For this week’s batch of new releases we enter the world of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal with albums both new and old. And we also have the latest from The Boss, The Loaf, Wolfsbane and more.
This week we take a look at a one-album wonder. Angel Witch might have had a career that goes back to 1977, carries on to this day and includes five studio albums, but as far as most are concerned it’s all about their debut. Check out all the previous Cult Heroes.
They toured with Queen and Black Sabbath, were hotly tipped by many in the mid-70s to become big news, and even had a management connection with Peter Grant. But Liverpudlians Nutz were destined to be consigned to features such as this, eventually failing to make the grade in the unforgiving yet all too forgetful world of contemporary music. Malcolm Dome looks back at what might have been. Check out all…
This week we’ve got the new records from Soulfly and Deftones, punk versions of classic rock anthems, a Spanish alternative to Nightwish, plus a Thunder box set, Porcupine Tree DVD, a book on James Hetfield… and a young London band who’ve attracted Ronnie Wood’s attention!
Jon Anderson still has a Yes future, says Chris Squire… The Police rake in the dosh… Blackmore gets wed…
…Plus all the latest news in brief.