Review HEART ATTACK ‘Negative Sun’

Cannes is known for the film festival, for glamour and sunshine. But metal? A band that started in 2006 to brings Cannes on the metal map is Heart Attack. Hailing from Southern France, the quartet didn’t rush towards the release of their debut album. It took until 2013 before the first Heart Attack longplayer reached... Continue Reading →

Review CORELEONI ‘III’

Swiss rock band Gotthard slowly and over the span of years moved away from hard rock and redirected their sound towards mainstream rock that allowed the band the enlarge their fanbase. Since the heart of rock’n’roll is still what drives Gotthard founding member Leo Leoni, the guitarist started a side-project called CoreLeoni. That was in... Continue Reading →

LESSMANN / VOSS album in July

Michael Voss and Claus Lessmann, both are veterans when it is about rock music from Germany. Bonfire, Casanova, and Mad Max are bands, connected to these names and now the two pioneers started a cooperation called Lessmann / Voss. The debut album, ‘Rock is Our Religion’, is scheduled for a release on July 22nd this... Continue Reading →

HELLOWEEN announce ‘Best Time’ and starts touring

Helloween announced a vinyl single called ‘Best Time’ on May 20th, 2022 and equally exciting is the start of their tour. Together with Swedish metal icons Hammerfall, Helloween starts the ‘United Forces’-tour tomorrow at Manchester Academy in Manchester, UK. The grand finale will take place one year later on May 6th, 2023 in Hamburg. And... Continue Reading →

Review UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER ‘My Way’

One week after Ronnie Romero released an album, full of cover songs, German metal pioneer Udo Dirkschneider presents his newest effort. No doubt, there can be a discussion about sense and nonsense of such an album although I have to say that Dirkschneider’s roaring voice adds a special touch to most of the songs. Dirkschneider... Continue Reading →

Review SKULL FIST ‘Paid in Full’

The month of April provides a lot of interesting stuff for folks in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors clinched a playoff berth, the Blue Jays have their opening weekend at Rogers Center and next to the sports scene also the Toronto metal community can enjoy good news. Metal maniacs Skull Fist unleash their fourth album ‘Paid... Continue Reading →

Review INCITE ‘Wake Up Dead’

‘Wake Up Dead’ is the beginning of a new era for Incite. Having signed a deal with Atomic Fire Records allow the band to reach a much wider fanbase and ‘Wake Up Dead’ marks the starting point of the endeavor. Less new though are some of the songs on ‘Wake Up Dead’. The album feels... Continue Reading →

Review MESHUGGAH ‘Immutable’

Umeå-based metal architects Meshuggah never make it easy for listener to dive into their music and records. Heavy, filigree, fragile and brutal, that is what characterized the sound of the Swedish metal veterans and their newest effort ‘Immutable’ doesn’t change this basic direction. Meshuggah are trailblazers when it comes to complex extreme metal and the... Continue Reading →

Review 8 KALACAS ‘Fronteras’

8 Kalacas (spoken: Ocho Kalacas), newcomer of the year? The band from Orange County is at least a candidate for such an award. The seven guys and their music is a very exciting blend, musical caffeine. Imagine if Sepultura would team up with Suicidal Tendencies to start a project with a lot of ska-elements. If... Continue Reading →

MICHAEL SCHENKER announce a new MSG-album

Guitar wizard Michael Schenker just announced a new album. ‘Universal’ is the title of the upcoming longplayer of Michael Schenker Group (MSG). The release of ‘Universal’ is scheduled for May 27th and the album will come via Atomic Fire Records. ‘Universal’ also features a lot of guest appearances. Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal... Continue Reading →

Review AMORPHIS ‘Halo’

Amorphis is a constant deliverer of very well-forged metal since 1992 when the band from Helsinki, Finland premiered with ‘The Karelian Isthmus’. The break-through came one year later with the ‘Tales from the Thousand Tales’ and what followed was an impressive journey through the worlds of heavy metal. Rooted in northern death metal, the band... Continue Reading →

Review MYSTIC CIRCLE ‘Mystic Circle’

Mystic Circle are certainly no strangers. The band from Ludwigshafen, Germany has its beginnings in the early 90s and tossed the debut album 'Morgenröte - Der Schrei nach Finsternis' on the scene in 1996.It was in 1999 when a caesura took place. A. Blackwar left the band, leaving Beelzebub as the only remaining founding member.... Continue Reading →

AMORPHIS launch a new song

The new Amorphis album 'Halo' will hit the shelves in less than a month and to create extra excitement, the band unleashed with 'On the Dark Waters' a next song. Directed by Pekka Hara, the video was recorded in the winterly Finnish nature, a scenery that fits perfectly to the song itself. 'On the Dark... Continue Reading →

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