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Gary Moore ‘Victims of the Future’ Album Review

Gary Moore ‘Victims of the Future’ Album Review by Adam McCann Virgin Records/1983/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Following the success of the previous years ‘Corridors of Power’, Gary Moore returned with his band in 1983 with ‘Victims of the Future’, an album that has all the potential to not only equal, but also to surpass

UFO ‘Making Contact’ Album Review

UFO ‘Making Contact’ Album Review by Adam McCann Chrysalis Records/1983/Hard Rock By 1983, UFO were running on fumes, years of heavy drinking and drug abuse had left the band almost high and dry, yet the biggest blow of all was about to come. Following the conclusion of the ‘Mechanix’ tour, founding member and

Kiss ‘Creatures of the Night’ Album Review

Kiss ‘Creatures of the Night’ Album Review by Adam McCann Mercury/Casablanca Records/1982/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal By 1982, it had been a tough few years for Kiss, after the pop orientated ‘Unmasked’ and the ludicrous concept album ‘Music from the Elder’ the hottest band in the world suddenly found themselves struggling in a brave new

Bloodbath ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ Album Review

Bloodbath ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ Album Review by Adam McCann Peaceville Records/2008/Death Metal It had been four years since the success of ‘Nightmares Made Flesh’, but when Bloodbath released its follow up ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ in 2008, there had been some changes in the revolving line-up. Back on the vocals was founding vocalist and

Chris Cornell ‘Scream’ Album Review

Chris Cornell ‘Scream’ Album Review by Adam McCann Suretone Records/Mosley Music Group 2009 After the success of ‘Carry On’ and ‘You Know My Name’, the song which was the theme to the ‘James Bond’ movie ‘Casino Royale’, Chris Cornell was king of the world. The bronze-skinned curly haired vocal maestro from rainy Seattle

Riot V ‘Armor of Light’ Album Review

Riot V - ‘Armor of Light’ Album Review by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2018 Heavy Metal/Power Metal Riot are probably one of the unluckiest heavy metal bands, not only have they lost a host of members to varying cancers and illness’, but they have been dogged with a host of line-up changes that would

Graveshadow – Ambition’s Price Review

Graveshadow - Ambition's Price Review by Rainer Kerber The home of Graveshadow is Sacramento, the capital of California. Since their founding in 2013, the band has kept the banner of Symphonic Metal mixed with Doom, Thrash and Epic Power Metal. As influences the five mentioned, among others Nightwish, Kamelot, Moonspell or Iced

A Sound Of Thunder – It Was Metal Review

A Sound Of Thunder - It Was Metal Review by Rainer Kerber Is it really already three years ago? In September 2015, the last regular studio album by A Sound Of Thunder ("Tales Rrom The Deadside") was released. A year later, the quartet from Washington DC followed it up with the cover

Cyrcus Flyght – The Clueless Caravan Review

Cyrcus Flyght - The Clueless Caravan Review by David Kerber In 2012, the then Vigilance members Uwe Fleischhauer and Kai-Uwe Broek decided to found their own prog band. But it took some years until the band from Oldenburg decided to write their own songs and produce an album. Well, 2018, it finally

The Pink Slips – Trigger Review

The Pink Slips – Trigger Review by Rainer Kerber She is the daughter of Gun's N 'Roses bassist Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan - Grace Elizabeth McKagan aka GRAVE. Her mother is model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, the third wife of Duff. She probably owes the stage name "Grave" to the faulty

Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II Review

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

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

Red Hot Chilli Pipers–15th Anniversary Tour, Hamburg 2018

Red Hot Chilli Pipers–15th Anniversary Tour, Hamburg 2018 By Rainer Kerber Location: Markthalle, Hamburg Date: April 21st, 2018 Rock, Metal, Pop played with bagpipes. Is that possible? Of course. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers from the Scottish metropolis Glasgow prove this impressively. Since their founding in 2002, musicians have toured around the world. Awards

Thundermother – The Revival Tour 2018

Thundermother - The Revival Tour 2018 By Rainer Kerber Location: Logo, Hamburg Date: May 21st, 2018   Just over a year ago, Thundermother founder Filippa Nässil stood there alone. Her four bandmates left the band for various reasons. But as soon the power woman did not give up. She soon found new musicians with Guernica

Naberus – Cornerstones and Monoliths Review

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

Grand Magus – Iron Will Album Review

Grand Magus - Iron Will Album Review by Adam McCann Rise Above Records 2018 Playing a blend of stoner, doom and traditional heavy metal, it took this Swedish trio a few albums to find their feet and by 2008, Grand Magus were ready to release their fourth studio album, ‘Iron Will’. This album

Krepuskul’s Hybrid Album Review

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

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

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

Meka Nism – The War Inside (EP) Review

Meka Nism - The War Inside (EP) Review by Rainer Kerber I had never heard of the US band Meka Nism. A few weeks ago, I’ve received promo material from the current EP "The War Inside". The band from Orlando (Florida) was founded in 2006 as "Meka Nism and Her Rusty Tears".

Dreams in Peril Review/Interview

Dreams in Peril Review/Interview By Monica Redwine Dreams in Peril are an up-and-coming band from Kansas City, Mo, and these guys are going to be big, I assure you. The band formed in January 2018 and their debut album, Mephobia, is due to be released sometime after the summer. Dalton Collins, the

Blaze Bayley The Redemption of William Black: Infinite Entanglement Part III Album Review

Blaze Bayley The Redemption of William Black: Infinite Entanglement Part III Album Review By Adam McCann Blaze Bayley Records 2018 Stand and Fight It has been an extremely busy three-year slog for Blaze Bayley, a trilogy of albums released and toured since 2016 is no small feat. The ‘Infinite Entanglement’ series has been some

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