BBC Radio 1 will not play the original version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl this Christmas, because its audience may be offended by some of the lyrics.

The station said young listeners were particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality. It will instead play an edited version with different lyrics sung by MacColl. But the 1987 original will still be played on Radio 2, while 6 Music DJs can choose between the two versions.

8/10 … This is an amazing concert, although a year before my favourite period with the band, the tour following the album “Piece of Mind”. Energy fueled as always, the band looks and sound amazing and Bruce looks cool as f**k in his haircut, leather armband and jacket. It also hits me how underrated “Children of the Damned” is, a pure epic masterpiece. The only reason I don’t give this 9 or 10 out of 10 is because it’s not complete and all of sudden when you’re,deep into it, you get pulled back out because it’s a non video part. With that say, fantastic job from whoever did this.

9/10 … The American Chicago based band Macabre, famous for only making songs about true-life criminals/serial killers. They really have their own unique sound, mixing Thrash, Grind, Death and some ompha-bompa. They call it Murder Music.

”Dahmer” is a concept album about Jeffrey Dahmer, and only Jeffrey Dahmer. The songs comprise a biography of the life of Jeffrey Dahmer; therefore they are in chronological order ….

This is one of these event in history I could cut off my right hand arm to have been at. Ozzy and Judas Priest are 10/10, I liked Mötley Crue’s first two albums before they got to much ”hair metal”. Their set here is also good 8/10, although Vince Neils singing here doesn’t really sound perfect. Quiet Riot, Triumph and Van Halen are not really for me so I haven’t even watched these. Scorpions had very energetic live shows during the 80’s, but unfortunatly there doesn’t seem to have surfaced any source of their show from this day.

10/10 … Hooooooly f**k, I can’t believe it’s been 50 years since this masterpiece and milestone in Heavy Metal history was released. It’s ofcourse a 10/10 when it comes to the music, but also a 10/10 when it comes to this edition. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT … a beautiful thick box with a poster, a fantastic hardbound book featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia. Also included is a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour late 1970. Simply amazing. At the end of this month Motörhead will release a Super Deluxe Version of “Ace of Spades”, so we will see if this stands as the crown-jewel of deluxe packaging of a Metal album, but it will definitely be hard to beat. I mean 5 LP’s, with apart from the actual album, 2 live concerts … nice!

8/10 … I love Black Sabbath and I love Ozzy’s early solo stuff up until the early 90’s somewhere. I haven’t even listened to the two latest solo albums since I get a feeling he wants to “be with the times” and have made some “big pant metal” for the only sake to get on the top charts. For fuck sake on the latest record he had guest artists such as Elton John, Post Malone and Travis Scott (?!?!?!?!).

I have a hard time imagine another artist besides Ozzy and Mötley Crue that have lived the same rock’n roll life to its fullest as they have. Maybe Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) and Motörheads Lemmy. Usually I’m not that interested in artists private life, but it’s funny as hell listening to his escapades.

9/10 … This could be called the bands real debut, since they where extremely disappointed with 1974’s “Rocka Rolla”, both the mixing, cover art and marketing of the album. They and most fans count this as the real debut album.

More or less all tracks are gold, with opening track “Victims of Change” as the crown jewel. “Dreamer Deciver” feels very different than later live versions, not in a bad way, just different. “Tyrant” is another of the top tracks, it gives me goosebumps everytime I listen to it. I think it’s only “Epitaph” I could do without. A milestone that is a must in every metalfans collection.

9/10 … Polish webstore with a focus on rock, hard rock and heavy metal. The website is in Polish, but in the top right corner you can make it English friendly by switching language.

I mainly turn to them when I want bootleg vinyls from 1980’s Heavy Metal bands, but they seem to have a lot of obscure 1970’s rock and prog.

Quick registered shipping from them with good shipping prices. But it seems the Polish postal service is not the fastest in the world. So shipping here to Sweden (almost neighbour countries) it takes about 10 days to receive the package from placing the order.

I have ordered two times and I will definitely return for more. Hopefully I can visit the store as well one day.

On Black Sabbath’s swansong, the album “13” from 2013 we find this track, “God is dead?”, the first single from that album. and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998’s “Psycho Man” and “Selling My Soul” from Reunion. The music video, directed by Peter Joseph, known for the Zeitgeist film series,[ was released on 10 June 2013.

The concept of the song is a clearly inspired by Friedrich Nietzsches “Gott Ist Tot” that you can read about down below …

9/10 … I listened to the audiobook version of his biography, and I loved to hear about all the craziness when they where on tour. How Ozzy set of fireworks in a hotel, how Iommi set fire on Bill Ward, the killing of Richard Branson’s prize carp fish with pyrotechnics, that Spinal Tap-inspiring Stonehenge stage set, Ghost encounters, Knife fights and auditioning Michael Bolton as Black Sabbath singer (!?!?).

10/10 … If Aliens would land here and ask me to show them one record of each music style we have here on planet earth … this would definitly be the one I’ll show them when presenting Heavy Metal. Judas Priest 1982-84 (Screaming/Defenders) era is the pinnacle of Heavy Metal for me. Both the music, the clothing style, the live performances and sound. This is Heavy Metal …

4/10 … Although I don’t understand one single word of what they are singing about, and I’m a lyrics guy, I tend to love Russian metal and punk, the sound of the language fits like a glove to the aggressiveness of the music.

I just love that they put the man behind the group on the front cover instead of the band in itself … talk about megalomania 🙂

Opening track Капитал opens in full speed and I just love it when Antonina Zhmakova raspy voice kicks in. I heard from several people that they have a problem with her voice, which I don’t get at all. This is just how I want a female singer in metal to sound like. Next up, Мастер Снов is also really, really good with a keyboard that pretty prominent . As track number three we get the ballad Время Строить Храм that I could do without and the same goes for the next tracks, Такова Жизнь, Покоритель, Ночной звонок and Змей искуситель. They are all some kind of semi-ballards/bubblegum hard rock. The closing track Привкус воли is a nice piece of hard rock and again Antoninas voice gets to use. So all in all, I wished it had continued as it started but unfortunatly not.