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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Ah, the infamous self-titled album. When you see that from a band and it’s not their debut album, you know they’re either a) completely reinventing its sound or b) attempting to press the “reset button” on their career. Given the fact that this [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — The Divebomb label has a knack for finding those “wrong place, wrong time” bands that have been largely forgotten but deserve a fresh look, and German band Skeptic Sense is definitely one of those bands. Their sole album – 1994’s Presence [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Riding high on the success of 2011’s Worship Music, Anthrax returns with its new studio album, For All Kings. The band, surging with new energy with the return of Joey Belladonna, continues to build upon its storied career releasing its 11th album to [...]
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 – 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 [...]
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/News Editor — Belgian Speed Metal upstarts Evil Invaders delivered their full-length debut album, titled Pulses of Pleasure, earlier this year. Beneath a wicked-looking cover that brings to mind the classic early ‘90s Death Metal covers, Pulses of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist– It might have been your grandmother, or perhaps a kindergarten teacher, who first told you to never judge a book by its cover. Then you grow up only to learn there is something entirely genuine about this proverbial wisdom, applicable to all [...]
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 — The Divebomb label is back with a new wave in its Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked demo releases, both new and old. This time they’ve set their sights on Azrael, a short-lived thrash metal band from the Florida scene in the late [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Originally released in 1990, World Won’t Miss You was the debut full-length album from Reverend, the power/thrash metal band formed more or less from a vocalist swap between the bands Metal Church and Heretic. Heretic’s singer Mike Howe joined [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Now here’s an interesting item unearthed by the Divebomb label as part of their Bootcamp series spotlighting rare and forgotten demo recordings. The Hidden was a short-lived project put together by four veterans of the Swedish metal scene – [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — Oakland, Calif. band Machine Head recently released their eighth album titled Bloodstone and Diamonds. The first album to feature new bassist, Jared MacEachern, is already receiving rave reviews from fans, fellow musicians and the entire music [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1991, Play God was the second full-length album from Reverend, the power/thrash metal band formed by vocalist David Wayne (R.I.P.) after his departure from Metal Church. In the year since Reverend’s debut [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — UK-based technical metal band Synaptik makes their debut this year with a full-length album titled The Mechanisms of Consequence. Synaptik is a new band, but its members have an established track record. Guitarist Ian Knight, vocalist John Knight [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Most people, if they think of the Australian thrash metal scene in the late ‘80s at all, will most likely name Mortal Sin as the standout band. The scene boasted another impressive talent in Addictive, a Sydney-based band that actually [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Thermonuclear Epiphany is the debut full-length release from Portuguese thrash metal band Perpetrator, a recent discovery of the Stormspell label. The three-piece band is made up of veterans from the Lisbon metal scene, and takes their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1989, Dead End was album number two from German thrash metal band Grinder. Of course, when you say “German thrash metal” obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the “big three” of Sodom, Destruction [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Well, the Souza clan certainly didn’t waste any time. Just one year after releasing their debut album Heroes of Origin, Hatriot is back with another devastating serving of thrash metal, titled Dawn of the New Centurion. Hatriot, of [...]
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