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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, [...]
Steve Overland is a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that goes way back into the late seventies, his first major recording was with the band “Wildlife” in 1980. After the demise of “Wildlife” Steve went [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Having recorded both as a solo artist and under a moniker of TACE – the international project The Andrzej Citowicz Experience – Andrzej Citowicz goes solo again. His new album In Time is going to see the light of day on September the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — In the world of copycats and continuous recycling of old, worn-out ideas, the albums which capture and hold the audience’s attention are those which dare to go beyond the established scheme. And that is exactly what Darrel Treece-Birch does on [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Only one man carries the well-deserved moniker of the Voice of Rock and that man is the legendary Glenn Hughes. Rock fans have been exposed to Hughes’ thundering bass and limitless vocal range for decades now. Throughout those years, Hughes has [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Michael Sweet returns with his latest solo album One Sided War. Sweet has been on a tear over the course of the last few years, releasing new music with Stryper, George Lynch (Sweet/Lynch) and his own solo music. Sweet’s previous solo album I’m Not Your [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Neil Hibbs has joined forces with vocalist Lee Small (SHY, Skyscraper, Phenomena), forming the band Arkham’s Razor and releasing the band’s debut album Carnival of Lost Souls. The band is rounded out by bassist Mart Trail (Fury, Tainted [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Even though there must be something in the water indeed as far as talking about the American Southern states and their rich music tradition, the Tennessee-based One Less Reason are far from tapping into the Country or Southern Rock vibe. They [...]
by Chris Willow – Columnist — Photo by Chris Willow Former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale’s Whitesnake is currently in Europe supporting ‘The Greatest Hits Tour 2016.’ The band’s current lineup features Joel Hoekstra – guitar, Reb Beach – guitar, [...]
by Andrew Bryant – Columnist — August 13, 2016 at AVI Casino in Laughlin, NV — Skateboard supremo, Tony Hawk, probably didn’t have Stryper in mind when he stated, “I believe that people should take pride in what they do, even if it is scorned or misunderstood by the public at [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — The annual Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival took place August 13-14, 2016 in Courtrai, Belgium. This year’s lineup included Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Within Temptation, Anthrax, Airbourne, Ministry, Children Of Bodom, Devildriver, [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 27, 2016 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS. — 3 Pill Morning, currently out on the road touring in support of Thousand Foot Krutch returned to Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas. Also supporting Thousand Foot Krutch are fellow rockers Adelitas Way and [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — Lokerse Feesten is a 10-day festival, August 5 – 14, in Lokeren, Belgium, that provides a nice mix of Belgian and international top artists. Featured Bands: Limp Bizkit, Garbage, Parkway Drive, Van Morrison, Slayer, Faithless, Suicidal [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — From Valencia, Spain comes The Third Grade and their autonomously released first full-length contribution to the Metal world, Deeper, Darker. This is a follow up to their 2013 EP The Garden of the Whispers which featured the complex, keyboard-heavy [...]
In the past year, theatrical rocker Madame Mayhem has won over the North American metal press. Case in point, her most recent album, ‘Now You Know,’ being included on Loudwire’s top 10 video picks, and having received rave reviews from BraveWords, Loudwire, New Noise Magazine, [...]
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