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by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Feb. 24, 2015 at Ripper’s Rock House in Akron, OH. – It made complete sense when former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley explained onstage that his heavy metal cover band The Foundry got their name simply because they “make metal” and [...]
New York Hardcore legends Sworn Enemy have announced the dates of the No Mercy No Surrender Tour 2015. Wretched (VIctory Records), Dark Sermon (Goodfight Music), and Hammer Fight will be joining them on the tour, kicking off April 7th in Charleston, South Carolina and working it’s way [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – How do you know an album is a classic? When it still sounds as good thirty-five years after its release as it did the day it hit the streets. And make no mistake, Back in Black is a badass, bona fide classic. You can be nitpicky and point out that the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Legendary hard rock guitarist Michael Schenker’s notoriety begins with the Scorpions before taking over as the axeslinger for UFO. In 1972, at the age of 16, Schenker recorded the studio album Lonesome Crow, alongside his brother, Rudolph, with the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The album opens on an upbeat note: We’re gonna live out the Hollywood dream All through the Eighties Everything’s gonna be just what it seems All through the Eighties Gonna find a better way to run our cars All through the Eighties And our feet [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Given the perspective of the last 36 years, Whitesnake is perhaps one of the most fascinating bands to look at from many different points of view. Even though the personal changes within the band’s line-up were more than frequent, the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s quite possible that 1980 was the single most important and influential year in heavy metal. AC/DC released their comeback Back in Black, Judas Priest unleashed their defining British Steel album and Ozzy Osbourne had his smash hit solo debut [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Before we all got aural diabetes from hearing schlock like “Make Love Like a Man,” “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” or “Long Long Way to Go,” Def Leppard used to be a balls out Hard Rock band that changed the face of the music [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – The word influential gets thrown around a lot these days, but when you listen to your favorite bands from the last couple of decades, you can’t help but wonder, who influenced them- who gave them the motivation to pick up a microphone, guitar, bass [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Fans of Livio Gravini’s soulful rock voice have been waiting for his first solo release, and it’s finally here. It is in a word, real. If you’re into organic, blues-based rock ‘n roll sung and played with heart and soul, put Livio Gravini [...]
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning band THE DARKNESS, with their fourth album Last of Our Kind – due out June 1st through partnership with Kobalt Label Services. The album produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins, boasts new track, “Barbarian” (http://smarturl.it/barbarianvid), [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – If you’ve ever visited the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame or watched an induction ceremony, it’s instantly evident that the RNRHOF is incredibly confused about what constitutes Rock ‘n’ Roll. Need proof? Check out this [...]
KAMELOT Announce Release Date For New Album Haven Artwork and Track Listing Revealed! Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT return after 2 years of touring the globe and 12 months of intense writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly [...]
JADED STAR: Greek Act Featuring Visions Of Atlantis And Iced Earth Alumni Leaks Details Of Sensory Records-Bound Debut JADED STAR, the dynamic Greece-based outfit featuring former members of Visions Of Atlantis, Iced Earth and many others, has divulged new details of their impending debut album, [...]
Supporting Def Leppard On Massive Summer Tour; Headlining Tour Continues It’s been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV (“Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live” DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel). Now comes time for a brand [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Feb. 19, 2015 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Enuff Z’Nuff kicked off their West Coast Tour on Feb. 19 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. The line-up featured Chip Z’nuff on bass and backing vocals, drummer Erik Donner and singer Johnny Monaco. The [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Feb. 22, 2015 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium – Following the release of their latest studio album Catacombs of the Black Vatican Black Label Society are currently out on the road touring in the U.K. and Europe. Joining Zakk [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – While we anxiously await a full-length follow-up to 2013’s The Inheritance, Witherscape gave us a killer EP, titled The New Tomorrow, to tide us over. Witherscape is, of course, the latest excursion into Melodic/Progressive/Death [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Ignoring conventional wisdom of big record labels, Rob Castoria plays the game by his own rules. Realities, which gave birth to Thrash and now have become a distant memory for many A-listers of Heavy Metal, never have stopped fueling his work. This [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Canadian Symphonic Metal songstress Leah McHenry has put the finishing touches on Kings & Queens – her second full-length studio release. Leah blends elements of Celtic, World Music, and Progressive Metal influences into European-style Symphonic [...]
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