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by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demo releases didn’t get the attention they deserved. [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demo releases didn’t get the attention they deserved. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – The Fiction Maze is the fourth studio album for Swedish power metal band, Persuader. This album is thought to be a combination of their other creations but with a more aggressive side. It has been over seven years since the band last released a studio album. A [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/Senior Columnist – The fourth vintage band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is Weapons, a thrash metal unit out of Maine (of all places) that was active in the late [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor/Senior Columnist – The fifth and final band in the first wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series, which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old, is Los Angeles-based progressive thrashers Ministers of Anger. The band, which was active [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The third vintage band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is Long Island NY-based Firstrike (not to be confused with Firstryke or any of the First [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Canadian rock band Varga returns to the rock scene with their latest release Enter The Metal. The band reformed in 2011. Enter The Metal was produced by Julius Butty. Varga has a sound that is kind of a mix of Anvil meets Fear Factory. Enter The Metal has a [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The second band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is UK-based Inner Sanctum. Given past reissues, Divebomb’s appreciation for the UK thrash scene [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Here is one of the best releases of 2013: an old obscure record by a little-known metal band with some even more obscure bonus tracks featuring Cliff Burton. The band is Trauma – one of Bay Area thrash pioneers of the early 80s, and Scratch and Scream [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – If the Heaven & Hell Records roster can be said to have a type, it’s probably a hybrid of thrash and power metal sounds with a strong ‘80s influence. Bands like Ancient Creation, Seventh Calling and Core Device all fit that mold, as [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1989, The Work of Idle Hands was the debut album from UK thrash metal band Slammer. The band was a lesser known player in a lesser known scene, but their music was certainly up to the standards of their American and [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1988, Deception Ignored was the third album from German thrash metal band Deathrow. The band had released a pair of solid albums at that point, but it wasn’t until they enlisted Uwe Osterlehner as lead guitarist that [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Toby Knapp’s follow up to 2010’s The Campaign has been three years in the making. That doesn’t mean Knapp was holed up in a studio for three years, but life had reared its ugly head, causing Knapp to re-evaluate his situation as a musician and a person. [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Having already delivered a deluxe reissue of Forte’s debut album Stranger Than Fiction, not to mention presenting the band’s scorching comeback album Unholy War, reissue specialists Divebomb Records have turned their attention to the [...]
by Matt Karpe - Columnist – Colorado thrash metallers Havok release their third album Unnatural Selection, paying homage to Slayer and at times Pantera on ten tracks of fury. David Sanchez spits venom like there’s no tomorrow, whilst he also lets rip on guitar along with lead axe man Reece [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Originally released in 1990, God’s Gift was the second album from UK-based thrash metal band Toranaga. The two years since their Peaceville debut Bastard Ballads found the band signed to a major label (Chrysalis) and poised to take their [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The ‘80s were just drawing to a close when Long Island-based power/thrashers Dead On unleashed their self-titled debut album. The thrash metal scene was in full sway at the time, and while Dead On brought plenty of speed to the table, they [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – The Florida metal scene in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s is best known – and rightly so – for death metal bands like Obituary, Death and Cynic, but there were some noteworthy thrash bands operating at the time, one of which was Raped [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – There are no certainties in life, and that axiom holds true in the macrocosm of metal music where bands rise and fall on a daily basis. But even in the face of such uncertainty, you can bet the last penny in your pocket that this won’t be the last time we [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Columnist – Here’s one that sneaked by us last year, but is very much worth another look. The Great Bear is the third full-length release from Silencer, a Denver-based metal band that has been active since the late 1990s. Silencer is a tough band to [...]
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