Review HELLOWEEN ‘Helloween’

It was in November 2016 when the news of Helloween United travelled around the globe in no time. Hamburg's metal institution announced a world tour and the sensational part was the fact of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen rejoining the legendary band and the, at the time, operating line-up. This news was almost too good... Continue Reading →

Review PHARAOH ‘The Powers That Be’

Fans of American metallers Pharaoh had to be patient for quite a while. They had to wait nine long years before the fifth album of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- based quartet finds a way into the record stores. The guys premiered in 2003 with the 'After the Fire' album and went through a pretty consistent release... Continue Reading →

Review SOCIAL DISORDER ‘Love 2 Be Hated’

Let's start this review with some name-dropping. Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, Jeff Duncan, Snowy Shaw and some more, all these exquisite musicians are part of Social Disorder. The mainman of Social Disorder though is someone else. The project is the brainchild of Swedish-born Anders Rönnblom (Killer Bee, X-Romance and Wolfpakk). 'Love 2 Be Hatred' is... Continue Reading →

Review WITCH CROSS ‘Angel of Death’

'Angel of Death' is not only a smashing thrash metal anthem, penned by Slayer. It is also the title of the new record, unleashed by Danish metal outfit Witch Cross. Witch Cross, hailing from Copenhagen, is a veteran band when it comes to heavy metal. With roots that go back to early eighties, the Danes... Continue Reading →

SWALLOW THE SUN announce a live album

Live albums are booming these days and this time it is Finnish doom metallers Swallow The Sun who bring a bit of live atmosphere into our lockdown life. '20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair - Live in Helsinki' is the title of the first ever live album, coming from the Jyväsykla-based doom band. "Finally... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

Review RAVAGER ‘The Third Attack’

Ravager from Germany is a rather new outfit with their homebase being in Walsrode. After having written some first songs and after having completed the onboarding of new band members, the quintet started to work on a first release, which was a demo called ‘Alarm Clock Terror’. In the meantime, Ravager premiered with a full-length... Continue Reading →

CHARLOTTE WESSELS announces ‘Tales From Six Feet Under’

Former Delain singer and songwriter CHARLOTTE WESSELS will release her first solo endeavor, Tales From Six Feet Under, on September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records. Unable to perform live due to the pandemic, Wessels spent most of last year buried in her Six Feet Under home studio, writing, performing and producing an eclectic wealth of songs. Tales From Six Feet Under offers her... Continue Reading →

Review CROSS VAULT ‘As Strangers We Depart’

Cross Vault started their metallic undertaking in 2013 and came up with a full-length debut rather quickly. ‘Spectres of Revocable Loss’ was published in 2014, followed by a next strike called ‘The All Consuming’. With having convinced fans of doom metal about their music, the band needed a bit of extra time to work on... Continue Reading →

Review RED FANG ‘Arrows’

Portland, Oregon is the homebase of stoner rock outfit Red Fang. The quartet premiered in 2005 and it took a while to get the debut album out on the market. The self/titled first longplayer arrived at the record storers in 2009 and three more records followed. Five years after ‘Only Ghosts’ entered the Billboard Charts,... Continue Reading →

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