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by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Dark Sarah is a concept project from Finland, led by singer/songwriter Heidi Parviainen (former lead singer of the Symphonic Metal act Amberian Dawn). Financed by successful indiegogo campaigns, Dark Sarah’s Behind The Black Veil brings together a [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — “Are You Ready?… 1, 2, 3… VENOM!!! So starts the latest release from this legendary outfit. After a much too long six year absence, Impellitteri is back and they haven’t slowed down one bit! Venom is a full-throttle, full-frontal attack on your [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Just the band name, Go Betty Go, sounds like this is going to be a fun trip, right? Once the music starts, and you hear this all-female band pour out a joyous, polished brand of commercial Punk, and the smooth, effortless vocals of Nicolette Vilar [...]
by Don Higgins – Columnist — Europe, one of Sweden’s biggest rock groups, are back with their tenth hard-hitting album titled War of Kings. An aptly titled release because these guys are performing at their peak and taking no prisoners. This is a heavy, rocking album that continues [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Fans of the Kiske/Somerville project, which paired vocalists Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween) and Amanda Somerville, have something to celebrate this year. Their 2010 debut album was thought to be a one-off, but the duo is back [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — American Melodic rockers Maxx Explosion are back with a new album, their second, titled Dirty Angels. Maxx Explosion is, of course, the band put together by House of Lords musicians Chris McCarvill (who also handles lead vocals here), [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — For the latest installment in their Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked bands with only demo or self-released material, the Divebomb label has set its sights on Enertia, an overlooked American band that emerged in the mid 1990s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — (Mostly) UK-based symphonic/power metal band Damnation Angels is back with a new album, their second overall, titled The Valiant Fire. It’s the highly-anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough 2013 debut full-length Bringer of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Multi-national melodic metal band Eden’s Curse delivered their first ever live album this year with the two-disc Live With the Curse. Live albums seem a bit passé in the DVD/Blu-ray age, but given the buzz this band has generated with [...]
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 [...]
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