Ministry – AmeriKKKant

Four years ago Al Jourgensen's industrial metal outfit Ministry called it a day for the second time following the death of their lead guitarist Mike Scaccia with the less than stellar album From Beer To Eternity. Never one to be too predictable, or miss a chance for some belligerent rabble rousing, though, in 2018 they... Continue Reading →

Ghost – Ceremony and Devotion

Having caught Ghost in the last few years during the touring cycle for their third album, Meliora (and follow-up EP Popestar), I was amazed this most visual of bands hadn’t officially released any live material. While they still haven’t got a full-length film to their name they do now have a live album, the appropriately... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage – Self-Titled

Twenty five years ago Rage Against The Machine blasted into the world with an incendiary hybrid of heavy metal and rap fuelled by perceived injustices and inequalities in life in the USA. Since then the band have come and gone a couple of times with varying levels of success, and each have pursued their own... Continue Reading →

CJ Wildheart – Blood

Over the last few years CJ Wildheart has broken away from the band that has given him his ‘surname’, as well as the band’s he’s been a member of outside of that, to create material that is genuinely his. While Robot and before that Mable (named after his favourite chicken… and why not) began to... Continue Reading →

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

For the best part of the last two decades Mastodon have carved a path through hard rock and heavy metal that is all their own. Often combining conceptual themes with crushingly heavy sounds they have gained a formidable reputation across six albums and have now release their seventh, Emperor of Sand. From the off everything... Continue Reading →

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