slew of lavishly packaged reissues...
Release Date: 
22 Jan 2012 - 11:30pm

History tells us that by the time Anvil originally released Pound for Pound (1988) their headlong slide from near-riches to rags was in full swing.

Bonded By Blood – Exiled To Earth (Earache/Riot)

Naming themselves after one of the best thrash albums ever, by one of the acknowledged muthafucking best of the genre’s bands, these young fuckers have either got balls the size of grapefruits - or a death wish.

Bonded By Blood's second album is by no means a classic thrash album but let me tell you, it ain’t half fucking bad either.  With a theme revolving around the earth bein

Maniacal – Buried In Hell (Independent)

Port Pirie in South Australia isn’t a town that’s known for much. Mining, drinking, fighting, lead poisoning… oh yeah, and a leader of the opposition came from up that way too but not much else. And musically, well you could count the bands on one hand and still have four fingers and a thumb left. Until now, that is.

Maniacal have defied all logic, all sense of place, all boundaries of sensibility and formed in the middle of shithole country SA, back of nowhere with nowhere all around, and what

Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons (Peaceville/Stomp)

Norwegian black metal pioneers are back! Or should I say Black/Punk pioneers? Maybe Blue Collar Metal pioneers? The fact is that Darkthrone are once again delivering the finest metal that only a band with more than 20 years of existence could offer!

Circle the Wagons is topping the string of releases which people out there are calling black punk.

Megadeth - Endgame (Roadrunner)

It’s official boys and girls: After more than a decade of glass is half empty releases, Mr. Mustaine has found his [previously lost] mojo.

The moment Dialectic Chaos erupts in a flurry of smoking leads, it seems the heavens have parted for the Good Lord to shine his blessings on Megadeth, thereby allowing the