Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail II Review by Rainer Kerber One year ago, "Prevail I" was published. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Kobra and the Lotus wanted to give their fans a double album. But the label disagreed. Purely financial reasons made sure that part two was published eleven months later.
Fates Warning - Live Over Europe Review by Rainer Kerber Fates Warning are among the institutions of prog rock. Since their founding in 1983, they have released thirteen studio albums. For the 2016 released "Theories Of Flight" the band went on tour around the world. The recordings for this live double album
Naberus - Cornerstones and Monoliths Review By Michael Aronovitz Naberus will release their sophomore record titled Hollow, worldwide, June 29, 2018, and I look forward to the reaction in the marketplace. Frankly, the music of this project hits you square in the face, and it seems that what has developed as a
Sevendust - All I See Is War Album Review Rise Records Alternative Metal 2018 Since their debut album way back in 1997, Sevendust have managed to sell records by the pallet load. Fronted by the instantly recognisable Lejon Witherspoon, Sevendust surfed on the crest of the wave of the nu-metal movement, tweaking and
Suicidal Tendencies - Get Your Fight On Album Review By Adam McCann Suicidal Records Crossover/Hardcore Punk 2018 Throughout their career, Suicidal Tendencies have worked hard to become one of the seminal crossover bands and even just their name carries a large amount of honour and weight. Still led by the indomitable Mike ‘Cyco’ Muir, Suicidal
Krepuskul’s Hybrid Album Review by Monica Redwine Hybrid is the third album from Transylvanian experimental/melodic death metal band Krepuskul. The album was released on 11/6/17 with Morning Star Heathens Music Group, and it a is a powerful album indeed. It starts off strong right out the gate with “OCS (Let’s Start a
Praecantator’s Arcane Sceptre Album Review by Monica Redwine Here’s a real treat for you guys: Praecantator. They are a black metal band from South East England, and they are pretty amazing. Arcane Sceptre, a 4-track EP, was released on 4/22/18 with Morning Star Heathen Music Group, and it is excellent! If you
Sabaton - Metalizer Album Review by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Black Lodge Records 2007 Priming for War The rumblings of war for Sabaton have been in the midst since the bands demo ‘Fist for Fight’ was released back in 2000. Recorded as their debut album, ‘Metalizer’ was unfortunately withheld by the bands then record
69 Chambers – Machine Album Review by Rainer Kerber 69 Chambers were founded in 2009. In the same year, the debut album "War On The Inside" was released. Three years later, the Swiss released the successor "Torque". It was followed by an extended tour of Europe whose highlights were probably the appearances
FATES WARNING announce “Live Over Europe” album release! By Rainer Kerber Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are proud to announce the upcoming release of their new live album “Live Over Europe” on June 29th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic. Gathered during the group’s most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING’s much acclaimed latest studio
Lyria – Immersion Album Review by Rainer Kerber Lyria is a symphonic metal band from Brazil. The band was founded by mezzo soprano Aline Happ back in 2012. Two years later, the debut album "Catharsis" was released. With a successful crowdfunding campaign, the band was able to finance production four years ago.
Vehement - Ashes Album Review by Adam McCann Infernum Records Black Metal 2017 The south-east of England may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about black metal, but this burgeoning scene is home to many of England’s finest extreme metal bands. Counted amongst these are Vehement, who release their second