Hot off the Press

November 2012

by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – German heavy metal queen Doro Pesch is back with her 12th studio album Raise Your Fist. It has been three years since her previous album Fear No Evil which celebrated the front-woman’s 25 years in the music industry. Raise Your Fist also marks a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Lucid Fly is not a new band, but it is probably a new name to most. The Florida-based trio has been kicking around the music scene since 2001 and is at long last preparing to release a full-length CD. For those who are into the darker, more Gothic side of [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – With the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’ birthday round the corner, Eagle Records delivers arguably the most relevant tribute release one could have hoped for: Gary Moore plays Hendrix! It is the work of rock’s ultimate icon recreated by Irish [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Those into melodic rock/AOR would probably agree that the past five years have been a very exiting and rewarding period in the life of any fan of the genre; and surprises never cease. Hailing from France, Chasing Violets are the new force in female [...]
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 Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – November 9, 2012 at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, OH – Blues rock veteran Joe Bonamassa is on tour to promote the release of his newest studio album Driving Towards the Daylight (2011). Chris A. captured Bonamassa live at the Taft Theater [...]
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 Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – November 6, 2012 at Trix Antwerpen in Belgium – Xandria will perfrom 20 shows as special guest of US melodic metallers Kamelot – along with two more support acts, Canada’s Blackguard and Triosphere from Norway. Band: Marco Heubaum – [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – November 6, 2012 at Trix Antwerpen in Belgium Kamelot, one of the most influential, exciting and innovative Metal acts in recent history, has announced their highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of their new album Silverthorn. The tour [...]
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 Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – October 30, 2012 at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Band: Burton C. Bell – lead Dino Cazares – guitar Matt DeVries – bass Mike Heller – drums Set List: The Industrialist Recharger Shock Edgecrusher Fear Campaign Acres [...]
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 [...]
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