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CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW: Diamond Head – ‘Death And Progress’

Diamond Head – ‘Death And Progress’ (DISS020CDD) Originally released on Bronze Records, ESSCD192, June 1993 Having called (borrowed) time on Diamond Head in 1985, the creative duo of Brian Tatler and Sean Harris joined forces once more in April 1990 and immediately started writing new material: ‘Kiss Of Fire’ was apparently written pretty much at their first get-together. Fired up and on a…

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CLASSIC ALBUM: Blitzkrieg’s ‘A Time Of Changes’ May 1985

Blitzkrieg – ‘A Time Of Changes’ (DISS059CDD) Originally released on Neat Records, NEAT 1023, May 1985 By the time they split up in December 1981 Blitzkrieg had already achieved legendary status amongst metal fans, even though they’d only actually issued one single ‘Buried Alive’ b/w ‘Blitzkrieg’ for Neat Records. Their original three-track demo had become a regular on the tape trading circuit though,…

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Classic Album Review: Girlschool – ‘Demolition’ 1980.

CLASSIC ALBUMGirlschool – ‘Demolition’ (DISS048CDD)Originally released on Bronze, BRON 525, June 1980 Girlschool’s roots lay in the London-based Painted Lady, but when Kim McAuliffe (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Enid Williams (bass guitar/vocals) hooked up with Kelly Johnson (lead guitar/vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums) in March 1978 things took a change for the better. The largely covers-based sets started to feature more and more original material…

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CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW – Onslaught – ‘The Force’, 1986

Onslaught – ‘The Force’ (DISS0131CDD) Originally released on Under One Flag/Music For Nations, FLAG 1, May 1986 Although many tried hard, it seemed there was never a place at the top table for any UK thrash bands. The scene was dominated by the Americans, and although the Devil may have the best tunes, it appeared that the States had the best thrash acts.…

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Classic Album Review: Jaguar – – ‘Power Games’

Jaguar – ‘Power Games’ (DISS063CDD) Originally released on Neat Records, NEAT 1007, May 1983 Having recorded a single apiece for Heavy Metal Records (‘Back Street Woman’ b/w ‘Chasing The Dragon’)in 1981 and then Neat (‘Axe Crazy’ b/w ‘War Machine’) the following year, Jaguar were approached by Neat Records’ head honcho David Wood to record their debut album for the Tyne & Wear-based label.…

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