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by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — British Psychedelic Rockers Purson returned to the United States for a headlining tour less than a year after supporting Sweden’s Ghost on its massively successful Black to the Future tour. This time Purson is touring in support of its new album, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Danish/American Metal band Volbeat unleashed their sixth record, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, this year to great commercial success worldwide, including debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200, the band’s highest ranking in the [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — In preparation for a full-length album release scheduled for early 2017, Florida-based power metallers Seven Kingdoms have put together a solid 4 track EP entitled In the Walls. Their new EP will feature two new tracks from the upcoming album and two [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — Hellyeah live! (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor). Hellyeah plays the Cone Denim Entertainment Center in Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Band: Chad Gray Tom Maxwell Vinnie Paul Kyle Sanders Christian Brady HELLYEAH Concert Photo Gallery « [...]
Northern German Metal band MOB RULES release a new lyric video for the song “Somerled” taken from their new studio album Tales From Beyond. You can see the lyric video: The current album “Tales From Beyond”is available on Steamhammer/SPV as Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track + [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Divebomb Records’ latest album release is from Kansas City metalers Banshee. The group’s rise to fame began with the EP release Cry In the Night via Metal Blade Records in ’86, later signing with Atlantic Records and dropping its debut studio album [...]
Press outlets such as Hardrock Haven have hailed Heaven Below as “the next Guns N’ Roses”. The New York Examiner described the live performance as “unbridled balls to the wall ferocity”. US rock/metal band HEAVEN BELOW, which features Union Underground/Lita Ford [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Despite a busy schedule with his Progressive Metal band AlogiA, guitarist and songwriter Srdjan Brankovic somehow found the time to front Srdjan Brankovic’s Expedition: Delta, a “supergroup” that has recently released its second album entitled simply 2 [...]
After bombarding social media for the last six months with pictures of scary and sexy clowns, Shredguy Records is set to release the album Clownhammer on September 24th. Clownhammer is a brutal, yet melodic heavy metal album that features virtuoso guitar player Sean Baker. The album’s nine tracks [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Paul Sabu (Only Child) has joined forces with Phil Vincent and delivered their first studio album under the moniker Cranston. Sabu is known for working with artists such as Lee Aaron, David Bowie, Little Caesar, Alice Cooper, Jesse Damon, Fatal Smile, [...]
New Double Album Prevail I + II Out In 2017 Canadian Hard Rockers, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. They are set to release their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I + II as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Epica – THE quintessential Symphonic Metal act – is poised to release its latest evolutionary gem entitled The Holographic Principle. Die-hard fans of the band will certainly not be disappointed, and Epica weaves enough conventional elements into [...]
by Erik Tweedy – Columnist — If you consider getting your head kicked in for 45 minutes a good time, then Meshiaak is what you have been waiting all year for. Hailing from Melbourne Australia, this Speed Metal foursome was the brainchild of 4Arm guitarist Danny Camilleri and Teramaze [...]
The global metal scene recognizes Alissa White-Gluz for her unforgettable and inimitable work as the vocalist of iconic metal band Arch Enemy. At this point in her career, the versatile singer has worked steadily in heavy bands for half her life. The impactful frontwoman has cultivated her style [...]
Formed in 1986 by guitarist Mark Weddington, bassist Mark Lyerly, drummer Michael James, and vocalist Binny Orrell, HAVOC would quickly become one of the strongest drawing acts on the N.C. club scene. In 1988 the band would release a six-song, self-titled EP that would be well received by fans, [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Formed in Tampa, Fla. by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1988 as “Camelot,” by 1991, the band would change their name to “Kamelot” and sign a deal with Noise Records and release their debut Eternity in 1991. Which brings us to this, [...]
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