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THE KRAFTSMEN PT 1 – Ged Wolf tells the story behind the band’s three Eighties’ releases, now being made available once more by Dissonance

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on email With a name famously taken from the ‘Atomkraft Nein Danke’ slogan from the mid-Seventies Atomkraft was founded by bassist/vocalist Tony ‘Demolition’ Dolan towards the end of the decade. The original band had several line-ups and at one stage featured guitarist Steve White, who’d later form his own band War Machine and…

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AGENTS OF FORTUNE – John Cyriis on the rebirth of the legendary Agent Steel

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on email The hugely influential and highly-exciting Agent Steel first broke through in 1985 with the release of their debut album ‘Skeptics Apocalypse’. Its blend of technical speed metal, together with frontman and founder member John Cyriis’s distinctive vocals, set it aside from the plethora of thrashers that were flooding the record shops…

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LEGEND AT THE GATES – Steve Grimmett celebrates thirty-six years with Grim Reaper’s new album ‘At The Gates’

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on email Surprising though it may seem, 2019 is the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Grim Reaper by guitarist Nick Bowcott and, although Steve Grimmett wasn’t a member right at the start, he was there by the time the band wrote, recorded and released their debut album ‘See You In Hell’. Almost…

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REIGNING METAL (PART TWO) – Acid Reign’s Howard ‘H’ Smith and the birth of ‘The Age Of Entitlement’

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on email With a new line-up and two singles to their name Acid Reign started work on ‘The Age Of Entitlement’, their first album for twenty-nine years. As with ‘The Man Who Became Himself’, ‘The Age Of Entitlement’ was produced by Jayce Lewis. “With ‘The Man Who Became Himself’ it was the first…

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REIGNING METAL – Acid Reign’s Howard ‘H’ Smith reboots the band for ‘The Age Of Entitlement’

Twenty-nine years after ‘Obnoxious’ appeared in the shops UK thrash pioneers Acid Reign are preparing to unleash a new album ‘The Age Of Entitlement’, which vocalist Howard ‘H’ Smith refers to as “a contemporary thrash album with an old-school twist, or an old-school thrash album with a contemporary twist,” on the unsuspecting public later this year. With a four disc retrospective scheduled for…

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