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RIP Pete Way

Legendary bassist Pete Way, best known as a founding member of UFO and his own band Waysted, as well as for his tenures in Fastway and Ozzy Osbourne’s band, has died after a battle against injuries sustained in an accident earlier this year.

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Lythium – ‘Have It All’ EP (Self-Released)

This rising young quartet from Preston must have caught ÜR boss Monk on a good day. We say this because they committed one of THE cardinal sins when it comes to submitting your CD for review to this or any other website… although it came nicely packaged, in a handmade brown paper envelope and was accompanied by a colourful badge with the slogan “you could have it all”, as well as a couple of stickers, that was all they wrote – or, rather, didn’t, as there was no press release or any form of useful information included… nada, diddly-squat, sweet FA to tell us anything about the band or the EP (apart from the song titles). Now, normally such a basic error leads to the offending submission going straight in the appropriate recycling bin…

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A. Swayze & The Ghosts – ‘Paid Salvation’ (Ivy League)

A Swayze & The Ghosts are set to release their debut album later on this year via Ivy League Records. Talking about the record, frontman Swayze said, that “it really shits me off when bands have this pedestal and they have the ability to influence so much around them and they waste it by singing about stupid shit”. Hannah R wasn’t too sure what she was expecting when she started listening to the band, having not heard of them before, but she was pleasantly surprised by the sound, as you now find out…

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Elimination – ‘Of Gods And Beasts’ EP (Self-Released)

Old school thrash fans may well be familiar with the name of Elimination, as for a brief period the East Anglian trio threatened to be serious contenders on the UK scene and trouble more than its dark underbelly, releasing two excellent albums before falling quiet in 2012. Thankfully, two years ago they returned refreshed, re-invigorated and ready for the fight once more, further signalling their intent to take no prisoners with this just-released, all-too-brief sample.

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Grumpynators – ‘Still Alive’ (Mighty Music)

Hearing a band described as mix of Social Distortion, Motörhead and The Stray Cats piqued Phil C’s interest straight away. The concept conjures up all kinds of things in the minds ear. Certainly, the idea of a sound with catchy rhythms, gritty riffs and bags of swagger. That is exactly what the Danish four-piece Grumpynators have offered up with their third album, ‘Still Alive’.  No strangers to the live circuits of northern Europe and bagging support slots with countrymates Volbeat, Grumpynators have been a hard-grafting band and their energy and passion shines through on this record.

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