REISSUE BOXSET REVIEW: Black Sabbath – Anno Domini (1989-1995)


While it’s certainly true that singer Tony Martin‘s time with Birmingham metal pioneers Black Sabbath is not exactly the most revered era in the band’s storied history, it’s also a little unfair to judge that period too harshly. Given the daunting, if not impossible job of following in the footsteps of Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio, and even Ian Gillan, Martin also happened to enter the fold when the band were on somewhat of a downward turn. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 182: Queen – “News Of The World” or A Tale of Two Records


Is this thing on? We are doing our sixth (out of nine) episode on Queen! “News Of The World” was the bands’ reaction to Punk Rock, The Sex Pistols, and a throwback to their blues rock roots, before they were prog!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul – Capture and Release


Having reemerged from its dank void of horror to release To Be Cruel in 2023, deconstructed-avant-doom entity Khanate continues to be pulled piece-by-piece from the mud, as the band’s third and fourth records — 2005’s Capture & Release and 2009’s Clean Hands Go Foul (Sacred Bones Records) — get shined and buffed for physical reissues. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 180: Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” – Our Most Controversial Review Yet


Time for our fourth episode on Queen! Hot wax and hot takes about “A Night At The Opera!”Continue reading


PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 5-3-24



Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical 179 – High On Fire’s “Commeth The Storm” Reviewed and Gimme Metal Vinyl Unboxing


Time for a chaser episode! Let’s review and unbox @High On Fire’s new album “Cometh The Storm” out now via MNRK Heavy! Nik unboxes the vinyl variant from Gimme Metal and we tell the story of Gimme Radio! Nik is also unnecessarily mad at Keefy.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical #173 – Ace Frehley and Bruce Dickinson Albums ft. Danny of Torchlight Parade


Time for a new Chaser episode! Nik and Keefy are joined by Danny Nichols of Torchlight Parade to discuss – Ace Frehley’s and Bruce Dickinson’s new solo albums!Continue reading