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For more than a year, RISING STORM took their time to suddenly blow your mind with a new masterpiece! After their debut smasher “Tempest”, that was a.o. presented at 70000Tons Of Metal and Metaldays festival in Slovenia, they are once again the center of attention for all music and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – David A. Saylor is an artist who consistently comes up with authentic first-class AOR songs regardless of the context. Strength of One is his third studio album, one that flows so naturally while re-introducing many of the genre’s archetypal values. We [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Senior Columnist – It might have been eliminated by the flannel-shirt clad, continuously depressed grungers, ridiculed and laughed at by the ‘serious’ metalheads and dismissed as the cheesiest genre of all by the omnipotent music critics. But now, Steel [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – If you were a guitar player with solid chops and were looking to release an album that let you display them all, you’d want to put together something like Nick Miller’s debut release – Parallel Universe. This six-track EP gives the Aussie native a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – For his new 2-disk compilation Richie Kotzen chooses tracks that pitch him to the mainstream audience – 22 easily accessible, but nevertheless stunning cuts. No matter if he leans toward soul, rock, or blues, each song not only stays self-explanatory, [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – A one-line review of this German hard rock band would read: Unbreakable sound like the Scorpions. However, a writer who dared submit such a succinct review would probably find his fingers smashed by an irate editor. So in order to avoid fractured phalanges, [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – After a few years away from the limelight, 2014 has seen Framing Hanley return with a big bang. Their third record The Sum Of Who We Are was released back in April after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and with a busy touring schedule in place for the [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Sound And Fury is gearing up for the rebirth of the band. Singer Luke Metcalf recently relocated to Los Angeles from Ontario, Canada. L.A. is where it all began for the band in 2004 when Sound And Fury opened for Vince Neil at the Key Club. Sound And Fury has a [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Fifteen years and six albums later, Machinae Supremacy is back with their combination of power metal and pop, which results in odd but catchy grooves and sounds. This Swedish five-some formed at the turn of the century and became a well known online act. They [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Dragonforce has released their latest contribution to their over-the-top, power metal collection. The speeds and technicality of their music is always a topic of interest for metal fans. Whether or not it is pure skill or studio deception, their music is [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Founded in early 2012, Grey is a five-piece band, comprising members from Macedonia and Croatia. The band features guitarists Aleksandar Taci and Chris Wolf; bassist Dime; drummer Filip; and vocalist Zoran Misic, who joined the band in 2013. Grey’s name was [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – My Way or the Highway is the second solo studio release by guitarist Tore St Moren. While Moren’s first solo disc, Devilbird, was an instrumental album, this time around, Moren offers us seven songs, featuring vocals and one instrumental. So, fans are in for a [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish heavy metal warriors Grand Magus returned earlier this year with their seventh full-length album, titled Triumph and Power. In the years since their 2001 self-titled debut, the Stockholm-based band has evolved from a more [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Thermonuclear Epiphany is the debut full-length release from Portuguese thrash metal band Perpetrator, a recent discovery of the Stormspell label. The three-piece band is made up of veterans from the Lisbon metal scene, and takes their sound [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – One of South Africa’s finest heavy metal bands, Octainium, will be releasing their long awaited second album on Aug. 29. The timing is everything in this album. From the quick paced double petal to the harsh growls, Suffer the Clock is just the right name for [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – A Sound of Thunder is getting ready to release their fourth full-length album titled The Lesser Key of Solomon. This album was produced by Kevin “131” Gutierrez (While Heaven Wept, Raven, Shinedown). Time’s Arrow was a major hit for 2013, so A Sound of [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1989, Dead End was album number two from German thrash metal band Grinder. Of course, when you say “German thrash metal” obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the “big three” of Sodom, Destruction and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Senior Columnist – A fleeting glimpse of the cartoon-ish album cover… and the first thought you have is “how come it’s 1989 again?” You must know it’s a sign of progress anyway – the cover of the previous album of Julian Angel-fronted project was graced by [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – Being the guitarist for one of the ‘80s most popular metals bands, Jeff Labar of Cinderella releases a raw rock album One For the Road that has Jeff on vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass with various drummers (Troy Lucketta, Chris Williams, Cheney Brannon and [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1990, Check & Mate was the debut (and only) full-length album from Swiss heavy metal band Sultan. Switzerland wasn’t exactly a hotbed of heavy metal back in the late ‘80s, and aside from a pair of notable [...]
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