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by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – It really seems like yesterday when the debut album by some newcomer glam metal band boldly named Steel Panther hit the music stores in Europe; Feel the Steel became available in May 2009 effectively putting hair metal on the map as an international [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – March 6, 2013 at De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands – NEAL MORSE BAND & THE FLOWER KINGS TOUR 2013 Mike Portnoy joins Neal, his band and The Flower Kings during the European tour. Set List: 1. Momentum 2. Weathering Sky 3. Author of [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – MARCH 10, 2013 DEWEY’S PUB, SEYMOUR, CT – At 11pm on March 10th, in a small Connecticut town, Helstar arrived and tore the roof off of Dewey’s Pub! The oldest bar in Seymour was full of die-hard Helstar fans. They couldn’t believe [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Anyone who enjoys crushingly heavy metal-core with clean-cut choruses and high production values will go absolutely paroxysmal with happiness when they hear this major label debut from Fit For A King (FFAK). Like fellow label mates Demon Hunter, these [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Greek melodic hard rock band Danger Angel is back with their second full length album Revolutia. Danger Angel were one of the first Greek bands to establish a deal with American label Perris Records back in 2009 at which point their debut album was [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Picture this: the lush goth-rock of Evanescence entwined with the fragile-yet-powerful vocals of Flyleaf filigreed with some muscular modern hard rock and occasionally sprinkled with some metal-core or scream-core or whatever core you want to call it. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Mark McGee, who once was an axeman of power metal act Vicious Rumors and played alongside the legendary Gregg Allman, is now running his own project Luvplanet, and he is an important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. With Hardrock [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – It’s been a minute since the last Heaven & Earth release. The band has been piloted by Stuart Smith since the ‘90s. And since 1998, Heaven & Earth has released two full-length albums; Stuart Smith’s Heaven & Earth 1998 and Windows [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Most following the contemporary melodic rock scene are well aware of the Swedish female-fronted melodic hard rock group Alyson Avenue. Active in the early 2000s, Alyson Avenue released two highly regarded albums in Presence of Mind (2001) and Omega [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – Seasons change, and so do band lineups, and 2013 finds Stacey Blades—formerly the guitarist in Roxx Gang and LA Guns—a solo gun. Let’s give Blades a call at his home in Los Angeles and see what he’s up to these days. HRH: Stacey, it’s Alex, thank [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – German thrash pioneers Destruction recently released their latest studio album Spiritual Genocide on Nuclear Blast. The record is a crushing declaration from the Teutonic band that they have no intention of slowing down even after 30 years in the music [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Hollywood Undead is a band whose image brings nothing new to world of music. Hiding the band’s visage with masks obviously goes back to the most notable band, KISS, whose members are the masters of at keeping their identity hidden. Flash forward to the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Take one part Bullet For My Valentine, add one part Lady Gaga and a hint of underground metal, beat vigorously with massive double bass drums and slice with razor sharp guitar riffs – that’s probably an apt recipe for Amaranthe’s upcoming sophomore [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – March 5, 2013 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, Ohio Stars in Stereo, a five-piece rock n’ roll band opened the show for co-headliners Drowning Pool and Flyleaf on a blustery winter evening in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fronted by a young female vocalist [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Here’s one that sneaked by us last year, but is very much worth another look. The Great Bear is the third full-length release from Silencer, a Denver-based metal band that has been active since the late 1990s. Silencer is a tough [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Back in 2002 when there was only one version of Great White, the band released Recover, an album of … covers! Collector’s Dream Records took it upon themselves to re-release the album under a different name with a slightly different track order. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Swedish metal outfit Soilwork have recently released their latest album, The Living Infinite. The record is in fact a double album which is definitely unusual for a 2013 release. After undergoing some personnel changes, the band set out to create a record [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Pennsylvania-based progressive metal band MindMaze have just released their debut album, titled Mask of Lies, independently. The female-fronted band, which was previously active under the name Necromance, plays a fairly traditional [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Out of the “Big 4,” there’s only one band with a singer who can truly be defined as a “gifted vocalist.” There’s only one frontman out of the four who sings with melody, who owns a range akin to a Power Metal singer, and basically one [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – When you think of the key bands in the early power metal scene, the ones in Germany that totally wrote the playbook for the whole genre, the same bands always come to mind. Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, and…Scanner? Well, [...]
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