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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – A one-line review of this German hard rock band would read: Unbreakable sound like the Scorpions. However, a writer who dared submit such a succinct review would probably find his fingers smashed by an irate editor. So in order to avoid fractured [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – After a few years away from the limelight, 2014 has seen Framing Hanley return with a big bang. Their third record The Sum Of Who We Are was released back in April after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and with a busy touring schedule in place for [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Sound And Fury is gearing up for the rebirth of the band. Singer Luke Metcalf recently relocated to Los Angeles from Ontario, Canada. L.A. is where it all began for the band in 2004 when Sound And Fury opened for Vince Neil at the Key Club. Sound And Fury [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Fifteen years and six albums later, Machinae Supremacy is back with their combination of power metal and pop, which results in odd but catchy grooves and sounds. This Swedish five-some formed at the turn of the century and became a well known online act. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – Dragonforce has released their latest contribution to their over-the-top, power metal collection. The speeds and technicality of their music is always a topic of interest for metal fans. Whether or not it is pure skill or studio deception, their music is [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Founded in early 2012, Grey is a five-piece band, comprising members from Macedonia and Croatia. The band features guitarists Aleksandar Taci and Chris Wolf; bassist Dime; drummer Filip; and vocalist Zoran Misic, who joined the band in 2013. Grey’s name [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – My Way or the Highway is the second solo studio release by guitarist Tore St Moren. While Moren’s first solo disc, Devilbird, was an instrumental album, this time around, Moren offers us seven songs, featuring vocals and one instrumental. So, fans are in [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish heavy metal warriors Grand Magus returned earlier this year with their seventh full-length album, titled Triumph and Power. In the years since their 2001 self-titled debut, the Stockholm-based band has evolved from a more [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Thermonuclear Epiphany is the debut full-length release from Portuguese thrash metal band Perpetrator, a recent discovery of the Stormspell label. The three-piece band is made up of veterans from the Lisbon metal scene, and takes their [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – One of South Africa’s finest heavy metal bands, Octainium, will be releasing their long awaited second album on Aug. 29. The timing is everything in this album. From the quick paced double petal to the harsh growls, Suffer the Clock is just the right [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – A Sound of Thunder is getting ready to release their fourth full-length album titled The Lesser Key of Solomon. This album was produced by Kevin “131” Gutierrez (While Heaven Wept, Raven, Shinedown). Time’s Arrow was a major hit for 2013, so A Sound [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1989, Dead End was album number two from German thrash metal band Grinder. Of course, when you say “German thrash metal” obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the “big three” of Sodom, Destruction [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – A fleeting glimpse of the cartoon-ish album cover… and the first thought you have is “how come it’s 1989 again?” You must know it’s a sign of progress anyway – the cover of the previous album of Julian Angel-fronted project was [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – Being the guitarist for one of the ‘80s most popular metals bands, Jeff Labar of Cinderella releases a raw rock album One For the Road that has Jeff on vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass with various drummers (Troy Lucketta, Chris Williams, Cheney [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1990, Check & Mate was the debut (and only) full-length album from Swiss heavy metal band Sultan. Switzerland wasn’t exactly a hotbed of heavy metal back in the late ‘80s, and aside from a pair of notable [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – It was after the release of their debut record that Framing Hanley really made their breakthrough. When they released the deluxe version, there was a cover song included that was both risky and extremely courageous to even consider tackling. [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Once again, Dave Goddess and friends have proven that classic rock isn’t dead! The Dave Goddess Group has recently released a 4 track EP of new material entitled Blown Away, and fans of the genre will quite probably feel that way. To put it simply, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – After the more mature sounding Confessions album from last year, Buckcherry have returned with an expletive filled EP simply titled Fuck. All six songs feature the F-bomb in the titles, and it’s clear from the start that this isn’t meant to be [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – August 15th, 2014 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, LV. – The Rock Of Vegas Concert Series is well underway at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas with perhaps one of the most iconic bands to hit the summer stage with rock royalty Deep [...]
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