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When prog and philanthropy collide…

This is a new one for me, but is arguably one of the most important posts I’ve published. is not a site that descends into politics or social commentary. In fact, apart from the occasional poor joke or two, I rarely veer too far away from a solid diet of hard rock and heavy  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 1

Welcome to day 30, the final day of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. I have done it! Another year goes by and another top 30 albums have been counted down, dissected and given yet more love and attention. But that’s exactly what these records fully deserve, because they are the best  Continue Reading »

Threshold – Legends Of The Shires – Album Review

Artist: Threshold Album Title: Legends of the Shires Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 8 September 2017 I still remember, vividly, the first time that I heard UK progressive metal band Threshold. It was the song ‘Falling Away’ from the album ‘Critical Mass’, released in 2002 and I was blown away. The energy, the emotion  Continue Reading »

BlogOfMuchMetal – metal news – 22 July 2017

Hello and welcome to the latest post in this series after a bit of a hiatus, where I bring you the latest confirmed news within the world of rock and heavy metal. This series does not require the use of a crystal ball, which can sometimes malfunction with embarrassing results. No, this is a series that  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 1

It’s true what they say – the older you get, the faster time disappears. I mean, it doesn’t seem possible that we are already half-way through 2017 for a start. And yet here I am. With my round-up of the best releases so far in 2017 under my belt, it is time to turn my  Continue Reading »

BlogOfMuchMetal – Metal News – 28 March 2017

Today is a biggie – it features some surprising news and confirmation of the release of one of my most anticipated albums of 2017. So, without further ado, here goes… Anathema – The Optimist Release date: 9 June 2017 It’s a great day because I can bring you confirmed details of what has to be  Continue Reading »

My Soliloquy – Engines of Gravity – Album Review

Artist: My Soliloquy Album Title: Engines Of Gravity Label: Artic Records Release date: Spring 2017 In 2012, Pete Morten, guitarist with one of my favourite progressive metal bands of all time, released a debut album under his own steam. The Threshold man called his band My Soliloquy and ‘The Interpreter’ was the title of that full-length  Continue Reading »

My most anticipated releases of 2017 – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of my series that takes a look at some of the best music that will/might/might not see the light of day in 2017. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they can be viewed here: My most anticipated releases of 2017 – Part 1 My most anticipated releases of 2017 –  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 18

My Album Of The Year 2015 countdown marches inexorably on and today, I bring you my choice for Number 18. I hope you agree with this choice, it’s a great album. Number 18 AudioPlastik ‘In The Head Of A Maniac’ Bad Elephant Music AudioPlastik is the moniker given to a musical collaboration which will have  Continue Reading »

My Top 10 Tracks of 2014

What started as a throw-away remark on Twitter has suddenly turned into the content of another blog post on the Blog Of Much Metal. Having explored in great detail my favourite 20 albums of 2014, I happened to wonder aloud about my favourite ten individual songs from last year. The response to my musings was  Continue Reading »

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