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by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Well, what have we here? Metal-core that actually dares to crack—if not outright break—the mold? A metal-core band that boldly challenges what is acceptable within the genre and seeks to expand the boundaries? And we’re not just talking about slipping [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/Senior Columnist – Originally released in 1989, Control and Resistance was the second album from Texas-based Watchtower, one of the true underground legends of the progressive metal genre. The four years between this album and the band’s 1985 debut Energetic [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – John Corabi’s most notable claim to fame was replacing Vince Neil in Motley Crue from 1992 to ’96, recording one album with the band, the self-titled Motley Crue. His first exposure to the world came with the band The Scream, which featured guitarist Bruce [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – An album called Payback Time would seem to be one rife with anger, frustration, darkness and hopefully violence. But Swiss band Silver Dirt almost takes the expression in a new direction on their third album release, with music so professional, melodic, [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – It’s a fact that AC/DC won’t be around forever, and that means the band’s infectious brand of raw rock ‘n’ roll will live on in the music, but it eventually will be lost to the live venues. Now, it seems that every country has its own version of the [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Looking for a rocking way to celebrate the season? Look no further than the instrumental release by Intuition entitled A Season To Rock. Intuition is a group of musicians fronted by well-respected guitarist Mike Bidwell and standout drummer Gaetano Nicolosi [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/Senior Columnist – Washington, DC-based metal band Fallen Martyr released their full-length debut (after a pair of prior EPs), titled Shadows, this year on the Siegen label. The band has a sound that’s tough to classify, as they can swing from the most intense [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Texas Hippie Coalition refer to their loud, oversized, and utterly infectious brand of heavy rock as “red dirt metal,” a tip of their Stetsons to the Red River Valley where they originated, but most hard rocking hell-raisers will probably just call it [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – December 1, 2012 at Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg – Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie joint headlining tour, “Twins Of Evil,” travels across North America and Europe. Korn’s Jonathan Davis opens the shows with a DJ [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Candlelight Red is a hard rocking quartet hailing from that hotbed of metal – central Pennsylvania. They’ve just released Demons, a four track follow up EP to their well-received debut album, The Wreckage. These guys are a young band, and have been busy [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/ Senior Columnist – Swedish retro hard rock band Graveyard didn’t waste any time getting their third album out. Lights Out is the band’s second release in two years and second release since signing to Nuclear Blast. Graveyard’s 2011 album Hisingen Blues [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – November 27, 2012 at Rock City in Nottingham, UK – Eight o’clock sharp, the band enter the stage in a shroud of darkness. They erupt from the backing track into the rocking but soulful ‘Riches To Rags’ and ‘Not Supposed To Sing The Blues’ [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Norwegian melodic rock princess Issa Oversveen returns with her third album in as many years. This time she’s hopping on the covers album bandwagon and while that bandwagon is as overdone as a kielbasa left on the grill for too long, Issa’s particular [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Lebanon and heavy metal – an unlikely pairing perhaps, but Ostura is doing their best to put the Lebanese metal scene on the world-wide map with their debut release Ashes of the Reborn. Ostura (meaning “legend” in Arabic) was founded in 2009 by drummer [...]
by Trevor Portz - Columnist – In their 20+ years as a band, Finnish rockers The 69 Eyes have shifted from leather-clad, sleazy glam rock to leather-clad, dark Gothic rock. OK, maybe that isn’t a giant leap, but the change did secure their place as a noteworthy entity, rather than just [...]
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