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by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — The Science-Fiction melodic metal fanatics from Norway, Keldian, are back with their third studio effort, Outbound. Albeit they took half a decade off between their second and third releases, distance does really make the heart grow fonder because [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Massachusetts metalcore forebearers Killswitch Engage are currently well into a tour of North America alongside Huntress and Lamb of God. Earlier this year, the band also released their latest studio album Disarm the Descent which features the [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — November 20, 2013 at Biebob in Vosselaar in Belgium BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently on tour through Europe through December 15th. In 2012, the touring members of THIN LIZZY began to seriously consider utilizing the vast songwriting talent within the [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — November 6, 2013 at Biebob in Vosselaar in Belgium L.A. rockers BUCKCHERRY and Swedish hard rock bad boys HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are currently out on the road co-headlining shows throughout Europe. The tour also features Venrez. Buckcherry: Josh Todd [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The more you have to say, the less notes you play. Aleks Sever proves this adage with knowing elegance on her debut instrumental album released last September. Each phrase she plays is poised at a high-strung distance from the next, and the result [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Angelica discusses he new album Thrive to released on Frontiers Records Sweden rock singer Angelica is gearing up for her release Thrive via Frontiers Records on December 3rd. Angelica has a powerhouse vocal style that will blow you away. Angelica [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Symphonies of the Night marks the triumphant return of Leaves’ Eyes to the symphonic metal arena. Take everything about Leaves’ Eyes and magnify it – this means bigger vocals, tighter performances, heavier riffs, and of course, more power. This [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 17, 2013 at Webster Theater in Hartford, Conn. Kentucky boys, Beyond The Shore is currently touring with Nonpoint in support of their first full-length album Ghostwatcher. Mixing metalcore with a positive message isn’t something you [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — November 16, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. Hot off the heels of performing in LA, Black N’ Blue made a special stop in Las Vegas performing to a packed house at Vamp’d on Nov. 16. The band performed a riveting 90-minute set that spanned their [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — October 31, 2013 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium The Answer continue their 40 date European tour through October and November 2013. The band is touring in support of their their fourth studio album New Horizon whichwas released on September 30th, [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — November 13, 2013 at jeugdcentrum Rondpunt 26 in Genk, Belgium Silverthorn Over Europe tour with Kamelot 2013 Kamelot, one of the most influential, exciting and innovative Metal acts in recent history, returns to Europe in support of last years [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Joe Duplantier: “We are not a rock’n’roll band. We don’t get on stage drunk and we are not here to party.” I am catching Gojira’s frontman Joe Duplantier in the middle of the band’s U.S. tour with Slayer which began last month and [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — After taking a three year hiatus and losing founding member and band namesake Michael Eden, Eden’s Curse are back with an impressive melodic metal masterpiece for their 4th full-length album. For the uninitiated, Eden’s Curse began as a studio project [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Danish melodic/progressive metal band Royal Hunt is back with a new album, their 12th overall, titled A Life To Die For. The band has been busy of late. The last couple of years have seen the return of fan favorite vocalist DC Cooper, a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Long running, Texas-based traditional heavy metal band Aska is back after a six-year absence with a new album, their sixth full-length, titled Fire Eater. The band may not have been very active in terms of new material over the past [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Now Or Never’s self-titled debut finds a group of musicians, already masters of their craft through various stints in other bands, joining forces to fuse hard rock and heavy metal together in storming fashion. “Reach Out For The Sky” is a sensational [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 9th, 2013 at the Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. — Every so often a band performs for a crowd and you can feel how much they enjoy being up on stage doing what they love, Sick Puppies is one of those bands. From the first note, they [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Live footage of this recently hatched supergroup performing in Tilburg, Holland has been shot with unpretentious good taste. And it transparently shows that Steve Morse remains this outfit’s main draw. His jazz fusion erudition may be somewhat [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Masters of Disguise is a newer band formed by ex-Savage Grace touring members, Nuedi, Kalli Coldsmith, Roger Dequis, and Mario Lang. The vocals are done by Alexx Stahl who is one of the most gifted vocalists on the German metal scene. They are slowly [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to sit down and chat with William Francis of William Control about his inspirations, literary opinions, and upcoming album. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not support this audio [...]
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