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Anthrax ‘State of Euphoria’ – Review

Anthrax ‘State of Euphoria’ Megaforce/Island Records 1988 Thrash Metal     Anthrax had been thrust into the spotlight following the release of the seminal thrash metal albums ‘Among the Living’ and ‘Spreading the Disease’, with the New Yorkers showing that the East Coast’s take on thrash could easily keep up with the big boys from San Francisco.

Obituary ‘Slowly We Rot’ – Review

Obituary ‘Slowly We Rot’ Roadrunner Records 1989 Death Metal There has always been a lot of focus on Bay Area thrash scene, but by the late 1980’s, the Florida Tampa Bay death metal scene was burgeoning with bands like Morbid Angel, Deicide and Obituary. These bands helped to refine and pioneer the death metal sound

Sodom ‘Agent Orange’ – Review

Sodom ‘Agent Orange’ SPV/Steamhammer Records 1989 Thrash Metal   To many heavy metal fans, Sodom have always formed part of the ‘Teutonic Big 4’ and during the mid-to-late 80’s, the German thrashers had built up a strong following on the back of ‘Persecution Mania’, an album which would see the band move away from their black

Leviathan ‘Of Origins Unearthed’ – Review

Leviathan ‘Of Origins Unearthed’ Independent Release 2018 Melodic Death Metal The history of Leviathan has been marred by an extended run of bad luck including huge losses of money due to problems with their previous records distribution. This sadly caused Leviathan to call it a day in 2013 and the band went on an indefinite

D.R.I. ‘Thrash Zone’ – Review

D.R.I. Thrash Zone Metal Blade Records 1989 Crossover   Picking up where bands like Bad Brains, Cro-Mags and Dead Kennedy’s had left off, by the end of the 80’s, D.R.I. had built up a large fan base with their infusion of hardcore punk, thrash metal and attitude. Alongside their peers Suicidal Tendencies, M.O.D. and Stormtroopers of

Verilun ‘Through Fire… In The Sun’ – Review

Verilun ‘Through Fire… In The Sun’ Sliptrick Records 2018 Black/Death Metal   It has been a good few years since Verilun released their debut album ‘Home for the Dead’ in 2013. This year, the band from Hungary which plays a blend of death and black metal are back with their anticipated follow up ‘Through Fire… In

Mystery ‘Lies And Butterflies’ – Review

Mystery ‘Lies And Butterflies’ Unicorn Records 2018 Progressive Rock/Neo-Prog   Since their inception in 1986 and the subsequent release of their debut album ‘Theatre of the Mind’ 10 years later, Mystery have tread on the line between the pomp of AOR, classic progressive rock and a much more modern neo-prog sound. Although the band have generally

Drift Into Black ‘Dead Suns Under The Forever Moon’ – Review

Drift Into Black Dead Suns Under The Forever Moon Independent Release 2018 Atmospheric Doom Metal/Hard Rock/Gothic Rock   Drift Into Black (DIB) is the brainchild of former Grey Skies Fallen keyboardist Craig Rossi. After leaving the New York melodic death metallers, Rossi put together DIB releasing their debut EP ‘Shadow People’ in 2017 and continues with

GRAVEYARD Interview

GRAVEYARD by Steven Smith With the band's previous release of Innocence & Decadence back in 2015 being highly welcomed by your fans, how do you feel Peace will measure up those expectations? It’s hard to say of course but I hope our fans are going to like it as much as we

Lamb of God – Sacrament REVIEW

Lamb of God Sacrament Epic Records 2006 This is a Motherfuckin’ Invitation Lamb of God are highly revered within the metal world, the band effortlessly blends the elements of groove metal alongside the harsh almost classic growls of Randy Blythe. Over the years, Lamb of God have built up a collection of strong albums including

Ministry – AmeriKKKant REVIEW

Ministry AmeriKKKant Nuclear Blast Records 2018 Al Jourgensen, he knows words, he knows the best words Uncle Al Jourgensen has never had any trouble expressing himself and this has never failed to appear when discussing the politics of the USA. These views spill consistently spill over into Ministry, usually manifesting themselves into the aggressive form

Bruce Dickinson – Tyranny of Souls REVIEW

Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls Mayan Records 2005 Full Flight Bruce! Bruce Dickinson is probably one of the busiest people in the world, his list of accomplishments and hobbies are endless, but most of all he is the man famous for fronting one of the biggest bands in the world, Iron Maiden. As well as

Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs REVIEW

Orphaned Land Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs Century Media Records 2018 The Wanderer’s Return Even within their respective field, Orphaned Land are relatively unique; the Israeli band manages to blend the ethnic music of the area with progressive metal elements such as odd time signatures, virtuoso playing and exceptional vocals. It is no lie that

Bloodbath – Nightmares Made Flesh REVIEW

Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh Century Media Records 2004 Relentless Hunger As much as the label can be both a blessing and curse, Bloodbath are a death metal ‘supergroup’ formed by Mikael Åkerfeldt, Dan Swanö, Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse in 2002. In true supergroup style, by the release of their second album ‘Nightmares Made Flesh’,

“Lacuna Coil” INTERVIEW

"Lacuna Coil" by Rebekkah Raven If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would be sitting down with Andrea Ferro of Lacuna Coil, to talk the music industry, their 20 year anniversary plans, his love of Japanese Anime, I’d tell you to put the bottle down and get

“CANNIBAL CORPSE” INTERVIEW

"CANNIBAL CORPSE" INTERVIEW BY: CHERRI BIRD CANNIBAL CORPSE - PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ - DRUMS MEMBER SINCE 1988 METAL BLADE RECORDS CURRENT RELEASE: RED BEFORE BLACK - NOV 3 2017 Alright Metalheads - I need you to reach down...to the very back of your mind to when you first became aware of CANNIBAL CORPSE. Some of you

“Leave’s Eyes” INTERVIEW

"Leaves´ Eyes" By Andrea Bermúdez Hi! My name is Andrea Bermúdez and this is an interview for Metalheads Forever Magazine. First of all thank you for your time.   Since I had the opportunity to see you in my country Uruguay, two years ago during your Latin America Tour, very important changes happened in

“Fozzy” – INTERVIEW

"Fozzy" - INTERVIEW by Dillon Collins In conversation with Fozzy! Dueling interviews with frontman Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. If you’re a fan of hard rock and heavy metal music and haven’t heard Fozzy’s monstrous single "Judas", you’ve clearly been sleeping under a rock. The band have catapulted into the rock

“NACHTBLUT” INTERVIEW

"NACHTBLUT" INTERVIEW By Craig Obert Germany is home to many great things. BEER, legendary automobiles, Classical composers, The Autobahn, Wacken Open Air and NACHTBLUT….and beer. Nachtblut, which means Night Blood, was formed in 2005 in Osnabruck, Germany. They gift us with outstanding Melodic Black Metal. To be fair, their music transcends many

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