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Album review Queensrÿche – The Warning

Queensrÿche ‘The Warning’ EMI/Capitol Records 1984 Progressive Metal   Back in 1984, a young, small and hungry band from Seattle was infusing heavy metal with progressive rock influences. Within the year, this band would be joining the ranks of Fate’s Warning and Savatage in this budding genre. That band would be Queensrÿche, a band that

Grave Digger – Heavy Metal Breakdown albumreview

Grave Digger ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown’ Noise Records 1984 Heavy Metal   Following on from the example laid down by Motörhead, Saxon and above all, Accept, Germany’s Grave Digger helped to carry the torch of fast and loud heavy metal with their 1984 debut ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown’. As an album and indeed a band, Grave Digger have been

Lords of Black – Icons of the New Days albumreview

Lords of Black ‘Icons of the New Days’ Frontiers Records 2018 Power Metal As a band, Lords of Black had been generally overlooked until their virtuosic vocalist Ronnie Romero was plucked from relative obscurity to front Ritchie Blackmore’s latest incarnation of Rainbow. This would ultimately become a large boon to the popularity of the Spanish

Praying Mantis – GRAVITY

Praying Mantis ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y.’ Frontiers Records 2018 Hard Rock/AOR/Melodic Hard Rock     Praying Mantis have always managed to deftly tread the line between melodic hard rock and hard rock, achieving fame by attaching themselves to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Due to this, the band soon found

Album review of Dream Theater – Black Clouds and Silver Linings

Dream Theater ‘Black Clouds and Silver Linings’ Roadrunner Records 2009 Progressive Metal   Following the lacklustre run ‘Systematic Chaos’ and ‘Octavarium’, Dream Theater hit back and once more found their stride with 2009’s ‘Black Clouds and Silver Linings’, debatably their best album since ‘Train of Thought’ was released in 2003. With ‘Black Clouds…’ Dream

Album review Trespass ‘Footprints In The Rock’ Mighty Music Records 2018 NWOBHM

Trespass ‘Footprints In The Rock’ Mighty Music Records 2018 NWOBHM   The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era was one of the best times in heavy metal to be in a band, every band suddenly had the dawning that they could very realistically get their record released. But as bands like Diamond Head, Saxon

Art of deception-Path Of Trees albumreview by Geir Olaisen

This time im reviewing Alpha Omega management`s and MHF memberband Art OF Deception newest album,  Path of Trees. Art Of Deception comes from Sandnes in the Rogaland region on the west coast of Norway. Path of trees is their second release, they released an album called Shattered Deliusions in 2016. In a metalscene in Norway

New At The Gates album

Swedish death metal veterans At The Gates will release their 6th studioalbum through Century Media Records on May 18 The title of album is To Drink From The Night Itself It is exciting to see if the new album can follow up their 2014 succes release "At War With Reality. Below you can check out the titletrack

New Judas Priest album and tour annouched

Judas Priest new album is called Firepower is their eighteenth studio album. The album is expected to be released in March of 2018 and will be supported with a North American tour were they will be supported by: Saxon and Black Star Riders. Tourdates: 03/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 03/15 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre 03/17

“Sifting” CD REVIEW

"Sifting" The Real Deal By Michael Aronovitz I am a fan of The Eclipse Record label, and I don’t think this is news. I have had the pleasure of writing in-depth reviews concerning Saint Diablo, A Breach of Silence, Mindshift, Despite, Cold Snap, As Paradise Falls, Twelve Noon, and Our Last

Press release from shredguy records

Guitarist Lars Lind, is working on his follow up to his critically acclaimed release Soul Kicker(released late 2015 on Shredguy Records). The album is titled River Flame, and it will be an all instrumental effort. Joining Lars on this album once again is drummer John Macaluso(ex TNT, Yngwie Malmsteen, ARK), who finished the drum tracks

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