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Half-Way Through 2014 – The Best So Far – Part 3

Today I bring you the third instalment of my half-way round-up of some of the best albums released so far in 2014. So far, this year has been a strong one with a number of albums catching my attention and garnering positive reviews where applicable. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they can be  Continue Reading »

Vanden Plas – Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld – Album Review

Artist: Vanden Plas Album Title: Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld Label: Frontiers Records Year of Release: 2014 ‘Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld’ is a grand title, some might even call it over-the-top or pompous. For a lot of bands, such an album title would cause untold damage, as the music behind the title fails to  Continue Reading »

Upcoming New Releases in 2014 (Part 1)

Having bled 2013 dry, with an ‘Album of the Year’ top 20 countdown, a round-up of some of the ‘best of the rest’ and a separate list highlighting my top 3 live releases of 2013, I though it was about time to turn my attention to the future a delve into what 2014 has to  Continue Reading »

My Route to Becoming A Metalhead

One of the most fascinating conversations I have with fellow music lovers and metalheads in particular is about the route they took when discovering this magnificent genre of music. Everybody has a different journey, one that inevitably leads to a different ending. Sure, we may all like roughly the same bands, but it is rare  Continue Reading »

2013 Is Not Finished Yet (Part 2)

My initial look at what was to come in the remainder of 2013 was based purely around albums that had confirmed release dates, that we knew would see the light of day over the next few months. But I inevitably missed a few out and in addition, I’ve been hearing a few rumours from various  Continue Reading »

Festival Fever – The UK’s Best

Festival season may be nearly over for another year, but it’s never the wrong time to talk about them and engage in a little reminiscing. First up, a selection of UK festivals from the point of view of the Man Of Much Metal… The very first festival that I attended was Bloodstock in 2004. Since  Continue Reading »


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