Friends of Heavy Rock Records

Internet friends you should look at if you like us

Louder is the home of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, and with a combined reach of over four million followers on social media, we’re the most influential rock-specific website in the world – tell your friends!


Alt.rock, indie, alternative, hard rock, heavy metal, prog, punk, blues, rock’n’roll and everything in-between are covered on Louder – making it the place to visit for the best coverage of the music you love and care about.

www.angrymetalguy.comSteel Druhm is the undisputed Site Overseer and Lead Contributor at AMG. A teen during the 80s, he’s the oldest, and therefore wisest metal historian on staff and takes pride in the fact he was a fan back when the only genre of metal, was metal. His first love is the traditional or “classic” style, but he has plenty of affection left for doom and thrash. is a free online encyclopedia for all those wonderful bands and individuals who were part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement and gave us excellent music back in the early 1980s! Of course it is also about those old geezers who are still rocking with their friends today! We love you guys!

British journalist Geoff Barton attended a concert on May 8, 1979 featuring Iron Maiden, Samson and Angel Witch at London’s Bandwagon Heavy Metal Soundhouse – a modest venue that hosted semi-weekly gatherings for a few hundred friends to bang their heads together along to unsigned bands and assorted records spun by emcee and radio DJ Neal Kay. It was 1975 when I first walked into the Bandwagon one Wednesday night in September, to answer a call from the stage in search of a Presenter of Rock. I confess that I had absolutely no idea where treading that path would lead, or to the incredibly colourful and diverse characters that would subsequently surround me at all levels of my life in Rock ‘n’ Roll, from both sides of that stage! Tell your friends Red Records has over 35 years’ of experience and success in releasing independent new music and in a constantly evolving musical landscape. We have worked with artists as diverse as Jack Bruce (Cream), Todd Rundgren and Suzi Quatro to Dead Kennedys, Hawkwind, Inspiral Carpets, Felt and The Fall.
www.goldminemag.comSince 1974, Goldmine has been the world’s most renowned publication for music collectibles and music memorabilia, covering all genres, but anchored in rock and roll. Each issue features articles about and interviews with recording stars of the past and present, as well as reviews of new releases and music collecting news and tips. Goldmine is available by subscription and also sold at select Barnes & Noble and Books A Million stores.

Midlands Rocks is run by an excellent team of reviewers, photographers and researchers to bring you the BEST in what is rocking across the region.

Geographically, we cover the West Midlands & East Midlands and a little further beyond when the mood takes us. If it includes a guitar and the volume is cranked up, we are going to tell you about it.

www.decibelmagazine.comDecibel Magazine is the world’s foremost heavy metal authority. Based in Philadelphia, PA, we have never deviated from our original mission of exploring the past, present and future of extreme music. Since our debut issue (October 2004), Decibel has exhibited an insatiable curiosity for all things heavy, covering both the underground and mainstream with painstaking obsession and irreverent humor.
thequietus.comOver the past few years, our friends tQ has been kept afloat thanks to regular donations from our generous readers. To mark our twelfth birthday in September 2020, we upgraded this into a full membership system where, in return for supporting our work, subscribers are entitled to exclusive essays, podcasts and music releases, as well as a number of playlists

In 2010 we decided that there was a space for a new type of website that didn’t follow the preconceived rules of music.

We were bored of genres and the conventional history of music; we liked so much music and we wanted to communicate it.

We didn’t realise how many people agreed with us and the site has become one of the fastest growing, award winning music websites in the UK.

lightintheattic.netThe story of Light In The Attic Records begins, curiously enough, with a motor crash in Madrid, Spain. Light In The Attic founder/co-owner (most of us call him Matt) was but a teenager in the middle of one of those requisites of American post-high school life―the “find yourself” hostel-hop through Europe. The journey usually involves, at the very least, a Eurail pass, a backpack, and a pair of hiking boots.
echoesanddust.comOur friends, Echoes And Dust, came to life on a wet Wednesday evening back in 2008 when a group of like minded Indie geeks sat in Islington’s Mucky Pup (best jukebox in London!) harping on that there weren’t enough websites covering the particular dark corner of Indiedom that we liked to frequent.

For almost 40-years Kerrang! has been at the forefront of alternative music, first with the biggest-selling weekly rock magazine, and now with a global music platform that reaches 45 million people a month.

Rock, metal, hardcore, punk, emo, grunge, thrash, and everything in between, we’ve been there for all of it, and will forever fly the flag for the best new and established artists on the planet – not just through world-beating access and exclusive interviews, but our groundbreaking video series like The K! Pit.

mayobat.wordpress.comI was in a heavy metal band called Wargasm from 1985 to 1995. We released 3 albums and 1 ep (all of which are now out-of-print), had a video on MTv, toured Europe 3 times and select parts of the US twice, and had a great time doing it.
rideintoglory.comHeavy. Power. Epic. Speed. Doom. Everything traditional metal. Reviews, genre guides and primers, new band discovery, and old school favorites. The goal of this site is to help people, both new and experienced in the scene, discover bands and sounds that they otherwise might not have heard. Tell your friends!
tvtropes.orgA trope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Tropes are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for the fun involved.
nostalgiacentral.comNostalgia Central is a scrapbook providing a trip from the rockin’ fifties, via the swinging sixties, the mirror-balled seventies, and the Day-Glo eighties, to the Britpop nineties
reprobatepress.comIn our three years and some months of existence, The Reprobate has offered a dizzying – some might say chaotic – selection of cultural delights, from outsider art to social commentary, from incredibly strange movies to incredibly strange lifestyles, from the defiantly weird to the populism of yesteryear. But one thing, perhaps, has united everything we’ve ever done, to a greater or lesser degree, and that’s the overwhelming belief in individual freedom – free speech, free expression and free sex (actually sexual freedom, but that doesn’t quite fit with the sloganeering). Tell your friends about them!
kaine-metal.comKaine is a Heavy Metal band from the East of England influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Saxon, Iron Maiden, early Metallica and more. The band was originally formed by vocalist/guitarist Rage Sadler in 2009 and has released four studio albums in Falling Through Freedom (2012), The Waystone (2014) and A Crisis of Faith (2018) and Reforge The Steel (2019).