New ARMORED SAINT album in October

On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, 'Punching The Sky', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, a video for the new single, 'End of the Attention Span' (directed by Robert Graves). Bassist Joey Vera comments: "We've teamed up with video director Robert Graves for our first single,... Continue Reading →

CD review REDEMPTION ‘Alive in Colour’

Redemption is the brainchild of guitarist Nick van Dyk who founded the band in 2000. The self-titled debut was unleashed in 2003, but it was the second longplayer, which led to some extra attention. Very well-crafted progressive Metal is the trademark of Redemption and no less than Fates Warning's Ray Alder was the 'voice' of... Continue Reading →

CD review DÖDA HAVET ‘Tid och rum’

If you read the name Döda Havet and you’re thought is that we’re talking about Extreme Metal, than you need to re-adjust you’re musical mindset before pressing the ‘Play’-button. The Swedes have nothing to do with any kind of musical boarder stretching when it comes to how extreme music can be played.  Instead, Döda Havet... Continue Reading →

CD review INTOXICATED ‘Walled’ – EP

...'Stuck in Mode' is another evil thrasher before the first tones of 'Yuck' heralds the ending of this EP. The song, with a screaming guitar solo by Ken Andrews (Obituary), is the final punch of a release that brings back a time when Metal was raw, sweaty and relentless. Intoxicated picks-up these attributes and embedded them in these six songs that are surely worth to be checked out. A real blast from the past.

CD review ARCTIC RAIN ‘The One’

Arctic Rain is a new band that has with ‘The One’ their solo debut in the starting blocks. The band, that‘s the result of a collaboration of Pete Alpenborg and guitarist Magnus Berglund, who together with frontman Tobias Jonsson, are the core of Arctic Rain. The rhythm section, including Gert Daun and Jonas Jönsson, joined... Continue Reading →

CD review RAMOS ‚My Many Sides‘

Josh Ramos worked on his solo debut and if you asked yourself where you met the name earlier, here‘s the answer. Ramos has a history with Harddline, The Storm and Two Fires. Knowing about the importance of a great singer, being one part of the success of an album, Ramos could convince some of the... Continue Reading →

CD review TÖXIK DEATH ‚Sepulchral Demons‘

Töxik Death, hailing from Norway, has nearly 20 years on their back, but so far only have one longplayer released. The guys premiered in 2014 with ‚Speed Metal Hell‘, before line-up trouble forced a break. Singer and the entire rhythmsection needed to be replaced after the first question, continue or not, was answered positively. With... Continue Reading →

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