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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

Age of Reborn released debut EP

Age of Reborn released debut EP Colombian Speed/Thrash Metal band Age of Reborn released their debut self-titled EP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW5lXDRJKdE Age of Reborn was formed in 2015 in Bogota, Colombia by JD Reborn (Guitarist, Composer & ex-member of “BARBARIAN”), Johan Zummon (Composer, Vocalist, Guitarist and member of “CHAINSAW KILLER”) and Rafa Zummon (Drummer, Composer and member of “CHAINSAW KILLER” &

SHREDGUY RECORDS SET TO RELEASE DEFYING DESTINY by PHOENIX VAN DER WEYDEN.

SHREDGUY RECORDS SET TO RELEASE DEFYING DESTINY by PHOENIX VAN DER WEYDEN. Shredguy Records is proud to announce their 35th release on September 24th titled DEFYING DESTINY by Brazilian guitarist Phoenix Van Der Weyden. On the eight track album, Phoenix shows her great technical skills, while also knowing how to compose

CANDELIGHT RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE 4 INSOMNIUM ALBUMS ON VINYL IN NOVEMBER

CANDELIGHT RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE 4 INSOMNIUM ALBUMS ON VINYL IN NOVEMBER Candlelight Records are set to re-issue the first 4 albums from Finnish extreme metal band Insomnium on vinyl this November. Having in the late 90s these original 4 records for the label have been re-mastered by Turan Audio, with all vinyl artwork

ELUVEITIE announce “SLANIA – 10 Years” anniversary edition

ELUVEITIE announce "SLANIA - 10 Years" anniversary edition In February 2008 the, then rather unknown, Swiss folk-metal newcomers ELUVEITIE published an album which would later be heralded as one of the most important reasons for the band’s break-through: SLANIA. What ELUVEITIE achieved with that album is not something you could call a phenomena. It’s much more the

BAD WOLVES’ FRONTMAN TOMMY VEXT CELEBRATES BIGGEST ROCK TOUR OF THE YEAR

BAD WOLVES' FRONTMAN TOMMY VEXT CELEBRATES BIGGEST ROCK TOUR OF THE YEAR  SPECIAL GUESTS ANGEL VIVALDI AND "MOMMA VEXT" JOIN BAND ON STAGE FOR PERFORMANCE OF "ZOMBIE" Photo Credit: Randy Edwards WATCH THE PERFORMANCE Bad Wolves were joined by two very special guests this weekend at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey while on the

UPCOMING FAITH NO MORE BOOK, “SMALL VICTORIES: THE TRUE STORY OF FAITH NO MORE” (SEPT. 12, JAWBONE PRESS), IMPRESSES BAND WITH LEVEL OF DETAIL AND DEPTH

UPCOMING FAITH NO MORE BOOK, “SMALL VICTORIES: THE TRUE STORY OF FAITH NO MORE” (SEPT. 12, JAWBONE PRESS), IMPRESSES BAND WITH LEVEL OF DETAIL AND DEPTH REQUEST REVIEW COPY HERE Adrian Harte, the blogger whose website, Faith No More 2.0 (www.newfaithnomore.com), has become the pre-eminent source for all things Faith No More, releases the book, “Small

MADBALL – Join Suicidal Tendencies Tour & Reveal Headlining Shows

MADBALL - Join Suicidal Tendencies Tour & Reveal Headlining Shows NYHC kings MADBALL are proud to announce they will join SUICIDAL TENDENCIES on the Still Cyco Punk After All These Tours starting on September 18th in Phoenix, Arizona! The band will be touring in support of their latest album For The Cause which was released this past June via Nuclear Blast. MADBALL will also play a handful

FALLEN ARISE Issue Recap from NIGHTWISH Show, Photos and Video Footage Available!

FALLEN ARISE Issue Recap from NIGHTWISH Show, Photos and Video Footage Available! On August 17th, Athens based Symphonic Metallers FALLEN ARISE, alongside their roster mates A TEAR BEYOND, joined NIGHTWISH at RomExpo in Bucharest. Now FALLEN ARISE are sharing with us their recap from the show: "Back home after this great experience!

OPETH to release “Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater”

OPETH to release "Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater" Swedish progressive metal legends OPETH will release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater on November 2nd via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl formats during their performance May 11th, 2017 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver,

SUICIDE FOREST Announces Debut Self-Titled LP + Premieres “Kingdom of Solitude” via NoCleanSinging

SUICIDE FOREST Announces Debut Self-Titled LP + Premieres "Kingdom of Solitude" via NoCleanSinging Seeking to promote self-destruction and nihilism, Arizona-based black metal extremist SUICIDE FOREST has premiered its first single, "Kingdom of Solitude," from the band's debut self-titled LP via NoCleanSinging.com. With driving rhythms and ethereal keyboard accents, NoCleanSinging says the scathing track is "propelled by a

ONSLAUGHT Issue Recap from Bloodstock 2018 Performance, Photos and Drum Cam Footage Available!

ONSLAUGHT Issue Recap from Bloodstock 2018 Performance, Photos and Drum Cam Footage Available! On Friday 10th August, UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT played a fantastic show on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018, unveiling also their new line up! Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass)

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