2016 – The End

Well, it’s finally over! 2016 – an interesting year of ups and downs , but I think we can all agree it was another fantastic year for traditional metal. Here is my own humble offering of my five favourite albums of the year. Wytch Hazel – Prelude, Bad Omen Records Bad Omen, I doff my […]

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Metal Church – Metal Church

Metal Church – Metal Church 1984, Ground Zero Records   For someone that wasn’t actually around at the time, I have mad love for 1984. This was the year of big hair, parachute pants and Like a Virgin. Bell bottoms were out, acid wash jeans were in, and Hollywood had given us Ghostbusters, Gremlins and […]

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Keep it True XIX

Keep It True XIX 29-30 April, 2016 Too long have I let my inability to organise a piss up in a brewery, much less my own life, get in the way of attending this festival. Although it had been on my radar for a while, it was KIT X’s staggering roster of bands that made […]

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Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory 1986, Par Records   Behind the most awkward, amateur artwork, so typical of the time, beats the heart of a real gem. One of the finest jewels in the crown of White Collar USPM, Crimson Glory’s self-titled is an exceptional showcase of the genre. Whilst their much lauded sophomore album, […]

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Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King

                                              Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King 1987, Atlantic Records Being a grown up pretty much sucks. I loathe dragging myself out of bed at 6AM, rushing to work, often for a long, gruelling shift, to come home knackered, in a ratty mood, worrying about the bills, the endless piles of paperwork, the ironing, […]

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