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Rock Hard Reviews is your friendly, independent music review site, specialising in decades of hard rock, melodic metal, classic rock and suchlike.

Rock Hard Reviews was created by rock fans, for rock fans. We love nothing more than helping new, up and coming rock bands get some publicity, promote new releases, and gain new followers. A rock hard music review might come with a slight twist of British humour, but we love to review and promote music from rock and metal bands from all over the world.

If you are in a rock or metal band and want a bit of free publicity then get in touch. Normally we write and publish in-depth, full page reviews whenever a rock band sends us their latest album and EPK. Digital is preferred, but we still accept a CD through the post. You can contact Rock Hard Reviews via our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, or you can email us directly on . If you have a new (or old) album release which you think our readers should know about, then we would love to hear from you.

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Featured song this week is Rocket Queen by Guns N Roses.

Our latest news, reviews and features are listed below. Enough preamble - let's rock!

Recent reviews

Thunderbird - Heavyweight

2016 release Heavyweight... A raw and punchy album from Thunderbird, in the style of the golden era of Oz Rock.

Buffalo Crows - Bovonic Empire

More heavy rock moos, err sorry, news, from Australia, as Buffalo Crows release their third album, Bovonic Empire. Sorry about the pun.

Victims Of The New Math - Satellite Head

Second outing, and a slice of nostalgia from Victims Of The New Math

A selction of our full album reviews

Kidneythieves - Trypt0fanatic

Ever discovered cool music through the medium of video games? Deus Ex fan Tali did. Check out her album review.

Antrum - Retrospective Lucid Alienations

A slice of blackened death metal with a sci-fi twist

NOISE - Echoes

Music for the sophisticated listener... Echoes, by Icelandic band NOISE.

Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare

The Alice Cooper Band reunite with a spooky sequel to a 70's classic.

Acer Fury - Crazy King

A slice of Germanic metal nostalgia - Crazy King by Acer Fury, a 14 track compilation of classic power metal.

The Cassini Projekt - Filler

An intense and varied compendium of music from Ireland, courtesy of Alex McDonnell.

Emerald Aquarium - The Grass IS Greener

A rather good - and FREE - 2016 punk /grunge EP from Emerald Aquarium. Check it out.

Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Groundbreaking 80's rock masterpiece from a new band on their way to the big time.

Roger Pedersen - Guitar Madness and other nice songs.html

Guitar virtuoso Roger Pedersen's third solo outing is Guitar Madness and other nice songs. Rock Hard Reviews checks out what the master of shredding has been up to.

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

So, in another retro review moment, what did Rock Hard Reviews think of Ozzy's second album, Diary of a Madman? (Not to be confused with Paul Jack's well known typo 'Diary of a madam' - Ed)

Dio - Holy Diver

Wow! Following the sad and still mourned loss of Ronnie James Dio 2012 sees the release of a fantastic Deluxe Edition of Dio's all time hard rock / metal classic album Holy Diver. And that's gotta be worth checking out!

Pendulum - In Silico

Tali has been venturing into drum and bass territory this week, as a backdrop for creative writing sessions. But is there something of interest to the hard rock brigade in In Silico?

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