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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – When you think of the wave of melodic death metal that swept out of Europe in the mid to late ’90s, it’s usually the big Swedish bands – At the Gates, In Flames and Dark Tranquillity – that come to mind. But while those [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Norway’s Sarpedon released an EP a few years back … a raw, unpolished but promising journey through Progressive Metal, with tinges of Power Metal too. Anomic Nation can really be noted as their first official release, unless you want to get [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Path Of Destruction is the fifth studio release from the Phil Vincent fronted power trio Tragik. Following a familiar path, this new album displays what Phil Vincent does best – making modern, edgy melodic hard rock that tips its hat to the great bands [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Once a spandex-clad frontman of the glam rock disciples Wig Wam, performing under the moniker of Glam and now a frontman of a super-group Ammunition – Age Sten Nilsen is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary singers to ever emerge from [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – If you were a young glam metal fan living in Europe in mid 2000s and not quite satisfied only with watching faded music videos from the ‘80s, sometime between 2005 and 2007 there were two groups that really counted for you. On the more [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – The wait is finally over. Five years after their last release, 2009’s Homeland, Red Circuit has released another monster album full of melodic Prog-Metal goodness. Haze of Nemesis is the band’s third album. For the uninitiated, Red Circuit first hit the [...]
by Mark Yesford – Photojournalist – January 11th, 2015 at Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada – Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society made a stop at Toronto’s Kool Haus with Hatebreed and Butcher Babies, in support for a no holds barred metal feast. The Toronto chapter of the BLS [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s been five years since we last saw a new studio album from Brazilian progressive/power metal legends Angra. During that time, the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic debut album Angels Cry with a live CD and [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Now here’s an album that slipped under the radar in the closing days of 2014. Swedish band Empire 21 is a supergroup of sorts. The players involved aren’t exactly superstars, but between them they have quite an impressive [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Now here’s a super-group with a lineup that’s sure to get people’s attention. Level 10 is the latest project to emerge from the mad scientists at the Frontiers label. This time around they’ve assembled a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Finnish melodic death metal veterans Mors Principium Est closed out the year with a new album, their fifth to date, titled Dawn of the 5th Era. It’s the first Mors Principium Est album to feature guitarist Kevin Verlay (of [...]
The wait for Lucid Fly’s newest release is over: “Stasis,’ the follow-up to its 2009 release ‘The Escape Stage,’ is now available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. ‘Stasis’ comprises three tracks and includes specially commissioned artwork done [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Stryper’s Michael Sweet returns after his amazing solo album released in 2014, I’m Not Your Suicide, joining up with legendary shredder George Lynch (Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken). The duo released the new album, Sweet & Lynch. The initial idea for Sweet [...]
SAINT AGNES BRAND NEW VIDEO – ‘A Beautiful Day For Murder’ LABEL: ENERGY SNAKE RECORDS Cinematic psych outfit Saint Agnes have released their new single, ‘A Beautiful Day for Murder’ via visceral London Label Energy Snake Records. The track is a twisted ballad; a love song to death [...]
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 continues to blend Celtic, world music, and progressive metal influences into European-style symphonic [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Reset The Dial is the fourth studio release from the New Jersey-based rock / power-pop quartet The Fletchers. Fans of old school guitar rock/pop/punk will most certainly appreciate this strong mix of simple, hard rocking melodies delivered with a ton of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – In the latter half of 2014, ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein destroyed venues across the country while touring in support of his latest album Abominator. The record was the first release from Doyle’s new eponymous solo outfit [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Shadow Eden is the Progressive Rock instrumental trio led by David Mercado. Founded in 2009, the band features drummer Kenny Lane and the late Randy Coven on bass (2011-2014). Last year, Shredguy Records released the trio’s Perpetual Motion studio album. [...]
ONLINE METAL PROMO and METALHEAD webzine (Italy) are proud to jointly release “Roman Empire Armageddon Vol. 1″, a free music compilation download featuring a mix of 34 current, advanced and unreleased original songs from established and up and coming bands from the United States, [...]
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