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by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Cranking a good drinking song can sometimes be more cathartic than going to confession if you are Catholic or refilling your Viagra prescription if you are … one of “those” guys. On Paisty Jenny’s new EP, Head in a Haze, you will hear one of the best [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Residual Alcatraz is the debut album from North Carolina-based traditional/doom metallers Dogbane, the latest band signed to Heaven and Hell Records. Like most bands in the Heaven and Hell stable, Dogbane’s sound is firmly rooted in the old school, but their [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The appropriately-titled Volume 1 is the debut album from Australian hard rockers Strange Karma. The Sydney-based band is one of a host of new bands that takes its cues from the classic ‘70s rock sound, but unlike a lot of their peers, Strange Karma has the [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Easily one of the most highly anticipated power metal releases of 2011 (or 2012, depending on the release schedule in your part of the world), Unbreakable is the ninth studio album from German power metal veterans Primal Fear. In the past few years – [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – We have been down this road before; bands paying homage to the past, attempting to recreate and recapture the essence of an era long gone by. Spanish hard rock act 77 is another one of those groups that pull influences from the ’70s-era Bon Scott-led [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – There is a lot to like, little to loathe, and a certain amount of ambivalence generated on this latest album from this Finnish band. The modern sleaze-rock fuse they ignite fails to yield the monstrous explosion hoped for, but it definitely throws off some solid [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The Wreckage is the latest offering from up-and-coming modern rock band Candlelight Red. The band, which hails from central Pennsylvania, has enjoyed a measure of success lately. They’ve toured with bands like Egypt Central and Rev Theory, opened for KISS, [...]
Justin Gaines Staff Writer With Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal, former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner has penned the definitive analysis of progressive heavy metal in all its myriad forms. Starting with a look at early progressive artists like King Crimson, Black Sabbath [...]
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