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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Divebomb Records is celebrating the 25th installment in their Bootcamp series by paying tribute to the series that inspired it: Combat’s classic Boot Camp line. Divebomb’s Bootcamp Origins CD is an upgraded reissue of Combat’s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1987, Reign of Terror was the third album from American heavy metal band Wild Dogs. This is the first Wild Dogs album to feature vocalist Michael Furlong, who had a pair of solo albums to his credit before joining. And of course [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — First thing’s first, just in case you’re looking at that cover and thinking “this seems awfully light for a Paradise Lost album cover;” this is not the UK Gothic/Doom Metal band Paradise Lost. Way back in the mid 1980s, there was a band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — After wowing fans and critics (including this one) with last year’s Evil Tongues EP, South Carolina-based Progressive Metal band Everthrone is back with a new album, their first proper full-length release, titled The Dawning. Everthrone maintains [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — After a series of well-received demo releases, Detroit-based Heavy/Power Metal band Wulfhook finally unleashed their full-length debut album this year. It’s titled The Impaler, and as the fierce metallic beast on the cover suggests, it’s a monster [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Hold High the Flame is the debut album from North Carolina-based Traditional Heavy Metal band Final Sign, which was put together by October 31 guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams and features Livesay/Line of Fire vocalist Shawn Pelata. The two had [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — For the 22nd installment in their Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked new and vintage Metal demos, the Divebomb label set its sights on Wichita Falls, Texas-based band Obscene Jester. The hard working band made a name for themselves in the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1991, For the Sake of Mankind was the second album from Norwegian Heavy/Power Metal band Artch. The band made quite an impression with their critically acclaimed debut Another Return a few years earlier, which put a European spin [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — America has a very vibrant underground Metal scene. Regardless of your preferred genre, you’re likely to find some extremely talented bands making great music. In the Power Metal scene, one of the most impressive young bands is Judicator, which was [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — As the 1980s came to a close, Los Angeles-based Heavy Metal band Bitch thought it was time for a change. Bitch was one of the earliest bands signed to the Metal Blade label, but was struggling to reach the kind of wider audiences that the Hollywood [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1988, Another Return was the debut album from Norwegian power metal band Artch. Obviously Norway’s best known contribution to metal is their infamous Black Metal scene, but before the corpse paint and church burnings, bands [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — California-based power/thrash band Intrinsic was doing pretty well as the 1990s rolled in, especially when you consider how far removed they were geographically from both the L.A. and San Francisco metal scenes. They had one full-length (1987’s [...]
Divebomb Records has announced the return of EVERTHRONE, whose new album The Dawning will be released on October 30. No strangers to Divebomb Records, South Carolina’s EVERTHRONE have returned to the label after the successful release of their Jamie King produced debut album, Evil Tongues, via [...]
Divebomb Records has announced the signing of heavy metal band FINAL SIGN. The musical partnership between vocalist Shawn Pelata and guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams dates back to 1999, when Brian contacted Shawn with the hope of recruiting him to sing for a new project he was [...]
Divebomb Records has announced the upcoming reissue of the 1988 HOLOSADE debut Hell House. HOLOSADE hail from Darlington in the North East of the UK which was also home to such revered acts as VENOM, RAVEN, ATOMKRAFT and WARFARE. Unlike many of the above, it took HOLOSADE quite a while to emerge as [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been more than a decade since we last saw a new studio album from Enertia, one of the more overlooked bands to emerge from the American Progressive/Power Metal scene in the mid ‘90s. The New York-based band is finally back with their fourth [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Originally released in 1993, Nothing Lasts Forever was the third album from Swiss Thrash Metal band Poltergeist. Now, you might have just read “Swiss” and “Thrash” and went directly to Coroner, but Poltergeist was actually closer (in both [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Originally self-released in 1986 (then remixed and reissued in 1989), Take the World By Storm was the debut album from Minneapolis-based Glam Metal band Slave Raider. The term “cult classic” gets tossed around pretty freely, but in Slave [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Dutch Heavy Metal band Exises made their debut in 1986 with this self-titled release on the Megaton label. This is a band that ran in the same circles as Picture, Bodine and Highway Chile, but never really emerged from the underground. This, despite [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Originally released in 1991, Second Coming is the – you guessed it – second album from Swedish glam metal band Shotgun Messiah. The band, which was more or less Sweden’s answer to the Hollywood hair metal scene, made a major splash with their [...]
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