Category: International Releases

Little Steven – Soulfire

Little Steven – Soulfire

It’s been a while, well if you count around two decades as a while since Little Steven has given us a solo album, I mean he’s only been busy being an actor and the consigliere of that Springsteen guy so of course he hasn’t had much time to do anything else, but here we are in 2017 and we get […]

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Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

Papa Roach are back and after their last album ‘F.E.A.R’ which we loved we’re ready to hear what the guys have come up with over the last couple of years, the result being ‘Crooked Teeth’ and I feel like they’re crooked from that kick they gave them back in 2010, but that’s just speculation. Opening the album with ‘Break The […]

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Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count is back in The House, and I for one am extremely ready for this album and what the band is going to give us this time around. So let’s settle in and press play on an album I feel like music needs today… Sirens, heavy guitars, riffs, a warning message from Dave Mustaine set up the beginning of […]

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Steel Panther – Lower The Bar

Steel Panther – Lower The Bar

It’s awesome in this day and age of music that a band like Steel Panther can be releasing their fourth album. Awesome because this band kicks ass, are killer live and never scared of writing songs that can make you laugh, cringe and if you’re lucky, pick up all at the same time. That’s talent and Steel Panther have it. […]

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Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Ryan Adams, you either know him, know of him, adore him, have no idea who he is, or are thinking you hate that ’69 song yeah well if you’re the later, shame on you because that song rules and also wrong Adams. OK now that that’s out of the way, Ryan Adams truly is a musical chameleon, this man can […]

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Starset – Vessels

Starset – Vessels

I love finding ‘new’ bands, and I mean new to me, as this is Starset’s second album and all I want to do is go back and find their first now, and I will. So let’s get into an album I’ve already listened through about five times and discuss why I think this one is so rad! ‘The Order’ is […]

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You Me At Six – Night People

You Me At Six – Night People

Now I’ve been a little excited about checking out this new album from ‘You Me At Six’ after their last effort ‘Cavalier Youth’ was one of my favourite albums of the last five years, so let’s see how the last few years have treated the band and what they’ve come up with… Opening with a big riff for the title […]

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Good Charlotte – Youth Authority

Good Charlotte – Youth Authority

When a band has been away for a while you kind of have a worry in the back of your mind when you hear that they’re getting back together to make a new album, I mean, what if they sound different? What if it’s not the same? All those questions that go through your head, but what outweighs that most […]

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Sixx:A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1.

Sixx:A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1.

Sixx:A.M. have arrived, and by that I mean even after prior releases this is the first album the band are solely a band on, no other distractions from Motley Crue or Guns N Roses, this is straight up Sixx:A.M. and it shows! The collective of Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael as Sixx:A.M. have given us three albums prior […]

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The Defiants – The Defiants

The Defiants – The Defiants

It’s not often I get to the end of an album and audibly say ‘Wow’ when I’m the only one here, but I just finished my first listen through The Defiants album and let me tell you why that ‘Wow’ happened and why you can expect to do exactly the same thing as well when you get through these twelve […]

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Steel Panther – Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

Steel Panther – Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

So it may have come out at the end of February and I’m a little late to the party, but when it’s Steel Panther, the party never ends, so I’m here, I’ve grabbed a drink, and I’m ready to go! This isn’t technically a new Steel Panther album, but it’s something they haven’t done before which is a live acoustic […]

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Monster Truck – Sittin’ Heavy

Monster Truck – Sittin’ Heavy

When an album starts with a straight up rock and roll energy the way that Monster Truck’s new album ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ does, well you get the feeling you’re in for a bit of an injection of what many people are missing these days, and that is what might save your life tonight… Rock and Roll! I mean the track is […]

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Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

One of the perks of this ‘job’ is getting to hear music earlier than others, but never have I had the chance to hear an album two months before release and not only that, be one if the first in the world to hear it. That album was the then untitled Bring Me The Horizon album. One, Two, skip a […]

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Frank Turner – Positive Songs for Negative People

Frank Turner – Positive Songs for Negative People

Straight off the bat I have to say how much I dig Frank Turner, there’s just something about his music, his attitude and his all-round being that makes him what he is, that being an artist you should all listen to if you have no idea who he is, plus with my musical hero Butch Walker at the producer helm and […]

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Young Guns – Ones and Zeros

Young Guns – Ones and Zeros

The third album from any band can sometimes be the make or break, and honestly some bands these days don’t even get to three, so when I heard Young Guns were making their third, I was stoked as these guys have made a couple of killer records previously so I’m looking forward to checking out ‘Ones and Zeros’ and reviewing […]

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Halestorm – Into The Wild Life

