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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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CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW – Warfare ‘Pure Filth’

Warfare – ‘Pure Filth’ (DISS086CDD) Originally released on Neat Records, NEAT 1021, autumn 1984 Following the success of Warfare’s ‘Noise, Filth & Fury’ EP, which even the writers at Kerrang! claimed to like (presumably in an attempt to be hip), Neat Records gave the go-ahead to drummer/vocalist Evo and his bandmates Gunner and Falken, the band’s guitarist and bassist respectively, to go back…

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Classic Album Review – Venom ‘At War With Satan’

Venom – ‘At War With Satan’ (DISS003CD) Originally released on Neat Records, NEAT 1015, March 1984 Confounding the critics was one of the many things Venom were good at, and 1984’s ‘At War With Satan’ certainly did just that. After issuing two thrash ‘n’ bash albums in ‘Welcome To Hell’ and ‘Black Metal’, the Geordie trio had – it was assumed – pretty…

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