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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — In recent years, we could observe the huge development of the ‘female fronted’ rock subgenre – from the alternative rock and such acts as Halestorm to the symphonic metal represented by Nightwish or Within Temptation, to name just the few. One [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Released at the tail end of last year, Raided Land is the fourth album from Germany’s Human Fortress, and the first to feature Gus Monsanto (ex-Adagio, ex-Revolution Renaissance) on vocals. Monsanto is the band’s third singer in as [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Just when you thought there weren’t any bands making good, classic-style melodic death metal anymore, here comes Words of Farewell with their second album, titled The Black Wild Yonder, to make you remember everything you loved about [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — There is so much doubt thrown in the direction of the sinfully sexy Taylor Momsen. Fronting The Pretty Reckless has caused opinion to swirl involving the talent of the former actress. Going to Hell is the second studio offering from the band. Admittedly, [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Miss May I have grown from a local Troy, Ohio band to a legitimate national metal act sharing the stage with artists like Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch and more. With a new album, epic production by legendary metal producer Terry Date [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Five years after their critically acclaimed debut Pale Sister Of Light saw the light of day, Free Spirit return with their sophomore effort, entitled All The Shadows Of Darkened Lights. Two singles off the album – “Living Tattoo” and [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 26th, 2014 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. — William Control took over L.A.’s premier goth club; Bar Sinister. Saturday night’s fiasco involved a DVD filming, special guests, fetish dancers, and much, much more! A dapper dark [...]
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 — It’s been five long years since Finnish melodic rock band Free Spirit released their unforgettable debut album Pale Sister of Light, but they’re finally back with a follow-up album, titled All the Shades of Darkened Light. The band [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — It’s hard to think of any better news for the classic AOR/melodic rock fans than one of the most acclaimed bands back, geared up and ready to go! It’s Alien fans in particular who can’t really complain – their favorite band not only reunited [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux found herself backstage at L.A.’s hottest goth club to chat with front-man William Control. Bar Sinister was the stage for William Control’s upcoming DVD- and Anabel dug into the story behind that! Alongside more [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — MACH22 is here to rock! hailed as “Zeppelin meets Kravitz,” the bands sound is steeped in classic rock influences and captures that classic feel with a modern rock edge. Bassist Jaron Gulino, picked up his father’s bass guitar at the age of 15 and has [...]
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, [...]
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