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Bloodbound – Tabula Rasa albumreview

Bloodbound ‘Tabula Rasa’ Blistering Records 2009 Power Metal   When Bloodbound released their third album ‘Tabula Rasa’, it was their announcement to the heavy metal community that the band were now on the world stage and even though the band have been plagued by numerous line-up changes; a fact that would not be solved with this

Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue albumreview

Alice In Chains ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ Parlophone Records 2009 Alternative/Grunge   To come back as a band and reform is one thing, but to come back as a band and replace a late iconic frontman such as Layne Staley is another matter entirely. When Alice in Chains announced that they would be reforming with

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

Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II albumreview

Kobra and the Lotus ‘Prevail II’ Napalm Records 2018 Heavy Metal   Back in 2016, Kobra and the Lotus (KATL) announced that their next release would not just be a single album, but two separate albums; ‘Prevail I’ being released in 2017 with its counterpart being released a year later in 2018. With this knowledge in

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 New Model Army – No Rest For The Wicked

New Model Army ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ EMI Records 1985 Post-Punk   The advent of punk had been a real shake up to the musical system. It’s evolution into new wave and eventually post-punk meant that bands could fully experiment with different musical genres without falling completely out of the umbrella that made

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. 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 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 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  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