Massive hardcore from THE GREAT LIE

The Great Lie is a hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, NY. The five-piece consists out of Gerry Giacalone, John LaFata, Scott Martin, Kerry Merkle and Mike Scarola. These five guys recorded and released a five track EP that was unveiled earlier this summer. 'All Roads Lead to Where You Stand' features five raging hardcore... Continue Reading →

CD review STONEMAN ‘Geil und elektrisch’

(5/10) Stoneman started in 2004 and released five longplayers from then till now. The band started with in the fields of dark rock before they shifted their music towards Neue Deutsche Härte - which is actually not that new anymore. Their newest album ‘Geil und elektrisch’ marks another leg on this journey, featuring 12 new... Continue Reading →

CD review ANNISOKAY ‘Arms’

(8/10) The rise of German melodic metalcore outfit Annisokay is a really impressive one. Things began in 2007 in Halle, Germany and since then the band seems to be an unstoppable force in German metal. The band that had to face some line-up changes in the early years, evolved with each album unveiled. It took... Continue Reading →

CD review MOB RULES ‘Beast Reborn’

(8/10) Longtime German metal outfit Mob Rules finished work on their newest longplayer ‘Beast Reborn’ that will be available on August 24th this year. With the new album the band continues a journey that began in 1999 when the guys released the debut ‘Savage Land’, followed by seven more records. Mob Rules belongs to the... Continue Reading →

CD review BAEST ‚Danse Macabre‘

(8/10) Baest is Danish, the word and the band. ‘Baest’ means ‘beast or ‘brute’ in English and having chosen this moniker is a perfect match with the music this Danish quintet has in the offer. The five-piece band is hailing from Aahus and they are a rather new band. The starting point was in 205 when Baestwas formed and since... Continue Reading →

CD review U.D.O. ‘Steelfactory’

(8/10) Udo Dirkschneider is more than a well-known name when it comes to German metal. There are many singers in metal and there are many singers with a raspy voice, but there is one voice that can be immediately identified – the one of Udo Dirkschneider. It was him and his way of singing that... Continue Reading →

LP review PHARAO ‘After the Fire’

(8/10) ‘After the Fire’ is the album that started things for Cruz del Sur. Originally published in 2003 the album carries catalog number ‘Cruz01’ and is a starting point of one of the most important underground labels for traditional and epic metal. The label grew over time and is after 15 years a safe bet... Continue Reading →

New SUICIDAL TENDENCIES album in September

Suicidal Tendencies is on tour through Europe right now, playing some of the big festivals. Furthermore Mike Muir and his gang are ready to release a new album. 'Still Cyco After All These Years' will be launched on September 7th and comes via Suicidal Records. The first song, 'F.U.B.A.R', has be revealed already and can... Continue Reading →

CD review PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’

(8/10) Mat Sinner is a restless mind. Things started many years ago in Stuttgart, Germany and it was Sinner, one of his main bands that kicked off a tremendous amount of releases, tours and projects. It’s almost impossible to count all the activities Mat Sinner was and is involved in. However, next to Sinner it... Continue Reading →

CD review SINSAENUM ‘Repulsion for Humanity’

(9/10) ‘Repulsion for Humanity’ is the second strike of supergroup Sinsaenum. The band started in 2016 and is a collaboration of musicians, known from other pretty successful extreme metal bands. Drummer Joey Jordison is known from his days with Slipknot. Next to the drummer the band consist of two growlers/shouters. Attila Csihar (Mayhem) is one... Continue Reading →

CD review MAD MAX ’35’

(8/10) I have to admit that I'm always looking forward to a new Mad Max album with full excitement. It was their fourth album, ‘Night of Passion’, that put a spell on me and since then new longplayers by Michael Voss’ melodic metal outfit always have been a delight. Nothing changed when I heard about... Continue Reading →

CD review ARTIZAN ‘Demon Rider’

(8/10) Jacksonville, Florida is the homebase of Artizan, a US metal powerhouse that has its fourth longplayer in the pipeline. 'Demon Rider' follows the 2015 release 'The Furthest Reaches' and features, in the standard version, 5 songs. A limited version includes, next to the 5 songs, the title track with no less than Jag Panzer's... Continue Reading →

CD review JUNGLE ROT ‘Jungle Rot’

(8/10) Jungle Rot's start in the first half of the nineties wasn't the easiest time for a metal band to enter the scene. Traditional metal faced a hard time during these years, a time when nu metal and grunge grew rapidly. However, the band from Wisconsin showed a lot of willpower and premiered in 1997... Continue Reading →

CD review OBSCURA ‘Diluvium’

(8/10) Obsurca is mainly the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer who founded the band in 2002. Next to the founder, Obscura today is Rafael Trujillo (g), Linus Klausenitzer (b) and Sebastian Lanser (d). This quartet recorded Obscura's fifth longplayer. 'Diluvium' is the final chapter of a four-album conceptual journey and includes eleven new... Continue Reading →

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