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by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish heavy metal warriors Grand Magus returned earlier this year with their seventh full-length album, titled Triumph and Power. In the years since their 2001 self-titled debut, the Stockholm-based band has evolved from a more [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Thermonuclear Epiphany is the debut full-length release from Portuguese thrash metal band Perpetrator, a recent discovery of the Stormspell label. The three-piece band is made up of veterans from the Lisbon metal scene, and takes their sound [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – One of South Africa’s finest heavy metal bands, Octainium, will be releasing their long awaited second album on Aug. 29. The timing is everything in this album. From the quick paced double petal to the harsh growls, Suffer the Clock is just the right name for [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – A Sound of Thunder is getting ready to release their fourth full-length album titled The Lesser Key of Solomon. This album was produced by Kevin “131” Gutierrez (While Heaven Wept, Raven, Shinedown). Time’s Arrow was a major hit for 2013, so A Sound of [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1989, Dead End was album number two from German thrash metal band Grinder. Of course, when you say “German thrash metal” obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the “big three” of Sodom, Destruction and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Senior Columnist – A fleeting glimpse of the cartoon-ish album cover… and the first thought you have is “how come it’s 1989 again?” You must know it’s a sign of progress anyway – the cover of the previous album of Julian Angel-fronted project was graced by [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – Being the guitarist for one of the ‘80s most popular metals bands, Jeff Labar of Cinderella releases a raw rock album One For the Road that has Jeff on vocals, guitars, keyboards and bass with various drummers (Troy Lucketta, Chris Williams, Cheney Brannon and [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1990, Check & Mate was the debut (and only) full-length album from Swiss heavy metal band Sultan. Switzerland wasn’t exactly a hotbed of heavy metal back in the late ‘80s, and aside from a pair of notable [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – It was after the release of their debut record that Framing Hanley really made their breakthrough. When they released the deluxe version, there was a cover song included that was both risky and extremely courageous to even consider tackling. “Lollipop” [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Once again, Dave Goddess and friends have proven that classic rock isn’t dead! The Dave Goddess Group has recently released a 4 track EP of new material entitled Blown Away, and fans of the genre will quite probably feel that way. To put it simply, Blown [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – After the more mature sounding Confessions album from last year, Buckcherry have returned with an expletive filled EP simply titled Fuck. All six songs feature the F-bomb in the titles, and it’s clear from the start that this isn’t meant to be taken too [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s hard to believe, but we’re already up to album number six from U.S.-based hard rockers Bombay Black. The hangover is barely faded from their 2012 album Bullets and Booze, and they’re already taking us on the Walk of Shame. It’s [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s been six years since we last saw a new studio album from heavy metal icons Judas Priest, and that was the controversial 2008 release Nostradamus. In the years since then, the British legends have embarked on a massive kind-of/sort-of [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Firehouse, but vocalist C.J. Snare hasn’t been sitting idle. Along with Furyon guitarist Chris Green (as well as guitarist Jeff Lerman, bassist Simon Farmery and drummer Robert [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Monuments is an apt name for the new release by Swedish rockers We Are The Catalyst, as it borders on monumental. The hard working duo of Cat Fey and Kenny B (both formerly of the alternative metal act One Without) are poised to release their first full length [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Eagle Rock Entertainment transferred the release of Banger Film’s Super Duper Alice Cooper from theater to the Blu-ray and DVD format. The film chronicles Vincent Furnier’s childhood to his taking on the mantle of the alter ego known as Alice Cooper. [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – One of the most weirdly awesome bands in the world are back, releasing a brand new studio album after an eight-year hiatus called Sweet Nothings. Yes, that band is Dog Fashion Disco (DFD). Their seventh release is better than being the “vultures that [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Senior Columnist – Put your acid-washed denim jacket and your favorite worn-out Foreigner tee on … and don’t forget to comb back your hair, as it’s going to be a long but worthy trip thirty years back. The tour guides are, this time, the Swedish act NIVA, whose [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – New Super group The Dead Daisies has just released their new four song EP entitled Face I Love. The band has just wrapped up a tour with Bad Company/Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour and is currently taking the U.S. by storm on the Kiss/Def Leppard Tour. The Dead Daisies is [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Back in 2011, Swedish AOR sensation Houston followed up their acclaimed self-titled debut with a collection of covers (and a few extras), titled Relaunch. Now with two full-length albums out, Houston is going back to that idea with Relaunch [...]
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