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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – When Empires Fall is the 2014 debut album from San Francisco-based traditional heavy metal band Ancient Empire, which was put together by Shadowkiller (and ex-Rocka Rollas) frontman/guitarist Joe Liszt alongside ex-Rapid Fire rhythm [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 7th, 2014 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV. – Warrant made a triumphant return to Las Vegas to perform at Vinyl on December 7th. Without a doubt, metal fans could not get enough of the ‘80s hits that the band performed tonight. It was nice to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 6th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – One band to look out for in 2015 is Burning Rain. The band is currently on a West Coast Tour and performed at Vamp’d on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Burning Rain is comprised of Doug Aldrich on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – To call this Italian musician a man of many parts is no exaggeration – in fact, if you think about the living institutions of melodic rock these days, the name of Alessandro Del Vecchio is one of the first that should have come to your mind. [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – AlogiA is a progressive metal band from Serbia, and their popularity proves that music is a universal language (despite producing most of their material in their native Serbian tongue). In fact, AlogiA has developed such an international following that [...]
Biography – Mark Yesford I’m Mark Yesford, a corporate suit by day and camera-wielding rocker by night. I call the shores of Lake Ontario Canada home; it’s a region known as The Golden Horseshoe that stretches from Niagara Falls to Toronto. This is where you will find a steady stream [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – If looking back 12 months prior to date, it can be said 2014 was an intense year in melodic rock – well, to say the least! Among the multitude of releases able to both take your breath away and drain your pockets dry, many had this [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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