Funko to Release a New POP! Rocks Vinyl Figure of Ozzy Osbourne from The Late Eighties


Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company will soon release a new POP! Rocks! Vinyl Collectable figure of recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Heavy Metal singer for Black Sabbath, and solo artist – Ozzy Osbourne! The latest Ozzy figure, styled from 1989, joins the list of other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Green Day, PanterA, Dee Snider, Frank Zappa, Judas Priest, a set of the guys in Twizted, Glow in The Dark Iron Maiden figures, and many more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Night Laser – Call Me What You Want


As a surprise to literally nobody familiar with them, it’s all change once again for German glam act Night Laser. Four full-length studio releases with four different line-ups, the only two constants within the band are founding members singer Benno Hankers and his brother, bassist Robert. Also, having presented as both a trio and a quartet since their inception in 2014, the band has grown with another member for this current iteration, switching up to become a five-piece for latest album, Call Me What You Want (Steamhammer/SPV).Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive


Five albums into their career, the fact Pallbearer was once a Doom Metal band has faded into the haze of the atmosphere that dominates Mind Burns Alive (Nuclear Blast Records). Of all the metal sub-genres, fans of doom metal are the most forgiving when it comes to a band outgrowing the confines of the genre. Perhaps this is just Brett Campbell’s beautiful singing voice distracting you from the lyrics, which are as equally as bleak as those on the previous album. There might be a marginally more optimistic tone to “Where the Light Fades.” These depressive expressions are a thread of continuity tethering this bands’ entire body of work. Continue reading


PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Body and Dis Fig – Orchards Of A Futile Heaven


The Body, who are comprised of Rhode Island duo Lee Buford (drums/programming) and Chip King (guitars/vocals), are a Metal band, but not as we know it (to paraphrase Star Trek). Continue reading


Super7 Toys to Release a New Version of Metallica’s Cliff Burton Reaction Figure


Super7 Toys will start 2024 in their music series by releasing version 3 of their acclaimed Cliff Burton of Metallica ReAction. Creative with permission of Metallica and witha portion of the prioceeds going to music charity, there have been two ReAction Figures and an Ultimates Cliff Burton “Day on The Green Cliff” edition that was just delivered to fans. for the very first time! Wave 1 (Danger Days versions) are on sale now and these usually sell out! You can buy them at the link below! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Lemmy of Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, The Sex Pistols, Discharge, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Doctor Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, Paul Baloff of Exodus, Jimi Hendrix, MF Doom, Blondie, Ramones, My Chemical Romance and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


James Kottak, Drummer of Kingdome Come and ex-Scorpions, Dio, and Warrant, Has Died


According to a published report from the website Metal Sludge, veteran rock drummer James Kottak, who is best known for his work with Scorpions, Dio, and Warrant, has died. He was just 61 years old. Kottak had toured with many other bands including Krunk, later named Kottak, in which he sang lead vocals and played guitar. Kottak was previously married to Athena Lee Bass, the sister of Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. Kottak infamously struggled with alcoholism and drugs, and was dismissed from Scorpions in 2016, later permanently replaced by Mikkey Dee of Motörhead. Continue reading


Super7 Toys Releases My Chemical Romance “Danger Days” Wave 1 ReAction Figures


Super7 Toys has released My Chemical Romance ReAction Figures for the very first time! Wave 1 (Danger Days versions) are on sale now and these usually sell out! You can buy them at the link below! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Lemmy of Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, The Sex Pistols, Discharge, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Doctor Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, Paul Baloff of Exodus, Jimi Hendrix, MF Doom, Blondie, and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Doro – Conqueress – Forever Strong And Proud


 

Doro Pesch is the epitome of a metal repping lifer. Not just one of the nicest people in metal who regularly remembers everyone’s birthday and a constant genre cheerleader, but also one of the greatest front-people to ever hype up a crowd. Her heartfelt and classic albums have stood the test of time and embodies “True Heavy Metal” just as much as a masculine landmark like Manowar‘s ‘Louder Than Hell’.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 9-22-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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