SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Over here in the UK, 2018 has not proved to be our greatest year. In fact, it’s been a bit of a shitstorm, or clusterfuck if you like, politically at least. The possibility of Brexit has brought everything many predicted; uncertainty, division, and hostility. Fortunately for everybody, rock keeps on rollin’ and there have been some great albums released this year. Contrary to popular opinion (well, one guy, anyway) rock is not actually dead. This…

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LIZZIES – On Thin Ice (Album Review)

LIZZIES – On Thin Ice (Album Review)

Spanish rockers Lizzies return on October 5 with their sophomore album entitled On Thin Ice. As you can see, it either has the best album cover of all time, or the worst, I just can’t decide. Either way, it follows a well worn tradition of New Wave of British Heavy Metal album covers of badly drawn efforts belying the true greatness beneath, and for Lizzies the 1980’s is where it’s at. The four-piece mainly female…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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