TOKYO BLADE – Unbroken (Album Review)

TOKYO BLADE – Unbroken (Album Review)

Tokyo Blade are renowned for their contribution to the classic era of New Wave of British Heavy Metal and especially their classic self-titled debut. However, they’re much more than that and in the intervening period have released 12 studio albums. Yes, they’ve had their ups and downs, break-ups and disagreements, but what relationships haven’t had some of that over the course of 40 years? Since the band reformed in 2010 with four of the original…

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SATAN – Cruel Magic (Album Review)

SATAN – Cruel Magic (Album Review)

“Are you familiar with Satan? No not the ruler of the Underworld but the band. Yes, there’s a band with that, perhaps very unfortunately so, choice of name that may have helped to contain them in obscurity for much of their career.” I wrote that as my opening line when reviewing SATAN – Atom By Atom in 2015. I stand by it now, approximately three years later. That very Atom By Atom release saw placement…

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TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

I was excited to see this album promo arrive in my media download pool. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to spin it right away and it got put aside and forgotten with the travel of two weeks, two festivals in Sweden. The album was released by No Remorse Records on May 25, 2018. I present a wicked slab of NWOBHM with TRAITORS GATE – Fallen. TRAITORS GATE – History The band formed in the…

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TOKYO BLADE – Unbroken (July 20, 2018)

TOKYO BLADE – Unbroken (July 20, 2018)

3MS Music are delighted to announce that Tokyo Blade return with a new studio album Unbroken, the band’s eighth, which is to be released 20 July 2018. The band’s roots go right back to the heady days of the rise of the NWOBHM and on this eleven-track album they prove that their cutting edge remains undimmed, this is uncompromising stuff. Whilst the band shared stages with the likes of Metallica, Ozzy, Dio and Scorpions at festivals across the world,…

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SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

Seven Sisters hails from London, UK, and consists of four hard rockers in Kyle McNeill on vocals and guitar, Graeme Farmer on guitar, Javi Rute on bass and Steve Loftin bashing the skins. Having formed in 2013 this quartet form a unit performing the highest quality New Wave of British Heavy Metal inspired music you could hope to hear. They do not, however, just pump out NWoBHM in its basic form, but add their own…

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TRESPASS – Footprints in the Rock (Album Review)

TRESPASS – Footprints in the Rock (Album Review)

Yet another of those bands from the 80s making a resurgence. Are we tired of it yet…hell no! Certainly not when they’re awesome. In this case, we have a band called Trespass. These guys started out in Suffolk, England in 1979. Originally put together by brothers Mark (guitar/vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums), Dave Crawte (guitar), and Richard Penny (bass). A single issued in January 1980, “One of these Days”, saw some play on the radio airwaves….

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Heavy Metal Band TYTUS Back in Studio (News)

Heavy Metal Band TYTUS Back in Studio (News)

Italian Heavy Metal band TYTUS are back in the Recording Studio! Press Release: Following the great response to their first album Rises (Sliptrick Records – 2016) and a bunch of killer live gigs in festivals like MetalDays (Slovenia), Home Fest (Italy) and others, TYTUS are back to their beloved Track Terminal Studio (Italy) to record some new stuff. The ten songs on the new album are going to be something in between the NWOBHM and the speed/thrash metal of the early days. Facebook Bio (edited): TYTUS has…

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MYTHRA – Still Burning (Album Review)

MYTHRA – Still Burning (Album Review)

Still Burning? Still a raging fireball is more like it! Underground NWOBHM cult act Mythra have offered up Still Burning for release April 28, 2017, on High Roller Records. I would venture to say that a lot of North Americans have not before heard the name Mythra. I was among this facet of the population until planning my adventure to Newcastle UK for the fifth annual Brofest Festival. As per my pre-festival ritual, I scouted out…

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BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST UK 2017 FINAL DAY Here we go with the final day at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. So far over the last 2 days, we have seen some truly fantastic bands! Every act on the stage has come packing their A games to this incredibly well-organized festival event. For those enjoying the traditional or old school or NWOBHM or whatever you want to call it style would do well to consider this event next…

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BroFest #5 Wrap-up Day 1 (Festival Review)

BroFest #5 Wrap-up Day 1 (Festival Review)

A salute to traditional heavy metal, BroFest has just completed its fifth annual event. The three day Brofest took place in Newcastle UK and featured acts such as Tokyo Blade, Battleaxe, Oliver/Dawson Saxon, Salem, Mythra, Saracen and many more. Where the festival’s moniker originated from is a mystery, but the event saw Decibel Geeks Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson, Graham “Sparky” Spark and Rich “The Meister” Dillon in attendance. Our three heroes were naturally joined by…

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