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by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – It seems like only yesterday the Christian rock world was stunned by the news that Lacey Sturm, the distinctive voiced front-woman for Flyleaf, was flying the coop. Even as fans collapsed into mourning and lamentations, they began to ponder if the quality of [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Whether you look at the States, South America, Japan or Europe, Kiss never had a problem selling out arenas; especially now that the European market gets to enjoy a major tour every couple of years by the iconic group, it is hard to counter-argue that Kiss [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Has it really been 20 years? By now, we all know the story of Dave Mustaine’s exile from Metallica. After four albums, Mustaine had established Megadeth among his peers as a premier speed-thrash-metal band, featuring high-caliber musicians, backed by [...]
Academy Events and the DHP in association with The Agency Group are pleased to announce Europe’s “Bag of Bones UK Tour 2012”. Hot off the heels of last year’s Balls N’ Banners UK Tour and sold out concert at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Sweden’s biggest hard rock band [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – It would be fair to say that by 2012 Avenue of Allies records have established themselves as a reliable source of first class melodic rock music; perhaps lacking somewhat in terms of frequency when compared to the leading label of the genres such as, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – German heavy metal queen Doro Pesch is back with her 12th studio album Raise Your Fist. It has been three years since her previous album Fear No Evil which celebrated the front-woman’s 25 years in the music industry. Raise Your Fist also marks a change of [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Lucid Fly is not a new band, but it is probably a new name to most. The Florida-based trio has been kicking around the music scene since 2001 and is at long last preparing to release a full-length CD. For those who are into the darker, more Gothic side of metal [...]
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 [...]
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