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The Wildhearts – ‘Diagnosis’ (Graphite Records)

Well, damn the gods of rock ‘n’f’n’ roll… Not only did The Wildhearts go and release their first album in ten years – and one which lived up to its title, ‘Renaissance Men’, by showcasing a band very much in the resurgence with an opus that many regarded as their strongest since their iconic ‘Earth vs…’ – but now they’ve only gone and headed straight back into the studio to record another clutch of quality toons.

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John Harv’s Twisted Mind – ‘Into The Asylum’ (Metalopolis)

John ‘Harv’ Harbinson is possibly one of the most distinctive, and arguably divisive, figures on the Northern Ireland metal scene, having been at its very heart (and also, on occasion, skirting around its periphery) for around the same length of time as UR boss Monk (and that’s a lot of fucking years). A man known for a personality as big as his voice, for the past decade he has been best known as the frontman of power metal purveyors Stormzone, with whom he has helmed six studio albums. Now, some four decades into a career that has probably earned him as many haters as fans, he stands poised to release his first ever solo album.

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Dead-End Drive-In – ‘East End Babylon: The Story Of The Cockney Rejects’ (Cadiz Music)

As part of the Cockney Rejects’ 40th anniversary celebrations, October sees a limited-edition release of fully signed copies of the DVD of ‘East End Babylon’, the acclaimed movie that tells the band’s story, originally released back in 2013. The film was directed by Richard England, who was the executive producer of ‘Oil City Confidential’, the excellent Dr. Feelgood documentary, and edited by Henry Stein, who edited ‘Celebration Day’, the Led Zeppelin concert film.

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