Review UNDERTOW ‚Bipolar‘

Metal force Undertow are no stranger when it comes to heavy metal from Germany. The band started in 1993 and has eight albums under their belt. The latest one was the smashing ‚Reap the Storm‘ record, that, as each of the earlier longplayers, was a critically acclaimed one. Four years later Undertow return with a... Continue Reading →

Review WAYWARD SONS ’Score Settled’ – EP

Wayward Sons the brainchild of former Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson. After years of working in the movie business, performing with other bands and working as a producer, the singer wanted to have an own band, following his passion for writing and performing music. This was the starting point of Wayward Sons. The band with... Continue Reading →

Review JORN ’Over the Horizon Radar’

I guess, that if you are interested in hard rock and melodic metal, the name Jorn isn’t a stranger to you. The Norwegian singer enriched already many bands and projects with his voice. Avantasia, Masterplan and Allen-Lande are just some of them. Next to all these engagements, Jorn Lande found always empty spots in his... Continue Reading →

Review ICONIC ‘Second Skin’

A few weeks ago, Skills presented their debut and now it is a next group of renowned musicians coming together as Iconic. The band consist of Nathan James (Vocals) (Inglorious), Michael Sweet (Guitars, Vocals) (Stryper), Joel Hoekstra (Guitars) (Whitesnake), Marco Mendoza (Bass) (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders, The Dead Daisies, Journey) and Tommy Aldridge (Drums) (Whitesnake). The... Continue Reading →

Review INTOXICATED ‘Watch You Burn’

Florida and death metal, that is a combination that works for decades. Florida is also the home of Intoxicated, a band hailing from Altamonte Springs. The guys started in 1992 and are still active. They might even more active than over the first 22 years. The band premiered in 1997 with ‘Metal Neck’ before radio... Continue Reading →

Review BLOODY HEELS ‘Rotten Romance’

The front cover of Bloody Heels’ newest release ‘Rotten Romance’ reminds a lot of bands like Lillian Axe and Dokken. Thus might not be a coincidence. Especially the early might belong to the favorite bands of the four Latvian hard rockers. ‘Rotten Romance’ is the third album of the quartet and the second one the... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH WONDER ‘The Testament’

Seventh Wonder started in 2000 when bassist Andreas Blomqvist, guitarist Johan Liefvendahl and drummer Johnny Sandin joined forces to form Seventh Wonder after their previous bands broke up. The five Swedes released their first album 'Become' in 2005 and three more records followed before drummer Johnny Sandin left the band after the launch of 'The... Continue Reading →

Review GOLDSMITH ‘Of Sound and Fury’

Michael Goldschmidt aka started his metal career back in 1992 as being part of Sourthn German thrash metal band Blackend. These are metallic roots of the guitarist and singer and after Blackend disbanded in 2002 Goldsmith continued with following his passion for music. He worked together with blues rock icons like Bernard Allison with tours... Continue Reading →

Review ENTRAILS ‘An Eternal Time of Decay’

For quite some time Entrails have been one of the established death metal bands from the land of elks. Having started Entrails in 1990, the Swedes worked for eight years without any great success, i.e. album release. Slowly the band fell into oblivion, but this changed in 2008. Entrails were suddenly back, and more productive... Continue Reading →

Review DOWNSET ‘Maintain’

It was in the mid-80s when a band called Social Justice started in Los Angeles, California. Social Justice was the predecessor of Downset. The renamed band premiered in 1994 with the ‘downset.’ album and the debut contains with ‘Anger!’ a great crossover hymn that paved the way for the success of the sophomore longplayer ‘Do... Continue Reading →

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