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life

OK, so I fell in love with Halestorm (and Lzzy Hale mind you) within seconds of hearing the cowbell intro to ‘It’s Not You’ back in 2009, since then I have spread the word, shared the love about this killer band and watched them make a name for themselves out there in this big world. I wasn’t sure how it […]

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Cancer Bats – Searching For Zero

Cancer Bats – Searching For Zero

Cancer Bats are back with their new album ‘Searching For Zero’ their return after 2012’s ‘Dead Set On Living’ and it’s time to start my own one man circle pit at home and get ready for what I’m expecting to be a fast, heavy album! Opening track ‘Satelites’ with its gentle ‘whoa oh’s has you settled in and then it’s […]

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Kid Rock – First Kiss

Kid Rock – First Kiss

Kid Rock has come a long way from his days of a flat topped rapper and thank god for that… his last few albums to me have been perfect, so when we get a chance to check out ‘First Kiss’ before anyone else, there is a little bit of excitement. I’m also going to review this on first listen too, […]

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Buckcherry – FUCK EP

Buckcherry – FUCK EP

Let me start by saying this, I love the word fuck. I use it far too much, well at least I thought I used it a lot until I put on this new EP from Buckcherry called you guessed it, ‘FUCK’ and I know I’m going to like this, oh yeah… ‘Somebody Fucked With Me’ fuckin’ opens the fuckin’ EP […]

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Papa Roach – F.E.A.R.

Papa Roach – F.E.A.R.

Now, I’ve been a fan of Papa Roach for some time now, well actually all the time, since I heard ‘Last Resort’ I knew there was something about this band that was pretty cool, so 1, 2, skip a few and with a number of albums under their belt they are back in 2015 with their new album ‘F.E.A.R’ The […]

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Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

Marilyn Manson is back, back with a new album, his first in three years, a new band in tow and a sound that may surprise many, if not all, well maybe not all, some… The album opens with ‘Killing Strangers’, an odd, almost groovy type track full of buzzing guitars and that typical Marilyn Manson vocal you’ve known to love […]

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Wednesday 13 – Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague

Wednesday 13 – Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague

I’m quite partial to a concept record, one that sets up and tells a story and keeps you wanting to know what’s going to come from the beginning through to the final song, what it all entails and just why this was the story to tell. Wednesday 13 is back with a new album, this time with a concept and […]

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Black Veil Brides – IV

Black Veil Brides – IV

I like the works of Black Veil Brides. I like that they make rock and roll that has a major throwback feel to the metal of old, and by old I mean the 80’s with the look, the hooks and the imagery. It’s what I like and I’ve never had an issue with bands like this out there flying the […]

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Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

When the Foo Fighters announced they were going on hiatus after they finished touring for ‘Wasting Light’, many were surprised, not sure of what that meant or how long it would actually last, but thankfully not too long as when the band decided they were ready to come back, well, why not do it in a big way… A series […]

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Yellowcard – Lift a Sail

Yellowcard – Lift a Sail

From the second this album begins simply with a violin, it’s a somber beginning, a mood is set with a two minute introduction called ‘Convocation’ and I listen and get taken away, taken away to a place that just feels nice, it gives me the feeling that Yellowcard have grown up, and I can’t wait to hear what this, their […]

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SLASH feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire

SLASH feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire

To set this album up, all I need is one word… Slash. You get me? Ok, read on. I personally always enjoy it when the title track of an album is the one that leads it off, it makes the point known, it sets up exactly why the album is named after it and here we are, ‘World On Fire’ […]

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The Tea Party – The Ocean at the End

The Tea Party – The Ocean at the End

When some bands stop making music you can eventually be ok with that and deal with it, but when a band such as The Tea Party decides that they’re going to stop making music, well in my opinion that’s just not cool. What is cool is a big break and a return, a return in the way of a massive […]

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Frnkiero andthe Cellabration – Stomachaches

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration – Stomachaches

So when you often hear about a band breaking up, you get the odds on bet that the singer will go on to make an album but you often forget about the other guys in the band, or they disappear into obscurity but it’s really cool to hear this album from former MCR guitarist Frank Iero or Frnkiero for short […]

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Anberlin – Lowborn

Anberlin – Lowborn

OK, yeah I know, this album has been out for a little bit now, and I’ve listened to it more than a handful of times, but what’s interesting about this album is knowing that it’s the band’s last album, this made it a little difficult to express my ‘feelings’ towards it, so now after some digestion of the idea of […]

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Dragonforce – Maximum Overload

Dragonforce – Maximum Overload

If there’s one thing you don’t pick up a Dragonforce record for it’s to be soothed by and to relax after a hard day’s work, instead you put this on when you come home pumped up, you’ve had a killer day and you just want to punch the air. This band is fast, frenzied, melodic and nothing but upbeat! ‘Maximum […]

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