Review ANVIL ‘Impact is Imminent’

Passion is the fuel and guitar/bass/drums are the engine for Canada-based metal icons Anvil. The trio, hailing from Toronto, didn’t only face the sunny side if life being a musician. Up and down, that followed the band for many years and made them to real heroes in heavy metal and never gave up. Anvil always... Continue Reading →

Review BILLYBIO ‘Leaders and Liars’

Billy Graziadei and Biohazard, this combination is very well known. The singer and guitarist is a founding member of the New York hardcore band and a veteran when it comes to US-hardcore. Next to his activities for the main band, Graziadei always found some extra time for interesting projects. He was part of the Roadrunner... Continue Reading →

ANVIL announce ‘Impact is Imminent’

Metal veterans Anvil announced a new album. ‘Impact is Imminent’ is the title of their next studio effort which carries 14 songs. The trio also launched a first song called ‘Ghost Shadow’. Says charismatic frontman Lips: "Ghost Shadow is my 6th sense telling me I'm being watched! Could be internet trolls or paranormal phenomenon! Either way... Continue Reading →

Review J.B.O. ‘Planet Pink’

And here we go again. No, this review isn’t about a Whitesnake album. It is the new album from Erlangen, Germany based J.B.O. that reminds of Groundhog Day. On a regular base the guys from Franconia take a new attempt to brings pleasure to the world of rock and metal. They try to blow away... Continue Reading →

Review RECKLESS LOVE ‘Turborider’

The ones of you who thought that Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo Lover’ included far too many keyboards should not even consider pressing the ‘Start’-button of ‘Turborider’. This album can be seen as dentist’s delight since it includes so much musical sugar that it’s hard to swallow. Reckless Love always appreciated a catchy melody and although the... Continue Reading →

Review STAHLMANN ‘Quarz’

Quarz' is already the seventh album of the Göttingen based band Stahlmann. Two years following 'Kinder der Sehnsucht', the quartet is trying to get another album into the charts. As a representative of the second wave of NDH bands, Stahlmann have certainly had success, even if their music is not really inventive. Stahlmann have listened... Continue Reading →

Review VICTORY ‘Gods of Tomorrow’

Victory that one of the most important rock and metal bands, hailing from Hannover, Germany. The band was formed in 1984 out of the band Fargo, which is active again too. The German metal veterans started very successful, and it was the sophomore album ‘Don’t Get Mad … Get Even’ that marked a breakthrough for... Continue Reading →

Review U.D.O. ‘Game Over’

Can a pandemic stop German metal force Udo Dirkschneider? Of course not. The singer with the metal heart was really busy during the last one and a half years. Recently he released the ‘Arise’ EP together with some old friends from the Accept days, the ‘We are One’ album has been published and as U.D.O.... Continue Reading →

Review GUS G. ‘Quantum Leap’

Gus G.’s guitar enriched many releases. He played with Ozzy Osbourne, added brute riffs to Nightrage’s death metal and has with Firewind a melodic metal powerhouse up and running. The great thing with Gus G. is that he usually combines his exquisite guitar play with songwriting skills which means that songs always stay songs without... Continue Reading →

Review MANIMAL ‘Armageddon’

Manimal are no rookies. The band debuted in 2009 with 'The Darkest Room', an album that brought the band to the attention of AFM Records. Since then Manimal have released two more longplayers, the latest in 2018. With 'Armageddon' the four guys from Gothenburg now start the fourth chapter. Not much has changed in terms... Continue Reading →

Review KRYPTOS ‘Force of Danger’

India's metal export number one, Kryptos, are back with a new longplayer. 'Force of Danger' is the name of the sixth album of the four metal enthusiasts from Bangalore. Kryptos has established an unbelievable career and could leave the exotic status behind. The guys became a constant force in heavy metal. The debut 'Spiral Ascent'... Continue Reading →

Review BRAINSTORM ‘Wall of Skulls’

Swabian power metal veterans Brainstorm used the pandemic months to work on their next studio album. Work is finished in the meantime and after facing a short delay, the album is ready to be released. ‘Wall of Skulls’ is the title of this eleven songs featuring power metal strike that shows the band in very... Continue Reading →

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