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Venom Inc. ”Avé” CD REVIEW

Venom Inc. "Avé" by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Welcome to Hell, Again Unfortunately, we live in a time where ex-friends and former band mates can no longer reconcile and put aside their differences. When this occurs, we often see splinter bands forming, the most famous of which being Oliver/Dawson Saxon, Martin

“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

Alice Cooper ”Paranormal” CD REVIEW

Alice Cooper  "Paranormal" Adam McCann earMusic Records 2017 The Sound of A is Everywhere Alice Cooper has had a career in the music business stretching over 50 years, from nuggets of 60’s garage rock, through psychedelic musings to public enemy number one in the 70’s. At one time, Alice Cooper scared your parents

Decapitated ”Anticult” CD REVIEW

Decapitated "Anticult" by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Decapitated lose their head a little early Decapitated are one of the leading names in the Polish death metal scene and although tragedy has stalked the band throughout their career, the band have continued to do what they do best since their reincarnation in

Accept ”The Rise of Chaos” CD REVIEW

"Accept" The Rise of Chaos by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Analog Men Ruling a Digital World Accept are arguably much more integral to the development of German heavy metal than Scorpions and with the arrival of ‘Breaker’, ‘Restless and Wild’ and ‘Balls to the Wall’, Accept had truly found their stride

Prong ”Zero Days” CD REVIEW

Prong "Zero Days" by Adam McCann SPV/Steamhammer Records 2017 Countdown to Zero Tommy Victor is somewhat of a legend within the circles of thrash metal, hardcore and crossover. Under his leadership, Victor has guided Prong through both the good and bad times and is the man solely responsible for the ever evolving sound

“ART OF ANARCHY”

        ART OF ANARCHY TWO GREAT ALBUMS…ONE TRANSITION By: Craig Obert.   Like many great collaborations, the emergence of Art of Anarchy (AOA) came about almost by happenstance. Vince Votta, a guitarist widely known in the New York music scene, contacted longtime friend Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GNR.) The proposal was simple—create a group from

“Paradise Lost” Medusa

Paradise Lost: Medusa, Nuclear Blast Records 2017 In a career that has spanned and is now fast approaching their 30th birthday, Paradise Lost have pioneered and blazed a trail in the gothic metal/death doom/whatever you want to call it genre. Not only have Paradise Lost managed to create their own legacy with this, but

“SONS OF TEXAS” CD REVIEW

"SONS OF TEXAS" CD REVIEW HOMETOWN: MCALLEN, TEXAS RECORD LP: “FORGED BY FORTITUDE” LABEL: RAZOR & TIE - DROP DATE: 9/22/2017 BAND MEMBERS: Mark Morales: Vocals Mike Villarreal: Drums Nick Villarreal: Bass Jon Olivares: Guitar Jes De Hoyos: Guitar OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “BENEATH THE RIVERBED”: I am not gonna lie y’all. The guys in SONS OF TEXAS have an inherent

Vallenfyre: 11/09/2017 –Rebellion Manchester 2017

Vallenfyre: 11/09/2017 -Rebellion Manchester 2017 It is a well-known fact that weather comes and goes with today being no exception. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the North of England where it rains intermittently from somewhere between a misty haze to a torrential downpour. Tonight we are back in Manchester to catch Vallenfyre, 2

“Vallenfyre” CD REVIEWS

Vallenfyre: Fear Those Who Fear Him Century Media Records 2017 Compared to a lot of genres under the umbrella of metal, doom is very much universal and during the late 80’s in Halifax, the north of England saw the rise of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. These bands were both signed to Peaceville

“Orden Ogan” CD REVIEW

Orden Ogan: Gunmen, AFM Records 2017 Despite forming Orden Ogan as far back as 1996, it wasn’t until 2008 that Orden Ogan found their stride, releasing their debut album ‘Vale’. Following this rather late bloom, Orden Ogan have kept to a relatively reliable schedule, give or take a few years either side with the

“Municipal Waste” CD REVIEW

Municipal Waste: Slime and Punishment, Nuclear Blast Records 2017 It has been an exceptionally busy few years for Tony Foresta and Phil ‘Landphil’ Hall, not only did they start writing material for the new Municipal Waste album following 2012’s ‘The Fatal Feast’, but 2012 also marked the birth of Foresta and Landphil’s side project,

“Cheap Trick” CD REVIEW

Cheap Trick We’re All Alright! Big Machine Records 2017 After 40 years, Cheap Trick are a band that do not need an introduction, their accolades are listed as hit songs in the shape of; ‘I Want You to Want Me’, ‘Surrender’, ‘Dream Police’ and ‘The Flame’ with many more songs also on the radar

A Megalith of a Release by Adam McCann

Edguy Monuments Nuclear Blast Records 2017 25 years ago, who would have thought that a bunch of German teenagers would set out to make their mark on the heavy metal world? Led by the enigmatic ball of kinetic energy Tobias Sammet, a fresh faced, happy go-lucky group of 15 year olds obsessed with the

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