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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!

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

Rainbow - The Singles Box Set 1975-1986

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.

Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword

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.

Abney Park - Aether Shanties

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!

Scorpion Child (by Scorpion Child!)

Continuing our trend of reviewing eponymous debut albums, this week Rock Hard Reviews gives Scorpion Child a spin, and likes what we find.

This Is Hell - The Enforcer

We said... New music with a retro thrash sound - playlist this EP from This Is Hell

Doctor Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo by Doctor Steel

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!

Emerald Aquarium - The Grass IS Greener

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

Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know

Loud and heavy doom rock from the masters formerly known as Black Sabbath, and a sad, fond studio farewell to Ronnie James Dio.

Rival Sons - Head Down

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!

Ayria - Hearts for Bullets

Venturing outside the rock arena into a new area, check out Hearts for Bullets by Ayria for something cool and different.

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!

Megadeth - United Abominations

2007's return to form for Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. Angry, loud thrash metal by crafted by experts.

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