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18th studio Album from Britain’s greatest hard rock band

18th studio Album from Britain’s greatest hard rock band

Simon Mulholland February 29, 2016 0

Magnum – Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies 26th February 2016 Steamhammer/SPV   I read somewhere on social media, a fan bemoaning the injustice that they had to wait for Magnum’s new album when reviewers already had

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Doom ladled metal/orchestral excellence

Doom ladled metal/orchestral excellence

Simon Mulholland November 7, 2015 0

 Paradise Lost – Symphony for the lost 20/11/15 Century Media Records In my dim and distant past (i.e. pre kids) I used to frequent the Whitby Goth Weekend and my fondest memory was when Paradise

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Genre defining release from Halifax’s Metal stalwarts

Genre defining release from Halifax’s Metal stalwarts

Simon Mulholland May 16, 2015 0

 Paradise Lost – The Plague Within 01/06/15 Century Media Records I once read an article about a British band making waves in Europe but with little or no exposure at home. That band was

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Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014

Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014

Simon Mulholland April 24, 2015 0

Before we start, there needs to be a disclaimer, this isn’t an unbiased review, I’ve been a fan since their Story Telling days with a full collection of albums on both cd and vinyl,

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Krissy Matthews – Scenes From A Moving Window

Krissy Matthews – Scenes From A Moving Window

Simon Mulholland March 8, 2015 0

  One of my most prized possessions is an electronic copy of an album produced in 1936; the recording is drawn directly from vinyl and is steeped in history. I’m talking about Robert Johnson’s,

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Oaths – Stag Party EP

Oaths – Stag Party EP

Simon Mulholland February 12, 2015 1

As you get older, your points of references increase as you travel through life. A prime example of this is music, as you hear new bands and albums you can’t help but draw from

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Dark Stares – Soul Contract EP

Dark Stares – Soul Contract EP

Simon Mulholland January 17, 2015 0

Lets see if album reviews are like riding a bike, this is my first review in nearly three years and a lot has happened whilst I’ve been on my sabbatical. I don’t own my

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Superbutt: You and Your Revolution

Superbutt: You and Your Revolution

Simon Mulholland June 28, 2010 0

You know there must be something up when the first thing the PR Company does is make excuses for the band’s name. Well, it’s not the worst name I’ve ever come across but this

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Thunderbird Motel: Rock It Till The Wheels Fall Off

Thunderbird Motel: Rock It Till The Wheels Fall Off

Simon Mulholland June 1, 2010 0

An impression of an album starts well before the sound hits your eardrums; preconceptions are created by such things as the band name, album title and press release.  And if this was all I

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Hungry and the Hunted: Magic Bullets

Hungry and the Hunted: Magic Bullets

Simon Mulholland April 12, 2010 0

My first impression of Magic Bullets was what the hell is this mess? The first track was all over the place. Then I realised that as I’d opened up numerous web pages which had

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