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by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 at O2 Academy Sheffield in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K. — HRH Sleaze is the latest addition to HRH festivals which offer their guests quality musical experience as well as accommodation for full comfort. DAY 1 [...]
by Don Higgins – Columnist — Thrill of a Lifetime was King Kobra’s second album in two years. Unfortunately, it caused more head scratching than head banging. In the early 1980’s drummer, Carmine Appice formed the Hard Rock band King Kobra. He, along with four other talented [...]
by Anabel DFlux –Sr. Columnist — Wolf Hoffmann of Accept Photo by Nat Edeme Senior journalist Anabel DFlux had the wonderful chance to chat with Wolf Hoffmann on the phone right before Accept’s tour kick-off in Beverly Hills, California! The two had a grand conversation on the [...]
Madame Mayhem is a true rocker with an eclectic style in every aspect of life – merging theatricality with hard-hitting, rocking tunes. And coming this fall, fans worldwide will get the opportunity to experience this larger-than-life figure on a concert stage, as Madame Mayhem will be hitting [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — August 28, 2017 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — Sometimes you come across a band that is just remarkable- plain and simple. Fracture is one of those acts. A Metal band hailing from Los Angeles, after the founding members took [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Many have clamored for Ritchie Blackmore to return his fire and brimstone days when he wielded his six-string Fender Strat fronting his band Rainbow. And in 2016, the unimaginable happened. Blackmore once again resurrected Rainbow. As always, a new lineup [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Shaman’s Harvest returns with the group’s sixth studio album, Red Hand Black Deeds, and second with Mascot Records. Red Hand Black Deeds features 14 songs, with underlying social and political themes, which is a direct response to the band writing the [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — It’s a shame really that such a hierarchy exists, but it does. At one end of the spectrum are the true heavyweights within the genre of Female-fronted Symphonic/Melodic Metal bands – Lacuna Coil, Leaves’ Eyes, After Forever, Epica, Xandria, [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Here’s an interesting recipe: take 4 powerhouse female vocalists, a talented (but sadly uncredited) studio band, and a mix of songs from pop to rock – then cut them loose. The ultimate result is Exit Eden, and they are debuting an 11 track release of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — L-R: Sam Kiszka, Josh Kiszka, Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka Somehow with only the 4 songs from their debut EP Black Smoke Rising available to the public, the four-piece known as Greta Van Fleet has become the talk of the rock community. Who would have [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — For fans of Aldaria, Vanishing Point, Lords of Black, Astralion, or Sinbreed, Serious Black featuring members of some of the finest Power Metal bands around (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Tad Morose, Firewind), have released this new album, Magic, on [...]
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) are thrilled to announce Cyreez Lewis as the first ever recipient of their exclusive Skunk Anansie Scholarship. Cyreez will receive his entire three-year Vocal Degree program, worth £27,000, fully funded at the Academy’s London campus. After an intense [...]
Europica has released a new album titled Part One with guest singers like Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane),Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Iced Earth), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Kamelot, Angra), Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear), Tomek Horytnica ( Horytnica). [...]
TANK have successfully recruited former Pink Cream 69 vocalist David Readman into their ranks to replace the recently departed ZP Theart who is now a full-time member of US rockers Skid Row. Cliff Evans: “We’re really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He’s [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — August 6, 2017 at Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium — The Lokerse Feesten is a city festival that takes place during the month of August over 10 days in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium. Dates: Aug 4 – Aug 13, 2017 Day 3 [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photojournalist — LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Kerry King August 5, 2017 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA> — On Aug. 5, scores of people filed into the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to bear witness to the performance of three Metal [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — George Lynch and Oni Logan return, once again, with their latest Lynch Mob studio album titled The Brotherhood, released on Rat Pak Records. The current Lynch Mob lineup includes bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, House of Lords) and drummer Jimmy [...]
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