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Album of the Year 2018 – Number 2

Welcome to the penultimate chapter of my Album of the Year 2018 top 30 countdown. I had hoped to complete the countdown ahead of Christmas day but the fates conspired to ensure that it wasn’t to be. But never mind, it just means that now the turkey has been consumed, the presents opened and the  Continue Reading »

Redemption – Interview 2018 – “…there is a lot of good material on here and the best is up there with the best we’ve ever written”

Picture the scene: It’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting in the back of a plush Mercedes, being driven to the O2 to catch the final night of Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ European tour. And who happens to be sitting next to me? That’s right, none other than Nick Van Dyk, the founder,  Continue Reading »

Redemption – Long Night’s Journey Into Day – Album Review

Artist: Redemption Album Title: Long Night’s Journey Into Day Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 26 July 2018 It is always a risk when a band makes a change to their line-up. The risk is only more greatly increased when the change involves one of the key members of the band. In the case  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 »

An early sneak peek at what’s coming in 2018

I know it is only 1st November 2017, but there have been a few big announcements recently that I simply can’t ignore. They all point to 2018 being equally as good as 2017, if not better, for the kind of heavy metal releases that I like. So, what is really exciting me? Let me enlighten  Continue Reading »

BlogOfMuchMetal – Metal News – 31 July 2017

Buckle up because this round-up feature some big and exciting news if you share music taste that is in any way similar to me. With that in mind, I’m not going to waste time. Instead, allow me to dive right in. (Previous update posts can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page.)  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my look ahead to what’s coming in the second-half of an already strong 2017. No long intro from me today, I’m just going to dive straight in… If you missed Part 1, here’s the link: Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 1 Subterranean Masquerade  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 18

Welcome to number 18 in my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. We’re not far away now from the half-way mark, so things are slowly but surely getting more and more serious. There have been some (in my opinion at least) very good releases listed in this countdown already. And, given the strength  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of my half-year round-up where I summarise my favourite albums that have been released during the first half of 2016. As I stated in Part 1, this year has been tremendously strong and so the candidates that feature in this list are all of the highest possible quality. So here  Continue Reading »

Redemption – The Art Of Loss – Album Review

Artist: Redemption Album Title: The Art Of Loss Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 26 February 2016 Redemption must surely be one of the most resilient bands in heavy metal. Founding member, guitarist and co-song writer Nick van Dyk was diagnosed with blood cancer and was given a bleak prognosis. He survived and the  Continue Reading »


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