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THOR – Ride Of The Iron Horse

March 23, 2024

Cleopatra 2024 Reflecting on fifty years of tuneful thunder, Vancouver heavyweights go full-circle to head into the future. To follow this ensemble is to never know how close to Valhalla they are to take their next album, what with Jon … Continue reading

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DIO – The Studio Albums: 1996-2004

November 9, 2023

BMG 2023 Recapturing glories of yore, the avatar of all things hard ‘n’ heavy leads his troops on to final victory. If you pictured this ensemble’s timeline as a graph, it didn’t flow like the rising and the falling of … Continue reading

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LIVIN’EVIL – Prayers And Torments

July 26, 2023

Livin’Evil 2023 Rising from tragedy, French ensemble embrace eternity to burn like Phoenix with a stellar retinue in tow. Theirs was a rather brief existence, this band’s original lifespan starting in 1992 and ending six years later with a meager … Continue reading

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July 22, 2023

Thunderdogs 2023 Lviv’s stoner trinity take a stand and reach for liberty in the time of war. It’s impossible to believe but this impressive piece has nothing to do with Russian invasion in Ukraine – “Grave” was written before the … Continue reading

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FORTUNATO – From High Above

July 14, 2023

Fortunato 2023 French foursome carry on to carry out their war on war on an offering number four. If the “4” on the cover of this album looks like a magic lamp, it’s because there’s some sorcery in the Lyon … Continue reading

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