CD review DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Empath’

(10/10) Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend is an extremely creative mind. Musical ideas and thoughts manifests themselves in a lot of songs, spread out over many longplayers and it's impossible to put a certain label on Townsend's music. The music is certainly rooted in heavy metal and progressive metal, but Townsend takes things much wider... Continue Reading →

CD review MÖTLEY CRÜE ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’

(*/10) Mötley Crüe belongs to the forerunners of sleaze rock. The quartet from LA, California released genre defining albums like 'Shout at the Devil', 'Dr. Feelgood' and 'Girls, Girls, Girls', longplayers that include timeless Hard Rock anthems that are still relevant in the here and now. It was especially during the '80s when the four-piece... Continue Reading →

DEATH ANGEL reveals first album details

Bay Area thrash metal legends Death Angel will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, ‚Humanicide‘ on May 31st with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, tracklisting and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualizer.  With their forthcoming album ‚Humanicide‘, Death Angel has maintained their throne in the universe... Continue Reading →

New SOTO album in May

After having inked a deal with Inside Out Music Soto announced a new album. ‘Origami’ is the title of the new release, an album that features ten songs. Release date will be May 24th, 2019. Jeff Scott Soto states: “This is a song co-written with a long time collaborator of mine in Brazil, Leo Mancini,... Continue Reading →

CD review THE MUTE GODS ‘Atheists & Believers’

(8/10) The Mute Gods is a team of well-respected musicians in the field of progressive rock music. Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, The Sea Within) are the heart of the band that releases with ‘Atheistis and Believers’ their third album. The new longplayer also features... Continue Reading →

CD review WITHERFALL ‘Vintage’ – EP

(8/10) Right before embarking on an acoustic tour with Finnish metallers Sonata Arctica, Witherfall unleashes a new EP entitled ‘Vintage’. Witherfall is the brainchild of the creative duo featuring Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer. The first one’s known from Sanctuary while the latter is a part of Iced Earth. The two guys added Anthony Crawford,... Continue Reading →

DARKTHRONE’s new album is on the way

Three years after having released the sinister 'Artic Thunder' album Norwegian metal veterans Darkthrone announced a new longplayer. 'Old Star' will be released on May 31st through Peaceville and brings some darkness to the starting summer time. Fenriz states: "Old star – again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous ARCTIC... Continue Reading →

AMON AMARTH reveals first details of the upcoming album

Metal vikings Amon Amarth will release their next album 'Berserker' on May 3rd through Sony Music. The album will feature twelve new songs and this is the track listing: Fafner's GoldCrack the SkyMjölner, Hammer of ThorShield WallValkyriaRaven's FlightIronsideThe Berserker at Stamford BridgeWhen Once Again We Can Set Our SailsSkoll and HatiWings of EaglesInto the Dark... Continue Reading →

CD review MEGADETH ‘Warheads on Foreheads’

(*/10) The moment Dave Mustaine and Metallica partedways not that many metalheads could predict a such successful career of the guitarist. I guess almost no one would have said that Mustaine will start an own band that’s still around after more then three decades.  Mustaine, together with Dave Ellefson, Greg Handevist and Dijon Carruthers, represented the... Continue Reading →

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