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by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Back in 2002 when there was only one version of Great White, the band released Recover, an album of … covers! Collector’s Dream Records took it upon themselves to re-release the album under a different name with a slightly different track order. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Swedish metal outfit Soilwork have recently released their latest album, The Living Infinite. The record is in fact a double album which is definitely unusual for a 2013 release. After undergoing some personnel changes, the band set out to create a record [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — Pennsylvania-based progressive metal band MindMaze have just released their debut album, titled Mask of Lies, independently. The female-fronted band, which was previously active under the name Necromance, plays a fairly traditional [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Out of the “Big 4,” there’s only one band with a singer who can truly be defined as a “gifted vocalist.” There’s only one frontman out of the four who sings with melody, who owns a range akin to a Power Metal singer, and basically one [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — When you think of the key bands in the early power metal scene, the ones in Germany that totally wrote the playbook for the whole genre, the same bands always come to mind. Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, and…Scanner? Well, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — The Wild Rose camp has got to be one of the hardest working in the Greek rock scene; in 2011 Wild Rose debuted with Half Past Midnight, an album that redefined such terms as “retro” and “’80s-oriented” melodic rock. What followed was a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — December 19, 1944 – March 6, 2013 It’s rare for impeccable virtuosity to coincide with true depth of feeling. And even those artists how manage to unite both, can seldom create lasting works where listeners can identify with the music and [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Alien Heart is the new release from the Italian “Intimate Gothic Metal” act Godyva. Not many people will understand the “intimate Gothic” description – perhaps “progressive Gothic” is a better term. Whatever else you choose to call it, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — From Sweden, Denied’s roots go back to 2003, when Andreas Carlsson founded the band. It’s taken a decade for the lineup to be solidified and an official album to be released. Pete Dolls took over the drum throne in 2005. In 2009, Johan Fahlberg (Jaded [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — November Red is the third release from the German progressive metal band Dante, and a fine release it is. This epic seven track CD is a solid follow up to their prior releases, The Inner Circle (2008) and Saturnine (2010), and the 2 plus year gap between [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — In 2008, Metal Mind Productions re-released Flotsam and Jetsam’s studio album Cuatro. This was the fourth album released by Flotsam and Jetsam and originally was released by MCA Records on Oct. 13, 1992. The re-release is re-mastered and features five [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Sevendust is getting ready to unleash one of their most captivating albums to date, Black Out The Sun, on March 26 on 7Bros Label. Black Out The Sun illustrates the diversity of the band, featuring songs that span from hard rock, industrial, to southern [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — February 25, 2013 at Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood-based rock band Stitched Up Heart, formed in 2010, is led by vocalist Alecia “Mixi” Demner, winner of Fuse’s reality TV show Redemption Song. The band rocked Metal [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — February 22, 2013 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA — Sister Sin shakes the House of Blues opening for Doro Sister Sin opened the show for Doro, exploded, grabbed the audience attention and didn’t let go for 45 minutes and eight songs. The high [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist — Hardrock Haven recently caught up with Warlord (and former Fates Warning) drummer Mark Zonder, who filled us in on the new Warlord album and the band’s upcoming – and first ever – live performances. Hardrock Haven: First [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist — German melodic hard rock/metal band Voodoo Circle is back with their third album, titled More Than One Way Home. Voodoo Circle is, of course, the side project of former Silent Force (and current Primal Fear) guitarist Alex Beyrodt, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Shredguy Records’ latest release comes from instrumental shredder Tom Kopyto, whose first studio album, YTK, was released in 2000 and featured Michael Angelo Batio as executive producer. Kopyto has appeared on three compilation albums since then; Lion [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist — One of the most eagerly anticipated power metal debuts in recent memory, Bringer of Light is the first full-length release from UK-based symphonic power metal band Damnation Angels. The band made a decent impact with their 2009 EP [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — February 22, 2013 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA — Doro rocks and shakes the House of Blues The metal queen Doro Pesch shook the House of Blues on Friday night Feb. 22. Doro’s show was over two hours of metal and energy that the audience [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — January 30, 2013, Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO — The Darkness “landed” in K.C. during a chilly, winter evening and melted the place down. Fronted by the charismatic Justin Hawkins in a band best described by the lyrics in their single [...]
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