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by John Kindred – Senior Columnist – January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. – Day 2: Highlights of the day began with Mad Hatter Guitar Products who offer solderless guitar component kits. Meeting face to face with Jospeh Fortmuller owner of Sinister [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist – January 22, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. – Day 1: Winter NAMM 2015 takes place in Anaheim, California from January 22-25 2015. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Back in the ‘80s, the band Zwarte was one of the biggest bands around the Midwest. They are probably known for their greatest hit “Sturgis,” an ode to the largest bike rally in the world, in Sturgis, S.D. All these years later, the main [...]
Polish heavy metallers Divine Weep are preparing to record their sophomore album, the successor to its 2013 release, “Age of the Immortal“. The session is planned for March 2015 in the well-known Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). The sound will be engineered by Piotr Polak and [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Is there a hotter name in melodic rock these days than Erik Martensson? Between peforming in W.E.T. and writing and producing for names like Toby Hitchcock, Jimi Jamison and Adrenaline Rush, he has made a big impact on the melodic rock scene in the [...]
On February 21st, 2015, DMR Books will release their first publication entitled Swords of Steel, an anthology of fantasy/horror adventure stories in the tradition of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, George R.R. Martin, and H.P. Lovecraft. The book will be “mass market” size (6.5” x [...]
ENTER HERE!!! Include your name and mailing address! SHIRAN, Clawhamemr PR and Hardrock Haven are giving away a copy of self-released debut EP Warm Winter Day. Female-fronted Israeli metal project SHIRAN have self-released debut EP Warm Winter Day. The EP is now up on iTunes. Created by siren [...]
The fifth album trailer for Beyond The Red Mirror, the tenth studio release by metal’s highly-esteemed storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: . “We followed this [orchestral] road to see where it would take us, and it led us to writing a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – L.A.-based rockers Lucid Fly have just released Stasis, a three track EP that follows in the footsteps of their last EP, The Escape Stage – and hopefully a prelude to a full length album. Lucid Fly has been together since 2001, when vocalist Nikki Layne [...]
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 [...]
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