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by John Kindred – Publisher – Showtime originally was released on DVD in 2005. 2014 sees the re-release of Showtime on Blu-ray format. At the time, UFO’s line-up featured original members; vocalist Phil Mogg (v), Pete Way (b) and Paul Raymond (g)(k) alongside Vinnie Moore (g) and [...]
ENTER HERE!!! Include your name and mailing address! Minotauro Records, Clawhamemr PR and Hardrock Haven are giving away a copy of Zero Down’s latest CD titled No Limit to the Evil. No Limit to the Evil will be released December 15 on Minotauro Records. After releasing their last CD [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – In the world ruled by the huge record companies and uneasy compromises, there’s nothing more authentic than an independently released album that is not only a pleasurable to listen to, but also, a genuine insight into the band. One of such [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – German Gothic/Folk Metal band Lyriel is back with a new album, their fifth overall, titled Skin and Bones. In a very crowded “female fronted metal” pack (and yes, that’s a terrible term but it does fit), Lyriel has always stood out just a bit, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – The Divebomb label has reissued some interesting demo releases, both new and old, as part of their Bootcamp series, but this may be the best thing they’ve unearthed to date. Way before they became one of the more innovative bands to emerge from [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Originally released in 1990, World Won’t Miss You was the debut full-length album from Reverend, the power/thrash metal band formed more or less from a vocalist swap between the bands Metal Church and Heretic. Heretic’s singer Mike Howe joined [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Now here’s an interesting item unearthed by the Divebomb label as part of their Bootcamp series spotlighting rare and forgotten demo recordings. The Hidden was a short-lived project put together by four veterans of the Swedish metal scene – [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 22th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Red Dragon Cartel is back on the road and performed a special show at Vamp’d in Las Vegas. The night was a star-studded affair as many rockers came through the door to see Jake E. Lee perform [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Riding the waves of popularity from the great success of their last studio album, Dutch symphonic metal masters Within Temptation and their label, Nuclear Blast, have just released Enter & The Dance. This is a win for any new fans of the band as it [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Lead vocalist Big Dad Rich often describes Texas Hippie Coalition’s sound as Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top having a child raised by Pantera, and that southern-metal formula rolls on unabated like a monster truck with no brakes on their fourth album. This [...]
by Bryan Sims – Photographer – November 20th, 2014 at The Machine Shop, Flint, MI. – The Texas Hippie Coalition is currently out on the road touring in support of their new album Ride On. Set List: EL DIABLO MONSTER IN ME OUTLAW TURN IT UP TROUBLESOME TIMES FIRE IN HOLE GO PRO [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 25th, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CN. – Emmure is headlining the Eternal Enemies Tour in support of their newest release, Eternal Enemies which dropped in April 2014. A circle pit, crowd surfing and all around balls to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – November 20th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen returned to Las Vegas at Vamp’d on Nov. 20. Richie recently performed with The Winery Dogs at the same venue. For some reason, I seemed to enjoy Richie’s show [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Although it’s rather raw hard rock sound of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo that you associate immediately with the land Down Under, there’s much more that Australia holds in store for the rock-oriented music fans. From the Melbourne-based pomp rock [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Just one year after their last release (2013’s The Nexus), Swedish pop metal sensation Amaranthe is back with a new album, their third overall, titled Massive Addictive. The band seems to have both momentum and serious backing from their label, so [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Aurin is a four piece alternative rock act hailing from New Jersey, and the band has just released a new CD entitled Catharsis. A heavy blend of alternative, new metal, and dark rock elements, Aurin’s music and lyrics are modern yet raw, and packed [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – Oakland, Calif. band Machine Head recently released their eighth album titled Bloodstone and Diamonds. The first album to feature new bassist, Jared MacEachern, is already receiving rave reviews from fans, fellow musicians and the entire music [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is the quintessential guitar hero. For millions across the globe, his riffs are the soundtrack of their lives. In the canon of classic rock songwriting, the (Steven) Tyler/Perry pair up is second only to Lennon/McCartney. You [...]
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