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by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – With the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’ birthday round the corner, Eagle Records delivers arguably the most relevant tribute release one could have hoped for: Gary Moore plays Hendrix! It is the work of rock’s ultimate icon recreated by Irish guitar [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Those into melodic rock/AOR would probably agree that the past five years have been a very exiting and rewarding period in the life of any fan of the genre; and surprises never cease. Hailing from France, Chasing Violets are the new force in female fronted [...]
by Cynthia Jo - Columnist – Houston natives and one of the pioneers of what was 80s power metal, Helstar are celebrating 30 years of power metal with their new CD/DVD release: 30 Years of Hel, a collection of 18 of their greatest songs, all live and fans will appreciate every beat. The [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – November 9, 2012 at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, OH – Blues rock veteran Joe Bonamassa is on tour to promote the release of his newest studio album Driving Towards the Daylight (2011). Chris A. captured Bonamassa live at the Taft Theater in [...]
Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of grindcore antagonists COMPLETE FAILURE. The Pittsburgh, PA based band has completed recording their new album “The Art Gospel Of Aggravated Assault’ for an imminent release. ‘The Art Gospel Of Aggravated Assault’ is the [...]
Music Buy Mail is proud to announce a new Import Service Program featuring hard to find hard rock and metal independent releases. Store owner Sebastian Eder decided in the Spring of 2012 to bring in music from bands who are not normally associated with the larger CD chains across Europe but never [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Anyone in the mood for some old-school American heavy metal with minimal modern intrusion should run to the nearest store faster than Rosie O’Donnell chasing a Twinkie truck and snag this new Obsession album. The band rose to prominence in the metal world [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hailing from the city of Santos, Shadowside is comprised of singer Dani Nolden, guitarist Raphael Mattos, bassist Fabio Carito, and drummer Fabio Buitividas. The band has made quite the impact on Brazilian fans. Lead singer Dani Nolden is destined to become one [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – November 6, 2012 at Trix Antwerpen in Belgium – Xandria will perfrom 20 shows as special guest of US melodic metallers Kamelot – along with two more support acts, Canada’s Blackguard and Triosphere from Norway. Band: Marco Heubaum – Vocals, [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – November 6, 2012 at Trix Antwerpen in Belgium Kamelot, one of the most influential, exciting and innovative Metal acts in recent history, has announced their highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of their new album Silverthorn. The tour began [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/Senior Columnist – It’s been an interesting couple of years in the Kamelot camp. Longtime vocalist and Roy Khan abruptly left Kamelot almost immediately after the progressive/power metal band’s 2010 album Poetry for the Poison was released, leaving the band [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Last month American hard rockers Stone Sour released their forth studio album House of Gold and Bones Part 1. The first half of what is classed as a double concept album is also the bands first to not feature bassist Shawn Econamaki who left the band [...]
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