Hot off the Press

November 2012

by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Houston natives and one of the pioneers of what was 80s power metal, Helstar are celebrating 30 years of power metal with their new CD/DVD release: 30 Years of Hel, a collection of 18 of their greatest songs, all live and fans will appreciate every beat. The [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Anyone in the mood for some old-school American heavy metal with minimal modern intrusion should run to the nearest store faster than Rosie O’Donnell chasing a Twinkie truck and snag this new Obsession album. The band rose to prominence in the metal [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hailing from the city of Santos, Shadowside is comprised of singer Dani Nolden, guitarist Raphael Mattos, bassist Fabio Carito, and drummer Fabio Buitividas. The band has made quite the impact on Brazilian fans. Lead singer Dani Nolden is destined to [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – It’s been an interesting couple of years in the Kamelot camp. Longtime vocalist and Roy Khan abruptly left Kamelot almost immediately after the progressive/power metal band’s 2010 album Poetry for the Poison was released, leaving the [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – Last month American hard rockers Stone Sour released their forth studio album House of Gold and Bones Part 1. The first half of what is classed as a double concept album is also the bands first to not feature bassist Shawn Econamaki who left the band [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – 2012 has turned into a banner year for rock fans; first rock legends Kiss released their new album MONSTER, and now the iconic Aerosmith just unveiled their new studio album Music From Another Dimension. Aerosmith have been hard at work on this and [...]
by Trevor Portz – Columnist – Loved my many, thought too cheesy to enjoy by others, the tribe that is Ensiferum has been putting out folk-infused power metal for over a decade. They survived, and thrived, after front-man Jari Mäenpää left to pursue the brilliant Wintersun and, in [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Authors Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein have recently released their 400-page tribute to the late Randy Rhoads. Together they have delivered the most comprehensive historical look into the world of Randy Rhoads from the beginning to the end. Randy Rhoads [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Those following the melodic rock scene closely would probably agree that Greek AOR group Wild Rose delivered one of the greatest underground releases the genre has enjoyed lately through their debut album Half Past Midnight. It’s been well over a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 31, 2012 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV – GUNS N’ ROSES kicked off their 12 show Las Vegas residency beginning October 31st through November 24th at The Joint in Las Vegas. In honor of the event Paradise Road was renamed Paradise City [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 at Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas, NV – In tribute to of one of the greatest vocalists in Metal genre, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are currently on tour performing one of the most engaging set list of songs that [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – While the band itself might be going through some inner turmoil, Black Country Communion have still managed to release a quality album in their third release Afterglow. Vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes and guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa have [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If you like your hard rock served up raw, rude, and ripping, then this raucous band from Germany will penetrate your cochlear sweet spot with the precision of a sniper bullet. Shotgun Express is a sleaze-metal locomotive careening full steam down the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – October 27, 2012 Den Atelier in Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, Jimmy Bower – drums Pepper Keenan – guitar Kirk Windstein – guitar Patrick Bruders – bass Set List: Eyes of the South [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Although the main stage for the Scandinavian melodic rock acts has been always Sweden, also Norway has produced a significant number of them. Among them from the municipality of Strange in Hedmark county Norway, the classic rock band Return. Fronted [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Triumph defined hard rock for many fans in the 1970s and 1980s, and this Canadian trio holds a special place in the minds and hearts of many a rocker. This seminal band reunited after a twenty year break to play Live at Sweden Rock Festival on June 7th, 2008. [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If a male metal vocalist sang with as much attitude as Liv Jagrell unleashes on this album, we would be calling him a badass motherf***er. But since Jagrell is a woman, we’ll just have to call her a badass sister. Doesn’t have quite the same ring [...]
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