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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 [...]
Debut alum “Let Them Burn” to be released in December. Denied is fronted by singer Johan Fahlberg from german Jaded Heart. Also ex members of Therion, Opeth and Grave plays in the band. “Let Them Burn” is mixed and co produced by Fredrik Folkare (from swedish Unleashed) and [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – October 30, 2012 at Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Band: Burton C. Bell – lead Dino Cazares – guitar Matt DeVries – bass Mike Heller – drums Set List: The Industrialist Recharger Shock Edgecrusher Fear Campaign Acres of [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – 2012 has turned into a banner year for rock fans; first rock legends Kiss released their new album MONSTER, and now the iconic Aerosmith just unveiled their new studio album Music From Another Dimension. Aerosmith have been hard at work on this and it sure [...]
Melodic Metal heroes MASTERPLAN are back with new line-up and big plans! The new members are well known: Swedish vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance, Thunderstone) is the one to replace Jorn Lande. Altzi enjoys a fabulous reputation throught his works with numerous projects and bands. MASTERPLAN’s new [...]
by Trevor Portz - Columnist – Loved my many, thought too cheesy to enjoy by others, the tribe that is Ensiferum has been putting out folk-infused power metal for over a decade. They survived, and thrived, after front-man Jari Mäenpää left to pursue the brilliant Wintersun and, in fact, [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Authors Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein have recently released their 400-page tribute to the late Randy Rhoads. Together they have delivered the most comprehensive historical look into the world of Randy Rhoads from the beginning to the end. Randy Rhoads features [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Those following the melodic rock scene closely would probably agree that Greek AOR group Wild Rose delivered one of the greatest underground releases the genre has enjoyed lately through their debut album Half Past Midnight. It’s been well over a year [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – October 31, 2012 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV – GUNS N’ ROSES kicked off their 12 show Las Vegas residency beginning October 31st through November 24th at The Joint in Las Vegas. In honor of the event Paradise Road was renamed Paradise City Road [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 at Hard Rock On The Strip in Las Vegas, NV – In tribute to of one of the greatest vocalists in Metal genre, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are currently on tour performing one of the most engaging set list of songs that chronicled [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – While the band itself might be going through some inner turmoil, Black Country Communion have still managed to release a quality album in their third release Afterglow. Vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes and guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa have unfortunately [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – If you like your hard rock served up raw, rude, and ripping, then this raucous band from Germany will penetrate your cochlear sweet spot with the precision of a sniper bullet. Shotgun Express is a sleaze-metal locomotive careening full steam down the tracks [...]
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