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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) scene may have gotten most of the attention from fans and the press (and rightly so) back in the early ‘80s, but the heavy metal sound and spirit were certainly not confined to the UK. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The World Below is the debut album from Twilight Messenger, a new traditional/power metal project put together by vocalist Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez and guitarist/bassist Andy “CloudRunner” Feehan. The two are probably best [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Gloryful was formed in the summer of 2010, and merely 10 months after the strong release of their first album, The Warrior’s Code, they are at it again with their second album. Ocean Blade is full of metal hymns that have a stomping speed metal sound. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Making their debut from Southern Bavaria from Massacre Records is EDGEDOWN. Statues Fall is an album that delivers galloping metal with a vocal range that could have a slight comparison to Iron Maiden’s Dickinson. They seem to deliver what they hoped to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Los Angeles-based traditional heavy metal band Blade Killer made their debut earlier this year with this 4-song, self-titled EP on the Stormspell label. The band is one of the new breed of old school heavy metal bands (along with Night [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — There is no doubt Uriah Heep has already secured themselves a place among the “classic” or “legendary” bands a rock fan enumerates in a single breath – with their early and mid-1970s cult albums, recorded by the classic Heep line-up. Past [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — German hard rock legends Accept have completed the follow-up to 2012’s Stalingrad record and will be releasing their new album Blind Rage on July 18 via Nuclear Blast. Founding member and guitarist Wolf Hoffman recently talked with Hardrock [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Years before such hybrid genre-related terms as New Wave Of Swedish Sleaze Metal were coined, Scandinavia was a very fruitful land for a different genre to flourish. And no talking about black metal here – think the 1980s, think Treat, Da Vinci, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — There is a new band on the horizon getting ready to invade the music industry. Rubicon Cross, comprised of Firehouse singer C.J. Snare, guitarist Chris Green (Pride/Furyon) bassist Simon Farmery, drummer Robert Behnke and guitarist Jeff Lerman is gearing [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Michael Sweet, front-man for the Christian rock band Stryper, is set to release his latest solo album; I’m Not Your Suicide, May 6 on Big3 Records. Sweet also will release his autobiography Honestly: My Life and Stryper Revealed the same day. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Three Lions are a band which all AOR/Melodic Rock fans should definitely keep on their radar. The English power-trio (featuring members of Dare and Ten) has just released a stellar self-titled album and in less than two weeks from now they’re gonna [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Helstar is gearing up for the release of This Wicked Nest on April 29 via AFM Records. The speed metal band that hails from Texas return to their ‘80s thrash roots on This Wicked Nest. Singer James Rivera is at the top of his game belting out Spartan [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — April 19th, 2014 at the Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. — Easter weekend and the heart of downtown Vegas on Fremont Street was alive with a great bill of music at the Las Vegas Country Saloon featuring Saliva and 3 Years Hollow. Don’t [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — Norwegian symphonic rock group SAVN have just released a new, eleven-track self-titled studio album. The band was founded by The Sins Of Thy Beloved members Stig Johansen and Anders Thue. Stig Johansen asked Carmen Elise Espenæs to write some songs which [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Norwegian guitarist Kjetil By, with the help of some very well respected friends, has just released his fourth solo album entitled Better Days. Fans of commercial rock will truly appreciate this long awaited release thanks to the fine work of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — After having the audience introduced to their classic heavy metal sound with their EP We Are Not The Same, this year Scream Maker returns with the full length album Livin In The Past. The cover artwork was designed by Rosław Szaybo (a Polish artist [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — Norwegian symphonic rock group SAVN have just released a new, eleven-track album of fresh music and this album rocks! It has the right blend of hard and soft energy to keep your body moving. The band is founded by The Sins Of Thy Beloved members Stig [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Much hubbub abounds about the fact that Johnny Depp blessed this album with his stamp of approval. Problem is, Depp also claimed The Lone Ranger was a good movie. Well, he got one out of two right. Live Fast Die Loud is a good album. It never crosses [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Do you feel like having a trip down the U.S. South, cruising from one smoky joint to another, where the whiskey flows and the rich bluesy tones fill the air? If you do, Moonshine’s eponymous debut album might be just what you were looking for. [...]
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