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Metal

by Matt Karpe - Columnist – German hard rockers Meroe deliver their second album within a year with Suite 524. Opener “I Am” is a decent start, with some good hard rock riffs and a decent solo from Alex Kah. Vocalist Oli Monroe’s raspy voice is pretty strong and at times his harmonious [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Just listen to the opening scream from Sean Peck (Cage) on Death Dealer’s ode to themselves “Death Dealer” from their new album War Master and explain to someone how he isn’t one of the biggest names in metal? He’s the next generation Rob [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – There are plenty of people out there who think Skid Row should have come to a screeching halt when Sebastian Bach stopped doing the rattlesnake shake and left the band. And based on the subpar caliber of Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute (both enjoyable [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Kemilon is a metal band based in Montreal, but they originally formed in Sherbrooke by current guitarist Chris Geoffroy in 2007. Since the formation of this band, there have been several lineup changes. Despite the changes, Kemilon has released their newest [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – It’s been nearly three years since Volbeat released Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, and the Danish band has certainly not been idle. The album was a huge success, thanks in equal parts to extremely catchy and unique metal songs and almost nonstop touring, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – It would be fair to say that Jorn’s role in rock/metal is a rather an unusual one. Despite various high-profile collaborations that often found the singer fronting a band on a full-time basis, his solo works have drawn similar or greater attention from the [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Picture this: the lush goth-rock of Evanescence entwined with the fragile-yet-powerful vocals of Flyleaf filigreed with some muscular modern hard rock and occasionally sprinkled with some metal-core or scream-core or whatever core you want to call it. That [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Shredguy Records’ latest release comes from instrumental shredder Tom Kopyto, whose first studio album, YTK, was released in 2000 and featured Michael Angelo Batio as executive producer. Kopyto has appeared on three compilation albums since then; Lion Music’s [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Hailing from the land of pizza and pasta, Naughty Whisper whip up a fairly tasty concoction of hard rock, metal, Goth, and sleaze that is topped off with impeccable modern production. It’s not going to blow your mind or anything like that, but it’s got [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – It only took around 11 years, but the most talented band to come out of Sioux Falls, S.D. in over a decade finally released an album of original music — 26 songs to be exact. Well, not all are originals; each band member chose one cover song, so [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Looking for a rocking way to celebrate the season? Look no further than the instrumental release by Intuition entitled A Season To Rock. Intuition is a group of musicians fronted by well-respected guitarist Mike Bidwell and standout drummer Gaetano Nicolosi [...]
Prepare to call your local internet and cell phone provider to demand more bandwidth because in less than 24 hours, the internet’s first ever live streaming television network will be commanding your attention.. And, it’s a heavy metal television [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – If a male metal vocalist sang with as much attitude as Liv Jagrell unleashes on this album, we would be calling him a badass motherf***er. But since Jagrell is a woman, we’ll just have to call her a badass sister. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Dark Rising is the debut release from Portugal’s EnChanTya. The band bills itself as Progressive Goth Metal, and that seems to be an apt term. Their music is definitely a blend of the two genres -plus a little death metal – and thanks to the powerhouse vocals [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Aussie Extreme Metaller’s Blood Duster are back on the touring scene, currently hitting Australia as part of the Bastardfest line-up featuring an array of Australian bands from various sub-genres of metal. Having formed in 1991 Blood Duster are one [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Humanitarianism and metal music are rarely closely associated (except for the glory of Hear ’n Aid, of course). However, in 2011 Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi, two metal legends, assembled a group of musicians under the moniker of WhoCares to raise money to [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Hell To Pay is an up-and-coming band from the U.K. Their latest EP release Time To Rise follows up the 2011 EP, So Far … So Good. Founded in 2010, the band has been generating quite a buzz in its home country. Winning 2010’s 106.1 Manchester Rock Radio’s [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Germany has blessed the world with a bevy of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands, from the legendary Scorpions, to the born-again Accept, to the slightly less heralded but immeasurably talented Bonfire — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – As the Olympics have finally come to a close, Dokken is also going for the gold with the much-anticipated release of their 11th studio release Broken Bones. For three decades Dokken has remained a very popular touring act selling over 10 million albums [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Bay area Thrash Metal legends are back with album number ten, and they’re holding nothing back! Previously releasing one of the best metal albums of the past decade The Formation of Damnation set the tone for something special with this killer follow-up. [...]
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