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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
Rock ain't dead. The spirit of rock lives on in Motion Device. Defo. Go check out their inaugural release, Welcome to the Rock Revolution. And wish Motion Device all the best with recording the sequel right now - we do!.
Tali's quest to shout it out loud for commercial quality music inspired by video games continues this week with - surprise, surprise, Level 2 by Miracle of Sound. (Actually, old rock guru Paul Jack is rather keen on Khajit like to sneak, but don't let him know we told ya!)
Music for the sophisticated listener... Echoes, by Icelandic band NOISE.
Douglas Adams once wrote that the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. Paul Jack travels back in time 42 years to the early days of Blue Oyster Cult. Tune in for a history trip. No Cully Stout Beer in sight.
A retro review of King Diamond's classic album Abigail. Ghostly goings on in the haunted La'Fey mansion gives us an album widely considered to be among the band's best work.
Rock Hard Reviews goes pagan this week as we check out a blast from the past - a lost classic from the beloved 'purveyors of folk metal', Skyclad. If you don't get the title's pun then read it out loud: Oui Avant Garde a Chance.
If Borderlands 2 themed music inspires you to check out the band behind the cool tunes then look no further than this review of The Heavy's 2009 offering.
Amazingly good 1998 AOR album from the traditionally umlauted ones. A decade after their previous studio release Imaginos, was Heaven Forbid worth the wait? You bet!
Blimey, Tali turns her attention to the classic rock album Highway to Hell by AC/DC. Sounds like she has been hanging around Paul Jack too long and his taste in retro music is starting to rub off. So, what does Tali make of this 1979 Aussie release?
A nostalgic look at British metal band Demon and their first album in it's re-released splendour.
We check out spring 2016 release Bad News, an awesome EP by hard rock band Mercury Rising.
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!