Review HALIPHRON ‘Prey’

Haliphron is a new band from the Netherlands and at the same time there are familiar names that pop up in the line-up of the group. Former and still active members of bands like Izegrim, God Dethroned and Bleeding Gods are part of the outfit that delivers its debut album 'Prey'. 'Prey' features a nine... Continue Reading →

Review SAXON ‘More Inspirations’

Saxon are one of the pioneers of heavy metal and have shaped the genre like hardly any other band. Compared to some of the earlier colleagues Saxon still offer good to very good studio albums and also live the band still delivers. Even in an iconic band like Saxon, however, the members have role models... Continue Reading →

Review HATESPHERE ‘Hatred Reborn’

Denmark's metal band HateSphere have been particularly successful in the 00s and have delivered the one or other milestone, think of the 2007 work 'Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes' which brought the band into the Danish charts. With guitarist Peter Lyse Hansen nowadays only one founding member is still active, but it should be noted... Continue Reading →

L.A. GUNS unveil a next single

L.A. Guns, veterans in the field of sleaze rock, has an upcoming album ‘Black Diamonds’ in the making and the soulful ‘Diamonds’ is a next single, taken from this longplayer, which will be released on April 14th, 2023 via Frontiers Music. Tracklist: You Betray Wrong About You Diamonds Babylon Shame Shattered Glass Gonna Lose Got... Continue Reading →

Review DISCREATION ‘Iron Times’

After Dicreation from Hanau, Germany brought their fifth album 'End of Days' to the record stores in 2017, fans of the death metal icons had to wait six years before a new effort from the five metallers is released with 'Iron Times'. Discreation, that's Marc Grewe, Sebastian Schilling, David Hübsch, Martin Engels and Peter Frick.... Continue Reading →

First two HIRAX albums available in vinyl again

Legendary metal outfit Hirax premiered in 1985 with an album called ‘Raging Violence’. The sophomore longplayer ‘Hate, Fear and Power’ was unleashed next, also through Metal Blade Records. These days Armageddon Label re-issues both records as vinyl. The first time in 20 years. Release date will be April 22nd, 2023 and the audio has been... Continue Reading →

LOST SOCIETY announce tour dates

Lost Society will hit the road early June for a few shows in Europe. Frontman Samy Elbanna comments: “After the biggest Finnish tour of our career, we are beyond excited to announce the first European headline dates for the “If the Sky Came Down” tour!  We can’t wait to bring you a long set of... Continue Reading →

PARADISE LOST welcome a new drummer

Paradise Lost welcome a new drummer. Guido Zima takes over the chair behind the drum kit of the UK gothic metal veterans. Greg Mackintosh comments: "We welcome Guido as PARADISE LOST's new drummer. He cut his teeth with us on our European tour at the end of 2022. Guido did such a good job that... Continue Reading →

Review LORDI ‘Screem Writers Guild’

Hallelujah, Lordi are back with a new album and those who expected great innovations will be disappointed, but those who like slightly ironically crafted horror rock will enjoy 'Screem Writers Guild'. As with the previous albums, the latest record has a title that reflects a typical Lordi neologism. In allusion to the "Screen Writers Guild",... Continue Reading →

New METAL CHURCH album in May

US metal veterans Metal Church announced a new album, their 13th studio album. ‘Congregation of Annihilation’ is the title of this longplayer that will be released on May 26th, 2023 via Reaper Entertainment. It is the first release after the tragic death of Metal Church frontman Mike Howe in July 2021. With Marc Lopez the... Continue Reading →

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