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by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Germany has blessed the world with a bevy of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands, from the legendary Scorpions, to the born-again Accept, to the slightly less heralded but immeasurably talented Bonfire — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it [...]
by Chris A. – Photojournalist – As the volume on this disc’s opening cut, “Levitation” slowly and almost menacingly rises; the intensity level goes off the scale. It’s a perfect opening song. It sucks you into the vibe and the buildup is awesome. That’s typical of [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Time and time again, there always will be that band that angst teenage girls will be able to relate to — whether that is Joan Jett, Lita Ford or Chrissie Hynde. When In This Moment’s debut album Beautiful Tragedy came out in 2007, the world was presented [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Nine is the latest release from prog-metal masters Circus Maximus and all fans of good prog metal and/or kick-in-the-teeth hard rock need to add this to their music library ASAP. The name no doubt came from the fact that there are basically nine songs on the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Classic Albums Revisited – New Orleans based Lillian Axe was founded by guitarist Steve Blaze. Originally the group performed for their enjoyment but the local music scene helped to propel the interest of music labels. The band — comprised of [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Timewarp is Christian Muenzner’s first solo studio album. For the uninitiated, Muenzner is known in the death metal communities having worked with the bands like Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity and Obscura and Spawn of Obsession. Having appeared on seven [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – There was a time when the likes of White Lion, Poison and Warrant all ruled the airwaves. Their success spawned a throng of copycat bands, some pretty good, but most not so much. With the current retro vibe pushing for the return of the metallic hairspray, [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – It’s been five years since the last Witchcraft album (2007’s The Alchemist) was released, and in that time the Swedish traditional/doom metal band more or less broke up, reformed with new members and switched record labels. Now signed to Nuclear [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking hasn’t had a very good track record lately. Their 2008 album Two Tragedy Poets (and a Caravan of Weird Figures) was a mostly acoustic detour, and 2010’s Red Silent Tides was completely mediocre and about as far [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Hailing from Puerto Rico, traditional/power metal band Sacred Guardian makes their debut this year with this self-titled full-length release. While you can’t always judge a book by its cover, any time you see an album cover with a fire-breathing dragon [...]
by Deb Rao – Columnist – August 4, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV Fans were treated to “nothing but a good time,” as VH1 reality star Bret Michaels took the stage for a free concert at Fremont Street Experience on August 4th. Breaking all attendance [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Libertine is the upcoming solo release from Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Liv Kristine, who is more widely known as the lead singer for the symphonic folk metal powerhouse band Leaves’ Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy. Libertine is not a symphonic metal release [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If you think musicians that blatantly mimic other musicians are nothing more than talentless bottom feeders, then you may want to avoid this latest album from Scum of the Earth, the band founded by ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs, who continues to [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – When you consider the way the American heavy metal scene exploded in the mid ‘80s and then the thrash explosion of the late ‘80s, it’s obvious how some bands could be overlooked entirely by the larger metal scene, only to be rediscovered decades [...]
Biography – Jonna Ambur Jonna “Jaye” Ambur comes from Connecticut and was raised in a home that was always surrounded by music and creativity. Her mother, a music major; father, a photographer. Her genes were predisposed to Live Concert Photography. Since she was 15 years old her genre of [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – Alan Williamson is not just another typical instrumentalist, talented musician; he is sensational multi-instrumentalist, one of those musicians who devoted his life and career to music. His road to become an instrumental phenomenon was first inspired by [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Hailing from Mansfield, England and formed in the late ’70s, Savage is one of Britain’s NWOBHM bands that pioneered the way for such lofty giants such as Metallica. Their 30-plus year career has produced six albums. Starting with 83′s Loose ‘N [...]
by Trevor Portz – Columnist – It’s been nearly 15 years since Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka hit the streets, an album that pushed South Carolina’s Egypt-obsessed Nile onto the top of the already large death metal pyramid. Since then, they’ve continued to carry the torch for [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Swedish gothic metal band The Murder of My Sweet is back with a new album, their second full-length, which is titled Bye Bye Lullaby. In the two years since their 2010 debut Divanity was released, the band has gone through some changes, notably a new [...]
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