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by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux had the opportunity to chat with the composer mastermind Luca Turilli about the upcoming Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody album Symphonia Ignis Divinus. A cinematic, orchestral, musical masterpiece, the upcoming songs feature epic [...]
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 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 — Have you ever wondered how Thin Lizzy would have sounded if it was transferred into the 21st century? And, of course, we are not talking the star-studded touring assembly under the Lynott’s band moniker that’s perhaps one of the most [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Don’t be fooled by the title of the ninth endeavor of the Swedish Power Metal giants! Even though the title of Hammerfall’s newly released album suggest there’s been some kind of (r)evolution going on, the truth is that it has the band [...]
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 — You wouldn’t think that as late as 1996 a new metal album could come out and completely define an entire genre, but that’s exactly what happened when Swedish metal band Therion released their fifth studio album, titled Theli. The [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — German hard rock legends Accept have completed the follow-up to 2012’s Stalingrad record and will be releasing their new album Blind Rage on July 18 via Nuclear Blast. Founding member and guitarist Wolf Hoffman recently talked with Hardrock [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Who else but Edguy could write a song about Baba Yaga, cover a Falco hit and make it flow with the other songs on the album, or turn a tiger more METAL, merely by adding in a “Y?” That’s right—no other band in the universe! Thankfully, Edguy [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Hardcore Superstar, the godfathers of the Swedish sleaze rock scene returned earlier this year with a new album, their ninth overall, titled C’Mon Take On Me. In the nearly 15 years since the band debuted, a whole wave of party rocking [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The bearded German stoner rock/doom metal/heavy rock power trio Kadavar quickly followed-up their 2012 self-titled debut EP with the full-length Abra Kadavar, which was released earlier this year. Kadavar, which can be described as the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The folks at Nuclear Blast have been on a roll lately, signing retro rock bands left and right, from Kadavar to Graveyard to Orchid. The latest addition to their roster is Austin-based Scorpion Child, who delivered their self-titled [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — When he’s not fronting the legendary thrash band Exodus, Rob Dukes is also the driving force behind the thrash revival outfit Generation Kill. Consisting of Dukes on vocals, Rob Moschetti (Pro-Pain, M.O.D.), Jason Trenzcer (Mutilation) and [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — At this point we’re well into a new wave of old school heavy rock/stoner metal/doom metal/(insert your favorite term here) bands. It seems like legions of bearded heavy rockers are emerging from all corners of the globe to take up the [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The Finnish five-piece, Children of Bodom, continues to surpass other Scandinavia metal bands. The evolution of these brutal musicians can be traced back to their debut release of Something Wild in 1997. They can still be thought of as something wild [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Formed in 2004, Enforcer honestly has brought back old-school, original metal. The band hails from Arvika, Sweden. In terms of modern and popular metal bands, Enforcer needs to be heard and should be in the musical forefront. The band’s sound is its own, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — German thrash pioneers Destruction recently released their latest studio album Spiritual Genocide on Nuclear Blast. The record is a crushing declaration from the Teutonic band that they have no intention of slowing down even after 30 years in the music [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The intro of the opening track makes you double-check you are listening to Hammerfall, not to Motely Crue’s “Shout at the Devil”. But seconds later there is no mistaking these power metal troopers for anyone else in the biz. Recorded at an [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/ Senior Columnist — Swedish retro hard rock band Graveyard didn’t waste any time getting their third album out. Lights Out is the band’s second release in two years and second release since signing to Nuclear Blast. Graveyard’s 2011 album Hisingen [...]
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