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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are back with a new studio album titled Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and it’s kind of a big deal. Sure, every new album is a big deal when you’re one of the most prominent metal bands on the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — While the new super-group Level 10 is getting a fair bit of attention, there’s another “all-star” project featuring Primal Fear members that is worth noting. Blackwelder is the brainchild of American guitarist Andrew Szucs [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — The enigmatic Scott Weiland has never played by the Rock n’ Roll rule book. A seemingly integral part of the early 90s’ Grunge scene with the legendary Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland hit the skids with drug addictions and jail time, but even so, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — With their debut effort Gravitas released independently in 2010 to the multitude of rave write-ups and Frontiers Records re-releasing it two years later, the U.K. outfit Furyon has become an overnight sensation of sorts. It’s quite a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Toby Knapp, alongside bassist Dean Sternberg (Ashes of Ares, ex-Into Eternity), returns with his latest studio project Where Evil Follows. Most recently, Knapp released his second solo album on Shredguy Records, Static Warfare, and released [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Where Stories Unfold is an apt name for the latest release by the Austrian Symphonic/Theatrical Metal act Illuminata. Combining elements of Gothic Metal with full orchestra backing, Illuminata presents an interesting musical tale backed by strong [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — The traditional Heavy Metal revival in the United States has been in full swing for several years now, but every once in a while a band will emerge from the underground and take the scene by storm. In 2015, one of those bands (Night Demon is the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Through his turbulent yet successful years with British Metalcore hotshots Asking Alexandria, Danny Worsnop never kept it secret of his love for 80s’ classic rock. On AA’s last studio album From Death To Destiny, there was more of a Hard Rock [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Fifteen years ago, All That Remains started out, but it wasn’t until 2006 release The Fall of Ideals that the American bruisers truly arrived to the party. Mixing furious Metalcore with soaring melodies and infectious choruses, ATR struck gold and [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Uli Jon Roth is a guitar legend who continues building on his legacy, this time, revisiting the past and reinventing Classic Rock songs from his days spent with the Scorpions in the ‘70s. Aptly titled Scorpions Revisited, Roth offers fans a two-CD [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Abundance in cross-genre cover versions is a staple of the music industry nowadays. More than often, the difference between the song’s original version and the contemporary artist’s take on it is simply extreme music-wise… Each of you [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1988, The Voice of the Cult was the fourth studio album from Chastain, the band formed by guitar wizard David T. Chastain and featuring powerhouse female vocalist Leather Leone. This was also the second Chastain [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Animal Inside is the 7th studio release from Legion – the five-piece outfit fronted by Bob Catley’s guitarist Vince O’Regan and the prolific Phil Vincent. These Melodic Hard Rockers have refined slick songs, catchy hooks, and toe-tapping [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Talon’s new single “Holly Would” is illustrated with a sexually charged music video that shows a couple of ladies gyrating suggestively in various stages of undress. While watching it, you can’t escape the impression that what’s been [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Sword of Steel is the first publication by DNR Books. The 254-page anthology is a collection of fantasy and horror adventure stories in the tradition of writers such as Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, George R.R. Martin and H.P. Lovecraft. DMR Books [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — There’s hardly a thing as solid and imperishable as the Teutonic Metal scene – from the classic Heavy/Speed legends such as Running Wild, Rage or Accept to the groups that evolved from the same genres, yet shifted elsewhere somewhere along [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — For Whitesnake, 2014 was a year marked by yet another personal changes as well as the release of Live In 1984: Back To The Bone album. February 2015 was announced to be a month of another big news in the band’s camp, leading to various [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Beneath one of the ugliest album covers since Warrant’s Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich lies Decadent, the fifteenth studio album from German Heavy Metal institution U.D.O. The former Accept frontman and his band have been one of the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1987, The 7th of Never was the third studio album from Chastain, the band formed by guitar wizard David T. Chastain and featuring powerhouse female vocalist Leather Leone. This was also the first album Chastain [...]
by John Kindredx – Publisher — Shredguy Records is back, making noise early in 2015 with the release of the labels 27th album. Game On!! heralds the return of Sean Baker Orchestra and offers 13 new songs, 11 instrumentals and two songs with guest vocalists. Sean Baker Orchestra is a [...]
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