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Album: Ashes of Ares – Ashes of Ares

August 22nd, 2013

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Ashes of Ares
Ashes of Ares
Nuclear Blast
09 September 2013

by Catherine Morris

With genre revivalism rife, being labelled as just “traditional heavy metal” could well be a kiss of death for a brand new band. Luckily for Ashes of Ares, however, they’ve got years of experience, not to mention credibility on their side. Having left Iced Earth for the second time, singer Matt Barlow has assembled a heavy metal supergroup comprising of guitarist Freddie Vidales and ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams for Ashes of Ares.

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EP: Mob Rules – Astral Hand

September 28th, 2009

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Mob Rules
Astral Hand EP
AFM Records
09 October 2009

by Jon Kerr

For those new to Mob Rules, this is a power metal band who left behind the fantasy-fiction imagery and now write songs about Lee Harvey Oswald and the Middle Eastern conflict. Pretty refreshing, we suppose.

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