CD review KRYPTOS ‘Afterburner’

(7/10) Kryptos is a forerunner when it comes to Heavy Metal hailing from India. The four-piece band from Bangalore has their roots in traditional Heavy Metal, spiced up with a solid portion of Thrash Metal. The quartet can look back on a long history in Metal and it was last year when Kryptos celebrated its... Continue Reading →

CD review D-A-D ‘A Prayer For the Loud’

(8/10) D-A-D is one of the most important musical exports coming from Denmark. The band that premiered in 1986 with ‘Call of the Wild’ achieved a break-through three years later with the acclaimed ‘No Fuel Left For the Pilgrims’. Together with the equally good ‘Riskin’ It All’ longplayer D-A-D celebrated big successes and definitely had... Continue Reading →

CD review EMILS BULLS ‘Mixtape’

(7/10) In times of Spotify, Deezer and others mixtapes lost it's fascination or better, were replaced by anonymous playlists. Actually you don't even get tapes anymore the way it was in the 80's when cassettes were the only way to capture music yourself. Mixtapes featured the essence of music you liked and/or were a cheap... Continue Reading →

CD review IRON SAVIOR ‘Kill or Get Killed’

(8/10) Fans of Teutonic metal can positively look forward to March, the month when German metal veterans Iron Savior will release their newest album. It’s entitled ‘Kill or Get Killed’ and it’s the bands 11th full-length studio record. Band leader Piet Sielck started the band in 1996 together with no less than Kai Hansen and... Continue Reading →

News from DANKO JONES

As they prepare to finish a three-week U.S. headline tour tonight in Seattle, the Canadian hard rock trio Danko Jones has unveiled the Amir Chamdin-directed music video for their latest single, 'Dance Dance Dance'. The clip can be seen at this location. Photo: Dustin Rabin

CD review EVERGREY ‘The Atlantic’

(8/10) The metal year 2019 starts fulminant. Swedish Evergrey spend some time in the studio during 2018 and recorded with ‘The Atlantic’ their next milestone. The record, being number 11 since 1993, is the final chapter of a trilogy that started in 2014 with the ‘Hymns for the Broken’ album. A second chapter was added... Continue Reading →

CD review BILLYBIO ‘Feed the Fire’

(8/10) Was it the legendary Overkill that sang about 'Feel the Fire' on their debut it's Biohazard frontman Billy Garziadei who named his solo album 'Feed the Fire'.  The singer/guitarist is closely connected to NYC hardcore veterans Biohazard, a band he co-founded in 1987 and next to the mothership, Billy Graziadei was and is also... Continue Reading →

CD review BONFIRE ‘Legends’

(*/10) German hardrocker Bonfire entered a rather successful new era a few years ago. The last three studio records showed a good development of a band that scored bigger achievements in the second half of the 80's when they toured with bands like Judas Priest. This time Bonfire unleashes a double CD with cover versions.... Continue Reading →

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