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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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Our latest news, reviews and features are listed below. Enough preamble - let's rock!
2016 release Heavyweight... A raw and punchy album from Thunderbird, in the style of the golden era of Oz Rock.
More heavy rock moos, err sorry, news, from Australia, as Buffalo Crows release their third album, Bovonic Empire. Sorry about the pun.
Second outing, and a slice of nostalgia from Victims Of The New Math
A selction of our full album reviews
Take a walk down the memory lane of rock with the newly released collectors' edition for February 2014 - Rainbow's The Singles Box Set 1975-1986.
Moved by the passing of Huw Lloyd Langton on December 6th 2012 , Rock Hard Reviews made a snap decision to drop the article planned for publication this week and instead write about Hawkwind's 1985 Elric based studio album 'The Chronicle of the Black Sword', which features Huw's work.
Parley! Parley! Tali ventures forth from goth to steampunk territory. Check out her review of Abney Park's steam themed Aether Shanties. Air ship pirates abound in this musical treat. Yar!
Continuing our trend of reviewing eponymous debut albums, this week Rock Hard Reviews gives Scorpion Child a spin, and likes what we find.
We said... New music with a retro thrash sound - playlist this EP from This Is Hell
More weird noises oozing from Tali's evil steampunk laboratory. Trepidation abounds as the lab door creaks open, pushed by a slime green tentacle. The strains of Dr Steel's second album Doctor Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo get louder, louder, and... Right, this has gone far enough. Just check out Tali's latest review of Eclectic Boogaloo, OK!
A rather good - and FREE - 2016 punk /grunge EP from Emerald Aquarium. Check it out.
Loud and heavy doom rock from the masters formerly known as Black Sabbath, and a sad, fond studio farewell to Ronnie James Dio.
We said... Time for something new and exciting - Head Down by Rival Sons. Heck, it's been a long time since PJ got so interested in a new band!
Venturing outside the rock arena into a new area, check out Hearts for Bullets by Ayria for something cool and different.
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!
2007's return to form for Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. Angry, loud thrash metal by crafted by experts.