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Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 1

Welcome to the final instalment of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. That means that I’m about to reveal the winning album in this year’s list. 2020 has been a bad year. Yes, there have been some bright moments, a few silver linings. But, as I sit here alone on Christmas Eve,  Continue Reading »

Haken – Virus – Album Review

Artist: Haken Album Title: Virus Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 6 June 2020 I began my review of ‘Vector’, Haken’s fifth album, with a bit of a moan. I felt it was just a little too short, and being the selfish person that I am, I wanted another song, maybe two. Mind you, it’s  Continue Reading »

Haken – Interview 2020 Part 2 – Virus – ‘This is our passion, our love and our life’

If you missed it, Part 1 can be read right here.   If you’ve already checked out the first part of my interview with Ross Jennings, vocalist with UK progressive rock/metal band Haken, then thanks for returning. You must be gluttons for punishment! So, before you change your mind, let’s get on with Part 2  Continue Reading »

Haken – Interview 2020 Part 1 – Virus – ‘music prevails in the end’

My love affair with UK progressive metal band Haken is well documented both on manofmuchmetal.com but previously in the pages of Powerplay Magazine where I was writing when this young band burst onto the scene in 2010. Their debut, ‘Aquarius’ was a glorious discovery, one of those records that is equal parts raw talent, genius,  Continue Reading »

Live Gig Review: Devin Townsend & Haken – The Roundhouse, London, 12 December 2019

Artist: Devin Townsend & Haken Venue: The Roundhouse, London Date: 12 December 2019 Thanks to the unexpected but thoroughly appreciated benevolence of a long-time reader of my website, I found myself heading towards Camden instead of making a beeline for Liverpool Street Station for my normal commute home. As luck had it, I was visiting  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2018 – Number 3

Welcome to the pre-penultimate chapter of my Album of the Year 2018 top 30 countdown. Today, it is the turn of the bronze medal record, the third best of the year. I’d begin this post with a far wittier and more interesting introduction were it not for the fact that I’m drinking my third large  Continue Reading »

Haken – Vector – Album Review

Artist: Haken Album Title: Vector Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 26 October 2018 Just to prove that I am not a completely blinkered and biased Haken fanboy, I am going to start the review of their latest record with something other than immediate, unfiltered hyperbole and gushing praise. That may or may not come  Continue Reading »

Metal Update – 2 September 2018

Hi everyone, it’s me again, trying hard to keep up-to-date with all the news in the world of rock and metal. I’ve not been told that these posts are annoying/worthless/rubbish/boring (delete as appropriate), so I plan to keep chugging along for the time being. And so, here are four more tidbits that I consider to  Continue Reading »

Metal (and Rock) update – 7 August 2018

Just as I complete my mini-series, looking at the music still to come in 2018, I receive news of a whole host of new music coming our way throughout the remainder of the year. So, what better than an impromptu post that updates you on what I have found most interesting over the past few  Continue Reading »

Still to come in 2018 – Part 1

Now that I have completed my round-up of the best releases from January to June 2018, it is time to turn my attention to the future and to what’s ahead in the final six months of the year. Judging by the list that I have steadily compiled, there’s some mouth-watering music on its way. So  Continue Reading »


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