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Elias Hulk – ‘Unchained’ (Cherry Red)

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s was a rich period for the then new and burgeoning heavy rock and progressive rock scene. For those interested in those bands, there’s an absolute treasure trove of obscure nuggets to discover if you’re prepared to dig deep enough and go beyond the likes of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and the others that made it big. There’s certainly plenty of interest these days in the bands that didn’t quite make it during that period, perhaps best illustrated by the recent ‘I’m A Freak, Baby’ box sets which very successfully did some of that deep digging for you. One such obscure nugget from that period was Bournemouth’s Elias Hulk, whose 1970 album ‘Unchained’ has stood the test of time and earns a remastered re-release this month on Cherry Red.

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