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by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Le Temps Detruit Tout (French for Time Destroys Everything in case you were wondering) is the long-awaited third release from The Reticent, the solo project from Wehrwolfe drummer Chris “Mordrid” Hathcock. The Reticent’s sound remains tough to classify. [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Looking to return to the glory days of the ’80s Hard Rock scene, where huge arena anthems rang out in stadiums all over the world, Killinger have emerged to leave their mark. These Canadians first came together with vocalist Dave Williams and guitarist [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – In Tribute | Jim Marshall: July 29, 1923 – April 5, 2012 Every rock ‘n’ roll fan who has been to a concert has seen his products. The large Marshall Amplifiers that festoon the stages of rock ‘n’ roll. From the walls of Marshalls used [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – For those melodic rock fans who have a habit of digging into the underground hard rock scene, the name Phil Vincent should be more than a well-known one. The singer-guitarist-songwriter debuted in the mid-late ‘90s as a solo artist and in the process gave [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Imaginaerum marks the return of Finnish symphonic metal pioneers Nightwish to active duty – their seventh studio release overall. Although they’ve been in existence since 1996, realistically this is the second album of the revamped post-Tarja Nightwish, so [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – For a fan of contemporary melodic rock-AOR it is impossible not to have heard of Heat. The Swedish six piece that took the melodic world by storm in 2009 through their participation at the Eurovision song contest at which point their self-titled debut album [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Furyon was born from the ashes of the melodic rock band Pride, but anyone expecting a similar sound will be more pissed than a polecat receiving a pepper spray enema. While still maintaining a melodic edge, this is more modern, intense, and heavier. The band [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, D.D. Verni, and company are definite proponents of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra and this is by no means a bad thing. Overkill’s latest record, The Electric Age, is the third straight album to feature the [...]
by Erik Tweedy Staff Writer – For more than 20 years now, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has been regarded as one of the top vocalists of the melodic rock genre. After fronting bands like Talisman, Yngwei Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Takara, Soul Sirkus, Journey, W.E.T. and most recently the awesome [...]
by Jimmy Millard Guest Writer – March 29, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK It was Thursday night and I and a few mates decided to head down town for the Hornet show with support from The Burning Crows and Black State Highway at The Intrepid Fox. After reading a live review from last months [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Back From Ashes are dangerous. They want to penetrate your ears without mercy, hammer your brain until it turns to mush, whiplash your neck until it snaps like a twig, and rattle your spine until it shatters like spun glass. And their weapon of choice to inflict [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Greek-Swedish melodic death metal outfit Nightrage is back with its fifth studio album Insidious. It is the band’s third album under Lifeforce Records and is being promoted as their best work ever. Nightrage is bandleader: guitarist Marios Iliopoulos, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska Staff Writer – Italian revolution in the European scene? Who knows! Ferrara-based Voodoo Highway is one of the young, promising bands that emerged from this Mediterranean country in recent years. Surprisingly enough – what they delivers is ‘70s-oriented hard rock [...]
by Trevor Portz Staff Writer – Brendan Small is a talented guy. Come on, he’s managed to successfully blend extreme metal and comedy on the surprisingly popular Metalocalypse. Plus, he spearheaded one of the most underrated animated shows of the last 20 years (Home Movies). On top of all [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Judas Priest originally was formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England, but they didn’t solidify the core of the band until 1974 before recording their first studio album Rocka Rolla. Originally a four-piece outfit rounded out by Halford, Downing and Hill, [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – The latest entry in Tom Galley’s long-running super-group series sees the man summoning another impressive talent pool to deliver the songs, and therein immediately lies the problem: the talent is impressive, the songs… not so much. Listening to this album, [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – The Canadian horde known as 3 Inches of Blood have been flying the flag of heavy metal for over a decade. Immediately recognizable thanks to Cam Pipes ear-shattering high notes, the band has a hard-earned and well-deserved reputation of destroying audiences [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Guitarist/producer Paul Crook has a pretty impressive resume thus far. He toured and recorded with the mighty Anthrax on Stomp 442 and Volume 8: The Threat Is Real, the latter of which he also co-produced. Ex-Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach then enlisted Crook [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – It would be safe to assume that any conversation regarding the pioneers of the glam/sleaze metal scene of the United Kingdom in the ‘80s is would bring two band references to front- these are Tigertailz and Wrathchild. Though Wrathchild did not release a [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Power metal has been popping up from many unlikely places lately, and continuing that trend is the debut release from the Israeli act Desert. Founded in Beer-Sheva, but now calling Tel-Aviv home, this six-piece outfit has released Star of Delusive Hopes on Greek [...]
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