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Music Review: Running Wild Album: Resilient

Running Wild -Resilient

Available: October 7th, 2013

Label: Steamhammer/Spv

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Running Wild!  A band I can claim are one of my top 5, if not top 3 favourite metal bands of all time.  Since I first listened to Black Hand Inn I was completely hooked with the bands ability to write songs that invoked such imagery in their lyrics, had great riffs and worked the pirate theme like no other.  After Black Hand Inn I made it a point to go out and grab whatever other albums I could possible find.  Keep in mind this was in the mid-90’s, in Tennessee, when I first discovered the band in college. If not for the internet emerging as vehicle to really bring heavy metal back into people’s consciousness I would have never discovered the band.  So from Black Hand Inn, to Pile of Skulls to Blazon Stone and all the other in between, after and before I was a hooked on Running Wild and so were my friend whom I introduced the band to.  I even tracked down a digital copy of their concert during the Death or Glory tour in Germany right before the Iron Curtain fell.  Continue reading Music Review: Running Wild Album: Resilient

NWOBHM Act BATTLEAXE Ink Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

via: Bravewords.com

SPV/Steamhammer has signed a worldwide deal with NWOBHM cult act BATTLEAXE. It is not only for a new studio album called Heavy Metal Sanctuary, which is due in early 2014, it also include the deluxe re-releases of the classic metal albums Burn This Town (out in October) and Power From The Universe (out late summer 2014) with new covers, extended booklets and lots of bonus material.

Continue reading NWOBHM Act BATTLEAXE Ink Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

LORD DYING: Reveal Debut Album Details


Album Out July 9th on Relapse Records

LORD DYING come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff.  A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other LORD DYING gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Damn Your Eyes, who in their short, one year’s time as a band have shared the stage with Down, Unsane, Yob, Valient Thorr, Black Cobra and many others. Continue reading LORD DYING: Reveal Debut Album Details

HIRAX: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

California thrash metal veterans HIRAX entered a North Hollywood studio on April 26 with producer Bill Metoyer (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, W.A.S.P., SLAYER) to begin recording their new full-length album, “Immortal Legacy”, for a fall release via SPV/Steamhammer.

Commented HIRAX singer Katon W. De Pena says: “This is our most epic-sounding record to date, sonically powerful and over the top. 14 new raging thrash metal songs that will make you bang your head!!!” Continue reading HIRAX: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Music Review: Sodom CD: Epitome of Torture

Music Review: Sodom

CD: Epitome of Torture

Label: Steamhammer/SPV

by: TJ Fowler


Release Date Europe:                  April 29th, 2013
Release Date: Germany:             April 26th, 2013

Release Date US/Canada:          May 07th, 2013

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Booking: Fleischfinger@aol.com

                Well, well, well.  What do we have here?  Well none other than the mighty Thrash Masters, Sodom rolling out their new release ‘Epitome of Torture’ to destroy the masses of unbelievers!  Sodom have been Thrash Veterans for a long time in the never ending Heavy Metal War and have garnered quite a following through the years.  I have to admit though I had never enlisted in Sodom’s shock trooper ranks before.  I always signed up for the Power Metal infantry.  So ‘Epitome of Torture’ is my first true listen to the band, even though I have known they have been out there in the trenches for years.  So how was did my first foray to the front lines of death and mayhem go with Sodom?  Well my friends prepare to launch the first wave assault on your eardrums and enemies for none will survive the attack! Continue reading Music Review: Sodom CD: Epitome of Torture