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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Virginia-based progressive metal trio Iris Divine returned late in 2014 with a new full-length album, their second to date, title Karma Sown. Iris Divine is one of a select few American progressive metal bands (The Deadstation and The [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – It has been an amazing year for rock band Crobot. The band made an appearance at Rock On The Range and is currently on tour with Chevelle. Crobot is also gearing up for a massive tour with Volbeat in 2015. You rally have to experience Crobot live to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – One of the last highly successful melodic rock groups of the 1990’s, Damn Yankees was a supergroup featuring guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw (Styx), bassist/vocalist Jack Blades (Night Ranger), drummer Michael Cartelloni (Tommy [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – December 14th, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. – One of the most, if not the most, theatrical heavy metal band to hit the states is In This Moment. The band delivers a dark and twisted Broadway-style performance intermingled [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish traditional heavy metal titans Wolf are back with another fierce studio album, titled Devil Seed. It’s the seventh album to date from the Wolf, who was one of the first (and is still one of the best) bands to emerge from what [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Seattle-based traditional heavy metal warriors Skelator are back with a new full-length release. King of Fear is the band’s fourth album overall, and first on the Swords and Chains label. The band has been kicking around the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Singer, songwriter and keyboardist Eva Kathryn is preparing to release her first studio album. Tentatively titled Eva Kathryn, Kathryn is joined by Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani), Michal Mierzjewski (Symphonic Theater of Dreams, Jordan [...]
by Marija Brettle – Senior Columnist – December 06, 2014, at Rock City, Nottingham – Fronted by former Crashdiet singer Olli Herman, Reckless Love first came together in 2001 as a hugely energetic, entertaining live act with a deep regard for rock’s most colourful icons, plus an [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Before you hear note one on Zero Down’s new release, No Limit to the Evil, you know you are in for a freakin’ Metal joy ride … and that’s just based on the artwork! As on two of their prior three studio albums, the insane Preacher Man (or a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish traditional heavy metal band Rocka Rollas is back with a new album, their third full-length release in the past four years, titled The Road to Destruction. There have been some changes in the Rocka Rollas camp recently, most [...]
by Emma Jenkins – Guest Columnist – December 6th, 2014 at Rock City, Nottingham, England – Tonight’s main event was preceded by The First, a band hailing from Cambridge, who has had successful year touring. The First certainly bring the energy and enthusiasm for a Rock City gig, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Now here’s an underground heavy metal gem that is likely known only to the most die-hard collectors, or those who happened to witness the Oklahoma City metal scene in the ‘80s. Formed mainly by Los Angeles transplants, Powerlord made [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – When Empires Fall is the 2014 debut album from San Francisco-based traditional heavy metal band Ancient Empire, which was put together by Shadowkiller (and ex-Rocka Rollas) frontman/guitarist Joe Liszt alongside ex-Rapid Fire rhythm [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 7th, 2014 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV. – Warrant made a triumphant return to Las Vegas to perform at Vinyl on December 7th. Without a doubt, metal fans could not get enough of the ‘80s hits that the band performed tonight. It was nice to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 6th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – One band to look out for in 2015 is Burning Rain. The band is currently on a West Coast Tour and performed at Vamp’d on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Burning Rain is comprised of Doug Aldrich on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – To call this Italian musician a man of many parts is no exaggeration – in fact, if you think about the living institutions of melodic rock these days, the name of Alessandro Del Vecchio is one of the first that should have come to your mind. [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – AlogiA is a progressive metal band from Serbia, and their popularity proves that music is a universal language (despite producing most of their material in their native Serbian tongue). In fact, AlogiA has developed such an international following that [...]
Biography – Mark Yesford I’m Mark Yesford, a corporate suit by day and camera-wielding rocker by night. I call the shores of Lake Ontario Canada home; it’s a region known as The Golden Horseshoe that stretches from Niagara Falls to Toronto. This is where you will find a steady stream [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – If looking back 12 months prior to date, it can be said 2014 was an intense year in melodic rock – well, to say the least! Among the multitude of releases able to both take your breath away and drain your pockets dry, many had this [...]
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