Hot off the Press

June 2012

by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Sweden’s One Without is releasing a 4 track EP entitled Numbers both as a follow up to their dynamic 2011 release Sweet Release and as a teaser to keep their fans happy while working on their next full length CD. They are continuing what has become a tradition – [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – He’s more than just one of the guitarists in Buckcherry. Stevie D. is also a serious photographer who’s been chronicling his travels and life on the road. It’s not what you might expect. Meet Stevie [...]
by Sara McCarthy Staff Writer – May 20, 2012 at The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY On a recent Sunday night, Syracuse was treated to a night of the adventurous and unique music offerings of Primus. The Landmark Theater recently renovated and brought back to its’ original glory, was the [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – From ‘94 to ‘04, Jaded Heart, fronted by the golden voice of Michael Bormann, was a melodic hard rock band, and a great one at that. Then Bormann got kicked to the curb and the sound of his dismissal reverberated through the melodic rock community, signifying [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Finnish modern melodic rock group Carmen Gray are back with their third studio album Gates of Loneliness. Carmen Gray have been a household name of the Finnish scene for over seven years and yet they are just making their debut in the international rock [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between endearing nostalgia and eerily sterile earnestness, the self-titled debut by Swedish quintet Gin Lady offers an accurate, yet somewhat stultified impression from the 70s hard rock template. Hefty grooves, catchy melodies, and [...]
by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – The Quireboys first emerged during the late 1980’s with the classic singles ‘There She Goes Again’ and ‘Hey You’, incorporating elements of blues, as well as rock ’n’ roll. In 1990 they were signed by EMI for the release of their acclaimed debut, [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Emerging at the tail end of the NWOBHM scene, Brighton-based band Deathwish, along with bands like Onslaught and Xentrix, was part of the UK’s answer to the emerging Bay Area thrash scene in the US. With their high-speed riffing, heavy rhythms, hardcore [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Post-industrial meets hard rock meets sleaze-metal in an expectations-exceeding mash-up on this debut from rock ‘n’ roll insurgent Davey Suicide. The press release refers to him as “a rebel raging through town with distortion blaring, middle finger in the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Since the release of their debut- Double Eclipse – in 1992 it took a good decade for the world to see a second Hardline album (II) and another seven years for a third one (Leaving the End Open); so clearly few would have expected a fourth Hardline [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – 2012 is a very interesting time for Swedish power metal band Sabaton. At a time when the band is arguably on top of the world – impressive sales numbers at home and abroad, steady touring and being one of the only real breakout power metal bands in the US [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – When the press release proclaims “the metal world will never be the same” with the release of your new record, the pressure is on to provide evidence. Which Jeff Loomis tries to do on his sophomore solo release with iron-jawed resolve. From the rapid-fire [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – There is a song on Money, Sex & Power called “Sleaze Deluxe” and that title could also serve as a perfect two-word encapsulation of this album. For their third time at bat, these youngsters have knocked it out of the park by joining the ranks of the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – The new EP release by George Lynch is an instantly gratifying guitar fest comprised of 4 rousing instrumentals – all about the shred-meister’s technical brilliance, but also his sharply focused, vigorous songwriting. Raunchy grooves and blistering solos [...]
by Derric Miller Managing Editor – Bombay Black’s Ty, Erik and Justin checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio release, Bullets and Booze; if they got back to basics on the new album; specific tracks like “It’s All the Same in the Dark,” [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Modern Day Escape’s latest shot at leaving a mark on the modern metal market is Under the Gun, a serviceably rote release in the Escape the Fate or Black Veil Brides vein. In other words, the skinny-legged jeans-wearing congregation at Hot Topic will suck this [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – Shredguy Records’ latest guitar prodigy, Chris Bickley, has stepped forth from the shadows and has released his debut solo CD titled Tapestry of Souls. Bickley hasn’t actually been hidden from view; he has been hammering out an existence as a musician at a [...]
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