Hot off the Press

April 2013

by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Kemilon is a metal band based in Montreal, but they originally formed in Sherbrooke by current guitarist Chris Geoffroy in 2007. Since the formation of this band, there have been several lineup changes. Despite the changes, Kemilon has released their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – The Florida metal scene in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s is best known – and rightly so – for death metal bands like Obituary, Death and Cynic, but there were some noteworthy thrash bands operating at the time, one of which was [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Sarah and Melissa Fontaine took the AOR world by storm in 2012 with the release of their debut album Outside Heaven. Coached by melodic rock authority Frédéric Slama and backed by a mind-blowing cast of musicians including Tommy Denander, Paul Sabu, [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – M:Pire of Evil returns with Crucified. They released their debut, six-track Creatures Of The Black album along with the highly respected Hell To The Holy album in 2011 and early 2012. Now, the wait for their newest album is over. Originally, Dunn took on [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Best known as the front-man for Cinderella, Tom Keifer is gearing up for the release of his first solo album The Way Life Goes on April 30 via Merovee Records. The Way Life Goes is a tapestry of some of the finest blues, country, and rocks songs to emerge [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – More Than Meets the Eye is the perfect title for this album by Patrick Hemer, who is a well acclaimed studio musician and guitar instructor. His recognition is paired with the early 2000’s while he was the front man and worked the fret-boards of the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider recently visited Cleveland, OH as part of a brief North American tour in advance of the release of his upcoming new album with U.D.O. entitled Steelhammer which hits record stores in late May. The ex-Accept vocalist [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – D-A-D has always been ahead of their time. Hell, they wrote the lyrics “A bad breath kiss to my pillow pet” in 1989 and the Internet says Pillow Pets weren’t even invented until 2003. See … this band knows what’s coming way before the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – By emphasizing acoustic guitars as much as electric, Angels Fall offer something unique for modern rock fans. Not unique in a weird, experimental, off-putting way, but they definitely have their own identity. Calling it fresh might be overstating [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – April 21, 2013 at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio Midwest Rock n’ Roll Express The squeaky clean and nearly brand-new Huntington Center in downtown Toledo, Ohio hosted a stop on one of the best classic rock tours that will be criss-crossing [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Helker has been considered Argentina’s best heavy metal band and has signed with AFM records. The tremendous vocals, which can be thought of as somewhat comparable to Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, are done by Diego Valdez. They have an eager sense of [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Tom Keifer Talks The Way Life Goes One of the most prolific songwriters to emerge from the ’80s genre, Tom Keifer is gearing up for his first solo release The Way Life Goes on April 30th via Merovee Records. The album is a tapestry of songs that [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – There is some melodic heavy rock coming out of South Wales these days. Sonic Temple has debuted their self-titled, nine track album on Dec. 3, 2012. This talented duo consists of Andrew Richards who is the lead, the rhythm, and bass guitar player. Allan [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Doug Aldrich’s career can be traced all the way back to Lion, the ‘80s hard rock band. He recorded albums with Hurricane and House of Lords before forming Bad Moon Rising with Lion vocalist Kal Swan. His next project was Burning Rain, which was formed [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Gone are the days when Denmark’s Mike Tramp will hold high a sword and sing about roads leading to Valhalla, about everyone burning in Hell, about lonely nights or about asking you to wait. Instead, Tramp has evolved into more of a folky [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Formed in 2004, Enforcer honestly has brought back old-school, original metal. The band hails from Arvika, Sweden. In terms of modern and popular metal bands, Enforcer needs to be heard and should be in the musical forefront. The band’s sound is its own, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Canada’s Killer Dwarfs’ comedic zeal and polished chops catapulted the band from Oshawa, Ontario, into homes of America via MTV in the ‘80s. Their success produced two classic albums released by Epic Records, ’88 Big Deal and ‘90s Dirty Weapons. [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Australian glam metallers De La Cruz have just released their debut album on Frontiers Records. With a solid international fan base, numerous popular promo-videos on YouTube and a remarkable EP all preceding their debut album Street Level, it becomes [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – APRIL 17, 2013 at the Las Vegas Hotel Theater in Las Vegas, NV. – Raiding The Rock Vault One more great reason to book your next vacation to Las Vegas is the new rock show experience at the Las Vegas Hotel called Raiding The Rock Vault. The show is [...]
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