NEWS: Blind Guardian...

NEWS: Blind Guardian release their entire back catalogue THE seminal progressive power metal pioneers from Krefeld Germany, Blind Guardian, have announced that their entire back catalogue from 1988 to 2003 will be re-released via Nuclear Blast. Records ‘Battalions Of Fear’, ‘Follow The Blind’...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Beast is back with a Berserker o...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Beast is back with a Berserker of an album WHEN Anton Kabanen split from Battle Beast in 2015 no one was really sure if he would be back. But lo and behold he is. His new band Beast in Black was formed not too long after and quickly given a chance to prove themselves supporting Nightwish. Now without further ado, let us present to you, Berserker… The titular ‘Beast in Black’ blasts off the album with pure powerful metal and screaming lyrics. Heavy, fast, driving power beats faster than your heart. The chorus is very catchy with powerful riffs and the guitar solo is fast and furious. This sets the tone for the...

NEWS: Five Finger De...

NEWS: Five Finger Death Punch to release new tracks on a ‘greatest hits’ album STOP sniggering over there in the corner, because there are plenty of fans out there unconvinced at your scepticism. And, while you may not raise an eyebrow at the news that Five Finger Death Punch are...

Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition

ALBUM REVIEW: Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition pull you into the murky depths of madness with Conscious Darkness. POLAND is a country that needs no introduction when it comes to producing some of the most extreme music on this planet, and Blaze of Perdition are no exception to this. Their innovative and oppressive style is wonderfully showcased throughout the duration of ‘Conscious Darkness’, an album that contains four very lengthy songs ranging from eight to fifteen minutes in length. This isn’t an album for the casual listener but rather an album to immerse yourself in, boldly exploring its complexities. The album opener...

Hard hitting ferocit...

ALBUM REVIEW: Hard hitting ferocity from Cannibal Corpse on Red Before The Black IMAGINE being thrown into a gorilla enclosure. The gorilla is jacked up on steroids, has been on a three-day bender and has heard you’ve been talking shit. The only thing you have to defend yourself with is a...

French black metalle...

ALBUM REVIEW: French black metallers Aosoth deliver the darkness by the truckload with ‘V: The Inside Scriptures’. In the now burgeoning French black metal scene it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. With bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega putting French black metal firmly on the...

Samarkind- Samarkind

  Samarkind- Samarkind What the hell are they putting in the water in Ireland? The emerald isle already has a host of brilliant young talent, The Answer, Baleful Creed, Gasoline Outlaws and The Screaming Eagles to name but a few. Yes, they have also produced gods in the likes of thin Lizzy and Gary Moore so be prepared to add another name to the list, Samarkind are about to send shockwaves through the rock world with this debut release. From the moment opener “ Black Rain” hums its way to your ears till the bluesy “Blue Mountain” fades out you are going to be in blues/rock heaven. I can happily say this is the best debut of 2017 for...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormb...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormbringer strident on third release Born A Dying Breed FOR their third album it seems the English rockers Stormbringer have nailed a sound that they are comfortable with, a band comfortable in their own rock ‘n’ roll skins. Given their début release in 2011 had a...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Gun...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Guns back with a bang on The Missing Peace People said it would never happen, that we’d never see new L.A. Guns material with Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the same L.A. Guns banner. But it has and finally, ‘The Missing Peace’ is here! Long awaited...

Testament have annou...

BAY Area thrash giants Testament have announced that they will be re-releasing 5 of their classic albums on November 17th 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The re-issues read as follows: ‘Live At The Fillmore’ (1995) ‘Demonic’ (1997) ‘The Gathering’ (1999) – remastered by Andy Sneap ‘First Strike...

Album Review: Ruby t...

  Album Review: Ruby the Hatchet – ‘Planetary Space Child’  Likely that this may be my shortest review ever as typing time is not listening to Ruby the Hatchet (Ruby) time! Ruby are a five piece from the US that exist in the 1960s and travel to the present to blow our minds. Planetary...

Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to be...

ALBUM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to bear on Cryptoriana IF ‘Hammer of Witches’ proved that Cradle of Filth had regained their edgy artistic mojo then new release ‘Cryptorian’ shifts them up to another level entirely. This is the marriage of previous musical excesses and a true sense of gothic terror – not in the mainstream sense of ‘goths’ but reaching into the dark labyrinthine murk of Victorian streets, where danger and sensuality stand side-by-side. ‘Cryptoriana’ is a tapestry of lust and evil delivered with all that you would expect from Dani and co. Apart...

Big Truck rolls over...

LBUM REVIEW: Big Truck rolls over all in its path as Trucker Diablo go to war on ‘Fighting For Everything’ THE Big Truck has just got an upgrade, superchargers fitted and the engine tuned to within an inch of its life. Trucker Diablo are rolling inexorably forward with new album...

EMIL BULLS return with their ninth studio album „K...

on September 29th 2017, offering a synergy of enrapturing melodies, grinding guitar riffs and pulsating vibes which transcend genre. With more than 20 years of band history behind them, EMIL BULLS have remained true to their distinctive brash attitude and their gritty, creative style. Their recipe: remaining true to the well defined spirit of the band whilst pushing the boundaries of today’s metal scene. EMIL BULLS have the underground scene deeply rooted in heart – one of their distinctive traits. Coming off the back of their success with the last album, „Sacrifice to Venus“, having reached 6 in the Media Control Album-Charts; EMIL...

Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with th...

HOW DARE YOU new album  release date 13.10.17 [Metropolis Records] Thirteen. It’s a really lucky number. When you turn thirteen you get to have a bar mitzvah.  That’s the definition of lucky. Want another example? If you live on the thirteenth floor of an  apartment building, you get to tell people you live on the fourteenth floor, and this allows you to come off like a slightly higher roller. You see where we are going with this? Thirteen is not bad  at all…nay, it’s good! Name a band that has made thirteen albums besides Sparks. You can’t do it.  Now you can.  Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with their new release ‘How Dare...

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