Author Archives: Mike Trash

Stray Cats return with 40th anniversary album and track ‘Cat Fight’

Iconic rockabilly band Stray Cats return to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a brand new album titled 40 and accompanied with a world tour including multiple UK dates. Widely regarded as the band that put Rockabilly back in the charts in the ’80s having several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic, original founding members Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker ...

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Cro-Mags release first EP since 2000 ‘Don’t Give In’

Pioneering NYC band, Cro-Mags, have released a brand new three-track EP on Victory records titled Don’t Give In featuring the title track along with “Drag You Under” and “No One’s Victim”. This is the first new, official CRO-MAGS music since 2000’s Revenge album. The band and label are rightly stoked at the partnership. Founder and vocalist Harley Flanagan explains: “In ...

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Diamond Head prove they never lost it with’The Coffin Train’

All aboard ‘The Coffin Train’! NWOBHM stalwarts Diamond Head knock it out of the park with a brand new album. Formed by two working-class teenagers from Stourbridge, the UK in 1976, Brian Tatler & Duncan Scott would unwittingly help to create a blueprint for the NWOBH sound and become an influence for generations of metal musicians that have come and ...

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Enforcer

Enforcer release Zenith

As a long time fan of Enforcer I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Sweedish quartet’s new album since there last outing From Beyond in 2015. For those of you who are not familiar with the band, imagine the bastard sons of Di’Anno-era Iron Maiden mixed with the fast-paced face-melting technicality of the first few Metallica and Megadeth albums ...

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Wildhearts vs Birmingham, 25th anniversary show goes down a storm

Hot on the heels of the wildly successful series of “Britrock Must Be Destroyed” shows across the country in may this year the The band will celebrate ‘Earth vs The Wildhearts’ turning 25 by playing the album in its entirety, an album bursting at the seams with hit after hit it’s no wonder the London show was sold out. Tonight ...

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Soulfly return to form with new album Ritual

Max Cavalera has made a name for himself by constantly pushing boundaries and shattering genres he is probably one of the most prolific artists in metal be it with Sepultura, Nail Bomb, The Cavalera Conspiracy or indeedSoulfly. So it comes as no surprise that he has been busy writing the follow up to Soulfly’s 2015 album Archangel. Ritual kicks off ...

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Mastodon announce 2019 UK dates

Grammy-Award-winning hard rock quartet Mastodon has confirmed their return to live action with a massive tour of the U.K. and Europe beginning January 14 in Belfast, N. Ireland and ending in Lisbon, Portugal on February 17. This tour includes a show at London’s Brixton Academy on January 25. Support on all dates will be Kvelertak and Mutoid Man. Also, Scott ...

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Amigo The Devil reveals details on debut album ‘Everything Is Fine’

The debut album by singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil, entitled ‘Everything Is Fine’, will be released on October 19th. The music of singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil is a unique blend of Folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as ...

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Decapitated announce European tour for 2019

Decapitated have announced a string of UK/IRE dates as part of their ‘Killing The European Cult 2019’ tour. Accompanying them on the road in February will be death metallers Dyscarnate from Horsham, UK and Baest from Aarhus, Denmark. Decapitated guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka says: “Last weekend we played Mammothfest in the UK to a fully packed venue, which makes that ...

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Grave Digger and Russkja join forces on the polka-metal anthem ‘Zombie Dance’

Vocalist Chris Boltendahl on “Zombie Dance”: “Polka and Metal – is that fitting? It might be the most surprising song GRAVE DIGGER has ever written. After nearly four decades of true German heavy metal, the time has now come to reach out to different musical influences”.  After listening to the brand new single “Zombie Dance” we know for sure that ...

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